• Autism

    Learning Makaton

    At Ethan’s results meeting we were also given some homework one of those being to learn some of the Makaton Signs and start using them in our everyday language.  For those of you unaware of what Makaton is The Makaton Charity website states the following… “Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order”. We have been given the following signs to learn To Eat To Sleep To Drink Milk Biscuit Toilet Car Bus Teddy (or cuddly toy) Book More Cat  Dog I started to use…

  • Blogging

    Printerpix Photo Competition

    This month, Tots100 has teamed up with Printerpix to celebrate family photography, and give away a fantastic prize to one lucky blogger. This is our entry for the Family Portraits category.  This photo is very special to us as it was taken on our recent trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Behind us is Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, this is where we got married in 2008, and we had an amazing day that we will never forget. We never dreamed that we would be able to take our son to see where we got married so soon, if at all. We visited the pavilion on our last day and showed Ethan around,…

  • Blogging

    The 2013 MAD Blog Awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2013 MAD blog awards.  The MAD Blog Awards celebrate the very best of parent blogging and are the UK’s biggest and brightest awards for Mum and Dad bloggers. If you enjoy reading our blog and would like to nominate us for an award please use the following link. We would love to be nominated in the Best New Blog category but if you feel we would be suited elsewhere we would appreciate all nominations. 

  • Autism

    D-Day Also Known As Diagnosis Day!

    Well yesterday was the day I feel like I have been waiting for since the 1st of June last year. That was the day when the penny dropped for me that Ethan was showing autistic traits. I feel like I have travelled a world of emotions since then and it feels like we have been in limbo for a very long time but I know that we are one of the lucky ones as it hasn’t even been a year since I requested a referral from our doctor. Yesterday Ethan was officially diagnosed with Autism. At the moment I feel a huge sense of relief. Relief that my concerns about Ethan’s…

  • Ethan

    Ethan Said Daddy!

    Whilst the boys are having a cat nap and I quickly eat my lunch before starting the shopping list I thought I would share with you the fantastic moment we had this morning so that it is documented before our busy lives take over.   Darren had a boys night out last night and stayed over his friends and whilst Ethan and I were eating breakfast Darren text us to say hello. I turned to Ethan and said “It’s Daddy!” and Ethan, as clear as a bell said, Daddy! I couldn’t believe it so I quickly called Darren and put him on loud speaker to let him know what had happened and…

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