I'm Julie. Welcome to my world as a wife of one (the Mister) and mum of FIVE awesome kids (aged 14, 12, 9, 7 & 3) - it's full of late nights, early mornings, rushing around, losing things, playing referee and general chaos. It isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we kinda like it here, and we hope that you will too. www.mamaowl.co.uk
The lovely Michelle from Mummy From The Heart is off to Ethiopia next week with ONE.org and has asked me to host the linky in her absence, so please visit me next Thursday to link up and keep the blog hop going while Mich is away doing wonderful things with #ONEmums. I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back, Michelle.
On with this week's #R2BC...
1. Our second box from Toys R Us arrived for the 2012 Toyologist program that we were fortunate enough to be chosen for, and it is wonderful! So many great things, the children are thrilled and we have had fun trying some of them out already. Yesterday you'd have been lucky to make it out of my house without having been nailed in the face with a Nerf dart or scalped by the Air Hog. I still have a couple of reviews from box one to complete so I have a busy weekend ahead, but what a problem to have, a busy weekend of having fun playing with toys with the kids! It's been such a great opportunity and I am really enjoying it.
2. Halloween is coming! I adore Halloween, carving pumpkins, making toffee apples, decorating spooky cakes and gingerbread skeletons, apple bobbing... We also watch "scary" (!) Disney Halloween films and the kids dress up in their costumes and answer the door to hand out sweeties to the odd ToTer we may get. I personally am not a fan of going out trick or treating, so having our own little party at home is the best way to keep everyone happy, and this way we don't have to trudge around in the dark & cold either! Win/win.
3. Our appointment to see a specialist with L was yesterday, and I had hoped that it was going to give us some answers about his condition - whatever it is (physical, not his ASD) - with results of the MRI that he had IN MAY (yes, still no results from that), however I was extremely disappointed to find out that it was yet another review, with yet another new doctor that we had never met before. You're wondering why this is a reason to be cheerful, I know. I'm getting to it!
Well, while I was rather pissed off to learn that it wasn't results or answers (and to be fair I still am because there is no need for it to take this long) the consultant that we met was very nice, and very helpful, and very apologetic when we told her that she was at least the ninth (no exaggeration) specialist we had seen and that we STILL don't know what is going on. She has promised us that she will get things back on track, and to help us find out what is going on with our boy. So, we at least have something happening now, and hopefully one day very soon we will at last find out what we need to know. Fingers crossed.