Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas is coming!

Today at church we, as a family, were chosen to light the first candle of Advent and say a few words.

The little ones in Sunday school are practising their nativity play. Lucy is an angel, Leila a donkey and Joseph has been chosen as a sheep because of his blonde curly hair :-)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

One Step Closer

For the last week or so Joseph has been pulling himself up to his feet. He can now pull up on practically anything...this morning it was the washing machine, and stand there for a minute or so. He's still not attempting to move but it's looking good. Would it be too optimistic to wish him to be walking by Christmas?

As for sleeping through the night, I've given up wishing...who needs sleep anyway?

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Things I am Thankful For

Like most people there are always plenty of things I could moan about. In fact my entire life is not an easy one, but that's not what I am focusing on today.
Today I'm going to tell you the things I am thankful for, straight from the heart.

I am thankful for my children. I always wanted a big family and now I have 5 children. They are all perfect to me and give me so much joy. I only have to think about my friends who have wanted children but it never happened for them to realise just how blessed I really am.

I'm thankful for my health. I've never had any real health issues and rarely spent any time in hospital.

I'm thankful for my partner, he's not perfect but then neither am I and I think he has a lot to put up with.

I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food on my table. Simple things that I've been close to losing in the past so I know they should always be appreciated.

I'm thankful for my big brother who has always been there for me. He's the only family I have left now.

I'm thankful for the love of God which has helped me through so much and been a strong focus in all my decision making.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Guy Fawkes

This is what Leila told me about Guy Fawkes today, her own words;

Guy Fawkes tried to deaded the king by blewing him up, but he blew himself up instead, now we have to wear a Poppet to remember him
mmmmmm, a fair bit of explaining from mummy after that!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

still sick!

It's now Joseph's 12th day of being sick. He's eating a little now and able to drink during the day, but night times are a different story. I'm taking him back to the dr this afternoon. I'll probably get more of the same 'there is nothing we can do' but surely 12 days of being sick is not right for a 14 month old little man?

Edit: Drs was waste of time again. I don't care I'll keep taking him if he doesn't get better. I've lost a lot of faith in my surgery ever since Leila was prescribed with cough linctus when she had pneumonia.

on the lighter side; Leila was pestering me in the bathroom this morning so I told her to 'skedaddle' she went straight to the bottom of the stairs and started calling her dad. When I asked her why she said I'd told her to 'get dad up'
I do worry about her hearing sometimes!