I keep getting asked what to buy Arthur, Alexander & Aristea for Christmas, the Christening, and Arthur‘s Birthday. Not an easy task as we seem to have everything. However after scratching my head a while… I came up with these thoughts.
For Christening presents it would be nice if they were keepsakes. Things like monogrammed jewelry and personalised things will be something they can treasure forever.
Arthur is currently into Buzz Lightyear and Wall-e. He also enjoys puzzles. However, please check with me before buying because he already has a range of products like a laser gun for shooting Zork brought back from Disney.
As for Christmas, we will be in Malta… so the only thing I say, if the presents are given to us in Malta, small and light please as we have to take 2 flights back home and it is not easy(or cheap) Â travelling with 3 kids under 4Â and luggage! Gift Vouchers and Investments can go a long way and are very light to carry.
Hope I don’t sound too rude with my requests!
Arthur went through a phase over Summer where he was obsessed by butterflies. Even I must admit they are very interesting creatures. It seems a shame that we do not see as many today as we did 20 years ago (when I was a kid). Anyway, one day he was at a party and asked to have a face painted as a butterfly. Every boy there, bar Arthur, was Spider-man but Arthur had a blue butterfly done. I like that he knows what he wants and is not afraid to not conform.
I thought that HCG was a hormone used for fertility treatment but apparently it can also be used to help weight loss. It makes me wonder if this is helped me with my weight loss. Admittedly the diet had lots to do with my weight loss but perhaps the extra doses of HCG helped in my case. There are all sorts of things like HCG mixing kits that you can use… but I don’t know all the details. Perhaps I will look into it as I still want to lose another 12 kilos / 2 stones. I cannot believe that so far I have managed to lose 22 kilos and have managed to keep it off despite having 3 kids in the meantime. I must say dieting doesn’t come easy but I do find that thinking of those hard dieting days encourages me to not constantly over eat. Mind you there are days where I have to indulge, especially now while I am breatfeedingÂ the twinsÂ and can temporarily get away with it!
Arthur got to celebrate Guy Faux this year. We went to Cathy & Amirah’s house. He even held his very first sparkler. Most importantly he learnt who Guy Faux was. Here’s a picture of Owen and Arthur enjoying the fireworks. And yes… Mummy as always was behind her camera (when not holding / feeding Alexander and Aristea ).
This is the question…. Trick or Treat? Good or Bad? Devil or Angel?
It’s my father‘s Birthday today. We all wish him the very best. Wish we could be with him to celebrate it. Still, we will be there in spirit!
We hope that Daddy was surprised. Yesterday we threw Daddy (Owen) a surprise birthday party. You see he has been doing so much for all of us, we wanted to find a way to say Thank you and spoil him a bit. Looks like we managed to surprise him.
Due to the fact that I was all over the place with our new arrivals Alexander & Aristea, I may have accidentally not invited everyone I should have. I feel awful but honestly, it was not intentional.Â I have already found out about someone and I feel horrible. The worst bit about it, was there I was chatting about the party and not realising they did not realise they were invited. So my deepest apologies. I hope I did not hurt too many people’s feelings.
Happy Birthday. I know you read this and hope that you have a wonderful birthday!!
Love all of us!