Monday, 27 March 2017

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Last weeks meal plan went pretty well until it got to the weekend.....We decided to get pizza from Domino's on Saturday night as a treat....For Mothers day I had a McDonalds breakfast. A bacon roll and pancakes!


 That saw me through until tea time and then I had the leftover pizza....Not quite a fancy Mother's day meal but I was very happy with it! 

I was spoilt rotten yesterday....The girls bought me some very thoughtful, useful gifts including a chalkboard which will help me keep on track with the meal planning.


Stu is off work this week....He had a week left of holidays to take before the end of March so he has just managed to fit it in before April begins....Stu will be helping with the cooking this week which will be great!

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Sausage sandwiches....
Tuesday - A pork dinner with mash & veg....
Wednesday - Tuna pasta salad....
Thursday - Corned beef pie, mash & baked beans....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - American fried chicken & fries....
Sunday - Cottage pie....

What are you eating this week?


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Rewarded for their hard work. #MySundayPhoto

I usually only post one photo for my, My Sunday Photo post but this week I couldn't post one photo without the other....My girls always try hard at school but over the last month they have been really knuckling down.....I am so proud of them.

Ellie got speller of the week and was rewarded with a dictionary. 


Becky got a homework pass for the homework that she did a week or so ago. Writing tweets as a character from an Inspector calls.



Saturday, 25 March 2017

A photo everyday for a year - Week 13 #Project365

Another week another Project 365 post....A photo for everyday. I didn't think I had taken many photos this week but looking through my phone I had taken way more than I thought....


77/365 - 18th March
I suck at french plaits....

78/365 - 19th March
Ice creams from the Ice-cream van.

79/365 - 20th March
I have finally found a lightbulb which actually lights our living room up! Hooray!

80/365 - 21st March
The last of the Mother's day cake from The Co-Op.

81/365 - 22nd March
Ellie doing her reading after school.

82/365 - 23rd March
I got the girls their red noses....Becky was very happy with her's....

83/365 - 24th March
Jaffa Cake ice cream is a thing! Of course I had to order some with the shopping.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Two trips to the dentist. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


We have had a quiet week....Again just plodding along with life. We have been thinking about teeth a lot though and there has been a lot of extra brushing.

Earlier this week Becky went for a check up on her braces. She's had them on since September 2015 so now every appointment seems to be getting closer to her having them removed....

Last time she was at the dentist's the man said she may get them off at her next appointment which was on Tuesday.....She was very excited about this. She ended up seeing someone different and the woman said she at at least another 3 months with them.....Ugh. I am not saying the man isn't doing his job properly but the woman seems like more of a perfectionist.

Becky was very disappointed....For the last year and half or so she Becky has been brilliant making sure to avoid foods she shouldn't eat like popcorn and chewing gum. Now she just want's to bite down onto a full apple instead of having to chop it in bits.....

Her teeth do look amazing compared to what they were.....I really hope for her that the braces come off at the next appointment....

Yesterday we were at our normal dentist's for the regular 6 month check up....I do love our dentist. A few years ago when he was new he wasn't so good with kids but now he is brilliant....My girls love going to see him for their chats and I find it hard not to laugh all the way through the appointment.

Becky was up first and her teeth are looking amazing....The dentist can't wait to get to them when the braces are removed and give them a polish. He doesn't mean they are dirty she is doing very well with the brushing but they will just need an extra clean....

Ellie was up next and her teeth are fine....She could do with brushing more but the dentist did notice the left hand side was perfect and the right not so good.....My theory is by the time she gets to the right hand side she loses interest....So the dentist gave her a lesson in brushing by giving her one of the purple dying tablets to chew on....Her face when she saw her purple teeth was hilarious. She showed the dentist how she brushed and she did pretty well. She only needed a couple of pointers....

While we were there he asked if she had recently lost a baby tooth....I said no. Ellie said yes, she forgot. She lost one at school on Wednesday.....I can't believe she forgot. She is usually so excited about the tooth fairy visiting. Hopefully this morning the tooth fairy will have left some money. hehehe

They are both booked in for their next appointment in 6 months and Becky gets to have an extra one as soon as her braces are off. Hooray. hehehe


Thursday, 23 March 2017

A girl and her Monkey....

Ellie my 9 year old has a fantastic memory for dates and she mentioned that a couple of weeks ago it has been a year since she got her Monkey.....


In case you didn't know Monkey is Ellie's favourite toy ever.....Looking at him you might think he doesn't look like a monkey. You're right, he isn't. He's a lion....lol

When we were looking around the charity shops last year Ellie spotted a monkey she wanted. As it was the first of the many charity shops on our high street we said wait and see if there's anything else you want in any of the other shops. She didn't see anything else and when we went back to buy the monkey he had gone and there was a lion in his place.....She bought that and named him Monkey.

Since that day Monkey has slept with Ellie every night, has been there in all the important moments in her life over the last year like birthdays and Christmasses and he really is part of the family now.....


Monkey has been on most of the days out we have had....To the park, beach, shopping and he even rode in the limo when we went to see Disney on Ice. Of course he met Anna and Elsa too!


Monkey has been bought Halloween outfits, Christmas outfits and presents and we buy banana things especially for him....We even go shopping in charity shops for every day outfits....Stu and I have often said we must be mad treating Monkey like he is a real person to but Ellie he is.....


So far we have never lost Monkey....We have had moments where he went missing for a short period but I really hope that day never comes....I think Ellie would be lost without Monkey....Be assured if you can't see Monkey in a photo he is nearby....hehehe

Now that it's a year since we've had Monkey and he is such a big part of our family Ellie want's to have a birthday party for him....I said we will see....lol