Saturday, May 30, 2009

Isobel's Party

The party ws a greaat success. I hate children's parties, they are my idea of hell on earth, so for me to enjoy it shows it must've been good fun! The children went straight out into the garden when they arrived and painted their own terracotta pot, then came inside and had their faces painted by me. Those two things took up at least an hour of the party and was a fab idea as they all really enjoyed themslves. We put the food out and they ate and played out in the garden, and stroked the Guinea pigs. They then filled their pots with earth and planted two sunflower seeds each. Then right at the end we had a butterfy pinata filed with confetti and sweeties which they all went nuts for.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday

It was Isobel's 5th birthday yesterday. She isn't having a party until next Tuesday, in the half term, but we had my Mum and uncle over yesterday to see her. It's my birthday tomorrow too!

This was Isobel then...

And a few of her now...

Sunday, May 03, 2009

It's been a while

Taylor's football team won their league, so for a treat a few Saturdays ago we took them all to watch Southend United's last game of the season. They had no idea where they were going. They even had a small article in the programme, which was the best bit as it's something he can treasure forever.

I've been very busy trying to complete my course the last few weeks and I'm almost there now. My final essay went in last week, what a relief that was! I just have the final block of coursework, revision, and then the exam on the 17th June in London. I can't wait to get it all over and done with for a few months. I'm probably going to have to hold off on year two until I go back to work anyway, as I can't see the training department signing it off if I'm still on maternity leave. I've been glad to see the back of it recently, but this week I seem to have a renewed vigour for it and want to try and get the whole course done in a few years.

It's Isobel's birthday in a week, and in true mental fashion I've decided to have the party at home and do the entertaining myself. It was going to cost about £200 for her to have it elsewhere, and I'm way too tight to pay that. She's having fifteen friends over and we are painting flowerpots in the garden, which the children will be planting a seed into to take home. I'll make sure I post photos of the finished pots. It should be fun, I hope the kids enjoy it!

I can really see me in Christian at the moment, which is nice as they all end up looking like their Dad eventually. I'm making the most of the family resemblance. When Isobel was little I really though she looked like me...until I met Christian that is! Holy doppelgänger Batman, it's the same baby!