Sunday, 16 July 2017

Cape Verde

We have booked to go to Cape Verde in the February half term! Thank you Nana! We are off to Boa Vista and we are staying at the RIU Toureg! It looks really nice and it will be nice and warm and there are 6 pools to choose from! Can't wait!!!

Upper Juniors

So last week we were told that we would be finding out who your new Teacher would be on Monday. There were 3 teachers that would be possible. Mrs Sharman, Mrs Morton and Mrs Boulton. Mrs Sharman was the teacher that you really wanted. Mrs Boulton was new and Mrs Morton was the teacher that you really didn't want. You often say she isn't very friendly or kind and those things are really important to you. Mrs Morton was the teacher that ran "Film Club" and you didn't really click with her when you were doing that activity after school. I can understand why you haven't warmed to her so far as she is not particularly very smiley and you are such a sensitive little bunny that maybe she has been a little bit short with you on occasions.

I just knew that when we found out what teacher you were going to get that you would be disappointed as I had a feeling in my tummy that it was going to be Mrs Morton and low and behold, Monday came around and you asked of you could open the letter and then that's when I saw the tears rolling down your little cheeks. I know you desperately wanted Mrs Sharman but her class was just for year 6 students and you were going into year 5. That left only the new teacher Mrs Boulton which you were adamant would be a better option than Mrs Morton.

I know the school work really hard to place children in the right classes but I wasn't able to help you cope with the decision as I didn't understand why they had chosen that class for you, although I had a sneaky suspicion that it would be something to do with getting you away from Harriet. Anyway, we had a long talk about it and lots of cuddles and I promised you I would find out some more information.

I made an appointment with Mrs Sharman as she is head of Upper Juniors. I went along on Thursday morning to meet with her. It was the first time I had met her and I can see why you wanted her as your teacher. She is very smiley and calm and I can totally see why her demeanor would put you at ease. She was very chuffed when I said that you were hoping to get her.

The reason they had chosen Mrs Morton for you was because she was a familiar face. They know you don't cope with change very well so had wanted to make that transition a little easier for you. Also, Harriet was a big reason, and as she was in Mrs Boulton's class it made sense to put you in Mrs Morton's. Also the other children in Mrs Morton's class are children you get along with and that you had asked to be grouped with. Also the kids were all of a similar academic ability which is also a good thing for you. By the time I picked you up from school, you amazed me because you had already got your little head around the idea of having Mrs Morton. You had decided that you would make a letter to explain a bit about yourself so that she could "get you" and "understand you" which is really important to you. We also discussed the fact that both you and I had both really made a judgement about Mrs Morton that maybe was not fair. We had not got to know her so we decided that that was something we should do. I explained everything Mrs Sharman had explained to me in our meeting and you understood completely.

I have learnt something about you. Although you initially go into meltdown sometimes with things that haven't gone your way or that upset you, you also come out the other side much better after a day or so. I learnt it takes you time to digest something and to work it through in your head and that when you are given that time you often resolve the problem yourself. That Kadyn, shows great maturity! I am so proud of the young lady you have grown into! You are awesome! I am so blessed to be able to call myself "your Muma"!!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Doodledicks!

So today you dropped something and prompty said "Oh doodledicks!" to which I said "Kadyn!!" in a shocked tone. You looked at me with a baffled face and asked "What?" I then had to explain why you couldn't go around saying "doodledicks" which then brought us on to a conversation about what the word "dick" meant and so we had a talk about all things willie!! Haha! So, instead of saying doodledicks we have changed it to doodlesticks which you can freely say as much as you like! God I love you!! You make me giggle!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Litter Picker

You have signed up to be a WASP! I am so proud of you! You really want our world to be a better place. You took your letter from Wokingham Council into school and stood up in Assembly to tell everyone about the scheme, that in itself is such a big achievement for you as I know you get really nervous about stuff like that.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Ouch!

You came back from Daddy's today with a black eye! At the same time though, you had a cheeky grin all over your face and you couldn't stop giggling your little head off and then within 30 seconds you had confessed! You pranked me!! You little prankster! Grey and black eyeshadow make a pretty good black eye! HaHa!

Friday, 10 February 2017

My Thoughtful Little Lady

You are such a kind and thoughtful little girl! You make me so proud to be your Mummy. You know how much I love foxes so you bought me this gorgeous cuddly fox that can be heated up in the microwave. It was for Valentines day but you were so excited you couldn't wait until then so you gave it to me early. I love it! And I love you!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

To Breathe or Not To Breathe

So I found a box of these Breathe Right things which were from back when I was dating Shawn who snored louder than a train and these are supposed to stop snoring by helping you breathe better. I was going to chuck them out but you wanted to try them out as you were a bit bunged up with a cold. I wonder how long this will last I thought as you toddled off to bed. Fifteen minutes later "Mum, these feel really uncomfortable" so off they came! They have now become weird plaster things for your babies. Haha!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Lookout!

We all went to The Lookout today with Nana and you took your friend Ellie. It was a lot colder than we thought it was but we had hot sausage rolls outside to warm our tummies up and you both had fun playing in the park and climbing up the tall tower all the way to the top!!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Costa!

We went into Woodley today to do a bit of shopping and you always want to go for a Costa! I'm not into coffee at all but we went in for a cuppa tea and you had a toastie for lunch. Love the time that we get to spend together!

Just Us...

Since losing all the weight I feel so much more confident to take selfies. I love taking pics with you so I can look back and cherish our time together. You make me smile so much!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Years Eve Shannanigans

We decided to do some baking on New Years Eve and had fun making a mess! Then we got glow sticks out, snuggled in bed and stayed up till midnight to see the New Year in! Thank you for making my 2016 fabulous K!!!

Heart Melting...


You made me this lovely little note and got a whole bunch of our photo albums out and games you wanted to play for our little new years evening in. You made me close my eyes and took me into my bedroom and then said "open". What a lovely thing to do! You just melt my heart on a regular basis!

Friday, 30 December 2016

The Boys!

I love these two pooches so much and so do you! They are both nuts but then so are we so we all fit in really well together!

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Keeping Memories...

A few days after Christmas we usually have a look through your toys to see what you don't play with anymore and make way for the new things that you have been given for Christmas. You said you were happy to give this to charity but were also a little sad as although you don't play with it anymore, it was a gift from one of your best friends, Isis. So, you came up with a great idea! "Take a picture of me holding it Mummy, that way I will remember it forever!" How cute is that! :)

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Pressies From Ed

How happy were you that your little mate Ed bought you these gifts for Christmas! How thoughtful is that! Trolls was the movie you both went to see too!

My Little Mermaid

Daddy got you this mermaid blanket for Christmas! You absolutely love mermaids and love swimming! I think you must have been a mermaid in a previous life! You look really cute with your new tail on!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Lunch With The Nana

We went to the garden center for lunch today with Nana. You were well chuffed to be able to get a J20 drink as these are one of your faves!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Another Santa Helper!

We decided to go and have a mooch around the garden center today and we met two of Father Christmas's helpers! Well actually one was a plastic Santa so probably doesn't count but you had a little chat with the other one and got a little early pressie too! Can you guess which Santa is which??

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Muddy Walk


Gingerbread Yummyness

So this morning we woke up and Ella the Elf had left a note saying "Gone to Nana's House - come find me there!". So at 11.30 we headed over to Nana's pad to have a look for her. We hunted high and low and couldn't find her then all of a sudden out of nowhere she appears in the kitchen with a GIANT gingerbread house to build! You and Nana made this together while I popped out!


Me & You!

Just me & you :) My gorgeous girl! We got up early this morning....I think we are going to play a few games together......

Friday, 16 December 2016

Anyone for a game of Connect 4?

This morning we woke up to this! Ella playing Connect 4 with her new little friend! You were given him when we went to Lapland yesterday. We havent quite worked out if he is magic too or if she just sat him there - the mystery continues! I wonder what she will do tonight!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

X Factor

Lisa took you, Nisha and Maddison to the X Factor! You were sooooo excited! Daddy sent me these pics and it looked like you all had a fabulous time! You got to see The Wkend perfom too!


Monday, 12 December 2016

Fluffy Boys!

The boys look so cute when they are fluffy but they get matted really easily and Cody does not like to be brushed and fiddled with which is why we end up shaving them, especially as Smudge manages to find any bit of water anywhere he can! If there is a field with one puddle he will find that puddle and he will bathe in it! No matter how muddy or how cold!!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Cheeky Sweetie Ella

So Ella has been REALLY cheeky! She has raided your sweetie jar!! She has also left a little chart for you till fill in with different things for you to try to do! Each night she will leave you a sticker if you've managed to do the things on the chart! Good luck!!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Skye Got One Too!


You have been lucky enough to be invited to help the elves at LapLand for the last few years but this year you are even more blessed! Your best friend has been asked to join you too! So you can both go and help build toys in Santa's factory and make gingerbread in Mrs Christmas's kitchen! This is Skye when she found the same little invite you were given, which was also delivered to her by her cheeky little Elf! I can't wait to see both your little faces!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Welcome to our home!!!

So you were asking me the other day how come an Elf doesn't come to our house and do magic things. I tried to explain that different things happen in different households and some children get really naughty elves, some get cheeky ones, some get very good ones and some don't have elves visit at all. I explained that you had been chosen by Santa for 2 years running to go to Lapland and help him and his elves make the toys for all the good children and that not everyone gets to do that and you understood and were very good about it all. THEN!!!!!! When we got home from school tonight, there was an ELF!!! Sitting on our tree! With an invitation to go and visit Santa AGAIN as you had been so good!! She is a cute little Elf and you have named her Ella! She obviously heard your questions and knew how much you wanted an Elf to live in our home! I do hope she is a good Elf, I don't mind a cheeky one but I REALLY hope she isn't a naughty one!!!

To say you are excited is a total understatement! You have been jumping up and down like a loon all night! AND to top it all off, Santa has also invited your best friend Skye to come to Lapland with you!!!!! How flipping cool is that!!!!!!!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Cinema & Munch


I took you and Ed to see Trolls at the cinema today and then to McD's for some lunch. You told me the other night that you had your first crush! He really makes you laugh and you love him. We had a long chat about how boy's can get a bit funny if they think someone "loves" them and that it's best to keep things as "Mates" plus that you are way too young to be falling in love!! I have an awful feeling you are going to get your little heart broken and he won't even know he's done it as boys at this age are usually oblivious to this type of thing.

I will cross my toes and fingers that it doesn't happen and that if it does your heart will mend quickly. I will of course be right there to give you healing cuddles as I know when my heart hurts, cuddles from my Mum make everything a little easier. Even as a grown up I always want my Mum when I'm sad and a cuddle from her always makes things a little better.

Award!!!!!!!!

Check you out!!!! You were given a HEAD TEACHER AWARD sticker today for singing in the choir. I am so proud of you! It is a big thing for you to get up and sing in front of everybody and you and your choir opened the School Christmas Fayre on Saturday by singing a whole bunch of Chrissy songs! Go you!!!!!!!


Head Teacher Award!

Today you were given the "Head Teacher Award" from Mrs Gurney for your participation in the Choir at the school Christmas Fayre. You did so well standing up on stage and you used your outside voice to sing loud and clear. You often get really nervous at these types of things but you were so confident, I saw a real change in you today! I'm one proud Mama!!! And look at your little face!!! Happy girl!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Charity Christmas Fayre

You helped me at the Charity Christmas Fayre today with Nana. I don't make much money at these things and definitely don't come away with much when you are with me as you do like to have a little shop and get a little thing here and a little thing there and buy sweets! You are so thoughtful though and are always buying things for other people, my kind little fruit cake. :) This is you getting your face painted. Didn't she do a great job! Much better than Mummy's attempts!!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

How Cute Is This??

I went to Parents evening at your school tonight and was having a look through all your work books when I found this little note that you had written. I'm so glad you are making more friends and are happier at school. It is heart breaking to have to send your child somewhere that makes her unhappy so the fact that you are having a better time at school and not feeling so sad all the time is such a relief!

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Wii Fun

You had your friend Harriet over to play today and you both had fun playing on the wii. You have a bit of an off and on relationship together and often end up arguing and falling out but you still seem to want to play with her all the time. We have been doing a lot of work together about standing up for yourself and your friends and it seems to be really helping with you as I've seen a big change in your attitude when you fall out and you certainly are standing up for yourself a lot more which is great!!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Proper Ouchy!!

So we all know that you are as clumsy as me so it must be a family thing! You were playing in my room with your friend Isis and I'm not entirely sure what you did but you were climbing on my bed and fell off and landed on the corner of the bed then skidded off onto the floor and gave yourself a massive carpet burn! I have never heard you scream so loud bless you. Your friend Isis was so sweet and comforting and really helped you. You LOVE bandages so this was the perfect reason to wrap up your leg.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

New Hair Do!

Nana got this wig when she was dressing up as a witch at rock choir. She decided not to wear it in the end and just went with the witch hat so you nabbed yaself a new hair style! :)

Monday, 7 November 2016

Alone time? Not likely.....

So getting alone time in our house is a bit tricky with two pooches who follow you absolutely EVERYWHERE! Who doesn't like an audience when they are brushing their teeth? I wish Cody could lift the lid and do his business in the loo - now that would be awesome!!!!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Tired eyes!

We went shopping in town today and it was heaving! You said to me "Mummy, it's like a human traffic jam!" It was horrible - it reminded me of why I don't like to go shopping and how I can't stand crowded places. On the plus side you got this cool gel eye mask from Primani - my funny little munchkin!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Daddy Bike Ride

Daddy took you and Mike on a bike ride this weekend and sent me these pics!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Boxing Day Fun

I love our crazy little family!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Q Gardens

The 3 of us went to see the Christmas lights at Q Gardens tonight. They have a fabulous display and an old fashioned fairground with a helter skelter. You went all the way to the top but were too scared to come down so Rudy went up to get you down and we get a refund. Youv'e always struggled with the coming down part of when you climb up to the top of slides or bouncy castles but you are getting better and I'm so proud that you keep on trying!!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Walk Home

Walking home from school......

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Bad Boy

Naughty Smudge..... Again! I really need to make sure I keep the stair gate closed so when the post comes he doesn't try to EAT IT!!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

And Pose.....

You are such a girlie girl! I am not a girlie girl at all and would prefer to live in PJ's and trainers but you....you are GIRLIE!!!! You are a beautiful pretty girl!!! You love dresses and skirts and all things pink!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Crazy Time

Smudge & Cody playing in the garden like a pair of crazy loons chasing each other around.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Wet Puppy!


Cody loved his little trip into Ashenbury Park today! He copied his big bro and you and jumped into the stream. He is not a water baby like our Smudge but he does venture in carefully with a little encouragement.

Dipping In The Stream

We went to Ashenbury Park today with the boys for all of you to have a dip in the stream.
Cody isn't a complete water lover like Smudge but he did have a dip.
Wet Cody Bones.....