Showing posts with label #catchup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #catchup. Show all posts

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

What's Been Going On With The Mini Beasts.....

I've been away longer than I thought and said I would which lead me to questioned myself if blogging was what I really wanted to be doing.
It all seemed to be turning into a bit of a chore.

I'm still undecided but I wanted to come back and do the reviews that I have outstanding, as they are really cool and try and do more personal posts to see if I can get back into the swing of it.

In this post I'm going share how I'm getting on after the miscarriage and what the boys have been up too.
It's a bit of a heavy photo post but I know some of you guys like that!


My parents came to visit after they got back from South America and they bought the boys these awesome lama hats. 
The twins are now desperate for it to become cold so they can wear them to school.

Whilst my parents were here we had a big storm with thunder and lightning and the boys all went crazy for it and started dancing around in the rain and waiting for the lightning bolts to flash up in the sky.


Noah went off on his first holiday without me, and spent the half term in sunny Portugal with his Auntie Jenni and Uncle Ben.
He had a great time away and hardly missed us at all.


We have started taking Ru to parent and toddler swimming and he seems to be really enjoying it. 
I thought it would just be parents and toddlers just enjoying the pool without other people in it, but its  like a little swimming lesson and helps babies and toddlers get used to being in the water.
Ru has always been a bit iffy when it comes to the pool but he really enjoyed his first class.
We will be going back next Monday for another one.


Whilst Noah was away in Portugal we tried to make sure we did some fun things with the twins and Ru.
On the days that Ru was in nursery we took the twins to the arcades on the beach front and gave them  £5 each. Oscar and I both hit the jackpot on one of the ticket machines and each won 100 tickets and Alex took a liking to the 2p machines.

In the end we managed to win over 600 tickets and the boys each picked 3 things from the prize shop.
Afterwards we got some chips and ate them on the beach front.



We popped down the road to the Animal Gardens and the boys enjoyed running around the maze finding all the stamps they needed to collect in order to win a badge.
We had great fun until Ru decided it would be a good idea to kick sand into my eye.


With all the lovely weather we've been having we decided it would be a great idea to buy the boys a paddling pool.
We found this one on amazon and the boys were very impressed with it.


It's ridiculously cold in there and the boys can only really manage to stay in for 10 minutes before there lips turn blue.
I don't mind it too much, but I can sit down in it and the water comes up to my chin, where as the boys are too small to be able to sit down in it with their heads above water.
Hopefully when its summer, the sun will be able to heat the pool up just a tad so its more enjoyable for them.
If not it will be a summer of going over to Nana & Gramps house to use their heated pool.


The twins have just had their 5th birthday.
We gave them their presents early, so they could learn to ride the bikes before they had a sponsored trundle at school (the day after their birthday.)


They loved their full faced helmets that Nana & Gramps bought them and they took to their bikes like pros.
Alex took right off zooming around the garden and Oscar tried to peddle backwards for the first 10 minutes but then it clicked.


After a few days of riding round the garden we took them out to ride around the house, Ru went on his balance bike and both Jon and I had trouble keeping up with them.



Another big thing happened recently ...... Rupert had his first ever proper haircut and this was the end result.


He was so good and did everything the barber told him to do, it took nearly half an hour to chop all his hair off but he didn't once moan or want to get down.
I didn't plan for his curls to be all cut off but he could hardly see and was itching his head a lot so I decided I would just go for it and I am in love with it.
He looks even cuter than he did before.
We kept it long on the top, as we didn't want to take his wildness away too much, we still wanted him to look like Ru and I'm very pleased the barber actually listened instead of doing his own thing.
Ru likes his new hair too, and tells everyone all about it.


I'm started to feel like I have myself back together, I kinda lost it a little after the miscarriage and just felt like I couldn't be bothered with anything or anyone.

My body had failed me, and that just made me fall to pieces.
I am a mum, making babies is what I do. If I couldn't do that what really was the point.

I let the boys homework slide, I was angry and I was a total a mess.
Jon and I argued. 
Mainly I shouted at him then at the boys for just being them.

Having the break from social media and the blog I was able to spend time being the mum I should be to the boys and have enjoyed just being with them and taking in the love that they give me everyday and not asking them to pose for all different sort of pictures.
It was nice to be natural and not to have to put on some sort of a show.

I have got our routine back in order and their homework is back on track.
Noah is proving to me that he is further ahead than his school think and the twins are doing amazingly well with their reading and writing.

Ru is going to be attending the schools nursery full time from September, so I have started to look for work.
 I'm ready for a new challenge and I'm ready to get back into the work environment.
I have been doing the mum role for nearly 10 years now and I feel I need to step into a new challenge and push myself to be the very best at another thing. 
It's time for me now and I always said once the boys were all in full time school and happy that, that would be the time for me to start working.

I have sent my CV out to a few companies so fingers crossed I hear something back sooner or later.

I am happy to be back putting some love into the blog and I'm enjoying sharing pictures on Instagram again.


Friday, 9 December 2016

We're Here


So we're finally part of the Nor Folk!

We moved in last Thursday, it wasn't too stressful as we only had Rupert with us, the others had gone to stay with my mum till the Saturday.


We spent a good few days trying to get the boys rooms all sorted for their return and getting the kitchen up and running.
With no cooker or fridge it was a bit tricky but we managed.



The boys returned Saturday afternoon and we all had a nice lunch which me and my parents picked up from the local Tesco's.

By the end of Saturday I was feeling pretty awful and headed for bed pretty early thinking id be ok in the morning.

Not quite, the flu had hit me hard. I was in bed for the next 3 days.
I managed to get up Monday to get the boys off to their new schools but I sure as hell paid for it the second I walked in the front door.
I wasn't seen again till Wednesday!!


The house is amazing and we're still all getting used to being in such a lovely house.
It's so surreal, like living in a holiday home and thinking any day now we're going to have to pack up and head back to Kent!

Now I'm finally better I'm hoping to get the rest of the boxes unpacked and our room in some sort of order!



The kids are settling into life here but the flu really has knocked us for 6.
Hopefully next week will be a better week!

Noah has a Christmas concert at the local church and the boys have their nativity on the Tuesday!

I will write more about the house and how we're getting on in Norfolk and I'm also planning a house tour once its looking spot on!


Monday, 10 October 2016

Our Weekend // 8th - 9th October

This weekend was slightly more interesting than last.

Noah had a birthday party to attend, and whilst he was there having fun we took the other three boys to Pizza Hut for an early lunch.



Noah had a great time and even though its lovely seeing him making some really nice friends its heart-breaking knowing that in a few weeks he'll be leaving them behind as we head off to Norfolk!

Once home I decided to do some baking with the twins, I wanted to spend some one on one time with each of them, so they both made something different.



We were sent some cake boxes from www.bakewithlilianddex.co.uk*
Cake kits perfect for kids.


All the dry ingredients all measured out for you in one box, all you need to do is add butter and mix.
They were just perfect for a rainy day activity.
Alex made the Hairy Hedgehogs and Oscar made the Spooky Spiders.

They turned out amazing and something ill be buying in the future.
They put the store bought cake kits to shame!
You're doing real baking with out half the hassle!

In the evening we had a mum from school - Shelly (www.facebook.com/stomainateacup) whose little boy Tate is in the same class as the twins come over with her kids and partner for dinner.


We all had pizza and then whilst the kids played we sat and chilled out in the lounge.
It was nice to have other adults round, to have some normal conversation with.
Jon doesn't really like to socialize much (he's a proper hermit) but he even enjoyed himself and got on really well with both Shell and James.

On Sunday we went off to find a new park to let the boys run off some steam .... though saying that they didn't have much steam as they were all up till past 11 Saturday evening., and walk Ray.




He still cant walk to far without his wound opening up again, So whilst Jon did a quick lap the boys tried out all the different climbing frames and slides.
We then went on a hunt in the woods to find some things to make an autumnal collage for the twins homework.




I finished up the day by ironing all the boys uniform and chilling out with a cup of coffee.
Noah went off with Mia from over the road to the arcades down in Leysdown with her mum and dad.

What did you get up to over the weekend?
x


This Mum's Life

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