Friday, 16 September 2011

A trip to Tulleys Farm

This morning Alice and I met up with Theresa, Alyssa and Chloe (a little girl Theresa looks after) at Tulleys Farm, which is about 10 minutes from where we live. Alice isn't sleeping as much during the day now so I'm trying to think of places to go and things to do with her.
 Tulleys was fairly busy; a lot of Mum's with young children making the most of the dry weather. We found a table where we could leave the buggies and then took the children to play. Alice was happy sitting in the bark chips with Chloe (who is a couple of weeks older than her but about half her size ;) )while Alyssa played on the slides.
 Unfortunately, both Alice and Chloe were more intent on eating the bark chips than playing with them!
 After the girls had all had a turn on the little slides and the baby swing we sat down to give them a snack. By this stage the sun had come out and it was actually quite warm.
 Alyssa tried all the little snacks I'd taken for Alice and enjoyed them but Theresa said if she gave her the same snacks at home, chances are she wouldn't eat them. Why do children do that? I remember mine being exactly the same.
And this photo was a total fluke ;-)  I held the camera out in front of us and took a photo. Normally I cut heads off when I do that but this one turned out well and I acutally like it :-)

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

This video clip is amazing!!

This video was sent through to Jon by his brother, Jerry. What an amazing man and how inspirational. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Monday, 12 September 2011

A few photos from today :)

Who knew that being a grandma was so much fun! :)

Alice Rose you bring so much sunshine into our lives, we love you so much and are so lucky to have you in our family.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

First day back at school

Yesterday was Emily's first day back at school and the start of her GCSE years. She was a bit nervous going back but had had a good day and had lots to tell when she got home.

In the meantime, I got stuck in in her bedroom trying to pack and sort stuff in preparation for her room makeover. We're going to paint the walls and get some new furniture and, hopefully, put down carpet as the laminate flooring makes the room very cold in winter. I hadn't finished by the time she got home but then had other things to do, so it got left.  I won't get much done today because Alice is here but will hopefully have cleared it by Thursday, ready for painting next week :) 

The house doesn't know what's hit it in the last few weeks ;) I think I must be having an Autumn clean instead of a Spring clean.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Alice walking with her walker

I know the quality of the video isn't brilliant (it was taken with my iPhone) but she's so cute I thought it was worth putting up anyway :)  However, you may want to turn down the sound otherwise you're going to hear me talking the whole way through :op   xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

4D Scan

 When Michelle went for her 20 week scan she had really been hoping she would find out whether they would have a boy or a girl but, unfortunately, baby wasn't co-operating that day and they came away none the wiser.

Well, yesterday, that changed when Michelle and Matthew paid to have a private scan to determine the baby's sex. We had thought it would just be a standard scan again but it turned out it was a 4D scan.  Michelle sent me though some of the scan photos and I've played around with these two in Photoshop Elements to try and get a clearer picture for the blog.
 We're so looking forward to welcoming Lily in November :)  Having seen the scans though it feels like a long time to wait still. No doubt time will fly and she'll be here before we know it.
Now we can start buying girly things again :) :)