Easter baskets for the kids πŸ£

Easter has got to be one of my favourite celebrations. Now I’m not a Christian so I don’t celebrate it in the traditional sense, however I do enjoy the way that we ‘celebrate’ this annual occasion.

I love the giving (& recieivng of, because your lieing if you don’t enjoy receiving chocolate!!) chocolatey treats! Picking ones out you’ll know that your nearest and dearest will enjoy (FYI my fam, it’s all about Terrys choc oranges, Cadbury Mini eggs & Maltester bunnies 🀣)

I thought that since my nephews are a bit older it would be nice to get a bit creative with their Easter Gifts this year. I’ve also done a smaller scale one for my niece as she’s only 9 months old but I didn’t want to leave her out!

So let’s take a look at the goodies…

 

 

I picked up these super cute buckets from Home bargains and some ‘straw’ to fill them with.

I picked up a yellow one each for the boys and a purple one for Evie.

Now to add the treats…

In each basket the boys have got:

● A large chocolate character, one is a pig, ones a lamb.

● Mini assorted Easter chocolates

● A wind up toy, bunny & chick

● A large bubble wand

● A decorate your own chocolate egg kit

● For Noah I’ve popped in a Easter arts & crafts pack

● For Casey (as he is a bit smaller) I popped in a soft cuddly lamb teddy, super cute.

For Evie’s little basket I just filled it with some of her favourite snack bits & sweet treats, baby-tastic. I had to include her favourite banana wafers!

 

 

 

Such a cute & simple idea for the little ones.

Have a great Easter guys.

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

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Christmas fayre fun: Blogmas day 17

Hi guys!

My oldest nephew Noah now goes to pre school (😒 He’d just turned 1 when I started this blog!!) And they had a little Christmas fayre, to raise money for the pre school, at the weekend. I popped along with my sister, bro in law and nephews to take a look.

It was only a small fayre but they had some super cute and really lovely little activities for the children (& adults!!) to enjoy.

Of course they had the standard raffle, tombola and cake stall, because is it even a fayre without those!!

They also had a ‘Snowman soup station β˜ƒ

I love this idea! You have a little cellophane cone and put two scoops of hot chocoate in your cone and top it with a scoop of mini marshmallows, tie it up and you’ve got your own cute hot choclate cone, or snowman soup should I say! 

Noah loved scooping in the ingredients.

Noah, Me and Sarah made one each (& I made one for my hubby Tim) to go into our Christmas eve boxes.

These would make a lovely Christmas gift idea for friends or from the kiddies as it’s a bit of fun but super easy.

Me & Noah had some turns on the tombola and won some hand cream haha.

Noahy also made himself some reindeer food ready for the reindeers on Christmas eve.

Casey has a little snowman painted onto his arm to get into the festive spirit. β˜ƒ

When we got home Noah and Casey’s letters from Santa, that I’d arranged with the big guy myself (it’s not what you know, it’s who you know) had arrived.

Noah was really pleased with his letter, stickers and official nice list certificate.

‘Thats exciting isn’t it!!’

It seems only yesterday he was having his ‘first’ steps etc and now it’s pre school ‘firsts’ and such. Time really flies, but I am loving how excited and how much Noah understands Christmas this year! It’s going to be so much fun πŸ˜€

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Auntie pt 2

Being an Auntie is truely special. I’m not a mum, in a way I’m sure thats probably ‘better’ but there really is something so lovely about being an Auntie. For one you get to give them back!! (Something I always say but rarely want to do) you also get to be the fun one. The crazy one. The let’s eat cake at half 10 one. The ok, go on, one last time one. The sleepover queen.

The one who these little people manage to wrap round their little finger no matter how hard you try to repell it (and let’s be honest you don’t try very hard!)

This picture is what prompted me to write this post…

My three week old niece and almost three year old nephew.

This photo fills me with equal amounts of pride and sadness.

Pride for that little boy that I met when he was barely an hour old, who I’m sure was only one yesterday! Being a beautiful big cousin to Evie-Mae, so caring and gentle.

But sadness because, I’m sure he was that small just a little while ago, they grow up so fast and until I had nieces and nephews I never quite realised just how fast.

Everytime they achieve something I burst with pride for that little person but at the same time think, that’s another ‘First’ gone. But boy are we lucky to have those ‘firsts’! All those things we hope they’ll achieve and are so happy when they do.

I’m always sure to remember, with ‘firsts’ come ‘lasts’ so I read that story even though I’m tired (because I’m not used to running around after them all the time! Mums I don’t know how you do it!!) I treasure that sound when he runs to me and says ‘Ro Ro’ (A nickname I hope will have longevity, I can’t cope with the thought of not hearing that) those cuddles when he is tired or has fallen over and he just wants your comfort, or the dancing to fireman Sam round the lounge in your PJs.

Because in the blink of an eye he’ll be a big boy and Ro Ro’s not quite ready for that yet. Thank goodness for my other little ones.

Being an Auntie really has changed my life.

What do you love most about being am Auntie/Aunt/Uncle?

πŸ’™NoahπŸ’™CaseyπŸ’™Evie-MaeπŸ’œ

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

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My day off!Β 

I love watching daily vlogs on Youtube so I thought I would do a blog post about my day!

Our school had a PD day on Friday which meant a 3 day weekend! YES!!

There was only one way to start that day, lazing in bed followed by a trip to the Tesco below our flat to pick up breakfast.

I’m loving that our Tesco now has a Costa coffee machine! Caramel latte all the way β˜•

I also picked up some sausages, eggs and mushrooms for breakfast πŸ˜‹

Delicious!

I spent the rest of the morning not doing very much and catching up on programmes that I had fallen behind with (4 weeks of Home & Away to watch πŸ™ˆ)

In the afternoon I walked into town to meet my sister Sarah and my nephews Noah & Casey.

We did a spot of Christmas shopping first…

It was the first time I had seen the Christmas lights on and it felt very christmassy.

After that we headed to the swimming pool. Noah & Casey both love swimming and I’ve only been once with Casey so it was nice to go in with him again β™‘

Little cutie! although his face says why have you laid me down here! πŸ™Š

After lots of splashing, floating, slide and wave machine fun we got out and once we were dressed we decided to head to Costa to warm up.

Me and Sarah both got our favourite festive drink, the mint hot chocolate.

I also got their lemon tart too, it’s so yummy and zingy.

Sarah tried their festive gingerbread muffin which has a cute iced gingerbread man on top…

A fun way to spend my day off and I love that I still have 2 days left before I’m back to work πŸ™†

P.s, I can’t not mention… IT’S A MONTH UNTIL CHRISTMAS #sorrynotsorry 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Bank holiday blogΒ 

So as you will know we had a bank holiday at the beginning of the week, a long weekend = happy Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Here’s what I got up to..

Friday evening 

 Me & my sister Sarah went to a Crumble magic party. It’s the same premise as body shop parties just with Crumble magic products.

Crumble magic is one of Sarahs in laws business and the candles she makes smell incredible. They are essentially ‘creative candle scents’ 

I love candles & smellies so I was in heaven 😍 

My favourite scent that I picked up was the divine ‘Strawberry lemonade’ it smells lush and like real fizzy lemonade. I can’t wait to burn this one πŸ‘Œ

Check out Crumble magic on facebook or online here

Saturday

We had a chilled out Saturday which is always a winner. Tim was off to the football with my dad so I went to watch ‘The BFG’ at our local Cineworld. I have been wanting to see this for a while so before it went out of the cinema I thought I’d go. 

I really enjoyed the film, although it is definitely aimed more at children! (Big kid right here πŸ™Œ) It was a lovely representation of the book & funny too.

In the evening we went to our friends house for dinner & games. They have recently moved into their new place so it was lovely to see it & see how they are getting on with decorating. Their house is so lovely 🏑

Dinner was a delicious home cooked Shepards pie & afterwards we played a game of ‘Scotland Yard’.

All in all a great Saturday πŸ‘

Sunday

On Sunday we had a busy but fun day. We started off by taking part in the Bubble run at one of the local parks, the course is 5K and included bubble/foam stations along the way!

It was lots of fun! The run was in aid of St Elizabeth hospice, so it was nice to do a bit of good too πŸ™‚

At 6 we went to the new trampolining place that has opened on Cardinal Park, it’s called Flux.

We went here with Tim’s work friends and had a great time, it was a bit different & a fun way to exercise too. I can’t wait to go back!

Afterwards we all went to Nandos for dinner, always a winner with me πŸ“πŸ—

Monday

Monday was a lovely family day. My Auntie had come down to see this little fella…

This is Casey James Parker, my new nephewβ™‘  24.08.16 9.53am 8lb 10.5oz

He is a beauty & I was lucky enough to witness him come into the world.

Lots of cuddles all round πŸ™‚

We took Noah & Casey for a walk to the park in the afternoon & then stopped off for dinner at KFC on the way home. I havnt had it in ages so it was a nice treat & Noah certainly enjoyed himself…

I hope you all had a fab bank holiday, roll on the next one πŸ˜‰

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚