Saturday, December 29, 2007

"Tractors is so dumb..."

Fast becoming Thomas' favourite toys from Christmas are the set of Disney Cars characters that he had. Almost every scene from the film has now been acted out in glorious 3D!

Sadly, for them, Mummy and Daddy also know the whole film off by heart, too!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Green fingers

Usually, the only reason Hannah and Thomas have green fingers is because they've been picking their noses! But, today they've been putting into practise everything that they've learnt from Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men.

Hopefully we'll have some beautiful flowers to enjoy in the Spring.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Look what Father Christmas brought us!

Hannah, Thomas and Will must have been on their best behaviour this year, because Father Christmas brought them sackfuls of presents!

Here's Hannah showing off her new Cinderella dress - one side is poor old Cinderella, but turn it inside out and 'Abracadabra', your wish is granted!

Thomas had a superb scooter, complete with flashing lights. He can already do a full lap of the house (inside) in 12.9 seconds!

Will enjoyed the wrapping paper!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Two Christmases for the price of one!

Just like the Queen with her two birthdays, we celebrated two Christmases this year! The official one, on the 25th December, was to be spent with Nanny, Grumpy, Auntie Jan, Uncle Mike, James and Bethan, while we also had an early Christmas with Granny, Grandad, Uncle Tim, Auntie Abby, Chloe and Anya on the weekend before.

It was a great excuse to stuff our faces with some nice food!

Proper food

Will had his first taste of real (as in, not milk!) food today, and seemed quite impressed with the taste.

It was a strawberry yoghurt that he started with, which went down well. Bring on the turkey and brussel-sprouts, now!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Upstairs, downstairs

Santa came early to the Hurley Home this week, with a delivery of a new bunk bed for Hannah and Thomas (and for Thomas and Will, in future years...). The looks on Hannah and Thomas' faces say it all - they can't wait until bedtime!

The big question on Mum and Dad's mind, though, is whether having a bunk bed where Hannah and Thomas can't easily see each other in the night will mean more sleep than before, when their beds were opposite each other and it was easy to chat all night!

And finally, here's a photo of Dad putting some finishing touches to the bunk bed, and trying it out for size. And, yes, he did fall asleep on there later that afternoon!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas stars

Hannah and Thomas had their Christmas plays this week, and both did very well!

Hannah's play was all about Christmas cards, and the stories behind the pictures that appear on them. She was dressed as someone from a 'snow-scene', with the well-practised line of "Oh no, not as long ago as that!"

Thomas played the part of a shepherd in his Christmas play, and also had to sing the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty"!

All the hard work and rehearsals paid off, though, as both plays went very smoothly.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Harsh, but fair

Our local nursery has some very traditional views on child discipline!