Thursday, 16 December 2010

Birthday Girl in the house

That's right my sweet little girl turned 6 today. Bless her it was the first time ever that she was really excited about her Birthday. Last night she was so excited it took her an age to get off to sleep. Although her Birthday is so close to Christmas we always make the effort and decorate the house for her. She has been an extremely lucky girl, my parents bought her a dolls house, part Birthday and Christmas (I don't normally combine presents but due to it costing lots of pennies we agreed this year). She has had money, vouchers and presents and some still to be opened after school. She went off to school really happy this morning telling everyone it's her Birthday wearing a massive badge to prove it!!. Here she is this morning looking very sleepy. I asked her this morning what it felt like to be 6 and she said 'I feel really big'!!. Thank you to everyone who thought of her today.

It's been another busy week. Tuesday I went with the school to watch Cinderella at the Pantomime, it was really good and the children were really well behaved. The school organises the event perfectly and so safely which is not an easy task when you have the whole school attending.

At the beginning of the week they had Party day at school they could wear party dresses and smart clothes. Well Charlotte isn't really a dressy girl so we bought her a new top and leggings to match and she looked really sweet and she was comfortable which is the main thing.

The school production last week went really well, she done herself proud and stood up and spoke into the microphone clearly. On the last but one line she had a bit of a wobble but she carried on and got her words out. We have been on such a journey with her and I didn't really think that she would be able to do it, I know she could, but emotionally I was unsure whether she could cope. She done it and remembered all her lines. We were so proud of her. We are all ready for Friday, we are all so tired and ready for a break. Les has next week off to so I'm looking forward to having some lie ins!!!

I am just about keeping up with my JYC, I'm on day 14 at the moment so I'd doing alright. On a couple of days I'm waiting for photos which I'm hoping will be here soon. I will take some picture when I get a spare moment.

I'm running out of time again.

Take care all.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who left me a comment encouraging me with my JYC, it so appreciated it. I'm loving it, I'm trying to keep up on a daily basis as much as I can. Today's is about past Christmases, and I need some photos from my childhood, so hopefully Mum and Dad are bringing some with them at the end of the week. Here are some promised pictures. I still need to take quite a few photos of the previous pages, but the light has been poor today, will try again tomorrow.

The story or Manifesto, I'm keeping to it so far.

We had such a busy weekend. On Saturday Les dropped me of at the Bromsgrove crop, I haven't been for several months (due to commitments), but I do enjoy going they are such a nice bunch of ladies. I managed to get rather a lot and finished including Charlotte's Birthday card ready for next week. I also took part in Debs card class which was ace, such funky designs with great ideas.

Yesterday was spent at IKEA and picking a Christmas tree, it only took 20 minutes which is pretty good for us. As usual it's big but we love it. Charlotte loved putting all the decorations on it, it's probably the first year that she didn't get bored half way through.

This is the one!!

Charlotte needed a little helping hand with the star, it was so tall we had to chop a bit off the top!!

The finished tree, the photo's a little dark as it was taken in the dark.

I'm trying out some different photo's, I was quite pleased with this one although it needs to be a bit crisper, I even managed to get in the picture too!!

It's Charlotte's big day at school tomorrow. It's the first showing of the Christmas production, I'm extremely nervous for her. She has had several wobbles over the past week and isn't happy to stand on the stage. So they have opted for her to sit on a bench in front of the stage. Apparently she done her lines fine in front of the rest of the school. I've got everything crossed for her that it goes smoothly.

Right I'm off to wrap some presents. Thanks for stopping by.