Saturday, 21 March 2009

Shoes shoes shoes!

Oh I'm struggling with this blogging malarkey of late. Living in an upside down house and trying to fit decorating in around work is not that much fun. Time doesn't seem to be on my side. Soooo I thought I'd have a mammoth post of a few of this week's happenings.

First of all, Tuesday was Mr Jozza's birthday. Here is the card I made for him.
Mr Jozza is called Keith, but it amuses me to call him Keef. He also goes by the name Keithetta, Keithetta Marietta, Kindred Keith the Destructathor etc etc. I like to call people an array of names. I can't help it! Abigail gets called, Abigail, Abbi, Abs, Abbathina (which incidentally a friend of mine thought was her real name! HAHAHA), Ab fabs and also Fenelia Fadge Bucket. Maddie gets called Maddie, Madeleine, Mads, Maddie the madster, Madge, Madgeroonie and Fenelia Fadgerina. Even the poor cat gets it. He's called Charlie but he more often gets called Chaz, Chaz on the raz and Billy William. When I think about it there is probably a good explanation right here as to why my kids are bananas.

Ab fabs made her daddy a lurvely card....
She doodled faux stitching and everything! Whoop whoop Abs!

She's in the good books this week is my big girl. I had a meeting with her teacher the other day for her report. Oh my goodness, her teacher just raved about her! I was sat mainly stunned to be honest. She usu
ally gets a good report but this was something else. She's no child genius or anything but her teacher said she is doing brilliantly and is super enthusiastic. A pleasure to teach in fact. Abbi sees herself as her teacher's deputy I think as she's always helping apparently and loves to help other children in her class if they are struggling with a task. It was really nice to hear so many positive things about her as at home she can be a stroppy little madam at times.

On Friday, she got star of the week at school and was so excited about it :o)
She also had a daffodil and some other things for me...


So to the shoes shoes shoes bit. Check these babies out...
Abbi (Imelda Marcos in the making) has a thing about shoes. She certainly doesn't get it from me (Radley bags ring my bell), I'm happiest in a pair of ugly old crocs. Poor Abs desperately wanted a Nintendo Wii for Christmas. I spent a great deal of time explaining to her that Father Christmas couldn't possibly get everyone a Wii. She was a tad heartbroken but as her Uncle gave her £10 for Christmas she decided to start a Wii fund. It was doing rather well and a few weeks ago she had well over £20 (I know! slow progress). Then we went into next and she clocked a pair of red shiny sandals. Bang goes £12. I can build the fund up again mummy I was told. Hmmmmm, until today we were in Next (damn that shop and their temptress shoes) and she clocked the above shoes. She was a few pounds shy of the £14 price tag but her Grannie gave her the difference as she has had such a good week. Bang goes the Wii fund but she is a very happy 7 year old.
We were actually in Next to get the madster a new top. She put on her fave t-shirt from last year this morning. A very cute Mickey and Minnie mouse top from Next aged 3-4. It was only when we were in town that I realised said t-shirt more resembled a crop top. Finally found one she liked in Next. What age did she end up getting? Age 6! Yes my 3 year old daughter got an age 6 top today. Ridiculous but she needs the length. It certainly doesn't look too big for her.
I think I've nearly finished now. Hope I've not sent you to sleep! This is what Maddie brought home from nursery for me...

Bless my little chickens. What a great likeness of me that picture is. Hehehe

5 comments:

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe! Jacob is the same - bought him a Ben 10 t-shirt yesterday aged 5 to 6 and it just about covers his big tum!

Sounds like you had a good week after all despite the decorating and no crafting!

And well done to the Abster and Madster!! Makes me wonder what you call me eheheheheh!!

Allison said...

great piccies Jozza, I too give other names to people but mostly my dogs, they now really answer to almost anything incase i mean them- glad your decorating is going well- as with most things with me lately i am just doing it in my head and then that way i feel as if it's done.... yes I know they are coming to take me away soon...
AllisonX

Kathy said...

Jo, thank you for such a fabby post - I laughed, smiled and chuckled my way through it!

LuLu said...

Great card for your other half and can so go with you about the silly names thing! We are terrible for it especially if we want to cajole someone into doing something!

As for the shoe thing . . . you go Abbi . . can so relate to you girl. However my fetish is boots . . . not the ridiculous high heeled ones though - as I wouldn't be able to walk in them!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Abs & Maddie, u r getting v crafty girlies indeed! Love ur shoes Abi, might be pinching those next time I see ya sweetie, better keep em on your tootsies so I cant stick 'em in my bag!!
xx Freddiefoofoo