Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sports Day

My best girl at her post-Sports Day picnic!
Fabulous day for it - and all the better as far as Rosie's concerned because I brought her egg sandwiches! (They're her favourites but far too stinky to have in her lunch box normally!) I even gained some 'good Mum' brownie points by taking her an ice lolly in a chiller bag!
Roll on the summer holidays!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gappy smiles!

Rosie was very excited to finally lose her first tooth on Saturday morning, and even more excited to leave it out for the tooth fairy on Saturday night!
Can't believe my girl is losing her baby teeth - it doesn't seem five minutes since they were arriving!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Yay, no stabilisers!

We finally bit the bullet this morning and took the stabilisers off Rosie's bike. 
An hour later, no grazes at all and she's off like a rocket! Have posted a link to a little video below. 
Well done Rosie-Pie, that's another life skill you can tick off the list!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter one and all - hope you all had a lovely time.
Rosie had a great time meeting the Easter Bunny and the Mad Hatter at the garden centre (along with an egg hunt, biscuit decorating, a present of a cuddly sheep AND a delicious cooked breakfast!)
Charlie's a bit big to sit on the Easter Bunny's knee these days, but he fully got into the spirit of things with excessive chocolate consumption!
Another nice day planned today - off to an escape room later. (Both kids are very into escape rooms at the moment - for the uninitiated, basically you're locked into a themed room and have an hour to solve loads of cryptic puzzles to get yourself out!) So we'll be trying to escape a mad queen's castle this morning, and then heading into town - Pete's going to take the kids for a wander while I cash in the spa voucher he got me for my birthday. Bring it on - I'm feeling relaxed already!
We're all looking forward to the Easter holidays - two weeks stretching ahead of us. We've got lots of fun stuff planned (along with some homework - sorry kids...) and Pete's got a few days off next week too, so it'll be lovely for us all to spend some time together.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve...

Ok, I know - two posts in as many days - I'll give you a moment to recover from the shock...

So, today has been lovely. We were up earlyish and headed off to Cheltenham for our annual trip to see Father Christmas on a steam train. The roads were quiet and we had a fab journey with carols on the radio all the way.
The train ride is always really mellow - not at all commercialised, and signals the start of Christmas for us.
Father Christmas was chatty and the home-made mince pies, as always, were fabulous.
Then we headed off to the cathedral in Gloucester for the carol service - you simply can't beat belting out Hark the Herald accompanied by brilliant choristers and a mahoosive pipe organ!
So now we're back home, and just waiting for Father Christmas to arrive!
Charlie was showing Rosie the NORAD Santa tracker earlier, so I keep hearing a little voice whispering down the stairs: "Where is he now Mum?" (For the record, he's currently in Malawi, on his way to Mozambique!!)
So there's nothing much left to do now, apart from to watch (another!) carol service on the TV and make sure everything is ready for what is likely to be a rather early wake-up call!
Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!