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

Monday, 20 November 2017

...Wedding Photos...


We just received our professional photos!
Over 700 of them, I'm not sharing them all but he a just a handful of my favourites.
Jon and I both hate our photograph being taken so we were extra judgemental over all the ones of ourselves but the more I look at them, the more I start to like them.


Matthew from Mdknightphotography really was great and managed to capture everyone having a great time.

The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better. 
My mum did a fab job at being my wedding planner and without her it wouldn't have been what it was.

It wasn't a big do it was very small and low key, but that is just how Jon and I wanted it to be.
I'm not going to say too much as I could ramble on for years. 
I'll probably write a proper post when I find the right words on how to describe it.

Enjoy x


Ru and his Uncle Ben



Ozzy and Veronica our Reverend.





Father of the Bride!

Isla & Esme my nieces.



The vows

Noah getting to do his bit..

The best men - Nicky and Steve

My mum doing her reading

Jon's sister Jenni doing her reading




Mum, Dan (my brother) Dad and the twins.

My gramps

After the Father of the Brides speech



The local Pizza Van.





Dan and Isla.







Sam and the twins

My Gran and Dan

Kelly

First dance was with my dad, as Jon can't dance with his back.


My auntie Mel and Cousin Sarah.

Sam

Jenni & Ben

Gramps & Eileen.



Dress - asos
Flowers & Crown - Swaffham Florist
Converse - Schuh
Cake - Buns Of Fun

Monday, 20 March 2017

Low Maintenance Pets for the Kids

“Mum, I want a dog!”

“Mum, why don’t we have a cat?!”

Sound like something your kids say?
If only they realised that it wasn’t as easy as simply buying a cat or a dog and letting it loose in the house. From a child’s point of view having a pet is simple; you feed it, pet it and play with it, but we know it’s a much bigger deal than that. Owning one of those furry friends costs money and takes time and effort to maintain and care for. Keeping them clean, making sure they’re healthy—the list goes on. That’s why you should consider getting a low maintenance pet for your kids instead.

Hermit Crab

These little guys are one of the cheapest pets you could get and also an easy way to introduce your child to the idea of responsibility and pet ownership. Most of the things they require are self-explanatory. 
A plastic aquarium makes for a sufficient living space, be sure to place some gravel on the bottom, with larger rocks, wood, and plants as decoration. Apart from water and food, which can easily and cheaply be bought from a regular pet store, they require a new shell every so often once they outgrow their old one, but that’s also easily bought from a pet store.


Gecko

Much like the hermit crab, a gecko is a very simple and inexpensive pet to own. You can find geckos for sale for no more than $20, or if you feel like spending more, up to $75. The requirements for living space are also very similar; a terrarium, plastic or glass, with some sand at the bottom, rocks and a lamp to heat the terrarium. Geckos eat mealworms, which can be bought at a pet store for just a few cents per serving.

Fish

Another pet that lives inside a glass container, although this one’s filled with water. Fish make great first pets and are one of the cheapest to maintain and care for. 
Of course, there’s different types of fish, each with their own requirements, some more expensive than others. 
A betta fish is the least costly, only requiring a simple glass bowl and food that costs no more than $20 per year. If you feel like owning something different and you have a pond in your backyard, you could consider looking into a koi carp; a slightly larger, exotic fish that looks absolutely beautiful. Costs vary depending on the size, so for more information check out a Koi Carp website
It’s as low maintenance as any other fish, but with the added benefit of looking absolutely amazing.


Rat

Excuse me? Yes, you read that correctly. Even though people might not like the idea of owning one, they’re very inexpensive and make great pets. Contrary to popular belief, rats are actually very affectionate and loving creatures as well as very intelligent. It would typically cost around $300 a year for a rat, including the cost of food, bedding, and toys. Their cage needs weekly cleaning and about an hour of time outside the cage each day.

**This is a collaborative post

Monday, 23 January 2017

Sandringham Woods

Yesterday we headed off to Sandringham with Jon's sister and Nephew Jenni and Sam, and met his mum there for Sunday walk and a chance for all the boys to have some fun away from the house.

Its only a ten minute drive from the house, so really and ideal place to take the boys when they need to run off some energy.


We started off in the play park, which was a playground with all the climbing frames made out of wood.
It really was rather pretty....specially for a playground.
Set in the middle of the woods, a little boys paradise!



Sam and Noah ran off and we found them huddled together on the swing, whilst the twins and Ru enjoyed playing on the slide and in the little hut.




Before they started to moan they were cold, we headed off into the woods.
Sam, Noah and the twins zoomed off and Ru plodded along with us, finding muddle puddles to get stuck in.




The boys all had a great walk and it was lovely to see them enjoying themselves!
We nearly even made a whole trip without one of them crying about something....all until it was time to leave and Alex kicked off a little!
Oscar fell in a freezing muddy puddle and even he didn't cry....and for our number one moaner that was pretty amazing!


They all attempted to climb a tree, but it was a bit on the slippy side and they all had extremely muddy wellies...minus Noah who apparently doesn't need wellies now he's 9!
Though after seeing Sam in his I'm sure he'll now want some.



Ru has always been happiest in the woods, whenever we take him to one he comes right out of his shell and his eyes light up.
The nursery that he's about to attend is in the middle of the woods and they often go out into it.
So I know he will love it there!




On the way back to the car, they all found some holes to jump into.


After they had finished hole exploring they had a race back to the cars.



It was a great way to spend a Sunday and I'm sure we will be back there before we know it.
I might turn it into a weekly thing for Ru as I'm trying to up my parenting game with him as I feel I've lost my mummy mojo and I need to actually do more with him and in return hopefully he will improve.
Nothing good comes from sitting indoors and moaning that he's bored and your bored.
(I had a right old moan last week at Jon and he told me straight I need to sort I out, So now I'm trying to be proactive and have a weekly list of things I can be doing with Ru but thats a whole other post!

What did you get up to at the weekend?