Friday, 25 December 2009

Monday, 21 December 2009


Happy holidays!!

We have just got back from a midweek break at longleat forest and it was fab! We have been going every year for the last 11 years, and last year was the only time we couldn't go as a complete family because Ted was "inside", so this year was extra special!

We were also taking Nanny Betty with us, and Ted followed her all week saying "Nanny and Betty!"

We crammed in as much as we could, and the kids had a blast! We took Ollie and Ted to see Santa, and Ted wasn't a bit starstruck, rushing in to his woodland workshop saying "cool, you got choochoo trains!!" and proceeded to play with the props!
Watching Ted chase around the play area, jump in and out of the waves and fling himself down the waterslides made me so delighted inside that we opted for a port a cath after his second Hickman line was removed.

He was able to be a little boy, whereas if he had the Hickman I would have been so nervous he would have had to watch from the sidelines!
Ethan LOVED it this year, because we allowed him to go to the pool on his own with his friends. He had so much more freedom and independance this time, as his swimming confidence is great. We always get the 2 storey apartments next to the plaza, so I wasn't worried he would get lost. He also played pool with his dad and went climbing with his cousins!

I will post a few photos in a seperate post as my laptop is playing up, pesky thing!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

It's here!!!!

I am so pleased with this video of Ted, it is fantastic and Carl of Liberty Rose Trust has worked so hard. Carl, his wife Dawn and their amazing twins Liberty-Rose and Destiny-Mai are a wonderful family who are fighting their own fight.

Thanks the Finn family xxx

Friday, 11 December 2009

Cancer awareness!

We are having a video made of Ted to help raise awareness of childhood cancer, and also as a keepsake for us of the things he has been through!
It is being put together by Carl Finn from the liberty rose trust

His own daughter, Liberty Rose was born with a brain tumour, and her mum and dad work tirelessly to help raise the profile of brain tumours and all childhood cancers.
I can't wait to show off Ted's video!

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Or should that be lack of it today!?
Eleanor decided that she didn't want to sleep last night, she was incredibly twisty with acid reflux and managed to cry on and off (more on than off) until 2am.

I dared to sink my head in my pillow, and let the overwhelming tiredness consume my whole body. I was somewhere in between asleep and awake, when your mind just starts to wander to dream land when I heard "MUM, MUM! I have just been sick!"
I shook my head to open my eyes and try and engage my brain, whilst stumbling to Olivia who had just thrown up.
What a little star, she manage to get it all in a bowl and not on the 500 cuddly toys and blankets she has on her bed!! I cleaned her up and took her temp, which was 40 on the dot!

After a dose of calpol, and a cool sip of water she settled back down and looked quite peaceful, so I tiptoed back to bed and once again slumped in to my pillow. Just as my eyes close I heard "MUM MUM I have been sick again!!"

This went on time after time until I looked at the clock and it was 7.15am

I couldn't really feel my body anymore, but it managed to keep up with my now hyperactive brain which was running in overdrive!
I dutifully called NHS direct who suggested I take her straight to A&E because her vomit was green.
After 4 hours waiting around we had a diagnosis of acute tonsilitis. The doctor showed me her throat and you could see all the burst blood vessels at the back. She is now on antibiotics, nurofen and calpol and I was conned in to buying the gel strips you put on your head! £4.95 I tell you!

Why she couldn't manage with a wet flannel is beyond me, but I am a softy what can I say!

Here is to a better night sleep all round!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009


It was Ollie's first nativity today. She was home from school sick yesterday but assured me she felt much better today!. I could see the colour draining from her face as the play went on, but she said she was ok.

She was a sheep, which she thought was absolutely boring because they just sit there! The joys of reception class. It was a lovely production about a whoopsie daisy angel.

Here is my little sheep!