Tag: Miss N

Center Parcs Challenge : Autumnal Poem #CPFamilyBreaks

| November 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
Center Parcs Challenge : Autumnal Poem #CPFamilyBreaks

 

 

For those of you who don’t know, The Ana Mum Diary was chosen as a Center Parcs Family Blogger, you can see the badge up on the right hand side.  This will mean, we will be able to enjoy a break at Center Parcs next year.   We are so excited, its a great opportunity, and the first time we have ever been there as a family, so we can’t wait! Continue Reading

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Miss A’s First Day at Primary School

| September 6, 2013 | 7 Comments
Miss A’s First Day at Primary School

Miss A

She woke up unbelievably excited, and we got up ridiculously early really. I had already explained that she was due in after lunchtime (she is doing three half days to begin with) so she pleaded with me all morning to have a sandwich. By 11 I couldn’t take it any longer and relented, so by 11.15 she was ready to get changed and have a few photographs taken in her new uniform.  I think she told me 4 or 5 times that morning that she loved me, and that she will miss me, so she was definitely a little nervous too.

Back to school first day

I cant wait to dig out all of Miss N’s first photographs, so I can compare them.  I got a little emotional as I saw her in her uniform, I found that bit quite hard, but didn’t want to let on to her, so hope I hid it well.  How can a child look so suddenly grown up and yet, look far too young to start school too, very mixed emotions!

first day : Back to school

When Miss N (now nearly 11) started school I took her photo in front of this very fireplace.  We had just moved in though, and it looked very different, but the memories came flooding back. When we went to pick her up and we asked her if she had had a good day, she replied ”Nah, its really tiring” she is is so contrary!

We are three days in, and she is waking with the same enthusiasm each day, however when picked up she is very, very tired.  I think that might be because she is doing afternoons though rather than mornings? So, so far so good though, and she when she woke up this morning, she got upset and the thought she might not be able to go because it was raining!

Well, let see what next week brings.  I hope that if any of my readers have had little ones start school that it has gone well, its a nerve wreaking time, and don’t get me started on the whole secondary school thing eek!

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She’s Growing Up….

| October 30, 2012 | 10 Comments
She’s Growing Up….

 

I was looking through photographs over the weekend, and like a bolt from the blue, I became choked up.  My little girl, is growing up!

Miss N, my eldest daughter, who turned 10 in September, will always be my little girl, I know. However she is growing up so fast.  She has developed a love of learning all about make-up, and developing her own sense of style.  I remember how that feels, but didn’t realise how hard it is as a mother to watch your children grow up so fast.  Though I confess, I did a little happy dance’ when you said you would like some purple Doc Martins for Christmas.

I definitely started to have an idea about my own style much later than this.  So maybe that’s where the difference lies?

I am so proud of you, I love that you know exactly what you want, but it hard for both of us, when we disagree.  I’m sure we will be having words about hem lines and heels, in three or four years from now, but please, please don’t make it any sooner!

So Miss N, for now, I’m concentrating on nurturing the fact, you are still my little girl.

One day, I’m sure you will have your own make-up, and clothing line. I love that over half term you made up your own perfume, and it doesn’t smell too bad, and It didn’t take too long to clean the nail varnish up off your bedroom floor, really.

I love that you customised your own t-shirt, but next time Miss N, check that its one that you can cut up….ok?

You are a star Miss N, you are shining so brightly and I love you!

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Sweet Dreams

| March 23, 2012 | 2 Comments
Sweet Dreams

Miss N has just reached the funny age of 9 going on 19! She seems to have overnight become a sleep loving teenager. She is no longer the first person awake, bounding into our bedroom to greet us with a smile. But the last out of bed, who seems to spend an age stretching and yawning and sleepily replying ‘In a minute Mum’.

So when I told her she would be getting a new Duvet, she was really genuinely delighted.  We have been planning this for a while, together with a new bed. So when I was approached to review one I jumped at the chance. We bought her new bedroom furniture last year, and now all her bedroom needs is a more grown-up bed to match. Continue Reading

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