Archive for the ‘Family Time’ Category

Happy Birthday Spud!

October 14, 2007




The Curragh Races and a dog!

April 16, 2007

 The Curragh Races was great fun for the children, as always. They spent an hour in the playground, had their faces painted, even Spud had shamrock painted on his cheek. They went on the bouncy castles and had cornettos. We also had lunch in the Champagne Bar! Posh, eh! I had a Caesar Salad and the others had fries, Seafood Chowder and a Smoked Chicken and bacon Caesar Salad. I had a glass of white wine and lemonade (driving) and the girls had diet coke, Spud had his beloved milk.

 We got great close ups of the horses at the Starting Line. The jockey here, winking at me is J.A.Heffernan. He rode Vox Populi in the last race…


And even met two of the jockeys!


On the way home, we picked up a stray and named him ‘Tiny’


 The poor little thing was so grubby. His bottom fur was mangled with poo, his eyes were all gungy and he was so hungry. I have vowed I will keep him till his owner shows or till we find a new home for him. He’s a cute little lamb dog and I’d love to have him, but it’s not the perfect situation with 4/5 children and holiday care to think about…


While you are waiting…

April 11, 2007

  ……..for my daily post, I thought I’d link you up to a few blogs I’ve been reading.

 I took pics of  ‘Pencil’ a couple of weeks ago, making pizza…

It was a lovely day!

April 8, 2007

 We had a great day yesterday. We packed a picnic and headed off to a lake in the next town. The children loved feeding the swans and ducks, (my eldest was nibbling on stale croissants while she thought I wasn’t looking!)

  Then we went to a playground in Kildare town.

Through the Curragh Plains on the way home as the night was drawing in….

Taking it easy

April 7, 2007

               Enough of all that organising! Having a rest today, I’ll  be here for a while surfing and blog-hopping until the children ask , “What are we doing today?” (Must put parcel tape over their mouths!)

  I would have loved to have gone away this weekend, but hubby only has Sunday off. Who would have fed him? A few days in Donegal would have gone down well. My sisters invited me over to England for a couple of nights next week, but as some of you may know, I mind a little boy full-time, and couldn’t go.

  I pulled out of the organising challenge over at Organising Junkie for a couple of reasons. The first, the weather is just too good to be inside de-cluttering, if I’m outside in the garden or playing/walking with the children I feel better and happier and the house is staying tidy if we aren’t in it. Secondly, I should do that stuff when the children are in school and I can get stuck in without any interference!

  Reading Scorched Earth last night brought back memories of my Mum at Easter time. We were always given the biggest and best eggs at Easter,the kind you only dream of! Until we got older where she would just give us the money in a card. I’m not a big chocolate person, anyway although wine and chocolate do go very well together!

smart-703858.jpgA pet hate of mine is to see childrens bikes, scooters and prams littering the estate. So, before we go off each day, even if it’s only to the shop or for a little walk, we’ll bring ours into the garden. I mean, I would hate for anyone to accuse us of being messy!

Go here for more Smart Habitters!

Enjoy your day!


December 22, 2006

  I heard the front door close at 6.30 this morning. It was my husband, the strange thing is, he always gives me a kiss before he goes to work, so I found it odd that a) I didn’t get the kiss and b) He didn’t tell me he was leaving for work so early. So, until my alarm clock went off at 7.50am I was unsettled. Anyway, I got the children ready for school, wished No.1 a “Happy Birthday” and who should arrive home meanwhile? Daddy with all the Christmas food shopping and lots of extra goodies!

shopping-trolley.jpg Yay!

Man and Boy

December 17, 2006

 I love this pic. I asked Santa for another camera because my son put my digital one in the bath! I’ve missed it so much. All those moments I’ve been unable to capture since he decided it needed a good wash!

Who’s the boss in this house?

October 21, 2006


I’ve just been handed an agenda for the day by my 10yr old. She says I have to get off the computer and have some family time! So the plan is, to go for a walk by the river, collect leaves for her Nature Table in the classroom, visit the local cafe for a drink (bet they get chocolate brownies, too) play a few games down by the well and come back home just in time for tea.

 Its a perfect Autumn day for a walk and I’m looking forward to it!

 She and her little brother (another budding chef?) made ‘Bubble and Squeak’ patties this morning. I thought they were very tasty, but they are still sitting on the kitchen table…



October 20, 2006


 *I wish I’d have had my camera this morning. My little boy (now 2) devoured a little pot of yogurt. He stuck his face in it and came up with a very messy complexion and a big grin. These are the moments I cherish. The pic here is a few months ago when he decided to look a little further into the dishwasher.

* I was wondering whether to do a full entry on ‘Why I Blog’  but then decided to add it here and keep it short.

I blog to de-clutter my head, to make friends, to keep in touch with friends, to pass my free-time, to learn about myself and to keep a diary of things which have happened…


*Plans for the rest of the day:

1. Get a shower

2. Feed myself and No.4 child

3. Go to the butchers

4. Collect No.3 child

5. Prepare vegetables for dinner

6. Collect No’s 1 and 2 from school

7. Tidy all bedrooms

8. Take No.1 to Drama class

9. Finish preparing dinner

10. Get No. 3 ready for Irish dancing

11. Collect No.1 from her class

12. Feed all children

13. Go to Irish Dancing class 6.30pm -9pm

14. Come home via off-licence for beer and wine

      ‘Hooray, it’s the weekend!’ 8_9_23.gif

Edit; Change of plan. We went to chip shop on the way home! Will tidy the bedrooms today ….

Happy Birthday!

October 14, 2006

 He’s two tears old today! But ask him his age and he’ll tell you he’s eight, or he might even let out a roar. He thinks he’s a monster!

 We opened his card and pressie this morning, in my bed. We were all cosy and happy……till his sisters started scrapping over who had what bits of his new wooden toolbox. So the little fella was left playing with the wrapper, as always.