Sunday, 31 July 2011

This is why I started a blog!! # 1

Joseph : Mummy I'm going to sing you a song about the temple.

We're going to the temple soon, we're going inside someday. We're going to listen about the holy .......lion

Mummy we're going to say prayers. Fold your arms Mummy.

Dear Heavenkly Father, thank you for the day and we go to Aunty Ann's house and watch Berbie (Herbie) in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

One of those weeks!

Monday - Went to the gym, didn't screw the lid on my water bottle tight enough and it leaked over my trousers and top so I started my workout soggy - nice! Even worse it leaked onto my digital camera and now it won't work :(

Tuesday - In a rush to get Joseph to his swimming lesson on time whilst busting for the loo. Sent him off then sprinted to the toilets, just as I was about to relieve myself I heard a splash - new iphone down the loo. Moment of panic, quick reflexes fished it out. (Funnily the desperation to go to the loo vanished) the screen dimmed and the sound wasn't working. Frantically txt Nathan - 'Goggle what to do when iphone falls in the loo.' He txt back 'Turn it off and we'll put it in a bag of rice' Bag of rice?????? I am now a convert to this theory as after 24 hours in a bag of rice my phone is back to normal. (I have to admit I did momentarily wonder whether it was possible to keep the rice as boiling it would kill off any germs - right?? But despite the financial climate and counting all our pennies a full bag of rice has been disposed of!!)

Wednesday - With my phone being in the rice, this day wasn't the best to miss the bus home from the gym. Saw it, ran for it, flip flop fell off, bent over to put flip flop back on, purse fell out, well and truly missed the bus! Stood at the reception in Abbey Leisure for 20 mins trying to get in touch with Nathan to no avail, rang Sharnee to ask her to pick up Joseph from school, rang school twenty billion times to let them know about arrangements only got the answer phone - glad it wasn't a major disaster.

Thursday - Trip to Bridlington with the toddler group. Up bright and early felt slightly smug about how organised I was. Walked to the castle - lots of empty cars, no bus and no crowd of mum n kids?? Heart sinks - have a I got the wrong time???? Was it in fact a 9:00am set off instead of 9:30am??? Joseph starts to cry ' I want to go to the beach Mummy, I want to got to the beach' I try to call a couple of the mums thinking ' why did no one call me? Rang Nathan with the intention of driving Joseph to the beach. Just as we were about to go home, I saw another mum from the group who wasn't going on the trip, I sheepishly said 'I must have got the wrong time' She looked confused and replied ' Oh I thought they were meeting at the school' 'At school??!' With a glimmer of hope, we ran as fast as possible with the heavy ladened pushchair (nappy bag, beach bag, car seat, two buckets and spades, picnic rug) round the corner and there was the coach and we were only.... 15 minutes late!!! You could say it was a little embarrassing climbing on the packed bus to the sound of babies wailing. Everyone was very nice about it and pretended they'd be collecting the money and doing a headcount so we hadn't really slowed them down! The day out itself, though it seemed to take forever to get there and back, was lovely. The boys dug, and ran after bubbles.  Joseph made a track for Lightning and Mater in the sand. He and Ngaika loved paddling in the surprisingly warm sea. 

Friday - Up and out for the 9:20am bus. Joseph did really well running alongside me as I power walked from Selby centre to the new hospital to get there for Ben's 10am hearing test. Got there at 9:55am - impressed. The lady took our form and went to book us in on the system, she returned; 'I'm sorry love by this appointment is for next month!' 15/08/11 - so we'll be back in August! Note to self - stop rushing!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Happy Father's Day (not even a month since it's been n gone and I'm doing this post - how on the ball am I?)

I think I'll turn this series of photos into a flip book.

 Love how it's left on a cliffhanger  - what was inside the wrapping duh, duh, duuuuuuuuh?    ( A classic rainbow CD if you must know - pretty random!)

Monday, 4 July 2011

Belated 30th trip to the big smoke

Nathan and I escaped to London for a belated '30th birthday' trip - only 18 months after the event!! We dropped off two happy boys at Grandma and Grandad's and headed to the big smoke. Thursday night we were in for a treat as 'Thriller Live' was brilliant. It made me feel like dancing and by the end of the night the whole audience was up on our feet dancing to 'Billie Jean, Bad, Smooth Criminal and Black or White' 

Friday, Nathan was really sweet and practically let me plan the whole day taking in places I'd like to see, with his only request being that we went to Hamley's toyshop to get something for the boys.

So we went there first and decided it was pretty much a rip off! It was next door to Anthropologie and they had some gorgeous things in though quite 'rippy-offy' too - great for ideas though. Liberty department store did not disappoint and I really think Nathan went the extra mile by not complaining about me dragging him up the entire length of Portebello Road market!

We decided the risk the queue at Wimbledon and timed it unknowingly spot-on. We did have to queue for 70 minutes and didn't get through with the inital group at 5pm. However, 10 minutes later they let in another 600 people and at a discounted rate of £5 instead of £11 - fabulous!

We watch Murray's second set against Nadal on screens in court 2. Then headed to Henman Hill, where a kind lady gave us her tickets for court 1 where some veteran doubles were playing. Murray was in a downhill spiral so we opted for the live tennis. It was actually great fun, senior men's doubles is played in a great spirit with lots of good humour thrown in amongst the varying skill levels. 

Satisfied we were heading out of the grounds when I saw on the bill board that Goran Ivanisevic was playing doubles on court 18 - we headed back in. Ivanisevic with Krajicek against Bjorkman and Woodbridge - what a treat, loved it.

We had a really lovely time together and it was great to relax and go at our pace, wherever we wanted whenever we wanted but then it was also lovely to get back to our boys on saturday evening.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

So many things to post about.. where to begin??

Wednesday 29th June. Joseph's first sports day.

 You did great in the effort department, fab with your 'starting technique',  you need just a little polishing in your' finishing techniques' and well, you were excellent in  the entertainment category!! 

I was crying with laughter at certain points such as when you seemed to be deliberately falling over during the balance the hoop on the head race. Why did you keep falling to the ground going 'Whoah!' I wondered? Daddy then pointed out to me that you were obviously trying to keep the falling hoop on your head and so was falling with it - clever thinking really.

 Then there was the bean bag race where you collected your three bean bags  really well and then instead of racing to the end went to collect some other racers bean bags too!! 

The sprint start to the egg and spoon race ended predictably and the fall just at then end of the running race when you were in the lead just rounded up a very eventful 40 minutes. You were brill, you never stopped smiling and you made us all smile too! xx

Love how the Reception teacher is trying hard to stop laughing!