A Mothers Ramblings: June 2009

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Awards!

Top Ender, Baby Boy and I have been lucky enough to have two awards given to us recently. I have wondered about what to do about them, as I would like to pass them on but this is just a blog about the things Top Ender and Baby Boy say and or do. So I asked Top Ender.

"We have had an award on our blog about the funny things you do Top Ender" I said
"Is there a cash prize?" asked Top Ender
"No, you get a picture to put on the blog."
"Oh. No trophy either then?"
"No."
"Hmm. Better put them on the blog then hadn't you Mummy!"

So here they are!
Our Lovely Blog Award
Our first ever award came from OMG We're Pregnant!

The rules to this award are:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

State your 5 pet hates for everyone else to comment on.

So here are our newly discovered blogs


1 The Wife of bold
2 Are we nearly there yet Mummy?
3 Gemmak
4 Take care of the pennies
5 Sticky Fingers
6 The Potty Diaries
7 Not Wrong, Just different
8 Single Parent Dad
9 Maternal Tales from the South Coast
10 Part Mummy Part me


And here our mine, Top Enders and Baby Boys pet hates!


1 Adverts aimed at Adults on Childrens cartoon channels.
2 People who smoke, who claim they are not addicted and could give up at anytime. Yeah right!
3 Chain letters, come on what are we nine years old?
4 Overly competitive parents.
5 Running out of chocolate.


1 Having to go to bed when it is light outside.
2 When I spend ages on a drawing and then Mummy says What is it?
3 The man who parks his car on the yellow lines outside of my school.
4 Mummy making me practice my handwriting.
5 That Mummy doesn't make enough cakes for me to eat.


1 Mummy stopping me eating grass.
2 Mummy stopping me hitting the computer.
3 Daddy changing my nappy (Mummy does it better!)
4 Top Ender putting her toys up high so I can't reach them.
5 Cats that run away from me just when I get close enought to stroke them.



Honest Scrap Award

Thanks to The Wife of bold (here), we got the above award! The rules of this award are that we need to choose 7 blogs to pass this award onto, and list 10 facts about ourselves as well.


So here are the blogs and the facts about me, then Top Ender and then Baby Boy follow!

1 Finance for a freelance life
2 OMG We're Pregnant!
3 Working mum on the verge
4 Being a Mummy
5 Worlds Apart
6 Mighty Mother
7 Snowbabies



1 I don't drink alcohol and haven't since I was 17 and a bit.
2 I like watching children's cartoons. Even when the kids are in bed.
3 I love Chinese food and don't care what dish it is! I'll eat anything within reason!
4 I was in the Children's choir for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when I was 13 (that was in 1992!)
5 I met my husband online.
6 We got engaged after three dates in as many days...
7 I like to knit and cross-stitch. I'm learning to crochet too. Yes I know.
8 I follow Flylady :) and thank Heavenly Father for her everyday!
9 I read anything and everything. Even shampoo bottles.
10 I don't like using the telephone. I once didn't answer it for three weeks. Our answer machine got really full.


1 I like to eat Strawberry's. I like to eat Strawberry's a lot.
2 I don't like the colour black.
3 My favourite game is pictureka!
4 I like taking photos on my camera. Actually on any camera.
5 I like making stories up about Sally, the chickens that live down the road and me.
6 The Argos catalogue is kept under my pillow.
7 I like watching Pop Girl and grown up programmes like Pushing Daisies.
8 I do not like fizzy pop.
9 I have an invisible husband.
10 I have my own blog 



1 I was born in my sack, I don't know what this means but Mummy said it is lucky
2 My favourite thing in the world is Booby juice!
Fake Advert for Booby Juice

3 I like to follow Top Ender everywhere... even the toilet
4 I like the TV, it talks to me.
5 I like flirting with ladies in supermarkets, shops, library's anywhere actually!
6 I like to eat grass, it tastes of... grass
7 Feeding myself is more fun than Mummy feeding me.
8 I like having my photo taken as I like looking at pictures of me
9 I like to be naked!
10 I have my own blog

Friday, 26 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - I'm not that bunged up! Am I?

I have a slight cold, which is causing me to sound slightly bunged up. Whilst walking to school I started the usual spell this word game with Top Ender;

"Can you spell Cat?"
"Nope, I can't smell anything other than fresh air!"

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Top Ender gets one over on Daddy

"Its my School Trip today Daddy!"enthused Top Ender
"No it isn't, its tomorrow" answered Daddy
"Mummy told me it was today!" insisted Top Ender
"Mummy told me it was tomorrow!" insisted Daddy
"Well lets bet then. If it is today you owe me... a doughnut!" offered Top Ender
"Hmm" mused Daddy as Top Ender grabbed his hand and started shaking it
"Well now we have shaken on it so you have to agree!" Top Ender said gleefully
"Okay Top Ender" said a confident Daddy

The school trip was today... Daddy is off buying a doughnut

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Splash Down

What happens when Top Ender takes the camera into the paddling pool?

Top Enders feet in the padling poolA picture from inside the paddling poolYup, it got dropped in that...

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Top Enders loves and lovers

Top Ender and I have been talking about her Invisible Husband.

"We are going to get a divorce when I am a teenager, so if I want to get married to a real man, then I won't have an invisible husband to worry about" she stated
"That is a sensible idea" I said
"Of course if my real husband goes away, my invisible husband will come round"
"Will your real husband know about your invisible husband?" I queried
"Yes, he will be called my ex-husband-who-sometimes-stays-over"

I can't wait for her "real" wedding.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Tell it like it is, why don't you!

"Why is Fathers Day about spending time with your children and Mothers Day about relaxing without them?" I mused on Fathers Day
"Because Dad's like spending time with thier children, unlike you Mummy." answered a straight faced Top Ender

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - The most obvious is the answer

Top Enders Granny is a diabetic and will openly inject her insulin or take her blood sugar in front of the Grandchildren so that they are aware of what happens.

Today Cousin wanted to have her blood sugar checked which caused Top Ender to want to have a go too. Top Enders levels came back a little high.

"Mummy, Granny did my blood!" she enthused
"Wow, Top Ender! Shall I tell you something silly?" I asked
"What?"
"When ever Granny does it to me I faint!"
"Oh" she sounded very disappointed
"I will have to take you to the Doctors about this though, okay?" I said
"But my finger doesn't hurt now!" she exclaimed
"No, it is just we need to make sure that you aren't the same as Granny"
"What? Old?"

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Packing a suitcase

Top Ender packed her bag to stay at Granny's. I saw her trying to do the bag up before I got into the room, so I asked her to unpack it.

For a one night stay she had pack four dresses, eight pairs of socks, a bell and a hair bobble.

"Top Ender?" I questioned
"Yes Mummy?" she said with only a slight hesitation
"Are you sure this is what you want to take?"
"Yes Mummy!"
"Top Ender, how many nights are you staying?"
"One.." she stuttered
"Four dresses and no Pajamas?"
"Oh! Will you help me then?"

Friday, 19 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - New advertising campaign is it?

"Mummy can you get Daddy some Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes?" enquired Top Ender
"Pardon Top Ender?" I answered
"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, like in the advert! For fuller body!" she furthered
"Top Ender do you mean Head and Shoulders?!" I asked
"Yes, that's it!"
"No, Top Ender. Just No."

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Does it also have TTDE?

Top Ender and Daddy were talking in the car, about the cars we had had in the past and how come the current car is the best out of all of them.

"Well this car has an electronic display and a CD player and get your feet off there Top Ender and air conditioning"said Daddy
"I didn't know it had that! Where is it?" asked Top Ender
"What?" said Daddy
"Get your feet off there... where's that then?"
"Sarcasm doesn't suit you Top Ender!"

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Top Ender at The Airshow

Top Ender at The Airshow
Grinning Top Ender wearing Ear Defenders Red Arrows Fly overTop Ender taking a rest from watching the air show



Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Daddy Giggles - Keeping in with the kids

Whilst we were taking Daddy to work the other morning we drove past Top Enders school. Top Ender was in a particularly bright mood and in a sing song voice said;

"Hi, School!"
"Musical!" sang Daddy from the back seat
"That isn't funny Daddy!" answered Top Ender
"I thought it was" muttered Daddy

Monday, 15 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - What am I going to say next?

Daddy and Top Ender went to an Airshow Sunday and it was about the time they were due to call to let me know they had arrived safely.

"Hello!" I sang into the phone

I was greeted by silence.

"Hello?" I queried

Again silence.

In the background I could hear Daddy prompting Top Ender

"Top Ender you need to speak now!"
"Oh! I thought Mummy said she was psychic though?"

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - That'll learn him!

"Mummy? Is there anymore Crabby patty?" asked Top Ender
"No, there isn't. Sorry Top Ender." I answered
"Can I have some of Baby Boy's? she asked already edging towards his plate
"Well not really it is his to eat"
"Oh okay. Shall I pass him some?"
"If you would that would be very kind"
"Waaab yum!" squealed Baby Boy

A few seconds later

"Mum? He is passing it to me should I eat it?" asked Top Ender
"Well I think he wants to play pass the food really" I answered
"That's naughty! You don't play with your food, I'll eat it so you learn food is to eat!"
She then whispered "Pass me some of your pasta too!"

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - First you, then him... Is it me next?

Top Ender, Baby Boy and I picked Daddy up from work on Saturday night. We decided that we would go via Tesco and pick up a copy of The Sims 3 as well as a couple of frozen curries for tea.

The first Tesco store we went to didn't have any, or any other games for the PC for that matter.

So we went to Asda, where I went in on my own. Asda didn't have any either.

So we went to the other Tescos where Daddy went in.

When Daddy came back to the car Top Ender asked

"So do I have to go in the next store to find if they have a copy or what?"

Friday, 12 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Even I knew that!

Earlier this week, on one of the nights I was working, Daddy decided that an extended walk was in order for him and Baby Boy to help them both keep out of my way.

Daddy put Baby Boys sleep suit on and a fleece sleep suit on top and put a blanket over the top of that. Over the top of this was the rain covers as it was drizzling.

Daddy then set off on the walk.

Five minutes later a very wet Daddy returned with an asleep Baby Boy.

"I didn't even get to the end of the road!" he muttered
"Should of known better than to go out in the rain Daddy!" smiled Top Ender

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Cake Wrecks and comments

Top Ender and I were looking at one of our favourite blogs yesterday Cake Wrecks when she saw a cake supposedly of Curious George.

"My Eyes! My Eyes are bleeding!" squealed Top Ender
"Pardon Top Ender?" I asked
"The picture is so horrible! Its making my Eyes bleed!"
"A little dramatic don't you think?"
"No."
"Oh."
"Put a comment that my eyes are bleeding."
"No!"
"Why not?"
"Because."
"That isn't an answer Mummy!"
"Okay Top Ender one comment coming up."

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Where do eggs come from?

Top Ender spotted this. "I thought eggs came out of a chicken's bum?"

Sign on a Chicken House, saying Grow your own Eggs

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Daddy Giggles - Why wasn't he using the Zebra crossing though?

Summising that a demised hedgehog on the road was worth a witty pun, Dad prepared to amuse Top Ender.

"Hey, Top Ender, what do you call a dead hedgehog?" he asked.

Replying without a moments hesitation, top ender replies "Deadgehog".

Cue silence from Dad, suitably unamused that his pun was clearly more obvious than he thought...

Monday, 8 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - How about a week next Tuesday?

"Is today the day you said that I might stay at Grannys?" asked Top Ender
"No." I answered
"Thank goodness, I just have so much to do this weekend!" replied Top Ender

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Baby Boy Giggles - Bilinguial by Television

Today Baby Boy and I were watching Handy Manny.

"Mama?" asked Baby Boy
"Yes Baby Boy?" I answered
"¡Hola Mama!" he exclaimed
"¡Hola Baby Boy!" I replied
"Mama!" he laughed

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Its called a waiting room so that we can wait!

"Top Ender?" called the Eye Doctor lady
"That's us." answered Daddy
"That was quick" I muttered
"ME? Can't you call someone else? I haven't even got a chance to play with the toys yet!" declared Top Ender

Friday, 5 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - All I want in life

"What film are we watching this week Mummy?" asked Top Ender
"High School Musical 2, is the one showing on Disney Channel" I answered
"High School Musical 2? Wow! If we had pasta for tea, I could die happy!" said Top Ender


Lets hope it doesn't come to that shall we

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Baby Boy Giggles - Such a flirt!

Whilst we were waiting in the playground one of the other Mums offered Baby Boy a quaver. Her youngest son is a month older than Baby boy.

"Ta" said Baby Boy gratefully holding the crisp

He started to fuss so I got him out of the pram. He was happy about this and sat on my hip eating the crisp. It was as he finished that he caused the rest of the Mums to laugh.

"Mama!"
"Yes Baby Boy, what is it?" I asked
"Mama... pees!"
"Please?! Mama doesn't have the crisps it isn't me you need to ask."

Baby Boy looked over at the other Mum

"Pees?" he then stuck out his bottom lip and pulled a puppy dog face.

It worked though he got another crisp!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Late Pregnancy woe

Just come out already!
Heavily Pregnant Aunty looking at BellyStop taking my photo, I'm nine months pregnant and exhausted, but I will kill you if I have to.
Heavily Pregnant Aunty

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Top Ender Giggles - Well you said you would move Heaven and Earth for me

"Mummy? Are you friends with Little Blonde Girl's Mummy?" Asked Top Ender
"Yes, Top Ender, I guess that we are"
"Could you ask her to move Little Blonde Girl's birthday party?"
"Why Top Ender?"
"Because the Carnival is this weekend and I would like to go to that and less people will go to Little Blonde Girl's birthday so it would be easier to move that."
"It doesn't really work like that Top Ender!"
"Oh. I thought it did"

Monday, 1 June 2009

Baby Boy loves Top Ender

Top Ender was picking up some pieces of sausage that Baby Boy had dropped on the floor when Baby Boy came up behind her to see what was going on.

"Giving me a love-ahh are you?" asked Top Ender and Baby Boy launched himself at her back
"Bub bub love bub bub!" said Baby Boy
"Well, now is really not a good time!" she explained whilst extracting herself from his grasp
"Buleb mwah brrmm!" muttered baby boy as he walked away