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Thea and Ava’s latest antics: stickers, brownies and scissors

Thea has been exceptionally cheeky this week. She decided that my new pot of ivy needed a bit of extra decoration… I really, really hate stickers. Ivy pot decorated with stickers It is quite nice to see her like this though, as she’s been feeling really ill for the past week and a half, so it’s good that she’s back to her normal self. Though she’s totally playing us, as every time we ask her to do something she doesn’t want to do, she coughs and says “I can’t, I’m still a bit poorly!” Here she is, lolling about in the hall still watching TV, after I asked her to put her shoes on! She looks really ill doesn’t she!Thea 'putting her shoes on'On Saturday, I came into the living room, to find loads of little bits of paper everywhere. Thea had found the scissors. At least it wasn’t the curtains though! Floor with loads of cut up paperAva then made a kind of obstacle course, including a broom over their chairs, and lead Thea (who was being a dog at the time) around it, with her stretchy belt as a make-shift lead. Ava leading Thea around on a 'lead'They have been playing so nicely together this weekend, it’s such a refreshing change, as they have been winding each other up quite a bit recently. They took over the kitchen as well, and made a house out of all sorts of random things, including the bin and Ryan’s wellies!Thea and Ava's 'house' in the kitchenToday, Thea burst into the bathroom when I was in the shower, waving a picture of some brownies, asking if we could make them. I asked what ingredients we would need and she said, “Chocolate… and brown.”Picture of brownies

We didn’t end up making that kind, we made a much easier recipe we spotted on CBeebies, that had a few more ingredients than chocolate and brown: a lot of Nutella, some eggs, flour and white chocolate drops. They were pretty yummy and very easy. Thea got in a right mess. They had a whale of a time!Thea and Ava with their brownies

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  1. mummyofboygirltwins

    16th February 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Lottie did the EXACT same thing to a plant pot of mien today! Just peeled them all off ha ha. Mine are playing so nicely this week I am suspect LOL xx

    1. Becky Pink

      17th February 2016 at 10:51 pm

      He he I’m glad they came off, I was left with some residue, grrrr. I need to get that sticky stuff remover from Lakeland, I keep meaning to invest but I never think of it when I’m shopping! Hope they carry on playing nicely for you! xx

      1. Mrs Tubbs

        28th February 2016 at 4:45 pm

        That stuff is a amazing, it’ll shift anything but the smell … Open the windows! 🙂

  2. Tara

    5th February 2016 at 8:13 am

    Aww they sound so cute. I’m with you on the stickers – and they seem to get everywhere! #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      7th February 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks Tara, yes it’s a constant battle against a sea of stickers isn’t it! xx

  3. Nicky Kentisbeer

    4th February 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Wow, the stickers – that brings back memories. I love the picture of your daughter being unwell. Kind of sums up the last few weeks in my house!! Your girls look do really look like they are having a blast. Hopefully, you didn’t end up with stickers in unseen places as I have so often done. #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      7th February 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Ha ha thanks Nicky, I think I managed to unpeel them all, but I expect there are a few that are better hidden! xx

  4. thisdayilove

    3rd February 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Stickers drive me crazy, my girls seem to stick them all over the house!

    1. Becky Pink

      4th February 2016 at 7:43 pm

      They are so awful aren’t they, yet the kids love them so much. I’m fine with them on paper, but furniture, UGH! xx

  5. Lisa@intotheglade

    3rd February 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Brilliant post! I think Thea must have many relapses, it happens ha! I don’t like stickers either but little ones just love them, don’t they? We used to have them on mirrors and everything when our girls were little xx

    1. Becky Pink

      4th February 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Oh no, they just leave so much scummy stickiness don’t they! We have the outer edges of a page of stickers on our back door window and I can’t even remove it, it’s so sticky! Hideous xx

  6. Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    3rd February 2016 at 9:06 pm

    This made me laugh a lot! Chocolate and brown? Love it!! I also love the picture of Ava walking Thea. They are sooooo cute. I’ll have them if it gets too much 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. Becky Pink

      4th February 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Aw thanks Sarah, I might take you up on that! He he. At least we had some nice brownies to enjoy together! xx

  7. Leslie Rickerby

    3rd February 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Darn stickers! I’ve had them on my ears today as well as all the buttons on the sofa! I suppose they brighten the place up. I may have to check out that brownie recipe too

    1. Becky Pink

      4th February 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Leslie, the brownies were pretty good, considering how easy they were, just search for ‘brownie recipe’ on the CBeebies website and it should pop up. I hope you don’t have a horrible sticker residue on your sofa, how annoying! xx

  8. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    3rd February 2016 at 10:28 am

    Stickers and shredded paper everywhere – I feel your pain! My house always looks like a confetti bomb has gone off too. Glad that Thea is feeling better although it made me chuckle that she was still using it as an excuse not to do things that she didn’t want to do – Jessica occasionally does the same. Ava leading a doggy Thea around an obstacle course made me laugh too and I love “chocolate and brown” as ingredients for brownies. They look very yummy! Thanks for linking up with #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      4th February 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Ah thanks Louise, yes they are such pickles, and make us laugh so much, as well as all the mess! xx

  9. Silly Mummy

    2nd February 2016 at 1:27 am

    Chocolate & brown – love it! They’re so cute! Mine manage to do that to paper without any access to scissors – always annoying to tidy! #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      2nd February 2016 at 10:15 am

      Argh it drives me bonkers! Teamed with the stickers, my house looks like a confetti bomb has gone off! xx

  10. Alice

    1st February 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I love the idea that Brownies are made of brown! Brilliant.
    x Alice

    1. Becky Pink

      1st February 2016 at 8:55 pm

      If only they were, right? It would be so much easier! xx

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