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Sat in his Njnja costume…. with a sweetie from our bucket taken Oct 31, 2017 @ 18:08
Sat in his Njnja costume.... with a sweetie from our bucket
One Lily trying to work out how to get at cat flap (also locked)… taken Nov 03, 2017 @ 19:45
One Lily trying to work out how to get at cat flap (also locked)... #bonfirenight #catsofinstagram #fireworks
Glad these two were in when we got home – getting distressed by fireworks at Rugby Club. Thanks to Mum who came round and shut cat flap for us taken Nov 04, 2017 @ 20:03
Glad these two were in when we got home - getting distressed by fireworks at Rugby Club. Thanks to Mum who came round and shut cat flap for us #bonfirenight #fireworks #catsofinstagram
Approaching campus – I love my work location taken Nov 10, 2017 @ 08:06
Approaching campus - I love my work location
Two fire bathing – Lily & Sqk taken Nov 11, 2017 @ 19:56
Two fire bathing - Lily & Sqk
Need both of these …. been a good week in the end…. taken Nov 17, 2017 @ 18:54
Need both of these .... been a good week in the end....
My current view from my bath….. Lily is an odd cat 🙂 taken Nov 19, 2017 @ 16:56
My current view from my bath..... Lily is an odd cat :)

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Getting Toothless from where cleaners left him…. taken Sep 26, 2017 @ 18:50
Getting Toothless from where cleaners left him....
Unexpectedly last night in this caravan. DH done 120 mile round trip to get his car as A1 closed next weekend so easier to take to back to storage tmrw and then over to trade in next Sat. taken Oct 07, 2017 @ 20:37
Unexpectedly last night in this caravan. DH done 120 mile round trip to get his car as A1 closed next weekend so easier to take to back to storage tmrw and then over to trade in next Sat.
All hooked and ready to depart after our last night in her…. new bigger caravan next weekend taken Oct 08, 2017 @ 11:45
All hooked and ready to depart after our last night in her.... new bigger caravan next weekend
My current view – sat on floor with Sqk watching the washing machine which is on cleaning cycle taken Oct 10, 2017 @ 17:50
My current view - sat on floor with Sqk watching the washing machine which is on cleaning cycle
I love working through documentation for validation events – said no academic in my experience:) At least I am at home and have my comfortable computer setup. taken Oct 13, 2017 @ 12:12
I love working through documentation for validation events - said no academic in my experience:) At least I am at home and have my comfortable computer setup.

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4th Family birthday

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”

4 years ago….

  1. We had just met you …. now it feels like you have been with us forever
  2. You made a beeline for Daddy …. now ‘Mamma is best Mamma’
  3. We were strangers to each other ….. now you are claiming us all the time.
  4. We knew little about your likes & dislikes …. now we know you love trains and much more.
  5. You talked lots but mainly were not understandable … now you still talk lots but now are understandable unless you are being a baby.
  6. You had little imagination in your play …. now you join together stories from everywhere and can make all sorts of things come alive.
  7. You were an active 2 year old …. now you are an active 6 year old.
  8. You wouldn’t look much at books …. now you love reading & being read to.
  9. You had few friends …. now most of your class want to be your playtime buddy.
  10. 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.

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Writing practice … first time he has wanted to all holiday…. taken Sep 01, 2017 @ 13:30
Writing practice ... first time he has wanted to all holiday....
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
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...
My current view …. someone hungry it appears…. taken Sep 16, 2017 @ 09:53
My current view .... someone hungry it appears....
Fire bathing cat … taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 20:54
Fire bathing cat ...
So proud of Sqk- getting this at end of week 3. Good listening 🙂 taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:22
So proud of Sqk- getting this at end of week 3. Good listening :) #adoption #school
One Happy Lily-Cat …. taken Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:44
One Happy Lily-Cat ....

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My current view … Sqk watching CBeebies….Lily came to investigate taken Aug 20, 2017 @ 07:58
My current view ... Sqk watching CBeebies....Lily came to investigate
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
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.
Great day at Beamish. Sqk loved the trams & riding behind replica 1813 steam engine… taken Aug 27, 2017 @ 18:43
Great day at Beamish. Sqk loved the trams & riding behind replica 1813 steam engine...

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Coming up to 4 years

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.

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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
Happy Sqk now he finally has food. Starving from 0730 till he got toast at gone 1800 was not fun...
Lily-cat in a bag….. taken Jul 07, 2017 @ 12:53
Lily-cat in a bag.....
My current view – I sit down for 30 secs and someone takes advantage…. taken Jul 07, 2017 @ 18:36
My current view - I sit down for 30 secs and someone takes advantage....
My current view- Lily really does believe if I sit or lie down it is for her….. taken Jul 09, 2017 @ 14:53
My current view- Lily really does believe if I sit or lie down it is for her.....
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
All the courses at last night's taster menu at The Man Behind The Curtain ... great night out with DH ....
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
Mummy's third attempt at a birthday cake. Cannot believe he is 6 already - and has been with us nearly 4 years.
Current view out of my office – anyone think it is graduation next week…. taken Jul 21, 2017 @ 11:34
Current view out of my office - anyone think it is graduation next week....

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