Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Time for a little update on my children, lets start with Amelie who turned 9 in August.

 Sometimes i find it hard to believe that my sweet little first born is now 9 years old, shes already starting to act like a teenager. She's very much into fashion, she loves wearing make up and buying new clothes, she has even started to talk about boys!

In less than 2 years my little girl will be heading off to secondary school... and i'm so not ready!

Although Amelie can be very grown up, she is still just a little girl. She loves playing with dolls, her best friend is her 6 year old sister (although she would never ever admit it!)
Compared to other 9 years olds we know i'd say Amelie is a very young 9. I love that she is asking for Dolls and toys this Christmas, i'm not looking forward to buying non-kiddy related Christmas presents at all!

I love watching the 3 of them play together, their conversations crack me up.

Amelie is still so full of fun, she always has to much energy which is why she does so much after school. I don't think she could cope with being home all day from 3:30 til bedtime!

I'm so proud of Amelie, shes already done so much that I never thought she would do. Shes gone from being a shy little girl who was labeled with "Selective Mutism" a few years back, to being a more confident and chatty little girl who has lots of friends and tries her best at most things.

If you follow me on Instagram you would have already noticed that Amelie likes to Dance. With 6 Dance/Gymnastics classes a week there's hardly any time for homework!
We try to put in half an hour a week for homework, it's really not easy and i definitely feel like we should do more home learning, but as a mother of 3 who works Mon - Thurs there really is little time.
I don't want to cut down on any of Amelie's Dance because she enjoys it and it's good for her.

I often wonder what Amelie will be like in 7 years time when shes starting to think about getting her first job and what shes going to do after secondary school. Will she still love to dance? Will she still want to go on family days out? Will she still get on well with her siblings?

It's so hard to imagine our little ones not being children, and to be honest i don't even want to think about it. I am enjoying being a mummy to a 9 year old, a 6 year old and a 3 year old. Sure they are hard work, they have their moments when i feel like banging my head against a brick wall! But i wouldn't change it for the world!

She is never short of energy!

Dear Bear and Beany


  1. 6 classes a week! That's full on. It's nice to read that your daughters get on so well. I hope to have another daughter so my baby girl can have a sister to be her best friend. #SharingTheBlogLove

  2. She sounds like an amazing girl! 9 is such a strange age in a way - on the cusp of not quite being a child anymore, but still very childlike. It's great that she has a passion - I think that's so important as a teenager. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. She sounds lovely. I can't imagine my girls aged 9, that seems so grown up. I remember my friends daughter being nine, she was bridesmaid at my wedding. She was so desperate to be old, but still had such childlike qualities about her. Let them be little for as long as possible. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x