I AM A REGISTERED NURSE!
I AM A REGISTERED NURSE!
We had a big lunch, then played some of our new games we got at Christmas like UNO.
After Cian woke up from his big snooze I got to take him for a walk along the edge of the lake. He had great fun with a small stick
"Cian poke grass with stick?"
"Cian poke ants with stick?"
"Cian poke stone with stick?"
I had great fun having him all to myself. When we got back to the house it was time for them to go home. It was only when Joe told Cian to put the stick down that I realised that Cian doesn't normally play with them, Ooops!
I guess that's why being an Auntie is so much fun!
We went to Fingal bay today. A drive of about an hour and yet you feel like you are on a tropical holiday!
We have two new additions to our family. Bubbles and Bambi.
Two fluffy Guinea Pigs. Santa never gives pets at Christmas but this year he left everything Sian needed to house and feed a guinea pig leaving us the fun task of choosing some ourselves at a local pet shop.
The pet shop was closed until Saturday so first thing Saturday morning we jumped in the car and went off to choose them.
Sian decided on a white and grey one, Bubbles
...and a chocolate brown one called Bambi.
Watch this space for lots more photos I am sure!
Chris came to visit me in early November, and we made the most of the opportunity and recorded a video for Gareth in Edinburgh:
It's been getting hotter here, and I decided to follow up with a part two of the video for both Chris and Gar. It's entitled Boxing Day Bliss:
Whatever you call today, St Stephen's Day or Boxing day, we had a great one!
Cian is at a fun age now where he can be given a gift to pass to someone. He looked around and always toddled his way to the the right person. He was able to unwrap his own gifts too which was fun to watch.
Gareth got a new bike. It is HUGE. We think Santa might have slightly over estimated Gareths leg length. He sure wont grow out of it in a hurry!
Rhiannon got a "Littlest Pet Shop" gym. Essentially a toy to use with lots of plastic toy pets she has been buying with her pocket money over the last year.
Sian got something that we had been reluctant to commit to. A guinea pig cage!
That surely proves that Santa really does exist because Mum and Dad were not sure if they wanted furry animals taking over the house!
We had a lovely day opening presents, eating chocolates, opening more presents,talking on the phone to Grandparents overseas, eating lunch, eating more chocolates, eating nuts, swimming and finally crashing in front of the tv with the last of the chocolates, and some bags of nuts, and a bottle of wine.
I'm stuffed. Roll on January when I am going on a diet and exercising EVERY day and getting so super fit and slim... Yeah right, now where were those last few chocolates!
Our Christmas Eve was lovely this year. Byron came home from work earlier than we were expecting. We had just finished making some cookies so we sat back with cups of tea and vegged for a couple of hours.
All kids were excellent and even Byron behaved himself!
We quickly made some reindeer food (oats and glitter) and the kids threw it around the front garden in a very frenzied and excited dance!
After the Santa tray was set up three very hyper kids went up the stairs to brush teeth and go to bed. Magic!