Draw with me – February


Gosh I haven’t done very well on this blogging lark! Wild son has started walking … Well not quite, at 9 months he has all the confidence of a toddler without the ability to make it safely across a room. I am therefore spending all my time hovering behind him and picking him up when he falls. No time for much else.

However Wild Daughter and I found time at nap time to sit and draw her current favourite teddy… The Teletubbies. At 2 1/2 she’s pretty old for it but found some teletubbie dolls at our local playgroup and latched onto them. Here is her (abstract) drawingdrawwithme


A house to decorate

We have moved into a wonderful new house, with wonderful oodles of new space to fill! Oh what a wonderful time I can have planning it all…

it needs…

new kitchen

new bathrooms

new decoration throughout

.. And we’re starting with the kids bedrooms. Ikea furniture trip done (review to follow). Decoration now to ponder.

I want something colourful and fun in their rooms. Wild Daughters room is white and now with white furniture and so will need something…. Perhaps a painted vibrant wall, a murial of some kind (I can’t paint).. A Pinterest board is calling!


Draw with me – Christmas

This month we are drawing Christmas and linking up with Draw With Me over at This Mummy Loves.

So this year I think Wild Daughter will really get Christmas… she is asking every day if Father Christmas is here whenever there is a knock at the door.

For our drawing we chose Gingerbread Men as something quite Christmasey.

I drew Gingerbread Men and she decorated Shoes and Buttons (her choice).


Plus a Christmas tree that she decorated with baubles.

The glorious picture was promptly scrunched up, put into a silver bowl and became soup which I had to eat. Oh I love her blossoming imagination 🙂




Draw With Me – Toys

Since moving into a house with much more room… a living room, a play room and a conservatory to do things like painting and playdoh.. I have noticed her doing less drawing. In our previous house we had 1 really quite small living room off the kitchen in which ALL the toys came out. The crayons were always in easy reach and she spent so much time every day without fail colouring or drawing “letters” as she called them. But she doesn’t seem to do it at all these days, even though I have got her a little table to sit at and do this now. Perhaps what entertains her has shifted recently – she does a lot of imaginary play such as acting out Goldilocks with 3 Teddy Bears and some bowls or going on a bear hunt… but perhaps it is the set up in the new house to blame. Now we are out of the settling in period it is time for me to focus a bit more on encouraging her once again, it really was one of her favorite activities. That’s why I am loving the Draw With Me challenge on This Mummy Loves.


This November the Draw With Me challenge was Toys.

This meant Wild Daughter and I got down to do some drawing together with the theme Toys. Wild Daughter has watched Toy Story for the first time this week so we/I chose this as inspiration.


I asked her to draw Woody from Toy Story and she did. She drew a big round for the body… some squiggles either side she said were hands and some at the bottom she said were feet. The first time I have seen her actively drawing people. I was suitably impressed, although she didn’t draw a head but we are getting there (apologies about the mobile phone snaps).



A Mummy post-Cancer

I had the Big C! I don’t think about it much. Except I might today.

Today it is 7 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29.

Back then I didn’t know what the future held, whether I would ever get to experience holding my own baby in my arms, let alone become a mummy to 2 special beautiful children.

But I did, and I love every single special moment of it.


I used to blog before this, in the days of my breast cancer as a means of letting all my friends and family know how I was getting along with stuff. I don’t go over there much these days, but I decided to write another update;


So I am writing next weeks Magic Moment post today. 7 years on from Breast Cancer.

This is my magic moment. Right now. Sitting here watching my children giggle and play. No picture…. no camera lens, I am just soaking it up with my eyes (filled with a little sneaky tear of happiness)

This post is linked up to magic moments on theoliversmadhouse.co.uk

This post is linked up to magic moments on theoliversmadhouse.co.uk


Magic Moments – A week of firsts

First Big Girls Bed, first proper pyjamas, first haircut for Wild Daughter

First trip to IKEA, first tastes, first night out of Moses basket for Wild Son

First step outside into garden of the New House for Wild Cat

First sit down all week for Mummy!


so here’s the one first I managed to capture in all that;


First toast eating (alas I failed to capture first broccoli eating – boy that was a fun mess)


This post is linked up to magic moments on theoliversmadhouse.co.uk

This post is linked up to Magic Moments on theoliversmadhouse.co.uk


Magic Moments

This is hopefully one of a regular post I will make… documenting the magic moments with my Wild little ones. They wont be the big moments. They will be the little moments, the ones you will forget, but the ones that make your heart melt when they happen.

This week it has been Wild Son trying out the baby walker for the first time and his big sister’s excitement at a new baby toy to play with. This involved getting on the back and saying “All Aboard the bus”. Wild Son is now rolling over and in just a few days practice has got the hang of keeping himself upright in the baby walker.


The other melting-moments have been Grandma’s visit and the ability she has to make them giggle.