Friday, 12 June 2015

Little girls and a mini hero..

So this week we looked after the twins for a few hours..it was just lovely to have them here..i changed a little tiny nappy with an even smaller little bottom in it..thoroughly enjoyed it too..weird i know but hey thats me..

So we had the babies..gave our DD a break..she has not been parted from them once since they were born..so we were privileged to have them..how she copes with 2 i will never know..1 baby is hard enough but 2..well thats double the nappies,bottles and double the sleep loss..poor girl is absolutely shattered.
Now they are little beauties but are running mum ragged with not sleeping properly..however last time they visited they slept like little angels on FT2's watch cushion..i will explain what that is later on..so this time we got it out again and when they had been fed,changed and winded we laid them on it and they went out like lights.
Now FT2 is only 6 but she cottoned on when we said how well they were sleeping..she told her big sister that she could take it and the blanket home for the twins to sleep on..now it may seem a small thing to some but to FT2  its a big thing..giving up her favourite cushion and blanket to her nieces so they sleep for her big sister is a major act of kindness..so for that FT2 is hero of the week..her sister told us that the twins have been angels and sleeping really well on the cushion and blanket in fact that well she has now put it in the cot so they sleep through the night on it..isn't that a sweet thing...
Esme wide awake..so cute

Olivia fast asleep ..so cute too
FT2 with Esme
Just look at Esme looking at her..o its beautiful..she had a good look around and am sure she smiled at me..she was looking confused at me..i could see her thinking..you look like my mum,you sound like my mum,but your not my mum..bless her


Esme on the left..Olivia on the right..
Beautiful little angels..
Have you ever had to resort to trickery to get babies to sleep?
Right folks thats all for today..
take care all..
sara

14 comments:

  1. Teeny weeny and absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. oh my, I have such joy seeing these two little blessed girls. I remember it so well, I can not believe our little twins are six now, times flies. I remember also the nights without sleep, one would wake the other one up & they were bad sleepers as well until 2 1/2 years old.
    How blessed you are.
    Fondly Michelle

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    1. O they are so beautiful..my heart leaps with joy every time i see them..o dear i know about sleepless nights lol..its my eldest girl i feel for..hopefully they will start to settle better soon.
      sara

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  3. May I ask if you home educate, we live in the wolds & do not know any other family that does. I love all that you do with your children.
    Just added you to my blog list, thank you for adding me to yours.
    Fondly Michelle

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    1. Hi yes i do home school the girls..i don't know any others either..all my so-called friends said i was crazy for doing it..but i totally love it..
      you have been on my list for a while i love reading you and seeing your baking is inspiring
      sara

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    2. I get are you a trained teacher when people find out they are home educated. I worry a little later on in life when they get older if we are doing the right thing as it is not widely known in England. I don't to hinder them in any way. Do you follow anything or do your own thing.
      Fondly Michelle

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    3. Hi yes i get that too..or you must be very clever,..your not alone in that worry..i do worry sometimes if i have done the right thing but i have to say hand on heart i feel i have done the right thing for them..no its not that widely known but i have an Education Inspector come once a year to check on the progress and how we are doing..she told me that Home Education is becoming a big thing and her visits to parents have doubled in the last year..so i think it is growing but parents like you and i are ahead of the rest lol.i tried to follow the curriculum but i got a headache reading it..so now i go with what they are learning at the ages they are..in some areas we are ahead and some are on target but the main thing is we have fun and i have the time to spend explaining things properly to them so they totally understand..Pinterest is good for tips and so is Teachers Pay Teachers ..you can get free downloads and printables galore..Math Salamander is good for everything mathmatical..
      sara

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    4. We use URBrainy for printables, I will look at the one's you use tomorrow, thank you.
      Do you think you will carry on when they get to senior school age, I know you can take Home Educated children to sit GCSE's. It tends to get a little complicated, I seems so much easier in The States. Our twins do two days at home & flexi school, so three at primary. I am thinking about doing all five at home but need some confidence.
      Thank you for getting back to me.
      Fondly Michelle

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    5. Thanks for that i will look it up tomorrow..yes i am intending on going all the way through with them unless they want to change it..i have heard of flexi school but our school didn't offer it when i handed in my letter withdrawing FT1 from there..it is so much easier in the states and i am a little envious of their whole system..as for confidence well i plan like mad..i have an afternoon a week set aside and i plan what we are doing,when and also experiments if any that week..you can find Home School planners on Pinterest..i had no confidence and thought i would fail miserably..and have to go cap in hand back to the school but no..3 years on and we are doing great..
      If you want to do it then go for it..
      take care
      sara

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    6. I will look on Pinterest thank you.
      Do your little girls go to any clubs, I worry a little about the social side. Kitty would be happy at home all day but Mary is very outgoing.
      Fondly Michelle

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    7. Hi Michelle..the same as mine..my eldest is a home body and littlest loves going out ..i to worry about the social side but i have to say that they are quite good..give them half an hour in a new enviroment and they are ok..i have a large family of all ages so they get to mix with all of them..i do worry about how they will cope when older but i think they are bright and sensible enough to deal with the situation..
      take care
      sara

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  4. We've had to resort to using the radio at night to get Gman to sleep. We think it's because we have such a busy house during the day that quiet nights worry him. Plus isn't classical music what your supposed to play to them to make then genius ?

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    1. Hi we had to have the television on at night in our bedroom for ages to get FT1 to sleep through the night..like you say our house is full and busy all the time so noise is nothing new but silence at night was making it hard for her to sleep..we tried the music thing and i can say i listened to Keane through out my pregnancy with FT1 and FT2 and they instantly recognized the sound and even now love the album when i play it..we have some classical music cd's and we adore Vivaldi's Four Seasons..
      take care
      sara

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