Friday, 22 July 2011

Out Of This World

Today we popped into the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn because they had a free exhibition called 'Out Of This World' on for kids. It's on all summer I think. And it is open till 10pm so we headed down at about 5pm and had McDonald's on the way home.

The kids had a great time. We were there for about 2 hours and not one other person visited in that time, which meant that the kids had the run of the place. There wasn't much to it... just two galleries with various arty space things, some dressing up stuff and a few games. If it had been busy it wouldn't have been so good. But because we were alone it turned out to be a brilliant little trip out. The kids particularly liked climbing in and out of the 'space orb'. Photos below.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Having girls

I believe that I have to two most beautiful daughters that ever existed. Just look at them. Aren't they totally adorable? And they love and adore each other, that's for sure.

Tarja is like a live-in Nanny, or a second Mum to little Rosie. She's like a mothers help, and I'd be lost without her! I found these couple of photos that I took a few weeks back and wanted to post them onto the blog so that we can look back on them in years to come.

I hope my daughters will always be as close to each other as they are now.

A 16th Birthday

I'm not entirely sure how.... but somehow I have managed to keep another human being alive for sixteen full years! Pretty impressive, don't you think? It is hard to believe that my first baby boy has just turned sixteen. I wasn't much older than him when he was born. The years are flashing past at a scary speed.

Since becoming sixteen only happens once and is a bit special we had a good old shindig for him, out in the front garden. Shockingly the sun shone for the entire day (it was one of the only sunny days we've had this summer!) which was perfect for outr outdoor party.

Now, in my opinion, one is never too old for a good bounce! So we hired a big adult sized bouncy castle, and some sumo suits for the crack. We erected a gazebo and filled it with air beds and cushions to create a sort of lazy area (which little Rosie mostly hijacked to keep out of the sun) and we kitted out the garage with food, helium balloons and music. Marty was in charge of the barbecue since he's obsessed with fire, and meat.

Family came, and lots of Badgers school friends and it turned out to be a pretty damn good day. I hope he enjoyed it and remembers it for years to come. Happy birthday to my baby boy who is now practically a man!

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