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Showing posts with label #personalpost. Show all posts

Friday, 30 March 2018

... Haircuts, Dinosaurs and Hoppy Easter ...

I haven't really done a personal update in a while, so I thought now would be a good time to a little update on what we have been up to recently.

I've been having a non-planned social media break.
I've found that I haven't really posted much in the last few weeks and it has been quite nice just enjoying life without a phone in my hand.

I have been pretty busy with coursework and writing my first TMA.
The boys have mainly been busy with school and sports clubs.

A couple of weeks ago it was World Book Day and the boys all dressed up,
Ru went as Roo the Roaring Dinosaur,
Alex went as a Monster who loves Underpants... I did take a picture, but I can't find it on my phone :(
Oscar went as a Star Wars Storm Trooper as he didn't want to dress as a proper book character and Noah went as Harry Potter.

Link was neutered, and it was a trickier operation than expected as they had to take out all his intestines to find his hidden testical.
He had a cone on for 10 days, and we had to make sure he didn't suffer from internal bleeding and we had to keep him in the lounge to stop him going up the stairs or jumping around too much.
After the 10 days, he was desperate to get out of the lounge and have his collar taken off!

new house plant we found in Tesco's for £2.50

I got this awesome shirt to wow the kids in reception but unfortunately, it isn't long enough in the arms and my tattoos are on the show. So I need to find a thin long sleeved top to wear underneath. I have however worn it out and about and it has received lots of good comments!


My first proper TMA was marked and I was over the moon with the score...
I just hope I can beat that on my next one.

I also finally got round to getting my hair sorted, my greys are all gone, my very old graduated bob is now evened out and I have highlights!!

The boys all had haircuts yesterday and they are all very pleased with them and I keep catching them looking in the mirror and touching their heads!

This morning we took the boys to a local church hall to join in with some Easter Crafts and hear the Easter Story. The boys all really enjoy joining in with the Church community and it's nice to see them doing something other than playing on the Xbox!

We are spending Easter Sunday at Jon's parents and Helen has planned a special egg hunt for all the boys.
Last year they had a great time running around their garden looking for the clues, so they can't wait for this year's hunt. 

Our Easter fireplace.
Easter Bonnet Parade Ready.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter

Dinosaur shirt -
Pink and White Plant Pot  - 

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Last Two Weeks // Solo Parenting // Mother's Day // Family

The last two weeks Jon has been in London learning about the new device that is going to be fitted into his spine to help him deal with his pain.

He's had to do lots of therapy around how he already deals with his pain and be taught other ways which are better.
Once this week is over he'll then be waiting to hear when his trail will be going ahead.
Fingers crossed by the end of this year, he will be well on his way to be able to deal with his back pain and be able to live again and enjoy his boys.

Last week he was doing so well but then his biggest fear happened and he was right across the road from the awful terror attack that happened and he pretty much went into shut down mode.
As the victims were all brought in the hospital right in front of his very eyes, he's found that hard to deal. He was then escorted back to his accommodation by an armed police escort.

He's always hated me going up to London with the boys incase something like that happened and we've always told him not to be so silly, thats highly unlikely to happen.

This is going to take a long time for him to get over but I'm hoping he will talk to a professional about it, as otherwise he will just keep it in and it will fester inside him making it 100x worse.

He came home at the weekend, and tried to enjoy the boys but it was plain for all to see he was reliving the terror and spent most of the weekend hiding away in the bedroom.

My parents and Gran came up for the weekend and we went to Snettisham Park Farm to go on the Deer Safari. 
We persuaded Jon to come along and he was a bit hesitant to start with but in the end rather enjoy seeing the boys have fun.

We met some lovely animals and all the boys really enjoyed feeding the Deers on the safari.

Sunday was Mother's Day and my mum got busy in the kitchen cooking up a beautiful dinner with the help of the boys.

I was given some lovely hand made goodies from all the boys, along with my very cool Maker of Boys t-shirt.

Noah decided he didn't want Daddy to miss out on the fun of Mother's Day, so wrote my card to the both of us!

My parents went back after the Sunday Roast and Jon left early Monday morning.
My Gran stayed on to keep me company and then just before the school run Jenny arrived.

The second week with Jon being away was a lot easier as I had two helpers around.
We did lots of shopping and drank lots of coffee.
Rupert had chicken pox so wasn't at coffee, but Nana and Gramps came over to babysit so we could go shopping child free.

Jenny and my Gran left after the school run on Wednesday and I spent the day cleaning up ready for Jon's return on the Thursday.

He came home with lots of exciting news and seemed like he had a spring in his step.

The operation that he's now waiting for may happen within the next month, so by summer time he should be ready to start a fresh with next to no pain at all!

Now its the half term, we have lots of plans.
Mostly to enjoy the garden and no to stress out, but next week we have a fun day out planned thanks to Great Anglia railways!