I'd have stayed snuggled up in bed today if I could.
|This isn't actually our bed, it's the spare bed. I prefer that bedroom. |
I'm not keen on the decor in ours.
On to the weeks happenings. It's mostly been a bog standard week. Catching up with all the domestic stuff, getting behind with blog stuff, finishing off a few crafty makes (so I can get on with a custom made item for someone very lovely).
|I'm a bit like Nigella in that I feel true happiness when the fridge is full to bursting|
I did a huge shop. I do it online as stuff defrosts if I do a big shop myself. I spend less as I don't impulse buy and it's quick. Takes me less than 45 minutes and I can fit it in around the kids. How many times have I had to abandon my trolley because there's a pooey bum to attend or a little bladder that needs emptying? Too many. And the tantrums (theirs and mine). Lets not even go there!
Mini has been in a great mood all week...As chilled as a polar bear.
See what I did there? A visual pun! Oh dear, yes I think it may be all down hill from now on. Click away while you still can. I have to point out that I didn't stick the soft toy in the car seat, that would be the work of a Big Cuckoo. He thought it was a marvellous joke.
I adore Mini's expression in that photo. You can see exactly what he was thinking. Notice his mini granny blanket? It's the perfect size for a car seat. A folded blanket is too hot, tends to slip off or hang over the sides and get in the way. This is a perfect size. I used some left over squares from my GRANNY blanket. I would really recommend to anyone who is knitting or crocheting a blanket for a newborn to make a little mini one too. It then becomes a dolls blanket as they grow or a comforter.
Yesterday was so horrid weather wise Mr C lit the wood burner. He and Mini watched a bit of Le Mans and had a kip.
The rest of us hung out in the kitchen with my Mum. The boys had drawn all over themselves, proclaimed themselves to be "Tattooed" and didn't change out of their pajamas till 4pm. That's a lie, Little put on his policeman's outfit and didn't wear any under crackers. The boy's got style. Mum spent the majority of the afternoon unpicking my bridesmaid dress I wore for her wedding so that I can alter it to fit me again and take the tulle top layer off making it more of a supper frock than a posh frock.
The tooth fairy paid a visit on Friday night.
|Please excuse the banana around his chops|
A premature visit I feel, as the tooth wasn't wobbly till he decided to sink his teeth into a plastic doughnut. It stayed in barely 5 hours after that. So we dug out the little tooth fairy pillow that Auntie Gem gave him when he was very tiny. I was impressed with myself, my memory is totally shot but in a bid to organise the house I put it in a really logical place and so I found it with out a major hunt. Oh pat me on the back would ya! The small triumphs make my day.
Little Cuckoo was freaking out. He has a huge aversion to blood and he was upset by the sight of the gory gap...till I told him it wasn't blood. I told him it was gum juice. He then went looking for a plastic doughnut. Oh dear.
Big C was delighted, properly excited and delighted. I was sad. More sad than when I waved him off to school for the first time in September. My boy is growing up fast. Soon he'll be leaving home and breaking my heart. Wahhhhh haaa haaaa sob.
I'm not sure what the going rate is for the tooth fairy these days, being so unprepared. We, sorry, she (the tooth fairy) gave a pound and he wants to buy sweets with it. I bet the tooth fairy will be pleased about that. More teeth to collect in the near future. I have all of my baby teeth (I nearly said fairy teeth) in my box of keepsakes, my Mum kept them all. I was never sure if that was an odd thing to do but now I understand. I can't bring myself to throw Big's tooth out. So I'll keep it, just as my Mum kept mine.
One of the kids attached this fake beard to the cowboy hat and it really made me chuckle. I found it particularly funny because it was stuck on sideways. I thought I'd share it with you. I think I look like my neighbour. He's a farmer. Excuse my pallor but the Biggun's have trashed my make up again and I can't find my blusher. Little ratbags. Tonight they put the little balls that go in their buzzy bees game down the knot holes in the wooden flooring in the bathroom. Honestly. Nothing is safe.
Last night, as I was turning out lights and getting a bottle for the baby I suddenly heard a panicked voice coming out of the baby monitor:
Little Cuckoo had widdled all over Mr C on his way to the bathroom for his last wee of the day. He is dry at night if he is taken for a wee when we go to bed.
This time he must have been desperate. There was a sprinkle of piddle from his bed through to the ensuite. It was like following Hansel and Gretel. At the end of the trail there was a sleepy boy on the toilet and a grown man looking stricken in sodden clothes.
"He's peed on my watch"
As Mr C was putting Little back to bed he said to him "You just wee'd all over Daddy" Little replied "I didn't know" then he sleepily giggled and fell straight back to sleep.
And now for a TA DAH!!!! Drum roll please, it's been ages since I finished something. May I introduce to you my very first quilt.
It was a lovely little make. I enjoyed all the hand stitching very much.
I loved how portable it was and how there was none of this "Hang on a tick I just need to count stitches for a sec" like there is with crochet.
It was totally soothing. I think I'd enjoy doing a bigger one that could be snuggled under. This one was made out of an old sheet, some scraps and some of Mr C's old work shirts.
This one is to hang on a wall. It's just half a metre square. It's going to go in the master bedroom at the Seaside house, or maybe in the hall or the landing.
If I do another I don't think I'd put the fabric circles on again as I have completely fallen in love with how the back looks. I'm not sure if I'm recalling this correctly but I have a feeling Rachel felt the same. See here for the how to and for more lovely sewing stuff and cool knitted socks.
And now for a sneaky peek! A new stitch pattern to showcase. Possibly my new favourite.
Can you guess what it is?