Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile - Book Review

We received The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile from Parragon Books to review. This story is written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Henry Fisher.

A family set off on a boat in search of the fish with the deep sea smile. They come across lots of different kinds of fish in their search, including a fish with terrible claws! In the end, they manage to find the fish with the deep sea smile and find that he was definitely worth searching for.

This is a really lovely book, with colourful pictures throughout. It's quite a short book so it would hold the attention of a young toddler right up to the age where children are starting to read for themselves.

The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile is available to buy from Amazon.

We received this book for the purposes of a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Me & You #7

Z took this photo of Husband and I when were on holiday a few weeks ago. It was late at night (9pm!) after a long day of activities and an early rise from the kids so we both look shattered. Miss C's balloon decided to join in on the photo too. They love taking photos of Husband and I together.

Both of our parents got divorced after only a few years of marriage. Because of this, Husband and I work hard at our marriage. Not that I see our marriage as hard work. There are times we drive each other crazy and there are definitely things that we don't agree upon. We are both pretty stubborn too! But those moments are monumentally outweighed by the good times we have together. We are the best of friends and we laugh a lot. We made the two most amazing little people together, who we adore. We show them every day just how much they mean to us by being there for them and showing them how much we love them and how much we love each other. How much we respect each other.

Earlier this week, Husband and I celebrated our eight year anniversary. Those eight years have brought us laughter, love, family, sad times, hard times, times we didn't think we'd get through and it's made us even closer and stronger.

dear beautiful

The Week That Was #27

Last Sunday, Z had a Harry Potter themed birthday party to attend. He was very excited as he's loving reading the books and watching the films just now. The parents of the birthday child had done a great job with party games and food and there was a magician to entertain the kids too. Z had a brilliant time. After the party, we headed home to get ready for swimming lessons.

On Monday, it was back to day shift for me which meant the kids got to go to their Summer club. Husband dropped them off at 10am and I picked them up from work when I finished. They'd played dodge ball, football and got to do some drawings. They had a brilliant time. The weather was miserable so when we came home, Z and I did some more Math whilst Miss C coloured in a picture of a horse. We then watched some of the fourth Harry Potter movie.

On Tuesday, it was a nicer day so after work I walked down to the club to pick the kids up. They'd had a brilliant time playing football. Miss C almost scored a goal! We spent the rest of the afternoon drawing, doing some more Math with Z and playing outside.

On Wednesday, I picked the kids up from their club and we headed in to town to pick up a few things. It started to rain so we made a quick dash back to the car. By the time we got home, it was sunny again! We spent the rest of the afternoon playing football outside.

On Thursday, the kids wanted to stay at their club until 4pm. A few hours peace for me? Why not! I picked them up at 4pm and they were shattered. We walked home and enjoyed some relaxing time watching TV and playing. After dinner, energy restored, they headed outside to play in the sunshine.

On Friday, my MIL picked the kids up at 10am and took them to her farm for the day. Husband and I enjoyed a full day and night together as the kids were having a sleepover at Miss C's God Father's house. They were very excited. Husband and I went out for dinner and enjoyed a few drinks.

On Saturday, Husband and I were up early to go to the Next sale. We did quite well! The kids came home at 1pm, we had lunch and then headed in to town to pick up Miss C's school jacket. It's a gorgeous red Mayoyal jacket and she looks so cute wearing it. We then headed to the shoe shop to get school shoes but they didn't have any in Miss C's size. Z got a lovely pair of Startrite shoes. He had those shoes for last year and they lasted him the full school year. We ordered a Chinese for dinner and enjoyed a picnic in the living room together.

My Sunday Photo / Black and White Project #2

I went back in time with my black and white photo project this week but with very good reason.

This week was our wedding anniversary and this is one of my favourite photos from our wedding.

It was actually changed to black and white by the photographer. It makes it such a timeless photo. The only thing that would date the photo would be the dress and hairstyle I have.

I love how Husband and I are just smiling at our guests and not directly at the camera. The photographer captured the moment so perfectly.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

365 Project 2014 Days 194 - 200

Day 194 - All set for a Harry Potter Party
Day 195 - Chicken Tikka for dinner
Day 196 - Happy Anniversary present
Day 197 - A fancy treat
Day 198 - Can't believe she didn't fall off
Day 199 - Date night 
Day 200 - A Chinese picnic

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