Saturday, 31 December 2011

Our Dec 2011

So before the year 2011 is's a round up of some of my phone photos from December.
There's quite a few!

1. The first snow of December.
2. Pushing the Ethan sized trolley in Ikea.
3. Bobo wearing socks to keep his feet warm!
4. Essential Christmas viewing (and I still remember most of the words!)
5. The second snow of December.
6. Enjoying an early Christmas present from Grandma and Grandpa!
7. The beautiful life-size nativity set in St. Andrew's square.
8. Very glittery Christmas crafts!
9. A raspberry tiramisu...I knew there was a valid reason I was addicted to pinterest!!!
10. Creative gingerbread men, women and butterflies.
11. The creative team.
12. What we left for Father Christmas.
13. Enjoying another Christmas present from Grandma and Grandpa.
14. A Christmas t-shirt from mummy!
15. A birthday mug for me from Alison.
16. Treating mummy to a birthday lunch at cafe blush.
17. The advent calendar.
18. Brie and basil homemade bread.
19. A bright, full moon at the start of the day.
20. Real reindeer on Princes Street.
21. Tucking into a slice of lemon!
22. Cute sleeping!
23. Waiting for daddy to come home.
24. Enjoying the Ethan-sized kitchen and making bread like daddy!
25. What to play with next?!

Friday, 30 December 2011

A week of celebrating!


As my birthday is just 4 days after Christmas, the last week of December is a celebration packed few days for me. There has been lots of time with family, lots of chilling out, lots of reading and some glitter nail varnish!

My highlights of the last few days include:
*Ethan saying 'Happy Birthday Mummy!' to me at various times yesterday...absolutely precious!
*Wonderful and thoughtful gifts from family and friends...I am very blessed.
*Quality time with my two favourite men.
*Glitter nail varnish...sorry, I think I'm addicted to it! (Seriously, I'm trying to work out if I can get away with wearing it for the rest of the year!!!)

I have lots to chat about and share and a few new things hopefully in the new year, including getting back to blogging on some sort of a regular basis.

I'm not really one for resolutions at New Year, but there are some things in my life that I would like to work on, to see change and growth, to become better as a woman, wife, mother, friend and follower of Jesus. For this reason I have decided to put together a list of 12 things for 2012. I will spend a little bit of time over the next few days detailing my 12 things and expanding on why I've chosen to include them in the list for this year. 12 might seem like quite a lot of things to work on but, as we will see, some are more involved and serious than others. I'll not give anymore details now but leave you hanging, waiting for more...

But before I do sign off, I'd like to wish anyone reading this a Happy New Year and hope you have something nice planned to celebrate...even if that is an early night!!!

See you in 2012!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Interact Christmas Fun 2011

Some photos from last nights fun...



Monday, 12 December 2011


This is how I would like to spend the rest of the chilly days until spring arrives...

I could easily hibernate right now x

Friday, 9 December 2011

More updates...

So, I'm totally behind in posting the photos from my phone so here are October and November...
October 2011

1. Christmas outfits spotted while shopping...and no, I wasn't tempted!
2, 3, 4 & 5. Fun in the park
6. Bible overview!
7. Taking Noah and the Ark to bed
8. Chatting up the old ladies at the cafe!
9. Educational bedtime reading!
10. Alternative use for a hood!
11 & 12. Dressing up as a monkey!

November 2011

1. Christmas decoration up at the Dome already (literally the 1st Nov!)
2. Homemade beetroot and kale pizzas...yummy!
3. Two favourite and the prospect of/potential for cupcakes!
4. The fairy tent at nursery!
5. Matching the shapes with their pictures in the book
6 & 15. First finger painting session at home...went pretty well!
7. A tube of all pink smarties to cheer me up.
8. Carrying the fennel home!
9. Taking out current favourite book to nursery
10. Mmmm, fish fingers, potatoes and peas!
11. Yummy butterfly for mummy!
12. Wearing a new hat made by Grandma
13. Hiding legs!
14. Chilling out!
15. See above
16. Dried apple art!

Happy Friday xxx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Quick update - 18 & 19 months

So, I haven't posted for a while. Things have been a little busy over the last few weeks but everything seems to have calmed down now.
I'm well ahead with the Christmas shopping...just 3 presents left to buy!
And I've now (almost) completed my study response for this term for Inter:act.

I have a few posts in the pipeline (in my head) but for now I thought I'd just update you with a few photos of the cutest wee man in the world (I am biased of course!) and some of the things we've been up to recently.

Tickles with daddy...and yes the paper bunting is from the 1st birthday party nearly 8 months ago!!! I'm sure it will come down soon for Christmas decs to go up!

Compulsory applause after everything!

"Come on Grandpa! Come on Daddy!"

Trying to eat all the raisins at once!