Monday, 29 June 2009

Euan watching the lion king for the thir


I just had a call from my mum. my schoolfriend Naomi, someone I've known since I was 6 who was only a year older than me passed away over the weekend.
They don't know what happend yet.
She leaves behind her mum and 5 siblings and lots and lots of friends.
her hyvewall (dutch facebook) is filling up with condolance messages.

don't know what to say really I'm just so shocked. you don't think about your or anyone elses mortality until it slaps you in the face.....

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Peter pan

Peter pan knife my own pattern made for
Originally uploaded by mum21andtwins

My own pattrn :) made for Euan

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Friday, 26 June 2009

Is it easter?

My eastercactus is flowering

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Teaching the twins counting with noddy

In our house noddy is a girl not sure why. They are playing with the bubble console, they're all to full of cold to do anything else

Number 6

Accident number 6 happend earlier this week thankfully this is all the damage.

Euan and his magic wand

Euans picture

He just took this picture and wanted it on the blog

At the park

Sending smilies

Euan & i have been making smiling 2p's and we're using them to pay as much as we can

Sunday, 21 June 2009

chocolate raisins

James got some chocolate raisins yesterday, he shared them with euan after lunch. Euan just told me in a very serious voice.
Mummy chocolate raisins don't have chocolate in them they ajust are chocolate raisins and cheesecake is just cheesecake.

so there you go......

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Friday, 19 June 2009

My 6am wake up call

They finished their biscuits

Thursday, 18 June 2009

carbonara, how do you make it?

I add an egg per person with some fried bacon to just cooked & drained spagetti stir whilst the heat from the spagetti cooks the egg season & add cheese. thats it. well sometimes I add peas.

James says it should have tons of cream added, huh?

Never leave a painting child alone

Tiny sock

Made with yarn i recieved in the june swap

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Sleeping cat


Well how odd after not hearing from J's eldest sister for years he got a text yesterday. H's so happy, they've been texting so I hope this is a new beginning for them.
I got a big bag of clothes for the boys from a charitystall on the market. we stopped at sainsburies because the chocolate buttuns we got last week had a piece of plastic inside a button. luckily Thomas didn't choke on it. They did give us a giftvoucher to spend instore which was nice of them.
As you can see below my june swap package arrived and the kids got a couple of books with cd's from Netherland from my opa & oma.
We had lovely braised sausages yesterday, never thought of doing that. i opened up my delia book and went looking for recipes that use red wine and I had everything needed for this.
And the electricity was of untill 11pm took them a long time to get it sorted!

Digging away

June sockswap sock

June sockswap

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

No electricity


Fast asleep

Fast asleep

Another little frog

Tiny frog

I forgot to take a picture

my june swap package was send to the states but stupidly I didn't take a picture. I'll have to ask meggles for a snap when she gets the parcel. I also forgot to put the card in the envelope so that will be on its way tomorrow.

THe tadpoles are one by one turning into frogs boy this thing is taking a long time. we've released a few into our pond allready several got eaten by siblings and we'll hopefully release more tonight.
Its very hot here again, a reminder that we need a few nice tall trees in the garden to provide some much needed shade.
I managed to do a bit of spinning and some felting the last couple of days, obviously the kids helped. I felted a couple of litte flowers in a bubblewrap bag that i saved and i worked really nicely. It was some alpaca seconds dyed with cakedyes and it felted up so fast lest than 10 minutes to make two flowers with 3 kids helping! I need to felt a couple of beads to be used as th flowers centre and then they'll go on my sunhat.
I need to get a new spring for my wheel somehow its gone missing but one of the repair kits it 10 pounds! will have to go trough James's pcbit box h usually has something suitable in there

Pretty bug

James just mms'ed this to me isnt it pretty


I signed up for scret pal 14. I've seen previous spswaps and it always looked like so much fu. I found out about this round a couple of days before sign ups closed. I'm unsure what the next stp is I guess the ppinvoice if you ravel there is a group.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Crap parenting

Well this weekend was fun. We had J's mum over for what was supposed to be a fun weekend. however after years of taking crap I'd had enough and told her to leave our home.
It all set of wel when I started unpacking all the stuf from the car. I stepped over the gate holding a tomtom and a cotton sunhat there was nothing special about the hat as far as I could tell. Willow stood at the babygate and wanted the tomtom, obviously not a toy so I plonked the sunhat on his head and said why not have this instead. i mean the thing is washable so no harm done right? obviously not because MIL ripped it of "I think not"she said in a stern shaming voice.
Wow not only did that upset him, there was no need for the horrible tone no need for the snatching. all that was needed was a gosh I really rather you don't play with my hat why don't we go and find a suitable toy for
Then dinner time She has this thing about waterbottles. There where several EUan got his own but the twins where expected to share. Why? honestly why why was this botteled water more important than a good relationship with her grandchildren? I picked up a 6pack of waterbottles the same size for 1.40. She kept making remarks and treating them like a couple of puppydogs being pottytrained or something
Then friday evening comes round
She brought a couple of small winebottles was drinking them and left glas & bottles on the floor despite previous warnings.
So Euan knocked it over I cleaned up the mess whilst she was trying on her poor grannies wine crap ensured he was ok and poured another glass. all the wine got finished but glas & bottles where still left on the floor, obviously they got knocked over again this time she was going on about him and his feet and o my gosh how clumsy blah blah blah blah. all of this in a horrible shaming voice. obviously pointing out that it was in fact her bottles left on the floor nothing to do with my tired little boy I got crap back.
And then the thing that pretty much pushed me over the top but not quite was saturday morning we all walked to town. as per usual I forgot to put my shoes on so I went back to our house to get them. When i caught up I found James and MIL talking on the road. Now Euan will be 5 in august he is still learning roadsafety. When I pointed out that they where standing in the middle of the road MIL thought it apprpriate to do a stupid idiot dance in the middle of the road. Honestly what sort of an adult does this with 3 small children right there watching. When I told her it wasn't funny and why wold she do that she stomped of
Euan stayed up late and was obviously tired and overstimulated but seeing as he's lucky if he sees her twice a year i did not see him staying up late as an issue and we're used to accomodating tired cranky babies. dinner was late and he had a massive meltdown he screamed and shouted because he wanted Willows spade as far as he was concerned that was his, why he thought this I'm not sure. he really wanted it and I think he needed something to fixate on to get rid of the yucky emotions that where bottling up. I told him we could look for a spade in town this week just as I told him that morning when willow found it in the charity shop.
I had to hold him so he wouldn't hurt me or anyone else for that matter at which point i could hear her say "this is sick" from the kitchen. Granted she could be talking about the fishpie she was making but somehow I feel it was about me. She stepped out and asked is she should stick her oar in. absolutely not I replied.
A minute later she walked up to us and tried to distract Euan with the fishpie.
I exploded.
She acted like what she did whas perfectly ok She claimed not to be aware of annoying me at any point during her 24hrs at our house (so why did she stomp of?) said she could never do anything right yadayadayda. When James said this is how we parent she shouted "its crap parenting".

Eventhough she said she couldn't drive after having two glasses of wine thats what she did. she could have gone to her brother by cab but she chose to drive the 4 hours instead. Not before lying to Euan and telling him she had to go because someone rang and needed her and then telling me I should hug her for the sake of my son.

So why for the sake of my sons could she not keep her mouth shut. or at least say to James, "you know watching him like this makes me uncomfertable whats going on" or whatever and I'm pretty sure James would have been happy to tell her what was going on. That we tried distraction many times but it simply prolongs the meltdown because he keeps coming back to it agan and again and again untill he has been able to let go of all those emotions, that he is like me very emotional and quickly fills up and needs an outlet for those emotion. instead she choose to judge me make a load of horrible assumtions in front of my kids tell me I'm a bad parent make a complete scen and leave. Leaving behind a crying 4 y/o and a crying 40y/o, twins who we're completely unsure as to what was going on but realised something was going on and whatever it was it wasn't right and because of it wouldn't sleep.
Euan finally fell asleep around 11pm sobbing that he was sorry and he didn't mean to make granny angry.

So James tried to ring her on sunday and she told him she wouldn't come up to see us anymore.
Nice huh? So his eldest sister cut ties with the entire family a few years ago his other sister is more interested in seeing friends and now his mother can't be bothered to accept the fact that we raise our children the way we feel best and chooses not to see her grandkids at all.

And I thought my family was bad.....

Thursday, 11 June 2009

we're doooomed

the badman report was published today all 84 pages (though really with all the extra spaces huge writing and empty pages its a lot less)
looks like to gov wants to wastee even more money (though maybe this will create more jobs??) by intruding into the lives of people who have dne nothing wrong.
I wish they used the money to educate social workers on what child abuse looks like. so that children like baby Peter, victoria climbie or baby V
all three where know to the authorities yet theydidn't get the help they needed....

Monday, 8 June 2009


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