Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Birthday Cake

07/05/2017
Norwich 4 QPR 0

I was pleased to find out my mother in law had decided against attending the last game of the season, for a very selfish reason. I needed to bake a cake for my baby's first birthday and cooking it with her around my feet was not going to be easy.

My mother in law initially took her out for a walk to try to get her to have a sleep while my eldest and I started baking. Luckily we were making Mary Berry's Victoria Sandwich so we measure all the ingredients out threw them in the bowl and used a hand whisk. It was dead easy although not quite as easy as using my Kitchen Aid. My eldest is getting really good at helping in the kitchen and I am hoping to get her to help make rice crispy cakes next weekend with the leftover easter chocolate. When the batter was ready I let her lick one of the whisks, mainly because I wanted to. It was her first time trying the batter and she loved it.

Unfortunately the baby didn't fall asleep on her walk so I rocked her to sleep upstairs and once she had gone off I could get on with the decorating.  This is my eldest's favourite bit as she got to try all the different icing colours. My mother in law has an ornament that I tried to copy for the Teddy Bear's picnic theme and I was really pleased with how it turned out. Although I'm not sure I'll be decorating the one for her party to such a scale.

By the time I had finished the cake the boys were back and we popped into Hunstanton to get a helium ballon for her birthday. After all it's not a proper celebration without a helium balloon.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Benjamin Bear

29/04/2017
Leeds 3 Norwich 3

My heart sank on Friday afternoon when we went to collect our eldest from preschool and she came skipping out of the school holding the school bear. I hate taking any toys out of our house in case we loose them and now I not only have the pressure of taking a toy out of the house but I have to entertain it too. Luckily we already had exciting plans for Saturday.

After taking him for lunch at a cafe (pub) she upacked his clothes into her wardrobe and got me to make him up a special bed in her room. Of course this special bed was never used as he shared our eldest's bed overnight (shudder,) and then they came in for cuddles with me in the morning, as my husband was in London visiting friends.

As Benjamin has his own set of clothes we all went downstairs in our pj's for breakfast before getting dressed for our big day out.

We had tickets to see Justin's Party at the Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn, as the show wasn't on until the afternoon we decided to treat our eldest to lunch at her second favourite restaurant after Old Mcdonalds M&S cafe. She had a bit of a melt down when we got there as she is paranoid about the actors coming off the stage at the theatre ever since Granny was picked to be in a knife throwing act at the circus, but that is another story. Food arrived to calm her down and after eating we headed to the show.

It was amazing even our baby who normally watches the show for 5 minutes and then goes to the auditorium loved it. My favourite bits were the Hokey Cokey and seeing Mr Tumble. In my opinion Benjamin bear was being spoilt, lunch out and then real life Mr Tumble. I'm not sure how the other parents will top this!

The night before it was time for him to leave we had floods of tears from our eldest so much so that we have had to invite him back again for our baby's first birthday Teddy Bear's picnic party. Luckily he is free that weekend.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Forgotten Friday

21/04/2017
Norwich 2 Brighton 0

Work has really put a dent in my blogging groove and I have completely forgotten to document Friday night.

My husband went to the football with his Dad and my Mother-in-law and I had a lovely steak tea. My eldest stayed up with us as an end of the week treat and ate a second tea of corn on the cob.

I'll try and be better on Saturday.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Easter Monday

17/04/2017
Preston 1 Norwich 3

So the last of the day of the long weekend is already here and although I have tomorrow off it still feels a bit sad. We have had a lovely easter catching up with friends and visiting attractions.

Today we have been for Sunday lunch at my mum's which was really nice. The highlight for our eldest was going on a duckling hunt in Heacham. Luckily we found two sets and none were run over. For any Mum's out there that feel like they are failing just remember you are a better mother than a duck. 

The week ahead sees us finding out about our eldest school and me trying to get a more permanent job. Wish us luck.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Good Friday

14/04/2017
Norwich 1 Fulham 3

I am panic writing this blog tonight as I have just found out there is another game tomorrow, and I do not want to get behind on my posts.

After working on Wednesday and Thursday I was looking forward to a day at home with the girls. We/ I had lots of Easter arts and crafts planned. Our eldest had a bit of a bumpy night, she woke up all hot and bothered after a bad dream and we were worried she was coming down with a cold.

In the morning she proclaimed she was poorly and that she needed to spend the day in her pyjamas, apart from this she seemed fine, so who am I to argue with her. Luckily she was well enough to help me make toilet roll bunnies and chicks. My toilet roll creation are the bane of my husband's life as I tend to hoard empty tubes and we are swift running out of storage space for them.

We had a very uneventful but pleasant day spent at home in our pyjamas and the girls were in clean pyjamas and ready for bed before their Daddy got back from the football.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Play Date

08/04/2017
Norwich 7 Reading 1

Is summer here already? The weather has been beautiful this weekend and we have been enjoying the great outdoors. On Friday we went for an early evening drink at the King William with the girls. And on Saturday we had a picnic tea in the garden and a trip to the playground with friends. And on Sunday we had a BBQ.

But back to game day. It was nice on Saturday to just have a day at home with the girls. Now I am working again, although only part time at the moment, it has made me appreciate them more. We had our eldest's best friend over for a play date and she of course loved showing off her bedroom and taking our guests to the local playground. The girls were both really well behaved all day and we got bathtime done before Daddy got home from the football including all sets of nails cut and hairwashed. Getting the jump on Sunday night's chores.

I am already looking forward to the long weekend next weekend.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

On telly

05/04/2016
Huddersfield  Norwich

I have been warned all week that Norwich are on Telly tonight. Therefore I have planned to sort out my finances and have a nice bath.

Both are treats for me mainly because I got child benefit today so that was a nice suprise. And also because I've been at work today so a bath will be a nice relaxing treat. I might even have bubbles and chocolates.