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”


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


I want to cook that

Every Sunday we cook dinner and Mr A’s parents always joins us

Coming up with different things each week can be hard but this sunday is different because Mr A’s mum had been ill and all she could think about was our corned beef pie

When Sam found out what we were having he said he would like to make it as he’s started to take a interest in cooking wanting learn how to make different things instead of just sticking them in the microwave

Here’s Sam making the pie





We cooked it for him as he gets very confused

Everyone really enjoyed it thanks Sam its nice seeing you trying your hand at new things

I’m linking with @oliversmadhouse #magicmoments

You see Sam is autistic and him just wanting to learn to cook is a big moment

Drawing fun

Hannah loves to draw and I thought it would be a good idea to have somewhere to record them and what better place then my blog


This one is a jungle scene


This is the sea with a shark


This ine is a block of flats with a slide


This is a house with santa and his sledge with a few of  his reindeer

She has a great imagination

Swimming badge

On friday hannah got her stage 5 swimming award

She’s been working towards this award for a while

Each week the swimming instructor would work on a little bit of the badge

The only thing hannah wouldn’t do was wave her hand in the air to signal that she needed help

Hannah just couldn’t understand

In her mind she didn’t need help so why should she wave her hand

For months her instructor would try different ways to get her to wave each week with no avail

Thankfully her instructor understood what was going through her mind and why she wouldn’t wave and gave her the stage 5 award