Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The one where it's H's eleventh Birthday

Yesterday, my eldest son, Harry turned eleven years old. I still can't quite believe that he's eleven years old. I mean, it only seems like yesterday that he was born. Time flies and kids grow up so, so fast! It's really hard to get my head around the fact that he's eleven.
He's already got a few teenage spots and he has that teenage attitude but he is the most sweetest, kind hearted, sensitive kids you'd ever meet.He's really growing up now and it is SO bittersweet. He is SO independent and he's got a sense for what's fashionable and what it isn't. Hugging him goodbye as he goes into his class is apparently not cool either. Growing up so fast!

Harry got to open some of his presents before school yesterday.

ups and downs, smiles and frowns

And then after school he got to open the rest of his presents. He also had his best friend over for dinner - takeaway, because that what Harry picked-. The grandparents also visited for a few hours and we all sang happy birthday to Harry and enjoyed some triple chocolate birthday cake (brought from Tesco, I had no time to make one. Boo)


ups and downs, smiles and frowns

He had a lovely Birthday and got some really amazing presents - football boots, clothes, shoes, chocolates and so on! Along with money and fifa 15 points for the XBOX.

Sarah xXx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Meal Planning Monday


meal planning monday

Monday - Take away because it's Harry;s Birthday!!!

Tuesday - Home made lasagne.

Wednesday - BBQ pulled pork (slow cooker)

Thursday - Sausage stew (slow cooker - recipe coming soon)

Friday - Pizza day!

Saturday - Chicken tikka with pilau rice and naan bread.

Sunday - Sunday roast.

Sarah xXx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Feeling proud. #LoudnProud

Over the last couple of weeks, the kids have came home from school with certificates! Although, Harry has left two certificates in his tray at school.


certificate @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

Ellie went on a school trip to Tesco, to learn all about food! She actually tried some NEW foods, which makes me very proud of her. Usually she just sticks to what she knows. She also worked really hard and has learnt a lot about different foods, where they come from etc. She even got this lovely certificates which is proudly stuck on our fridge in the kitchen.

ups and downs, smiles and frowns


The boys had there flu 'jab' at school, although it wasn't a jab, it was a nasal spray. So they're both (potentially) protected against the flu this season. They were glad they didn't have to have jabs. I'm proud of them both, I thought Charlie might freak out but he didn't, which is of course brilliant! Now lets see how long it takes Harry to bring his certificate home, lol.

Ellie is yet to have her flu nasal spray, hers is coming up though, I hope she doesn't freak out, I think she'll be alright!

Harry also got a certificate for something else, he can't remember what and he has left the certificate at school. Typical :-p

I am really, really proud of all three of my children, they are learning so well at school, they're well behaved (knocks on wood) and they are so smart! Awww.

What are your Loud and Proud moments this week? Why not link up with the loud and proud linky, which Mama Owl is hosting this week :)

Sarah xXx

There is always, always something to be thankful for.

 It's not bee none of the greatest weeks. Things seem to keep going wrong and the weather has been crudtastic but there is always something to be thankful for or at least, there's always a positive where there's a negative. Trying to find the best in really bad situations isn't always easy but it does make you feel better. At least it makes me feel better, anyway.

I am thankful quote

A few weeks ago, my laptop was on the coffee table, as Ellie walked past she knocked it off (My fault for leaving it on the edge. When will I learn?!) and it of course hit the hard wooden floor. It had a tiny crack in the corner of the lid. It still worked. The crack has now got a lot worse and bigger and I have to kind of tilt the screen to make the lid stay up. However, the positive in this? My laptop still works, no problems at all, hasn't affected the screen or anything (touch wood). This is am thankful for! I can not tell you how glad I am that it does indeed still work (hopefully I haven't spoken too soon). I am thankful for that because there's just no way I could afford a new one right now.

Broken laptop
My poor laptop.
I'm really proud of my children, they are all doing so wonderfully at school! Next week is parents evening and I can't wait! I'm looking forward to looking thru all the school work and having a tour of the classrooms.

Autumn
Lots of Autumn colours!
Again this week, I'm thankful for Autumn. I really do love this time of year. Even if the weather is (mostly) wet. Ellie and I enjoyed a lovely Autumn walk on Sunday afternoon! We're going to go on a blackberry hunt this week, even if the weather is wet, it will be nice to get out of the house. I have a feeling we've left it a little too late for blackberries but still, it'll be fun!

What are your reasons to be thankful this week?

Sarah xXx

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