Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Birthday

Uncle Matt!!!

Had a great time seeing you on Saturday and we hope you are having a great Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Truck

Harry really loves his truck

And where ever Harry goes the truck goes with him.

He could have taken to one of his nice wooden toys or a little metal car, but no Harry loves his massive, orange, plastic, £3.99 truck from Sainsburys!

Friday, 20 November 2009


This afternoon I had to take the boys out to do some boring erands with me. After queing in the post office, supermarket and camera shop (where I had to decide which of my 900 photos I should print and which ones to have enlarged for the photo wall, which took a very long time) I decided that they should have a little treat for being so patient. Rather than buying Harry a sugary biscuit I bought them both balloons. Harry got to choose them and after much consideration he decided on a pepa pig one for himself and a Thomas one for Ollie. They both love them and it kept them entertained while I rushed about making dinner in the early evening. Even though Ollie is only five months old he really enjoyed the balloon and sat in his bouncy chair for ages watching it bob up and down.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Ollie's first food

Today I decided to give Ollie his first real taste of food, well baby rice if you can call that food. It was a very different experience to when I gave Harry his first baby rice. With Harry I read all the books on weaning in preparation, brought many different bowls, spoons etc, sterilised everything in sight and even got my Mum to come over and assist with the whole process (in case you are interested this book is the one I found most useful). However, with Ollie I have been far more relaxed and just bought some baby rice a few days ago and decided at lunch time to go for it, so mixed some up in a little bowl and off we went. Ollie thought it was hilarious and laughed the whole time letting the rice fall out of his mouth as he did, I don’t think he actually ate any of the rice but we had lots of fun. Tonight I am making us a big roast dinner so will prepare some extra vegetables, steam them and freeze them into ice cube trays, so I should have a freezer full of little multicoloured ice cubes by tomorrow.

Harry having his first taste of food, check out his mowhawk!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Lets Roll....


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Camp Walker

It was a cold, wet and grey day, so after our usual Tuesday morning toddler group we came home for an afternoon indoors. We turned up the heating, got all cosy and I made Harry a little den (a massive quilt drapped over two chairs with his play matt and cushions inside), something I loved to to with my brothers as a child and Harry loved it to. We read books, did some drawing, played with cars and even ate 'cookie biscuits' (as Harry calls them) inside his den, it was great.

Harry also helped me bake Luke a tea cake. This is a recipe from my Mum and it is the easiest cake ever to make and sooo tasty. 

Soak 150g raisins and 50g of sugar together with a lage cup of tea. Add 1 egg and 300g SR flour. Mix all ingredients together, place in a lined loaf tin and sprinkle with brown sugar and bake at 170 for about 40mins. Enjoy x

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Friday, 6 November 2009

This morning, this made me smile....

Harrys frog wellies and my ballett pumps drying on the hallway radiator after yesterdays duck pond incident. The poster above just summed it all up.

Happy Weekend

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

                                                                                  Fireworks by Harry

A funny story from today
(only funny now hours after the event as I sit here warm and cosy with a cup of tea)

This afternoon we went to Wisley Gardens for a walk with some friends, Harry wore his new frog wellies ready to jump in all the puddles he could find. Everything was going well, the kids were running about together, all of them jumping and splashing in puddles when we went to feed the ducks. They all stood at the waters edge, which has a gentle slope down into the pond, throwing in bread. Harry being Harry kept on going a bit too close and splashing in the shallow water. 'Big puddle Mummy' he kept on saying and I kept on saying 'Harry get back' and 'Harry away from the edge', Harry, Harry, Harry!! eventually I pulled him away. Then while I was distracted by Ollie, Harry made a break for the 'big puddle' and yes you guessed it, Splash!!! Harry was in up to his armpits and I then had to step in to grab him out of the freezing cold duck pond. One very wet toddler and one very wet, embarassed Mummy! At first all I could do was laugh as Harry just stood there stunned, then I got really cross with him.Why is it always my child that does these things? On the drive home I called Luke to tell him what had happened, after checking we were ok he found it all very funny! This was not helping me, so I called my Mum and after a good moan she made me feel better. Harry would not be Harry with out these little adventures and really we do love him for it, he is such an active and spirited little boy. This will be one of those stories we will tell him about when he is older and we will all laugh!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

We are in quarantine ....... Again!

Now my poor little Ollie has chickenpox, he is being a brave boy and is still smiling but wants lots of cuddles, which fine with me
So to say Get better Ollie! I have written this post just about Oliver, my gorgeous baby boy.

Here are some of the reasons why I love you so much:

Because you are always happy
Your big blue eyes and bald head
The way you giggle when we play 'flying Ollie'
Your chubby thighs, I could bite them every time I change your nappy
Your scrummy baby smell
The way you smile at everyone
Because your are just awesome!

Get better soon x