Showing posts with label #Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Easter. Show all posts

Friday, 30 March 2018

... Haircuts, Dinosaurs and Hoppy Easter ...

I haven't really done a personal update in a while, so I thought now would be a good time to a little update on what we have been up to recently.

I've been having a non-planned social media break.
I've found that I haven't really posted much in the last few weeks and it has been quite nice just enjoying life without a phone in my hand.

I have been pretty busy with coursework and writing my first TMA.
The boys have mainly been busy with school and sports clubs.


A couple of weeks ago it was World Book Day and the boys all dressed up,
Ru went as Roo the Roaring Dinosaur,
Alex went as a Monster who loves Underpants... I did take a picture, but I can't find it on my phone :(
Oscar went as a Star Wars Storm Trooper as he didn't want to dress as a proper book character and Noah went as Harry Potter.


Link was neutered, and it was a trickier operation than expected as they had to take out all his intestines to find his hidden testical.
He had a cone on for 10 days, and we had to make sure he didn't suffer from internal bleeding and we had to keep him in the lounge to stop him going up the stairs or jumping around too much.
After the 10 days, he was desperate to get out of the lounge and have his collar taken off!

new house plant we found in Tesco's for £2.50


I got this awesome shirt to wow the kids in reception but unfortunately, it isn't long enough in the arms and my tattoos are on the show. So I need to find a thin long sleeved top to wear underneath. I have however worn it out and about and it has received lots of good comments!

 

My first proper TMA was marked and I was over the moon with the score...
84%!!
I just hope I can beat that on my next one.

I also finally got round to getting my hair sorted, my greys are all gone, my very old graduated bob is now evened out and I have highlights!!





The boys all had haircuts yesterday and they are all very pleased with them and I keep catching them looking in the mirror and touching their heads!


This morning we took the boys to a local church hall to join in with some Easter Crafts and hear the Easter Story. The boys all really enjoy joining in with the Church community and it's nice to see them doing something other than playing on the Xbox!


We are spending Easter Sunday at Jon's parents and Helen has planned a special egg hunt for all the boys.
Last year they had a great time running around their garden looking for the clues, so they can't wait for this year's hunt. 


Our Easter fireplace.
Easter Bonnet Parade Ready.









































I hope you all have a lovely Easter
x

Dinosaur shirt - www.shein.co.uk
Pink and White Plant Pot  - www.thetrianglehouse.co.uk 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Our Easter Weekend In Photo's

With having spent the first two weeks of the boys Easter holidays stuck indoors thanks to the chicken pox, it was lovely to get out for the Easter Weekend.

We went to Jon's parents for a nice lunch and an egg hunt.
Jon's sister and her family came too, so it was nice to spend the day with all the family.


Jon's mum had been super busy organising two egg hunts. 
One for the twins and Ru and one for Sam and Noah.



The younger boys had to run around the middle part of the garden hunting out 8 plastic eggs, then once they had them all they had to piece together the puzzle which was inside the eggs which would then point them in the right direction of their eggs!






Then the older two had a quiz sheet which lead them to different points all over the garden.
They then ended up with a bunch of random letters, which they had to put into a word.
Luckily for them Jon gave the answer away and they didn't have to work their brains too hard!



After the eggs were demolished the boys all went in the pool and hot tub!
Hard life or what?!?!


The boys are little water babies and really enjoy splashing around.




Even Ru loved hopping around in the hot tub!


After all the hot tub fun we then had an amazing dinner and a few glasses of wine.

Our Monday was spent heading into Kings Lynn to get my eyes tested.
Which resulted in me having to order new glasses.


What did you guys get up to over the Easter Weekend.




Monday, 10 April 2017

My Good Egg




This Easter I've teamed up with The Co Op to celebrate the in our lives.



My Good Egg is Jon.

Why?

Because every day he wakes up in immense pain, pain so bad that I can't even imagine how bad, but yet he puts on a brave face for me and the boys and goes about being the best daddy and partner he can be.

He's broken his back twice, has had countless operations, has had disks removed and screws fixed in, screws taken out and now is on the waiting list to have a pain stimulator fixed into his spine.
With the hope that actually takes the focus away.
He could have big surgery again, but the risks out weigh the positives.

Because of his back pain he also suffers really bad anxieties, which make leaving the house a daily battle.
When I suggest doing something out of the blue it will normally end up in a massive argument.
I am learning to be more understanding and try and plan things which I want to do a few days ahead of when I want too.

It's a learning curve for both of us, he's learning to say yes more and I'm learning to be more accepting.

I'm not the most patient person, so for him putting up with me he really is my Good Egg!!!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Make Your Own Chocolate Lollies This Easter.

Everyone enjoys Easter eggs at Easter but why not change things up a little and make your own lollies to give out to friends and family?!


We were recently sent the Chocolate Lolly Maker from John Adams to have a go with and see how good our lolly making skills were.

Inside the box you have everything you need minus the chocolate to make the lollies,
Lolly Wrapper Unit
4x Lolly moulds - hearts, flower, bunny and pony
2x lolly mould holders
8x message moulds
Chocolate melting unit
Spoon and stirrer
Re-usable sticks
Gift bags for wrapping
Ribbons.


We used milk chocolate chips to make our lollies.
We filled the chocolate melting station with hot water from the tap and the boys each took a turn in stirring the chocolate until it melted.


The boys each picked a mould and a secret message and then poured on the chocolate using the spoon provided.
We then placed them in the fridge, but if you place them in the freezer you'll get better results.


After half an hour the lollies were done and ready to wrap up.

The boys were telling me how they wanted to make some for their teachers, but they had to make sure they were 100% tasty before handing them out.

They turned out really well and we were all really impressed with them.
The boys wrapped up their lollies and made me tie the ribbon around them before heading out into the garden to have a taste test.


All the boys gave their lollies a thumbs up and now Alex and Oscar are keen for me go and buy some more chocolate chips so they can make some more ready to hand out to family over Easter.


So if your after gifting something different this year, definitely try out the John Adams Chocolate Lolly maker.

You can buy one from The Entertainer for £20