The Fertility show is getting closer... I wanted to say a special thanks to Infertility Network (1inuk) and Pride Angel for reviewing my book they will both have stands in the show at the Olympia , the review of my book it showcased on page 23 of Infertility Networks winter magazine.
I cannot believe my Grandad is 90 today, I am even more surprised he didn't turn up to the meal we arranged and booked for him, we can't really blame him at his dear old age, even so, it's still upsetting because he just didn't want to come, life isn't the same now my beautiful Nan has gone. Isla was gutted she didn't get to blow his candles out for him.
Happy Birthday Grandad xx
On a lighter note we spent three evenings with hands to the grind stone, painting and getting the lounge ready and yesterday Paul put the light fitting and curtains up, we went to Next today to choose furniture but unfortunately the Christmas shoppers are out in full force, we couldn't get off the car park, the traffic was back to back, it isn't even November yet people.
It's half term and I get to have both my babies out and about with me this week, I cannot wait :)
We have been lucky to move into a house with three grapevines, so we have thrown ourselves into home brewing, reading and trying to get to know as much about grapes, wine and home brew as possible, this year has been an amazing crop because of the weather being so good. We picked the grapes around two weeks ago now and they are crushed and fermenting ready to be bottled at the beginning of December, we have around 60-70 bottles, the very earliest we can try it is 6 months after it has been bottled, which will work out to be perfect timing for Islas annual Birthday BBQ.
Yesterday all of the Nursery children's parents were invited into School to listen to the Children sing their Harvest Festival songs that they had learnt. I couldn't believe that at three years old Isla was stood still with her arms behind her back, I was gobsmacked, she usually runs a riot around the house screaming. I didn't recognise this sweet, very good little girl I was watching angelically sing with her new teacher, I was so proud it brought tears to my eyes.
Today was nice, a rarity really, shopping with my gorgeous little Brother, he is off work for a week, it's lovely spending quality time with him and my Kids love it :)
It was a night off cooking tonight because it was my Father in Laws Birthday he kindly treated us all to tea at the pub. Isla entertained us all by singing Nursery Rhymes, who knew that this little piggy went to market, this little piggy ate roast beef, this little piggy ate oranges and this little piggy ate fish. Don't you just love Kids!
OMG I am so embarrassed... I just did the Nursery run with a new pair of trousers on, I only went and left the damn tag in dangling down my bottom, I am literally crawling inside, not one person told me, I've only just realised when I've sat down for a coffee.
Weekend was great went swimming with the kids on Saturday, Isla is getting braver, she will actually let go of the side with her rubber ring and armbands on, Mom came with me and the extra pair of hands was very useful, Paul worked on our house doing the wood work.
Sunday I had a major fat day, trying on clothes and feeling huge in everything I put on, I realise I am simply eating far too much and snacking on the kids meals really isn't helping, no amount of weight will drop off if I keep shovelling food down my throat. I don't want to give the impression that I'm not lazy I walk almost everywhere and whenever I can, I go to a spin class once a week and swim most Saturdays, anyway after purchasing fat clothes, (the trousers resulting in an embarrassing morning) we went house shopping far more enjoyable, I finally found the curtains I have been searching for, we just need to paint so we can get them up, everywhere looks like a new empty shell at the moment, I can't wait to get that warm homely feeling.
I am more excited than the Kids, I can't wait to see there little faces when we go to watch Dream to Dream at Disney on Ice. I was going to book the Snow White Pantomime for the kids Christmas show this year however the site I tried to book from said No under 2's because of special effects and strobe lighting, it wouldn't have been the same leaving him behind being baby sat, then after watching the Disney on Ice advert last night, I went straight to the website and booked up to go, lets hope Noah sits still on my lap, even better under 2's are free!
Today I am having a bit of a clear out, bagging things up to take to a charity shop, just getting ready to do the drop off and i am also loading a couple of favourite items onto Ebay to sell. The garage is so full of boxes of baby clothes and toys, everything I put into bags to get rid of some way or another find there way back in a TO KEEP box in the garage.
We are still very unsure if we do or don't want another baby, Paul said we can't possibly keep all these baby toys just in case we have another baby, at the moment we are at the stage of lists, For and against, the truth is if money wasn't an issue we would of course love a third child, however that third child would mean changing the car, caravan and moving house, more importantly and above everything else more... miscarriages, that is one thing I can't change, do I really want to go through all that again.
This Morning I am concentrating on writing, I've got a bit of a block at the moment, for the last 20 minutes I realise I have just been sitting here doing zilch, until fairy liquid started oozing out of my dishwasher, perhaps that wasn't one of my better ideas! (Hubby will hopefully never know). Nursery healthy snack, What's that all about, I thought I just had to send £15 a term, I have only just found out we're supposed to take a snack in when its our turn. Yesterday all eyes were on me, The teacher revealed the poor children didn't have a snack because nobody had dropped one in, we all gasped and then I went white and bit my lip, I realised it was me, it's like being back at school again. last night I was hunting through the cupboards and decided carrots were a good healthy choice, Isla has been sent with a very heavy bag today.
Reading - I have started to read Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley, I am getting into the Festive Spirit.
I am so damn tired, Kids woke up at 3 o'clock this morning, neither of them went back to sleep, just dropped Isla at nursery and I have hit the strong coffee, the clocks haven't even changed yet, I hope there isn't a pattern forming.
Just off out to a tot group with Noah, lets hope more people turn up this week, numbers are dwindling thanks to soft play centres, nobody seems to go to local groups anymore because almost everyone drives these days, including me.
Library this afternoon with both Isla and Noah when I collect her from nursery, she loves the library, almost as much as me, there is something about being in and amongst all of those books.
Today I have been Christmas shopping, mainly hunting for stocking fillers for the kids, I have bought the main presents already, I love getting into the Christmas spirit even if it is only October, I'm looking forward to wrapping whilst watching a film tonight.
I am making a couple of decorations now as I speak, with the kids of course using fur cones, twine and ribbon, we'll see what it look like when we've finished, I might not be hanging it up if it looks too shabby.
Noah has also grown out of his baby sleep bag and blankets etc so I decided to buy him a duvet and cover to go with his pirate, boat, blue white and red bedroom theme, it has all come together and I am really pleased with it.
We are having a major clean up day today, It's pouring down with rain outside, Paul is fitting the doors and skirting boards and I am being ruthless throwing everything out that we don't like or use anymore including furniture!
Last weekend was so manic it's nice just being in the house instead of racing to Christenings or Birthday parties, the house renovation has taken a back burner for a while, the race is now on to get all the finishing touches completed before Christmas.
Our New years eve is booked already, we're going to be staying in Wales, inside a castle wall with views of the castle from the terrace, fireworks will be set off at Midnight, we are really looking forward to it. X Factor This week, I'm backing Abi Alton, next week it could be someone totally different. Abi comes across as such a lovely girl plus she's extremely talented playing the piano and guitar. I would be so proud if one of my children could play an instrument, I can't read music, I really wish I could.