First Words

I’m linking this post to @oliversmadhouse #magicmoments

These are the most eagerly awaited words in the world for every parent. What will it be? Almost ever child will either come out with mummy or daddy.

With my eldest Josiah it was his dad’s name Al

With my second Sam it was mummy so we were 1 child each

Then i became pregnant with out third child and we where both wondering what her first word would be. To be honest there was a bit of rivalry between us, both of us consistently repeating Mama or Dada to her.

As she grow the anticipation was growing What would her first words be?
Then it came. We were pushing her along in her pushchair going to her grandparents us talking about what we were having for dinner, we had just walked round the corner to her house her first word popped out her tiny month, to our complete shock it wasn’t mum or dad — no it was gay-gee as you can imagine we stopped dead in our tracks wondering if we had heard her right, So we repeated it back to “gay-gee” to her just as she had said and no we hadn’t missed heard her, she said it again almost like she was asking a question “gay-gee” to which he replied “yes you can have gravy with your dinner”

To this day it still makes us smile when ever we talk about our children’s first words.


Freezer clean

At long last we have the first signs of spring and with spring comes the big clear out

So I decided to start with the freezer because over winter its a lot easier to write down our meals and then shop for them without thinking have we got what we need in the freezer 

Unfortunately this means my freezer is now full and I’m not even sure what’s in there anymore

So this morning I took control and emptied my freezer took everything out and piled it over our dinning table

I was surprised at all the food we had collected over the last few months

I needed to write this all down so I hunted for a pen and paper and took stock of everything we have

After I had finished I was shocked to find that if we had a main meal everyday just from the contents of our freezer it would be 3 – 4 weeks before we had to buy anymore frozen food 

My aim now is to reduce the food we have in the freezer which in one way is going to save us quite a bit of money and means we will have more room for ice-cream 🙂

Double Trolly

When we go food shopping you should see the looks we get

Why you may wonder

Well we have 2 trolleys

Some off you may think wow they have a lot of food to buy

But no we only have 1 Trolly for food

The second Trolly is for Hannah which no food can be placed in this Trolly at all

This has been going on for quite a while now the only thing that can go in her Trolly is her and hedgehog

The only time she will get out of the Trolly for is to get some sweets for herself and then she’s straight back in the Trolly again right up until the end of the shop

Not sure why this has started I can’t even tell you when

If we go to a certain food centre where they have clothes upstairs then we have to go up even if we are not buying anything just to come back down to start our food shopping

All I know is she won’t walk round anymore she even has her set way round

I know to some people this may be strange but it works for us

A bit fishy

We’ve been talking for a while about getting some fish

So this week we brought a pink fish tank and set it all up we had to wait 24 hours before we was able to get some fish

So today we picked 3 fish for our new tank

We first had to just put the bag of fish in the tank then after a while we had to add some of the water from our tank into the bag

Then after about 30 mins it was time for the fish to enter there new tank



It’s taken us a while but we got there in the end

Farmer day

Reposting a old post for @oliversmadhouse #MagicMoment

I wanted to do something special for Hannah’s 5th birthday

Her brother’s where both at school or college

So we paid for Hannah to be a farmer for the day at white post farm

We had to get there for 9:30

We arrived I bit early

After waiting around and looking at the duck pond

Then we met her guide for the day her name was Molly and Hannah would be with her for the whole day

The farm doesn’t open until 10 am it was really strange seeing it very empty

Hannah’s first job was to collecting the food to feed the chinchillas field mice rats and guinea pigs

Then it was off to where they keep the animals

First Hannah had to feed the chinchillas stepping inside she filled up there bowl and Molly filled there water up

After the door was closed it was the guinea pigs turn there was loads of them Hannah filled up 2 big food bowls


When the bowls where placed back in the guinea pigs rushed over there was even some baby ones

Then it was on to the field mice which where very tiny

Finally it was the rats turn to get feed they where fast a sleep so she didn’t get to see them running round

After it was back to the storage room to return the buckets and empty the unused food

Now it was off to the giftshop where Hannah got a t-shirt and a disposable camera so she can record her day

Now she’s kitted out

It was off to the reptile area

Where another job waited for she had to bath the tortoises they where really small

Molly got her a bowl of warm water and some tissue

Molly first shown Hannah what she had to do and then passed it to Hannah to bath

She wet her hand and wiped it over the tortoises shell top and underneath the she got some tissue and dryed them up

Hannah bathed 3 tortoise’s

I even got the chance as well but mine was a bit bigger then Hannah’s

Molly explained to Hannah why they had to bath them

Here’s some of the animals that Hannah got up close to

And daddy held a snake



Hannah’s next job was to collect the eggs from the chickens

in total they collected 11 eggsthe eggs would then be taken to see which ones had been fertilzed and the one’s that hadn’t would be sold in there farm shop

then hannah wanted to see the pigs and she was surprised at how big they were

she so got to meet some cute baby bunnies which where so tiny and cute

the next thing was a quick play

heres one off the jobs she really got stuck into cleaning out the baby duckling

after the ducklings had been cleaned out and had fresh straw it was on to meet the meerkats

it was time to move on to her next job which was to milk a goat first she watched one of the staff do it and she explained that the milk that they took went straight back to the baby goats which they had 6 to feed

next it was hannah’s turn

after both goats had been milked hannah and molly had to take the milk off to where the milk bottles where and molly measured it out the milk so that all 6 baby goats would get the same amount

then its off to feed the baby goats and like and baby’s milk it needed warming

what a morning time for a spot of lunch hannah got a free lunch as it was included in the price for being a framer for the day after we had all finished it was was back to work

the afternoon started out with feeding the animals indoors

after that was all done

as part of being a framer for the day she got to chose weather she had her face painted or paint a small pot that she could take home

hannah wanted to paint a pot first she choose one she chose a teddy and set about painting

after she had finished painting her teddy it was back to work and this time it was to feed the animals outside

when all the animals had been feed there was just time for a little playtime

hannah loved playing on the go-karts as well

it was then time to say bye and thanks to molly who had made one little girls 5th birthday very special indeed