So it appears my last post was about July 2014 (about 5 months ago!) well not a great deal has happened since then!
I had an operation on the 25th July to remove my Gallbladder as it was giving me a lot of grief! Since then things have been great!
Our summer was quite quiet and peaceful really.
Then Kayleigh started school in September – she looked so adorable but it was really a bittersweet moment for me!
Then in October we threw a Halloween party for Kayleigh and her friends (their mums are friends of mine)- it was fun but a bit hectic and stressful!
In November it was time to go and watch the fireworks at our local Racecourse and we got to meet Peppa Pig too which my girls loved!
Then December hit- the moment we unofficially started trying to conceive baby number 3! It was also Christmas and the first one Peyton was much more aware of!
Christmas Eve I went with my sister-in-law (husbands sister) and niece and my two girls to visit my mother-in-laws grave, before we returned to my house and spent the day together- we cooked a Christmas dinner for dinner time when her fiancé and my husband got home.
We got into our Christmas pjs ready for Father Christmas’ visit.
Then me and hubby played our role and got all the presents under the tree ready!
Christmas morning was spent at ours opening presents and relaxing
Then we got dressed up and went to my mums for Christmas Day, opened more presents and then had dinner!
We visited my great aunt and uncle in the bit between dinner and tea so that they could see the girls and watch them open their presents from them! We then went back to my parents for tea which was nice and we left theirs at about 8!
(above are pictures of the cake and biscuits my mum made us) .
So the time came and Kayleigh has now graduated from Playgroup. It had been a lovely year at St Barnabas Playgroup. I am so happy she got to go there and am very happy that Peyton gets to go in a couple of years.
The graduation was so beautiful, Kayleigh looked absolutely gorgeous in the graduation gown and cap. Them later on the children did a play of The Gruffalo and Kayleigh and Imogen got to be the mouse (the main part!), although Imogen refused to do it on the day so Kayleigh did it alone. I was so proud of her 🙂 she did very well! Kayleigh then “graduated” with a degree in P.E. because she loves jumping, climbing and running around. My mum, brothers fiancée and Jai came (although didn’t stay too long after)- we had a bit to eat afterwards as the playgroup hosted a buffet. My mum and brothers fiancée were annoying today too and seemed to be funny that I was chatting to friends there.
Well my Godson, Leo, was christened on 22nd June 2014. We came straight from our holiday in Devon to Bristol for the christening. Jai had to get dressed there as he’d forgotten his suit and my brother brought it around for him. I got some lovely cuddles with Leo before the christening, although when Jai held him our girls got very jealous haha! It was a nice basic christening but was annoying that everyone dressed up except Louis, Leo’s dad, who came in shorts and a t-shirt and looked a state. The little “party” after was held at their flat which was a bit cramped. Annoyingly during this time I tried to mingle a bit but no one else actually spoke to Jai. It’s awful the way my family treat him for no reason what so ever. So he didn’t enjoy the time at all.
I cannot believe I’m writing this and that my little girl is now 4 years old! She got very spoilt on her birthday. We’d got her a trampoline as her main present and then the Frozen dolls (elsa from Peyton and Anna from her uncle Peter). She got lots of other bits and pieces as well.
We then spent the day out at Cotswold Wildlife Park, which has become a tradition for us. I had to travel up there with my brother and his fiancée as Jai was taking our girls and also his sister and niece (my mum and dad also met us there). We had a nice time at the park (despite the initial downpour of rain as we arrived) and watched the penguin feeds, wondered around the park viewing animals and we also saw baby meerkats and baby lemurs, which were so cute. I think my girls had a good day but for me it was ruined by my family who were moody as hell all day. They didn’t seem to want to do anything, and they seemed to get a bit moody when we decided to go for food at around 12pm due to the children being hungry as they all usually eat around 1pm! After their behaviour I doubt I’ll invite them again!
Then we had her birthday party the next day, held at one of the local churches. We made the decorations and food, and my mum made the cakes for us. So say my family were going to come early and help us get set up, but they mostly just watched us get ready! It was a nice party, hard work trying to keep the kids happy and the party going smoothly and hard to mingle amongst the parents who stayed too. We had the bouncy castle from the church and also played pass the parcel and pin the nose of Olaf, as it was a Disney Frozen themed party. It was a fun party and everyone seemed to have fun. My friend Sophia was very helpful during the party – giving out name stickers and helping us cut the cake (although my mum and brother complain as she cut into wedges not squares to make it go further!)- so we all never really got any cake. Then after the party was over my family just stood there and watched me, Jai and Sophia clean the place. My brother actually said “you need a broom”, I got one and handed it to him and he said “I’m not doing it!”. It was very annoying. But Kayleigh had a fun time and had a load of presents from the party so she wasn’t complaining.
We had a brilliant holiday back in June 2014.. We went to Cofton Country Holiday Park in South Devon and had a brilliant time. We spent most of the time around the camp site as there is so much to do that there isn’t much reason to leave. We enjoyed playing in both the indoor and outdoor pools.
We also took some days off the site, we went to Dawlish Warren to play in the bigger arcade out there. They have a selection of games for children and for adults. There are games where you can win tokens to put towards prizes at the end. The girls loved it there, although for Peyton it was more of the pretty lights than the games themselves. Also over the weekend they have free face painting so Kayleigh got hers done (granted it only stayed about 30mins before she started rubbing at it and we took it off!).
We did also take a day trip over to Exmouth. We drove to Starcross and took the ferry from Starcross over to Exmouth. The girls loved going across on the ferry and the beach over there is a little bit nicer than Dawlish beaches. We went into the town to have some food first and then over to the beach.
The rest of the time was spending lounging around the caravan or around on the sun deck off of the new complex on site.
The only negative part of the week was that my parents (we’d borrowed their seasonal caravan) forgot to let us borrow their loyalty card so we had to pay full price on all the food and drink on site. Which was a shame as we’d planned to not cook at all throughout the holiday.
So its been a little while since I posted so will try to keep it short and sweet but a lots happened.
Kayleigh came back from holiday with a gross infected finger, which we had to pop, drain and then went to buy her Peppa Pig plasters as she was brave.
Then hubby went out for his best mates birthday night out and his mate knocked hubbys phone out of hos hands and it smashed! So we had to spend £90 to fix it again!
Peyton has also cut 4 teeth over the past couple of weeks and them coming through are hurting her a little bit.
Then we tried to get her walking shoes as shes now walking but in Clarks she’s not even a 2 yet (and Clarks walkers start at a 3) so had to go to Mothercare to get her some, they start at a 2 there and fit well.
We then had some beautiful weather so I had to go and buy the girls sun hats and glasses, although Peytons glasses didn’t last long.
We also bought a big family sized paddling pool for us during the summer! At first Peyton wasn’t the biggest fan but soon warmed up to it.
We also indulged in some ice-cream fun during the nicer weather.
Then this tuesday just gone I had to have an endoscopy and because I was being sedated my Nan and Grandad had the girls overnight for me (& then took them to the farm park the next day). The endoscopy itself was fine, I think I “slept” through it lol, but a bit of a sore throat after. They also found that I have a Hiatus Hernia which may need to be looked at as well as my gallstones. I’m being referred to a surgeon.
Then on the Wednesday I enjoyed a relaxing day to myself, I picked up the girls at about 3:30pm and went round my mums at about 4pm… She instantly whinged that we were “late” round. She then didn’t talk to me for about 45minutes and I just played with the girls. Then she came in ranting and raving about me being distant or something and I walked out, giving her the key on my way out… I just cant be bothered with the stress anymore! On a positive note though I lost 2.5lbs on my first week at weightwatchers.
So this week has been very busy. Monday i spent the day with my Grandparents, and they babysat overnight as I was supposed to have an endoscopy that next morning. I left the girls there that night and met Jai from work. When I got there their alarm was going off, they couldn’t get hold of the local police to say it wasn’t a break in and not to come out so they had armed Police arrive to check on them.
The next morning we went to what we thought was my endoscopy appointment but it appeared it was a misunderstanding and that he thought it was a second opinion. He agreed and said we’d do the endoscopy and an ultrasound to check for Gallstones etc. I managed to get an appointment for the ultrasound tomorrow morning and had to wait for a date for the endoscopy.
Then the ultrasound the next day showed that I have lots of very big Gallstones in my Gallbladder which is most likely causing my pains. It appears I’d most likely need surgery to remove my gallbladder to get rid of the pain. Later than evening my dad got upset with me, although I had to hear it from my mum. The girls had used my phone to call him by accident and when he called back I explained this. He was funny because I never mentioned my upcoming surgery. It was nothing personal but he didn’t call me back when i explained this.
My mum was also super selfish this week and stayed down the caravan when she knew that Kayleigh was going down with my Grandparents over the weekend. Kayleigh was sick at school just before she went away too, but seems it was just the excitement.
On friday my mum text me to have a go at me for telling my Grandparents she was down there.. I never said anything and am fed up of being accused and constantly stuck in the middle 😦