Sunday, 20 July 2014

Logan's Favourite Books - Updated

I thought I would update on the kids' favourite books. Although there are a few that are still the same, some have changed.

The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell. We got this book for free on World Book Day from the Book Bug Scottish Book Trust. It's about a little boy who gets eaten by a monster, then the monster gets eaten by a bigger monster and so on and so on. His sister is on a mission to rescue him from the monster's belly!

Again! by  Emily Garrett. I found this book on Amazon. I was browsing for children's books and I though the cover looked cute. When I read what it was about I knew Logan would love it! It's about a little dragon who wants his mummy to read him his bedtime story over and over again. But his mummy is getting tired and the little dragon gets a bit angry. There's a surprise at the end of the book. My kids love it!

Pirates Love Underpants/Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. I couldn't find our copy of Dinosaurs Love Underpants to put in the picture. Both Logan and Keira love these books. Especially the dinosaur one which Logan knows by heart (I do too!). The mystery of dinosaur extinction is finally solved in this funny book! 

Barry The Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra. We've had this book for a while but it's only recently that Logan has been wanting us to read it to him. It's quickly become a favourite of his and we're hoping to buy the rest of the books in the series soon!

I may start doing mini reviews on the kid's books. I'm forever looking for new books.

Unfortunately Keira is getting to an age where she doesn't want to be read a bed time story quite so much. She only asks a couple of time in a week now. 

I will do a separate post with Macey's books!

Hope this gives who ever reads this an idea for some new books!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Kids Wardrobe Organisation - Two Kids, One Cupboard

When it was time to move Logan into the same bedroom as Keira, we had the problem of sorting out where we were going to keep all of their clothes. Before there was two beds in the room there was a huge triple wardrobe with five drawers, a mirror and shelves that held all of Keira's clothes. Logan's clothes were always in the cupboard. It took me a while to come up with the perfect way to store them all but I'm so happy with the way it all turned out. These pictures are from when it was first done. We did a big clothes clear out as you can see!

The cupboard only had one hanging rail which was no where near enough for two kids. My plan was to buy a second rail. I already had fittings to put a second rail in. However, we were getting rid of Keira's old curtain pole which just so happened to be the perfect width for the hanging rail fittings! I got my dad to cut it to the correct size and I then fitted it in the right place! It's perfect because Keira's rail is pink and Logan's is silver. I was actually considering spray painting Logan's blue or green! Logan's clothes are on top and Keira's on the bottom.

The other half of the cupboard has shelves. It didn't originally have shelves though. It was two hanging sections. At the time I didn't need the hanging rails inside the cupboard.  As I said before, Keira had a huge wardrobe. The shelves were still very much needed. The top shelf has the girls' drawers for hair accessories. I also keep Keira's hair dryer, combs/brushes and shower caps there. The second shelf is towels. I don't know if this is weird or not but the kids all have their own towels that no one else uses apart from them. I don't know how it ended up like that. I think when Keira was a baby I loved her having all her own things and it just stuck. Paul and I share towels but the 3 kids have their own. Logan's are on the left and Keira's are on the right. I keep wash mitts and face clothes in the middle. The bottom part has two big plastic storage bins. The one on the left has trouser hangers (the ones with clips! I never take ordinary hangers from shops but always the trouser ones because you can't seem to buy anywhere.) and the right box has blankets. The inside of the left door had Keira and Macey's hair clip holders. They kept falling off though so now they hang on over the door hooks on the bedroom door.

Obviously the clothes sections have changed and been filled up since I took the first pictures but the was it's organised is still pretty much the same. I keep their clothes in a certain order too. Vests, short sleeve, long sleeve, shirts, jumpers, cardigans, shorts/skirts, trousers/leggings, jeans, dresses, dressing up outfits, jackets. I did want to colour co-ordinate it but I think it would drive me nuts if things were out of place. So, for now this is just great! This is the happiest I've been with a wardrobe situation since Keira was a baby!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Macey Is 3 Months Old!

I can't believe that it's been 3 months since my second little princess arrived into the world. Time is going by so fast and it's making me scared to face the next 9 months. She'll be a year old before we know it.
She's fitted in with the family so well and is the complete opposite of her brother and sister. She's so unbelievably laid back. Nothing fazes her at all. She is always happy. The other day she was crying because she was ready for a bottle and she was still trying to smile to me even through her tears! She still only takes roughly 4oz of bottle every 2 and half or 3 hours.
She's been sleeping through the night for a good few weeks now. Normally she will get her last bottle at around 8ish and that's her until about 6am.
She just recently moved into size 2 nappies and 0-3 months clothes. On saying that, the dress she's wearing in the picture is 3-6 but it must be small made!
She's teething at the moment but has honestly been no trouble at all.
She's my perfect little angel. I'm not religious but I honestly think I was given her to save me from myself! I'm having such a bad time at the moment with both Keira and Logan. Their behaviour is shocking. There's some days where I feel like I don't want to go on. My stress levels are at all time high and I feel like my insides are being crushed. Macey makes up for all the bad! She keeps me going when things get extra rough!

Friday, 27 June 2014

On Dublin Street

So, occasionally I like to read adult books. I noticed this one had some good reviews so I thought I'd just go for it. I've been in a bit of a reading slump. My books are taking me ages to get through. These type of books are good to get my reading pace back. I read this one in two days.

This is the story of Joss and her heartbreaking past. But her life is turned around when she meets Braden. This book is set in Edinburgh, Scotland. This to me was amazing because I didn't have to imagine all the places mentioned! I already knew what it all looks like. Even Dublin Street itself.
Sometimes I found the protagonist a little annoying but nothing really bad. Overall, I enjoyed this book and went straight on to reading one of the novellas. I'm currently reading a second novella from this series and will move onto the second book which is a story from a different characters point of view.

This book is for you if you enjoyed the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Teacher Gifts

Today was the last day of school for the summer holidays in Scotland (or yesterday in my house! Keira didn't go today). Every year I have the problem of trying to decide what to get the teachers as gifts. Keira has her main class teacher and two support teachers every day. They all honestly deserve a medal. They have a lot to put up with when it comes to Keira and I'm super grateful. They are amazing with her. The whole school is. This year was a last minute decision. I wanted to get them something that not everyone would have gotten. I looked in the Card Factory etc at the thank you gifts and figured they'd probably get them all over and over.

I decided to get them all a mug from Cath Kidston. I'm actually pretty jealous and want one for myself. Especially the middle one! I also got her two support teachers a Cath Kidston keyring. Her main teacher got a pretty nail polish by Ciate. I know she likes nail art. At the moment Cath Kidston has a sale on so everything was down in price. I also bought a large 40 serving chocolate cake to go in the staff room. 

If  I hadn't left it so late I probably would have gotten them some personalised book marks or something along those lines.

Do you buy your kid's teachers gifts? I'd love to hear some other ideas.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

H&M Home

I recently placed an order with H&M from their homeware sections. This is the first time I've bought anything like that from them.

I've bought some cheaper bed sets recently and the quality is just not what I was looking for. I was in two minds about the H&M bed sets. Mostly because I hadn't seen any in person or even spoke to anyone who used H&M home. However, the quality is amazing! And that's not even the best bit. If you're like me and struggle to keep the duvet in place whilst trying to put the cover on, then H&M bed sets are for you! They have a little opening at the top on each side for you to put your hands in and hold onto the duvet! I think this is a great idea and I don't understand why other companies haven't done this yet! The openings aren't noticeable at all one the bed is made. I'm planning on buying one for my bed very soon!

The towels are also good quality. I bought shower towel size. They are perfect for the kids. I don't know if it's weird or not but my kids all have their own towels. I have a towel cupboard that hold mine and Paul's one. Keira, Logan and Macey all have their own separate towels that no one uses apart from them. I don't know why that happened but I like it that way. 

Overall, I highly recommend giving H&M home a try!

I'm Back!

Now that everything seems to be on the up, I feel like I can get back to blogging and hauling!
We got Keira's blood test results. Her thyroid is fine but she's low on iron. So, she has medication to take to try and help her out.
I've been to hospital to see the consultant about my problem. I've lost tissue in my right breast which is causing the indentation. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders!

So, some posts will hopefully be coming later today!