Friday, 22 April 2011

In the midst of a migraine

This week I had another migraine, I've been having quite a few recently.  Nathan was great and sorted the boys out whilst I went and buried my head in my pillow. Migraines really do suck, head feels like it's in a burning clamp and sickness. All I ever want to do is fall fast asleep and sleep it off. As I tried to zone out the activity of downstairs kept drawing me back to painful wakefulness though it did have me laughing out loud at points non the less.

'Daddy! Daddy! Ben's pooed in the bath...come quick Daddy it's bisgusting (no spelling error!)'

He must have  then got himself out of the bath leaving Ben wading in his own muck, climbed onto the toilet seat and heckled  the following out of the window...

'Leo...Leo..Ben's pooed in the bath Leo! Leo I'm naked! I'm just a bit naked Leo!'
{How does an 11 year old boy respond to that??!}

Monday, 11 April 2011

An eventful Saturday

Had a great eveing with Nathan's work colleagues on Friday. We went to the Royal York hotel, had food (good in the taste department, small in the potions size -not necessarily a bad thing!)I enjoyed talking to Ashleigh - Graham's girlfriend and found her really easy to talk too. Everyone seems to really like Nathan and have a some what protective attitude towards his standards which I think is nice. When we finally went to bed I was astounded that it was 1:20am - how hardcore are we??!

The room had a great view over the Minster.

In the morning, everyone else (non of whom live near York) had to dash off to various Saturady activites. We however, (who live 10 miles outside York) took a leisurly stroll into the town. Nathan went to a model shop and I went to a fabric shop and a fave haunt 'The Quality used furniture shop' I enjoyed rummaging around their shelves of bric a brac. Nathan commented how he  really loves the fact I bring him in such random shops! I came away with a few plates and a tin full of buttons-result!

The boys had stayed over at mum and dad's. We went to meet them at Isabelle's first birthday party. They'd been really good and Mum told me how sweet Joseph had been when he'd accidently stood on her foot. She'd said 'ouch', he apologised then lay on the floor and kissed it.

It was lovely seeing all the cousins together, playing. Joseph and Emily sang 'See-saw, Majorie door...' as they see-sawed. Ben was of course in his element in the 'Little Tykes car'. He and Jack kept following each other. Isabelle was given plenty of attention from her older cousin Holly who took her for walks.

We had to dash off as it was the Bowen's surprise party. It was a lovely night and I think they were genuienly surprised (despite the fact someone had put it on our ward online calender as the Bowen's surprise party!!) President and Sister Lindley(the mission president) and Elder Wilson (a returned missionary) came too. There was some country dancing; primary sang God be with you til we meet again (lovely);Josh Hatton had done a fab job with putting together a slideshow of photos and people's memories; Gill Cole was busily beavering away to complete the scrapbook for them. The finale was the YM performing a specially composed song. In the event, there were only 2 YM present on the night so they drafted in the Bishop, the Stake YM president (Steve Laurance, Eric our new member, oh and Andy Yoward- the ward YM president and lyricist to 'Bowenian Rhapsody' - very funny and the Pontefract members seemed to take the digs at Pontefract in good spirit- we hope!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

General Conference weekend

Loved General Conference weekend.
So in specifics I loved -

 Elder Scott's talk about marriage and family and Elder L Robbins talk about being and doing.

 Joseph talking about seeing the prophet 'Thomas Monson' and when looking at the apostles and being asked who they were he replied - 'Thomas's friends'

Being in Bradford with family and seeing friends especially Jennie and her girls Grace and Eve.

Meeting Eva Stewart - having a cuddle with lots of smile and her talking to me.

Elder Holland's comment about to trying to do FHE inspite of the bedlam your bedlamites maybe inflicting!!

Listening to Thomas S Monson.

The cake I made for mum's birthday and the journal covers I made for her and Carol too!

My mum

Being a mum

Things a mum loves

Just made my day :)