Tuesday, 13 December 2011

My beautiful baby boy takes his first step towards manhood!!

Today I feel hugely sad at having to tell felix the truth about Santa!

He has asked so many times this Christmas about it that I felt I finally has no choice!

I read a letter to him that I found on the Internet which I thought was such a lovely way of sharing the secret!

This is what I said to him!

" I know you’ve wanted the answer to this question for a while, and I’ve had to give it careful thought to know just what to say.
The answer is no. There is no one Santa.
I am the person who fills your stockings with presents, though. I also choose and wrap the presents under the tree, the same way my mother did for me, and the same way her mother did for her. (And yes, Daddy helps, too.)
I imagine you will someday do this for your children, and I know you will love seeing them run down the stairs on Christmas morning. You will love seeing them sit under the tree, their small faces lit with Christmas lights.
This won’t make you Santa, though.
Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch.
It’s a big job, and it’s an important one. Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your friends, in your talents and in your family. You’ll also need to believe in things you can’t measure or even hold in your hand. Here, I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments.
Santa is a teacher, and I have been his student, and now you know the secret of how he gets down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve: he has help from all the people whose hearts he’s filled with joy.
With full hearts, people like Daddy and me take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.
So, no. I am not Santa. Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness. I’m on his team, and now you are, too.
I love you and I always will."

I am proud that my boy took the news well and with amazement! Suddenly everything clicked for him and I think he felt a little stupid that he didn't know before but I reassured him that it was fine to feel like this and that he was now the keeper of a great secret and was now on santa's team!
Let's hope he is far more mature than me and manages not to tell his little sister!!!

Carla x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

A bonefide graduate!

Wow! This weekend it finally happened! I wasn't sure whether to go or not! Am glad I did!

I now can officially put PGCE after my name!! (not that I will!!)
On Saturday I traipsed down to the royal concert hall and met up with Lindsey to get our gowns!!

Then we made our way to our seats, where I sat next to Ruth,

Before making our way across the stage (past Micheal Parkinson!) to receive our certificates!!

As I left the stage, I looked up to see Felix and Chris waving manically to me beaming with pride! It made all that hard work completely worth it!

All in all, I can finally say that I actually feel very proud of myself!!

Carla x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Be the change you want to see in the world!

Today Steve Jobs who created Apple that has changed how we live our lives died! It makes me realise my own mortality and is a reminder to make the changes that I want to see!

I was also sent an email yesterday by Pat (my mother in law) which was about things people say on their death bed!

There were two things that stood out for me!!

Maybe my angels are trying to give me messages to take note of at the moment!!!

Carla x

Thursday, 29 September 2011

It's the perfect housewife in me!!!

The one absolute luxury I have in my life right now is a cleaner!! OMG!! I am so lucky!

Now Chris and I will have to find something else to debate about at the weekends!!!!

In an effort to get the most out of the money We are paying out and to allow the cleaners to clean rather than tidy, I have created a system!!!

These are crap baskets!!! I just chuck everyone's crap in their basket and they take it up with them!!!

Lets see if it works!!!!

Carla x

Monday, 19 September 2011

The very hungry caterpillar

It always takes ages to come round but goes in flash once it is here!

This year for Georgia's 4th birthday party, we did the very hungry caterpillar theme! I have been planning it for months!!

I managed to find some hungry caterpillar fabric so made her a dress!!

She looked so sweet!!

I also made decorations for the room!

And claire came and did aagicsl movers party all based on hungry caterpillar!!

The cake pops that I showed you in my last blog post were transformed into the cake!!

It was great fun! All the food was everything in the book and the sandwiches were made in circles and looked like caterpillars!!

The party was lovely, however I couldn't have done the party like this without the help of my family, especially my mother and father in-law!!! They are amazing, talk about having back up! They have mine covered! For years they have been there at my children's parties, helping to blow up balloons, move furniture, helping with the food, clearing up!!!!!! Maybe next year I will give them a rest !!!!!!

I had a small tinge of sadness yesterday morning on Georgia's actual birthday as i packed her off to nursery, this is the beginning of my babies leaving the baby stuff behind and heading into proper childhood!! This time next year she will be at school and i wont get to spend the day with her!!

Nursery did some baking with her

And gave her a card a present and then she and i spent most of the day together playing with her new presents!! She particularly likes her new make up!!

We gave her a new very pink bike this year with stabilisers and a dolly carrier on the back!! (that's what sold it to Georgia!!!)

Carla x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cake pops!

I have been playing around recently with these and today I have made some out of Oreo biscuits!!

I smashed up the oreos into tiny pieces

Added some buttercream

And mixed it all together!!

Made balls about the size of ping pong balls and put in the freezer for 15 mins

I then melted some candy melts

Dipped the lolly sticks in and stuck into the balls!

I then dipped the balls making sure i had covered them all

These are as far as i am taking them today! They are to go on georgia's 4th birthday cake!

Can you guess what it is going to be????

Carla x

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Dog bags!!

Zoe, our puppy training lady is very strict about dogs not going in bags but I brought so many of the little Ikea bags that I had to find a use for them!!!!

Martha fits in the perfectly!! This means she is exactly the same size a pair of wellies as they fit perfectly too!!!!!

I know she looks ridiculous, but couldn't help myself!!!!!

Carla x