Steam train

Today we went to Sherwood Steam train. It’s a nice little place with a working steam train which we had a lovely ride on


Hannah and her grandad even got a chance to pull the chain that made the train  whistle and we also got to look at the furnace




We went through gnome village




After we had a nice cup of coffee and hannah played on the park


It’s a great place for young children hannah really enjoyed it


I swing

I’m linking up with @oliversmadhouse #magicmoments

Friday was Hannah’s swimming lesson for months now after leaving the pool she’s been asking if she could go to the park which you can see from inside the swimming baths but the weathers not been great for it

This Friday was different we had SUN and with it being half term we decided to take her to the park it was a bit of a risk as she doesn’t like coming away but we was hoping that with her having swimming lesson straight after it would be a lot easier

First thing she did was run straight for the climbing frames which includes monkey bars these have become a firm favorite with her lately her dads always nearby in case she needs a little help even if she doesn’t want him there always the independent

Next she moved onto the roundabout which didn’t last long spying a free swing and running right over I’m sat on the beach and as soon as i see she’s heading for the swing i wait for the yell mum can you push me but it never came instead she jumped right on and started swing all on her own



it melted my heart to see her do this all by herself after all those years before when the doctors said that she may never walk but then came the words that i had been waiting for mum can you push me which really made me smile 🙂

Before she came off the swings me and her always have a swing together its part of our swing ritual

Then came her 10 minute warning that we would be leaving soon which made her run back to the monkey bars 5 minute warning and she was off everywhere swings slide roundabouts

Time to leave, at first she was reluctant to come off rushing to yet another climbing frame after telling her “that if she didn’t come off the park nicely we won’t be coming back for a while” giving her to the count of 3 and telling her “that she might be late for her swimming lesson” she finally decided to come off to which we told her “because she came off the park nicely we would bring her back soon”

brick wall

Imagine wanting to go to a friends house

You get yourself ready socks and shoes on your so excited  you walk to the front door

You open it and your just about to step out when suddenly a brick walk pops up out of no where  right in front of you preventing you from going out as soon as the door shuts the brick wall comes down and the anger comes pure frustion you want to go out but you can’t your whole body screams NO which then leaves you screaming, crying

Not very nice is it

Well this is my child she wants to go out but as soon as the front door is open a brick wall pops up and she just can’t go out unless I’m with her

Even her dad can’t take her anywhere unless I’m there

This happened again today she was so excited that her dad was going to take her to the park but she just couldn’t step foot out of the door

Then come’s the rage furniture was turned upside down, doors slammed, hitting, screaming, for the next  2 hours until finally she had no more left and locked herself in the bathroom where she finally calmed down

This brakes my heart and there’s nothing we can do to help her

some people will say well why don’t you just go with her but this DOESN’T solve the problem

She can’t even go next door to play anymore the brick wall come’s back up  the only time she gets to play is if they come to our house or if I go along to the neighbours with her

So we’ve been trying to get her out with her dad as a way off showing her that  you don’t always need mummy there all the time to have fun and that when she returns mummy’s always there waiting for her, but it’s not working

If anyone has any ideas which might help I’m willing to give anything a go


Bank holiday fun

Today we was meant to be going to a BBQ but it didn’t quite work out so instead we went to asda to pick something up for tea

While we were there we decided to pick up a BBQ and some sausages that was dinner sorted

We got home and started on dinner the sausages where cooking nicely hannah doesn’t eat meat so she had a cob while we tucked in our lunch

After it was ice creams all round


Then we decided it was such a lovely day and what a waste it would be to spend it at home so off to rufford park I packed a snackwich for us to enjoy while we were there

It was packed there was even notices that the car park was full but we managed to find a space

As always we headed straight for the cafe before a look around the shop where hannah brought some bubbles then it was on the the play area


She really enjoyed playing in the sand pit

Time was getting short but hannah had noticed that they had bouncy castles out and she wanted to have a go


Next it was onto the inflatable slide


As we where walking back to the car hannah said she wanted to try and climb a tree


Then she carried on pushing her pram back


Before we left I couldn’t help take a photo the these bluebells they’re one of my favourite flowers


Bowling fun

Today we decided to go bowling mixed with a spot of shopping

we even managed to persuade sam to come with us as well which is good as he doesn’t like going out much

Hannah was really excited its become her new thing to do

We arrive and collected our shoes and set the lane up which took us a while to figure out and we was all set

Hannah didn’t want to use the aid and was finding it hard bowling without it but managed to knock a few pins down until at one point her ball went in the next lane which was a little funny

It was nice seeing sam enjoying himself he and he did really well getting a strike and was winning until I played my last ball

Then we had a few games of air hockey

First to go was sam against his dad which dad won by 2 points

Then Hannah beat both me and her dad

The final game was against me and sam which he managed to beat me

We hadn’t had any lunch so we went to mac’s for dinner which Hannah played in their play area before we hit the shops

It has been a great day with lots of laughs