Thursday, September 30, 2010
Yep… our dining room is a bit of a mish mash. Again, the carpets need SCRUBBED (happening on the 5th October whoop!). The fireplace does not suit the room at all and is more for a living room so we would like to get rid of it eventually.
Our bookcase holds cookery books, james’ computer books, other reference and on the bottom shelf are all of Ollie’s books. There are mega bloks, wooden bricks, alphabet and number paint sponges etc!
Here is Ollie’s easel and some paintings on the wall, an airer of laundry (not always in here!! I know it makes it look awfully cluttered!) and Ollie’s Thomas chair for reading!
In the dining room we have a sofa bed which pulls out so easily. The painting above it is from Cuba. My dad brought it back for us.
Ollie’s artwork! I have a lot more bits and pieces to put up. I love having his artwork all around the place!
In the corner of the dining room Ollie has a tiny table and chairs set which holds his bead frame and 4 different wooden jigsaws.
I love our dining room table. I can’t wait to get wooden floors down in here to match the table…. get rid of the fireplace and just brighten up the whole room.
Again, I leave this room open to your criticism and any decor ideas would be much appreciated!
I am still here catching up with Kelly’s Korner! She is hosting a home tours blog hop each week and last week’s was Master Bedrooms! Here is mine…. though I don’t have anything very exciting to show you!
Welcome to our bedroom! See? Nothing exciting about our room at all! We have not had a chance to decorate since we moved in a year ago. We put wooden floors down because the carpet was hideous and that is about it! I do love our furniture… it’s my favourite furniture in the whole house. The chest of drawers does not look big from this photo but it is huge! I have one side and James has the other side.
This is my lovely wardrobe. See my wedding dress just hanging there to the side? I have no idea what to do with it!
This is the view of our room from the other end. I love the full length mirror… even though it is grubby!
I won a giveaway a month ago and this is what I chose! I think it is perfect for our bedroom… I could only really put it on the mirror as our wallpaper is textured and it wouldn’t sit properly… I also couldn’t wait until we decorated because I have no idea when that will be.
This is our bed and our chest. In the chest we keep a spare duvet and pillows for the sofa bed in the off chance that someone stays over. Around the headboard are little star shaped lights… you can’t make them out very well from the photo.
On our dresser we have these little elephants. James and I each chose one on our holiday to India. Ollie loves them now and calls them emaments rather than elephants… so cute.
Also on our chest of drawers is this painting that I did about 6 years ago. I’m really proud of it but have not painted very much since. I plan to put this on the wall alongside a sunset photo we had done a while ago in memory of the baby we lost. Other things on my chest of drawers are my big black makeup box, pink jewellery box and a couple of random magazines and bits and pieces :)
I’m not entirely sure how to decorate this room when we get around to it… any ideas would be fab!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So here it is.... my living room. This is what you see as soon as you come through the door. We recently decorated but are nowhere near finished. Our carpet is filthy!! Haha! When we moved in the person before us had put cream carpets down... so not practical when you have a tiny kid! So... were getting the carpets professionally cleaned in a couple of weeks. We don't have a lot of decor about in this room... we plan to get a lovely mirror or a big fancy clock... I'm not entirely sure! ALL ideas would be very welcome!
Monday, September 27, 2010
First of all she spoke to him a little bit... asked him about his toys and what he had done today and he responded well... a tiny bit of shyness. She got out a book and asked him what things were on the pages.... could he recognise the big cat and the small cat in the same picture... she was impressed that he knew some adjectives... he went through each page of the book and knew what/ where everything was! She said his comprehension is advanced and was impressed by his sentences.
Afterwards she got out some little wooden bricks and asked him to stack them. He very carefully stacked them and then manoeuvred them about and turned it into a tunnel! With an even amount of bricks on either side to keep it stable. The health visitor said that he is very good with his hands. He then rhymed off what colour each brick was. Ollie then introduced her to each and every one of his trains!
One of the last things she said to me was that I should be very proud of both myself and Ollie. She said it was clearly evident that I have put a lot of work into educating him during the day. She said that he understands, recognises and says more than a lot of the kids the same age that she goes to visit.
Tonight he went to his potty 3 times between dinnertime and bedtime.
:) He is a little star.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
For the last few nights the clouds have been covering the moon and Ollie could not see it.... so to explain it James told him the moon was sleeping. Now he sits on James hip staring at the sky, shouting at the top of his lungs "WAKE UP MOON". It's so cute.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I remember going home and switching to the news channel as soon as I came in. Myself, my mum and my brothers sat the entire rest of the day flicking news channels trying to get a grasp on what had happened. Nobody said very much.
I can't believe it happened 9 years ago. Even though we are over here in Ireland, I was terrified.
Today I can't stop thinking about those who lost loved ones and everyone affected by what happened. I can't stop thinking about those who lost their lives trying to help others.
Monday, September 6, 2010
So we are back to Tot School this week! I’m so excited to be starting it again with Ollie. Our first theme which we will be carrying on for a fortnight is TRANSPORT… I have never done Muffin Tin Monday and am so excited about my first one! Here goes:
To coincide with our first theme – Transport – we have a muffin wheel (homemade courgette muffin), orange and raisin cars, a pear airplane, a bagel wheel and a car courgette fritter.
He was so surprised when I brought it to him. He started playing with the fritter and then as he ate it he said ‘no more wheels’ etc. He was also impressed by the airplane pear!
Join in over at Muffin Tin Mom
Saturday, September 4, 2010