Friday, 28 August 2009

I have not blogged for a while as we were away for a while and crazy busy for the few days we have been back! Will try get on later with some photos but for now here are two previews for New Moon! I can't wait for it to come out, roll on November!!!!!


The Twilight Saga: New Moon 'Meet Jacob Black' Preview in HD

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Scrapping and food!

Yay, another scrapbook page! I am definitely back into it and can't wait to do another one. This is a dreadful photo because it is overcast and dreary outside as it seems to be most of the time at the moment, UK summers! I will try and replace it with a better one once I get some decent light.

I am even putting some close ups in this time like I have seen on other blogs. I always like to see the close ups so thought I would try it too!

Kieran has recently decided that he loves Michael Jackson, he has liked him for a little while but it increased dramatically after Michael Jackson died. Him and his Friends did a Michael Jackson concert at school which they called 'Thriller Live', it was so cute, they made posters to put up at the school and I had to print out song lyrics so they could practice them. His teacher said it was wonderful because it kept them all out of trouble! He recently bought a book on Michael Jackson with his pocket money and then he used his savings to buy the 'History' CD. We ordered it from and usually when we order from there it arrives within 1 or 2 days but of course because he was desperate it took a week! So this is him sitting outside on the pavement waiting for the postman on the day it finally arrived. We had just got back from the library where they were doing the holiday book challenge ( they were making Fantasy books ) it was about 12:00 and the postman usually comes at about lunch time so he went straight back out to wait for him (luck for the postman he actually had it that day!). I don't know where he got his impatience from..;)

This is Christopher waiting with him while munching on his wheat-free banana muffin, he loves eating them and helping make them!

Speaking of yummy things, after doing the kids lunch today I had to take a photo because it just looked so delicious, Paul now thinks I am completely
loony! I just loved all the colours though! They had
apple flavour rice cakes with sliced apples and cheese on (one of their favourites), a mini cupcake, fruit (the one with the blueberries is Kieran's of course!), cheese strings and mini sausages and then some left over Parmesan chicken goujons from supper last night. This was the first time I have made them, it was a Rachel Allen recipe an I just made it with wheat free flour and bread crumbs. They were really divine, even Kieran who doesn't eat much meat went back for seconds (of course I did put double the Parmesan in...). I will definitely be making those again.

There is a great competition to win a shopping spree and some loverly flowers here courtesy of Scrapbook Outlet Online!

I suppose I had better go and get the kids into bed and hopefully I will be able to get some more scrapping done later if I am not too tired......

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Another scrap page!

I actually managed to fit a bit of scrapping time in this weekend and managed to do a page! I thought I had better do one of the school ones seeing as I am so behind on them, this is year 1 and Kieran goes to year 5 in September! A quick simple one but I really enjoyed doing it so that definitely makes me want to scrapbook some more. The "need to scrapbook" urge is back now so hopefully I will be doing some more pages soon!

Paul took off a couple of days this week so we went to go and see 2 movies this week. We went to go and see Harry Potter as a special treat on Thursday, Kieran and me really enjoyed it but I don't think Paul and Christopher were that mad over it. Then on Saturday we went to one of the Kids movie specials that we go to quite often (because they are so cheap and the kids love them) and watched Monsters versus Aliens. That was a hit with everyone, especially Christopher but the theater was so packed we had to split up and our seats were terrible (teach us to get there earlier next time!). We have also been enjoying finally having some sunshine and have been going to the park, playing cricket and the kids have spent loads of time out on their scooters and things making the most of it before the rain comes back! I will get some photos and put them up in a couple of days.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Finally a layout!

So as I said, I have not scrapbooked for months, so to get back into it I used a sketch by Patti Hutchinson ( Great sketch but I still had a hard time getting my mojo going again and the layout took days and still turned out naff! I was quite lost and kind of sticking things on for the sake of it....but it is a start and hopefully now that I have completed one my mojo will return!! (please, please, please!)
I have been reading my Twilight books for the third time and loving them just as much as the first time! I read a lot of books and it is very unusual for me to read a book more than once but I just can't seem to get enough of these. I can't wait until Stephenie Meyer writes some more books! I have been trying to go really slowly and enjoy the experience instead of rushing through all 4 books in 4 days again, so I have been forcing myself to put them down and get on with what I should be doing and reading a book or two in between each book. I have just finished Eclipse and am reading something else to hold off on the final book but I am just dying to get stuck into Breaking Dawn so am speeding through it. Here they are, kept near my bed where I can see them often. I got all the hardbacks as I plan to have them for a long time, except for the first one that I already had in softback and I didn't want to give up the movie cover anyway. I will probably get that one in hardcover eventually though. I have also seen the movie numerous times too, I won't say how many.....;)

Monday, 3 August 2009

I did say I would probably not be very good at updating this didn't I? Ok, well how about very bad at updating this. I will try harder! Here are just some random photos from the last couple of months!

Megan, the kids and their new puppy came to visit after driving up North to fetch the new puppy. Which was great as we have not seen each other for a couple of years! Of course the kids were in seventh heaven with a puppy around and you could not get them away from it!

A couple of pics of Christopher, he had to go dressed up as a clown to school for a clown workshop day they had near the end of term where they learnt to juggle etc. Of course the day was huge hit with the kids (even the teachers dressed up!). The other photo I just had to take as he was just so cute taking his doggy for a ride on his scooter, you could just eat them sometimes!

It is school holidays right now and being the typical British summer holidays it has rained almost every day of the holidays so far! We have not got to do much so far due to the rain so the kids have just ended up with friends round here most of the time and driving me up the wall with them all in the house! So with the rain we have done some movie watching with popcorn and other munchies and of course the kids favourite 'Treasure hunts' where I hide various clues around the house and each one leads to the next one until they eventually get a surprise at the end. The sun was actually shining today so as we took the car in to the garage this morning they took advantage and decorated the driveway! I just love Christopher's T-rex and Kierans eagle with a tu-tu and legs (which was supposed to be a piranha!)

We did have some sun before the school holidays of course luckily while Paul's mom was over from SA so we did get to have a few days out including to some country parks, we also went to the local canal for a boat ride and to the Museum for Science and Technology in Manchester which the kids really enjoyed, especially the puzzle room.

I have been so bad and have not done any scrapping for about 3 months now but made myself start a layout the other day, will hopefully finish it tonight and then will upload it and hopefully that will get me back into scrapping mode again!