Monday, 19 March 2018

Living Arrows 2018 12/53

Welcome to week 12 of Living Arrows and today is actually our 7th Wedding Anniversary!

So what have we been up to this last week? Well James had parents evening, so Mummy picked him up from school on Tuesday night and took him and Freddie home as we didn't need to be back at school for parents evening till 5pm so both boys had their tea before we headed back up to the school. James also had his rearranged World Book Day that got postponed due to Snowmageddon! He was really excited to go to school dressed as Spiderman!!

Freddie had his normal two sessions of playgroup which he really enjoyed! We also had our normal group at sure start. It's hard to believe that Freddie has been going to this group since he was seven weeks old when all he did was lie there and sleep and now he's running around the room like a crazy boy chatting his head off at everyone! Freddie is still loving James old VTECH bus although he likes to try and ride it around the lounge! He is also such a poser when he sees the camera! Freddie also ended the week with a doctors appointment to finally get a dietitian referral as we have had concerns for a while that he has issues with dairy product.


Living Arrows

Happy Wedding Anniversary Andy!

Seven years ago today we said "I Do" 
I really can't believe its been seven years since we got married! 
A lot has happened in that seven years!
Five house moves!
Two children!
and One house bought!

Seven years ago we were living in Woking in a one bedroomed flat with a Hamster!
Now we have a lovely three bedroomed house, in a lovely neighbourhood with a brilliant school which James is at and that Freddie will go to!

Andy you are not just my husband, you are my best friend and my partner in crime and I love you to the moon and back xx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Easter Crafts

So its nearly Easter again and this year I thought it would be nice for mummy, James and Freddie to do some crafts together after school! Now that Freddie is that little bit older he has really started to get into his crafts especially at Sure Start!

Browsing Pintrest has to be one of my favourite things to do, mostly for recipes, but I do like to search out craft ideas for things the boys could possibly try!

These are my favourite ones that I am thinking about trying out!
Teach Me Mommy
This one looks like so much fun! Making a handprint into air dry clay and adding a photo of each of the boys into the palm once dry and then adding details to turn it into a chick! These would make lovely Easter presents for the boys to give to their Grandparents!

Our Crafts N Things
This wooly sheep looks like something both boys would love to make and getting the supplies to make the sheep aka cotton wool balls, paper plates and black paper can all be bought relatively cheaply from poundland!

The DIY Village
This looks like so much fun for the boys!! We did something like this before with their initials taped onto the canvas and then we let the boys loose with the paint! Again I think this would make a lovely Easter Present for the boys Grandparents!

The Resourceful Mama

This one again looks like so much fun! I think this would be easier for James than Freddie if I'm honest, but I look forward to hopefully trying it out!

So these are a few of my favourite Easter Crafts on Pintrest that I am hopefully going to try out with James and Freddie.

**All images taken from pinterest!**

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Siblings 2018 March

Wow I'm so pleased I have got to March this year in the Siblings Project!
This month my boys have spent a lot of time together what with being ill the week before half term and then having the actual half term holiday itself! 

We had a brilliant time when we went down to Surrey to see the boys grandparents and of course our day out in London where most of our photographs were taken!

Once we got back from our trip to London, we went to spend a few days with Nana and Gaga as we had missed them! Before we went to their house Freddie decided he was going to use his brother as a climbing frame!

The Siblings Project - Dear Beautiful

Monday, 12 March 2018

Living Arrows 2018 11/53

Welcome back to week 11 of Living Arrows 2018!
James has been back at school now a week after the snow closed his school for two days!

The week started pretty chilled out with Freddie napping while mummy did her work. James had been in trouble before he went to school so he lost the use of his tablet after school. Thankfully his behaviour picked up.

One night after school James was sat watching tv on his chair when Freddie decided he wanted a cuddle off his brother so climbed up onto the chair next to him! I think we might need to invest in a second one of these for Freddie! It;s not the best photograph I've ever taken but it certainly shows the love and bond my boys share!

Freddie had his normal two sessions at playgroup and as normal he cried his head off and clung to me when I dropped him off, but at pick up he was his normal chatty self! He has also been incredibly cuddly, He keeps randomly climbing onto either my lap or daddy's lap for cuddles. He's had a rough few nights going to bed down to teeth we think, but we also think he may have eaten something that bunged him up. When he climbs up he tends to flatten me and lie in odd positions!

Living Arrows

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Friday, 9 March 2018

Snowmageddon Week!

So James school had to close for two days due to the Beast from the East! 

Tuesday 27th February it was snowy but by the time it was playgroup and school pick up time most paths and the roads were clear, however by the time daddy got in from work at quarter to seven it was coming down heavy again! 

We woke up on February 28th to snow right up to our front door! The boys had been in the garden the night before playing in what little snow we had left and by the morning you couldn't even see their foot prints!

Daddy decided to leave early for work as he had been late the day before due to the snow. and he had some time to make up. He left at around 8am even though he did not start till 10 and it was a good job he did as what is normally about a twenty minute bus journey took an hour and a half!

I couldn't get the pram out the garden so I had to scrabble around and see if we had any old wellie boots that Freddie could wear on the walk up to the school. Poor Freddie struggled so much that mummy ended up carrying him part of the way home and then carrying him most of the way up to playgroup at half past eleven!

At one fifteen I got an alert on Facebook that I had been tagged in a post by one of the school mums. When I went on it was a post from the school saying we could collect the kids from 2pm due to the weather and that school wasn't opening till ten am the following day. 

I rang the playgroup to let them know I would be coming for Freddie early as I was getting James early. On my way up I nipped to one of shops where James pals mum works and she was stuck till end of her shift so I said I would get her boy as well and watch him till she finished. 

Andy had sent me a message saying his office was closing early so he would hopefully be home by five.

Just after five I was tagged on Facebook again this time it was a post saying they were closing on Thursday due to the weather and would let us know on Thursday evening the plans for Friday. 

Thursday came and daddy went into work and got in early but by ten past ten they had decided to close the office and he was sent home. We had quite a nice snow day curled up in the house watching The BFG on Netflix on the TV and Freddie watching Peppa on the iPad.  Then just after five the message came from the school that they were closing on Friday as well. 

Friday Daddy had to go to work but since he got in early he got to leave early! Mummy decided we had to go to Tesco, so we all got wrapped up, Freddie was loaded into the big pram with his raincover on to protect him from the snow that was again still coming down!

Getting to Tesco was fine as it was downhill but on the way back it was up hill and mummy struggled with Freddie and the pram, Poor mummy crashed the pram into a snow drift and hurt my arm. (Saw gp five days later and wrist was sprained again!) We then went home and chilled out! 

So we did survive the Beast from the East! Lets just hope that is the last of the snow for the year!!!!