I’m Katie and if you hadn’t sort of guessed from the name of the blog I’m a stay at home Mami of five. Yes, I know our family is a bit bigger than the norm but it was our decision to have this many and it has been a manic, fun filled fourteen years since we had our first, and second. Thats right, we had twins first and still decided to have more!
So a little about us. We are a bilingual family, myself and the kids all speak Welsh and English. Hubby only speaks English, but understands more Welsh than he realises most days. Having read a few blogs, I think I would be classed as ever so slightly crunchy. I wear my babies, use cloth nappies, have breastfed all my children and would prefer to eat real food than processed. However, in reality I will admit that I used a double buggy when e&ff were babies, a combination of sling/double/single buggy/buggy board when the three girls were little, only managed to breastfeed the twins until they were 12days old, only used cloth on the two youngest and processed food is my failing on days when the time goes by so fast – but it is something I am working on.
Dadi, Lee, is an HGV mechanic and totally into his gaming, he even has a YouTube channel where he uploads videos, mostly of minecraft.
We have E&Ff first, they are 14 and every bit teen girls as they could possibly get, from complete silliness one moment to full on teenage strops the next. I’m sure one teenage girl is bad, but two? Give me tantruming toddlers anyday!
Next we have LM our 12 year old, she is about as daft as they come, the phrase sillier than a box of frogs comes to mind. I have been instructed by her to tell you that she is actually a sophisticated, smart and intelligent young lady. LM suffers with a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hypermobility type), she suffers a lot of pain and is at risk of dislocations, but she doesn’t let it hold her back at all!
LV, our first son is nine, named after his Dadi and determined to be just as tall one day although he would rather be an evil scientist when he’s older. LV is colourblind, which can cause hilarious wardrobe malfunctions when it comes to coordinating clothes!
Finally we come to our last little bundle of joy, O is now two and completely full of energy, seriously, this child rarely sleeps but spends his day climbing anything and everything he can, including up the radiator to reach the windowsill!
This blog will mainly be about our hectic family life, the ups and downs of having highly opinionated teenage girls, a silly, giggling tween, a mucky boy(seriously this kid can go to bed clean and wake up filthy!!!) and a boisterous toddler all under one slightly leaky roof!
So put your feet up and I’ll pop the kettle on. If your good I’ll even dig out the biscuit tin!
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