I write this at 1am as I cant bloody sleep, we got snowed in on a trip to Nanna's & thought it was far to dangerous to try the roads so am sleeping in nannas bed with my little snuggle bundle. He's snoring away his little cosey snore & lips smacking. I love on odd occassions sleeping in the same bed as him as although he will wake me stupidly early by kicking me in the stomach & finding it funny that mummy ended up in his bed, he really does love to cuddle in his sleep. He reaches out for an arm to wrap his rounds & his hot breath gets closer & closer to me as he snuggles even tighter. Hes so blissfully beautiful when he sleeps too. I know all babys are but my lil turtle toot has pouty lips, soft eyelids & a button nose I just wanna kiss over & over.
Today being that it started snowing manically was a day inside. We played with his best ever friend Roxy (nannas dog) & chucked balloons for her to chase, she plays keepy up with them which amuses him so much* Mondays is the day Nanna usually has Jasper for the day so I can work. Everyone knows this & makes plans each week to stop of at mums to see Jaspey. I often get photos & videos messaged to me at work of the fun activities the Monday club brings** Today Uncle Sam & Uncle Mike were home from work early so Sam came & got us from home & they both set about painting the wooden toy car he brought studley to paint & make from Iceland!! The concentration of boo's face was priceless & his obsession with the colours red & black didnt go a miss so Sam painted some toy car too. He gets very particular that man & almost cant let go of his stubborn toddler ways of what I say goes, he was desperate for Jasper to use some blue & green haha!! Whilst that dried we did painting & had snacks. Vicky joined us & boo snuggled with her & played a game on her iphone. He really does love Vicky & asks me quite often to phone her. Shes so good with him even when she reports back after babysitting that she almost lost him when she was txting (I took this lightly & Im hoping it was from sarcasm of course hehe*) Bubb had his nap which he still has everyday that he's not at nursery, he sleeps from 12 or 1 o'clock & it always lasts over an hour or two but actually of late he has had a major growth spurt & are some days sleeping past three hours. I then have to wake him which pisses boo right off & he's crouchy with me for a good half hour until I bribe him with chocolate & Spiderman. Nursery is Boundstone Daycare centre but as of next week he will be moving to Rainy Days pre-school literally a hop skip & jump away from our front door. It is a really quint lovely school & the teachers were so warm & positive that I just loved the place straight away. He will go Tuesday mornings half eight til half eleven & Wednesday all day half eight until four as I will work the morning shift. Im excited for our new adventure, boo is so confident & willing to be friendly with anyone & everyone. Im happy in that he will make friends well & enjoy the new teachers he will have there.Plus a bonus is his lovely little friend Hayden also attends this school now so he will spend Wednesdays together whilst us mummys meet up & drink coffee :) Thursdays & Fridays are our fun days. All day together to do any activities we please. I love that I have all this time still to be mummy & have my little boy all to myself if I so wish. Lately we have been walking to the seafront & watching as the new swimming pool is built & watch the crane work. We have coffee dates & we both get a magazine & boo does his sticks with a babychino & snacks & I enjoy a drink & a moment to just watch him become so firecly independant. He drinks from an open top cup & rarely spills it & asks me to "let my do it mummy*" if I let him know I can help with his stickers & colouring. We darw smiley faces & just recently made moshi monsters happy faces out of playdough. He loves swirling all different colours into a ball & seeing it change like tie dye!! Im going to buy some white t-shirts next week & we will paint on these as he now has mad skills drawing circles & he loves drawing faces with hair ontop hehe. Darcey doo can do one also, her art is dead cute. They have a whole wall in their room now being covered by all their beautiful art pieces they do with us or at school. We all love coming to nannas most weekends as Jasper & Dacrey have alot of bikes & cars here (storage in our flat is pitifull*). Grampy recently got them a ride along digger which Jasper adores & he has a motorised MX bike from Mikelaa, a police bubble car from Joey & a wooden beautiful balance bike from nanna. We sometimes take one home so boo can have one in the week to ride in when we do small errands. He absolutly adores Darceys scooter & we spents hours on day last month going around the nanny light park & he totally got the hang of it. He stuck his little butt so far out at first & looked so awkward but he nailed it & so we carried on into town along the seafront, it was like going to Disney that day, priceless he didnt stop smiling & when we got home he slept so long from the exhaustion of really toddler exercise! He has also learnt to run extremely fast just like his big sister, the only trouble being he loves to run down hills & this to me is a disaster waiting to happen & scares the bajesus outta me!! I of course hold is hand & run with him down these slopes but I then have horrid thoughts of tumbling myself & hurting him even worse. He loves the park, especially the newly built sea themed one by us with a huge pirate boat & brilliantly fast slides!! We both enjoy the music group we attend at Footprints day centre up our road. Jasper loves playing with the instruments & knows all the words to all the nursery songs. They have tea & snack break after singing & boo gets to play with all the toys at the centre & in the garden when the sun trys to shine!! :) He loves marshmallows to a ridiculous degree. He loves cake again to a ridiculous degree. Chocolate & sweets are next down the list. haha. He is so very good with his food & I am yet to see him reject a dinner or snack & really be upset about eating it. Tonight he had homemade stew with quorn burgers & swede & carrot mash. All brilliantly good so he could then eat his chocolate bunny Nanna had spoilt him with :) His speech has come on so very much even since Christmas & he now sings a line from a song after he has heard it in the car & then waits for a new line to repeat again. He is a very good little singer & we sing along to Ed Sheeran (mine & daddys fave). Even when he was just turning two he would sing my words back to me & Id get such a rush* Should really get some video evidence of this!! He loves puddles with such passion & knows his seasons & lots about the solar system & weathers now due to his lovely Usborne books :) He loves story time at home & at nursery & loves going to thre library to choose new books to borrow. We reguarly go to baby events & activities I see advertised the most recent being a fun day at Maybridge Keystone Centre. He had his face painted & done singing & dancing. Made a paper flower & designed a mask & decorated biscuits. Bella joined us & so did Marielle with Corey & he really just enjoyed the activities & being around other toddlers. I love doing activities like this & have never been to insecure to go even when Im goin alone as I see how much Jaspey enjoys these types of days out. I also love baking with both bubbas & just recently me & Jasper made salt dough animals that we could then paint when Darcey came to stay. He adored that I gave him all the responsibility of pouring the ingrediants I had measured into the big baking bowl & got to stir. We love arts & crafts & the kiddi winks both love playing any type of imaginative play with daddy as he is so good at making up themes & storys & characters with all their toys. We also love finding new farms & animal shelters & do these of a weekend when we have daddy home from work & Darcey to stay. We always without a doubt have the best family weekends even if we stay in as me & Gary so enjoy seeing how happy our children are to be together & to be our family unit. This weekend we had such a wonderful time. It was Mothers Day Sunday & we had a Baptism to attend for baby Maiyah. It was a long church service but very beautiful & in light of our current situation with my darling cousin being ill it felt quite nice being in church in a strange way as im not remotley religious. This service though was lovely & included the children often as to keep them from getting stressed. As soon as the priest invited the children up to the alter Jaspey was standing! They all held hands & were blessed & then were asked to shake their neighbours hand. I took Darceys as I could see how shy she felt & we giggled away whilst Jasper shook hands with the priest & a few of the other children. So lovely & on another occassion the bubbs were invited up to collect a bunch of daffodils for their mummys in light of Mothers day. Well that was too cute Jasper looked so proud waiting there patiently looking back at me & grinning knowing he was able to suprise me with a gift of flowers & Darcey also felt confident enough to collect some. She gave her bunch to Daddy & then changed her mind & gave them to Auntie Bella haha. They were wonderfully behaved & a lady came up to me after the service & congratulated me on my beautiful children & commented on how well behaved they were. Really made me feel so strong & proud as a mummy to these sweet angels & I do give them so much credit though as i believe naturally they really are just great, well behaved lil souls & I guide them well but their own hearts do too. We had a meal after wards & again they ate well, sat in their seats & didnt moan at all even when their pizza was the last order to come out. It was a rather dull day in the life of a child but they made it fun for themselves & the people around them obviously so enjoyed their company & kept them entertained too but they were just so brilliant. After we went to the hospital to meet with our whole family for hot chocolate & cake in the restuarant with Carly joingin us in her wheelchair. They had a couple of hours of playing with their toys & running around with Joss & Uncle Sam so ended on such a high. I have to say aswell childrens reactions to trauma is so brilliantly wonderful. Jasper had already seen Carly & was completley unfazed by her shaved hair & huge scar & weak voice, he just got up on the bed with her & enjoyed going up & down over & over with the bed remote. Darcey was to see Carlky on this visit & I had explained everything to her & shown her a picture I had taken of Carly & her reaction was so sensintive in asking how Carly was & what happened & why does she have a poorly head. Sh egreeted Carly lovingly & that made my heart smile as I know that children have a tendancy to be slightly too honest & I was scared she would be fearful of Carly altered appearence but like I say they were both immune to her battle scars & just saw Carly for the character she holds. So perfectly beautiful my little bubbas. The innocence of a childs mind** 143