Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Twas night before Christmas.

  'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house,
 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
 The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
 In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
 The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
 While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads,
 And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
 Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap-
 When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
 I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
 Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
 The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
 Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
 When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
 But a minature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
 With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
 I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
 More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
 And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:
 "Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
 "On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixem;
 "To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
 "Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
 As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
 So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
 With the sleigh full of Toys - and St. Nicholas too:
 And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
 The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
 As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
 Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound:
 He was dress'd all in fur, from his head to his foot,
 And his clothes were all tarnish'd with ashes and soot;
 A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
 And he look'd like a peddler just opening his pack:
 His eyes - how they twinkled! his dimples how merry,
 His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
 His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
 And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
 The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
 And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
 He had a broad face, and a little round belly
 That shook when he laugh'd, like a bowl full of jelly:
 He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
 And I laugh'd when I saw him in spite of myself;
 A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
 Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
 He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
 And fill'd all the stockings; then turn'd with a jerk,
 And laying his finger aside of his nose
 And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
 He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
 And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
 But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
 Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Dont you just love that christmas poem. Tonight we have been into the village for the chrsitmas carol service which happens every year in the centre of the village. It is a gd turn out of people but this year it was frezzing cold. Just as we left are house mum could not stop coughing with the cold air so it was decided that she and Dad would stay at home.
When we got home Mum had made us all hot choclate with marshmellow and we all got a new sack filled with chrsitmas eve Pj's. The boys got so excited and we had to put them on right away.
 After putting are new pj's on we sat down to watch The snowman and the snowdog. Every year i always get the boys a build the bear and this year i got them the snowdog. So when we were watching the film i gave them the dogs when that bit of the film came on. When they squeezed its paw it says Merry Christmas (boys name) I love you to the moon and back.
 We could not forget to put the mince pie and homemade cookies out for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph. I think you can understand why Santa is round.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Three more sleeps

I can't believe we only have three more sleeps left till the big man comes to see us. The boys are getting really excited now. The Boothman clan are once again coming to spend Christmas with us which is great. The best part is seeing the boys faces in the morning now we would not see that if they stayed at home.

Today we went to the local garden centre to have breakfast with the big man. It was not really how I thought it would be ie that he did not have breakfast he came after. Also they had an entertainer on before breakfast so by the time he finished we were all hungry. I don't think we will do it again but both boys enjoyed it and that's the most important thing.

 Buddy and Holly came with us. I think they are missing Santa a little.

 Meeting the big man himself in his grotto woz great fun

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

4 Today

Its Archie's 4th Birthday today I can still remember when Em and G gave us a Christmas card say Auntie to be. I got it but it took Mum a few mins to realise what it ment. We were aall over the moon and could not wait for him to arrive. Now he is turning 4 and i dont know where these 4 years have gone.He is growing up to be an amazing little boy. He is so clever with his numbers and shapes some of the shapes he comes out with i don't even know.

Here are a few pictures i took of him on his birthday. Coming down the stairs with his birthday balloon. I did not catch him with four things so got five instead.
Archie loves lego and he wanted a number four cake so this is what Em came up with.
i made this banner for him as you can see its based around Lego.
He got so much lego so i was assigned to make this Chima monster. I must admit i do have fun making them.

Friday, 16 August 2013

New Member

Wow has it been 5 months since i last post. Where has the time gone soon we will be thinking about christmas.

So where have i been. Well i have mostly just been at home going out on a few day trips with the family but that is it. We do how ever have a new member to are family Tilly a little cockapoo. Well i say little she has grown so big since we picked here up. Here is a couple of pictures of her.
                                 First time i meet Tilly and decided she should be my little baby
                          The next two pictures of Tillys first day as a member of the family.

 Tilly is now 5 months old and is getting so big. She is now bigger then our other dog Roxy. This is Tilly on here first walk out. She loves going for walks and we have been to Clumber Park a couple of times now and she loves it. There are lots of new smells for her there.

Roxy are other dog who is 5 years old was not really sure at first but now they love each other and are always playing together. Roxy has also started to play with the toys we buy when before she never bothered. You are probably going to see loads more photos of her now and then on here.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Mother's Day

Today in the UK is Mothering Sunday. Which as you can guess is all about the mum's, nannies godmothers in the world. It is a religious thing but i think most people do it so we can show the love to the women in are life.

Today we took Mum and Em out for Sunday lunch which was really nice. Then spent the afternoon just chilling out. Poor Archie has started with a temp so he's just been chilling out and watching Lego on the iPad.

This year i got Mum two Chamilla charms and i did her a layout to showing how she is not just my Mum but also my best friend. I think it turned out really great and she loved it.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Any one there

I'm just taping on the monitor screen to see if anyone is out there. Hello you there lol

Its has been months since i last posted and i feel bad because this year i so wanted to keep up with blogging. I guess i am just bad at it and its not like i can't stop for 30mins to write a post .

So what has been happening in my world since i last posted. Well at the end of January begin of February i was poorly with a really bad virus which really effected me. Thank god i have a really good Dr who has know me since i was little and really help me out.

Then in February Mum and Em both had Big birthdays a week apart from each other. As the best Sister/daughter i got them both a Kitchen aid which they loved. I did tell them i was getting them so they could choose the colour. When we first made some cakes with the boys they loved it and just sat watching it go round. I'm hoping Dad might get the add on bits to make ice cream.
One of Em's friends said she would babysit the boys so we could go out to Celebrate both Birthdays. We all got dressed up and went to the local Chinese. The food was so nice and we all had a great time  and now i cant wait till we go back again.  When Em and George got home and said by to Ems friend George went to check on the boys. He went to see Archie first and he could not find him in his room. Looking under the bed and everything. George was getting a little worried now so then went into there bedroom where Henry is sleeping at the mo (long story) only to find Archie had walked into there room with his blanket and cat and got on the bed and gone to sleep. This is not normal to Archie as he never gets out of bed. When Em told her friend the next day she said she heard something but never went to check. That was the first time Em had let someone babysit not sure she will do it again lol

Ok so on to this month which is going to be a busy one as i am going to Sarah's cards retreat again for the weekend. This will be my third time going and i really enjoy it. Meeting different people learning new things and of course the shopping. I all ready have a list of what i would like to buy, it mostly consists of Amy Tangerines new range Yes Please.

Then the week after the retreat i am going to Art From The Heart for two days to take a class with the amazing Dina Wakley. I cant wait i love Dina and i have taken her classes before and they where amazing. Dina has her own way of stamps and stencils which i love and i am waiting to get her new Silhouette stencils to come in. Also Dina has got a new book out called  Art Journal Freedom which is full of amazing techniques and projects.

Hopefully i will be posting from the retreat and after i get back from Art from the heart so keep watching out for those posts