Homemade Grandparent Gifts [Little Brian Paint Sticks]


Every year I make an effort to make a handmade gift for the girl's grandparents. I do find it extremely hard to find gifts for them that I know they will like and use, and I know that they much prefer something that the girls have made and put lots of time, thought and effort into. I was recently sent some paint sticks by Little Brian, some of the fabric paints to be precise and that's when I just knew what I was going to do for grandparents gifts!

My Baby Day's Are Over...


Well, I felt like I needed to come on here and just blurt everything out because I'm feeling a little emotional tonight. Emily was my first, everything she did was a first, all the milestones she hit (and continues to hit) were firsts. With Isabelle, it lasts, as she is our last baby, and we treasure that milestone hitting moments just as much as we did the first time, but in a different kind of way. We treasure them differently because it's the last time I'm going to experience those moments with my own child. She is the last baby I will have, which is a little sad and something I'm still struggling to come to terms with as nothing really beats squishy baby cuddles but I know it is the right thing for me, and our family. My body just couldn't handle another pregnancy - anyway I'm going a little off topic here.

Bonfire Night Firework Display


Monday was bonfire night, and naturally, we wanted to take the girls to a firework display. Both of my girls absolutely love firework, me on the other hand - not so keen but I don't want my dislike to rub off on them so I set it aside and take them anyway. We headed down to a local display at a school, and the girls had the best time watching the fireworks.

Fireworks Biscuits


This week we rustled up some firework biscuits, they are so easy to make and it's likely you already have the ingredients in your cupboard if you wanted to recreate this recipe. Emily actually made the biscuits all by herself, she just needed a little help getting the biscuit dough off the table, as she always messed the shapes up a little when she was trying to pick them up. Emily picked out a star cutter and also a circle one. I was a little bit disappointed that some of the biscuits caught in the oven but sometimes these things just happen, don't they.

Pumpkin Carving & Trick Or Treat


Happy Halloween! I know there are many people who don't celebrate Halloween and while I'm not thrilled about the idea of my girls knocking on peoples doors, Its something Emily has been so excited to do as all her friends at preschool have been talking about. With Isabelle being dairy free too it adds an extra worry to everything, luckily she is still at an age where she doesn't really notice if we take away things from her bucket or she has less. 

Halloween Themed Dinner


Tonight we had big plans to make a spooky Halloween dinner, something that we do every year, and every year I mean to share it but I forget to. This year we made it a little early, with Halloween being in the middle of the week it makes it a little bit hard for us, today we did lots of fun Halloween activities, and then finished the day making a spooky Halloween tea, tomorrow we are planning to carve our pumpkins, something I can't wait to do with the girls.

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