Us :)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Our Boysies

Weeeellllllll, helllloooooo...
It's been a while, huh? Yeah, sorry about that! We are just SO busy! There are only two children but they run us ragged!! haha. They are very fun though.
Seth is 2yrs now and a right 2yr old he is too. He has a very definite mindset and knows what he wants. He is also very vocal which leads us to much laughter as he likes to be the centre of attention. The usual things coming out of him are "Hey, look at me!" or "Hey, monkey Mumma!" or "I no like (whatever it is I'm trying to give him)". He LOVES going to soft play centres and loves meeting new friends. We go to a local play centre called Little Monsters Mayhem which he calls Monster Haymem (hehehe). He is very physical and never stops to sit still for a moment.
Then there's our little 14 month old Jake (more commonly referred to as Jakers)... If there were ever two more different boys, then these two would be them! While Seth is blond haired, green eyed and broad shouldered, Jake is dark brown haired, brown eyed and stick thin. Their differences don't end there though... Jake is so relaxed it's almost as if he just doesn't even care sometimes ( I have NO idea where he gets that from...... hehehe) he loves nothing more than to indulge in either some play time with some cars, or singing songs with Mummy and his big brother or watching his favourite Disney movies. He is also very quiet and also quite shy, only giving smiles to people he knows and recognises.
It amazes me how different my two boys are and yet how close they are. They definitely love each other, thats for sure!!
Anyway, just thought I'd update you all on how our boys are growing and what mini people they are turning into. Hope you're all grand xx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Just for Krista ;)

Hi Krista!!!! Hehehehe

I was told to update this... When I logged on and saw the date of my last blog, I understood why! I'm such a lamo! Ha :)

Soooooo... What's new? I can't really get away with saying "nothing" can I?! Let's see...

In January, Seth turned one and this is what he thought of his party...
 Oh, the boy is a misery! Lol. He actually did have a good time and thoroughly liked all of the "choc-choc" and presents... He is truly my son! ;)

In January, Dave was also made redundant. It's been a struggle (Thanks David Cameron!! Jerk!!) but it's also been quite nice having him home to help and enjoy the boys with. Seth is certainly a fan of Daddy!!!

Also, in January, Seth started crawling!! ***WOOHOO*** For anyone that actually knows the lazy boy, you'll know that this is a major accomplishment.

February... Jake Solomon was born :)
Born on Friday 18th February at 12:23pm, weighing 7lb 13oz and 21" long.
He was immediately named Shaky because his bottom lip wobbled.

March... Nothing much happened. We were just enjoying being a family of 4.

April? The day I was NOT looking forward to finally came... I turned 30!!! (Dun, dun, duuuuuuuuun!) Actually though, it's just the same. I had to admit to the bank manager today that I am 30 and it didn't even register until he asked if it hurt saying that, hehe.

so, we're pretty much up to date. Here's my boys now
Love it and love them!!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Well, well... The wonders of modern technology!

So, I just found an app on my iPhone that let's me update my blog without logging onto the laptop - FABULOUS!! I have such a hard time finding time to get onto the laptop that this new app is just too good to be true for me. Yes. My life is THAT exciting!! :D

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

This is our new baby :)All is well and happy in there. It looked as though the little 'un was having a party in there but thankfully, he/she is alone!! The baby is currently 12+6wks old. We're only one day further than we originally planned :)

So, everything is grandamundo at the moment. Seth is doing really well... Rolling... Wanting to crawl but not quite getting the hang of it... Singing... EATING! The boy is definitely his mother's son! Haha :) And we love him to bits and pieces and more so every day. Whenever we show him the picture of "his baby" (the scan pic) he laughs and smiles and wants to hold it. Lets hope this attitude continues when the baby arrives :/

So... The dreaded day is almost upon us... I only have one week of Seth left all to my self :'( I am muchos sados about this. It's going to take everything that I have inside me to hold it together when I start back at work next week. I know though, that at some point during the day, I am going to break down and cry like a baby!!

Anyway... Something happy, QUICK...
Karen and Josh are coming to Manchester today so the boy and mummy are going to play out with them tomorrow and we are very excited!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny week xxx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

As promised....

I promised in my last blog that I would post some photos of Seth for you to see and so here they are...

This was the most recent photo of Seth on a trip to the park to go on the swings and feed the ducks.

This is my most favourite photo of Seth EVER! I love it so much, it shows Seth's nature and personality perfectly.


"GO, GO, GO!!"
Speedy Gonzalez gets ready for the race...

Monkey Boy!

Always eating, just like Mummy!! Hehe ;)

Seth is doing really well at the moment... He has one tooth through and another on the way... He is out of his night terror routine and is back to sleeping through the night... He is starting to finally put his weight onto his legs and can stand up holding onto my fingers... He is a funny little fella! He loves nothing more than kisses and cuddles and pulls your face towards him if you get close for kisses and he smiles when you call him gorgeous! He makes me laugh everyday :)

On another note... We are now expecting our second baby in February 2011. I know, I know, it's quick but hey, at least Seth will have someone close to play, learn and grow with :) We are very lucky parents indeed!!

I love my growing
family, more
& more
each day!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Hey, hey, HEY!!!

"WHOOP WHOOP" you hear me say? We have a new (and very much improved) laptop and now I am able to update you all on our very exciting yet simple lives without it taking up half of a day just to get blogger to come up on the flippin' screen!!

So, things are gooooooooooooood in the Royley household. We are mostly well, we aren't that wealthy but we certainly are happy.

SETH HAS A TOOTHY PEG!!!! We are very pleased to see it after all of the tears it has caused so far. It's almost beautiful to look at (I'm sure only a mother could say that!) ***So, just a word of caution...*** If you and Seth are ever sat playing together and he grabs your hand, you might want to release his grip before you have a severed finger :)

Anyway, when I finally get some recent pics uploaded I will definitely pop some on here for you to gander at.

We hope you are all well and we look forward to seeing/ hearing from you soon.


Friday, 5 February 2010

My Setharoo....

This gorgeous baby blanket was made for Seth by two lovely 
ladies in our ward. I just love it! It has to be the most
 beautiful little blanket I have ever seen. 
I kinda wish I was a baby so that I could use it  ;)

Here is Seth in his hot wheels after we pimped his ride into a pram... 
Funky, no? 
"That boy got it goin' on!!!!!"

It has to be one of my all time favourite photos.
I would love to be able to say that I was super prepared 
and captured his first smile on camera but, alas, I did not
This is one happy little chappy who
 (and this was confirmed by the midwife...)
 has been smiling like a Cheshire Cat since being 3 weeks old.
 I love that boy!

Awwwww, my baby 
gangsta trippin'
hoody wearin'
chav-tastic fella... 
Hee hee hee.... (",)

Geez, what's a guy gotta do to get 
his beauty sleep around here?!

Here are Seth and his Daddy indulging in a little 'male bonding' time... 
With a Mr Man book!
Seth sure luuuuurves his story time!

This has got to be the bestest 
"What you talkin' 'bout Willis?!"
 impression in, like, FOREVER!
I love my boy 
much!!!!!!!!! <3

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Hello, hello... I finally have some time to update this old thing. So, I was going to to tell you about my labour. I hope nobody reading this is squeamish!! Haha, just kidding.......

So, I don't know how they do it everywhere else but if you go 10 days past your due date here in Manchester then you are booked into the maternity unit to be induced. Guess what? I went 10 days late, imagine that! So I rolled up at the hospital, bright eyed and bushy tailed on Wednesday 30th December at 8am ready to meet my baby boy within the next few hours. Can you tell from that last sentence that Seth is my first baby and that I was totally naive?! Seriously... 

At 10am the Dr gave me my first dose of prostin gel to start of my labour. It didn't work! So 6 hours later they checked me over and I was only 1cm dilated so they gave me my 2nd dose of prostin. That was at 5pm and at 9:30pm my contractions started... OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! I don't quite know how I was imagining labour to start but I honestly didn't think the contractions would start off so painful! They started at exactly 3 minutes apart and I thought the boy was going to burst through my stomach in a re-enactment of 'Alien' or something. However, at my next check up at 12am I was only 2cm dilated... So much fun! I spent that night not sleeping but either pacing around the room with my iPod on or on the birthing ball, bouncing like a maniac, trying to find some comfort. So, finally 6am came around and yet another check up and guess what... I had gone back to 1cm! What the...?! I didn't know you could UN-dilate but apparently I CAN!!! So, the lovely Dr (I use the term 'lovely' loosely!) decided that they would wait the 24 hours that they had to and start all over again with the prostin gel... NICE! So, I lay there, my contractions still every 2 to 3 minutes apart but still not dilating... I was not a happy bunny to say the least. However, someone somewhere was obviously touched by the Holy Ghost (in answer to my desperate prayers) and made that fantastic decision that since the contractions weren't stopping or slowing down then I had to go to the delivery suite. So, at 10:30pm on Thursday 31st (New Years eve), I was wheeled down. I will love that person FOREVER! It was a fab New Years eve though, haha. Dave and I saw the fireworks out of the window and got to watch all of the celebrations from around the world on the TV. But, best of all, we got to spend it together, just us two, waiting for our boy to arrive. 

Anyway, back to around 11pm... I was told by the midwife to suck on the gas and air. BIG mistake! I have suffered from seizures since childhood and the feeling that I got from the gas and air made me feel the way I feel just before I have a seizure so I only tried two gulps of the stuff and that was enough for me to never want to try it again! However, because of my seizures, the Dr on duty allowed me to go straight for an epidural before the pain got any worse. So, I did! They had to break my waters for me (a not so private moment!) However, the epidural was only in for about 2 hours when I started to feel the most horrendous pain I had ever felt in my life (I sound really soft but I'm not even exaggerating!!! ha ha) so the epidural-man put another one in and it worked a treat. All I remember from the next 4-ish hours after that was watching comedy programmes on the TV and laughing but thinking that the midwife probably thought that I was nuts because I was in labour but laughing... Oh well.... :)

At about 7am the midwives changed and the midwife that had conducted the antenatal/parent craft classes came to take over. Well, Dave was over the moon about this and to be quite honest so was I since we knew and trusted her. She was lovely!!!! I actually still think that part of the end decision was down to her!

At around 10am the Dr came to examine me and I was only 3cm. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 flippin' centimetre in 12 flippin' hours?!?!?!?!?! Me=Not happy! However, every time I had a contraction, the baby's heartbeat was dropping during the contraction but then going back up again afterwards. They weren't too worried about this but they were keeping an eye on it to monitor how things progressed. By 12pm the baby's heartbeat was dropping AFTER each contraction which apparently wasn't good at all. To make things better, I was only 4cm dilated (at least I wasn't UN-dilating anymore!!!) So, at about 12:15pm the Dr told me that the baby's heartbeat was dropping quite significantly and so I had to have a caesarean section and Seth was born 33 minutes later!!! That's how quick they whipped us into theatre and whipped the boy out! I was so glad that the contractions were over though!!! Ha ha... And that Seth was OK, of course!!!

But, as they say, that was history... :) It's all good now. I have tried to upload a  couple of pics of Seth but my laptop it being really silly tonight :( He is happy and healthy and having some 'Daddy time' at the moment. 

We were in the paper though! Here are the links... and Please excuse (and do not ever comment on) my photo! Dave and Seth look fab :)

Saturday, 9 January 2010


Seth Isaac Royle
Born: 1st January 2010, 12:48pm
Weighing 7lb 14oz and 21 inches in length.

This isn't the best photo of my SethyWeth but it's the only one I can upload for some reason.
Seth is adorable! He pulls the funniest faces, cries like a monkey and always wees when daddy is in the middle of changing a nappy. That's my boy!! ;)

I don't really have time to write right now but I will fill you in on all of the gory details later this weekend, hopefully. Just wanted to let you all know that Seth arrived safely and, in the end, literally had to be pulled out kicking and screaming!!!!!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

I'm not being rude...

Honest!!!!! The baby just hasn't come yet. I think it wants to stay in there forever!! But, worry not, news and pictures will be on here when s/he finally makes his/her arrival!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and if I don't get on here before, a fantastic New Year too :) Kx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


HOW EXCITING IS THIS?! I cannot actually believe that it is December and that Little Royle is going to be here so soon (apparently in 18 days, according to my baby ticker up the top!) Back on April 25th when we found out that he/she was coming, December seemed so far away, almost an eternity... IT'S NOT!!! I am so very excited. And, I can't quite believe that I am going to be a mummy either... So bizarre! Do I strike you as the mummy type??? Didn't think so, haha :) Anyway, that's it... That's all I have to say today...

Apart from, CONGRATULATIONS to Karen and Katie on the births of their babies (Has everyone in the world been pregnant this year or what?!) and a big fat WELCOME to Baby Joshua and Baby Maisie. They are both adorable and both have fab mummies to look after them and raise them.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Only 5 weeks to go...

WOW! I cannot believe that it has been so long since I last blogged. I am a naughty one! I apologise. Not that I am thinking that people actually wait upon my warblings... :)

So, things are great for us at the moment! Dave is in a really secure and good job, I am now on maternity leave, we have moved house (into an actual house!) and we are pretty much ready for Little Royle's arrival.

So, the house move.... We love it!!!! We have a front door, a garden, a drive... Only one flight of stairs!! What more can you ask for in life?! lol :)
It doesn't look very big from the picture (it's not all of that house! That house is actually two houses...) but don't be fooled! We have two bedrooms which is just perfect for the size of our family at the moment and in the near future :) The garden is a good size but if it ever does feel a bit too cramped out there, it backs onto a huge playing field which I think is just perfect for Saturday mornings when daddy can take the children out for a run around while mummy gets some more sleep ;) Hehehe... We are starting to feel settled in now and even put up the baby's cotbed over the weekend.
I get so excited every time I pass the baby's bedroom and see the cot that I want it now!! :) It'll be soon though so I can wait that little bit longer.

As for other things in life, we are doing well. Things are really quiet at the moment, just waiting. I started my maternity leave just a week ago and I am already bored! I wasn't going to finish work until closer to the birth but my carpel tunnel syndrome was getting a lot worse which forced me to come out earlier than planned. It's all working out though because now I get to spend more time sorting the house out and preparing. And not to mention knitting! Oh my goodness, I am so the world's worst knitter!!! Seriously, i have been knitting the same blanket for 5 months... It's nuts.

Well, I hope everyone reading this is well. Let us know how you are doing!! We miss all of you. Love ya's lots!! K&D xxx

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Hidyho people... This is a pic of our little bambino at (almost) 23wks. We had to go back to the sonographer for a re-scan as the baby was being awkward and wouldnt let the poor woman complete all of the checks that she needed to do. We also weren't able to find out what sex the baby is since he/she wouldnt show it's bits. However, this time we could!!!!! The baby was very well behaved and the lucky lady didnt even need to mess around trying to get it.

Good news (just for me though...) The morning sickness seems to be slowing down quite a bit now. I'm VERY happy about that!! So, I am finally at a part in the pregnancy where I am starting to enjoy being in the 'mum club' and we are very excited to meet Little Royle. Only 119 days to go apparently, lol.

Anyway, just thought I would give you all a quick update... Hope you are all grand!!! Kxxx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

June/July update...

Howdy dudes :) Just thought I would put a little 'picture' of baby Royle up for you to see. Please don't be to scared by the fact that he/she looks like a billy goat, I've been assured that he/she will not still look like this when he/she is born! It's a bit of an old picture... It was from the dating scan which was back in May but we have the anomoly (?) scan in 3weeks so I'll put the updated pic up then.

We have always said that we are not going to find out what sex the baby is, we both really want the complete surprise when he/she is born. One of us should win though - I want a boy and Dave wants a girl (hopefully, we won't BOTH win!!!) Either way, we had names picked out then we changed our minds and had new names set but then we changed our minds again... I wonder how long these names will stick? :)

Anyway, nothing really much is new in our lives. Dave has a new job and already it seems so much better than his old place. His new line manager seems really nice and his big boss is happy to help Dave settle in however he can, even by taking him to a chinese buffet for lunch! I did ask if wives were invited too but apparently not... Sucks! :)

I am sleeping alot... I'm missing so much of life! I slept for a whole 17hrs last sunday. YES! 17hrs in ONE day, thats just shocking and ridiculous! I have to point out though that I have never done this before, even when I have been ill I have never done that. Just so that you kow that I am not lazy... Well, I am but not THAT lazy.

Anyway, hope you are all well and keeping yourselves happy! Kx

Friday, 5 June 2009

Bring out the trumpets!!!

so, for our big news... WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!! Woohoo:) Our due date is December 20th... Lets just hope and pray that I don't go into labour in the middle of Christmas dinner! Hehe. 

So, we found out 2 days before my birthday which is very good because we actually were going to a theme park for my birthday and a water park with huge slides and stuff the next day! Ha, so I scoured the parks looking for rides that allow us preggo ladies on and found that not many do! I could though, go on Blade, a big ship shaped ride that just swings back and forth... WHOOPDIDOO!!! lol:) But, at least I got some ice cream and a very good excuse to eat it! (This little one lurves his/her ice cream already!) 

I have found that pregnancy REALLY does change your appetite. Before I was pregnant I loved nothing more than chocolate, vegetables, milk and diet coke. Not any more!!! I cannot touch any of those things without feeling awful for it. In fact (and actually, people should be very proud of me for this as it has never happened before) I haven't had one tiny little piece of chocolate or diet coke in over 6 weeks!!!!!! (Can I get an applause please?) 

So, I just thought that we should let you know our happy news... :)

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Well, well...

I have been a blogger for over a year now. Not a very good one but hey ho:)

So, Dave's job is SAFE!! We have been truly blessed just lately. His current company had set out a date by which he was to be gone, having found another job of course. BUT! That company has just been taken over by a very well established national company and things are looking pretty rosey for the near future. Obviously, being Dave, he still wants a new job but at least he isn't being forced out.

I got an italian charm bracelet for my birthday and I love it! It has Hello Kitty faces on it and it is adorable... I am trying to upload a photo but it's not playing today, grumpy-chops laptop!

Anyway, just thought I would say hello since I am bored at the moment and somewhat immobile. Hope you're all grand!

Saturday, 2 May 2009


A whole month! Can't you just tell how very exciting we are?! Hehe...

April didn't really hold much for us. Actually, I say that then I realise quite a few things happened! First it was Easter (one of my favourite holidays, of course, because it's all chocolatey nice), then General Conference which I thought was fab. We also had a very special visitor to our stake on 19th April, President Boyd K. Packer. It was great to have him in our stake and to be with him while he spoke to us. He is a great man! And it was my birthday!!! WHOOP! I am old now though... (sob sob) We went to Alton Towers for a couple of days. It turned into a bit of a wash out with the rain and other things but I'll tell you about all that another time. We stayed over at the hotel there which was lovely, a very nice hotel indeed!

I can't upload any pics from April though because our laptop is a bit rubbish at the moment - it's reminiscent of a stroppy teenager!

Monday, 23 March 2009

I love this one...

Here are the rules:
The first three people to comment on this post will get something homemade by me! I guarantee you will love it, or at least that you will tell me you love it regardless.
It'll be done this year at some point.

The homemade gift could be anything (the air of mystery is what makes this thing exciting!) It may be a story. It may be poetry or a pasta. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and post it to you. I might even cut a CD of my own lovely voice singing a selection of my favourite numbers. Who knows? Not you, and at this point, not me either.

Last but not least, you must continue this little game by reposting the offer of a secret homemade gift to the first 3 people who comment on your blog. The first 3 people to do so win a homemade gift by me that money can’t buy! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it (so those who weren’t fast enough to win can be horribly jealous).

Let the winning commence... ;)

Saturday, 14 March 2009

What is going on?

I don't quite know what is up with the world. I'm not that political. All I know is that the world turning into a bleak place right now and our little family is about to be hit by the (dare I utter the words...) RECESSION!

So, this is my list of things that need doing this week:
*Find Davey a new job!!!!!
*Work over time, if such a thing exists in my work anymore! lol
*Sort out my house (Just in case we have to move lol. It'll be easier to pack!)
*Get my options moving along so then I can go on my placement and get signed off quicker.

Wish me luck!!!!

*Hi-ho-hi-ho, it's off to work I go...........*

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Aha, here we go... (now I feel right dim for complaining!! hehe)

I just wanted to post a couple of pictures that we took over the weekend. My two granddads died when I was young. My granddad Kenny died when I was 8yrs old and my granddad Roy when I was 12yrs old. (Ha, I just thought... My G. Kenny died when I was at the age the church allows children to be baptised and my G. Roy when I actually was baptised. How very coinsidental?!) Anyway, since I was quite young at the time I wasn't allowed to attend their funerals. And since I hate cemeteries I have never been back to their graves... Well, we went yesterday!

Kenny wasn't actually my granddad. He was my step-fathers dad but I loved him to bits and pieces and he loved me, lol. I was his spoilt princess. Only having sons, I was the only girl child he was ever around. I think he might have been secretly a little miffed since I was a tomboy at that age, hehe :) He was a good man, I wish so much that he was still around!

My favourite memory of him involves shopping, shock horror! I used to go and stay with him every weekend and he would take me out and buy me things (I told you he spoilt me!) Well, I remember going shopping one sunday on a market and one stall sold socks. They had every kind of sock you could think of in every colour. My granddad wanted to buy me some white socks for school but I wanted these bright green, neon, day-glo socks and he was having none of it! So, me, in my ever so charming way said "Well if I can't have those [the green ones] I don't want any at all!" All I remember then is getting a phone call from my mum later on that afternoon telling me to never be that rude again and that I should be grateful he wanted to even buy me the school socks... hehe:) I also remember him doing the moonwalk to Michael Jackson songs at my mum and step-dads wedding:)

This is his "patch" as I called it. He was cremated (which I'm not so keen on.)

My granddad Roy is my mums dad. I don't really remember him that much... He and my nanna divorced when my mum was little and he remarried. Apparently his new wife (Mary, the other one on this headstone) was not at all happy with him keeping in contact with my mum and my uncle so he used to do it in secret (soft lad!) so I didn't really see him much. One of my few memories of him was when I was about 5yrs old he came round to our house and I was off school because I was sick and he brought me tons of coloured chalks for my blackboard :) And they were in a margarine tub for some reason... lol. Maybe because there were too many to fit in the original boxes, maybe?

However, all in all, I am very proud of myself for overcoming my fear of cemeteries lol :)