Four years ago at this time we were sat on our settee with my camera on its tripod taking our first photos as a family having picked Sqk up from his foster carer’s house at around 9.30am. Following 12 bizarre days as we went through Introductions we brought home a little boy who was to become our son. Now the little toddler is a happy confident year 2 school boy – although he reverts to baby at times. Particularly as his childminder (of nearly 3 years) in August started looking after two babies. Continue reading “4th Family birthday”
- We had just met you …. now it feels like you have been with us forever
- You made a beeline for Daddy …. now ‘Mamma is best Mamma’
- We were strangers to each other ….. now you are claiming us all the time.
- We knew little about your likes & dislikes …. now we know you love trains and much more.
- You talked lots but mainly were not understandable … now you still talk lots but now are understandable unless you are being a baby.
- You had little imagination in your play …. now you join together stories from everywhere and can make all sorts of things come alive.
- You were an active 2 year old …. now you are an active 6 year old.
- You wouldn’t look much at books …. now you love reading & being read to.
- You had few friends …. now most of your class want to be your playtime buddy.
- You loved looking at photos of you …. this hasn’t changed much at all…
4 years ago today we met Sqk for the first time having read about him, and talked about him with various people. He is very much our son now even with all his issues which are minor in adoption terms. I cannot imagine life without him and he has brought so much joy to our life.
Writing practice … first time he has wanted to all holiday…. taken Sep 01, 2017 @ 13:30
Well we have just purchased new caravan – T having passed extra license a fortnight ago. Pick up in 5 weeks… same dealer as we brought from 3 years ago… taken Sep 03, 2017 @ 13:23
My current view …. someone hungry it appears…. taken Sep 16, 2017 @ 09:53
Fire bathing cat … taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 20:54
So proud of Sqk- getting this at end of week 3. Good listening 🙂 taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:22
One Happy Lily-Cat …. taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:44
My current view … Sqk watching CBeebies….Lily came to investigate taken Aug 20, 2017 @ 07:58
Self care with T this morning. He has his B+E test & I am working at home for half day only as I had half a day to use by end of next week. taken Aug 21, 2017 @ 08:30
Great day at Beamish. Sqk loved the trams & riding behind replica 1813 steam engine… taken Aug 27, 2017 @ 18:43
At the end of July we reached the 4 year anniversary of our approval panel – having a fortnight earlier had the third anniversary of the celebration hearing. Appropriately given I am Yorkshire born as well as living in Yorkshire our ADM approval was on Yorkshire Day. So another year of being parents is almost over – this time 4 years ago we were anxiously waiting for our link meeting.
Happy Sqk now he finally has food. Starving from 0730 till he got toast at gone 1800 was not fun… taken Jul 04, 2017 @ 20:05
Lily-cat in a bag….. taken Jul 07, 2017 @ 12:53
My current view – I sit down for 30 secs and someone takes advantage…. taken Jul 07, 2017 @ 18:36
My current view- Lily really does believe if I sit or lie down it is for her….. taken Jul 09, 2017 @ 14:53
All the courses at last night's taster menu at The Man Behind The Curtain … great night out with DH …. taken Jul 09, 2017 @ 15:05
Mummy's third attempt at a birthday cake. Cannot believe he is 6 already – and has been with us nearly 4 years. taken Jul 19, 2017 @ 16:09
Current view out of my office – anyone think it is graduation next week…. taken Jul 21, 2017 @ 11:34
Not entirely sure which cat is guilty of mucking up rug but Lily is taking advantage…. taken Jun 26, 2017 @ 16:17
Latest silly Lily-cat trick. Thinking about jumping into bath…. taken Jun 27, 2017 @ 18:07
Lily most definitely is a cat like none I have known. Sitting on bath edge & thinking about coming in…. bet as soon as Sqk gets in she will disappear… taken Jun 27, 2017 @ 18:12
Lily-cat's current favourite place to sleep when we are downstairs & light is on … taken Jun 30, 2017 @ 20:00
Cats basking in late afternoon sun….. taken Jul 02, 2017 @ 17:04
Not entirely sure how I am going to get into bed here ….. taken Jul 02, 2017 @ 23:44
Sqk saying hello to our early evening visitor taken Jun 07, 2017 @ 21:08
Asking friends with Lily – our new re-homed 5 month old kitten…. taken Jun 10, 2017 @ 19:27
Lily by herself. My voice of cat but apparently is going to be DH’s friend as makes for his lap mainly … taken Jun 10, 2017 @ 19:28
Think DH has a new companion while at computer… taken Jun 10, 2017 @ 19:31
DH now has two cats competing for his chair when he leaves it …. taken Jun 10, 2017 @ 19:37
Quite happy thank you… Lily curled up on DH’s feet … taken Jun 11, 2017 @ 22:38
“Do you really want to read?” taken Jun 11, 2017 @ 22:41
Two comfortable cats … Lily & Henry-cat…. taken Jun 15, 2017 @ 12:37
Daft cat earlier today…. taken Jun 24, 2017 @ 14:11