Tuesday, November 24, 2009

we are moved and very happy

I will try and upload photo's for you in the next few days..so you can see our new home.

the move has gone well and we seem to all be enjoying the new house and really quiet relaxed considering all the moving and hunting for things..because life has to go on..homework, washing of clothes...everyone seems really happy.

we are now going in to Thanksgiving holiday, starting today when teh boys get in from school..I am hosting it this year...seems to me to be food, alcohol, friends, with extra dollops of food and alcohol..the only things we will be missing(or not missing!) is the American football which seems to be also a tradition of the holiday.

Christmas is now everywhere, Thanks giving weekend is the start of most people to put up there Christmas tree, although gardens are already being decorated and illuminated big time, it will just increase from now on..once again will try and post some photos for you.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


So once again Halloween has come around..we know it has been coming as the shops, banks, schools, houses, stores have all been decorated since the start of October..it is still a surprise to me how many people decorate up for Halloween...next year i will be more organised with our new home..but this year they were lucky i remembered to put out pumpkins and stickers in the window and my flag...they all went up on the 31st...very poor I know.

now they are decorating for thanksgiving...I am far too far behind!!!!

As you can see Allan dressed up again, and took teh children around the neighbour hood, He went with some friends, Will, Steve and Matt with there children so it was a large noisy group that went out..you should see the candy that came back.

Victoria and I stayed at home and welcomed the trick or treaters to our door, we sat in the door way with it open, I tried to remember to take photo's but it actually depends how quickly they come...once again an excellent turn out..

This is Alex with his bag of candy...absolutely obscene really..but as you can see the kids all thought this was great..

the weather was great for them again, they all came back so happy I ended up offering to let loads of kids sleep over, so in the morning my house had 10 people in it..i might have to confess the two adults had drunk slightly more than is good to deal with that many kids...but waffles did the trick...and before you know it, they are gone and although we had a waffle syrup panick, but our wonderful neighbours came to our rescue..and all children ate and ate and ate...waffles are a good one to make as my waffle maker does 6 at a time..and my mixer did a huge batch...we worked as a team that morning..hangover aside.

i have taken a sample of pictures for you to see what turns up at my door..and all ages for sure...it was a fun night...enjoy

in the evening

so we did the whole cake and candle thing in the evening as well..he had such a nice day..even school went well in his eyes, which was great news for us..

Bens actual birthday

This was at 0630 on a school day, so time was not on our side, but we managed to get his presents opened and send him off to school with a full tummy of pancakes...i had agreed on Saturday I would cook him bacon and eggs and he could eat in bed...the requests of a seven year old..as you can see he is very excited..i think the whole trip and much fewer presents was great, we had time and he was not over whelmed. Other people had co-ordinated with his present so he ended up with 5 games to play...a very thrilled little boy.

we put the normal sweets out and I had iced a load of cookies to take in to his class with all thier names on..once more a request of a seven year old..very demanding these seven year olds..lets hope he improves!!!!!