Kay, I want you to go away and hang up your powersuits and briefcase in shame! And as for you Stevie mate, no more Dr Pepper for you, I'm putting you on something softer next time you come round (like vodka!)
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
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Afterwards, we had some lunch then a lovely afternoon in the park, enjoying the winter sunshine. The girls teared around the playground and the boys napped while me and Caron caught up on all the gossip!
Today we went bowling with Jane and Maureen and the girls. It was really good even though Emily was bemused that she couldn't get strike after strike like she can on the Wii! Of course, I lost miserably, but I do have a bad knee at the moment (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). Afterwards we went out for lunch (like I said, small fortune!) which was delicious.
So, I'm in need of a sleep now! Hopefully the rest of the week will be quieter (though I do have a feeling Friday will be chaos: 2 little ladies and a couple of very mobile toddlers, all in the same room!). Better pop out for a litre bottle of gin!!
Sunday, 10 February 2008
We started off with a trip to the Italian for a lovely pizza and a nice chilled bottle of white, then we sampled a couple of Ripon's finest licensed establishments, before we rolled up at Ally's to find Steve waiting up for us (bless him!).
I then got to sleep in with Ally (and Simba the dog) while Steve got his sleeping bag and slept on Elise's floor (again, bless him!). Apart from Steve's alarm clock going off 4 times at stupid o'clock, I had a lovely sleep and was woken by Elise armed with Rapunzel and Pooh Bear books that simply had to be read! We had a lazy morning, looking at Ally's wedding album (Vegas baby, one very young skinny Lou taking up the bridesmaid position) before I headed on back down the A1 to see if Rob had survived a night of the terrible twosome!
Today we've been for a lovely walk round the local reservoir, before a lovely Sunday lunch and a bit of Dancing On Ice. Finally, the kids are now in bed and I'm just killing time before Lost comes on.
So, that was my weekend. Thanks Al for a fab night and I even did the whole post without mentioning that you threw up 3 times when we got home! (oops!!)
Oooh, and for Marie and Rach, here's proof that I've actually done some scrapbooking this year!!
Thursday, 7 February 2008
As for number 2, well, as you know he is a man of very little words (well, one to be precise: "Hiya!") but yesterday he learnt to say Moo and Quack! As exciting and amusing as this was, the worry now is that 66% of my son's vocabulary consists of animal sounds and it could prove to be a problem once we hit school age!! Again though, very proud of him at the moment, he's suddenly developing so well. The other day I took him for a walk (ie, Xander walking not being pushed in the pushchair). I intended to go just down the street but no, Billy Jim was having none of that! Half an hour later I had to drag him back up the road after going round all the houses and out to the motorway bridge to wave at the cars!
The other news this week is that I've passed my first course that ended a couple of weeks ago. I need the official confirmation sent through yet but think I got about 71%, which I'm more than happy with! Been doing a lot of studying this week, the degree is much harder and is taking a lot of brain power, which ain't in large supply these days!
The other shocker is that I've actually done some scrapbooking! Finished 3 LOs for my Xmas album yesterday and nearly finished a 4th that I started back in November! They're not brilliant (Rach, you really need to stop hogging that mojo!) but I think if I'm going to fit scrapping in these days it's going to have to be of the 'quick and simple' nature!
Right, must fly. Xander has a hot date with Poppy in the park this afternoon!