25 June, 2017

Lolly Free Bags!



Let's get the party started!

Or at least the party bags!  Got to love ebay!

  • Pokeball stress ball.  
  • Pikachu keyring.
  • Pencil.
  • 2 packs stickers.
  • Some mini figures.  
Ok, that's not bad really!  Lots of crappy bits that aren't totally useless.  Not the sort of thing that will be broken & binned in an hour.  Mostly useful & fun.  

Not a lolly in sight!  Yay!  The kids will all be devastated.  Mind you, DJ hasn't complained about no lollies in there.  

Taking Stock - June

Making :  party things
Cooking :  as little as possible.  But eggs.  Need some new egg dish ideas. 
Drinking :  not enough water, too much coffee.  Apple cider vinegar at night with honey.
Reading:  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.
Trawling: ideas for a Pokemon party.
Wanting: lolly free party bags.
Looking:  at ideas for things to go in a party bag.
Deciding:  who to invite!
Wishing: that yes, we could invite the whole class!  
Enjoying:  my little chicken flock.
Waiting:  to win Lotto...  
Liking:  my new yarn pattern.
Wondering: how all those people in London are coping with the wait to find & identify their loved ones. 
Loving:  that we have passed the shortest day!  lol
Pondering: the minds of those that choose to become a terrorist/suicide bomber.  It's unfathomable.
Listening:  to the boys fight!!!  
Considering:  birthday ideas...  
Buying:  birthday presents hopefully.
Watching:  War on Waste - ABC.  New Tricks.
Hoping:  the boys grow up to be good friends of each other.
Marvelling: at going to Spotlight & only buying the one thing I went for!  hahaha
Cringing: at the cold
Needing:  not as much as some people do so I won't & shouldn't complain.
Wearing: lots of hand knits.  
Knowing: the fights are coming over the Ipad usage.
Getting: a bit more work for a few weeks.
Bookmarking:
Disliking: birthday balloons.
Feeling: clever, having treated a chook so far successfully all by myself!  Go ME!
Celebrating: BJ's birthday
Embracing: celebrating birthday's at a museum!  

24 June, 2017

Party Prep



The almost 6 year old has had a Pokemon party in mind for some time now.  Lucky I had some warning as I have been able to source some cool Pokemon things in time.

First things first though & that is the party bag to put them in.  I didn't have enough fabric so had to make a quite trip to Spotty for more.  Lucky there was some waiting for me.  I took all of what was left.  (impressed too as I only bought that while there!  Nothing else!  Not even a pin! )

Party bags are "The" thing!  I think that's all the kids wait for.   They could be disappointed with these then.

I may need to do a couple more.  Depending on the RSVP situation.  There is still a day to go.   So I am waiting on hearing from 3 more.  If it was me & I wasn't going to a party I would advise them of such things.  But I think these days if they aren't going they think they don't have to bother.  Mind you, we have had it also in the past where they haven't said either way & turned up too.  So I may need to have one on hand all the same.  Darn it.  It's tricky though when manners are a thing of the past.

22 June, 2017

Thursday Thanks



  • Gifts of handed down clothing for the boys.
  • More extra work.
  • Good work days.
  • Nice customers.  
  • A boy that is willing to have extra help from mum & dad to learn more stuff.
680/1000

15 June, 2017

Thursday Thanks



  • A 9 year old boy.
  • A compromise on a "party" that was a success.
  • Lots of interesting history to see that made the "party" perfect.
  • Extra hours at work.
  • Good work days.
675/1000

12 June, 2017

New Neighbour



This little guy is hanging on our roof.  Just outside our back door these days.  Wasn't bothered by us underneath.  Only a little one!

11 June, 2017

Birthday Party-ish

BJ's birthday party wasn't your average kids party.  He didn't want one.  

So having told us that a few weeks ago we came up with some other ideas on what we could do together instead.  

He chose the Queen Victoria Museum.  It was going to be a big day anyway, so it turned out OK that we didn't do it on his actual birthday in the end with him under the weather still then.  He wouldn't have enjoyed it at all.  

So today we had a road trip & quite a few hours at the museum.  

We had done a bit of research on what was being shown at the moment.  He was really keen to see the World War 1 display & also the ship that sunk.  Mostly he was interested in "The Blacksmith Shop".   Lucky for us, being there on a Sunday, we got the tour of the blacksmith shop which was good.  He was really pleased about that.  

A great time there & then lunch at a place in the area that he also loves so that was the makings of a great birthday!  

Oh & I must not forget the party bags which was actually a few things we picked at the Museum shop, so both BJ & DJ got to enjoy those bonuses.