Well after our mucky pup walk I decided that as Rusty loves the mud and water so much he needed a trim as it is hard work washing and blow drying him after each walk! So we went short and now he has eyes!!
I loved his longer coat and really didn’t want to cut it but it’s so much cleaner and doesn’t leave wet paw prints everywhere and we can go for a walk and it not take 3 hours in total!!
Halloween is an interesting part of parenting, you spend your time telling children not to accept sweets from strangers, not to talk to strangers and don’t go knocking on peoples doors! Well when Halloween comes around you are then telling them that all of the above is ok! So a nice little chat about it beforehand was in need and to try and explain why we can on Halloween.
I do not agree with kids knocking on every door and scaring elderly people and bothering people who don’t want to be bothered. So we have a rule that we only knock at houses which have a pumpkin or something up to indicate they want to participate. This adds a bit more fun running around hunting out houses with pumpkins and the excitement of when they spot a house with one!!
So our Halloween 2013 started off by getting dresses in our outfits! The girls couldn’t wait any longer! Daddy sat down and started the mass pumpkin carving!! With 4 pumpkins to scoop out he had his work cut out!! We found some fab templates to use for the faces so each of the kids choose their own faces and set to work on getting them carved.
Once they were all carved it was Mummy’s turn to be creative and set to work on the face painting!! The girls are great, they love having their face painted and looked through the book and found their witches face for mummy to try.
***I want to note that this is the first time EVER that T has let me paint his face!!!!! ***
See the end results of face painting and pumpkin carving……………….
I was contacted by World Vision to carve a heart in a pumpkin to raise awareness for A night of Hope for all the children around the world who are living in fear. While we are preparing to enjoy a night of fun and frights there are children who live in real fear and not just one night of the year. So by carving and lighting my pumpkin heart I am showing I care. I put out my heart and poster in the window to show others why I had a heart carved pumpkin.
I am of course not going to waste all the insides of the pumpkins, I am going to toast the seeds to eat them as a snack and I am going to find a yummy muffin recipe to make some healthy muffins. There is so many tasty ideas on how to use up the insides so no need to waste it all.
So here is my little cheeky 3 ready to go out, your really scared arn’t you……???!!!
BUT how could you be scared of this little fella…….!!! He enjoyed coming out with all the children
Well it’s an end of an era for me. The twins started school today and I had already cried the night before! I am glad I did though as I got it out my system. They were super excited about going and had been counting down the days since they finished pre-school at the end of of July!
It was mixed emotions, part of me was really looking forward to them going and learning new things and watching them develop as little girls but the other part of me is really sad as they are still too tiny! Although their not and I am sure T was just as small as them but as they are my last I think I see them younger than they are really are! With T I was excited to move onto the next step with him and to get him to try new things and grow. With the girls I have been quite happy to just chill and not push them into things and the next step all the time.
So anyway enough of me! They skipped off to school today and couldn’t wait to go in! As you can see from the photos they were very happy and it made me very very proud to see them so confidently go off to school. I couldn’t wait to pick them up though!!
Well T is off to year 5 now, how did my little boy get to yr 5!!?? When people tell you it goes quick please do believe them as it flies by.
He had a great day, he was chuffed with himself as he’s moved up a table for literacy.
He has a male teacher this year. He’s never had a male teacher so it will be interesting to see if there is any differences.
We often use herbs in our cooking so the thought of lovely fresh herbs right outside my back door really appealed to us.
So I got my thinking cap on and started googling and hunting Pinterest (I love that website!!)
So collected a very large pallet, these are super easy to find and companies are usually getting rid of them for free. Mine was plain wood so I painted it up with the same paint as I used on my fences and got hubby to attach it to the wall.
I purchased these little silver pots from ikea, only 6 of them to start with. Hopefully I won’t kill the herbs!!
and got hubby to attach them onto the pallet, although your see how I have attached them at the bottom of the wood, well since using it that isn’t the best place to attach. It means they angle down and when watering them the water easily runs out! So tip is attach higher up!!
Fill with soil, seeds and water!
Now I thought to myself as I was planting the seeds
‘how am I meant to know which herb is in which pot’
How did I not think of this problem before……!!!??!! Needing the labels that day and not wanting to purchase any I had to think of using what materials I had. Well hubby was cutting a tree down at the time so I took a few small branches and cut to size. Then sliced a flat section off so I was able to write down the herb name.
Success and I think they look really sweet!!
Here it is after a few weeks, coriander is doing very well!! I’m looking forward to filling it up with even more pots and herbs.