Donald Trump has been Elected US President, 'Brexit' happened, and too many lives have been lost and turned upside down, in Paris, Berlin, and most poignantly Syria - to name but a few! Families have been fleeing there homes, children have drowned trying to find safety in further lands...All proving the WORLD HAS GONE MAD. Feeling more of a hippy than ever, truly craving world peace and love to all.
Every year I become more protective of my Bubble, pushing out the media influences, the news is not welcome in my home, and I chose carefully what information my self and my boys consume, in my own personal fight against the toxicity around us.
In tragic new closer to home the boys Nanny has had a Terminal Diagnosis :( which is something we will need to work though next year, it is heartbreaking,
Disregarding all of the above, 2016 for us has been a great year, my little family has increased by 1 whole remarkable little human of whom we could now not imagine life without. It is amazing how my two boys have grown together, as little best buddies, already a little troublesome twosome, and I just cannot wait to indulge and watch them grow. Dolly throws another element to the mix and certainly gets involved too, I feel truly blessed and that my bubble is complete. I am so very lucky.
Don't get me wrong, there a plenty of really tough days, but over all I would't change a thing.
Work wise my business is slowly taking shape, I am learning a lot as I go, and don't have half the time I need available to devote to it. However given my circumstances and in choosing to look after my children full time, as well as trying to start my own tiny empire, things aren't too bad at all!
I have decided to create my own family NYE Tradition, of filling out a little questionnaire each year, to see how the kids have grown and changed, and what we have all achieved/ what our interests are etc, to look back on each year.
Here are our Updates of 2016... I will be sure to be cross referencing last years!
Milo: 9 .5 months
Milo: Red ( I think...judging by your favourite Teletubby!)
Theo: Sloth!!! followed by Turtles, Monkeys, Girraffes and the Mingo's! (flamingo's)
Milo: The sloth is his spirit animal...
Theo: The finger song (mummy finger) Incy wincy spider, Old macdonald, Let it Go and Rudolf the red nose reindeer
Milo: Anything by Lou Reed
Theo: Slowly Slowly said the sloth, We're going on a bear hunt, Bears on chairs
Milo: Just bites the book
Favourite TV Show
Theo: Mickey mouse Club house
Theo: Toy Story 1 2 3, Finding Nemo/Dory, Frozen, Dinosaur
Milo: Whatever Theo decides
Theo: Toast and beans, chocolate pizza, banana porridge
Milo: Anything in reach! but loves mummy's homemade chocolate and banana pancakes
Theo: Jigsaws, Train set, Toy Story figures, Animals and Dinosaurs (that he baths!) Not forgetting Singing Rudolf he stole from Nanny!
Milo: Anything he can bite... and the Jumparoo!
Theo: Milo and Sofia
Theo: Mia from Pre School
Milo: Ivy and Josh
Theo: Started Pre School, Started Potty Training, Amazing Language, Drinking from a cup (at last), Jigsaw extraordinaire (24 piece with no help), Swims like a fish, Sleeps through the night!
Milo: Rolling, says Mumma, can crawl (backwards) Eats a variety of food (still on boobies too) , Stands holding on to, and walking the furniture
My favourite activities:
Theo: Swimming, Singing, Dancing, Painting, craft and playing outside
Milo: BITING Jumping, swimming, baths and being thrown about (playfully)
Theo: The Zoo!!! The park, Rascals soft play, Tamo'shanter farm, The ice cream farm, Swimming baths, Nannys and Grandmas/Gran D's
Milo: Wherever mummy is!
Theo: Heritage Blue Nautical
Milo: Pale green Woodland
We have spent this NYE in bed early, as we are all poorly, sleeping in the Spare room at Gran D's - a huge change from the parties from years gone by! Both my boys are restless, and although I normally like them, the fireworks are loud and disruptive, however I feel grateful that it is only one night of Celebratory bangs. In my over tired and poorly state, drifting in and out of sleep, I cannot help but think of all the children in the War zones around the world, for whom the bangs, noise and disruption are the norm... I am so very lucky to be warm in my bed, safe with my two babies either side. May 2017 bring us closer to Peace on Earth. Love to All.
Until Next year! x