Friday Phone Dump Linky #8

December 4, 2015

Hooorrrrayy!!! It’s December at long last! Which is actually kinda scary because, as I realised yesterday, I’M HAVING A BABY NEXT MONTH!!
It also means that I’ve been able to get all the craft stuff out to do some really cool things with Dexter as part of our advent activities, which you’ll see in a moment.

If you’ve never been here before, then firstly welcome, I hope you enjoy this linky and get involved but let me just explain a little bit about what it is…
The ‘Friday phone dump linky’ is a place to share those fabulous photos that we take of our awesome kids and the things we get up to all week long that sadly just don’t make the cut for our normal blog posts.

Some people write “The week that was” styles posts. Others do “Our week in pictures” Whatever it is you chose to do, they’re all welcome here as long as it is a weekly round up post and includes plenty of piccies or an image montage. The rules are below, I hope you enjoy your visit and join in with us.

So, heres our week!

We realised it’s been a very long time since I’ve cooked one of my ‘epic fry ups’ and lately Liam has been letting me lie in at weekends while he gets up with Dexter so I decided I would get up on Saturday morning and cook one for the 3 of us. Admit it, you want it don’t you!? I was so gutted that my stomach just doesn’t have the capacity it used to at the mo so I didn’t get to finish mine. Sad Times

Our beautiful tree got knocked fell over. What was once awesome and beautiful now looks like crap. It’s no way up to my standard but right now I just don’t have the energy to sort it out.

Our advent calendar is one of those wooden ones with drawers in, so as well as putting tiny chocolates in, we have a Christmas related activity to do each day. December 1st is always “Write a letter to Santa”. Normally we do this ourself but this year we bought a kit that included stickers, addressed envelopes and a template letter too.

December 2nd was making lollipop stick stars and snowflakes. This one included glue so of course Dexter was in his element.


The boy has been a poorly one for most of this week so we have spent a lot of time cuddling up on the sofa. Hoping he gets better soon as he’s really not a happy boy at the moment.


And finally, yesterday’s activity was making Christmas cards to send to family. We managed one card before he started getting irritated and as he isn’t feeling great I was probably expecting a bit much from him so I’ve put this away for another day for now.

So what have you all been up to? I can’t wait to start seeing some more Christmasy themed pictures!

So, it’ over to you…. xx

Messy Stains and Growing Pains

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  • Reply Coombe Mill - Fiona December 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

    A lovely start to Christmas in your house #theList

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby December 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thanks, I used to think christmas was exciting before kids but its way better with them x

  • Reply Hannah Budding Smiles December 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my gosh I love your crafty activities so much, I can’t wait for Toby to actually let me do stuff like that with him, he hates painting and the such at the moment! I hope Dexter feels better soon and yay for baby girl’s imminent arrival!xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby December 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Ha thanks, We’ve not done a lot these last 2 days as all Dexter wants to do is cozy on the sofa and watch repeats of Bing. I’m hoping that means whatever it is,is on its way out of his system. He seems a bit happier so maybe..! Scary to think that next month I’ll be a mother of 2! Lol
      Maybe with the crafty stuff with toby, just start by putting him in his highchair with some different gooey things on his tray to play with, like rainbow spaghetti or something so he gets used to the mess side of it.

  • Reply Sara at Handy Herbs December 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Love the card idea – so simple but effective. I hope you get to finish them. The snowflakes look fab too! I like the idea of having an activity each day. Good luck with the new arrival! #TheList

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby December 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Well I figured its so much more fun rather than filling him up with sweets or loads of little toys that seem to be appearing in the calendar these days haha

  • Reply Helen Gandy December 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Ahhh looks like a mixed week hun! Your tree is beautiful, know what you mean about feeling like it’s not perfect, every time I go past ours I see that something has been moved or taken off grrr! Thanks for hosting #fridayphonedump

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby December 4, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      oh its nowhere near how it looked before it went over. But thanks lol.

  • Reply Lizzie ( firstooth ) December 6, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Your tree still looks fabulous, was there a child nearby when it… fell? Sounds like you’ve had a great week if a little tiring. I love your idea with the advent calendar, ours are a tad too young yet though. The boxes would be gummed/smashed depending on which child had them!! X

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby December 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Surprisingly, no child was near the tree… It was hubby! Lol

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