Saturday, 15 March 2008

Been busy ....

And I must have been because I just realised I haven't blogged for a few days. So what have we been up to? Well my friend came over with her girls on Thursday and they had a fab time, building dens in the garden and hanging out. We 'big' girls chatted and put lunch together. I had to pop to the school for a meeting about Issy and V babysat for me. You know you have a good friend when they babysit on a first visit !!! Thanks for that. Issy saw me at school and I got a phone call about 5 mins after I got home to say she was ill in the office so she missed ballet & came home early. Hettie had her piano lesson, coming along nicely, moved to two handed playing this week.

On Friday I went to work so Hettie went to grandad's and he helped her to build a bird box. She made it entirely from one plank of wood, measured and grandad helped her saw. He started her off with screwing it all together as well. But all in all she done a good job for her first woodworking lesson. We've just got to find a spot for it now and fingers crossed some little bird will take a liking to it!

Dawn very kindly passed this little blog award to me which was really nice of her especially as I enjoy her blog so much!

So now I get to pass it on! Very tricky to pick as I read so many blogs now. So I chose The Briar Patch, One Life, and Life in the Tall House by the Sea because I read them everyday and between them they never fail to make me smile and often laugh out loud as well.

Today I worked, dh and girls helped until they were all beyond boredom, and dh took them off swimming. Hettie has decided she wants swimming lessons again. Not quite sure what hour of the day we can fit that in on but I'll have a think about it. We had a Chinese for dinner tonight and watched 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Take Away' (the children love it) and I've just ushered them off to bed.

Oh that reminds me beds - dh bought a new mattress yesterday for our bed. I didn't think the old one was that bad, but I felt like the princess in 'Princess and the Pea' last night I was so high up. What with the new mattress and one of those Ergonomic pillows I bought from Ikea the other day I had a fairly strange but comfy nights sleep.


Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Aw, thanks for the award, glad we can make you smile. :-)

I've got one of those ergonomic memory pillows too! Muchos bucks but soooo comfy, lol! ;-)

Your new friend sounds like a diamond. :-)

Lisa said...

Mine was £11.99 in Ikea but we saw them £60 somewhere else & it was the same!!

maymomvt (or Sarah) said...

I was thinking of you and measuring. Lou came home from school having started measurement. She and her sister got out a bunch of different jars and bowls, then figured out how much water went into each (they used both cups and tablespoons to measure), labeling as they went. There was water everywhere :)

ruth said...

Aww thanks Lisa :) I love the bird box ;)

Dawn said...

It's been a busy week at my house this week also. It feels so good to finally sit down and catch up on my favorite blogs. The bird house turned out great. Thanks for passing along some great blog links, I'll check them out.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh new mattresses are really fun. I know what you mean about feeling like a queen. Thats how I felt when I go my new mattress.Now I want a memory pillow!

Carol said...

Thank you so much for the award. You say such nice things. :)

Your friend sounds lovely, hope the meeting went ok.

Are those pillows really comfy? I was going to get one but couldnt decide whether to or not.

Lisa said...

Thanks everyone - Carol I must admit they feel a bit odd when you first lay your head down but seem to wake up feeling better somehow. I can't get comfortable now without it.

Lisa x