Thursday, August 30, 2007

Random Pics...

Sian looking down a cardboard tube. I love how this came out!

Sian and Beth at Paultons Park on the Kids "Log Flume" Sian was a smidge too short for me to let her on the big ride (she wanted to go, and would have loved it)

Sian and Beth on the Ladybirds. The girls went on more rides than Clive and I did in the end LOL. Ah well.

Even Daddy's can nurse if the babe wants it enough! I always knew he had a feminine side ;o)

All dressed up to go round the chocolate factory. Beth wouldn't keep the hairnet on so she ended up in the stroller with the hood up (which she hates just as much as hats)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cookery Lesson

today we baked an apple cake with fresh apples. mmm. mind you, we have NOOO idea how it came out yet! i'll find out later i hope.


4tbsp (appr. 4oz) self raising flour
4tbsp (appr. 40z) caster sugar
4 oz (ish!!) butter
2 medium eggs
2 large(ish) cooking apples, peeled & grated
1tsp cinnamon

grease a cake tin well and bake in a preheated oven at 200 for 20mins (roughly)

Beth counted out the spoons of sugar- wiht a little assistance. Sian did the flour all by herself and then they "miscked" those two ingredients together. Both kids (with help) cracked an egg into the mix and stirred it. Then Mama added the butter and apple/cinnamon mix and we gave it a good ol' stirring together. add a couple of kisses for luck! transfer to greased cake tin. give the kids the bowl to lick out and put in hot oven.

Paulton's Park

Requires a picnic for 9. Yup, nine people. So we went to tescos to get the ingredients for it. The girls had to remember certain items. And Beth excelled as she remembered the milk that Mama forgot! MInd you, she also started eating the cheese triangles before i'd even got to the checkout LOL.

Signing with Justin

aka 20mins in front of the box. There was an episode I've never seen today. The girls both picked up the sign for "digger" and later on, they both used signs around and about. Sian noticed that some toys had been placed in a box so they looked like they were signing "butterfly"

Yesterday we

put on some rock n roll and had a "dance lesson" for 30mins. who said pe had to be football/netball/rounders LOL. Today, Sian tried out some ballet and she's not too bad at a couple of karate moves either (front kick & basic punch) pity i can't get her into a karate session till she's 5.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

we played with

my brother in law's Wii today. Great fun! I was teh only one to KO in the boxing first round. i also found that i can use it in either hand so thats good too. the kids tried the golf (but found that a bit hard) and managed pretty well with bowling. we'll defintley get kids games for them. oh, and yes, we're DEFINTLY getting one for christmas!! the question is (as we're planning on getting it in Nov.) will it stay in the box till christmas??

we were meant to go to a freinds yesterday. in the end i felt so bad with stomach cramps that we didn't. instead, we went to DFS and bought a sofa! about time mind, we've been making do wiht a few chairs. and this one reclines- on both seats!

i also set us up with more tv channels... jsut so we had teh sports for his highness. mind you, i'm looking foreward to haveing someo f th eother channels. and i can also use them for the kids to learn!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

where did my baby go?

Beth has decided that it's "big girl knickers" for her as well. she went from 8.30am to 3.30pm with NO accidents. and then Sian decided that she was going to sit on the potty for 5mins when Beth needed to go. Methinks we may need a new potty chair for Beth LOL

It's not funny but...

i seem to have a HUGE bruise on my humorus (pun intended)i can't *see* it but by heck it hurts to lean on my right elbow. And it aches very easily when i'm doing chores.

I have 4 BOXES

of avon stock in my house at the moment. I'm not sure waht to do with it. Wonder if I'll ever get an answer as to how much it will cost me to hire the creative space up at the hub. that would be an ideal space as ALL the mums go there at some point. And they can also get a coffee (tea/juice), use the library or make use of stay and play.

Clive finished work

for the summer Saturday. He has a whopping 2wks off. And he's working tomrow! Ah well. I have pinned him down to a trip to Swindon to see a freind on Saturday and we're going to for a trip on AUG 22. now, will i get my pics off the camera before we go.. and will i remember to download the ones i take when we're at the theme park? We shall see LOL