Family Update – March 2017

The sun is shining lovely people, the sun is shining! Here is what my little ones have been up to in the past month.

Wriggly (2 years 9 months)

· Your life is all about poo, wee, smells and yucky things at the moment.
· You: “No, don’t change my nappy!”
Me: “Why?”
You: “I like a poo in my nappy. It’s warm.” (Eurgh!)
· One morning went a bit like this…
You, to me: ”You’re yucky!”
Me: “You’re a little monkey.”
You: “Mummy monkey. You’re yucky monkey!”
· As you were playing tea parties with your sister one day, you declared, completely out of the blue, “Daddy’s smelly!”
· You are desperate to go to ballet classes like your sisters. They both started when they were 4 years old, by you are so keen to dance, dance, dance that the ballet kit might be your 3rd birthday present.
·  I love your sweet mispronunciations:
A “tooter” is a computer.
“Button” is “bottom.”
·  Conversation with your dad.
Daddy: “can I eat you up?”
You: “No, don’t eat me. I’m not a sandwich!”
· After a break for about three months, we have just started going back to swimming lessons and you have loved every minute in the pool!
· You are the messiest toddler I have ever met!

Jumpy (4 years 4 months)

· You have just got your tutu for your ballet show and I have never seen anything this cute. It is so small and perfect!
· You are always playing ‘Mummies and Darlings’ with your baby sister.
· Your new favourite game is to play beaches. Basically, you strip, find a swimsuit, put it on, get towels and lie on the floor… then it generally progresses to the two of you grabbing water bottles and making ‘puddles’ and if I am not careful, you might even have flooded the bathroom by emptying cups of water onto the floor so you can pretend you are at the seaside, aaargh!
· We had a play date a couple of weeks ago and made gluten-free vegan cookies and cake pops. You were the happiest little girl on earth!
· You picked a book in French for story time one evening. When I started reading, you said, in a shocked voice: “Mummy, don’t do it in French! Do it normal!”
· You love going on the “bounce-oline.” (trampoline)
· Last week, you and I went to Chessington with our best friends and we had the time of our lives.

Beanie (6 years 5 months)

· You are beyond excited about your ballet show this weekend, and the day you were given your tutu for the event, that was the only thing you could talk about. For the following two weeks, you asked almost daily for a ballet bun to go to school.
· When you were told your class would be going to the London Eye, you had a couple of weeks of worry and panic at the thought of going on. I ended up being one of the parents accompanying on the day trip and I was more worried about the heights we went to than you were!
· You absolutely love your ‘Mummy Days’ but the thought of any of your siblings having a ‘special day’ makes you pretty angry. You just want to be part of it all.
· You regularly get up in the morning chatting about your godmother and spending time with her when we next go to France. You have decided to go for at least two sleepovers with your brother there and to go to Tata Marie’s swimming pool.
· We were chatting one evening and we were discussing childbirth and C-sections (as you do). Soon enough, you started sobbing as you said: “I worry about things like that. Do you think it hurt Tata when the doctor took Emily out of her tummy?”
Me: “Yes, but they also gave her special medicine so it didn’t hurt too much. It probably hurt afterwards though when she was carrying Emily and walking around.”
You: “Did it hurt Tata when the doctor was sewing her tummy?”
Me: “I don’t think so, the doctor gave her special medicine.”
You: “Mum, do you know when we came out of your bits, did it hurt?
Me: “Yes.”
You: “Why didn’t you ask for special medicine?”
Me: “I didn’t really need it.”
You: “I would say yes to the special medicine.”

Crevette (8 years 7 months)

· You are very sensible and wise beyond your years.
· You have loved going back to swimming lessons with your sisters. It seems to have made your intensive training on Fridays a little bit easier too.
· You have been given your pen licence at school, and that has made you really proud.
· You are a budding photographer and I love spending time with you, explaining how to use the light, compose and take photos.
· You have had quite a few play dates in the past few weeks and it is nice to see you building strong friendships.

Little Hearts, Big Love
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28 Comments

  1. 26/03/2017 / 1:33 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this heart warming post, it’s lovely to think the four of them will have a diary to look back on when they’re older. xxx

    • 27/03/2017 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks my lovely. I really enjoy writing these posts for them, and that’s what they are: just an online diary for my little ones. I don’t really care if no one reads them. I just want to keep documenting what they’re up to and what changes in them month after month. Gosh I love these 4!

  2. 26/03/2017 / 7:59 pm

    Until I read these posts I forget how many children you have and how close together they are. It must have been such hard work but so lovely now – seeing them all so close. You have a beautiful family Mel x

    • 27/03/2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Donna! That are really close together, and it can be tough, but it’s also brilliant for them to grow up together as friends as well as siblings. I really really hope they still get on and see each other loads when they’re adults 🙂

  3. 26/03/2017 / 10:23 pm

    Your kids are awesome!!! God I love them!! And you of course ????????????

    • 27/03/2017 / 12:48 pm

      … and they love you too! Bless Beanie for thinking of your childbirth experience!!!

  4. Ana De-Jesus
    27/03/2017 / 5:40 pm

    So nice to hear about your family update and I think it will be something for the kids to look back on with fond memories x

  5. beautyqueenuk ???????? (@beautyqueen_UK)
    27/03/2017 / 6:17 pm

    Ha my nephew is a similar age to Wriggly and poo is definitely the biggest conversation he wants to be having right now x

    • 27/03/2017 / 8:36 pm

      It’s funny that they all go through the same phases, isn’t it?

  6. erinalice
    27/03/2017 / 8:38 pm

    This is so sweet! I am kicking myself for not writing more down. It’s all the little thing that are so fantastic!

    • 27/03/2017 / 8:40 pm

      When you’re sleep deprived, running around like a headless chicken and losing perspective, it really helps to read about those little things they do and find something to smile about 🙂

  7. Rachel Bee (@RachelAnne_Bee)
    27/03/2017 / 9:43 pm

    I absolutely love that you do little updates on your kids at all ages!! Everyone always seems to stop at a year or two, but it’s so nice to see further into the future!

    • 27/03/2017 / 9:44 pm

      There’s always something to write and I love going back to these little updates 🙂

  8. Lynne Harper
    28/03/2017 / 9:21 am

    I adore everything about this post. Children are fabulous little things. The funny things they come out with always make me smile. I’m a tad blown away by your son, how amazing is that at his age as well. x

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:31 pm

      He’s a gem!!

  9. 28/03/2017 / 2:04 pm

    Your kids sound brilliant and i love the idea of doing little updates like this about them. I really should do similar for my two boys because it’s easy to forget so many of the little moments and must be lovely for you to look back on! xx

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:31 pm

      I know! You tend to forget the little things because, well, they are the little things. Looking back through them always makes me smile 🙂

  10. shelley morecroft
    29/03/2017 / 9:35 am

    Having a blog like this is amazing, you will never forget any details and even they can check it when they are older – such a good idea and what cute little kids you have xx

    • 29/03/2017 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Shelley!

  11. cheskaaanels
    29/03/2017 / 9:57 am

    Awwh what a lovely update on your children! Its great to do little updates for you to look back on! Your two year old looks so much older than 2 in that photo!

    • 29/03/2017 / 11:12 am

      I know, she’s growing up so fast!

  12. 29/03/2017 / 9:53 pm

    A lovely update as always Mel. It’s so nice to read that Crevette is now building up some strong friendships 🙂

    • 30/03/2017 / 9:36 pm

      It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders! xx

  13. fashionmommywm
    30/03/2017 / 1:30 pm

    How lovely, had to giggle at your youngest and her love of poo!

  14. 31/03/2017 / 12:42 pm

    I love Wriggly calling a computer a “tooter” and her telling Daddy that she’s not a sandwich made me chuckle. Her reason for liking having poo in her nappy made me go eurgh too! Love the photo of Jumpy in her mouse ears and “Mummies and Darlings” sounds like a lovely game to play. It did make me chuckle that she picked a French book and then asked you to “do it normal!” That’s a great conversation you had with Beanie about giving birth. I think a lot of people would be with her on saying yes to the special medicine! Crevette looks like he is enjoying taking photos at Sweet as a Button. He really is quite a budding photographer there. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob – always lovely to read your family updates.

    • 31/03/2017 / 12:50 pm

      It’s always so nice when I can link up. I always look forward to it! I really hope Wriggly starts enjoying a warm nappy a bit less…

  15. 31/03/2017 / 2:00 pm

    What a great way to keep a record of what your kids are up to. I’m sure you’ll all appreciate looking back on these in time.

    • 31/03/2017 / 11:17 pm

      Even if they don’t, I’ll get al emotional just reading them when I’m old and on my own hahaha!

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