Friday, December 16, 2011


first professional haircut, she couldn't believe how still he was, not for long though, as soon as she was done he was back to his crazy self.  she also couldn't believe I was old enough to be married and have two kids!  I think she might need glasses!!

A night out

A delicious chinese meal and then some live music in an Irish pub with Kev's parents

Christmas things

Christmas Star at School Nativity play
Caleb pulling the tree apart at the sports centre while Maddie is having her swimming lessons

Miss Madeleine busy writing all her Christmas Cards

Monday, December 05, 2011

Santa Dash

Yesterday was quite an unexpected day, Kev was doing his Santa Dash in central Liverpool and the weather forecast was terrible.  I woke up at 5am to rain, hail and wind dreading the day ahead.    The weather was pretty bad for the race but there was something about 8000 people dressed as Santa running around the streets of Liverpool that made me smile.  Both the kids loved it and the rain didn't seem to dampen anyone's enthusiasm.  All the Christmas decorations and lights twinkled against the grey sky and the Christmas huts selling sweets, chocolates, candles, wreaths and decorations smelt lovely.  All of it just inspired me and made me feel so happy and festive.
the blue santa's are Everton fans who refuse to wear Red!

But probably my happiest moment was watching my two little children walking hand and hand through the puddles amonst all the Christmas shoppers both just soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the adventure of the day.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Christmas Countdown

Before Caleb pushed a chair up to it and pulled all the candy canes out

Friday, November 18, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

Maddie with her shoe box full of goodies for Operation Christmas Child run by the Samaritans - International Relief - shoe boxes with gifts and goodies sent to underprivileged children all over the world.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Is Coming

I don't normally start thinking about Christmas until after my birthday at the end of the month, but this year I've decided to do a scrapbooking Christmas journal.  A bit of preparation is needed though if I've got any chance of actually doing it through December so I decided to do my Journal dates over the weekend.

at the moment I can only scrapbook late at night when everyone is asleep!

Journal your Christmas online scrapbooking classI have to credit Shimelle who is my scrapbooking idol and inspiration at the moment who runs the online christmas journal classes.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Birthday Celebrations

Caleb's birthday Dinosaurs from Nanny and Grandad enjoying breakfast with him

a little bit embarrassed about this cake, but by the time I came to ice it I was exhausted and just threw icing and sweets at it.  Caleb loved it though

Greb, Ali, Matt and Livy put on a little party for Caleb

Caleb's birthday present from them

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Birthday Boy

Happy 2nd Birthday Caleb

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Trick or Treat

A very low key Halloween for us this year, with me incapacitated!! and it being a school night. But Grandma came to the rescue with lots of goodies and a special tea for us all. Maddie and Caleb just had to dress up too, although wouldn't really keep still for long enough for a decent photo.
We had a few trick or treaters but not enough to get rid of all the sweets that I have to hide from the kids now.
Caleb posing for his photo!!

Cousin Matt

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boys and Their Toys

Kev hired this contraption a few weeks ago to do the lawn, Caleb couldn't wait to have a go.  No going on the grass again for another 3 months, why are men so obsessed with lawns or is it just my husband?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Not my little baby anymore

After so many people commenting on my son being a little girl , I decided it was definitely time for a cut.  He looks more like a little boy now, I'm not sure if I want him to grow up.  But first a few long haired photos.

just chillin against the tractor
look at those curls

I was unpacking the groceries and turned around and there he was muching on the strawberries

a studio photo we got taken a few months ago

The New Look

still just as cute though

Thursday, September 15, 2011

An All Black?

Our household is definitely a Kiwi household for this Rugby World Cup, Kev has even admitted he wants NZ to win, even if its a NZ v England final.

Even though he's a British Citizen, and never been to NZ, he definitely looks like an All Black in the making, after all, he is half kiwi!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Big School Girl

It's hard to believe but Maddie started school on Monday, she was so excited about it, not nervous at all, and no tears from anyone.  (thats me included)

A new playground

I've just discovered a playground near our place, typical, the last day of the school holidays,  we always drive past the park all the time but I didn't realize there was such a big playground at the back of it.  Its brilliant for under 5s, lots of small equipment.

Sycronised Sliding!