Monthly Archives: November 2010

We seem to have been abandoned!

Our roofers are snowed in…and we are left with no roof!!!!!!!!  It is pretty cold up here…it did drop to -10’C at our local observation station about 3 miles away….lets hope the snow goes away and we get a new roof!!!!!!!!  At least our new snow boots are getting good use on our walk to school….

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I promise….

Caitlin has been going to Rainbows for a few months now and tonight was her night to make her promise.  She had a bit of a hang up about saying “God” since I told her it was a naughty word (not within the promise but more that you shouldn’t take the Lords name in vain type thing) but she got there in the end!  She said it along with 5 other girls in 2 groups of 3.  The first 3 said it nice and loudly but Caitlin’s group you could barely hear any of them!!!!  They then sang some slightly odd songs and she got her badge…..

Caitlin has been practising the words for her promise all week and obviously Noah has been joining in…and typically he has taken great pleasure in saying God in a very dramatic voice each time it got to that bit!!!!!!

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Party gatecrasher

Today Caitlin was invited to a party by a boy in her class.  It was at a softplay centre which has a fantastic idea….on the invite it advertises a sibling deal!  You can take the siblings along for £5 each including a meal!  The party was over tea time and Richard was working so we all went!!   It was actually a private party so just his friends and any siblings so it was brilliant.  Austin had a fantastic time and played with all of the bigger kids who all seemed to love him!

He  also cheered up for photo time earlier in the day………

I think it was the new clothing he didn’t like!  He seems to have a real problem with new things…any new clothes or food he gets really wound up about!!!!!  Odd child!!

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Never work with children or animals!!!

…or you get this…..

…we are working on a top-secret project so until then I thought I’d ask some questions and see how much has changed since I last did that!

What do you want to be when you grow up….

    Caitlin – a princess (better than a tooth fairy I suppose!)

    Noah – a dragon??  (How does his mind work!?  I am gutted he doesn’t want to be a mini any more!)

Who is your best friend?

    Caitlin – Eleana and Vika

    Noah – Alex

What is the best thing at school?

     C – the giant’s castle

     N – the water table

What is your favourite colour?

     C – pink and purple

     N – blue

Favourite food?

     C – fajita’s , raclette and cheesy pasta

     N – cheesy pasta

Favourite book?

     C – the tickley octopus

     N – the Gruffalo  (added after Caitlin’s answer – the tickley octopus)

Favourite toy?

     C – dolls

     N – minis

Who’s your favourite..Elvis or Jap Taxi?

     C – both (so diplomatic!)

     N – Elvis  (added after Caitlin…Oh yeah both…. Not really he’s just copying ha ha!!)

Which car are you going to have when you grow up?

     C – a convertible mini

     N – a mini  (added after Caitlin…oh yeah with no roof!…such a copycat!)

What’s your favourite clothes?

     C – dresses

     N – my green mini t-shirt

What are you asking Father Christmas for?

     C – a twizzeling out dress

     N – a campervan bed, a new bedroom and minis and cars!

What does Austin want for Christmas?

     C – a colouring book

     N – minis, a campervan bed when he’s bigger….

And then I gave up!  Noah is so easily influenced!!!!!  I asked him first, but he then added things after listening to Caitlin!  Glad to see he still rates minis right up there and they are in so many answers!!!!

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It’s minus 6’C…and we have had this done….

Yes!  We have had our roof removed!!!!!!!!  We have finally been given permission to have our loft converted and so work has begun!  It will be great to have enough bedrooms for us all but given the temperature at the very nearby weather station got to -6’C last night this week is a bit of bad timing for no roof!

Richard has been having a great time climbing up the scaffolding having a closer look at the roof and views so I sent him up with my camera!!

Brrrrr…its’ cold!!!

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Gigantic desks!

Today work has started on our loft conversion!  It won’t be complete for Christmas which is a shame but at least they’re not rushing it or blagging us that it will be done.  Today the scaffolders have put scaffolding all around our house which has fascinated Austin no end!  He has been staring out of the windows at them.  When Noah got home from school he asked why we had big desks all around the house???  Very strange thing to think they are but that’s not really any great surprise coming from him……  I just hope there isn’t too much disruption during the whole thing.  First job is to re-roof so that shouldn’t affect us….

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Spots for Caitlin!

School had a non-uniform day and a face painting session for Children in Need.  Caitlin was really excited about getting spots painted on her face so off she went with her pound in her pocket!  And when we picked her up she’d had a great day and she had the hardest to see spots imaginable!!!

She had picked pink (obviously!) but they have painted her in very pale pink spots!

After school they went straight to Nanny and Grandad’s for the weekend while me and Richard went to the Christmas markets and then on a night out.  The markets were ridiculously busy…really must go back during the week so I can actually see!  After the markets we went for a quick meal before meeting some people for a night out.  Once we met up we discovered we were meeting for a meal….so we ordered again!!!!!!!  Fortunately mine wasn’t very nice anyway so it was lucky I wasn’t hungry!!!!!!  Was a good night though..and we’ll know not to eat next time!

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Hello Liz :-)!!

Some updates below especially for you!!!!!!!!!! :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Noah’s first party invite just for him!

Noah was very excited to get a party invite just for him!!  Caitlin has been to a few now and all the ones he’s had Caitlin has been invited to as well so he was very chuffed to have his own friend and own invite.  There was an entertainer who played games with them, but there were a lot of boys and holding their attention was very hard for her….(made me feel that I did ok with Caitlin’s party!!)  Noah managed to stay quite focused mainly because he won a game quite early on and so thought he might be in with a chance of winning more chocolate!!!!!  He won the egg and spoon race…he did really well actually.  He had 2 egg’s and spoons because someone else wandered off so he acquired theirs as well as his own!

After the games there was the party food where a group of them started getting very silly and making wotsit eyebrows….

…and then it was home time with their orange faces!!!!!!

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Christmas lights switch on

Richard was working late which meant we couldn’t go to either the school quiz night or a 40th party we had been invited to so I took the kids to see the Christmas lights switch on in Manchester.  We went straight after school and walked through the Arndale Centre and saw the Nativity display….

…..bought new Father Christmas hats since we’d lost last years (again!!!!!!)

We then had tea and walked around to the switch on stage.  As usual it was manic but we stood in the same spot as last year which is up against some shops.  It’s a great spot as there is no-one behind you so I only need to look in one direction to keep an eye on them.  We had a great view of the big screen and Caitlin and Noah had a great time dancing away….

Caitlin then asked if they were only showing people who were good singers on the big screen!!  I think she thought it was going to be like the Rainbows celebration and she might get shown….  After not very long Caitlin decided she needed the toilet!!!!  She had only just been and she did this last year so I said she had to wait so we didn’t miss it or lose our really good place.  She then decided she was tired and so got in the pram. Austin was already asleep so that only left Noah who sat on the pram handle bars watching the fireworks…

…and when I looked down…..

This time Noah fell asleep mid fireworks display!!!!!  It was really close to the end so once it was finished I had to push a double pram with 2 kids in and an asleep child balanced on the top…through a 20,000 strong crowd!!!!!!  It was chaos!!!!!  I couldn’t stand still as the flow of people was pushing me along!  Maybe next year they’ll all stay awake and not need the loo!!!!!!!!!

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