A picture is worth a thousand words: 27/4/16

I have learned a lot about myself as a blogger the past couple of months. One thing being that I am ridiculously inconsistent (sorry about that!). I tried to join in two weekly linkeys and failed miserably to keep them up.

Last year I started my own weekly update just for me “A picture is worth a thousand words” true to form I didn’t keep it up.

The past few months have been a bit tricky for me blog-wise, I’ve totally been dealing with “Blog Overwhelm” you know when your looking at your blog and at others around you and thinking my god who will possibly want to read my crappy blog (yep that). I’ve scaled back a lot on my posting. I just didn’t feel like writing because honestly whats the point.

I’m finally kind of turning a corner with that way of thinking and I’m slowly feeling like writing again.

We’re just coming out of the other side from the Easter holidays. Dan took the week off so we had a fair few days out as a family. We don’t get to do this too often so it was great for the kids and for us.

Easter day arrived and with it came bundles of chocolate eggs for the boys. Hands up who ate their kid’s eggs. That’s right I did, Max doesn’t eat a lot of chocolate so we gave him a helping hand. We did let him have the Thomas egg in the pics

That’s right I did, Max doesn’t eat a lot of chocolate so we gave him a helping hand. We did let him have the Thomas egg in the pics above, although it was such a good looking egg we didn’t want to ruin the perfection by eating it!

Max and Kai have really started to build a brotherly bond these past few weeks and were really noticing it going from strength to strength. In the past, I have questioned wether I was nuts to plan them 19 months apart, but seeing them interact with each other reassures me that we absolutely made the right decision.

We did a lot of visiting this past week and yesterday my lovely friend Hayley shared her c-section story on the blog (see bottom picture)it honestly meant so much for her to share it with me here at Max and Kai. They are family to us, in fact, I think I may have more pics of her kids on our walls than my own. You can read Hayley’s tale here:I knew something wasn’t right”

Another 3 months had passed since Max’s last eye check up at Moorfields. Can you believe that Max has been in glasses for around a year and a half, it has gone so quick. It’s looking like he will be in glasses long term. The hospital won’t consider surgery to straighten his eye because the glasses are doing that for hiIt’s

It’s so silly but thinking of Max growing up in specs really upsets me. I’m ashamed to admit it comes down to wanting our children to be “perfect”. As I wear glasses I feel a huge amount of guilt that perhaps it has been passed down from me.

His prescription has changed and so they used to drops on him, as you can see from the third pic along his pupils didn’t go back to normal until the next day.

My last share was of Kai, he turned 9 months on Sunday.

So he’s been out nearly as long as he was in. We’re hitting milestones thick and fast now. He can roll back to front and when it suits front to back, he’s sitting confidently and we have two teeth.

He was sleeping through the night but he has begun waking once or twice a night for the past 8 weeks, it’s taking its toll I’m bloody knackered!

Kai is such a chilled baby (which makes me think he will be a nightmare toddler) he has a smile for everybody. He loves hearing me sing or acting silly (something that winds Max up something rotten). I really can’t wait for the coming months to see more of his scrummy personality shine through.


















  1. April 27, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    The blogging funk sounds tough, glad you’re coming out the other side now! Looks like you all had a fantastic Easter!

  2. April 27, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I have the exact same feeling. I totally hear ya.

  3. April 27, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    You have such a beautiful family. I love this weekly roundup that you started.

  4. April 27, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Pictures speak so many words and hold so many memories. It’s lovely how one picture can bring back loads of memories.

  5. April 27, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    My youngest just turned 1, it’s crazy how fast time goes! I love using my blog to keep track of developments as I’d forget otherwise! Glad you’ve got glasses sorted and spotted the problem early

  6. April 27, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    It’s horrible when you get used to getting a full nights sleep and then it’s snatched away! It’s so nice when their relationship blossoms isn’t it?

  7. May 2, 2017 / 6:29 am

    You have got a wonderful family.It is so true.Pictures refresh a thousand memories and this why I love clicking pictures of every major and minor things happening in my life

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