Friday 29 November 2013

Evie & Mummy singing Miss Polly

here is the video motion picture of Evie singing Miss Polly

bananas camels and washing

Yesterday me & Evie went to the library for Rhyme Time... was run by someone different a lady called Tracey (she was quite energetic but no April), anyway we learnt two new songs bananas and Alice the Camel ;o)

And when we got home from town I sorted out Evies Christmas clothes and have put them in the wash so that she can wear a Christmas outfit every day in December (like she did last year) ;o)

Thursday 28 November 2013

a second favourite song

As you remember Evies first favourite song was Baa Baa Black Sheep...

...she now has a second favourite song too Miss Polly I will have to video motion picture her singing it with me ;o)

Tuesday 26 November 2013

elephants and piggies

At Tumble Tots they change around the circuit every two weeks (just to keep things interesting for the little ones).

Last week and this week it included a plank with stepping stones (far enough away from each other that you have to take "elephant steps").

Last week Evie finally got the hang of taking elephant steps and spent last week doing them on and off around the house ;o)

When we got to Tumble Tots yesterday Evie saw the plank again and started doing her elephant steps around the hall...

...the ladies who run the session were in hysterics and gave Evie a round of applause ;o).

While we were waiting for Tumble Tots to start I had Evie sitting on my lap (and because she had her socks off (to get more grip on the equipment)) we were doing this little piggy they must have heard me doing it because one of the ladies said that they were at a work shop at the weekend...

...and they cant do "this little piggy had roast beef" anymore in case it offends vegetarians! and they should be saying that he had cheese on toast!

Sunday 24 November 2013

I dont hold out much hope this time

Its that time again to apply to be a world book night giver.

As I was successful last year I dont hold out much hope of being a giver again, but I thought I might as well apply anyway ;o)

The books I have gone for are...

Short Stories by Roald Dahl

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronvitch

Confessions of a GP by Dr Benjamin Daniels

I will find out if I was lucky in February...

Thursday 21 November 2013

Evies first ever party invite

Yesterday in the post Evie got her first ever birthday party invite ;o)

It is for one of my ante natal group kiddies ;o)

It is at My Gym and looks like it will be fun...

...the invite contains a release that has to be signed by me or James when we get there!

Wednesday 20 November 2013

I shouldnt eat when...

...Im watching Matthew & Joey doing bush tucker trials!

me & Evie were eating grapes, Evie didnt let the gagging and whinging put her off, and it didnt stop me eating them either ;o)

With the "meal" that they made out of eating the bush tucker trial I am not surprised that they both got voted for again ;o)

Monday 18 November 2013

as good as I remember

Yesterday I put my mp3 player on to charge (on the mains socket rather than through the pc).

When I came it unplug it I saw that it hadnt charged and when I pushed the plug I saw that it wasnt in the wall properly.  Incidentally it showed that it was charged when I went to unplug it this morning and then showed that it wasnt charged after I had unplugged it so it is now plugged into the pc!  And when I ejected it after 10 minutes it showed that it was partially charged ;o)

So I ended up watching some Muppet Show dvd on the portable dvd player (we bought while I was pregnant) after I put Evie to bed.

Evie was being a bit of a nightmare last night...

...I was reading a library book to her last night and she was trying to grab hold of it through the bars so I let her have the book (and then I heard a ripping sound) she had accidentally done a tiny rip in one of the pages so I took the book back off of her telling her that it was naughty to tear pages in books and got one of her books so she could wreck that.

And then she started really crying and didnt want her book so we tried giving her back the library book and she was still crying (I think that she was just over tired)...

Sunday 17 November 2013

present shopping

As we have just under a month until Evies second birthday (not to mention Christmas also) I thought that I had better get a wriggle on to buy her presents....

There were two things that I wanted to get her...

This that was out of stock (but is in stock now typically so I shall get it in the week) and this (which I did manage to get) and while I was in there I also got her this (as she loves lions that go ra ra ra ;o))

Friday 15 November 2013

good interruptions

I was doing the washing up and Evie came in the kitchen making high pitched eating noises having her hand puppet Lima eating her tummy ;o)

So we sat on the kitchen floor with Lima eating Evie and then me too ;o)

Thursday 14 November 2013

they are in cahoots

You remember Evies nocturnal activities on Saturday morning, it seems that the other Mums have had similar goings on too!

We think that they are all in contact with each other (must check the sms messages on my phone to see if Evie has been texting the others) ;o)

Or perhaps she has set up her own facebook account (she cant be using mine as I dont have one!)

Wednesday 13 November 2013

form filling

This morning I finally got around to filling out the form for Evies swimming lessons...

...I now just have to remember to drop it into the Leisure Centre ;o)

Tuesday 12 November 2013

I recognise a few of them

The new line up for Im a Celebrity has been announced ;o)

The ones I recognise are:

Steve Interesting Davis (Spitting Image has a lot to answer for ;o)) I think that he will be my favourite ;o)

Vincent Simone (my second favourite if Steve gets booted out)

David Emanuel (only because his name was being said a lot in the run up to Princess Dianas wedding)

Laila Morse (she will probably win and I can see her really getting stuck in too as she doesnt strike me as someone who will shy away)

It will be great when it starts again and I am looking forward to the Bush Tucker Trials ;o)

Monday 11 November 2013

Evie & Mummy singing

Evie now sings baa baa black sheep with me (well parts of it anyway ;o)) ;o)

Heres a link to the video motion picture.

I finally had a chance to listen to the Mark Kermode Film review podcast and my e-mail didnt get read out :o(

Sunday 10 November 2013

quarter to three

That was the time that Evie woke up yesterday morning!

I was already awake so Im guessing that my "Mummy senses" were in full swing ;o)

We tried to stroke Evies back to get her to drop off again but she wasnt having any of it, so James took her downstairs and ended up playing with her and reading books with her ;o)

He ended up bringing her back up at 5.30 am and she was lying on our bed and I could see that she was falling asleep so I put her back in her cot and she fell asleep ;o)  Me & James tried to get back to sleep too.

We ended up waking her up just before 7 am so that we could go out and then she fell asleep at 10 am and slept through to 12.30 pm.

 I was getting well tired by 2 pm and had a two hour nap and left James to look after Evie again ;o)

James ended up having his nap at 5 pm and he was then up at 2 am (so he tells me).

Evie fell asleep properly at 8pm and luckily slept through until 7 am ;o)

I still have the Mark Kermode podcast to listen to to see if my e-mail was read out so will do that tomorrow before Evie waked up ;o)

Friday 8 November 2013

except for Monday

Because of me & Evie both being ill we have ended up staying in all week...

...except for Monday when we had Tumble Tots.

Evie has been ok about staying in so far, if she does start kicking off today then we shall go out for a quick stroll around the block ;o)

Wednesday 6 November 2013

one of three things

When Evie normally doesnt like something she cries for about a minute and then generally stops...

...but not yesterday, we had full blown hysterics!

So I told James that I thought she was either tired, had my cold or was becoming more of a drama queen!

This morning she has a cough and a runny nose :o(

And on Monday she was holding my hand loads (she is not normally clingy at all) while we were at Tumble Tots which also pointed towards possibly getting a cold.

Tuesday 5 November 2013

shared and halved

This morning Evie and I are sharing an orange & cranberry bagel...

...I give to Evie almost half of one and then eat the rest myself (in theory anyway) what actually happens is is that I start eating my half and she keeps putting her hand out because what I am eating is much nicer and then I end up with what she doesnt want to eat ;o)

Which is very much what being a Mum is all about ;o)

Monday 4 November 2013

e-mailing the bbc

Last night I was listening to Mark Kermodes Film Review podcast and as part of the podcast extra (they do a segment before and after the show) Simon read out an e-mail from an Australian bloke living in LA asking if anyone was as behind as he was (he was listening to 6 months worth).

It reminded me that after Evie was born that I was way to tired to listen to anything and then dug out my player (around this time last year) and when it came time to reload my player I had 86 to listen to!

I will try and listen online to the podcast next week and will let you know if it does get read out ;o)

Sunday 3 November 2013

it wasnt a good Friday feeling

On Friday I woke up with a sore throat, by the end of the day I was sneezing like a goodun :o(

Because yesterday I wanted to get some food bits in town (and as well meaning as James is he is bound to get something that I didnt want) so I dosed myself up on paracetamol so that I wouldnt feel so bad...

...I did manage to treat myself to my second gingerbread latte of the year ;o)

While James popped popped out on a wild goose chase (to get some laptop memory) I really wanted to go to sleep that afternoon so I got Eve to fall asleep on the floor (her choice not mine ;o)) and when he got home I went up for a snooze for three hours (and even left James to give Evie her afternoon snack and her dinner).

I ended up just having a toasted bagel for my lunch so I neednt have gone out yesterday afterall!

Today Im still not feeling great hopefully I will feel a bit better tomorrow as we have Tumble Tots to go to.