Thursday, 18 December 2014

Kindle ends!

At Sketches in Thyme, you have to enter both their sketch challenges to be in with a chance of winning a prize and I've just managed to find the time to complete their second challenge..

I got Alexander to take this pic of Mum and I on holiday this year on the beach!

Only have until 31st December to enter - so time is ticking away :)
sketchesinthyme.blogspot.co.uk:rochelles-take-on-sketch-136

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Surfin' - Spanish style

Over at Sketches in Thyme, their December sketch challenge quite took my fancy...
This is my take on it:
Plemnty of time to enter as closing date isn't until 31st December 2014.
sketchesinthyme.blogspot.co.uk/sketch-135

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Brick 2014!!!

Having 3, no, 4 kids in my house that love lego, at trip to BRICK 2014 just HAD to be done this year...
So after booking tickets for the Saturday and ensuring Lee was NOT going to be taking football, off we all set to Excel in London...
For those that have no idea what I'm going on about, BRICK is the yearly exhibition, dedicated solely to all things small and plastic... Lego!!!!
 
First stop when we got in was the "shop", although I was very disappointed in that I could get nearly all of the Lego sets there cheaper on line..  Lee thought the visit was worth it though, as Darth Vada had been built, complete with light sabre!

Having got to the venue suitably early, meant that we were through the doors quite quickly whcih meant that the pits full of lego bricks were comparativey empty to start with!
They got rather full as the day went on!
 
 Even Lee and I got in on the fun!
 
The boys LOVED the creative minecraft area wehre they got to build with new minecraft lego.  This is where all the new Minecraft lego sets were being showcased, so I can just guess what will be on Nicholas' birthday list!
Heart radio were one of the sponsors so Alex got to be a DJ for a time and he absolutly LOVED that experience..  

 There were so many areas to just sit and build, make creations it was great..
The fan base area was one of the hightlights - a huge area devoted to what lego fans had built... some amazing cerations were on show..

 Sharp eyed Alex saw that some guy had made the the Souting symbol!
 All things must end, and we had a great day even getting to meet BRICK's mascot :)

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

My little star..

Since the beginning of term in Year 1, all Cassandra has really wanted, was to be awarded Star of the Week at school.

She's been in the running a few times, however this week her wish was granted when she won the award for "using her number practice at home to aid her school learning" (all the work we do at home does pay off)! and got to bring "Jack" the class mascot home for the week.  I do believe that Jack and Cassie will be having some adventures this week..

So proud of her :)

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Goal Ball!

After 6 years of being at Blenheim Primary school and in his final year, Alexander finally got chosen to represent the school in a sporting event.... Goal ball!
I'd personally never heard of the game, but apparently, it was one of the highlights of the paralympic games...
Played with 3 people aside and with a ball with a bell inside, the aim of the game is to score a goal, however all players are blindfolded, so have to rely on their sound senses... 


 Blenheim did really well and came 3rd!!!!
 Way to go Team Blenheim - so proud of you Alex!!!!

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Meow....

After a good few years of teh kids (well, mainly Alex) asking if we could have a kitten, Lee and I finally gave in and went to a couple of Cats Protection re-homing days.  
We weren't lucky enough to find our little addition, but after a few phone calls to Basildon branch, we ventured over to Romford the other weekend to see a fosterer.
 She had about 8 kittens we could choose from and whilst we were originally only going for one cat - namely a little boy called Alfie, the family decision was made to go for the sisters - Adele and Luli.
 Re-named Toys and Elsa (wonder who named that one - not) they are darling little things..
Although very mischievous, these little girls have settled in very well and are very playful. The kids have on the whole been very good with them too.

Happy days x

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Run, run run, as fast as you can!

Nicholas was rather chuffed to be chosen to represent the school in Year 4 Cross country the other week...
He is one fast lad, he was literally pipped at the post for first place in school try outs, but despite his best efforts wasn't near the front few at Borough.
 He did brilliantly though in very cold weather over at Garons
 I was sooooooooooooo proud of him...

He ran his little heart out and was in a bit of pain afterwards, but was chuffed to bits that although he wasn't first, he wasn't last either and made it round the course!

Way to go little man x

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Family night Out...

A few weeks ago, Lee and I took the kids down to the seafront to see the free fireworks that go on during the month of November.

We first went for dinner at Neptunes restaurant which brought back memories for me as I used to work there on a weekend as a teenager!

We then went over to Adventure island for a few hours to have fun on the rides in the dark and to see all the pretty lights!


  Just had to be done!!
 The Big Wheel,
 The roller coasters and plenty of other rides were fun for the kids.
 Hot chocolate was a must..
 As were hot donuts..
 A session in the arcades on the 2p machines saw all the kids win a keyring - LOL!
A ride on Daddy's shoulders before the big bang had cassie keeping Lee's ears warm as he'd forgotten his hat!

Lee was trying out his new birthday pressie - his camera and I was most impressed with the firework shots..

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