Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Our local museum.

By Saturday afternoon we had barely left the house and I was needing to get the two little ones out. Lj loves our local museum and requested that she take us there...she knows it best having visited with school and her Grandparents. She calls it the toy museum which surprised me because although it is probably going on for 30yrs since I was last there, I don't remember any toys. So off we trotted for an explore. It turns out that the 'toys' are little crafts and a box of very nice puzzles, books and puppets which don't seem to have anything to do with the exhibition but are to happily keep the kids amused while an adult can browse, albeit in my case the browse was extremely limited owing mainly to an energetic toddler. Going to a museum or an art gallery for me is similar to going for a walk in the forest or through a pretty garden. I find them a chance to breathe and take in something new, away from the chores and daily tasks. So it brings me great delight when I visit and watch my children engage at their own speed and ability, enjoying the environment as much as I do.

Afterwards we had a quick play on The Mall before Calvin decided it was dinner time and time for home.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Autumn tidy up

From Lj to Daddy

From Lj to Daddy picking up on his current love/obsession with Cacti!

I love it when my children write me little notes...even if they come from an unpleasant experience!

I'm in the midst of an autumn tidy up. Perhaps it is because we have a large skip in the drive so it is easy to get rid of things or maybe because the start of a new school year feels like new beginnings and time to get rid of the old. Or is it just because the days are bright and fresh and I feel energised (as much as you can with a new born) to clear out. Anyway in tidying up I sorted the kids display wall, keeping rid of a lot , scanning some (like the above) and leaving some in place.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Meet Sue, Babs, Starlight and Eva. After a rocky start of me having to chase them around at night to get them into bed they have now settled in and started laying. 

Back to school

This was not taken on the first day back as it took me a few days to get into the swing of getting them all out the door and into the car before 8.30am. Getting my camera out was the last thing on my mind! MJ has gone into P6 while Lj is now in P4.

Summer 2017 #1

It is almost two months since I last posted...two months of school holidays... two months that have gone by in a flash and rolled in a few changes.

I am currently sat in the car with my two sleeping babies in the back. Oh yes, two sleeping babies now and sitting in the car while they sleep has become a norm, my make shift office.. today I even have a cup of tea and with wonderful 3G I can catch up on all my messages and even do a little organising and planning.

Growing everyday

Photos of Calvin are few with life being full of the everyday. I'm determined to keep documenting so blog posts are going to be a tad random and probably not even in chronological order!

Calvin hanging out with his buddy, David.

Everyday Calvin gets lots of love from his big brother who is very affectionate and becoming less heavy handed too!

Big sister love.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Lj's 7th Birthday

As usual my birthday pics are very poor...the day always seems to run away from me and I don't get a chance to get clicking!

Lj had the 'best day ever' with a pottery party at Diane Harkness Ceramics. They made cute little bunny pinch pots and watched Diane on the wheel.

It doesn't feel strange for Lj to now be 7 yrs old. I think I have been treating her like a 7 yr old for a long time.