Thursday, December 31, 2009

The first snow day of 2009!

(This was on the 20th December, but only getting a chance to upload now!) I know it doesn't look like very much snow, but it is very exciting here in Ireland where we normally only end up with slush!

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year Resolutions

We had a wonderful Christmas! I will do a Christmas post shortly, after I organise the photos!

Now onto the time of year where we each try our best to keep a few New Year Resolutions. Mine are:

Lose 14lbs
Have a baby before the end of 2010
Learn to drive asap
Take vitamins regularly
Get a housework schedule in place and follow
Have at least 1 date night a week with hubby
Take Ollie camping!

This year I have made my resolutions in reach. Previous years I have made some incredibly silly resolutions but this year I want to be able to actually keep these.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Friend Makin Monday - All I want for Christmas...

I am so excited for Christmas this year. I have a few things I really would like!

I would like Ollie to have an amazing Christmas.

I want to see as many family members and friends as possible.

I want Belfast to have snow so deep that it lasts more than a few hours. Ollie loves the snow.

I want to get pregnant for Christmas. I am on my second cycle since my miscarriage. Fingers crossed.

...and some pressies :)

Burt's Bees Marshmallow Vanishing Cream

Spotty Tweed Bag from Monsoon

The True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse) Books

Cath Kidston Notebook
...and some bath bombs.

A fish died. Again.

The oranda died before we even thought of a name for him. I have bad luck with fish huh! He got swim bladder again and I researched it online and apparently it is most common in orandas.

The other 2 fish are fine though. Lively as ever. I have thought of names! The black one I have named Shakira.... because he does a funny thing with his front fins that looks like Shakira's funny shoulder dance in 'She Wolf'... the sucker fish is now called Bill (Bill from True blood... vampire... sucker fish... get it?). So Shakira and Bill. I hope they live longer than any previous fish. If I have no luck with fish then I certainly should never ever ever get a dog!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ollie twisted my arm...

...and so we came home with 3 fish instead of 2!!  We got a weird sucker fish. We also got one oranda and one black moor. I have no idea what to call them. My friend suggested I call the black googly eyed one 'Bug' and I like that.... but can't think of names for the others.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Exciting Day!

Today my mum is taking us out to a really good fish store to buy new fish for Ollie as an early Christmas present. I wonder what type we will get. You have to help me think of names!! I found it hard thinking up the first set, but now have to think up another set!

Since our last fish died, the fish bowl has been in the cupboard under the sink. Ollie has been opening the cupboard, pointing and saying "bish, bish". It has been breaking my heart.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Home Tour!

This is the wreath we have on the front door. I love having a wreath and love that it has friendly snowmen on it.

We only bought our house in June this year and it is an awful lot bigger than the houses we have had previously, so to be honest, our house still looks a little bit bare even though every single one of our decorations are up. Hopefully we can collect more in the years to come!

My mother in law bought this stocking for us last year, but it is a little bit too big to put stuff in and any big things we have are normally wider than the stocking. Looks nice on the wall though!

Our collection of small Christmassy things that don't really have a place yet, all sit together on the mantlepiece in the dining room.

This is our countdown to Christmas Santa! If I ask Ollie where Santa is, he runs and points here. Look 11 days to go!!!!!

My mum bought this advent calendar for us last year. I don't know if it is clear enough, but there is a little Santa there in day 14. You just move him from day to day. I think when Ollie is a bit older, I will start putting little treats into the pockets for him to find.

Ollie and I made this reindeer together. We also made one for both the Granny's. Those are his cute little handprints!

This is our tree. Our tree has no colour scheme. It is just a fun, higgledy piggledy, multi-coloured, mixed up tree and we love it. I like that nothing matches and it just looks fun and cheery.

Ollie made this decoration and the one below, at mother and baby group. Aren't they cute!

Last Christmas, Ollie's Great Aunt gave him some decorations that were knitted by his Great Grandmother. Apparently she was able to knit ANYTHING. Below is a decoration, a knitted soldier and a knitted Christmas cracker!!

This is the Santa on the top of our tree.

And below are Ollie's very own decorations. The first one is a mini snowglobe. It snows when you shake it. I had to buy it because it said Oliver on it. The second one is from his Granny. I am going to buy him a decoration every year and when he moves out I will give him a whole box of decorations that belong to him that have been collected over the years.

And last but not least... here are some presents!!!

Were Ill!

Ollie and I, that is. We have both had a cold for about a week now, Ollie's was worse yesterday and he took ages to settle last night, when usually it is so easy. He didn't wake in the night though and woke today sounding a little bit clearer. His nose is constantly running though and he is hardly eating anything. He didnt have a single meal yesterday. Just a few mouthfuls of other people's dinner and that was it. I'm taking him to the Dr. today because I'm worried about his lack of eating and I want his cough to go away! Heopfully the Dr. has some magic medicine.

At least we are both sick with the cold now and should hopefully be better this week, than catching the cold NEXT week in time for Christmas.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I have a niece!!

My sister in law gave birth last night to a little girl who they have named Rebecca. She already has a son who was born 2 weeks before my Ollie, he is called Conor. Ollie now has 2 cousins, a girl and boy. It's very exciting for him, but of course he is too young to realise how exciting it is.

I had a cry last night. I am so so happy for them, and so pleased its a girl, but at the same time I am hurting a lot right now too... because I won't be getting my baby.

I'm sure I will be fine. We are going to visit them on Saturday and I have asked her if it is ok that just James, Ollie and I come on our own (she has a ton of friends) and she just texted back to say she totally understands and of course that would be ok. I don't want to start crying in front of her friends... but I might not cry at all. I just think it's nice she understands it is going to be hard for me meeting little Rebecca.

I have to go to the Drs on Monday for blood tests to make sure all my levels are up (iron etc).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy 1st December!

Happy 1st December, love from Ollie (and me) x

p.s. Both our fish are now dead. I'm feeling better and will be back to posting regularly when I finish tidying my house today :)