Ewan turned one on Saturday (Can you believe how quickly this year has gone??) and was Christened on Sunday – so he’s been a busy little monkey recently.
The christening was a lovely day, Ewan spent most of the time in the church shouting “Hiya” at people, but he was mostly good. The highlight of the day for him was discovering the communion gong on the Alter and being allowed to spend 5 minutes whacking it. Definitely a rock and roll drummer in the making that kid ;)
It was lovely to see all our friends from further a field. I know some of you are probably reading this (aren’t you Denise?? ;)) - we should DEFINITLEY get together again sooner rather than later.
I’ll leave you with some photos of Ewan on his big day, and one of me (which doesn’t happen very often) with the lovely Lou who came all the way from Leeds to not speak in church and have a few glasses of vino (both of which she managed without any problems ;)).
Ewan Getting Dunked.
Suited and Booted (with some Garlic Bread…. It’s the future ;))
Me and that Looby-Lou
Ewan and Xander Billy Jim
Emily and Grace – “I think you’ll find we’re best friends, actually!”
Thanks to Lou (because she took these photos, seeing as I was too busy running around like a headless chicken to even think about cracking out the camera.
I still can’t believe my little boy is one! Really not a baby anymore. Ah well, onwards and upwards.
I’m in the process of making Gracie’s a new school bag (a backpack) so I’ve been trying to work out the logistical nightmare that is backpack pattern pieces (my spatial awareness sucks! I can’t help it though; I’m a woman, so I’m at a genetic disadvantage from the outset, apparently). I need to buy a zip for that, then hopefully I can get started and it will be appearing at a playgroup near me shortly :)
In the meantime, I’ve somehow managed to get roped into making these:
I know you’re wondering what the hell they are! Well, they’re little hats, for Innocent Smoothie bottles – obviously!
The deal is this, Innocent smoothies have a charity event called “The Big Knit”. They ask people to knit these little hats which fit perfectly on top of their smoothie bottles. The hats are then put on the bottles that are sold in Sainsbury’s stores and for everyone that’s bought Innocent give 50 pence to charity – Age Concern’s “Fight the Freeze” campaign.
I found the whole thing hilarious, and a stroke of fundraising genius and when the lady who organises the college’s effort for this found out I was a knitter she immediately harangued me into signing up (apparently my predecessor was quite a prolific “little hat” knitter, so I’ve got a lot to live up to!).
If you want to join in with “The Big Knit" and whip up some little hats of your very own the check out the website, here. There are also some little hat making instructions, here and their very own blog – which features a “hat of the week” – this weeks was little piggie hats :) I love piggies :) )
Right, blogging in work and it’s just about home time… woo hoo!! So, I’m off.........
Bazzill cardstock (white and 4 colours)
Patterned paper from the DCWV "Pocketful of Posies" stack
BG Chipboard Monograms (as a template for the "pure" title)
Creative Imaginations "sonnets" poem stones
Sen Plus ribbon
Just Pots "Funky Flowers"
Right, I'm off to make lunch for a hungry preschooler... and a hungry Mummy :)
As someone who both works outside the home (3 days) and stays home with the kids (2 days) I have to testify that being home with the kids is far and away the harder of the two! I’ve been at home on my own with the kids today for the first time in a fortnight (Kendo has been off work the last few weeks). I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and I’ve noticed a couple of things.
At least while I’m at work:
I’m getting paid for doing stuff for other people
I can go to the toilet whenever I want to without being followed by at least two people
I can manage to drink a cup of tea while it’s still hot
Occasionally, other people make cups of tea for me
No-one shits on me
No-one pukes on me
No-one pees on me
I don’t have to pretend to be any one of a hundred different children’s TV characters – I can just be me
People call me by my actual name
I get to eat things other than partly squished, left over banana and previously chewed biscuits/breadstick
My lunch hour actually lasts an hour
Nobody tries to pummel by computer keyboard whilst I’m typing
My clothes can last all day without gathering an assortment of stains
I don’t have to discipline my colleagues for pushing/biting/shouting at each other
So, all you SAHM’s, if anyone every tells spouting that you have it easy being at home tell them to take it from me, going to work is a hell of a lot easier!
Roll on Monday, I’m off to work for a rest! ;)
So. Today’s the day I stop bitching about how things are around here and start getting on and actually accomplishing something!
I’ve just realised as well that it’s September 1st today. What better time to start! The beginning of a new season (although by all accounts our September is going to be more summer-like than our August was autumny (I have no idea if that sentence makes any sense! LOL)).
I’m going to try to blog every day with something that I’ve accomplished, even if its only getting through the day without screaming at the kids. I’m also climbing right back up the Flylady wagon (once again!). Hopefully that might stick this time.
I’m going to try to do at least one crafty thing everyday, even if it’s only drawing a sketch or writing down a project idea. I might even rustle up a little album to go with my month of accomplishments (especially seeing as I’m too brassic to sign up for Shimelle’s new class! *SIGH*).
I’m not sure what’s brought on this new found enthusiasm. Probably something to do with the fact that the kids had a later bedtime last night and thus a lie in this morning. Or, it could be the fact that we’ve already been out to the park and I’ve had some fresh air this morning? Who knows. Whatever it is lets hope it keeps up.
Right. I’m off to do some ironing before the urge to launder wears off!