Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!!

Hello everyone!

Well it's that time of year again it's new years eve and it's that time of year where we all look back at what we have done and accomplished this past year and things we maybe didn't achieve. 

This last year has been a good one for us we fell pregnant with baby no2 and had a lovely family holiday just the 3 of us, a caravan and quality time. 

Most years I find myself here on New years eve deciding what my new year resolutions will be or what I'm going accomplish for the following year. However this year is slightly different yes I hope the next year if full of lots of success, happiness and love for all of us but I don't have any resolutions as there too easy to break! This year I'm going to promise myself to carry on being the best mummy I can to James and the New baby when he or she comes along, I'm going to promise to smile as often as I can and try not to worry to often about trivial things! 



So from me and James we wish you a happy New year and that 2014 if filled with everything you want :) xxx


Monday, 30 December 2013

Christmas!!

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a fab Christmas!! We had a lovely time and it was so lovely seeing James get so excited about father Christmas coming that it made it even more special. 

Christmas day was spent opening presents all morning then Christmas lunch at the in laws followed by more present opening then on to my parents for yet more present opening lol!! 

I currently have my husband home so we have been spending some good quality family time together and taking advantage of us all being together before baby number 2 arrives. So sorry if my blog appears to be a little quiet over the next week or 2 but I do have lots of New posts coming soon including reviews! 

What did you all get up to Christmas day? 

Below are a few pics of James Christmas day. 


xXx 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas makes!!

Hello everyone

Well nursery seems to well and truely hyped my little man up for Christmas! Every morning the first words uttered from him are "is today Christmas day" lol. He has been making lots of Christmassy things in nursery including some pretty cool Christmas tree decorations and a Christmas table decoration a handmade and glittered by him which makes them oh so precious!!




Here is the table decoration!!



And a selection of the tree decorations he has made!

Its so nice having handmade things on the tree knowing my little boy made them and he loves seeing the things he has mde on the tree.

Have your little ones made anything this christmas?

xXx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Reindeer biscuits!!


Today James wanted to do some making so keeping with the christmassy theme we made reindeer biscuits!!!



They were simple to make and even more fun to decorate!

Ingredients - 

100g caster sugar
100g butter
1 egg
250g plain flour  
1tsp vanilla extract

+ these items for decoration-
small pretzels
smarties
chocolate sprinkles
icing sugar

Method - 

- Preheat your oven to 180 degree C and then line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.

- Cream together the butter and sugar (I find it easiest to use an electric whisk for this) Then add the egg and vanilla extract into the butter and sugar and mix well.

- Now gradually add your sieved flour into the mixture and mix well until it forms a dough. 

- Place your dough on to a well floured surface and roll it out until it is just under 1cm thick. Now cut out your biscuit shapes, I used a round cutter to form the reindeer face but you may wish to use a different shape.

- Place your cut out shapes onto your pre-prepared baking tray and prick them with a fork several times then place into the oven for around 12-15 minutes. After around 6 minutes in the oven remove the tray from the oven and place to pieces of broken pretzel in the top of the biscuit to form the antlers. Place back in the oven for the remaining time and until golden brown. 

- When cooked leave to cool on a wire rack and then add your decoration. We used red smarties for Rudolph's nose and royal icing and chocolate sprinkles for the other features. You can use whatever you like to decorate yours! 


We had lots of fun making these and I think they would make a fab treat for your little one to leave out for father christmas on christmas eve!

Dont forget to share a picture of your finished biscuits on our facebook page here - www.facebook.com/owlcrazy.mummy

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Are you doing anything Christmassy??
xXx

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

I'm back and I have news!!!!


Hello everyone!!!

Im so sorry i have been away for the last month, I've been laptop less and my phone was rubbish to blog from!

However i am back now and i have some exciting news to share...... We are expecting a baby!!! I am due 10th June and we are super excited and James cannot wait to be a big brother. 
I plan on following the same theme of my blog but will also blog my way through this pregnancy and hopefully have a few baby/pregnancy related reviews to share with you all that may be of interest to you or someone you may know! 

Here is a sneaky peak at our 12 week scan photo, baby spent the entire time wriggling around and doing a headstand lol




Aside from our baby news things have been getting very christmassy around here with our house resembling some sort of santas grotto and James waking up each morning asking if its christmas day yet lol.

I hope you have all been well and thank you for sticking around whilst i wasnt here :)