Monday, 17 February 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 7/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

This week we have had the worst storms! Walking to and from school has been so hard, in fact a few times mummy had had to use the stroller to get Freddie home from nursery and then back up to pick James up as he was getting blown over in the wind! 

James had a really good week at school. When mummy picked him up on the Monday night his teacher told me how helpful he had been at playtime when one of the drains was blocked with sticks and he tried to get them out.

We have also been doing some of James badge work for Beavers at home. He has been working on his collectors badge and also his challenge as part of his personal challenge badge. He will be getting set a leaders challenge soon!

Freddie has had a lovely week at nursery! He has started to either leave his moo at home or he leaves him in his school bag! We are so proud that he is starting to do this already as James was still taking his CB with him right up until the last day of nursery!!








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Saturday, 15 February 2020

The Siblings Project 2020 - February



Welcome to The Siblings Project for 2020!

This month I took the photographs of the boys when mummy and Freddie went to visit James in Forest School with his classmates for their last session!

Both the boys were having a fantastic time climbing in the trees! Freddie will be starting his sessions in the Forest School soon and he is so excited!






Thursday, 13 February 2020

Freddie's Allergies update.

The last update I did on Freddie and his allergies was about six months ago, so thought it was time we did an update!

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After Freddie saw the consultant back in September he was moved from the community dietitian team he had been seeing to the allergy clinic dietitians. We saw the head of the department back in November a few days after Freddie had his birthday. 

When we were there we discussed trying to do a wheat reintroduction starting in the christmas holidays. We had to first try with pasta, and if he didn't like that then try with bread. Freddie decided he did not like pasta anymore so we moved on to bread. He did so well with the quarter slice of bread, that we did the move onto a half a slice. Within a few days of going onto a half slice he obviously had a build up in his body and it started to react with him. 

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He started being very grumpy and getting restless in his sleep again. Then he started waking up in the early hours to poop, which is not like him at all. It was always around three or four in the morning he was waking up and that was him actually up for the day! In fact one night he ended up pooping in his pull up. We then stopped giving him the bread. 

Over the weekend that we stopped it, his sleep started to get a bit better and after a few days his stomach started to settle down. I phoned his dietitian up on the Monday morning and told them what had happened and it was confirmed he had failed the reintroduction.

He now has an appointment on 16th March to discuss the next steps, which will be trying to reintroduce Soya and eventually try again the reintroduce dairy. 

Monday, 10 February 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 6/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

This week has been quite a good one! The heating got fixed in our Scout Hut so we were able to go back to Beavers this week! James was presented with his Digital Makers Stage One badge and mummy was presented with her first aid badge! James has decided to do his collectors badge at Beavers and is using his collection of Lego so he has had mummy taking photographs of his Lego storage!

Freddie had a lovely week in nursery. His class went on a visit to the local library which he loved! Freddie has also been bringing home a book from the nursery class library each week and he is loving reading the stories he brings home. 



Monday, 3 February 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 5/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

This week its been a pretty boring week. Apart from Freddie and mummy visiting James at school for his forest school session.

Sadly we had no Beavers this week as the heating had broken in the hut and it was just not safe to take the kids in as it was so cold!





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Thursday, 30 January 2020

A family day out at Beamish

If you are a regular reader, you will know that before Christmas James and Mummy were lucky enough to do an overnight sleepover with our Beaver Colony at Beamish The Living Museum Of The North. We came back full of stories about what we had done and saying we wanted to take Daddy and Freddie next time!

So fast forward to January and Beamish had a competition on Instagram to win a family unlimited year long pass and well mummy only went and won it!!

For us to get to Beamish we had to catch the 28 or the 28A bus from Eldon Square bus station. The buses run every half hour at quarter past and quarter to the hour Monday to Saturday and every hour on a Sunday. Click here for the Go North East timetable.

So Saturday started early with mummy putting our pack lunches together, a lot had been pre made in the days before and frozen so all we had to do was put them in the cool bag. We decided to take our lunch with us as it would be safer for Freddie with his food allergies. 

We then got the bus from our terminal into Newcastle city centre and then we walked across from Haymarket to Eldon Square to catch the bus down to Beamish. A family explorer bus ticket which we could use on both Stagecoach and Go North East cost us £20.60, as it was cheaper than buying separate tickets on each operator. 

The bus ride down was about 45 minutes and it was a long hard trip as we had decided to let Freddie ride out of his stroller!! He literally would not sit still!

We had got the 0845 bus from Eldon Square bus station. In reality we could have got the 0915 bus and still been at Beamish for opening. 

With it being January a few bits were closed like the steam train, Pockerley waggonway and also the chip shop. The boys were gutted the steam train was not running. 

The first thing we did was get the tram from the main entrance down to the pit village! This wasn't too bad till we came to get off and Freddie threw a massive strop! He wanted to stay on the tram! We stopped to see the pit poneys and the goats. We then had a look in the school and the church. The boys then went and had a look in the houses with daddy. 

We then went and looked in the engine sheds which both the boys were loving! Then we went to do the mine. I was a little concerned about taking Freddie in but he did wear his hat. We started off down the mine and got to the first little section and this is where Freddie decided he didn't like it and wanted to take the hard hat off so mummy took him back out while daddy and James continued on!

After we finished in the pit village we decided to walk down to the town. We walked via the disabled access to the station where we found the train was not running which really upset the boys. Once we walked into the town we decided to go and have an early lunch in the park, before we went to the sweet shop and then wandered round the bank and the masonic hall before going back to see how the sweets are made!

James loved being back in the masonic hall as he was able to show daddy the exact spot where he slept when we did the sleepover back. We then took the built in lift upstairs in the masonic hall to show James and daddy where mummy slept on the sleepover!

Once we had finished watching the sweets being made and having a sample of the ones we had watched being made. We got the tram back to the main entrance
and after a quick visit to the gift shop we made it to the bus stop in time for the 1315 bus back to Newcastle. This time we left Freddie in his stroller and he had a nice sleep on his way back to town.

Since we now have an unlimited annual pass to Beamish we are already planning on our next visit hopefully in the Half Term holiday!


Monday, 27 January 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 4/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

This week James celebrated Chinese New Year with some activities at Beavers.

Freddie did lots of fun activities at nursery on their project what would your happily ever after look like?

And to end the week we took a family trip to Beamish The Living Museum of the North! Mummy and James had already been a few months ago and this was Daddy and Freddie's first trip! A full post on getting there and our day out is coming soon!





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