Monday, September 27, 2010

lunchtime meeetings

to discuss what we will do these holidays..............resulted in the 'Idea Jar'!!
Have to admit I saw this on a blog last week so I must give credit but I can't remember who the blog belonged too (um yes hanging out on a lot of blogs!)........ but I do know it was a Aussie blog!! So yes loved the idea + decided this would be great for my kids!!

So the kids wrote down all the things they would like to do in the hoildays.............but there is a but!! They had to pick things they could do around home...........I do believe there is a 'Adventure Jar'......... which includes day trips etc. but for now we are just doing the 'Idea Jar'!!
So now the jar is filled with their little ideas...........for example ......... chalk drawings, do some baking, play a board game of your choice + playstation for suggestion on the time limits for certain things!!

Ruby can't wait to pick a idea out + Finn is hoping for his idea 'play rugby'!! It will be interesting to see how this little idea pans out!!

So today our farm was filled with sunshine + everyone went out to play, skip, run, yell + yelp!!! And I got loads of washing done!! What a difference when that sun shines + warms your face!! It made me so happy today!!

One thing I love about school the late nights I can have!! Last night I watched a French film till 12.30 + then read my book set in Italy till 1.30..........infact finished it! So I felt rather travelled before closing my eyes!! Oneday I will go back!
I'm having a few people over tomorrow so I hope the sun shines down on us!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

celebrating 10!

Finn turned 10 on the 19th! 10 where did that go!!
It was a big weekend. Bowling on the Saturday, sleepover with 3 others, dvd, outside in the rain playing ball games + then tunnel crawling in the mud!! It was lots of fun + man can those 10yr old boys eat!!

love this pic of Taidhg..............he had such a good time bowling + was on the adults team + bet me!!

And the cake!! Finn wanted a rugby field. How easy was that!! I was feeling rather overwhelmed with tiredness by mid morning Sunday (told boys to be quiet at 1am + then they were awake at 6.45am) that I forgot to take a pic of cake without candles...........doesn't look as good with candles in. Tasted yum too!!

I made Finn 'Bart Simpson' themed invites. It was like a postcard...........pic on front + info on the back. Simple!!

just a little 'yay' its taken me all week to post this post!! Thank goodness its the last day of term looking forward to the hols!!
ps. can you believe it yesterday I was putting the wheelie bin out in the snow + collecting mail!!
I had a great time all by myself!! Snow in my hair + on my face!!

Monday, September 13, 2010


after a few weeks of kids vomiting I was getting a bit of cabin fever!! Which resulted in a bit of a grumpy mummy!! So I felt a bit bad for being the 'grouch' all weekend long + surprised the kids with a afternoon tea party after school. I made little name cards + wrote letters to each of them.

I got the bubbles + moustaches from Elise's blog........a pdf file she shared back when they celebrated thanksgiving. I used the bubbles on Taidhg's birthday invites back in Dec + have used them again on Finn's invites recently.

um yeah notice the lack of home baking......... didn't I mention the word 'spontaneous'

it was fun afternoon...........letters, donuts, moustaches + a teapot filled with juice!!

I saw 500 Hundred Days of Summer last wow wow..........I love it!!.........yeah did I love it!!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

and then there was silence!!

we are having way too much fun!!! :)