Siblings {April 2014}

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014

dear beautiful

It started well, bathtime was done, PJ’s were on, they played nicely in Deacon’s cot…..

Siblings April (1)

Then Deacon wanted Addison’s doll, Grayson wanted Mickey Mouse and they spotted the camera….

Siblings April (2)

And then Daddy pulled out his Camera too, pure hysteria!!!!

Siblings April (3)

The funny part is Ashley and I burst into laughter, awful aren’t we, but seriously in a space of one minute they went from sweetness to screams, how can kids who have had cameras in their faces since birth be so anti them, but in all fairness to them they all do have Chicken Pox or as Addy calls them “Boobies” (she is trying to say Bobos).

Hopefully May will finally please bring some healthy times for us, we really do need it, but if not I am sure Mr Innocent Charmer and I can manage another giggle fueled by over the top Drama.

Do go check out all the other posts, I have been this morning and there are some real beauts, I blog in an awesome community.

 

New Look Living Room

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014

So although the house we were hoping would be perfect this week was not that has not stopped the hunt, we shall find a suitable house some time soon and I am so excited.

When you don’t enjoy somewhere you live I think you just decide not to bother, but that doesn’t mean I as an interiors lover have stopped planning, even though we haven’t found that elusive house as of yet I already have many a mood board and item pinned ready to purchase when we move.

The Living Room is the focal of any home, ours is not my taste anymore, but it has little pieces I have been getting ready for when I am ready to redesign, I already know what I want, it shall be Pastel tones with a hint of Neon, yep I love the Neon. I shall be bringing in geometric shapes as well as using some of my lovely vintage sheet fabric from the 60′s.

My G Plan and new String Shelf shall be main focal points, the third shall be a new Living Room Rug, we currently have a horrible plain cheap one as we needed something quick, as we always live in rented rugs are crucial as we need to protect the floor, plus let’s be honest a beautiful rug makes a room feel cosy.

I headed to Carpetright to have a look after shopping there with my dad for his bedroom redesign last month. I found this perfect rug, colours that I want, a great simple design so not to clash and HUGE sizes perfect for protecting my floor from little hands.

Pastel Living With Carpetright

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What do you think ? It shall look so fresh and it has great colour tones to show off all my treasures whilst being practical for the kiddies.

Do head to Carpetright, they have a massive selection of Rugs to choose from and in several sizes.

Disclosure – This post is in collaboration with Carpetright

A Day In The Life – Grayson 5yrs & 3 Mths

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014

Back in December I decided to start a section on my blog of A Day In The Life – a chance to remind me of everyday’s of my babies, well today I am sharing a day of Grayson’s.

Grayson was off school today for Hospital appointments, this is quite the everyday for Grayson.

Grayson - day in the life

The day started nicely at 5am (lie in from you Grayson) after breakfast we got washed and dressed, you enjoyed some Mickey will we sorted out supplies for the day ahead.

1st meal for Grayson

Then quickly at 9.40am you have your 1st of many meals of the day before we head off in the car to London.

Evelina Hospital

We arrive at Evelina Hospital, thankfully still fitting in a normal pushchair as your crappy wheelchair is still broken.

We head to the waiting area and you have your next meal of the day, totally mesmerized and giggling as you watch the lift go up and down.

Grayson seeing his surgeon

We then head upstairs for all your Hip X-Rays before seeing your surgeon, you are all kinds of awesome and lay super still whilst they get some shots.

We then head into see Mr Gough and you get the giggles, you show him your awesome skills, walking and then can’t stop laughing through all your examinations.

Head here and see the amazing results.

Grayson enjoying jaffa cakes

After being such a good boy we headed to the seating area, whilst Deacon had lunch I treated to you to some of your new faves M&S Jaffa Cakes, you let me have a share with you. You enjoyed some Chuggingtons on the iPad before we headed on the long car journey back.

Grayson standing

We then headed to your Aunty Dora’s as Uncle Max was down and even Uncle Ky had decided to head over and spend the evening.

You enjoyed kicking off your shoes and enjoying walking around, showing everyone your skills and waking baby Ivy as she napped.

Grayson and his family

We then had some snuggles on the sofa, watched some In The Night Garden and drank our milk before heading home. You fell asleep in the car as it was late and transferred to bed with ease. You were a very happy chappy today and made me proud as always, I love spending days with you, I miss you so much now you are at school.

Grayson a day in the life

I have linked this up with my gorgeous friend Katie’s Ordinary Moments, it’s a real treat go take a look.

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Get Crawling With Creeper Crawlers

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014

Development is massive in our house, after a child like Grayson I have always spent too much time worrying whether the others will develop on time. But really is there a time, it’s all about letting them do what they want, when they are ready. Addison was an early crawler, to be honest she crawled for 3 days at 8 months and then went straight to walking, but Deacon has been only toying with the idea of being on all 4′s for a month now but the poor baby looks like a puppy on ice when he hits our wooden floors.

I never forget Grayson’s developmental team telling me it was unlikely he would ever crawl as it takes 9 parts of your body to move in unison to complete a crawl, it is easier to walk than crawl, but crawling is a massive progression which helps to develop hips correctly.

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So when Creeper Crawlers sent Deacon their suit to road test we were quite excited, he is at that point where he gets hugely frustrated and screams because he can not do what his sister does, so I was hoping this would help him stop slipping and get crawling.

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The suit comes in 3 colours, we chose Blue and made of 100% Softest Cotton so nice against their skin. The lady who designed the suit is a Neurological Developmental Therapist and studied getting the suits just right, many tests with putting the grips in different places, in different ways and with different amounts gave her final design which Deacon has road tested and I am HUGELY impressed.

crawling suit

They also have little bugs on the soles ready to help aid when he is walking – eek!

I kid you not within 2 times of wearing Deacon was crawling, a week since wearing he now moves from room to room with speed, I can not thank the suit enough as it has allowed him to take himself to wear he wants to be, he now heads to the playroom following his sister and playing with toys, there has certainly been less screams in our house, I don’t think his sister is too impressed though.


My only comment would be the price to be dropped a little and maybe come in 2 packs, I struggled to get the suit rewashed and dried in time for him to wear again, maybe a few more colour choices too (currently available in Pink, Ivory and Blue), it has washed well though and fits him perfectly.

If you have hard floors in your home I totally recommend a crawling suit to help babies when they are ready to make that developmental process.

 Disclosure – We were sent the Crawl Suit FOC for purpose of review.

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