Oh my sweet love, Belle.
You are the apple of my eye and the reason why I wake up in a morning (and not just cos I have to take you to school - bwahahahahahha).
You are growing up right before my eyes.
You were venturing off for a sleepover today and wanted to fit in. So we selected your most groovacious outfits and I applied some make up; but just a touch.
You gathered some "girly night in" stuff to take with you and you sat at the window waiting for Beths mum to pick you up.
Each second felt like an hour and it wasn't long before you sat on the sofa to concentrate on not watching cars come in and out of the street.
I grabbed my camera because I didn't want to forget the look on your face or miss the intensity of your excitement.
And you gave me this prize shot here.Regular blog readers should know how very difficult it is to get a picture of you because of your photophobia. How I have to always use a slow shutter speed in a dark room and suffer the fact I cannot get a clear focused shot without having to resort to ridiculous ISO levels AND then.......I have to lighten it all in photoshop. I could cry at how I love this picture though :)
And then you talked to me as I snapped some more and the camera loved you today!You see the picture below? And you see the wall vinyl we have...and the blank canvasses? Im stuck for photos to go on there (have for a few weeks now)
Me thinks I have got at least one to go on there now. I cant wait to fill these canvasses with lots of 7x5 prints in sepia tones. The "Family" title will adorn one of the canvasses somewhere; I think I am going to have to work it like a layout. All in good time, me thinks :)
We opened up some post that had been sent in our absence.
Again, more dolls house teenies from Claire Crompton - thank you Claire, Belle is besides herself, I dont think we can thank you enough!
The dog didnt seem to care for this mini fruit and veg ensemble... but we did!These mini mini yummy dinni tarts were the delight of the whole package!
Belle loved the gumball machine....... we LOVE miniature!
And Darcy sent this sock monster along with some cards for Soldiers - its just fabulous and Ellie loved it immediately! I'll read the inscription that came with it tomorrow, I can't seem to put my hands on it right now. Think Belle sneaked it off to her sleepover!And Lizzie sent some cards for soldiers using my free download papers from the patti blogas well as some notebooks she made using some papers from my CD. Three for me and one for Belle - I mean, goodness me..... people are way too generous for me to keep up with their thoughtfulness.
thank you all so so much :) Really. I truly mean it. THANK YOU :)
Before Belle left me (boo hoo) we caught up on some Eddy loving. She whispered little "I'll miss you's" in his ears, cuddled him tight and kissed him gently. SOB!He looked at me as if to say........ give me some bloody peace, will you!
So i did but I couldn't help snap a pic of his crazy ear stuck up the side of the sofa. Silly, crazy, lovable toad!
And then, something crazy happened.
Both Mark and I went out for a meal.
Holy Frozen Dinners!
I forgot what to do.
We have not been out for bloody months.
I had to mind my manners and try not to kick off my shoes and put my feet up.
Have you tried to stifle belching in public places?
But we had a lovely meal at Gallimores in Wigan.
It was weird not being out without our lil girl..... I kind of felt like my arm was missing.
Good food, good company and nails bitten to the quick as I think about my baby.