School In A Year!

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in addison

As Grayson went back to school for his 2nd year last week it hit me this time next year my 2 eldest babies would be at school, gone from me for 6 hours per day. I was very vocal online when Grayson started school how hard it was, he is my 1st baby but more than that with his disabilities sending him to school was like sending a 6 month old baby, I cried the whole first week, it still is hard but I know he loves school by the most part.

I always thought sending Addison would be easy, I knew she would come home and communicate how her day had been, she has been going to preschool 2 full days a week since she was 2 and a half, but it is hitting me hard, all I keep doing is counting down how much longer I have her at home. Addison and I had a troubled start, she was poorly with bad colic/reflux and I had terrible PND, I loved her so much but our connection was not there and when she was only 2 weeks old I had to return to work 4 days a week.

Addison and I

I was unsure how our lives would go, but after the first very hard 6/9 months we started to bond like no other, she is my little girl, the one who makes me laugh, telling me the cutest stories, always up for adventure or a day shopping. The thought of her not being there for a quick trip to the shop or helping me hang the washing is so difficult. The thought that she may shower someone else with those cuddles, that someone else will have to convince her that when she falls it will be ok is soon, not only going to be a dreaded thought but a reality.

Fairy have listened to thousands of Mums across the UK and it seems we all agree. It is not just me who thinks those preschool years are the most treasured, when asked over 25% of mums like me missed those soft kisses and cuddles and more than anything the child’s company. So if like me you feel this way you are not alone. Fairy are encouraging Mums to embrace every moment – make sure that you give them that extra big cuddle every day before the school run becomes the every day.

Mother and daughter

To spread that positive message Fairy have made the softest most precious video you shall ever watch, honestly I had tears, life is too short, take the time to make the everyday as special as the big days, wear your best clothes, have picnics inside no matter the mess, splash in muddy puddles don’t stand on the sidelines.

Make memories. Addison and I certainly will this next 11 months.

 

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Happy 3rd Birthday Big Girl

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, addison

Your Birth Time Shots

Your Birth Time Shots

Dear Addison

I am so sorry I am a day late with this post, but having fun with you yesterday was way more important.

I can not believe you are 3, it scares me a great deal, only last week you couldn’t talk and were toddling around, now you never take a breath and run everywhere.

We had a lovely day yesterday for your birthday, following a pretty brilliant party on Saturday. It started with an early start, I think you were over excited, you came down to your present’s, which for the 1st time ever you ripped open all of your own accord, just proof you are growing so quickly.

You loved your new dollhouse (not that I blame you) and played and played till you were forced to get dressed. I thought I would give you a choice of outfits to wear, you are obsessed with animals so I thought you would pick the cat tee, but nope the flowery pant suit was your choice and you looked adorable.

Mama and Daddo spent the day with just you, we took you to make your 1st ever Build a Bear, you chose a My Little Pony, which is not surprising they are a current fave. You were very unsure of the noises and process, but the end result made you smile.

Addison at Build a Bear

You then asked for your lunch of choice, a McDonalds Happy Meal, which you ate rather quickly, as your shoes were bothering you we headed to get you your 1st pair of Converse, Mama had wanted the white, but you loved the mint green, they are so cute, so we went with your choice.

Then onto the park, where we were the only people, instead of your usual playing on the slides, you chose the new Wheelchair roundabout, but instead of you wanting to go round you wanted to push us. Typical Addison always in charge.

So your Birthday picture (taken at 2.05pm time of your birth) was pushing Daddo on the roundabout, you both giggled so hard and it really was pure perfection.

Addy 3rd Birthday shot

After picking up your brothers, it was home for a play, some treats and waiting for all your visitors for your tea party. You were spoilt rotten, a Zoo/Farm to enrich your love of animals, you are animal crazy and so many other very great gifts.

I think it was a perfect day for my 3 year old girl, my little copycat, who calls everyone Darling, whose current favourite words are “indeed” and “my pleasure”. To the little big girl who can eat the most sour of sweets without a wince.

I love the love you feel, the way you hold my hand when out in the car, the way you ask for a cuddle and never want to let go.

You make my heart so proud there are not words to describe it, I am very thankful I was chosen to be your Mama, after such a hard start I promise to never ever let you go.

I love you Addy-Wads – my little Pinkle.

Mama

x

 

This Week You….

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, addison

Grayson and Addison walking

This week you stroked Guinea Pigs on the TV

This week you have loved school

This week you have tried to make Deacon laugh

This week you keep calling Mummy and Daddy “Your Superstars”

This week you want to talk to everyone on the phone

This week you seem even more grown up

This week you have enjoyed getting dressed up in Muslins

This week you have asked Grayson “how was school”

This week you have been better at eating Dinner

This week you have done awesome artwork at school

This week you had a bath in the Kitchen sink

This week I helped Grayson walk across the Living Room

This week I have enjoyed my wooden train set

This week you have mainly worn plaits in your hair

This week you have eaten Breakfast on your SmarTrike

This week you have stayed in your bed every night

This week you have amazed me

This week you have made me smile

This week as every other Addison, I am proud to be your Mummy

addison

Draw With Me – Christmas

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2013, addison

This Mummy Loves...

It has been a couple of months since I joined in with my lovely friend Sonia and her daughter Maisie’s link “Draw With Me”. It is such a fun linky and I love to spend time doing it with Addison but life has been crazy and with me back to work and her starting nursery our time has been made shorter.But I was determined (by the skin of my teeth) to join in with this months theme of “Christmas”. I knew I wanted to make some Christmas Cards from Addison for her grandparents and thought it would tie in well, she could draw some pretty Christmas themed cards, well that was the plan, but the little Miss refused to use colours (crayons) as at school she paints, so paint we did, it is drawing in a sense.

I tried to get her to paint a tree, well it is in an abstract way, which works well for me as I love Picasso. You can see the green of the tree and then the yellow is the star on top, I am not altogether sure what the red is.

toddler christmas tree

The second picture is sparkly lights, she is loving Christmas purely for the sparkly lights, so she painted them, I love those foam paintbrushes they are ideal for Addison’s age. I think it looks like a Bokeh tree.

draw with me linky

I have noticed a difference in Addison sitting down to art tasks etc since she has been at Nursery and it has only been 3 weeks, I really hope to do more fun activities in the new year, she has some crafty Xmas presents coming her way.

Don’t forget to check out the other entries, I love Maisie’s drawing, not only are there lots of Christmas items but the colours match too.

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