Thursday, 31 July 2014

Lemonade and Haribo bear Lollies....

In this weather Ice lollies are a must! If given the chance my girls would eat four or five a day.....

I was in Poundland and saw some Lolly Ice Moulds.....I just had to have it....If nothing else it would kill 10 minutes and give the girls something to do.....

We decided to make Lemonade and Haribo bear lollies....


It was simply a case of adding the bears.....Filling the mold's up with lemonade and putting it all in the freezer then trying to keep Ellie away from the freezer to give them chance to freeze.....Not an easy task!!

I checked on them at teatime and they still hadn't frozen....They took about 6 hours to fully freeze....


I think they look quite funky and they do taste so good.....The kids of course love them....They licked, sucked and bit till they got all the bears out....I must remember to fill them fuller next time though!!

A fantastic item for only a pound.....We've now got our thinking caps on planning what else we can make lollies out of.....So much cheaper and more fun then buying pre-made lollies....
 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Little Make Up! #wickedwednesdays

After posting this photo on Instagram I was told I should join in with the Wicked Wednesdays linky.....So here I am...

Ellie was asleep or so I thought!


Suppose at least it was only her sisters eye shadow not permanent marker pen.....

I had an epic parenting fail.....I couldn't tell her off for laughing!

brummymummyof2

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

What Am I Doing Now?

I was tagged by lovely Mandy from Life With ASD And Me and Jocelyn from The Reading Residence in the What I'm doing now meme.....


I do like a good meme so here goes.....

Currently I am:
I've just sorted the girls clothes out.....One bag for the charity shop, a bag of school uniform for my friend, old trousers to donate to the school for all the little kids who may have accidents and Ellie has a whole heap of new clothes which Becky has grown out of....So now I'm looking online for new clothes for Becky.

Reading:
Blogs....Lots of blogs! lol Long gone are the days of me reading books....All I read now are blogs....Much more interesting!

Listening to:
The radio and my girls playing upstairs.....They're so bossy towards each other when they're playing schools....

Laughing at:
The fact I am eating the girls chocolate and they haven't a clue....hehehe

Swooning over:
Jamie Dornan...Him who plays Christian Grey! Wow! I can't wait to see the film....February seems such a long time away.

Planning:
What to buy my fella and the kids for their birthdays.....The middle of August for Stu, 29th of August for Ellie's and the 10th of September for Becky's.

Eating lots of:
Ice lollies and ice cream....The perfect weather for it....

Feeling:
Tired.....I haven't slept properly for the last week or so....It's far too hot.

Discovering:
 A lot of things.....All due to Becky's homework! We've been learning about the Romans, Acids and alkalines and saints for RE...

Looking at:

The mess in the living room.....Toys, toys everywhere!

Wearing:
Black tracksuit bottoms and a green vest top....Indoor clothes....lol I never wear tracksuit bottoms out.....

Cooking:
Cakes soon!! I said I would bake with the kids if they tidied their rooms....

Wondering:
  Why the girls are actually playing upstairs when it's such a lovely day out and why I agreed to bake on such a hot day!

Trying out:
A new type of wine tonight....Not my usual brand but half the price of it.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday

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This post nearly never happened....Sunday night I was sat browsing twitter and saw someone mention their meal plan....That was enough to have me rushing to write this....I totally forgot! Eek! I'm all mixed up with my days!

Last weeks meal plan went ok....By the end of the week I had just lost the will to cook.....It was too hot.....On Saturday we decided to go out for Sunday lunch but there was an accident with the paddling pool and it burst....So Stu and the girls went out looking for a new one....Argos was sold out and Asda had nothing....Grrr! So they decided to go for an adventure round the woods and ended up in McDonalds.....They were kind enough to bring me a McChicken burger and a hamburger back for me....

This week on the menu we have a lot of meals which don't require me to be stood in the kitchen for long apart from the Cottage pie which we were supposed to have yesterday....

Monday - Cottage Pie....
Tuesday - Sandwiches, cakes, crisps and fruit....
Wednesday - Grilled Salmon Salad....
Thursday - Chicken Stir Fry....
Friday - Fish Finger Sandwiches....
Saturday - A BBQ if the weather is ok....
Sunday - Pulled pork sandwiches....

 As always I've joined in with the wonderful Mrs M's #mealplanningmonday linky...
 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Water Fun....

I was in our local Poundland a couple of weeks ago and came across a water toy....A water sprinkler which looked like a spider....I had to get it....For a pound who wouldn't....

I got it home and left it hidden from the kids waiting for a very hot day.....That day came earlier on in the week.....

We had a problem though.....There wasn't enough water pressure coming through the hose pipe to really do anything so I hung it on the washing line.....Then the fun began!


They had a good hour of fun.....Cooled themselves off and all for £1!! Good job we're on a fixed price for our water and not having to pay for the amount we use....hehehe

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Friday, 25 July 2014

A week of relaxing....

Friday already.....This week has flown over!
After the emotion of last week with Becky leaving Primary School it has been nice to.....


 We haven't done anything really exciting this week.....We did make a start on Becky's Unfair Summer Homework which hasn't been as bad I expected.....


 This week we've played out in the sun....Made ice lollies....Dressed up....Had a movie day.....Ate popcorn and sweets....Painted....Had water fights....Played with ducks....Bought new trainers....Been lazy....


And do you know what....We've thoroughly enjoyed it....It was just what we needed!!

Tonight Stu and I are getting some time to relax together without the kids....We're going out for a meal with friends and a few drinks....We're making the most of the freedom!! I think the last time we were out together without the kids was about two years ago....lol We have no regular babysitter but tonight though the kids are at a sleepover with Stu's niece so we're going to make the most of it!!

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