All posts tagged: photo a day

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This Is My 365 ~ 126-132

We’ve had some big moments with the boys this week and some firsts! Bruiser discovered shoes with wheels, yes that’s right roller skates! He loved them and wasnt scared to move around on them either. He was though, absolutely distraught when he had to take them off when we left a relatives house. It gave me and idea for a Christmas present for him though. Wriggler got another wobbly tooth, his 3rd! :( It’s almost a year since he got his first wobbly tooth and in that time he has only lost his two bottom front ones. But since then his big teeth have grown through and its been like he never even lost them. Wriggler loosing his teeth is just another reminder that he’s growing up (too fast). Other events have seen Bruiser and Wriggler been creative as always. Bruiser has taken a new laid back approach to eating his yogurt at supper time and Wriggler is clocking up some miles on his scooter now. A day doesn’t go by that he isn’t on …

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This Is My 365 ~ 119-125

Yey the wonderful weather is finally upon us :) Happy Days! This week, Sporticus has featured heavily. Bruiser refuses to take off the Sporticus outfit. He’s worn it for nursery, shopping, generally playing and knocking about and he even tried to wear it for bed! He’s really enjoying watching Lazytown and acting out while he watches it. It’s not a side the Bruiser we’ve seen before so we’ve been encouraging it along and pretending to be in trouble so he comes bounding in, jumping and doing forward rolls to come to our assistance. The boys have been Mummy and Daddy’s little helpers, in the garden, doing the house work and out shopping. Its kept them entertained while giving us the opportunity to get stuff done. Wriggler and Bruiser proved this week that they can ‘work together’ not so much against us but to get what they want! Wednesday the shopping came, I put it all away and as usual removed the boxes before putting the things in the freezer. The boxes were all stacked on …

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This Is My 365 ~ 112-118

This week has been action packed. Three school runs a day make the days just disappear. Between that, and normal day-to-day stuff, and now my Makaton course, finding time to make sure the boys get to enjoy something other than the normal has been hard going. I think the high light for the boys was the Firemen coming :) Our smoke alarms needed replacing, when I called the Fire Service and arranged for them to come round, I wasnt expecting an engine and four firemen turning up. But we didn’t complain. The boys loved exploring the engine and the rest of the week they enjoyed playing firemen and dressing up! Wriggler got quite creative with his outfit, who knew a blanket and a transformers mask could make a fireman! Its been a week for reading too. Bruiser spent some quality time with his Inclusion Worker who showed him how to ‘sign’ the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The boys have loved sharing this book, its  favorite for them both. A trip to the …

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This Is My 365 ~ 105-111

This week we have seen a turn in the weather for the better which has given us the opportunity to get outside more and enjoy the out doors. There has been family time a plenty with cuddles on a lazy saturday morning and board games! The boys have enjoyed playing tennis and golf on the Wii a couple of times this week too. While Wriggler is actually really good and quite the competitor, Bruiser just waves his arms around pressing buttons. He doesn’t do that bad considering! The boys got me on the trampoline for a few hours which was great fun. I havent been on a trampoline since I was at school. Boy did my arms and shoulders hurt the following day. The boys clearly are in much better shape than me :) It was so funny though. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend that any one with a trampoline, get on it with the kiddies. I couldn’t stop laughing! Bruiser has been helping his Daddy wash the car. Turns out he’s more …

This Is My 365 ~ 98-104

This week heralded the start of a new era for us. You can read more about our New Beginnings over on this link. Bruiser has started his 3-yr-old funded nursery sessions. Its been so different not having him toddling round the house. Mondays for me were my half day kid-free time that I usually looked forward to but this week, I was clock watching. I had the full day to myself yet, I couldn’t wait for it to end and go and pick them both up. Wriggler though is loving that Bruiser will be at school more and looks forward to when he will eventually be able to play with him in the playground. The boys this week have been inseparable. Everything they’ve done has been together. Bruiser loves following Wriggler around and copying his every move. A trip to Tesco resulted in the boys getting new chairs for their little room table. They even set themselves up in the shop and sat giggling away to each other. Bruiser starting nursery has made me realise …

This Is My 365 ~ 91-97

Second week of the school Holidays and Daddy was off for the whole week, much to the joy of the boys. They love having Daddy home so its been nice to spend some quality time together. We’ve been shopping, to the park, started decorating, bowling, got creative and just generally chilled out again! We’ve had a few firsts again this week too. Bruiser fell asleep eating! with a mouth full of food no less. He’s never done this before not even as a small baby. I think the lack of sleep just lately is taking its toll. He also had a proper hair cut at the hairdressers and sat eyes closed while they did his hair on a number 5. He usually has it done with scissors while he has a meltdown (he hates his hair and ears been messed with). It’s never a pleasant experience but on this occasion, I think he enjoyed the sensation of the hair shears! Wriggler got some new ‘rock on tommys’. (trousers with shoulder straps)… for those not in …

This Is My 365 ~ 78-84

Its been quite a week! They boys have enjoyed every minute. Their obsession for taking photos went up another level this week, I taught them both how to use the timer on the camera to take pictures of themselves. Looking through the pictures has been interesting and funny to say the very least. I’m going to share their photos in separate post of their own, but my favorite picture of them all has to be the one of them both cuddling together looking straight at the camera. I can’t believe how alike they really are and given their lack of photography expertise its a cracking picture, no missing heads or limbs and no random ceiling shot! It would seem that Wednesday is fast becoming our ‘McDonald’s for tea’ day :) It was supposed to be our ‘after school park day’ now that spring is finally here but the weather isnt ready to play ball just yet! They both love the little treat, as soon I collect Wriggler from school they both shout ‘McDonald’s yeyyyy’ at me as …

This Is My 365 ~ 71-77

The last seven days have been full of fun, smiles, giggles and cuddles! Having taught Bruiser to use the camera. I left him to his own devices most of the week with it. He’s took some cracking pictures starting with his fingers which covered the lens for the first day, but eventually the tv, his feet, seats, and his own face bless him. Following on from World Book Day last week, Wriggler purchased a new book from his school book fair this week, Spiderman, Obviously! He pretty much read most of it that first night, on his own. He’s not a big reader but when he does read he reads so well. Wriggler also had lots of fun Friday for Red Nose Day at school.  Me and Bruiser spent the day with my Nan, Bruiser’s Great Nan. She loved having us round. My Nan really got to know Bruiser a little better this time as Wriggler wasn’t with us. He came out of his shell so much more than he normally would. By the time we …

This Is My 365 ~ 64-70

This last week has been wonderful. Filled with more precious moments and memories to treasure! It started off on a low point though. Bruiser went to the hospital this week for his blood tests which are part of the screening process. This was an awful time for both me and him. He didn’t want the preparation creams putting on his hands or arms and whilst he didn’t react when they began taking blood, on noticing the needle in his arm he went into panic and tried to get away. In the end it took me and two nurses to restrain him while another finished taking his blood all the while he was screaming his lungs off. Not something I ever want to have to do again. The rest of the week was great though. I registered onto the Beginners and Enhanced Makaton Workshops. I start in April. I cant wait to take our communication with Bruiser onto the next level. We also received confirmation for Bruiser to start his 3yr funded sessions at our local …

This Is My 365 ~ 57-63

This week has started off just lovely. The weather albeit still cold ish, has been lovely and sunny. Dare I even hope that spring is on its way? This last week has been quite busy to say the least. Bruiser had his ASD screening assessment Tuesday. I’ll talk about that in a later post. But we came away from that with a mountain of information to start reading and we now await dates for a whole host of other appointments/therapies to attend. I’m starting to feel quite overwhelmed now! Think I need a bigger diary too, that or a PA ha ha!  Me and Bruiser also went to his second to last ‘stay and play’ group. I’m going to miss it when it finishes. Its been lovely to mix with other parents whose children are on the spectrum. I’m going to have to keep in touch with them all. The boys loved going to the park on Wednesday straight from school. The weather was lovely, it wasnt even cold. For Bruiser it was an opportunity …

This Is My 365 ~ 50-56

This week was back to school for Wriggler. For Bruiser, well he had a very unsettled week. I think he’s still getting accustomed to the new routine which is very different to that of late and he struggles so much with change. He’s also been learning new skills and his behaviour always takes a nose dive when new skills emerge. We’ve had meltdowns a plenty. This week, Bruiser learnt how to ride the scooter. In fact its been the week of the scooter! He’s quite a pro now, for his age :-) I even let him scooter to school to get his big brother and back home again. Bearing in mind its a one & half mile round trip, up hill for half of it. That’s pretty good going for little legs. It also reinforced for me what I have been long suspecting, that Bruiser is in fact left-handed. He rides his scooter with the opposite leg to his brother and most other right-handed children that I see out and about. The ‘unwelcome guests‘ made a …

This Is My 365 ~ 43-49

This week has been fun-filled to say the least. Our half term holiday continued. I love having both my boys at home with me. I miss Wriggler terribly when he’s at school and each school holiday is a constant reminder of that. We enjoyed a lovely play date with some close friends at Monkey Bizness in the next town along from us. This worked out great because their children were still at school and so we took full advantage of their off-peak prices and food offers and we pretty much had the full place to ourselves for the 4 & half hours we were there! Lots of fun had by all and very sleepy kids that evening meant for an early night :) We also discovered that we had ‘guests’ of an itchy nature :-( You can read all about their little visit here. But lets say we never want to see them again. This week heralded the end of era… my Hubby went for the snip. Whilst I can’t actually carry another baby due …

This Is My 365 ~ 36-42

After an eventful week last week, it was nice to relax a bit this week and really get back into that normal feeling. But, it wasn’t easy-going by any stretch of the imagination. This week we started our ‘starve Bruiser of crisps and chocolate to make him eat’ mission. Its going really well and Sunday he tucked into fish fingers and fries with his brother and enjoyed almost every bit! The boys have enjoyed some more lovely cuddles. I love that they are so close and their bond is unbelievably strong given their age gap of almost 4 yrs. I can’t not capture those precious moments. Bruiser is loving his new books from the library. They might all be reference books about Space, but he loves them and they make for perfect bedtime reading ;) Wriggler was his usual creative self and Bruiser learnt how to clean his car :-) While Bruiser was at nursery Monday, I took the opportunity to spend some quality time with Wriggler on his first day of the Half Term …

This Is My 365 ~ 29-35

This week was all about returning to normal. Hubby has returned to work after an extended period off. For me and the boys we were settling back into our normal daily routine. I can tell you now, there was nothing normal about this week! Nothing went to plan. I was laid up with, id like to say cold, but it felt more like flu. It completelty took the wind out of my sails. I spent most of the week on the sofa coughing, spluttering, sneezing, feeling cold and generally very sorry for myself. Then Friday, the only day that I actually felt something that resembled human, turned into a night mare day which resulted in an ambulance trip to A&E with Bruiser. He split his head open on the radiator after falling over his own feet running through the room. Hes ok thankfully, and was running around the waiting room in A&E after having his head glued and steri-stripped. Nothing stops him! By god i was glad when it was the weekend. No more rushing …

This Is My 365 ~ 22-28

These last seven days have been so busy. I needed to get out and about to get Bruiser’s birthday presents but with the snow mounting up outside, and both the wing mirror glass on the car having fallen off, it made it impossible to get out and about much, if at all! However on making it to Argos to collect a present it was funny to see Bruiser spontaniously break into the ‘gangnam style’ dance in the middle of the shop. The song wasnt even playing! Bruiser started his first ‘stay and play’ group for children on the Autism Spectrum. The snow went out with a bang on friday though giving us one last weekend of snow fun. Probably the last of the winter! But with the happiness of snow comes the tears of the ‘big melt’ and im afraid to report that our Snowdog didnt make it :( However, this week will be remembered as the week we celebrated Bruiser’s 3rd Birthday!

This Is My 365 ~ 15-21

This week started off pretty normal. We had lots of family fun, spent quality time doing jigsaws, the boys practiced their ‘gangnam’ dance moves. But by Friday, we were inundated with the white stuff :) #happydays! We had a brief break from the snow on sunday when we spent the day at their grandads. But its fair to say, we spent a lot of time outside! (im glad the boys share my enthusiasm for the white stuff) Lots of fun had by all :)