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My week captured – a week of worry

My week captured – a week of worry


There’s a saying which goes along the lines of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and while that’s probably a little extreme I’m adopting it as my phrase of the week. It’s been a toughie to say the least but one of the requirements of being a mum, is managing the emotions of your offspring, by keeping your own under control and I had to exercise this in its earnest during our week of worry. Our perma-happy, bouncy spaniel has been desperately ill and by Wednesday, Hubby and I were preparing for the worst, while at the same time keeping calm and carrying on so we didn’t worry the boys unnecessarily. I didn’t stray far from his side hence most of this week’s photos being of Baby R at home or on the school run but I’m happy to report Roo is now on the mend after being diagnosed with Addison’s Disease (If anyone has any experience of this I’d love to know.) I’m going to stop moaning about the car smelling of dog and how many times I trip over him in the kitchen as he stands by my feet begging  waiting for food. Life just wouldn’t be the same without our mad mutt.



project 365 week 5 mum in nutshell


  1. Baby R playing with a huge cardboard box which housed a Phil & Teds pushchair I’m testing for Pushchair Trader. Needless to say at the moment he prefers the box!
  2. Tween making American pancakes after seeing them on a TV show, them searching a recipe on You-Tube. I was so impressed by his moment of independence, I let him loose in the kitchen, just keeping a watchful eye from a distance.
  3. Camellia in bloom already in Devon. It’s been cold and we had a quick 20 minute snow flurry but nothing compared to the rest of the country.
  4. Baby R wrapped up and cocooned in our trusty Quinny Buzz.
  5. Baby R wondering where the dog bowl’s gone. The kitchen isn’t half as exciting without a bowl of water to splash about in or challenging Mummy to a race who gets there 1st.
  6. Baby R (again, I did warn you) full of beans and mischief during an early morning wakeup call. (notice the skateboards in the back ground that are a permanent feature in my house!)
  7. Oooo, look, it’s Baby R, AGAIN! but with his Tween brother and in a funky hat that he is just adorable in.



I’m linking in with Project 365 (The Boy and Me) and The Week That Was Captured (Make do and push)

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  1. 7th February 2015 / 4:28 pm

    It sounds like you had a rough week but managed it well. I am glad to hear Roo is recovering and I hope he keep on doing that. I have never heard of Addison’s Disease I hope it isn’t critical.

    Beautiful pictures of your boys. Making your own pancakes is a great effort. Baby R’s smile is highly contagious 🙂
    /Charlotte – My Green Nook

    • 7th February 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks Charlotte. I’m hoping for an easy week ahead!

  2. 7th February 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Oh I hope carries on getting better poor thing. Sounds a tough week I hope your weekend has been good to make up for it. Love those cheeky Baby R snaps he he and the last one is super sweetxx

  3. 8th February 2015 / 6:41 pm

    Ah I’m so glad that you’re doggie is going to be ok….although I’ve not heard of Addisons Disease, is it serious? Love it when the kiddies show signs of independence too 🙂 Gorgeous baby shots this week x

    • 8th February 2015 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks, not sure on all the sides of Addison’s other than he’s on tablets to manage it for the rest of his life. All my boys are getting independent in their own way at the moment. There’ll be nothing left for me to do soon.

  4. 8th February 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Pleased they at least know what’s up with your dog – Addisons is a Thyroid thing isn’t it, they thought my sister had it!?
    Love the pictures – can’t beat a cardboard box! xx

    • 8th February 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you, still researching the Addison’s thing, he’s in human medication, bless him

  5. Polly
    8th February 2015 / 10:40 pm

    Aww you poor thing, pets can be such a worry- I hope he’s on the mend now and next week is a better one for you all xxx

  6. 9th February 2015 / 12:07 am

    I’m so glad Roo is ok and you know what is wrong! I love that photo of the boys together! So cute 🙂

  7. 9th February 2015 / 7:08 pm

    It does sound like a rough week….So glad Roo is on the mend!! It must have been so worrying!
    Lovely photos x

  8. Katie @mummydaddyme
    9th February 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Oh sounds like a worrying week- these pets are such a cause of worry sometimes but we wouldn’t be without them would we? Glad Roo is on the mend. xx

    • 10th February 2015 / 5:53 am

      Thank you, it’s been our first illness with him so we’ve been quite lucky really.

  9. 14th February 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Oh your poor pooch 🙁 I’m glad to hear he’s on the mend though – I would be devastated if our family dog was ill; he’s such an integral part of our family!

    Thanks so much for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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