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May 2007 The sun is out the sky is blue

(303 Posts)
charleymouse Tue 22-Jun-10 12:11:03

theres not a cloud to spoil the view.

JamInMyWellies Mon 05-Jul-10 13:44:33

Tilly come, would be lovely to meet you.

MrsJB, thinking of you all today and sending special rainbow kisses to your little angel Amelia.

JamInMyWellies Wed 07-Jul-10 08:50:50

Mrs JB thinking of you today. xx

AprilMeadow Wed 07-Jul-10 09:09:30

Thinking of you all today MrsJB xxx

charleymouse Wed 07-Jul-10 11:20:39

MrsBiffa thinking of you and yours today. If you don't mind I have lit a candle for Amelia.

TMAM thinking of your friend.

DDs sports day today, we have discussed how important it is to cheer your team on. grin

Hope everyone is well. Take care CM

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 07-Jul-10 11:47:16

It has just started raining here and there is actually a rainbow smile

((((((Mrs JB))))))

AprilMeadow Wed 07-Jul-10 19:46:06

MrsJB, i hope Amelia's Rainbow Celebration was a brightly coloured beautiful day. Have been thinking of all of you all day and especially at 2pm x

largeginandtonic Wed 07-Jul-10 19:55:41

MrsJB hope today went as well as it possibly could. Have been thinking of you all.

Heels? Are you mad. Don't all start dressing up fgs. I will be in flip flops. The children may or may not be dressed.

Well done Fergus. Good boy.

Jammy how are the reprebates?

Sports day here x5. It can feck off. My enthusiasm has crashed and burned. Nice to hear you all talk so sweetly of it. I give you a few years wink

Am knackered. Not sleeping well. Back playing up < old > Still dh home every night (mostly) so am 2 parent family again.

He has a big exam next week. Jonah's Birthday in fact. Court the next day < holds breath >

All a bit fecking chaotic for my liking. AND my insurance renewal just came through.

They are charging me TWICE as much as last year as i reversed in to some twat (barely a dimple) and have taken my 8 years no claims and replaced it with *3*. FFS.

I am phoning round. Bastards. No points. 1st claim EVER!

I am ranting aren't i?


Bluebell currently pissing herself at The Simpsons. That's not right is it? For a 17 month old < arf >

JamInMyWellies Wed 07-Jul-10 20:38:56

MrsJB (((hug)))

Reprebates are in bed thank god! I have a horrible graze and bruise on the top of my foot ankle bit from slipping and almost landing in the stream. While trying to take the shmoopoo to the water to try and wash the fox poo off him, oh and while also holding the buggy and A on his scooter. GAH. Does anyone want them job lot will chuck in a DH too?

An off to the brilliant 3 foot festival in Chelmsford tom. It a fab thing for children under 5 massive sand box water play loads of arty stuff, yoga and loads more. Boys should love it.

I am already fatigued with sports days and havent even started them with my own children. Nannying really ruined my enthusiasm for lots of things.

Tilly well done Ferg, can he teach the shmoks a little something about sleeping. I am far to familiar with 5am.

TMAM not long till you head over here. grin

LG&T our car insuranc eis due next month, why is it always so blardy expensive. DH and I are practically geriatrics and it still costs an arm and a leg.

Have just bought myself some gladiator sandals, am I now desending into mutton territory?

AprilMeadow Thu 08-Jul-10 08:39:33

LG&T I have a question regarding positional talipes....

Did the dc's who had it have any issues with putting weight on their feet? I ask because Lucy WILL NOT put any weight on her feet at all! If you hold her up to try and get her to 'stand' she lifts her legs/feet up as if she has trodden on something.. She is happy to be in the jumparoo although i dont think her feet are flat on the floor even when she is in it..

Not sure if i should be worrying or not..

JamInMyWellies Thu 08-Jul-10 08:54:45

AM I wouldnt worry, there is a lady on shmoks thread who has just seen a pead as her daughter 20mths will not do this. They have told her at the moment to continue to encourage. Also my niece wouldnt weight bear atall then at 14mths suddenly just started wallking. So I would say she is maybe a wee bit to young to worry. Obviously I am no expert in these things. If oyu are concerned I would go see your GP.

AprilMeadow Thu 08-Jul-10 09:16:42

I'm not normally one to worry but having seen LOADS of babies younger than Lucy, crawling/cruising/standing i started to worry a little. I know they all do things in their own time and i shouldnt compare her to J&E BUT i do/have and she is quite behind them in a few things... That said, she is very contented and happy to just sit and play and i know that when she does get mobile that i will need eyes in my arse!

Might pop her down to the hv clinic this morning to see if they have any advice (wont hold my breath though!)

largeginandtonic Thu 08-Jul-10 12:46:29

Poor you Jammy. You can't cry like when you were 5 either can you? Blardy dogs and children. Have fun at the festival!

AM i wouldn't worry yet. None of mine that had PT had any issues. DD1 just needed high boots for when she first walked to support her ankles. She was up walking at 1, so were the others. Blue was 10 months!

Sports day survived - notch.
Last day of school for B & J - notch.
Last school assembly D- notch.
Riding lesson - notch
Bags packed - nothch
3 x hire cars booked - notch
2 flights checked in - notch
family day out at legoland booked - notch

Still to do
Speech day (and you though sports day was bad enough)
Pay the staff
Sort out the animals
Deal with the builders

Lordy it's a wonder anyone bothers going on holiday. <knackered>

Jammy sounds like you have really been in the wars you country girl. Enjoy your festival. smile

What anniversary celebrations do you have tonight Gin?

Did you see the HV april?

AprilMeadow Thu 08-Jul-10 20:14:14

Very impressive TMAM!!

Spoke to the hv and she wasnt overly worried but has said to come back in a month and see how she is progressing. She wasnt worried about the PT and said that as she was still achieving other milestones that she wasnt concerned that it was a developmental problem.

Thanks for putting mind at ease.

JamInMyWellies Thu 08-Jul-10 20:23:08

Yeah good news AM

Mrs JB if you are lurking came across this earlier and wondered whether it might be something your 3 might watch and understand. sesame street and elmo on when families grieve

TMAM that sounds exhausting.

LG&T am sure DH is buttering you up for your anniversary with some yummy cocktails.

DOes anyone wonder why they bother sometimes. I hunted high and low even went on netmums shock to get tickets for the 3ft festival today. A was an absolute beast and I spent the entire day hissing at him.

DH has arrived home with scallops for dinner and a secret. Which he told me as he is rubbish at secrets. He phoned my mum today and asked her would her and dad look after the monsters while he took me to NY for our wedding anniversary in Jan. shock grin

AprilMeadow Thu 08-Jul-10 20:37:10

Awwww Jam how very sweet of J

Pebblemum Thu 08-Jul-10 21:49:43

Hope everything went as well as it could on wednesday MrsJb, was thinking of you all xx

I decided to give potty training another go this week. So far every time i have tried it Ive had to stop after a couple of days due to A just not being ready. On Monday I put her in knickers and since then she has only worn a nappy at night (which is still dry in the morning grin) and has only had one accident and that was my fault. She even had a poo on the potty which was something E always seemed too scared to do. She is so pleased with herself she keeps flashing her knickers to everyone and bragging what a big girl she is lol.

I had a phone call from the pre-school today, A has her place starting in September. She will be doing the 9-12 session which will fit in a bit better with taking E, the other session offered was 1-4 but then id have to wait around for 45mins after picking E up and i dont fancy doing that in the middle of winter. She is so excited. I now have to buy her the uniform so she feels like a proper schoolgirl smile
It will feel strange not having her here every day but at the same time im looking forward to it, she is sooo ready to start.

I had E's school report yesterday and was very pleased with him. He is doing really well at everything although they reckon he is quite shy when it comes to speaking up in front of the whole class, he is ok in pairs or small groups though. To me that doesnt sound anything like him, he is one of the loudest in our street lol. It is his sports day next week, oh joy wink J had his Monday and although i was invited i 'forgot' (oops) He didnt mind, in fact i dont think he even noticed! He has an award ceremony coming up so i will definately be going to that though. I figure I have been to every other sports day of his so missing one isnt too bad and then next year he will be too old to have his mummy there watching him.

I watched Eclipse last night, bloody brilliant. I am so glad im not bella id never be able to choose, Edward is soo lovely and Jacob has a body to die for (although is it wrong for a 32yr old to think that about a 17yr old lol) Ive told dh that once the 4th film is released he is to buy the complete set for me grin Hes seen it too but wasnt impressed, i dont think there was enough blood and guts in it for him hmm

Moijaimelacountry Sat 10-Jul-10 23:34:21

hello all

Thank you so much for all your beautiful wishes and messages about Amelia. Wednesay was both the hardest and most beautiful thing we have ever been a part of. They wanted it to be a celebration of her short life and it really was. 600 people came to celebrate and say goodbye with us. Her coffin was the prettiest little thing, with painted faires and flowers all over it, she was already in church (closed coffin) so that everyone including her school friends etc.. could pay their respects if they wanted to as they arrived. Her year group were there, they sang a beautiful song for her and 3 of her friends read out poems. K & C both talked about Amelia, how on earth they got through their speeches I will never know. Truly Amazing. Her brownie pack were there in uniform and the church was decorated with collages and paintings and poems all over the walls. Everyone wore their rainbow colours as requested. It was just the perfect mix of sadness, joy and inspiration.

She will never be forgotten and always in our hearts, for us the most special little girl we will ever know.

So, now we are on our way home, well, we are delayed on Dover docks but the coach sat next door has wi-fi... result

Hope everyone is OK, haven't really read everything going on, Sorry

AM can't wait to see you. We did wave tonight on the past.

Jam thank you for the link, I've had a quick look but at 56minutes, will be a watch for another day. I think the kids will benefit though, thanks.x

Long journey ahead, sleeping tomorrow.

Well done MrsJB on getting through such a tough week. April and girls can give you some welcome distraction soon. smile

I am here, in the same place as you all are. We survived our 10 hour flight. smile

We are having a lovely time at my bros. But where is all this heat you have been talking of? wink

Moijaimelacountry Mon 12-Jul-10 17:27:23

I know, can't wait..... I'm dying for a Lucy squidge, I haven't seen her yet! Sunday, THIS Sunday!! grin

AprilMeadow Mon 12-Jul-10 20:54:58

wooooooooooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

JamInMyWellies Tue 13-Jul-10 09:51:40

How exciting AM.

JamInMyWellies Tue 13-Jul-10 15:38:30

OOOOhhhh exciting exciting my bezzy mate from NY and my DSIS in San Fran are surprisingly arriving for visits in the next few weeks. Am so excited I may pee my pants. Well I may have already peed them. Must do kegals.

AprilMeadow Tue 13-Jul-10 19:01:53

Oh how exciting & lovely to see them again Jammy!!

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