Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Christmas pics

Ok here are some Christmas photos as promised, only a little late ;) The first one is Christmas eve of the kids in their new pyjamas they get every year on Christmas eve so they can look nice for Santa and Christmas morning photos!

This is the lounge before the kids can raid it with all the presents etc still intact. The games table was a joint present from Santa .

This is the kids letters to Santa, the reindeer's and the elves, complete with a joke from Christopher where you have to lift the flap to get the answer and a piece of paper for Santa to reply to them....and of course the usual cookies and milk. There was also a chair with an extra cushion on so Santa could be comfortable while he wrote back to them, if he had the time as per their piece of paper.

This is the kids when they got found the letter that Santa had written back to them. They immediately sat down on the couch and read it, they did not even go to their presents until they had read it, not even the big games table!

One of Kierans favourite presents from Santa.

This was another joint present from Santa that the kids both wanted and they have had lots of fun with it since Christmas, it is actually pretty amazing.

This was Christopher's favourite present from Santa which he desperately wanted and kept telling everyone about, he has built it and loves it, it gets carried around everywhere with him and the thing is huge!

Christopher's other favourite present, from us, GOLD gogos in a gold tin (Christopher loves gold anything, never mind gogos!) they were the second most wanted on his Christmas list.

Paul being forced to smile for a picture with all his presents and stocking.

No I did not add a picture of me, bloggers prerogative! This is however a picture of all my presents. I was totally spoiled again, loads of scrapbooking things including quite a few stamps and thickers sets, an ATG gun and tapes and a scalloped edge punch. A New Moon puzzle and calendar, my usual Christmas cd's which now seems to have grown to 2 every time loaded with all my latest favourite songs and some other bits and bobs. Christopher got me the kitty dairy and address book and made me the little snowflake snow globe at Beavers. Kieran got me the little Teddy car fresheners for my new car and then used the last of his Christmas fair money to buy me the little hand made gold tea light holder. :)

We are just swamped with snow again, it snowed on Sunday, a couple of times yesterday and when I woke up this morning it was snowing and continued to do so for the rest of the day without stopping once! The roof of the car is just from today and yesterday, we just cleared the back off to show how high it is! We went out with the kids earlier to play and build an igloo and the snow in the field out the back was up to my knees! Paul has worked from home the last two days as first the roads over the Pennines were closed and this morning he just could not even get out. Apparently it is supposed to continue and Thursday is going to be the worst. Oh well at least the kids are enjoying it!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Lots of pictures!

Well it really has been ages since I have blogged so I have loads of photos to put up! I will put up some Christmas photos later but there were just way to many photos for one post! Of course we have been having loads of snow, more than we have ever had before so here are a few pics of the snow and the kids sledding. We found a really good hill for them to sled down and Paul took them there everyday for a few days, they just loved it. This was the week before Christmas, although as I am sitting here typing this the snow is bucketing down outside and has been for the last few hours so the snow is just building up....

Even Paul and I had a few goes and I almost knocked my poor child flying! He suddenly ran down in front of me and then fell, I think I pulled a tummy muscle trying to avoid him and he winded himself quite badly so we had to go home after that! Parents on sleds.....
This is Paul's new car that he had to wait so long for and then the idiot driver crashed into it because of all the snow, on the very first day he owned it! We will wait to see what they do with it after they evaluate it on the 11th. It is one of the shiniest cars I have ever seen! Paul says it is because it has an extra clear lacquer over it.

And this is my most gorgeousist, cutest car ever! My first ever new car! See it is just gorgeous and because it is so small, it is only £35 road tax a year, cheaper insurance (although the mag wheels and spoiler up it a bit!) and less petrol. I also don't have to hassle with MOT's for a few years! Unfortunately I have only got to drive it once due to all the snow, we just don't want to risk taking it out, especially after what happened to Paul's car and that was at least on his work insurance this would be on ours. So I just have to go outside and say hello to it everyday ;).

These are my prizes from the cybercrop. Sarahs cards gave me a £20 voucher to spend in her shop and this is what I chose. I was going to order an album but as usual I just cant resist pretty paper! I had to get the MME stomp for Christopher's dinosaur obsession which I have wanted to scrap for ages. I just adore the Bella Blvd Honey I am home range so had to get those which I want to do a 'week in the life' type mini book and that stamp that goes with it is adorable! I also got some extra super stud to go with what is left of my mystery kit!

These are all the gorgeous flowers I got from Creative Treasures, I just love blooms, and I really love the embossed ones. My flowers were starting to get low so this one came at the perfect time!

Will try (but probably won't knowing me!) to put the Christmas pictures up later.