Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Holly's First Nursery Christmas Sing Along


Today was Holly's first school Christmas sing along (as you may have guessed from the title!)

I had her all done up as as far as I knew she didn't have a part (not surprising as she if very shy!)

She was dressed in a little light blue jumper with snowmen on it from Asda, bright red leggings also from Asda and some tinsel in her hair. I got her to pose with her sister. Baby C is screaming in the photo. Oh well you win some you lose some haha.

When we got there they had a little slide show of the kids during the year. I was happy to see a couple of holly doing stuff with other kids. As if you have read 'To Refer Or Not To Refer' the nursery teachers are recommending we hold her back because of her confidence with other kids.
Then it was time for them to start their singing. To my surprise she was a little white sheep! She was going to be part of Bah Bah Black Sheep! I actually was nearly crying. I had a tear in one eye and I could feel the other one watering up. But I was trying to hide it from my OH, as he would have got a good kick out of that haha. I'm putting it down to hormones haha.

She was clearly looking for us and her little face lit up when she found us (I don't think she believed that we were going to come see her). I gave her the thumbs up and blew her a little kiss which she caught and stuck on her cheek.

They sang a few songs When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, Jingle Bells, Bah Bah Black sheep and a whole lot more. Then they all got to come down onto the floor and see another slide show of them all dressed up that day (which I need to get a copy of!) then we were aloud to go get them.

I asked her why she didn't tell me she was a sheep, her reply "It was a surprise mummy, did you like it?" I actually had to wipe tears away that time and I feel myself welling up now just thinking about it haha! It was the best surprise I have had all year!

Here is her outfit. All from Asda!

Did your little one get to dress up at nursery or school this year?

Speak soon

Friday, 9 December 2016

Dolce Gusto De'Longhi Melody Nescafe Review

Well Hello!!

As many of you may know, I got a coffee maker for my birthday.

I got one of these for my mum years ago, and I have always loved the hot chocolates it makes. Specially now they have caramel ones!

I was given the Dulce Gusto De'Longhi Melody version and I love it.

Its reasonably priced at £36.99 from Argos. There are a lot of other places and versions you can purchase. Ranging from £36.99 right up to £100s. When I first bought this for my mum a few years back. I'm pretty sure it was up there in the £100s.

The size is relatively small and compact. There is a clear tank on the back which you fill with water. I can normally get 5 cups of hot chocolate out of it before I need to refill it.

I have the black one as everything in my kitchen is black or silver. But I have seen red and also white ones.

Inside the box you will receive the machine its self. A little bin which sits at the side of the machine for empty pods. I don't really use mine, I normally just bin them there and then. It also includes a small box of 3 samples, and a voucher for £10 off when you purchase boxes on the website. My samples are a Espresso, Latte and a normal Hot Chocolate.

As a present I was also given 2 boxes of the Caramel Hot Chocolates and and Espresso (for when my mum visits ha ha). The pods are relatively cheap with Asda doing 3 boxes for £10. The Dulce Gusto website also sell a whole lot. Ranging from Hot Chocolates, Coffees, Latte and Teas. Prices are all around £3.99 each.

I use this in the mornings with my breakfast, in the afternoons with a snack and again at nights when I'm relaxing. Its really is one of the best presents I have ever received. When payday arrives this month I will definitely be going on to try out some of the teas.

Overall I will give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

I gave it a 4 even though I really love it because, I think they could maybe extend the range for different flavours of hot chocolates or maybe colabs with brand names. But that is all the problems I have with this machine. I could live on the caramel hot chocolates.

Let me know if you have a coffee machine, what type it is and what you think of it.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Elf On The Shelf Days 5 and 6


Here is what that naught Tinker Pants Floppy Feet has been up too.

Day 5 - He was having a date night with Elsa

Day 6 - He had all the ponies ties up to pull his sled

I have no idea what he's going to get up to tonight!! He better be looking at google for some ideas haha

I am kind of glad now that the actual elf on the shelf didn't come. Seeing everyone with it. It looks kind of creepy. Like you would wake up in the middle of the night and its sitting at the bottom of your bed with a knife....

Speak soon

Saturday, 3 December 2016

EOTS Day 2,3,4 And Holly Christmas Fair 2016


Tinker Pants Floppy Feet has been up to some stuff these last few days!

Day 2 - He decided to waste and entire tub of cake sprinkles (much to my OHs dismay) and make 'Elf Angles' in the kitchen!

Day 3 - We come down stairs and hes hanging from the ceiling light! with ANNA. Now the question is, did he put Anna up there or was he trying to save her??

Day 4 - Tinker Pants is riding Pinkie Pie about the living room!! Don't think Pinkie will be very happy. She might just set her minions on him 'Ponies Revenge ;)'

December 3rd was also the school fair at Holly's school. All the classes including Holly's nursery class made different things for everyone to buy. I made melted snowmen cakes to take down.

The nursery class made Reindeer Dust, Snowman Soups and Santa's key to get into the house with. All 3 of the kids got there photo took with Santa (Santa insisted on holding baby c) and they were all spoilt with cakes sweets and goodies.

Poor baby c though got too hot in her snow suit and had a flair up of her rash. She also has another cold, and her dry skin round her joints has gotten worse. So I think it will be a trip to the docs with her. I would put manuka honey on her, but that's a bit sticky even for me haha.

Mr and Mrs T Plus Three

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Elf On A Shelf Day 1 and A Hobby Craft Christmas Advent Calendar 2016


IT is finally December 1st (because I haven't been waiting all year for this) and it can only mean one thing. MY BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW :) I will be the ripe old age of 28! Not like my other half who will be 30 next month!!

But December 1st also means ADVENT CALENDARS and ELF ON SHELF and CHRISTMAS!!!

I always said 'How can Christmas with kids be better!! What about my presents' (I'm an only child and was / still am pretty spoilt. I do appreciate it a lot more now though than I did) But Christmas with the kids is the BEST EVER!! Seeing their little faces on Christmas day and the count down!! Oh I love the count down!!

This year I got a Hobby craft advent calendar to make for her. While its a great idea, it took ages to freaking do! Now that I'm old, my back was killing me (How I will cope with wrapping all the presents this year I have no idea!) But Holly likes it.

Also found these playmobile advents!! So I got one for Harry and Holly. He can catch up with his at the weekends.

Now we also have ELF ON A SHELF! OK so he's not the actual Elf on a shelf. But it hasn't arrived yet. So Tinker Pants Floppy Feet is subbing for him till he arrives. Not sure Holly really understood what he was yet, But I'm sure she will get it when he decorated the tree in her pants or uses her ponies to help him ski!!

Last night Tinker pants Floppy feet landed, left a note for Holly AND left some elf snow with foot prints in it. Stay tuned for the rest of December!

An I am SO using the 'You better be good because the elf is watching you' OR 'Eat that food, The elf is watching you'

What do you do at this time of the year with your kids?