Friday, 24 September 2010

A little catch up

Hi everyone.  I just thought I would post a little update from my world....

I am really sore today with my back and have been forced to take the day off work... this isnt great though because I just end up laying here feeling sorry for myself... which never did anyone any good did it, so I decided to occupy myself doing the little things that I never get around to because I am always too busy, so far I have managed to work out how to get my videos off my blackberry :) and am now updating my blog.  After this I have my expenses to do .
The weather is changing here rapidly and autumn is definately upon us.  I am definately feeling the strain this year as I am still in a lot of pain alot of the time.  The cold weather and rain isn't really going to help the situation but there is nothing I can do about that.  Normally this time of year we are gearing up towards another week at Butlins.  This year however with all 3 of them having started new schools it is just not possible to take them out.  I think the kids are feeling it too because this last couple of weeks they've had the Butlins albumn out and Archie insisted I make him a Bud outfit.  Bud was his favourite character from the Skyline Gang at Butlins.  Last year he really bonded with him.  When we went to Butlins this year they were selling Skyline gang costumes but only Dude.  The boys like Dude but Archie really likes Bud the most, unfortunately they don't make a Bud one so we have had to improvise.  I have made him some hair out of one of my old t-shirts and hopefully Ann, who made our bridesmaid dresses will make him the dungarees now we have brought the material

Archie with Bud Oct 09

Archie Sept 10

Archie Sept 10

In the meantime they will have to make do with dressing up as very cool dudes!

and here is their X factor audition to be part of the skyoine gang (sorry its a bit dark I am still getting to grips with all this :) )

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Kayleigh is settling in well at Senior School

Kayleigh started senior school on Friday.  After telling me for months she didn't wan't to go there she has settled in amazingly and is totally loving it!  We are having a few teething problems regarding getting ready in the morning, leaving on time and homework but I'm hoping she'll soon get in the swing of it although the early signs are not good.  Still I am sure a couple of detentions will do the trick and get her focused on what she needs to be doing!  Sometimes learning the hardway ends up being the best way LOL.  Am really glad she is so happy though as she was really upset that alot of her friends ended up going to another school.

She does seem so grown up now in her uniform... Makes me feel soooo old!!!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The Twins have started school

I can't believe how quickly this has come around!!! It only seems like yesterday they were snuggled up in the same cot.  I don't know where time goes so quickly.  Mind you they are both more than ready for it!  Having done nursery for a couple of years now they really do need the constant stimulation and Emma and I certainly need the rest!!

Here are some photos of them last Thursday on their first day.  Don't they look just sooooooo gorgeous.

Thursday and Friday went really well.  They just ran off ahead to the classroom with out a care in the world.  Monday can only be described as a morning from hell for Emma as both of them decided that "Nope they weren't playing the game today!" 

 In fact they had an all mighty hissy fit on the classroom floor clinging on to Emma for dear life.  Understandably Em was really upset by this when she had to come home and leave them, but their tears soon stopped and the school rang to say they had settled well within a couple of minutes of her being home and there were no further instances that day.  A good chat with them when they got home and a sticker chart each with the option of winning a trip to Old MacDonalds farm at the weekend seems to have done the trick and touchwood yesterday and today have gone fairly smoothly. Long may it last that way!! 

They do seem to spend the majority of their time at School playing in the Garden and yesterday when it rain the teaching assistant asked them to both come in.  Harley eventually did after a bit of protesting but Archie refused and his teacher had to come and get him.  By which time her was absolutely soaked.  Today they insisted on taking their wellies and coat so they wouldn't have to come back in to the classroom if it rained!!! LOL  Mind you today they were really happy when I got home as they had 2 new friends come to school back from their holidays - Chucky and Rebecca the school chickens... Not sure they may be laying many eggs this term with my boys there and if they do I wouldn't be surprised if they end up scrambled!! LOL..