Monday, November 30, 2009

She's Here!!!

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that Teresa gave birth this morning, Monday 30th November at 2.43a.m to a beautiful daughter, Amber Lily Abouzeid. She weighed 5lb 14oz and looks like her daddy, Adam.

All of our love and best wishes to Teresa, Adam & especially, AMBER!

Monday, November 16, 2009



We can't believe it. Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, cards and lovely gifts. As usual, Coby was overwhelmed with loveliness and received pretty much all the toys he was angling for - Scooby Doo Stretch, Scooby Doo Hide & Seek, Scooby Doo Haunted Mansion Playset, Ben 10 watch, Ben 10 dress up costume and loads more.

Happy Anniversary also to mum and dad - 35 years together. We can't believe that either!

Celebrations all round....

Best mates!




Musical 'Sugar Rush'

Marcus & Presley

Happy Birthday Son!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Sleepover

Friday the 13th! Not a good date for the superstitious, but for Coby it meant a sleepover at Louis' house and a fabulous meal for Al and I cooked by the Queen of the Kitchen, Maddy. She cooked us beef in a pepper sauce with roast potatoes and veg followed by a chocolate mousse. The boys were very well behaved although Coby did slip into our bed during the night for cuddles - how can you refuse?

Louis & Coby doing Monster Doodles

Coby's efforts - not bad

Optimus Coby

Power Ranger Louis

Mine! No mine! No mine!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Baby in Waiting

Today we visited auntie Teresa in Wimbledon and our timing was perfect - the pram and travel seat system arrived while we were there and mummy and Teresa spent a good couple of hours figuring it out. Teresa's baby girl is due in 33 days and we're all very excited. Despite her condition, she managed to run down the stairs (she got a good telling off from me for doing that), present Coby with his birthday AND christmas presents and cook us a fabulous lunch and tea. We love you auntie T and we're counting the days now with you...

Monday, November 09, 2009

Bananas About Ben

Ben Tennyson is a boy who, with the help of a special watch called The Omnitrix, can transform himself into various alien forms. Coby is slightly obsessed and told me yesterday that "Ben 10 and Scooby Doo are my favourite characters". We would never have guessed! For several months now we've had the birthday wish list at least once a day - "I want Scooby Doo Stretch, Scooby Doo Hide & Seek, Scooby Doo Mansion playset, Ben 10 alien characters, Ben 10 dressing up costume, Ben 10 this, Ben 10 that"

In addition, Coby has now been introduced to the movie E.T. and really likes it, even though we receive a barrage of questions throughout...."what is the alien called? why is he called E.T.? why are they looking for him? what do the scientists want to do to him?Can you believe the film is 27 years old now? (sorry that was my question).

Happy Birthday Everyone!

The annual joint birthday celebrations of young Coby, Louis, Lola, Jasmine & Olly was another success! This year the venue was The Grove in Barton le clay and Vicki organised a splendid cake and the kids swapped their 'Secret Santa' gifts. I missed it due to work, but Al had the camera shoved at him with strict instructions to capture some lovely moments...

Sunday, November 01, 2009


A fabulous time was had today at Louis' fourth birthday party. Maddy made her famous sausage rolls with pear and the kids also enjoyed pizza, salad and cakes galore, while the adults tucked into delicious pumpkin soup. There was face painting, musical chairs, musical bumps, Pass the Parcel and a pinata. Coby was delighted to find a pack of Ben 10 cards when he was caught out on Pass the Parcel. We had a super, super time and huge thanks to Maddy & Justin for being such wonderful hosts!