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

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Beach Days

The start of the summer holidays hit us like a bus and we've all struggled to adjust to a new routine, so last Friday we got up had breakfast then headed out the door.
No time for tantrums or any sort of moaning, we walked from our house down to the beach.

As it was early the beach was pretty empty and the tourists were all still in their holiday homes.
So it seemed we had the whole stretch to ourselves.

The boys had a paddle in the sea and enjoyed jumping over the waves, once they decided they were too wet and started getting a bit grumpy I decided to treat them all to morning ice creams.

A bit of a sugar pick me up and a run along the sea they were happy to take on my challenge of finding the smallest shells they could possibly see!
That kept them busy well over 2 hours.

Here are a couple of photos from our morning.



















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 

Sunday, 18 February 2018

... Beach Trips, Eye Tests and Rainbow Roses ...

Half term and another week off for the boys.
We hadn't planned much for this week, seeing as we've only just come back off a holiday.

To kick start the half term we decided to head down to the beach and stretch our legs.


It was lovely as it was practically deserted and we had a nice stretch of beach all to ourselves.


The boys all had a good run around and we had fun writing our names in the sand.



The beach is definitely our happy place.


On Tuesday Jenny came to stay and the boys all had eye test.
For Noah it was his second one and for the rest it was their first.

Noah and Oscar had perfect results.

Alex had to been booked in for another appointment as his results were a bit iffy, so he had to go back today and have some eye drops to enlarge his pupils so they could have a better look.
Everything was fine and he doesn't need glasses which has upset him as he really wanted them!

Ru has to go to the eye hospital as he's developed a lazy eye.


Whilst we were busy in supersavers Jon did a bit of shopping and found this gorgeous rainbow rose!
It was a nice early Valentines present.


Afterwards we dropped the boys back off home and Jenny, Noah and I headed off to Kings Lynn and did a bit of shopping.
The twins needed a bit of a wardrobe update and I wanted a few new things for work.

Whilst in Kings Lynn we stopped in Costa for a coffee, and I plonked Noah in the seats by the window and went off to queue. 
Only to return to Noah in tears.
He'd spotted a homeless man and it made him really upset, so we bought the man a hot coffee and a bacon roll.
Noah was so upset by the thought of this guy having no home that he cried on and off for the rest of the day.

Jenny and I both talked him through that not everyone is as lucky as he is and when you see people worse off, its better to show kindness than none at all.
So Noah buying the guy some food and a coffee rather than turning a blind eye was an amazing act of kindness and that he should be really proud of himself.
The man was very lovely and thanked Noah which made Noah feel better.

The boys all got treats on Valentine's Day.
 Before Jenny headed back home on Wednesday we had another shopping trip.
We headed off to the Range and B&M.
I got a few things for the house, a new gold geometric fruit bowl and a frame for a Totoro print Jon bought me months ago.


I started a new book this week, I was going to buy one but decided I would try reading this again, as it's been sat on my book shelf since I bought it.


My Dummy TMA ( tutor marked assessment) was due in this week and I got it in at the weekend, it was sent back to me on Thursday and I had achieved 100/100.
I wasn't sure how it would be marked as some other students who are doing the same course as me all had theirs graded 0, 1 or out of 100.

It's really given me a boost and I can't wait to get stuck into my first proper TMA which is due in on the 8th March.
 I'm nearly finished with unit 3 so I'll start writing the TMA once the boys are all back at school.


I feel as though this week has been sponsored by Costa's Coconut vanilla latte!
I've had well over 5 both in store and take aways.
Not sure how ill cope next week without my unlimited trips out!



Tuesday, 13 February 2018

... Num Noms Pancake Day Fun! ...

We looooooove Pancake day in the Mini Beast house and were more than happy to team up with one of our favourites - Num Noms to have some NumNomtastic pancake day fun!

We were very Kindly sent some Pancake Day supplies along with Num Noms series 4 Deluxe Pack and Num Noms Mystery Pots


Ru adores his Num Noms collection and is always excited when he gets the chance to add to it.
He does like the starter packs, but his favourites are the blind bags.
The light ups and nail varnish Noms are his favourite!


Noah and I set about getting the pancakes cooked, I've never used a pre mixed pancake batter before and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how nice they were.
Noah showed off by flipping every pancake before placing it onto the wood block.


Once the pancakes were all made we placed them on the table with an array of toppings.
Then the competition was on ... who could made the nicest topping.


Alex opted for Lemon Juice, Chocolate spread and marshmallows.... I wasn't too keen on this one but he loved it!
Oscar went for just chocolate spread and you really can't go wrong with Nutella on a pancake!
Noah takes after my dad and went for lemon juice and sugar.
Ru went for chocolate spread and mini marshmallows!
Everyone agreed that Ru made the best combination of flavours and on their next pancakes they all did the same.





Ru's collection of Num Noms has tripled and he has even more nail varnishes to add to his collection.
The Nail varnish ring holder is pretty amazing and wished it came in a size to fit my own fingers!


What is your favourite pancake topping to have on Pancake Day?

Our Pancake Champion!