#Project365 – Week 15

This week has been the start of half term and although I have tired to stay busy with the kids. I haven’t always remembered to take snaps of what we have been up to.

But here is my week minus a few really awesome pictures I wish I had taken. 

Day 96 

 Here is Baby, enjoying the sun and her first time on a trampoline. She isn’t normally in just a vest but in the midday sun it was really warm. I must say I love his the static has affected her hair, she looks so cute!

Day 97 

This was my attempt at a healthy breakfast after to chocolate fest that was Easter Sunday. I know it’s not really healthy but it has fruit in it. 

Day 98 

Tuesday I thought I would share how amazed I was that baby could sleep in such I weird positions on a regular basis. I know this is all part and parcel on her low muscle tone, which cause hypermobility, which is part of her Down syndrome but it’s still amazing watching her do the splits or sleep hugging her legs etc. 

What do you think? 

Day 99 

I love flowers and I buy myself a bunch every week when I do the shopping, just because they make me happy  and my house smell lovely. Plus they are amazing to snap a quick photo of, if I’m in a pinch and need a bit of inspiration. 

Day 100 

The boys wanted to go camping but because it was short notice, I don’t drive and it was after 6pm, they had to settle for a night of sleeping with me in a tent in the garden. 

I only agreed because I thought they would give up and say they wanted to go inside after a hour or so. But they didn’t and they adored the whole night and slept outside on the hard ground, much to my dismay. I coped by dreaming of my bed.

Day 101 

 I realise I take far too many pictures of food but this one was actually for #snaphappybritmums and it’s #betterwithcake prompt. I know it’s not cake but it had to do.

Day 102 

Here is Baby enjoying her first trip out on her sisters hand me down smart trike. I would have brought her, her own but E is much happier with her peddle bike which means I can save money and they both can enjoy the fun.

So that’s my week, how was yours? 

Nikki x 

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#Project365 – Week 12

This week is an exciting week because it has Mother’s Day, My 1st Blogiversary and World Down Syndrome Day. 

It’s a very busy and full of fun week.

Day 74 

 

My Hubby and kids made me a special Mother’s Day breakfast. I must say it brought a smile to my face πŸ˜€ I am a very lucky mummy!

Day 75  

 

We had a poorly E who was on Monday, high temp, runny nose and feeling sorry for ourselves. Luckily calpol and mummy cuddles where prescribe with docmcstuffins on sky planner. She was fine and back to school the next day.

Day 76 

 

Tuesday was my first Blogiversary and I have some lovely pictures in my post all about it here. I hadn’t realised that Monday had been the start of Down syndrome awareness week. So I made baby a little poser (she was a natural!) and made this picture. I must say I’m pretty proud of both her and the picture.

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E was a really brave girl when she went for her preschool booster. She didn’t even cry. she did get a little upset on second injection, but it was nothing a super mummy cuddle couldn’t fix. Super proud mummy at how much a trooper she is πŸ™‚ 

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Baby got her first pair of Piedro boots from her Orthotics doctor. She was given these and some splints because has a lot of movement in her ankles (due to hypotonia) these boots and ankle will give her the extra support she will need to stand and eventually walk. They are already working wonders and I think there beautiful.

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I almost forgot to take a picture on Friday and I only remember when I was in middle of dying my hair. So I had to settle for this lovely hair dye selfie. 

I know it’s so flattering lol 


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Today 21st March and it is World Down Syndrome Day! 

This is our #lotsofsocks for #worlddownsyndromeday #WDSD2015 #WDSD15 #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #teamT21 #21stmarch 

Today is world down syndrome day because people who are born with the genetic condition Down syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosomes and the 21st of March is the 21st of the 3rd month.

We ask you to wear lots of colourful socks to show that everyone may be different but we as still the same. Plus if you add the heels of sock together but turn one sock upside down it makes and X which is the shape of a chromosome. ο»Ώ

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πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™Happy WDSD everyoneπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™

So there you go that my week in pictures πŸ™‚ 

I hope you have had a great week and I can’t wait to see your photos.

Nikki xxx

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#Project365 – Week 11

 

 

Day 66

Sunday was our 2nd wedding anniversary so my hubby gave me this as a gift. I am such I lucky lady.

 

Day 67

Monday was the day Baby realised it was fun to pull out baby wipes and throw them round the room. It’s a good job she is cute x

 

Day 68

I didn’t want to get out of bed on Tuesday but I managed to.

 

Day 69

They were eger to have their hot chocolate and look even Spider-Man came to have some.

 

Day 70

I some how managed to to lose 3lbsΒ and I was really pleased

 

Day 71

Our Red Nose Day fun photo

 

Day 72

I have decided to put my feet up and relax today.

That’s my week.

Nikki x

 

 

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#Project365 – Week 7

Week 7 has been a fun and better week for us. Even if there have been some ups and downs with the tantrums, but hey that kids for you!

Day 39

IMG_6066-0 This has to be one of my favourite pictures of Baby enjoying the swings on our quick trip to park. You can see the utter enjoyment on her face. I love it!

Day 40

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We all need to stop for a nice brew and a break, every now and again

Day 41

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I am in love with this this taxi that’s seats had a built in child’s car seat that you just pulled down out of the usual seat. I amazed and really impressed with this πŸ™‚

Day 42

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The hubby and I having some silly moment while waiting to see our eldest sons teacher at parents evening. #bigkids

Day 43

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A very unhappy E who really didn’t want to be doing to school run but was being dragged along anyway.

Day 44

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It’s Baby and here partner in crime sharing/stealing each other’s biscuits. This was me catching him in the act as she was distracted.

Day 45

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This great little pic of me and kids. I asked them to smile nicely, thus was the result πŸ™‚

How was your week?

Nikki x

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#Project365 – Week 6

Although this week has been a really busy week and I have spent most days out of the house doing one thing or another. Like meeting friends for coffee, doing courses at the local childrens centre and going to play groups with the girls while doing my Parent Champion work. I haven’t really taken my phone out to snap photos. Meaning most of the pictures this week have been taken in my house even if we haven’t been in it all that much.

Day 32

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Here is a picture of me just messing about with a ribbon my kids kept playing with and fighting over. So to end the arguments I removed the ribbon and put it in my hair. I think it actually suits me. What about you?

Day 33

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I know it’s a random photo of my nails. But over last week or so I have been really trying to have nice nails and I was really impressed with how they looked πŸ™‚ they also managed to go 3 days without chipping. Result!

Day 34

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Here is Baby attempting to walk with the aid of grandma. It was so cute but she really isn’t there yet. She be soon probably but for now I’m happy with her working on her standing and balance.

Day 35

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Siblings. These too love to hate each other. They can be as thick as thieves one minute but the next P is annoying E and the screaming, fighting and bickering starts. E constantly say P is her best friend but then turns round and says she doesn’t like him. As you can see I managed to catch a nice moment.

Day 36

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This picture was just meant to be a goof or a laugh because while I was cleaning Baby was doing round watching me. Every time I got close to her she would reach out for vacuum and so I thought I would let her have a go. She actually copied me. You can see video here

Day 37

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P is proud as punch and so am I that he has managed to work hard and get his silver award in school. I’m a very proud mummy πŸ™‚

Day 38

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My kids all drawing some really thoughtful pictures or cards for a neighbours and friend. Who’s dog has sadly passed away 😒 RIP.

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Here are the finished pictures.

How was your week?

Nikki x

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#Project365 – Week 5

This week has been a busy, fun and stressful week. So much so that I almost forgot to take photos on a couple of occasions because I was just so busy.
I did luckily get at least 1 photo a day though. So here we go πŸ™‚

Day 25

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Here is Baby meeting the newest addition into the family. She was lovely with her little 2nd cousin until she decided to smack her in face. I love the photo though because she looks so sweet.

Day 26

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This was one of the days I almost forgot to take a picture. So I thought I snap of me watching pretty little liars on Netflix would have to do. This is how the hubby and I sound our nights. He has tv while I watch on my iPad.

Day 27

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This was my #WIDN picture on Instagram. I just loved it and I thought it was a great shot of me an baby in bath.

Day 28

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Me showing off Baby’s new hair do.

Day 29

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E and I making snow angels and having a snow ball fight.

Day 30

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The ladies and I went out for my friends birthday. It was a great night and I hope she enjoyed herself.
πŸŽ‰πŸ»πŸŽ‚πŸŽHAPPY BIRTHDAYπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸ»πŸŽ‰ again darling x

Day 31

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Even after my night out and waking up next day with a stinking hangover. I managed to get myself ready and go to my training to become a Parent Champion! It’s a volunteer scheme were parents help other parents get access to services or information about playgroups, nurseries and other childcare.

So there you go my week in picture.
I can’t wait to see yours.

Nikki x

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NEW

This week has been about everything New.

Clearly after the major Christmas present haul my kids had been given, meant that my house was full of new fandangled toys that made loads of noise or had loads of bits that come off and go missing. (Not so much fun with a baby crawling around)
So most of this week has been trying to find new places for all these new toys to live (Also not easy when the toy boxes are over flowing). But being me I found away and most of the toys have new homes now.

Also this week I have seen a new side to E. My little girl who is normally so sweet and kind has all of a sudden hit the terrible 3’s! (She was too shy and quite at 2 to really be naughty or throw tantrums)
So we have had her refusing to sleep, eat or even take her medicine at night (she has kidney reflux, you can read about it here and here).
She has started scream when she doesn’t get her way, hitting her siblings, telling us NO! And today she kicked Baby’s leg because she didn’t get her way.
This was quickly followed by me picking her up and placing her in reflection corner for a time out.

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It’s really strange because this isn’t her normal behaviour. She is normally so sweet, kind and helpful. But since she had started nursery we have slowly seen a change in her. Some were good, like her confidence had increased and she was talking to people more instead of hiding or clinging to my leg, she played with children more and participated instead of running off and playing in the corner, alone. Now thought the negatives are creeping in and if you add to them the fact she has my stubbornness, it’s not a very good mixture.
I see a lot of time outs in the future if she doesn’t learn quickly that her bad behaviour isn’t acceptable.

There have been some good new news this week too, because this week Baby has finally got her first tooth! I can not tell you how excited I was to find this out on New Year’s Eve. I have been waiting ages for this tooth to finally cut threw. Unfortunately it has meant I have had a clingy, whiney little miss stuck to me because it hurts and she is upset.

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As we all know it’s is also a new year, so I have come up with the usual resolutions. Like losing weight, spending more time with family and trying not to get as stressed out.
But I have also decided that I am going to work on a new me, making new friends, getting a new look for my blog or going self hosted and trying new things. I started by trying a new tea.

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I know I have to work on putting myself out there more and gaining more confidence, when it comes to talking to new people and brands (hopefully).
For the rest of the week the hubby and I are going to be discussing and coming up with a plan for changing the kids bedrooms round. So we can finally move Baby out of our room and in with her sisters.

So there you go that is what is New with us. How are you all?

Nikki x

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