Miss C turns 4 very soon and, like last year, I decided to put together some photos of her from the last 12 months. As soon as I start looking at photos over a yearly period, it scares me to see the changes in my kids. You don't notice them when you see them every day!
Walking is one of my favourite things to do. I love being outdoors, especially when the weather is nice and just going for a walk. It doesn't have to be a long walk; the school run is often just enough for me. However, I really enjoy our walks as a family and my favourite walk is the one we do in the local country park.
This is a pretty long walk with lots to see and lots of places to explore. There are plenty of trees to try to climb and plenty of things to talk about. There are lots of animals in the park too and a play area that the kids enjoy playing in. At the end of the walk, we are all tired but feeling good.
We've been doing this walk since Wee Z was a baby. It's great for the kids to be outdoors and getting some exercise through walking. Sometimes it can be hard to get the kids to do some exercise so having lots to see and do on our walk really helps keep them motivated. This is why it is one of our favourite walks.
The AXA PPP healthcare facebook page is filled with ideas and tips for families to keep walking throughout this month. They are also hosting a live web chat on Wednesday May 29th on the AXA PPP healthcare website between 11am and 1pm, discussing baby and child allergies to help parents prepare for the great outdoors.
We suffer with hayfever quite a lot during the Spring and Summer months, so I would probably ask health nurse Kamilla Doughery for some tips on easing those hayfever symptoms. Kamilla will be on hand during the chat to answer any questions parents may have in relation to allergies including symptoms and diagnosis.
If you have a question for Kamilla, you can leave it here ahead of the live chat on the AXA PPP healthcare website.
Here's hoping the sunshine stays for awhile so we can get out and enjoy more walks!
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Last Sunday, the heavens had opened and it rained pretty much all day. The rain, however, did not dampen our spirits as we headed out to look for a new car. We went to a local BMW dealer and test drove a few cars and decided to go with a new 3 series. We did want the coupe version until Wee Z pointed out that the back of the car only had 2 seats so his friends would not be able to come out for his birthday. Practical won out.
On Monday, it was back to work for me and back to school for Wee Z. It was another miserable day and at one point I think it snowed. Miss C and I spent an hour together before Wee Z came home from school. We played a game after Wee Z had done his homework and then he read us his school book.
On Tuesday, after work, Miss C and I walked to school to pick up Wee Z and we walked home together. The sun was finally shining! The kids played on the trampoline and the seesaw together whilst I made dinner. It was nice to be able to enjoy some sun again!
On Wednesday, Miss C went with Mummy N and Wee L to a local toddler group. I picked her up after work and we played outside before going to pick up Wee Z from school. When Wee Z came home, he was complaining of a sore neck and he had a lump under his right ear with some bruising. Husband phoned the on-call Doctor to get some advice and they asked him to bring Wee Z out for a check-up. All was fine and he just needed to take some pain medicine before going to bed.
On Thursday, it was my day off. Husband and I took the kids to school and nursery and then came home to sort out a few of Husband's stepfather's things. After school, I picked up Wee Z and took him and Miss C to our new favourite coffee shop for some cakes. I had a lemon meringue pie and a smoothie and the kids had a cupcake each. A yummy treat!
On Friday, Husband and I dropped the kids off at nursery and school and went to pick up our new car. It was a gorgeous day which made it even nicer to be able to drive our new car home. Miss C and I went food shopping once I had picked her up and then we went to ballet after school. In the evening, after I picked Wee Z up from his Elite Squad Karate training, I went to Mummy N's house. We were all supposed to be getting a psychic reading but the person never turned up so we just drank our wine and had a good chat instead.
On Saturday, I woke feeling a little delicate. I went to work and then Husband picked me up. We decided to go to McDonalds for lunch as I always find it helps with a hangover. I felt great after my Happymeal! In the afternoon, the kids played with Playdoh and we watched some TV since it was such a miserable day.