Saturday, 16 August 2014

Such a long time .... (Lots of photos)

Hello to all my lovely readers,

Oh my I have been away from my blog for such a long time! Where has the time gone??  Who stole my weeks??  lol  It is hard to believe that Baby Abby is 7 weeks today .... 

Abby Having a picnic in the park :)
A nice big cheesy bun she pinched lol

But that means my kiddies have had 7 weeks of the summer holidays off school already .... 2 more weeks to go until school starts again and guess what ... I have hardly done a stitch :(  

I have managed to finish off Abbys birth sampler and complete Round Robin pieces but thats about it!!  Roll on school starting lol

Abbys Birth Sampler

But we have had a good few day out and in particular a beautiful day at the park with a big picnic tea!  We had a ball and again time was lost but whos counting the hours?  Not us!!  lol We have been to the park a few timeas and the kids love it there!!  

Yummy yummy Picnic food :)
(we scoffed the lot too!!)

Cara and Conor

Cara and James

Ryan and James having a climb!

Katie with yummy ice-cream

Laura and Abby

Having a rolling time down a hill!!

Ryan rowing away with mark (red top) and
Conor swinging the day away lol

Laura, Mark and Cara
Katie and Me having a 'selfie' lol

Whilst the children were away at their fathers I decorated Katie and Cara's bedroom .... with the help of Lily! I am waiting on a few bits and pieces to arrive in the post to complete their room but so far so good the girls love their new room!!  cara is now also in a full size bed and she loves it!!

Lily the painting boss!!

Cara and Abby giving Cara's new bed a try!!

I spent yesterday doing school uniform shoping for all 5 children! My purse is now a few hundred pounds lighter :(  The kids and I had a ball going around the shops getting all that they needed!! Cara cannot wait to start school but the teacher she was meant to have has left, Im gutted becasue she is a brilliant teacher and I so hoped Cara would be in her class.  At this moment in time we have no idea who her teacher will be!!  Its a wait and see I guess .... I hate the unknown!!

Today my friend Karen popped in with a lovely surpise for Cara ... A fab knitted hat for her :)
Cara loved the wool that Karen was knitting a blanket and cardi for Abby that Karen decided to knit a hat for her :)  What a lovely friend she is xxxx

Well, I think I have waffled on long enough.  I hope you enjoyed the family photos :)

Happy crafting weekend all 

Love me

PS for all those in my exchange ... I will update who has send/received and for those who have not recevied (myself included) I will be in touch with you asap ... If im not quick at contacting you please e-mail me and let me know you havent received xxxx  Lets hope we all do xxxx


  1. What an adorable family! Thank you for sharing the pictures and your adventures.

  2. Lovely pictures of your family. X

    1. Thank you Hazel ... I do love taking photos of my kiddies and stitching of course lol xxxx

  3. The kiddies all look happy and well :) Little Miss Cara and Abby look so adorable on the bed :) Why do school uniforms have to cost so much if it's compulsory! Surely that makes no sense? Its the same here....And we have back to school after Christmas,,,,so imagine what your wallet feels like then! :O

    1. Eeeeek Christmas ... thanks for that Thoeria lol My lot are already on about Christmas! Mark and Katie have wrote out their Santa lists already!! At least Santa can start shopping early :)

  4. Looks like you all had a fab time!!
    I am complaining with school uniforms to buy for one child but I really do feel for you.... You are amazing!!! Big hugs to you all xx

    1. Oh thank you! xxxx Big hugs to you too xxx

  5. Seeing your family, I am reminded of my childhood. I come from a family with 7 kids and I enjoyed our times together. What a wonderful family you have - the kids are beautiful. I really admire your strength and 'juggling' abilities! :D

  6. You have a lovely family, Hi my name is Lynda and I am your next round robing partner in June's round robin. The email she gave me for you comes back failure to deliver would you please email me at so we can connect for this round robin. hugs Lynda ruth

    1. Lovely to meet you and I hope to get started on your Round Robin piece asap :)

  7. Hi Heather! Sorry, I am so far behind in reading your blog that I missed your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday!! :o) x
    Wow, your grandbaby is growing so quickly and she is just beautiful... I can quite understand why you don't have much time on your hands these days!!
    Hugs xx

    1. Hello! No worries at all! the time is just flying by with children and school holidays! Ive hardly had time to think let alone anything else! My kiddies are back in school on Monday so with luck life shall return to some sort of normality again lol