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How often do you get to come face to face with a Lion in Cardiff bay?! As we were down there for ice skating last night thought it would be rude not to pop and see them! How amazing is this! All out of Lego. I loved the crocodile too! #lego #lion #legolion #cardiffbay #wow #blogger #southwalesparentblogger #cardiff #autism
We can have a busy day, and we’re still up at 4, I hate 4am I feel sorry for my neighbours even though Z is preverbal he really is so loud. Normally we keep him upstairs the other side of the house today he’s refusing as is banging about down stairs #autism #sensory #blogger #iceskating #penguin #sendbloggers #nosleep #thankgoditshalfterm
First time ice skating tonight where we spent most of the time on the floor🙈 in all fairness he took it well and got back up each time! #autism #sensory #iceskating #blogger #southwalesparentblogger #senblogger #cardiff #firsttime #icearenawales #childrenofig #freerangekid
It’s doesn’t look very thick but it’s freezing the Windows are frozen shut and it’s only -1 I’m guessing it was much colder during the night #frozencar #cold #winter #blogger #southwalesparentblogger
Six years ago today was the first day I set my eyes on Z, I fell in love there and there amongst every other emotion possible. From nerves, excited, scared and trying not to think what the next two weeks would bring. Six years ago and I can remember those emotions like it was yesterday. I may hate autism on days, I may miss my sleep and get horrible, it’s not been an easy six years but I’d never change him. He really has taught me so many things about life. #ivf #ivficsi #blogger #sixyearsago #autism #southwalesparentblogger #embryotransfer #embryoblast
Six years ago today was the first day I set my eyes on Z, I fell in love there and there amongst every other emotion possible. From nerves, excited, scared and trying not to think what the next two weeks would bring. Six years ago and I can remember those emotions like it was yesterday. I may hate autism on days, I may miss my sleep and get horrible, it’s not been an easy six years but I’d never change him. He really has taught me so many things about life. #ivf  #ivficsi  #blogger  #sixyearsago  #autism  #southwalesparentblogger  #embryotransfer  #embryoblast 
We are not romantic here, 6 years ago the day before embryo transfer we didn’t acknowledge Valentine’s Day and haven’t really since. Last night Z was awake at 2.15-5.45 we’re all exhausted but the husband as much as I call him rotten during his break in work went to town and got my a little heart! #nomination #charm #valentinesday #heart #blogger
We are not romantic here, 6 years ago the day before embryo transfer we didn’t acknowledge Valentine’s Day and haven’t really since. Last night Z was awake at 2.15-5.45 we’re all exhausted but the husband as much as I call him rotten during his break in work went to town and got my a little heart! #nomination  #charm  #valentinesday  #heart  #blogger 
We may have had a bad day, and at one point I wanted to sit and cry, I most probably needed to sit and cry but instead I carried on tidying up after this little guy. He’s now fast asleep, hopefully the trauma of today , nit killing and hair washing will all be forgotten about in the morning. We’ve worked so hard this week in getting to comb his hair 10 times in the search for nits that I’d hate to think we’ve lost it all #bath #sensory #autism #hair #blogger #sen #sendbloggers #southwalesparentblogger #sunday #ourautismjourney #reallifeparenting #sometimeswecry #parentingishard #ilovesomeonewithautism
We may have had a bad day, and at one point I wanted to sit and cry, I most probably needed to sit and cry but instead I carried on tidying up after this little guy. He’s now fast asleep, hopefully the trauma of today , nit killing and hair washing will all be forgotten about in the morning. We’ve worked so hard this week in getting to comb his hair 10 times in the search for nits that I’d hate to think we’ve lost it all #bath  #sensory  #autism  #hair  #blogger  #sen  #sendbloggers  #southwalesparentblogger  #sunday  #ourautismjourney  #reallifeparenting  #sometimeswecry  #parentingishard  #ilovesomeonewithautism 
4 drawers. 
I told the husband to get something from the second drawer he couldn’t find it. What’s the second drawer?
4 drawers. I told the husband to get something from the second drawer he couldn’t find it. What’s the second drawer?
My 1000th picture. 
I wanted it to be a nice picture. 
This is what happened during a meltdown after putting stuff on Z’s hair for nits. 
He ran, husband washed his hands, put the washing in machine and opened the back door to let the pooch in, I washed my hands. He literally done all this in less than 2 minutes, I’d say less than 60 seconds but no one would believe that right. 
He has gone like a wild animal and just swiped stuff off everything shelves and top of wardrobe. 
This was a meltdown not a temper tantrum. This was my child screaming crying like a wild animal because I was putting stuff on his head. 
#autism #sensory #meltdown #mess #attacked #nits #headlice #sendbloggers #sometimesihateautism #ihatenits #itsgoingtobealongnight #blogger #southwalesparentblogger
My 1000th picture. I wanted it to be a nice picture. This is what happened during a meltdown after putting stuff on Z’s hair for nits. He ran, husband washed his hands, put the washing in machine and opened the back door to let the pooch in, I washed my hands. He literally done all this in less than 2 minutes, I’d say less than 60 seconds but no one would believe that right. He has gone like a wild animal and just swiped stuff off everything shelves and top of wardrobe. This was a meltdown not a temper tantrum. This was my child screaming crying like a wild animal because I was putting stuff on his head. #autism  #sensory  #meltdown  #mess  #attacked  #nits  #headlice  #sendbloggers  #sometimesihateautism  #ihatenits  #itsgoingtobealongnight  #blogger  #southwalesparentblogger 
Testing out my new keepcup before it goes into my bag (cleaned obviously!) no more take away cups! #keepcup #coffee #reducewaste #blogger #southwalesparentblogger
So Z went to sleep singing row row row your boat... surrounded by toot toots I’ve taken the book off his face but left the toot toots ain’t risking those waking him! #sleeping #book #toottoot #autism #sensory #blogger #sen
Been feeding the birds a while now, they are not even flying away when I leave my front door! This little guy walked in front of me up the steps, across the drive and jumped back down to finish the rest of the fat ball! #birds #nature #nowaste #theyeatallthecrumbs #blogger #needabirdfeedingstation #southwalesparentblogger
Today’s attempt at #zerowaste my homemade melts, they actually smell amazing. #melts #homemade #zerowaste #blogger #southwalesparentblogger
Last night went to see Flashdance The Musical at New Theatre (photo ©️New Theatre) What amazing dancers! Review over on the blog right now! #flashdance #theatre #musical #blogger #southwalesparentblogger #amazing!
Next lot I’ve got going, this time lemon scent, so chuffed though was gifted lots of bottles of essential oils last night! Can’t wait until my beeswax arrives this week to attempt my own melts! #zerowaste #lessplastic #homemade #toiletbombs #lemon #blogger #southwalesparentblogger
So this did happen! I went out for the rugby for a mates birthday, headed home early like 8pm and I had a lovely line of complete and uncompleted jigsaws waiting at the front door, taking me to a new floor design of books in the kitchen, lots more jigsaws and marble run pieces in living room. Not too bad impressive dads kept up with the tornado..... until I followed a lovely line up to this. His bedroom 🙈 #realpicture #realparenting #messyhouse #nofakephotoshere #autism #blogger #southwalesparentblogger #tsumtsum #books #raisingareader #letters #numbers #clothes
So this did happen! I went out for the rugby for a mates birthday, headed home early like 8pm and I had a lovely line of complete and uncompleted jigsaws waiting at the front door, taking me to a new floor design of books in the kitchen, lots more jigsaws and marble run pieces in living room. Not too bad impressive dads kept up with the tornado..... until I followed a lovely line up to this. His bedroom 🙈 #realpicture  #realparenting  #messyhouse  #nofakephotoshere  #autism  #blogger  #southwalesparentblogger  #tsumtsum  #books  #raisingareader  #letters  #numbers  #clothes 
Playing in his sensory sock ! I do wish he was asleep in bed but...! #blogger #autism #sensorysock #sensoryseeking #ourautismjourney