Tuesday, 27 November 2007

SIMPLE PLEASURES







I had another very domestic day on Satuday. Being as scarily broke as we are my retail therapy hasn't just been curtailed, its been banned................. Sigh................ Anyway, the house is benefitting from my efforts and much clutter has been recycled/sent to the charity shop etc, etc.






So, I sat down to my Saturday early evening telly fest of Strictly Come Dancing, to be followed by Robin Hood feeling highly virtuous. Husband was making pizza in the kitchen with the younger three offspring and they were having a high old time...... Just listening to their banter and giggles made me feel soooooooo contented and lucky. I got the camera and managed to snap a few images...............

First we have Sam, mister conscientious, diligently sorting toppings out. Then Husband disproving the myth that men never read instructions. Then the fair Miss Evie-D in full flow - or should that be full roll. Never mind any of the other processes required, this girl just wanted to get that heavy wooden rolling pin and go for it. As she is but 2 and a half, I wonder what the future holds!
It was a lovely family evening and cost us not a penny..................

11 comments:

Suzy said...

Simple yes, lovely definitely.

Many more simple pleasures to you and your family.

Love,
Suzy

Kaycie said...

Absolutely gorgeous children. I could play with that little girl and be happy for hours on end. I love two year old girls. It's been far too many years since I had one. (Fourteen, going on fifteen, to be exact.)

You put me on your blog roll. Big smile on my face.

Swearing Mother said...

Those are the best sort! Lovely photos MMOF of a beautiful family.

Suzy said...

I tagged you...

Take a look at my blog!

Love

Suzy

Self employed mum said...

What a great night, they're the best and it cost nothing, I must try that, hubby just went on to monthly pay and doesn't get paid until the last working day of the month! Shopping is all ordered courtesy of Asda.com and will be delivered tomorrow. I'm going to have to learn to budget!! x

Tina said...

MMOF, they are such lovely pictures! I do like to see a man in the kitchen...

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Hey Suzy, thank you so much for you lovely comment.


Hey Kaycie. They are gorgeous - most of the time! As for Evie, she is an endless source of delight and wonderment to all of us. My goodness she's a minx tho! As for the link - well of course you need one - I rely on you to further my education of life stateside.

Thanks S/M - they ain't bad are they!

Hi Nicola. HATE being skint with a passion! Still it's making me more creative, which can only be a good thing.

Hi Tina, once more thank you. Husband looks good anywhere! He'd not long got back from golf and is all in black - his milk tray look I call it! Wish I looked half as good in black - bloody men!!!!

Mid-lifer said...

aaaaahhh, bliss. When it all works just luverly, there's nothing to beat family life.

This morning I have had to deal with one tantrum and one sullen teenager. I've yelled and felt hopelessly frustrated and cross, but then younger child tidied his room and I've just chucked out a load of old pyjamas and pants with older hcild and am feeling a little better.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I just read your last few posts, delightful! I'll be back, too!

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Hey Mid-lifer, sounds like I am not the only mother who, from time to time, gets totally fed up with the sound of her own voice! The best advice I can offer after a bad day is when they have gone to bed, settle down with your favourite tipple (usually a cup of sweet tea for me) and after a while take a peep at your sleeping babe and you will forgive them anything.

Hey Carrie. Thank you so much. Talk soon I hope.

ginger witch said...

Love it when you have a clear-out of your wardrobe, please do it more . . .I say this as I sit here wearing one of your cast-off dresses!!!