Things I love about my kids…

~They get excited about fruit as a snack.
~They have beautiful manners…most of the time!
~Megan always manages to siddle up to the birthday kid and ends up front and centre of every birthday kid/blowing out the candles photo!
~They flick from angel to devil and back to angel again in the blink of an eye. Hard to keep track of but at least I know the devil side doesn’t last long ;)
~Alex thinks his kisses make everything better (and he’s normally right!)
~Megan starts to sing the minute she goes to the toilet.
~They might be getting older but they still need cuddles when they’re sick!



Project 52: A photo of my children every week, for the whole year.

Alex: day 2 of school transition…no tears or nervousness this week. I was quite impressed with his cutting and colouring skills too!


Megan: never gets tired of face paint or Frozen!



We got our Christmas bits and bobs out yesterday, readying for setting the tree up next weekend. In the excitement of rediscovering all the trinkets and decorations, the kids also found our makeshift Elf on the Shelf, whom we call Alfie. Oh dear!!

(Alfie is a napkin holder and came in a set of 3, so he is swapped each night and he is in a different pose each day.)

We said “No it’s not Alfie, coz he doesn’t come until December 1st” as Mike quickly whipped Alfie away. But the kids are at the age know, that age where they’ll remember that it WAS Alfie they saw. If he was in the XMAS decoration box then is he really from the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop??? I’m not ready to answer that question yet, so I think I’ve found a solution!

I stumbled upon these guys this morning and think they’ll be perfect!!
They’re from


They are way cuter than the real Elf on the Shelf, who I think has a creepy face! If I can be organised and get fabric and time to sit and sew before next Monday, we might have a new Elf visiting. He’ll need another name though, and I loved Alfie 😔

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement…

It’s been soooooo long since I’ve been able to join in on one of these Daily Post Challenges, so this post is an achievement in itself!

For teachers, report writing can be tiring and stressful time. So once it’s over, the sense of accomplishment and triumph is amazing!



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