Showing posts with label arts and crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label arts and crafts. Show all posts

Monday, 25 March 2013

Day One of the Easter holiday


I've survived the first day of the Easter holidays!  I stupidly booked the day off work, forgetting that I had all three boys at home and was unable to go out due to having my bathroom tiled.  I've got to admit I wasn't looking forward to it, especially as I haven’t been feeling very well lately, but it actually wasn't too bad.  I did get nagged a lot, and had to break up a few fights, plus the boys seem to want to constantly eat!  If they keep going at this rate I’m going to have to get one of those huge American fridge freezers to be able to house all the food they’ll need for the fortnight.

I have realised that I need to have a bit of a plan for the rest of the holidays if we’re all going to get through it in one piece.

Today, we did some arts and crafts and the boys enjoyed making cards and gluing shapes onto them.
We also had some left over bread so we decided to break it all up and put it out for the birds as they must be struggling in this cold weather.

They played a few car games, and then I did allow the older two an hour on the Wii while I did my ironing and watched Thomas the Tank Engine ‘Misty Island Rescue’ with the little one.  I quite enjoyed it, and it was very funny watching him sing and dance along to the music.

Their behaviour only really deteriorated close to bedtime, as it usually does, but thankfully their father came home and took over the bedtime routine.

I am working a couple of days over the holidays but I've still got a fair few to fill.  We’re off to LegoLand on Saturday, and will have an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, but I need ideas for the rest of the time.  Maybe a trip to the local adventure farm, and the park is an easy (and free) option.  I could probably do with a list of rainy day activities, as the forecast isn't looking too good for the week ahead. 

Have you got any plans for the Easter break?  

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Project 365: Days 41 - 47

I am struggling to blog at the moment but will be continuing with Project 365.  Here goes week 7.


Day 41: Pancakes! - The children were going to spend a few days at their grandparents so I decided to do Pancake Day early.  My eldest helped to make the batter and then it was my middle boy's responsibility to spread the nutella on. My youngest just helped to eat them.  They were delicious.

Day 42: A quiet meal in - the children are spending the night at their grandparents so hubby and I got to sit down to a nice meal and glass of wine without any interruptions.  It was very strange.

Day 43: A sad day - I received a telephone call from my sister late on Monday night letting me know that our uncle had passed away.  He had fought a very long and brave battle with cancer and my mother had been with him every step of the way.  My mother is the most amazing woman I know. I am sad for the loss of my uncle, and sad for my mother who has lost her little brother.  (I know this is cheating as it's a screen shot rather than a photo but it's the best I could do for today.)

Day 44: A touch of snow - my boys are home from their grandparents and were very excited to see some snow.  We only had a bot of a dusting though, and the rain washed it all away later in the day.  They still managed an hour outside.

Day 45: Happy Valentines Day - hubby gave me this single red rose.  We had decided not to do anything for Valentines Day but he came home from work with this rose the day before.  I think it was more to do with what has been happening this week and how sad I've been rather than a romantic gesture, but it was still lovely.

Day 46: Arts and crafts - our local Council had an open day at the sports centre so I took the boys down for a few hours.  Here they are enjoying painting Spongebob Squarepants onto a bag.  I think they've done a really good job.  Unfortunately, this deteriorated a little while later and my youngest ended up with lots of glue and glitter in his hair.  That was fun to get out.

Day 47: Sleepy time - I have spent the day shopping, cleaning and ironing and will admit to almost forgetting to take a photo.  I managed this one just twenty minutes before midnight.  It may be last minute but I do love photos of them sleeping.

My favourite photo this week is the photo of the rose.  It reminds me that there is beauty in life even when I feel like everything around me is falling apart.  I feel so sad.


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