Once the excitement of opening and playing with Christmas presents had subsided a little we set about packing the 3pk, complete with selected Christmas gift, into the car ready for the drive to Folkestone to see Tim’s family.
The drive was a long one, with the highlight of the trip being the Dartford Crossing – for some reason the 3pk like going over bridges!
We arrived in Folkestone 5 hours after leaving Warrington – it is a long way!
This was the first time that pk1 and pk2 had been down to Folkestone so they had a lot of new family members to meet – they were both very excited at the prospect of meeting their new “Grandma & Grandads!”
The 3pk received even more presents when we arrived – so THANK YOU.
They then spent the next 4 hours running around the house playing with toys and generally being very over excited – they finally sucumbed to tiredness just before 10pm – not a moment too soon I hasten to add.
The day got off to a very early start – we left Northwich at 7am as we were picking pk3 up at 8am from Wrexham.
We picked the little fella up and returned to Warrington to await the arrival of pk1 and pk2. They arrived at 9am and the fun began.
Father Christmas hadn’t left any presents under the Christmas Tree so the 3pk decided to go and play in the play room, where surprise surprise Father Christmas had left their presents!!
The room was soon filled with over-excited children, including Tim & I, and a pile of wrapping paper.
The 3pk received lots of fantastic presents – so THANK YOU to everyone who asked Father Christmas to bring them something.
This was our first Christmas together and we were both as excited as small children as we had no idea what our gifts were to each other.
We were downstairs by 8 and that was without being woken up by the pk’s as they were at their other houses!
We spent an hour or so opening our presents, I have to say my presents were great – I particularly liked the Manchester United Newspaper cuttings book, funnily enough I had bought Tim a Spurs one.
After present opening we got dressed and made our way across to Northwich as we were having our Christmas dinner with our family in Northwich.
We had a fantatsic time at Auntie Carol and Uncle Harry’s – this was the first Christmas that I had spent with them and my cousins and off course most importantly my god-daughter Amy. We drunk rather a lot of alcohol and ate a large amount of food – it was great!
On the 17th December Tim & I went into Manchester to do some last minute Christmas shopping. Whilst we were there we decided to go on the Wheel, as we had been on it the previous year at Christmas and thought it would be nice to go on it again.
We entered our capsule and off we went on our little trip to look over the roof tops of Manchester City centre – to my surprise when we got to the top Tim got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife – I accepted and became the owner of a beautiful princess cut diamond ring.
We went home and drank a bottle of Champagne that we had been keeping for a special occasion and Tim worked on his email to everyone telling them our happy news!
BTW Tim is also benefiting from the engagement – not only does he get me as his wife, but he will also become the owner of an X-box 360, I am not sure how he is going to fit that on his finger but I am sure he will give it a good go!!!!
Yesterday Miss Emilie Scarlett Patricia made her acting debut in the annual Mums & Tots nativity – she was an angel.
Unfortunately there aren’t any photos to substantiate this as in true diva fashion she refused to have her photo taken!!!
Later in the evening Master Daniel Graham advanced from King to Chief of Sheep in the school production of “It’s a Party”
He had a line to deliver this time – I am so tired even counting shepards doesn’t help!
He delivered his line beautifully and unlike his sister took every opportunity he could to have his photo taken.
Thanks to a friend of a friend PKD & PKM were able to go to The Theatre of Dreams last night to watch Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion in the Carling Cup.
It was our first trip to a football match together – ah! Unfortunately for PKD he had to pretend that he supported Manchester United as we were sat in the famous Stretford End – for some reason he enjoyed joining in with the Keano chants (think he was referring to Robbie though rather than Roy!)
The trip was an eye opener for PKD as he has only ever been in the visitors area before and wasn’t used to the luxury of tv screens on which to watch replays of the match whilst waiting to be served at one of the numerous refreshments points – apparently they have no tvs and only one refreshment point in the visitors section – sevres them right for not supportin United I say!!
Anyway we had a good night, well I did, and Man U won 3 – 1!
Now I have a trip to White Hart Lane to look forward to in the New Year.
Following in his Mum’s footsteps Daniel has had his picture published in the local paper – The Warrington Guardian!
Daniel had his photo taken on Sunday at Rugby.
Shame he couldn’t manage a smile!!
PK1 (Dan) has wanted to go Trick or Treating for a couple of years now, so tonight I finally took the plunge and took him out to do a spot of trick or treating.
He dressed up as a skeleton pirate with bat wings, courtesy of Asda and Auntie Beverly. We set off in a fine drizzle but this was not going to dampen the spirits of PK1 he was adamant he was going to have a good time. We spent 30 minutes knocking on the doors of our neighbours and greeting them with â??Trick or Treatâ? to which the response was usually to be offered a plate/bowl full of goodies to select a â??Treatâ? from.
PK1 had a cauldron to collect his â??Treatsâ? in, again courtesy of Auntie Beverly â?? she had a spare one! The cauldron had to be emptied into my pockets on a couple of occasions as PK1 received so many treats.
We made our way home to be greeted by Tim and Pk2 who had spent the majority of the time that PK1 and I were out answering the door to numerous witches, wizards and skeletons, so I guess both of us drew the short straw this time.
Dan will be eating his treats for weeks unless of course Tim runs out of chocolates in his chocolate draw!!
Not many people get invited to a halloween party at a REAL witches house – but we do!
This afternoon 3 pk and pkp made their way across to the Wirral to attend Beverly’s Halloween Party.
The 3pk were dressed up as follows:
PK1 – Skeleton Pirate complete with spiky hair
PK2 – Witch in Training
PK3 – Skeleton with spiky hair
The kids spent the afternoon and much of the evening ransacking Beverly & Simon’s home – fortunately for us they don’t mind, or at least that is what they tell us!
3PK had a go of hang apple, which resulted in PK2 & PK3 grabbing the apples with their hands and eating them!
PK1 had a sit on Simon’s motorbike, he just can’t keep away from them, and even sat on it with the engine running – Only another 10 years until he turns up at home with one I am sure!
Well I am either mad or a devoted mother – I would like to think it is devoted mother, but I am sure some of you would disagree. Why am I devoted – well I stood and watched my eldest son play rugby in the pouring rain, whilst Tim, Em & Josh stayed in the warmth and comfort of the house!
We awoke on Sunday morning at the ungodly hour of 6am (thanks to the the end of BST, and 3pk not understanding the need to lie in bed on a Sunday!) to the sound of raindrops on the window, never mind I thought we have 4 hours until we have to leave for Rugby so the rain shold clear by then – HOW WRONG I WAS!!!
Dan & I made our way to WRUFC where the under 7′s were playing Altrincham Kersall (Uncle Michael’s old team) – Dan warmed up and I proceeded to get damper by the second whilst supporting my son from the touch line, I was tempted to support from the bar but thought better of it – how foolish of me.
Anyway Dan had a really good game, he managed to claim 3 tags and almost scored a try, unfortunately he went into touch just as he crossed the try line and the try was not given – I think it had something to do with the referee being the coach of the opposing team – Not to worry though as WRUFC managed to beat Kersall in both matches that were played.
Dan will also be famous this week as him and his team mates had their picture taken for the Warrington Guardian – place your orders now for a copy of the photo!
Next time it is raining it will definitiely be Tim’s turn to accompany his eldest “son” to Rugby!!!!
We love having our 3pk they are such little darlings especially when PK3 wakes up and starts shouting “Daddy where are you” which coincides with PK2 arising from her sleep to do a “wee-wee”.
Pk3 continues to shout “Daddy where are you .” PKD isn’t responding as he has his head buried under the duvet muttering obscenitites, so the shout changes to “Daniel where are you” which wakes PK1 up.
PK2 then realises that PK1 & PK3 are awake and she may be missing out on something so she makes her way into the room and then before you know it there are 3 children demanding attention and it is still only 6am!!!!!!!!!!! AND it is a Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So hence the reason why I am typing this blog at 6:20am on a Saturday!!!
Mig is now excelling in his possible new career of providing day care for small children – today was his 2nd unassisted day of looking after Dan & Em. Tim & I left the house feeling more comforatble this time than we did the first time we left him looking after them, I mean they survived last time so they would manage again.
The morning started with Dan staying in bed until 9.30am as he was tired from his late night out at the football on Wednesday, he surprised Uncle Michael & Emilie whilst they were emailing me at work.
After getting dressed Uncle Michael took them to visit Great Auntie Carol, Great Uncle Harry, Courtney & Amy – so now you know the secret to the kids and Michael surviving being left together – he takes them to Northwich so that Auntie Carol can assist and give them lunch, then it was off to Walton Gardens in Warrington for an afternoon of fun at the park.
It sounds like they all had lots of fun and tired themselves out, apparently Courtney was so tired she had to have a ride in the pushchair (Window Licker)!!
Uncle Harry bought the ice creams but he didn’t send one home for Tim & I!!
When I arrived in from work Emilie couldn’t even speak she was so tired. Dan & Em went to bed at 7pm and I didn’t see them until 8:30 this morning – they were VERY tired!
Mig’s childcare is great!