Thursday, February 18

Oh wow!

A short while ago, Heather at Notes from Lapland came up with a lovely idea of a Secret Post Club. (click the link to read the original post). Basically, Heather does all the backbreaking (or should that be finger-wearing-out?) work of each month, assigning each member of the club with another member of the club. Each in turn chooses a gift to send to their assigned member. Once the gift is received you can blog about it, or not, it's up to you. I've chosen to blog about it.

My gift arrived this morning and it was absolutely beautifully wrapped, as you can see. (sorry about the blur, my camera phone is a bit pants)

This is what was inside the beautiful wrapping.


Isabelle was so pleased to be included and had her own little parcel to open, which she LOVES. She is a princess and sticker aholic so the sticker book was a big hit.

I am in love with the absolutely gorgeous photo album. This is right up my street so to speak, and had I seen it in a shop, would have bought it myself. Very rustic and very me. And the photo printer that my hubby bought me for Christmas will now be put to fine use printing out plenty of photos to put in my new album. Did I mention that I absolutely love it? LOL The chocolate will go down a treat too, although I can see myself fighting for it.. I may just have to hide it.

Thank you so much to Beki at The Ramblings of an Everyday Mummy I can't even begin to tell you what a great choice of gift you made. xx

If you want to join in the Secret Post Club, pop along to Notes from Lapland by clicking the link I posted at the top and let Heather know you'd like to join in. We all love getting gifts through the post, and you can make someone's day by sending one.

Thanks Heather for setting it up.

The busiest picture in the world.. ever

I have a VERY creative daughter. Not surprising really as I'm quite creative myself and will try anything. 

My 4 year old's obsession with paper and cellotape is getting beyond a joke. Two reams of paper and 2 or 3 rolls of cellotape a month is going a bit far. But who am I to quash her creativity? She comes out of school with a whole weeks shopping worth of boxes cellotaped together in her latest creation and the teacher shaking her head at me, mouthing, sorry. The problem is, where the hell do I keep all her creations? She never forgets what she's made and will ask weeks later, 'where is the so and so I made?' eek.

As it's half term, she has gone into drawing overload. She's been making 'book's for everyone. This is three sheets of A4, folded in half then cellotaped together and then she's made a little pocket on the front to keep the crayons in. Bless her.. a work of art for each of us. it kept her occupied for ages.

As did this following drawing. I had to share it.. it is soooo busy. As you can see (I hope) it's at the park. Now.. she is starting to read and we had to discuss silent letters, as in 'k' at the beginning of know. I've told her it's a quiet letter and so you don't say it. So her word 'park' has a quiet 'y' at the end of it. Methinks we need to discuss quiet letters some more lol.

So in the picture, she is on the slide. Her brother Russ and sister Eve are on the see-saw. The mass of people in the middle are me and my friends on the roundabout (god only knows why, I never liked the roundabout LOL). Daddy is on the swing and the rest of the people are her school friends. The big blobs half way up the left hand side are roller skates ready for when she and her friends want to go home. And the spider is actually the sun LOL. All that said, I think it's a pretty complicated picture for a 4 year old.

She is very proud of this picture.