He has been seriously freaked out and resorted to sleeping on the sofa until it's safe for us to carry him upstairs to bed. But then swiftly returns to our bed hours later "just in case" a firework gets him in the night...
Soooooooo, after a little googling, I found a lovely solution. EAR DEFENDERS!
|Very Calvin Harris...|
And it seems we are all saved from the traumas of rockets and screamers. And crying kids.
|Can he hear them?|
|No he can't!|
(Even if he does look a little reminiscent of Warren from There's Something About Mary...)
This means we can go to the big firework party tomorrow night and hopefully have a laugh. I LOVE fireworks. I love anything sparkly and glittery and find them mesmerising.
Which brings me on to my fab purchase in Brighton on Saturday. These little babies. I call them my Firework Boots. I love them. I'm all about the glitter!
|That's my belated Nana Joan's sewing table. Gorgeous.|
I wore them to the cinema with the husband on Wednesday night (Skyfall....brilliant! And I don't even fancy Daniel Craig) and felt like a student all over again.
The husband has been off all week and it's been lush to have someone around to help me with the kids so frequently. We had his brother and family to stay for four days at the beginning of the week and we went to Brighton for the day which they loved, having never been before.
Five children in total for four days - it was hectic but fun. Here are four of the five (the baby was sleeping).
|Peter Andre's coffee shop|
|The Princess and her cousin (born 8 weeks apart)|
Having the Husband home all week also meant I could go out with some friends and regain a very non existent social life. We went to the local pub round the corner from home which is really nice and had a laugh.
I have also found a little time to do a couple of rounds on this giant granny.
|Only taken me since March and only a third in.....|
|Not as big as the Blanket of Glory though....|
|A couple of people like it a lot though!|
I love my kids but taking them shopping is always a saga. If the Prince isn't trying to jam his fingers into automatic doors, they are refusing to budge when I want to head off.
|Both said they NEEDED these chairs.....of course I said NOOOOOO (evil cackle)|
On the subject of shopping, I also picked up this metal sign from the cherry tree shop for £2. I love it.
As I left the shop, I noticed this DVD. I am a massive Charlie Chaplin fan. I was brought up on it and my siblings and I spent many a Sunday afternoon cosied up watching The Gold Rush. I find silent movies amazing to watch. The actions, the music....oh!
I paid £2 for the DVD and was informed by Scope that it was Buy One Get One Free, which meant I picked up this one too.
Another happy childhood memory. Maybe I have a thing for men in hats with strange facial hair (which is good I guess, now that we are in Movember...)
One day this week the Princess chilled out in her best (boy) friend's hot tub so the Prince and I took to the sea. We went shopping and ate ice creams on a chilly day!
|Chocolate ice cream chops|
One of the houses put on a sausage sizzle. I think this is a fancier term for a BBQ. Then we were terrified for a couple of hours as we wandered from door to door. The adults put waaaay too much effort in and it was petrifying in places.
Next year we will take part in the festivities by scaring door knockers, this year we tested the water by taking to the streets to see what our neighbours do. There is a good community feel to our new area which is a bonus.
|Can you believe this is the Princess?!!|
|The pumpkin flames kept blowing out so I gave up|
|The Wicked Witch came in at night....|
|The hotty zombie|
On a final note, c'mon Bloggers, don't get all Instagrammy on me, still blog please otherwise I miss out on what you are all up to. Keep an archaeic old granny like me in the know from time to time please!