I am so lucky, I now only work during term time. So I get to have 5 whole weeks off with my 3 little rascals!
We are a little over half way in and we have had some lovely days. We have been to some workshops that have been either free or rather cheap at local places. Today was pirate Lego making.
I took Marley and my nephew, Cole along with my partner and his son. They are all similar ages so was a good boys day which promoted working as a team as well as individual little projects. The boys all seemed to really enjoy it!
We have also been to messy play workshops where the children have potato printed onto material and then turned the material into little bags! Such a sweet idea.
It’s been so nice to see the older girls enjoy the little things and being creative and silly again. School really does seem to have an effect on them which makes them act older than their years. Now I feel like I have children again instead of mini teenagers, I definatly have to keep on top of the activities that keep them creative and young.
So, in other news. We have a new baby in the family! Unfortunately it’s not me who has recently became a new mom again it’s my older sister.
Baby Willow Louise is now 3 weeks old and is an absolute dream!
I have 2 sisters and between us we have 8 beautiful babies on earth and 1 little angel.
I’m not sure any of us are quite done yet, I often wonder what the final count will be.
Here she is… K x
So, it’s the start of the summer holidays here for us. But it’s also been the end of an era. My middle child, youngest daughter has just finished her last year of first school. (Where we live we have a 3 tier system, first school is up to 9 years old, middle school until you are 12 and high school until you are 16, then you can choose where to continue further education.) Come September I will have 2 children in middle school and even though I am only just 30, this makes me feel so old! I’m just not ready for all the growing up that happens in middle school! So much more independence. Which is great for them as young ladies but something I am not ready for as their mother!
On the last day of the school year I attended Hallies leavers assembly. I wasn’t expecting the emotions that came with it. The year before when Laila left, she was fine. Happy to be moving on. Hallie cried her little heart out. She is a child who is rather self aware and tends to put on a ‘I don’t care front. Really she is probably my most emotional child. So I should have been mentally prepared for the upset.
By the end of the day she came out of school happy and ready for 6 weeks of family time and fun.
Hopefully lots of dry days are on their way so we can spend lots of time outside.
Hope all of your little ones enjoy their summer. K x
Hallie, on her first day of school and her last day of first school.
It was my 30th birthday recently. My partner an I had planned a weekend to the lakes child free. But instead I decided last minute since we were both child free why not surprise the kids by swapping rooms and making a start on the decorating!!
Some have questioned my sanity over this, But I had been so excited and had this image in my head of what I wanted for Hallies new room (Marleys old room) I just wanted it to happen as quickly as possible!
We worked so hard for about 36 hours to swap decorate and build and put it to place. I am so happy with it too!
Hallies reaction was perfect, She was speechless, her eyes filled up and she hugged me so tight! No way could the lakes have beaten that reaction!
Can’t wait to get started on Lailas and Marleys now!!
Check it out! Kx
Today started off rather pants, Just seems like everyone I met was out to irritate the he’ll out of me.
All changed after school when my eldest daughter came home super excited shaking a letter in my face. She’s been chosen to represent the school in a swimming gala and been told she’s one of the strongest swimmers in her year group. Her face was such a picture i could feel myself filling with tears of pride. As I’ve spoken about before, Laila has dyspraxia and she finds so many things a struggle. Especially when it comes to sports. I am so happy that she’s been recognised for her efforts because she has very weak muscles and gets alot of pain in her legs and back, in some ways it’s harder for her than others an she’s like me, one of the kids that never gets picked for anything, until today!! I just had to tell you all how excited we are!!
Marley is now well on the mend, back to his boisturous self but still iff his food. But last night decided it was now Lailas turn to be unwell, followed by this morning deciding its my turn.
Horrible being ill when you really want to get up and about making the most of the day. I have the feeling most of today will be spent watching movies snuggled up on the sofa with the sick bucket at hand. Hopefully will all be over with by christmas.
Hope you are all well and have a happy friday. Kx
Just lately i feel like i have grown in confidence. I am more confident in my own likes, wants, needs and style. Especially around our home.
Recently we had a new sofa delivered and well, I seemed to find so much inspiration out of nowhere. I decided i wanted to move one of the old sofas into the far end of the kitchen to make a little snug space hoping to make the kitchen area more sociable. That meant i also needed a new kitchen table to fit else where in the roon. Still trying to be sensible of course, my mom and I went and had a look around a charity shop to see if i could find the type of things I was looking for. I found a table i liked and got it home ready to be painted up. I love the results.
I also picked up some other bits and bobs too.
Not sure where this happy sign will go yet but I really want it somewhere around the house.
I have almost finished redoing my bedroom too. I will share with you soon.