2020 · February 2020

Overstretched – 10.02.2020

This young lady is beautiful, kind-hearted and currently overwhelmed by hormones.

Five minutes after getting up, all the girls were complaining of aching. It would seem that they all overstretched themselves yesterday and now their muscles are screaming. However, it’s DM that is still aching when she got home from school.
Distracted by her phone, she managed to get through most of this evening, however, a simple comment from TwoTone saying that she had eatenย an apple caused a mini meltdown for DM. She took herself upstairs and got ready for bed. 7.15pm she was in her Pj’s, tucked up in bed and tearful because of her aching muscles.
At 12 years old, DM has decided that she no longer wants to do any form of exercise, she wants to stay in bed all day and eat biscuits! That’s my girlย ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿปย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Now the question is….. Being the caring, comforting parent that I amย ๐Ÿ™Š, when do you think I should tell her that day 2 is when you really ache?ย ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚

Days Out · February 2020

Climbing fun 09.02.2020

Finding an activity that suits all and is affordable can sometimes be quite challenging. The girls have been asking to go Rock Climbing for a while. I follow a page called Ape Index It is a rock climbing, ninja warrior, activity centre.

They had scaffolding with ladders, ropes, hoops and nets to climb.

There were different heights to jump and swing from.

Pops even managed to find herself a lovely resting place high in a hammock…

With 11 of us going, we managed to walk away with only 3 injuries – and two of those were adult ones!

For ยฃ8 per child, we had two hours free play on everything there. They offered refreshments and food at a very reasonable price.

I felt the staff were welcoming, the venue was great value for money and the girls absolutely had a blast! I personally would like to see more cushioning/padding.

What made the whole occasion even better, was being thanked by TwoTone before even leaving the building โค๏ธ

2012 · August 2012

Feel the burn.. 16.08.2012

My day started with slight confusion. Yesterday I had nothing urgent planned for the morning and had hoped for a lie in, instead DM was up at 5.45am, Penny was up at 6.30am and as such I was reluctantly up at 7am. This morning I had Totstime; I was up at 6.45, got showered and dressed and attempted to get the girls up at 7.30am. DM, R&P all refused to wake up!! I tried cuddles, kisses, tickling, bribing and none of it would work! I finally got them up after 20 minutes.
We had fun at Totstime. DM was a little grumpy, I think the last few late nights and busy activities are getting on top of her.
Penny did really well at Totstime too, she managed to play and remember to use the toilet. I’m quietly confident that her potty training is successful – with the odd reminder ๐Ÿ˜‰
The girls had a quiet afternoon infront of the telly which gave me two hours of ironing time.
Peach has had to work late today, so I ended up having to talk all four girls to DM’s gymnastics lesson. It was going well until both R&P needed the toilet and I’d forgotten Aj’s baby-carrier! Not wanting to put her on the floor in the toilets, fortunately there was a familiar face at gymnastics and she kindly held on to Aj whilst I took the girls to the toilet!
Whilst I was at DM’s gymnastics, I received what I thought to be an innocent text from a friend asking if I just liked to watch street dancing films or if I like to dance. I love watching street dancing films and I’d love to have the rhythm and confidence to dance like that, but I don’t. It turns out that there was a purpose to her questioning! Tonight I have been to a street dance/zumba class! And as daunting as I thought it would be, I really enjoyed myself!!
Since getting pregnant with DM, I have never really pushed myself to diet or exercise. My excuse has always been that I plan to have more children and therefore didn’t want to stress myself about my weight or size until I had finished giving birth. That time has come! I’m definitely happy with my wonderful family and after tonight, I feel confident that I can loose some tummy. I won’t be dieting as I love my food, but I’m happy to exercise ๐Ÿ˜Š
Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜‰