Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year!

Here are some pictures from the last week :)


Euan in bed with his tractor

Euan and some of his trains

mum & Thomas

Willow painting

Willow painting

Willow Painting

Thomas painting

Thomas painting

Thats us the last week. not much got done since mum came over for a visit. and I doubt much will get done since we're playing catch up with laundry and dishes at the moment.

Jack frost is still NOT finished....................

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Mum


After some wine

christmas crackers and stars

Well the worst christmas cracker joke was
how do you get two whales in a car


well can you guess?
over the severn bridge





And stars lots of origami star shaped t-light holders
Blue's birthday

This is the first set. they went to the MIL. In the mean time the autumn tree and prayer painting have been origamied to. will take photo's later

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Basket full of gnomes

A basketfull


a basketfull of gnomes. A found branch has been turned into 6-7 gnomes a bunch of tree coins and we still have more left

Birthday party story painting

So squish and I did a paining session this afternoon. We painted the birthday party story.

It is blues birthday today
Paint big blob of blue in the middle of your paper.
Blue has invited some friends over to celebrate. before his guests arrive blue ensures the room is ready.
paint over the paper as if blue is walking around the room.
Blue finished getting everthing ready and waited for his guest to arrive
knock loudly on surface.
someone knocked on the door its yellow. Yellow comes in and congratulates blue. yellow goes and looks around the room, he looks out of the window and walks over to the table with food on it.
paint all over the paper as if yellow is walking around.
Suddenly there is a loud knock again (knock on a surface) its red! red comes is and starts chatting with blue. after a little while red goes and says hello to yellow. she walks over to get a slice of cake and some juice.
paint all over paper as if red is walking

Can you see who red & yellow brought to the party?



Euan loved it! its was really nice to spend 10 minutes or so painting together. it was just long enough to hold his attention and not get bored

The first one is Euan's
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And this is mine
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Euanisms

Thursday afternoon (I've been meaning to post this but just didn't manage to get around to it) we we're sitting down in the livingroom. Euan was reading a book I was knitting jack frost. Suddenl he looked up and said "mummy there is a dead elephant in the livingroom" so there i am living with a dead elephant in my livingroom.
the other one at the moment is the sticky tape on one of the gifts keeps popping of (its cheap tape) and acording to Euan it because it want more tape, he also says it doesn't need it it just wants it. The elephant comment is close in weirdness to a comment he made when he was 2ish. James and Euan where going to the park when suddenly he annouced "daddy its margerett thatcher day" yup margerett thatcher day. Where are cerainly not fans of her in this house (antifans?) o where that came from nobody knows......

Saturday, 20 December 2008

wet on wet painting


Melissa from a little garden flower did an online wet on wet paining session yesterday. If you missed it think it will be on youtube soon so check out their channel.
The painting at the top is my first succesful w-o-wpainting.
I made another painting but I'm still waiting for that picture to come trough to my laptop from my mobile. Will be back!

Friday, 19 December 2008

Whats up with the acorns?

I have only ever seen these:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvia31163/213161941/
And now all I seem to find on blogs are these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/disdatmac/1912443720/
As far as I know all these blogs are in the States. is this an oak only found there? I love the way their acorncaps look....

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

James is away for work

So I obviously have a stinking bad headeache had virtually no sleep (fighting cats this time kids all slept really well :S)

My tree got pulled over, redecorated and then Rodney decided it was his turn to demolish it.

The twins have decided their favorite game at the moment is to either take all the cans out of the cupboard and throw them randomly around the kitchen, fill the toaster with small wooden blocks, or drop a bit of toast and scream like someone chopped part of you of. you should see peoples looks in Sainsburys when I have them both screaming at the top of their lungs.

We went into a little artshop on the highstreet today and won't be going back. We needed some new brushes especially for te wet on wet painting we'll be doing. the owner was horrible. Shouting at willow to be quiet. So i quickly paid (and only did that because I wouldn't be able to get brushes anywhere else) and left. Next time I'll order of the internet thank you very much.

We did get to do a bit of painting but it was a failed experiment. the colours turned out to be far too diluted so we'll try again tomorrow.

Jack frost is pretty much all knitted. I've got 1 cuff the neckcuff and the hat left and then its stuffing and sewing up. I really hope he'll turn out nice Euan is desperate to see him finished.

I managed to wrap most of the gifts last night and put them out on a bookshelf for squish to find who is now obviously very excited and can't wait for next week.
Hopefully tomorrow we get to do some snowflakes for the window.

And we made a little boat & fairy for the seizoenstafel I used a scarf to make a river and Euan placed the little boat on ready to sail to some unknown place :)

Monday, 15 December 2008

Gifts brought by St nick


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Originally uploaded by mum21andtwins
This is the bag of gfts that was waiting for the kids saturday morning (6-12) in it a barn, a train, both for Euan a book to share. New pj's for all three dolls for the twins socks for James and a magazine for me. and obviously satsumas nuts and chocolate coins.

I have a laptop again!!

So dear little kiwigirl smashed my laptop into many many pieces. most of my data was backed up except for my pst files all the ones backed up on the ddrive have gone why? I have no idea everything else is there. so I guess an update is in order. twe twins are no longer babies (sniff) they are walking talking demolition machines. in on under everything ensuring my butt never sits down for more than a couple of minutes. Euan has aquired a few swear words (obviously James's fault never mine ahem) the piggies are back inside the weather has been so wet and cold here. The chickens have a new run which James & I put up together (there was vey little swearing involved eventhough it was a flatpack!!)
The three new chicks are growing lots and enjoying the heaps of space they have here.
he three hens are pretty annoyed at the severly reduced amount of space available to them.
We put up the tree last week and it has been redecorated a gazillion times in the mean time. the twins remove decorations Euan throws everything back in. I have new pictures and am putting them up on flickr bt by bit. will get a link up in the sidebar some point today I hope.

Anyway its nap time for little monsters now...

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