Monday, 2 August 2010

I'm a total basket case

Hubs has been off work for the past week. So here's some of what we've been up to.

I love baskets. So, having some birthday money to spend (I'm now the grand old age of 37) I spent it on baskets. Aren't they pretty? *sigh* Oh, on the left you can just see the flowers hubs bought me on my birthday.


We are starting to build a dolls house. Here's what we did so far.

The girls chose a pattern from the internet, this one is pink hearts, and we printed off and glued to cardboard to fit into the bottom of a box.

I cut up some suede effect fabric for a carpet and we've cut out a window. We're planning many levels, some stairs, curtains, pictures, etc.


We also visited a local bird sanctuary. I particularly loved the cranes, but the girls loved the flamingos.



This crane (above) was so friendly

Here's a fancy looking crane (above).

We had a trip to the cinema too and watched Toy Story 3, it was hilarious, particularly Spanish Buzz.

We hired some videos: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Alvin and the Chipmunks - the Squeakquel, and Sherlock. Nanny McPhee was favourite with the girls and hubs and I loved Sherlock.

So how was your week?

5 comments:

  1. I was hoping for a goat for my lawn. But a neighbor started my mower for me and I did it. Couldn't do anything the next day. I doubt a goat would go in town but I just don't have the oomph or pull in my wrist to start mower.
    Happy belated birthday. Glad you had good family time.
    God Bless

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  2. Happy belated birthday my friend! Sounds like you had a lovely week with your family. (o:

    Oh!--And the baskets are so PRETTY!

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  3. Love those baskets! And what fun to make your own dolls house.

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  4. Happy birthday to you! Nice baskets, I like a good basket too. Oh, have you seen the new BBc Sherlock Holmes series - excellent!

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  5. somehow I missed this post...now that you are on a break. lol

    glad you had a nice week! sounds like it was fun.

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