Tuesday, 25 November 2008

"childcare" Meme

I made up this meme for people who work in childcare or have children or who just have nieces/nephews, grandchildren or younger cousins.
I will put a series of questions for anyone to complete about themselves and what they like or dislike about working with young children. I have not stolen this of any other blogs, I just decided to make my own when looking on sundaystealing.blogspot.com

1: What stories and rhymes do you enjoy singing and reading with young children?
2: How many times have you wanted to give in or give up?
3: What toys do you secretly enjoy playing with the children?
4: How long have you been working with children?
5: How would you describe what it is like to be a parent?
6: Have you got inspiration from your children or others in your care?
7:How many scrapbooks involve the children you care for?
8:Would you recommend working with children to other people?
9:Can describe your best experience working with young children?
10:What have young children thought you about Life?
11:Can you name the words to songs for children?
12: What are your faviourite activities to do with children?
13:How many times have you found yourself being silly?
14:What meals do you enjoy cooking for children?
15:What fears have you helped the children overcome?
16:How long have you been looking after children?
17:If you are an au pair How many places have you been to work?
18:Are you able to think of new games using your imagination?
19:Have you been able to act quickly when needed?
20:Would you love being a parent? or if you are one do you cherish it?
21:Do you enjoy pretending you are santa when buying presents at xmas?
22:Does your family have christmas traditions that the children enjoy?
23:Do you regulary go on outings or random fun?
24:How many times have you taken the children to theme parks?
25:Do you ensure the children get healthy having their 5 a day?
26:How many times have you wished to have a break?
27:Do you ever find yourself acting like when of the children?
28:What are your faviourite childhood experiences?
29:Do you regulary love to take photos of the children?
30:Would you post this meme on your blog?

Thank you for doing my post please comment
and you can post it/ steal it if your would like to

sunday stealing no.2

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called AnyHow at AnyHow Blogs. Our good friend and former Rising Blogger partner Mimi Lenox discovered it's 100 or so questions and was kind enough to edit it to 30 and steal it and pass it along. AnyHow is a bit vague as to its origins, other than to say he was tagged by his cousin to do it. And it was probably stolen at that blog as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! If you’d like to be listed in our Judd's Links, just leave us a comment. And, of course, add us to your links as well.Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The AnyHow Meme

1. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain? Yes
2. If you have a dream come true, what would it be? To see giant pandas and film them
3. Do you believe in eternity love? yes of course
4. What feeling do you love most? being happy
5. What feeling do you hate the most? being upset, or lonely
6. Do you cherish every single friendship of yours?yes mainly
7. Do you believe in God?yes and Jesus
8. Who cares for you most? My parents
9. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?love
10. What emotion do you like to show? happiness
11. If you have something troubling you, what do you do? talk to mum
12. Who do you admire most? My friend Briony
13. Who did you last chat with in a chat room? I don't know
14. What kind of person do you think the one we stole this meme from is?nice
15. What color did you use to dye your hair? I haven't dyed my hair
16. Why are you doing this meme? Because I wanted to answer the questions
17. What do you do when you're moody? Shout or get frustrated
18. At which age do you wish to or did you, get married? I wished to get married very young or thought about it anyway
19. If today is the last day of your life, what will you do? Be with my family and friends
20. Who is the person you trust the most? Briony
21. Last time you smiled? A few days ago
22. What are you listening to right now? rock music
23. Who was the last person you saw in your dream? My friends
24. Are you talking to someone while doing this?no
25. Do you walk with your eyes open or closed? open duhhh
26. Is there a quote you live by? Life is for living
27. Do you want someone you cannot have? no
28. Who always makes you laugh? someone I love
29. What was the worst idea you've had this week? Don't know
30. Do you speak another language other than English?no

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sunday stealing

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Baino at Baino's Banter who claims that she was tagged by Terence McDanger. We would have offered Terence a link as well, but Baino did not supply one to this meme. And it was probably stolen at that blog as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! If you’d like to be listed in our Judd's Links, just leave us a comment. And, of course, add us to your links as well.Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The McDanger Meme

What are your nicknames? Angel, Freak, Vicks
What TV gameshow or reality show would you like to be on?deal or no deal
What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD? Snow white and the seven dwarfs
What is your favorite scent? vanilla or aloe vera
If you had one million dollars to spend only on yourself, what would you spend it on? I would spend it on stuff I enjoy like scrapbooking and give loads to charity
What is one place you've visited, can't forget and want to go back to? I do not have one
Do you trust easily?no
Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think? think before I act
Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days? missing a special person
Do you have a good body image? yes I am happy with who I am
What is your favorite fruit? grapes
What websites do you visit daily? many
What have you been seriously addicted to lately? Ugly betty and chocolate
What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Tattoo by Jordin Sparks
What is your favorite thing to wear? my jeans
Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy? they are okay
What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground? pick it up
What items couldn't you go without during the day? hairbrush
What should you be doing right now? nothing

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing!
Please leave a comment or link when you have posted.

Nicola's 6th Birthday 2007

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

christmas 2006

What I remember of christmas 2006 is that I woke up about 9 am and I went to Church at 10:30 for the morning service even though it was Monday I think. It started with singing carols and other praise songs, I can not remember what they were then, it turned out that my ex-boyfriend came and this was when we were still together. We sat together the whole time and once the service finished I had a quick cup of tea and a few biscuits, then I said goodbye to Joe and left to go round my sister's house.
But first I went home to get the presents for them, there were very big ones for the kids and some small ones, a few nights before my aunt and uncle had come with some as well. I went with Dad in the car and mum, I sat in the back with the presents very squashed.
Once we got to Ruth's house the sitting room was covered with Christmas wrapping paper from when my nieces had opened their presents once they had woken up, probably that was about 7 or 8 am. They were enjoying their new toys and playing with them on the floor, I handed them the other presents and Katelin who was 2 had help from her mum.
Blain my sister's partner was trying to put their toys together or get them off the packaging or boxes and we were given our presents from Ruth and Blain and opened them. The dog was in the sitting room as well and jumped at us when we came in like he always does, back then he was under 1 about 10 months old.

We had also brought snacky food round and put it on the dining table with the rest of the food to snack on and we put the tv on for a bit of course there was christmas shows on and films to watch. I think we watched home alone 2 or something similar and listened to christmas songs on the music channel. Also I helped the children with their toys and played with them, I remember that I received a playstaion 2 game from Ruth as she didn't know what to get me, so she asked beforehand.
About 4 or 5 pm Ruth put the chicken in the oven to roast and Dad helped with the roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings. Mum just watched the tv or talked to Ruth or Blain about random things or when dinner is. When we had dinner it was lovely and we got quite full up from the snacky food, we had a few cups of tea or coffee each inbetween.
We didn't go home from Ruth's until about 9 pm that year and we watched a few christmas films and chatted about things, tidied up all the mess and put away the laft over food as well as ensuring the children put their toys upstairs in their rooms and they went to bed about 8 pm I think or after a film was over.

I remember a few days before Ruth came with the girls to a Christingle service with the oranges and candles, The girls enjoyed having their own safe candle each and the older two joined in when the leaders of the service asked children to come to the front. They would get sweets or a small present if they got a question right, I think Louise (the oldest)answered one right. We had pictures on our tables for joining in a song of the twelve days of christmas, where you stand up when your picture is called like four calling birds. It was quite funny and the children enjoyed the service the most and they left to go home when it finished at 7:30 pm. About 2 weeks before christmas day me and Dad went to Bovingdon Market which is on an old aircraft runway and then we got a dog mat for our dog Lulu who wasn't there on xmas day as it would be hard with Stitch the other dog. I brought baking kits to make chocolate, ice cream and milkshake for the children and Dad got them a princess castle set each and a doll with accessories for Katelin.They really enjoyed them on xmas day but it was hard to be able to use the baking kits I tried to help the girls, the instructions were rubbish I thought. I also brought the Girls a christmas stocking each and put sweets inside for them to enjoy and a princess jewelry set each.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Scrapbooking and art Inspiration

Today I decided to look at other blogs to get some ideas and learn about what blogs look like as I had never made one until today. I didn't know where to make one for starters. Anyway I copy and pasted some other people's pictures on their blogs for inspiration so they are not my own. In the future I will add my own pictures and inspirational tips and ideas for others to enjoy but in the meantime I am going to put the ones I have on here to keep myself inspired as well. If anyone sees stuff that is their ones, thank you in advance for your wonderful pictures they have inspired me to make many amazing scrapbook layouts and of what sort of things to take pictures, whether they are big or small, bright or dark etc.

katelin random

Katelin is the youngest of my three nieces, She is four years old and a lovely character. She uses her manners when she remembers, talks alot like she doesn't want to be quiet, she enjoys watching Cbeebies on tv, her faviourite program is called In The Night Garden and she loves to eat grapes. Her faviourite fruit though is strawberries and she also likes bananas, she finds it hard to say yellow so she says lellow. She loves posing for photos when I am taking them of her it is like she is a natural model by heart. She enjoys board games like monopoly and the shopping game, as well as playing snap with cards and pairs. She loves to dance to funny music when she is in the mood, sometimes she laughs about nothing and can not seem to stop for ages. She is very ticklish and she loves to help me when I am tidying up or cleaning something. She enjoys going places with me and gets upset still when I say I have to go and she stays with nanny.
When learning to walk she would not give up and would hold on to furniture to stand on her feet, it was lovely to see her determination.