I LOVE this theme. This week The Gallery theme is Expressions and what a theme it is.
Mia was made for this theme as you will see, I’ve never know a child pull so many different faces and still look cute.
I’ve loved looking back over her photos and hopefully you’ll love looking at them.
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Much like with Aly we’d decided that we’d like to know what sex our baby would be and we were delighted when they told us it was going to be a baby girl.
The arrival of our new little package was due 8th October 2010 but as everyone knows they are either late or early but never on time. So the 8th came and went and along popped the 13th which seemed like a regular Wednesday. Laura had awoken in a bit of pain…could this be the day?
I was taking Aly to playschool and Laura was having what she thought was contractions so she called her mum over and by the time I was back things were in full swing and we called her dad for a lift to the hospital. To say thing’s were moving along quickly would be an understatement and I had to run into the hospital to ask them to get the midwives quickly as there was about to be a baby born in the car park.
Once the midwives and nurses had dashed down to the car park they managed to get Laura somehow into a wheelchair and we managed to get into a delivery room and at 10.25 just 10 minutes after getting to the hospital little baby Mia Amber Rose weighing in at 8lb 5oz she was born into the World.
How much of a different start was that compared to Alyssa who kept us waiting and waiting.
Now the real fun was to begin. One we could handle but two will be a whole new ball game.
Little did we know at this stage that just 6 days later we would be dashing to hospital with her in an ambulance.
I’m sorry but once again my Country Kids involves snow and lots of it.
This past 8-9 days we’ve been covered with snow and only now has it gone but the girls loved playing in the snow and seeing what adventures we could get up to.
We tried snow painting which kind of worked but it was totally successful, but to be honest I wasn’t sure what results we wanted but we were the only garden that had blue snow so I guess that was fun. Note to self buy lots of food colouring.
We also attempted to make giant ice marbles but they never seemed to freeze even after a couple of days and then Mia decided to wack one of them and ride over them in the sledge and they burst so it wasn’t the outcome I was expecting. Once again note to self buy lots of food colouring.
Once we’d used all the snow up in our garden we headed to Nana and Pop Pops to
destroy make a snowman and this was the most successful outcome with Mummy’s artistic flair and Aly’s hat, scarf and gloves. Even with their noses running and watery eyes the girls loved themselves.
Christmas 2012 was probably the best we as a family have had.
It was the first year that Mia understood presents and what Santa was all about.
Christmas morning started at about 7ish with the girls coming into our bed to open their stockings.
We then wondered down the stairs to see if Santa had been…
They couldn’t believe their eyes, I wasn’t sure they’d remember hope to open presents how wrong was I.
The girls soon got into the swing of things and it wasn’t long before wrapping paper was flying everywhere and the excitement on their faces was worth it, of course they got spoilt.
Once the excitement of opening the presents was over we headed to the In Laws for the rest of the day and the best part of Christmas for me the food.
For the most part of the day the girls played together really well but as usual the wanted to play with each others toys or the toy the other was playing with. I think they really enjoyed the day.
How was your Christmas?
Saturday 13th October is my baby girls birthday. Mia will be 2 years old.
Our life changed for the better 2 years ago when Mia was born. She was almost born in the hospital car park but we managed to get Laura into a wheelchair and get her to the delivery suite. 15 mins later Mia was born and what a beauty she is.
It’s different the second time round as you know what to expect and we coped a lot better that when Aly was born.
Everything seemed fine and she came home the next day but little did we know what was in store.
On day 6 of Mia’s little life while feeding at 2am she had a fit and started choking. Holy heck!!!!
This I was not expecting this. Rushing around calling an ambulance and worrying. I then had to call Laura’s mum and dad who only lived across the road to come and look after Aly who was still asleep.
At this point neither of us had been so scared in all our lives. For the next few days Mia had various tests done and she stayed in for 2 days and finally she was allowed home again.
Thankfully she’ll never remember any of this and she’s perfect now. But for us we’ll never forget.
Mia is growing into a beautiful swan and she’ll always be the baby of the family. The way Mia and Aly play together and interact with each other is so lovely to see and I just hope it stays this way even when they’re stealing each others clothes.
Happy Birthday Mia
Spot Goes on Holiday is packed full with 12 new and different episodes which should keep your little ones quiet for just over an hour.
The episodes include
Spot Goes on Holiday
Spot Goes to the Circus
Spot Makes a Cake
Spot Goes to a Party
Storytime with Spot
Spot Goes to the Park
Spot in the Woods
Spot Goes to the Farm
Spot Stays Overnight
Sweet Dreams, Spot
My girls have read most of the Spot books either at home or at Pre-School so they knew the characters and I think that made it more enjoyable for them.
In between each episode is a few games and challenges to keep them interested.
Including with this DVD is a Spot colouring sheet and a set of stickers which went down well. Aly loved colouring and Mia managed to decorate the house with the stickers.
This set went down well with the girls especially Mia who loves dogs or woa woa as she calls them.
This DVD and activity pack is available from 23rd July with an RRP of £5.99 from Amazon
To find out more about the Spot range and other children’s programmes please visit Abbey Home Media
I was sent this item for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.
As you read this I will be changing Mia’s cot into a bed and preparing for the fun ahead.
Mia is 18 months old and we are about to embark on the time known as ‘Big Girls Bed’. Aly was a bit older when we moved her into a bed but Mia seems ready for it but I doubt she’ll be as good.
From the very first night Aly pretty much went straight to sleep, we had the odd occassion when she would get up but it seemed very rare. We have more trouble from her now it seems.
Just to warn you I make take to twitter to vent my anger.