Tagged with childrens behaviour

Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream

One of the presents that the girls got for Christmas was an ice cream maker that you need to turn by hand (thank you Dad!)  The girls said they wanted to start an ice cream business when we visited a lovely gelato shop in San Francisco and so this was the start of their business! … Continue reading

Pyjama party aftermath

Pyjama party aftermath

Last night I went out with some friends and left the girls at home with their best friends from school and their daddy.  The Big One and her friend had been planning what they were going to do all week and by 7pm when the two little girls arrived with their mum and dad, my … Continue reading

We’ve been in Houston 1 whole year

This time last year we left our house in Reading early in the morning, when it was still dark, having said goodbye to our friends and family during the previous week.   I cried all the way to the airport, at the airport and on the plane!  The plane left for Houston at 10.25am on 24th … Continue reading

Will you do what we say?

We went out for dinner to celebrate my Lovely Husband’s birthday last night. The girls came with us and having eaten next to nothing of the delicious food (well the Little One ate 10 large prawns/shrimp) despite our very vocal encouragement, my Lovely Husband asked this: When you’re older will you do what we say? … Continue reading

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

I have many memories of putting on “shows” for my family from an early age with my sisters. It started with Christmas song performances when we were tiny, using the curtain in front of the French windows at my grandparents house as the curtains on the stage, spending many minutes giggling behind it whilst we … Continue reading

Our new years eve treat

Our new years eve treat

The girls decorated their secret hide out, as is their tradition now for special occasions. I wasn’t allowed to see inside all today and it was only once my Lovely Husband came home that we trooped upstairs to see what they had done. The Little One had written Happy New Year on a piece of … Continue reading

2012 – a good year

If you’d asked me what I’d wished for at the beginning of 2012 my answer, if I was being brutally honest (which I only was with a handful of people), would have been that I hoped that the planned move to America in January wouldn’t happen. I was as positive about it as I could … Continue reading

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

We live a life which is blessed.  I might complain a bit about having to live away from home, but (most of the time…) I do realise how lucky I am – we’re healthy, have enough money and are surrounded by people who love us (even if they’re not around the corner just at the … Continue reading

Elf Escapades 19th December

Elf Escapades 19th December

When I got up to make the girls a drink this morning I had to slide on my stomach to get out of our bedroom door because someone had done this in the night:   The girls thought this was hilarious.  As did the Elf who was watching from the bookshelf, with a slightly guilty … Continue reading