Monday, 23 November 2009

Party time!

Noel enjoying his party food

Aprils cake that my friend made as her present.

April blowing out her candles.

April's party went well on Saturday, especially considering I've never actually hosted a "proper" party before -its always been a small tea party with pass the parcel and a cake. This time I had 14 children all expecting to be fed and entertained for 2 hours - gulp!

I was very lucky though and I had lots of helpers, which made a world of difference, and all the children were extremely well behaved and seemed to enjoy themselves too.

It can't have been that bad - Aprils already asking if she can have another party next year!!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Happy Birthday April!!

Happy 4th Birthday to our lovely little Princess, April Elizabeth Hazel Wills.

Its hard to believe that 4 years ago today, I gave birth at home to a 9lb 11oz baby, it feels like only yesterday.

We are spending the morning baking and playing with her new presents, then its off to the tea rooms for lunch (Aprils choice of activity) before going to a tea party for her little friend Thomas who is 3 today.

Then tomorrow we will be having a party for 14 friends at the Salvation Army. Happy days xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Another bookworm

It went very quiet while I was cooking dinner. Thats when I found April curled up on Noels bean bag, nose in a book, books all around, clearly engrossed in "little red train". So much so that she didn't even notice I had taken her photograph until afterwards! Long may it continue I say!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Then.. and now

And here we are now (in a hotel room)
Saturday 14th November 2009.

Here we are 7 years ago on our wedding day
Saturday 16th November 2002.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Sparkles everywhere!

This morning while April was at playschool, Noel and I enjoyed making some playdough for a friend's son who shares his birthday with April. It started off as blue but I couldn't get the colour as dark as I liked, so I made it into purple instead and added some lavender oil and glitter to make it extra special - I hope he likes it!

Then to continue our sparkly theme, we mixed different colour glitters into some paint this afternoon and the children enjoyed making some pictures with it.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

NIce things come in small packages!

I opened the post today and found these two beautiful decorations from my lovely friend Sue. She sent them all the way from Yeovil, what a lovely surprise, thank you best mate x

And here is Noelie with a helicopter he made out of brio we are borrowing from the toy library. He is so pleased with it that he asked me to take his photo so Grandpa can see it on the blog x

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Yummy treats

Mum has been doing some baking today with the little ones while I spent the day at work. Here are some of the fruits of their labour (the others have gone in the freezer because we have "ahem" mice.) I'm looking forward to sampling one of my biscuits later with a cuppa xx

Monday, 2 November 2009

The best things in life are free

Noel went out to play this afternoon (rather him than me, brr!) and 2 minutes later he came knocking at the back door with this little gift. We had been making bath salts this morning and I have him the tub to play with in the mud but instead he had filled it up with water from the water butt and picked this flower to go in it.

I couldn't have been happier if Interflora had come knocking on my door.