We had a quiet kind of day today, we were meant to go to a friend's but her daughter was poorly (get well soon J :-)). So, we played Globetrotter, very unsuccessfully! Does anyone else have those days when the kids just fight and argue? Or is it just my children?? Anyhoo, I packed the kids and Tallulah into the car as it was sunny outside, albeit extremely blustery and we headed to a park we haven't been to for quite a while. Actually it was a nice discovery as its very close by and just enough of a walk round for everyone. We took scooters, Ruben has a new scooter and so has been desperate to go out on it.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Hubby is so excited that its warmed up enough to start fishing again, especially now he has the pond we found to go fishing on. He got up at 5am to go fishing for a few hours by himself Saturday morning, he hates to miss any time at the weekend with us so this is his compromise. Last year on his birthday I bought him a fishing license, he hadn't been fishing in over 14 years, since we got together and when he did go it was with all of us, so a very different experience. The children all enjoyed it but Cordelia really loves it. She also loves having one-on-one time (who doesn't?) and its something we are trying to do a little bit more of with each of them. On Monday hubby finished work a little early and off they went together to the fishing pond. He took these two photographs which I think are beautiful.
My mum's dog Sadie (a springer spaniel) has recently given birth to 7 baby Sprockers (Dad Otis is a Cocker Spaniel) They are adorable and as my children are animal mad, they thoroughly enjoyed having a visit to hold the puppies at nannan's house. My brother is having one of the puppies and 2 other's have already been reserved. The kids really wanted us to have one too but Tallulah (our 4 year old rescued Jack Russell ) might not get along too well with a new puppy in the house. And in all fairness as cute as they are we already have 3 cats and a hamster in addition to Tallulah, so think we have a full house! Plus, camping would be a nightmare with a new puppy too and we are all so excited about camping again this year.
The girls recently watched Crufts 2011, we went last year when it was at the NEC, it was an Easter gift from my mother in law and was a real experience. Very much an eye opener into the world of dogs. I would really like us to have 'Basset Griffon Vendeen' which won the reserve this year but we will have to see............
Very hard for me to tell you what's going on in these photo's as I wasn't here so all I can say is that when I did get home the house smelt delicious! The children were happy and had lots to tell me!
On Sunday I had a very rare change, a whole day of no children. I LOVE being with my kids but every now and again its nice to feel like 'Zoe' for a while! Very strange though as I panic regularly thinking I have forgotten something, I'm so used to counting 1, 2, 3, 4 (headcheck!). I think the girls would have really enjoyed it too so next year they can come along too. It was a hobby and sewing fair. There were so many stalls it was a little overwhelming at first. My mother in law kindly bought our tickets as a special treat, we both share similar hobbies, although she is way more advanced than me in sewing and knitting!
Klutz-Paper Fashions Book' for her birthday and since then she has been hooked. She recently bought herself 'Another Klutz Paper Fashions Book' and is eagerly awaiting the new Book out in August. She sits for hours stencilling, cutting and gluing the outfits together and then habging them on the little metal hangers. The corset was from a display featured at the Snibston Discovery Centre. I plan on taking the girls there very soon for a visit as I think they will LOVE it.
On Saturday we had a family trip to the Butterfly House, a local radio station was giving out tickets so we managed to get two of the children in for free! Always a bonus as it can be expensive being a family of 6! The last time we visited here I was heavily pregnant with Ruben and Cordelia (who was just one at the time) fell backwards off a wall and I had to take her to A & E. A very distressing afternoon! She was absolutely fine but I felt awful, like the worst mum ever. So I was hoping to have a much better visit this time! The weather was against us a bit this time, I can't believe how sunny it had been on Tuesday at the farm to how cold it was on Saturday.
I think my favourite part was watching the parrot show, I didn't get any photo's though but they werer such clever birds. We saw Ruby who could say her name, hello and also play dead. Coco could skateboard and ride a bike and my favourite, Jasper who could tell us what noise dogs and cats could make. Very funny!