Thursday, 24 April 2014

weekly update, 14th -20th April

Hello Jelly Tots, I hope you're all well!

This week has been a bit of an odd one as it's been Easter break and we're into the 2nd week.
With Mr P having a few days off work we have been seeing family and having lots of family walks.

Monday was playing at home in the garden and playing in the front garden with the kids in the green

Tuesday was Old McDonald's Farm fun with my mum, Little Miss P and Master Hill. We were all very tired at the end of the day but had so much fun.

Wednesday & Thursday - A day with just my little family being at home and going for little walks in the forest; a nice calm couple of days, oh and on Thursday night we had a lovely dinner with my my mum and Nanna at the Harvester.

Friday - we made our way to Braintree to see my sister and my new Nephew Little Master Hill. It would have been rude if we didn't pop to the Braintree shopping centre called Freeport, lol. It was a pretty unsuccessful shopping trip though as we didn't get what we went for. Maybe a Bluewater shopping trip is on the cards soon.

Saturday - we're off to March near Peterborough seeing Mr P's family for Easter. It was great as she put on an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. They all loved it, even the 15 year old loved it. We stayed the night at Mr P's mum and dad's house and saved money by not staying at a hotel for the night.

Sunday - We went off at midday to my Nanna's who only lives about 20 mins away to see her and my Auntie for a few hours. She always cooks us a lovely dinner that keeps us going on the way home.

There will be more details of some of the things we did over the Easter holiday when I get to sit down and do them, so keep an eye out :-)

The Parkertons

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Photo Gallery #183


It's been Easter, woohoo! As it's been a few days now, in our house we've eaten most of our Easter Eggs and so we're feeling a little bit on the bigger side around the tummy.

This photo was taken just after the Easter Egg Hunt with Little Miss P showing me all her things she found and straight after this photo she asked if she could have them. And as I am a great mummy (hehe) I let her have a few even though we hadn't had dinner yet.

Hope you had a lovely and yummy Easter!

Mrs P

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

OOTD: 21st April 2014

So as soon as Little Miss P sees the sun she gets her dresses out and always wants to wear them even in the winter. But as a mummy I say to her ask me first when the sun's out even though I think it's really sweet when she asks me and it's like -1 degree outside.

So now it's time for all her dresses to come out and this is the best one and the newest one. I picked it from a shop called Choice, it has branded ranges like Next clothing... it's seems a bit like a Next clearance shop. I think it must have been last season as I can't seem to find it on the Next website. I paid £13.50 for it which i didn't think was too bad.

It's just so cute and girly and suits her age, what's not to love about it.

Hope you all had a great Easter.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Meal Plan #3

Welcome to my 3rd meal plan. Hope you're all well and having a fantastic day.

Monday - As it's a day where Little Miss P has her dancing lesson and Mr P goes out to rehearsal, we all have different things for dinner...

Little Miss P - Pasta, ham, butter
 Mr P & I - Chicken, chips and beans

All three of us - A toad in the hole. It's a homemade dish (I will have to do a recipe on it).

All three of us - Jacket potato, cheese and red onion

Thursday - The same goes as for Monday, so we all have different things again...

 Little Miss P - Fish fingers, homemade chips & peas
Mr P & I - Chicken Tonight

All three of us - Chicken Pasta Bake

All three of us - Gammon roast dinner
Snack: Shortbread

All three of us - Going out for a meal for a mate's birthday at the Miller and Carter.

Mrs P

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Bathroom Work

Good Morning All

This week we have been doing up the bathroom as it was in a really bad way and a kind of a peach/pink colour, not my sort of colour, not for a bathroom anyway. It also had mould all around the bath, so it was getting to the point where I felt it was unsafe for the family.

Day One: It was full of a lot of dust as the builders were getting all the tiles off the wall, ripping up the carpet (yes I had a carpet in the bathroom) and they took the sink out and the radiator off the wall.

Day two: Prep the walls and the first lot of tiles went on one side of the wall by the bath and by the window.
Still a lot of dust in the house so had the windows open all day, also the builder has cut the new skirting board in the hallway for us as we didn't have the right tools to do it and glued it in the right place for us.

Day three: All the tiles are up on wall and the floor is down, woohoo! The basin is back but we have to leave it for 24 hours for the sealant to dry before we can use it.

Day Four: He came back and plastered the the walls, well half the wall, the bit that didn't have tiles on it as it was in a really bad condition and would have looked terrible if we had just painted on top of it. I also painted the radiator in the bathroom just to make it look more fresh. I don't think I did too bad a job but knowing Mr P he will be able to find something wrong with it.

That's it for now... more will be getting done soon. We will just be fitting the rest of it in when we can.

Mrs P

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Weekly Update 7th-13th April

Hello Everyone

This week has been a little bit of an eye-opener for me, well the last two days have been. On Friday night Little Miss P slept the night at my sister's house with my mum as she was taking her Grandkids to the cinema in the afternoon, and I had all day to myself on Saturday, so I had a lot of time to think about things. But that's for a different blog post coming soon.

At the beginning of the week we spent a lot of time at home and playing in the front garden with the neighbours and their kids, as they all seem to be about the same age from the youngest at 9 months to the oldest one who is Little Miss P's age of 5. We did that on Monday and Friday.

On Tuesday we went to spend some time with my stepsister and her family just so Little Miss P and I could get out of the house. Wednesday was at home doing homework with Little Miss P, plus reading and playing lots of games... just lots of mummy and daughter fun at home. On Thursday we went into a high street down the road called Barkingside. We met up with my stepsister again, and then went back with her as Little Miss P and I were staying the night at my mum's house in Buckhurst Hill. Mr P had been away with work even though he was meant to be having a week off with us, but that didn't happened. Am I surprised, no, not really. But I know his doing his best, x

Saturday as I said above Little Miss P is with my mum for the day. Mr P is still away with work and is back tonight at some point, so I had the house to myself. It's given me a lot of thinking time and I think I needed it. 
Sunday is just family time at home. Mr P is tired from being away with work and he has work tomorrow as well so we went for a nice walk to feed the ducks and then the rest of the time in garden... we even had the paddling pool out.

Mrs P

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Photo Gallery #181

A Photo I’m Proud Of

I can't pick between two of them. The one above this writing was when Little Miss P appeared in front of me with this thing on her head and I just snapped it. I think this photo shows her character and her cheeky smile. I love my happy, fun child and she's my cheeky chops.

 And this one shows Little Miss P's hippy side. We were at an air show just chilling out as a family in our own little world.

Mrs P