Dear Toddler

Dear toddler, Every day you’re learning. The world is bright, new and exciting and every day brings new joys and challenges. At the moment, you see everything with curious eyes. Each leaf, tree, butterfly, cow and tiny ant is a new discovery. Every day is a fresh start and a reason to smile. Each time we see each other, you laugh and I wag my tail to show you how much I love you. I was there when you took your first few steps. I was so pleased for you but I couldn’t explain. I tried to tell you but nobody…

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This is a puppy takeover

Ahem. Testing, testing 1, 2, 1… oh, there you are. Shh, they don’t know I’m here. It’s me. No I’m over here. No, not in the tree, in the grass. Ok, I’ll show myself for a second.  There. It’s me, Bubbles. You ain’t seen me, right?  Anyway, I’ve got to be quick before they catch me. I know you read all about me when the writer told you that one more family member had arrived.  Yes, yes I know you thought they were going to say they’d decided to have a baby but no, just little old me.  So when I moved in…

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Just one more…

Before I got pregnant with Libby, hubby and I talked about how many children we would have.  We both agreed that two was the right number for us. My births weren’t ideal with either of the girls, I had to be induced both times because I’d ended up nearly 10 months pregnant.  As you can imagine, when Lia came out, all 9 lb 15 oz of her, I pretty much decided that my child bearing days were over. But eventually, hubby and I had “that” conversation. Would we have “just one more?”  Lia is nearly walking and she has a…

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Woods Alive

Most weekends we try to get out and about at least one of the days. After a hideous day of rain yesterday, this morning was looking a bit more promising.  Breakfast was rather a relaxed affair with poached eggs on toast and chocolate croissants on the menu. Lia is able to feed herself now, but she hasn’t quite got the hang of doing it without any mess.  So after a rather urgent clean up and clothing change, we headed to the Worcester Woods Country Park. Today, they had woodland crafts and working shire horses in the woods for their Woods…

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The role model

All children need role models. Some things can only be learned by example and you teach them better than I ever could.  You have gone through so much, more hardship than most of us could cope with in a lifetime. Yet you are so young in years and you’ve put it all behind you. You teach my children about hope.  They see you put the day’s problems to sleep with the setting sun and wake in the morning full of the joys of a new day. And in that day you live for the moment and make every minute count.…

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