New Blog

For a long time I’ve struggled with WordPress. It’s my computer, or router, not the site, but it’s annoying none-the-less. Almost every time I try and write a post the site just times out on me. Of course, now that I’m coming here to write that I’ve moved my blog, it loads up no problem!

So, here’s my new page, please visit!

 

Train Up a Child

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Birthday and more

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Text to come later!

Crafts

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The necklace Cora made me, they sure do love arts and crafts!

Picture Spam?

My adorable little girl:

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Cora and one of my ‘doula babies’ 🙂

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Handsome boy at the park:

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Playing 🙂

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Lunch – thank you Pizza Hut for the vouchers that let us all eat a hearty lunch for a tenner!

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Maia is a bit of a tomboy, and loves to wear her brother’s shoes:

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Calvin’s first time on a horse – he was too scared last year!

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Cora riding my friend’s horse:

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Maia helping:

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Calvin climbing a tree with a makeshift ‘hat’ to keep the rain off!

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Cora and Laura up a tree:

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Sister cuddles:
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We were playing cards in the tent:

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Swinging

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Jumping in muddy puddles:

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Lunch out:

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Lunch out part 2 (love Maia’s expression!);

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Maia and her beloved ‘drumpet’ from Charlie

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Calvin and the sheep that thinks it’s a dog!

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About to clean some eggs:

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Cora’s TV:

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Clothes drying at the beach on a school day:

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Calvin enjoying the water:

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This is way more fun than school, Mummy!

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So many pictures..

Better Late Than Never

This is the ‘smashing machine’ I spoke about a while ago:

I thought that was very inventive! He had no instruction or suggestion for this one.

I have pictures I really want to upload here, but my phone is almost dead at the moment. I’ll upload them tomorrow. I wish I could remember to update my blog more, so many times though I try and it just won’t load on my laptop and I can’t figure out why!

We have 2 hamsters now, Ponny and Benny. Both girls. After being bitten one too many times the kids don’t handle them now, but they get to run around in their balls and things. Cora and Calvin enjoy looking after them, changing their food and water and cleaning out their cages.

At the moment we’re just kind of trudging along in an ‘unschooling’ sort of way, I love that but I still have this voice in the back of my head that they need to be doing “school”. But the call for schoolwork was being met with sad faces, and I just don’t want them to see reading, writing, and learning as a chore! I want them to do it because they want to. Calvin wrote me his first note the other day, it said “To Mummy, you are the prettiest Mummy in the world, from Calvin”. Even if I don’t push, they’ll still learn to read, write, spell, add, subtract, and all the other stuff that’s necessary in life.. won’t they?

The things kids say

I was having a chat to Calvin yesterday about speaking properly to Maia. She speaks very well, but he has a tendency to pronounce things the way she does. I thought the conversation had gone really well, but as I walked away he turned to Maia and said cheerfully “Maia, you’re getting teached to speak proper!”. Back to square one!

Avast Me Hearties

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We spend our days at the park and building pirate ships… is that wrong? 🙂

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