The Kiddies/Living Arrows // Thirteen

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Unlucky for some it has not been a bad week of the year for us, we have not been to unwell, the weather was ok on some days and the kids have managed to do other things other than the norm boring stuff.


Grayson - You have been so cute this week, your contact has been even better and it really is the best feeling in the world. You also got sent some Neckerchews to show off to the world this week as you are going to be an ambassador for their new SN size, you put it to great testing immediately, taking your job very seriously.


Addison - This little girl although a total three-nager at the moment is just so awesome, she says the funniest grown up things (I must make a list or video them). She also makes me so so proud with her incredibly kind heart.

She was very lucky this weekend that her Uncle/Auntie took her out for the first time all on her own to the Jungle aka Zoo, Addison is animal crazy so you can imagine how excited, she sat by the door from 9.25am waiting for them to pick her up at 10.30am.


Deacon - Oh my little boy, his newest fascination is shoes, the kid takes after his Mama and loves them, but not any shoes, it is his sisters wellies or his total favourite are these pink Doc McStuffins slippers of his cousin Ivy’s.

He also loves the Hoover, cleaning and being a rascal, he is a funny monkey and I love all his eccentricities.

I do love taking part in the #LivingArrows project from Shutterflies each week, I know in a year I will look back at these photos and have forgotten so many cute little everyday moments, but not now.

Living Arrows

Corners of my Home / Addison’s Shadow Box

Written by InnocentCharmsChats. Posted in Home & Interiors

corners of my home


Sorry to be a day late this month with the Corners of my Home, but as it was Purple Day yesterday I honestly had a good excuse.

I have found it hard what corner to share this month as we have finally started really ploughing on with the new house and it is starting to look like me. The only thing holding it up now is money, but I have decided I am going to do some room tour VLOGs on our work in progress so you can all have a nose, so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out!

So at the last-minute I decided on just a small corner of Addison’s room, the reason being as I only completed yesterday and decided it was so cute and she was so much in love that it needed to be shared.

By no means is it not something that has been done before, it is not hugely special but to her it is and I love it.

Here goes…

corners of my home

Addison has always loved my Shadow boxes so I knew when we moved she would have one of sorts, I was set on one of those little house ones, but then I decided to upcycle this. In actual fact I have done nothing to it other than stuck it up with command strips (clever little things), what I mean is its original use is actually a stamp set holder. It comes from Melissa and Doug and I had taken the contents out and thought this is way to good to chuck away (I do a lot of this, hoarder I think it is called) and this just proves it.

shadow box

Addison is over the moon, she is a collector of anything miniature (this is only a 3rd of her goodies) and she loves that she can move them around, take them down, play and then have a piece of art on her wall by her bed.

I must say honestly I am a little jealous, I want it, plus her awesome collection within it. But I am so pleased to have created something she loves so much.

corners of my home


What little trinkets do you display on your walls ? Are you too a hoarder of awesome things?

Do come and share any posts you may have this month of your home interiors, I am always looking to be inspired.

Happy 70th Birthday Thomas The Tank Engine!

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Yes you read right ! I could not believe it when Fisher Price contacted us and asked if we wanted to help celebrate Thomas The Tank Engine turning 70 this year. I remember always watching Thomas as a child but I didn’t realise he was over double my age, amazing to think he has graced children lives for that long.

I was never sure whether our kids would love Thomas, not with so many modern animated cartoons but I was wrong, his charm still appeals massively. Addison is a HUGE Thomas fan, so much so we are off to Thomas Land this year, she constantly asks to ride on Thomas (which is pretty much any train) and goes to the grandparents to watch Thomas DVDs with Grandpa, seriously whole days and even better as Grandpa can do all the voices, he is now called the Fat Controller.

So you can imagine Addy’s excitement when Fisher Price sent her the Thomas & Friends Playset – it is amazing and we have already had to look online to see what other playsets we can put on her birthday list that connect up, we are leaning towards Tidmoth Sheds at the moment.


Addison loves playing with it for hours and I must say it is quite a lot of fun and is a steal for £18 at Argos at the moment, but instead of me telling you all about it though you are best watching the Video and you can see it’s fun in action.

Told you they loved Thomas ! Deacon also got sent the Pop n Go Thomas and he loves it, as you can see in the video he is by no means gentle with toys, it has been bashed all round the house, carried out to the garden and it is doing fab, not a bit of damage, well done to Fisher Price for their build quality as always perfect for our little Deacon. I think it would be a great present for any child for their first birthday and you can currently get the Pop n Go Thomas from Argos for £17.99.

I think it can safely be said that Thomas will be a fan in our home for many more years to come with all the kids loving to ride trains, who doesn’t like saying Choo Choo, as Addison always says “I can’t sleep without my Thomas light Mummy” and her little Thomas books show just how loved they are.

If you have a Thomas fan in your house I totally recommend looking at the line of toys Fisher Price has to offer as you won’t find better in our opinion.

thomas night light

Purple Day!

Written by InnocentCharmsChats. Posted in Special needs

6 years and 2 months ago you came into our lives, I knew in my heart you would never leave but doctors tried to tell me different. You came again 3 years ago, this time you were horrible tainting a laugh, stealing a part of my little boys soul. But still doctors told me it was ok.

Last year you came for good, you showed yourself to the doctors, over and over, you shocked them in disbelief, Grayson was tainted with your name, but it was ok, my Superhero fought you, he started to kick your arse and although these last 2 months you have tried to take control again he is fighting you with every ounce of his being because he is AWESOME!

Wonder who this is ?



Today is Epilepsy Day around the world, today the 26th March people all over the world are showing their support for the great fight to stop this awful neurological disorder which effects over 600,000 people in the UK alone, that means 1 in 100 people are affected. Grayson being one of them.

I am not sure I can go into explaining epilepsy, it is so vast, there are so many different types that cause a huge spectrum of seizure types and damage as a result of them.

Grayson has had everything from what I am sure you all think a typical seizure looks like, to episodes that most people wouldn’t even notice including absent moments and hysterical laughing.

For me the Laughing was always the hardest, a noise which should only ever be of pleasure was tainted for us for many months and these seizures known as Gelastic took a piece of our little boy, they changed him forever and still to this day I can not accept that.

Today Grayson has mainly controlled seizures, they thankfully with his medication are not stealing much of him, but that may not always be the case, that is what is scary about epilepsy as it can evolve over night – one of Grayson’s closest friends is in this position currently, in the past year she has gone from a mild occasional seizure to now multiples everyday where she has pure fright on her face, a dreadful fear for us all.


So this is why Purple Day is so important! It may seem such a small thing wearing purple today, but it causes people to ask, to question and to be educated, that is why you are here reading our story now and if only one person is affected by what I write or donates a £1 I have helped with the battle to try to  learn how to support those being affected.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post, if you have any questions please ask, we love questions, it’s how we learn and I have to end with saying I am so thankful for the support Grayson has received today online, how he has touched so many people’s hearts, that is a proud Mummy moment for me.

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