Thursday 20 December 2012

Christmas painting

Thanks to an idea by Jennifer's Jumbles, whilst Cassandra and I were painting today, we made some Reindeer handprint and footprint pictures!


Sunday 16 December 2012

They appreciate him....

This amazing tankard was presented to lee from all the parents of Leigh Ramblers Under 7 Tigers team that he's been coaching this year.
Touched wasn't in it as he so wasn't expecting it and was actually welling up when Laura gave it to him at the Team's Christmas party this afternoon at the Fun Factory.

The inscription reads: "Merry Christmas - Lee - from Leigh Ramblers Under 7 Tigers"

Way to go baby, so proud of you.


Leigh Ramblers U7 Tigers vs. Hambro Colts Lions

The pitch over at Belfairs was rather wet and muddy today, but that didn't stop play of the last match of this year for our team.

The Hambro Colts Lions team were good and our first half goalie Ben did brilliantly saving loads of attempts from them to score... however they succeeded getting the ball past Nicholas in the second half - despite his amazing flying attempt to save it...
 A brilliant goal from Freddie Knight saw us equalise in the second half and the final score was 1-1.
 A great team pic (minus Jack Duce who had to leave a little earlier) and Man of the Match went to Isaac!

The boys are all looking forward to their Christmas party later this afternoon at the Fun Factory.


Saturday 8 December 2012

soooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED!!!

I worked my little Avon toooshie off this year and due to that hard work, the whole family is soon off to Lapland!!

I think I'm more excited that the kids are, but all of us are very much looking forward to having dinner with Father Christmas!

Both lee and I will be taking our cameras so there will be LOADS of photos to be viewed when we get back!


Tuesday 4 December 2012


I DID IT!!!!!!

I got a DISTINCTION in my previous OU Module - so that's another 30 points in the bag towards my degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies....


Sunday 2 December 2012

23 sleeps 'til Santa...

We always put our Christmas decorations up the first weekend in December, however this year I was a little worried that this wouldn't happen as Saturday morning, Lee and Nicholas had football training, then they came home and the 3 boys went off up to the Emirates stadium to watch Arsenal loose 2-0 to Swansea.  They didn't get back until late and then Lee and I went out to dinner.

So then it got to Sunday and Nicholas had a football match in the morning, then Liam (the boys tutor) came round for an hour or so, we had dinner and then Lee finally managed to get the decs down from the loft.  

However, we then went off to the Fun Factory to meet up with some good friends and again, didn't get back until late.   
The kids were desperate to put up the decs though and to be honest, so was I, so we managed to get the tree up and our 3 little people had great fun decorating it with baubles and any dec's that they had made over  the various years..
Many of my friends don't let their kids decorate the tree.  It has to be evenly balanced, colour co-ordinated etc etc, but I don't agree.  There is no other time during the year that family is more important than Christmas and our family will always have the tradition of decorating the tree together...
 They were very proud of their efforts this year..
We even have some pressies already to put underneath it courtesy of Stu, Xuan and Amanda!


Go Nicholas, go Nicholas.....

Today, the Leigh Rambles U7 Tigers were playing Southend Manor at home and it was their best game yet! 

They played amazingly as a team, passing the ball to each other and calling for it and it was only a lucky goal from the opposing side 5 minutes before the end of the game that made it a 2-2 draw.  

Nicholas however was on fire today - a brilliant goalie first half and one of the goal scorers in the second - no wonder he got man of the match again!


Sooooo Proud :0

Just so so proud of Alexander this week as he was his class "Super Star".

And not only that, he achieved it for a piece of work that he did - way to go little man :)


Friday 23 November 2012

KS1 Sports

Yesterday, Blenheim Primary School, along with 19 other schools in the Borough took part in KS1 sports being held over at Garons in Southend.  I was thrilled that Nicholas had been chosen to represent his school and went along to cheer him and the other kids on!
 There was an awful lot of waiting around and to be honest it wasn't organised very well, but Jack McCardle, Nicholas and Louie seemed to be doing okay apart from the fact they were starving as the school had not thought to take their requested pack lunches with them and the event was significantly over running.. 
Nicholas finally had his chance to shine in the relay race that he ran with Sam Henderson - the boys did brilliantly and came 2nd in their heat.

Overall, out of 19 schools, Blenheim came 2nd - WOOOOOOOP!!!!!


Friday 16 November 2012

The wait was finally over...

After a year of waiting to see how Bella Swan coped with being a vampire, the time arrived yesterday.

My good friends Michelle, her best friend Heidi and my other friend Karen all got together and spent over 12 hours at the Empire cinema yesterday watching all 5 films back to back.

I had such a numb bum afterwards and my knee was hurting, but boy was it worth it!!!!!  Each film got you more in the the mood and when the countdown to BD2 started the auditorium were almost in a freenzy!

That was up until the projector stopped working and they nearly had a riot on their hands... 20 minutes late the film finally started and boy was it worth the long, long anticipated wait.

No spoilers from me, but suffice to say it was AWESOME and the ending to the franchise that has become a worldwide phenomenon was just and fitting.

To those that haven't seen it yet - you'll LOVE IT!!!


Wednesday 14 November 2012

Fun in a barn!

Yesterday I was supposed to be going over to Farmer Fred's Play Barn with my good friend Lisa.  However at 7.30am she text me to say that her new cooker (she's just moved) was arriving between 11am and 3pm -a week early!  So, being the fabby friend that I am (and also not to let Cassandra down) I offered to still take them both straight from school pick up...
 Eljay was more than happy to go with us and the pair of them had a great time running around and playing.
Their favourite time had to be in the Coupe car and Cassie, being the fearless individual that she is, decided that they could both play with the car at the same time, as she'd go on top!

And of course, they had to swap places...
I therefore, managed to sit in relative peace and read a whole chapter of my OU book on Biological psychology... I think I would rather have been playing with the car too!!!


Tuesday 13 November 2012

Remembrance Sunday

Last Sunday was Remembrance Sunday and as such, both the boys should of been at Church Parade.  However, due to the pouring rain last week, Nicholas' football match had been cancelled and thus had been re-arranged for Sunday.  I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that he chose to go to football rather than special church parade, but I can understand it...

Unfortunately it meant that I couldn't go and cheer him on as Alex did go to service.
I had a tear in my eye when I realised that he had the honour of carrying the flag! Mum, Cassandra and I were there feeling very proud when he did his bit.

Over at Hawkwell, the Leigh Ramblers Tigers did FANTASTICALLY and won their match 3-0. 
Not only did my amazing son score 2 of the 3 goals, but he was awarded Man of the Match too :) I was just very upset that I wasn't there to see him get the trophy which is now standing in pride of place on the ledge in our Den.

Two very special boys that I'm extremely proud of.


Bonfire night

This year we all went to two bonfire/firework displays.  On Saturday 4th November Mum joined us and we all went over to Belchamps for the evening.  A great bonfire, but the fireworks display was good, but it was just so expensive that we are thinking of something different next year.

Then the weekend just gone, I offered to help out marshalling at our school event, which meant that Lee stayed home with Cassandra and I took Alexander up with me and then Mum came up with Nicholas a little while later.

Now that Alexander has stopped going to karate (another sport bites the dust)! he is free to attend "Enterprise club" after school.  Basically the group were given some money and their challenge is to increase that money by the end of the school year.  So, the members had put together some stalls/games at the event and Alex was very happy to be taking the money on various tables throughout the evening.

 This was great as Alex was happy in Mr Shaw's classroom which left Michelle and I to marshall the event from the safe side of the barrier and to basically have some fun dancing before the fireworks off.
Nichols then arrived with Mum and proceeded to run around like a loony for most of the evening.

I have to admit the fireworks were just brilliant and next year Blenheim Primary school firework display is where we shall all be.


Tuesday 6 November 2012

All Hallow's Eve

I just LOVE Halloween, bar Christmas it's the best time for me and I love getting all dressed up and taking the kids Trick or Treating!

Lee spent a good few hours with Nicholas and Casandra this year (Alex was at a sleep over at Mum's) carving their pumpkins and they each loved their Thomas the Tank Engine (Cass), Spiderman spider (Nicholas) and an Angry bird (Alex).
I had decorated the house and the outside this year in readiness for the ghoulishness to take place..
As I go out with the boys (Cassandra stayed at home this year to open the door to all her trick or treat customers) I have to get dressed up too!
We had a good photo shoot session before the off..

Alex hurt his foot a road or two in, so we dropped him home and Nicholas and I carried on with some great friends - Karen, Michael, Ash & Sam.

Nicholas was so good when we got home though as he tipped his goodie bag on the table and shared out the loot!