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Sunshine after the Rain…..

I know I have said it before but Cancer truly suck’s! Bear and Bell have truly given me plenty of sunshine through the rain, since mum passed away from cancer.

They are happy, content children. They do have tantrums, they can be horrible as they are both stubborn and there is no reasoning with them when they have their tantrums!

Bringing up stubborn children is so hard, most probley as I am stubborn too.

We now have a reward chart for good behavior and helpfulness inside and outside the home.

We have a Gro-Clock for Bear (and Bell). It is mostly for Bear as he has been waking up at 4.45am for the day. What with Bell waking up 2-3 times a night I was exhasuted! Physically and Emotionally. Things are getting so much better now we have the Gro-Clock we have set the Sun to come up at 6.30 am and it does work most day’s.

Bell is still waking up for milk but we have swapped milk for just water so hopefully in a few days or a couple of week’s she will sleep all night.

But apart from the sleeping , or lack of it they are certainly my sunshine after the rain….

 

Posted in Book's, clothing, Disney, Family, girl, Home made, Kent Family, Life, love, parent, Pepper pig, son, Uncategorized

Creating a space without …..

 

I feel sad that Bear and Bell have to share a bedroom, I would so love them to have their own personal space where they can chill-out and have their own me time. Living in a flat is so hard at time’s, especially day’s when I know Bear want’s his own space and his own time now his getting bigger.

It is also hard to think about making a lovely bedroom for a boy and girl which won’t look odd, which they won’t grow out of and especially they both will like. I choose originally half pink and half blue bedroom which was nice but Bell and Bear drew on the walls! Hubby was in charge! Now they have  white lining painted wall’s, beautiful Bunting and some of their stunning art work! It work’s really well.

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When Bear was born I was very adamant that he wouldn’t have clothes, bedroom or bedding with character’s on such as Pepper Pig or Thomas the tank engine. I feel quite proud that he hardly had anything like that. Please do not get me wrong he had a few bit’s of Thomas the Tank clothing but that was about it. Same with Bell, she has a few Pepper Pig bits of clothing and Shoes but nothing over the top.

Please also do not get me wrong the Nightie and Pajamas draw is full of character’s such as Elsa from Frozen, Pepper pig, Spider-man and Toy story.

I don’t know why I don’t really like character clothing on children. It does look cute, but for me personally growing up their wasn’t a wide range of clothing like that, so I never had that type of clothing.

If Bell and Bear ask for something with Pepper Pig or Spider man I certainly will not say no, as it is their personal choice and I fully encourage their development of personal choice and independence.

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Posted in Book's, Family, Kent Family, Life, love, parent, Reading, Uncategorized

We LOVE Books!

Who doesn’t love a good book?

I love the fact Bear and Bell are becoming right little book worms! Do you think we have too many book’s?

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I love reading too, I can read two-three book’s a month. I read anything from Romance to Crime. Anything has started to take my fancy.

Bear and Bell could ope itn a book shop with the amount of books they have.

We are now starting to get into Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the BFG are my all time Favorites, and I remember watching the films when I was younger. Once I got older the books became even better!

I am so pleased my love of reading has rubbed of on Bell and Bear. I think it’s because I 90% of the time have something to read in my hand bag whether it’s a magazine or a book there is always something to read in the bag.

I prefer a book to a Kindle as much as I think the Kindle is a fab idea and so handy if you are travelling a lot, for me a good book with pages, a small glass of wine, some chocolate and a quite space is always a winner for me over a night out.

Now back to Bell and Bear!

We are currently reading some old school classic’s. By old school classic’s these are books I also read when I was younger.

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We have set up a little corner in the living room especially for reading, it is in a little crany we have no idea what to do with!

After meeting with Bear’s new year 1 teacher and getting some leaflets its 100% important to read daily and for 10-15 minutes with your child, We already do this but for a bit longer!

To have space for children to write and practice writing and role play for writing.

Speak about everything and anything! I am currently reading our loud what I am writing.

So we Love reading do you? What is your favorite book?

 

 

 

Posted in Brands Hatch, Cars, Disney, Family, Kent, Kent Family, Motor racing, parent

Disney Cars ….

We Recently spent the day at Brands Hatch.

I came across a post on Facebook that mentioned the Car’s from the Disney film Cars were going to be up there!

I was a tad excited we didn’t tell the children we were going so all the way there we had “are we there yet?” “where are we going?” “are we going on a plane?” “I’m hungry!” the usual rambling’s of a child or two!

We took packed lunch, I am so glad we did a Burger and chips was almost £8 with out a drink, but the food did look amazing for burger and chips!

There were a lot of car’s from america NYPD and LA police force and a man in uniform!

The children loved watching the cars zoom around the track and we were going to walk in the pit area but Bell was starting to slow down, this was the first day we didn’t take a buggy!

There is a little play park and there were bouncy castles the lady running one of them even swapped with the gentleman so she could help Bell which was very thoughtful of her to do even though I was very happy to go on too!

The children saw a ice cream van and asked for one so we said yes especially as the weather was very warm and we did so much walking around!

 

Posted in Blog, Family, Kent Family, New Blogger, parent, Uncategorized

Why Did I Decide to Blog…

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In my house we love mud, baking, craft, meeting friends and having fun! It’s mainly me as hubby work’s practically 7.45-5 then some day’s its 7.45-11/12pm! It’s like being a single mum when his very busy, he also works Saturday’s and the occasional Sunday’s too! Now you can see what I mean by it’s like being a single mum!

 

Why did I decide to start Blogging?

This is actually my third attempt at blogging! I decide to start blogging to start a sort of journal for Bell and Bear. But with work commitments and family life everything seemed to get in the way. So this is my third and last chance of having a go at being a blogger!

There are pro’s and negatives to blogging, first the pro’s…. There is a lovely memory of what you have been up to as a family and how your life has changed. The beautiful photos too. But Blogging can also be about reviews and what you think of a product. I am not saying I won’t review I will never say never but at this moment in time I am not reviewing products, maybe when or IF should be the correct word I get lots of followers then I may start, Unless Walt Disney, wish to me to review one of their Amazing Hotels then obviously I will jump at the chance to do a review… Who wouldn’t ??

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The con’s are your family are on show and you never know who is reading the blog, I personally will not be taking photo’s of my children in the bath or naked for this blog, I wouldn’t want a image like that on my blog whether its my own child or someone else.

I think my children’s education comes first well before blogging, If a chance ever came up to take Bear (Bell is at Pre-school so a bit more laid back) out of school for a 4 night break during school term, I would decline, Unless its Walt Disney. On a serious note if I could make sure the break was 100% educational and obviously  the school agreed  and I felt it would actually benefit him and her and not just I need a break I would seriously consider it, but the likeness would be a no.

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I would also be very cautious in what I wrote if it had other people in, as I wouldn’t want them to be upset over something I have written, Friendship and Family come first over blogging, but this is my own personal views.

With the summer holiday’s fast approaching I thought it would be a great time to start again as a Blogger, especially as I work part time, Volunteer with the local Girl-guide’s Unit and of course being a mummy to Bear and Bell!

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I am of to start my adventure into the world of blogging… wish me luck I am sure going to need it!