Sunday, 30 December 2007
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Anyway, here are a few pics of our Christmas...
The kids haul!Emily finally gets her Hannah Montana wigXander with his truck, one of his many 'boys toys'Rob having a National Lampoons moment and carving the turkey
Sunday, 23 December 2007
Thursday, 20 December 2007
Monday, 17 December 2007
...who on earth sleeps in a Christmas tree?! So between that and Xander's constant 'oooh, shiny bauble, let me hide that in my toy box', I have been threatening to take the blooming thing down all day!! Yup, bah humbug Lou is slowly creeping back in!!
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Then we took both kids to visit Santa. Emily talked to him but from 2 feet away, there was no way she was getting any nearer to that beard! And Xander, well he took one look and screamed! We did manage to get a picture but probably a bit of waste of £7!
This morning has been Xander's toddler group's Xmas party and it's been fab! They were asked to go in fancy dress so it was a good opportunity for him to wear his Xmas pudding outfit; he even kept the hat on for a whole half an hour! They had a party tea (pizza and buns at 10am, yum!) and Santa put in yet another appearance...and guess what? Yup, Xander screamed again! I'm just glad he'll be asleep when Santa makes his annual trip on Christmas Eve!
Anyway, we are now all well and truely into the festive spirit!
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Monday, 10 December 2007
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
For everyone else...we had a great night on Saturday! We went over t'Pennines to St Helens to see my old pal Marie, who was taking us to see one of her favourite bands: The Lancashire Hotpots! For anyone not familiar with their work, their a comedy band who sing such classics as Chippy Tea and Shopmobility Scooter...
Well, I've not laughed so much in a long time!! They were hilarious, and with names like Dicky Ticker and Willie Eckerslike, they couldn't really be anything else could they!
Even though Rob's a southerner, he had a great time...
It was also great to have a few drinks with the one and only Mariek!! We've never actually had a tipple together, just tea and cupcakes, so it was nice to let our hair down together! Also, her 2 friends Karen and Denise came along; who were both excellent gig going company; and made it even more enjoyable...
(me, Karen, Denise, Marie)
Anyway, I'd definately recommend checking the Hotpots out, you can find them here:
I dare you not to laugh!!
Friday, 30 November 2007
The illness is still well and truely resident in the Gillard household. Rob took today off today so he could look after Xander while I went to bed and tried to shift this cold once and for all. All it seems to have done though is give him a cold! Great! I'm really hoping we're better this weekend as we have a trip across the Pennines planned tomorrow; Rob and I are supposed to be going with Marie and Kendo to see the Lancashire Hotpots tomorrow night while Rob's mum babysits. It's our only night out this Xmas so I really really want to go, so anti cold vibes would be very much appreciated!!
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Monday, 19 November 2007
He hasn't done it since but he's poorly at the moment so anything that's not a 'lying down, dummy in mouth' position isn't going to happen!! Will post a photo as soon as he gets motoring again.
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Monday, 5 November 2007
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Anyway, the rest of the week was great, lots of swimming, cycling, pancakes, ducks, swans etc! The kids had a great time and were exhausted by the time we got home! Anyway, here's a few pics of our week...