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The end of our Long American Holiday

So, after getting back from Canada I’m in full packing mode again. This time there is more to pack than usual – our whole house! That’s right. After 20 months living in Houston and adventuring in North America we’re packing up all our stuff ready to come home to England. The girls and I will … Continue reading

Family tree stickers

Family tree stickers

I saw this great way of putting up a family tree before we came to Houston at the beginning of last year and decided to bring the sticker set with me.  It’s taken until now to put it up(!), partly because we didn’t know how long we were staying (we’re still not sure…) but also … 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

New Years Eve and new traditions

New Years Eve is always a dilemma – to stay in, to go out, what to do with the children.  This year we ignored the posh party at the club and a party invitation, and stayed home with the girls. The girls decided on what we’d cook for dinner and helped prepare it (steak and … Continue reading

Elf Escapades December 11th

The Elf outdid himself this morning.  He’s obviously have a lot of fun whilst we’re all asleep. The girls found the Elf hanging from 2 Chuck E Cheese balloons which had got tangled in the ceiling fan!  We’re not sure how long he’d been there for but we quickly rescued him and returned him to … Continue reading

Elf Escapades 9th December

Having decorated the Christmas tree last night (see here), the Elf was obviously impressed with the girls’ hard work to make the house look so festive. So impressed, that he decided to take up residence in the tree and nibble on a candy cane! There he is right in the middle!

Here’s our Christmas tree

Here’s our Christmas tree

We put up and decorated our Christmas tree last night.  Michael Buble sang to us whilst the girls put the decorations on the tree and my Lovely Husband and I drank Baileys, feeling festive. As we didn’t bring our Christmas decorations with us the girls and I had made lots of things (cinnamon stars, trees … Continue reading

It’s nearly Christmas!

It’s nearly Christmas!

So, straight off the back of Thanksgiving, we’re straight into Christmas preparations!  The Thanksgiving and Fall decorations have come down from outside of people’s houses to be replaced by Christmas lights, reindeer, snowmen and Father Christmas. The girls have been excited by the prospect of Christmas since they started to feel better at the beginning … Continue reading

Nanny’s here!

Nanny’s here!

There was great excitement on Wednesday as my Mum was arriving from the UK, via a quick visit to see her sister in Toronto.  The girls woke up early and were very disappointed that Nanny would not be here until 8pm – that seemed like an age away for them and for the first time … Continue reading