Monday, 11 December 2017

Getting Ready for Christmas

The school holidays obviously don’t affect us greatly, other than making places we like to visit much busier, and putting a hold on our term time groups. Usually the girls have clubs 3 evenings a week, so as we approach Christmas we get to cosy up on the settee instead, with blankets and Christmas films.

The holiday season itself can be so overwhelming for children and parents alike. Sensory overload, lots of family and friends to see, so much sugar and so many presents! So here are a few things that we do to prepare for the onslaught ahead:

Clear Out
With October and November birthdays here, swiftly followed by Christmas, the number of new toys, books, games and craft sets coming into the house sky rockets.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Me and Mine: October 2017

The Me + Mine Project - Dear Beautiful

This month...

The Hubby has enjoyed:
Going on his friend’s Stag Do
Seeing his sister a few times
Watching ‘Star Trek: Discovery’
Going to Stratford upon Avon
Watching A’s personality develop
Going to Wimpole for A’s birthday 

I have enjoyed:
A turning 1
Going to Apple Day
Visiting a friend 
Seeing A learn new signs
Reading ‘A Feast for Crows’
Watching ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

B has enjoyed:
Going to Drama
Checking out the new cafe near home
Visiting her friend
Colouring in
Going to a wedding
Reading ‘Matilda’

M has enjoyed:
Street Dance 
Putting on nail varnish
Decorating pine cones
Playing with A in the early hours of the morning
Watching ‘Operation Ouch’
Writing numbers 

A has enjoyed:
Signing “dog”
Watching ‘Something Special’
Eating bananas
Standing unaided
Crawling very fast up the stairs
Being entertained by his big sisters
Opening presents on his birthday

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Siblings - January 2017

The Me and Mine Project

I love to see how much these three love each other. B and M still fight, but things seem to be settling down somewhat, and the periods of playing happily together are increasing, while the hugs and lovely conversations are more free-flowing. A's face lights up when he sees or hears his sisters, especially M, even though she spends a great deal of time poking his face!

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Siblings - November 2016

The Me and Mine Project

So, my two beautiful girls have been joined by a lovely little boy. 

They adore him. 

I think he could be the most kissed baby ever. 

They've had three weeks together - well, just shy of that due to him and me having to go back into hospital for a couple of days. 

Monday, 31 October 2016

Me and Mine - October 2016

The Me and Mine Project

We are five. 

For less than a week we have been a family of five, and it has surpassed the rest of the month. 

A little boy, a son, a brother. 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

A Brief, but Miraculous, Update

A Ray of Light Shining Through

We had a scan.

The Sonographer was so friendly.

We saw a little hand. And the cutest little foot, attached to a chubby little ankle.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

40 Weeks - Still Pregnant

I was wrong.

The baby didn't arrive the day I thought it would.

I'm still pregnant.

Due date bump
40 Weeks Pregnant - Clearly, my womb is comfortable!

And I'm angry.

Like this enormous ball of pregnant rage.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Siblings - October 2016

The Me and Mine Project

No baby yet, so these girls are still a twosome. And you know you'll get a third sibling in my next Siblings Project post.