Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Snaps

Just a few random photos from January, because I don't want to forget these moments

Friday, 29 January 2016

A Birthday Tea for Nanny

My parents came to stay with us for a week and we were able to celebrate my mum's birthday with her whilst they were here. The girls made and decorated a pretty cake for their Nanny and we enjoyed a lovely birthday tea together.

Happy Birthday Mum!
We love you!

Lily and Emma enjoyed making and decorating Nanny's birthday cake

Somebody couldn't wait for the party to start!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Our Star of the Week

Little Emma was over the moon to be her class Star of the Week this week. She has been wanting it for so long, and this week she finally had her chance to bring Barney Bear home to spend the week with us. She was a very happy girl! Barney was a good sport and didn't object to being dressed in a tutu and enjoyed meeting the rest of the family. He got to spend the weekend at Nanna and Grandad's house with us, got taken to the cinema and even got to play in the snow. Emma had such a lovely week with him. On his last night with us, I put together a teddy bears' picnic to surprise Emma when she got home from school. It was a lovely way to end her special week with the much-loved class teddy bear. She was so sad to have to give him back!

Well done on being Star of the Week, Emma!
We are very proud of you!

A surprise teddy bears' picnic for our little Star of the Week


Friday, 15 January 2016

Alex in the Snow

We have been poorly served for snow in the past couple of years and this winter has proven particularly disappointing. We awoke to a light dusting of snow this morning which was barely enough to cover the ground. With the older three at school (much to their dismay!), I thought I would take Alex outside to see what he thought of it. I dressed him up in a snowsuit that was too small and some snow boots that were too big and we took a stroll behind the house.

He really wasn't sure what to make of it and seemed quite confused that everything looked so different. He was particularly funny when he noticed the snow accumulating on the top of his boots. He had been quite pleased with his new boots when I put them on and was most distressed that they were getting dirty. Alex likes things nice and neat and gets upset when his hands are dirty, so to find his lovely new boots getting covered in this peculiar white stuff was mildly distressing! Nothing a little reassurance from Mummy couldn't put right. We didn't stay out for long and by the time we picked the others up from school later in the day it had mostly melted. At least we managed our little walk in the snow first.

Probably looking at his boots

Pointing to the snow on his boots!