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My baby starts preschool!

Published 09/01/2014 by RiceysWifey

Today was the last time I’ll ever have to take one of my children for their “first day at preschool”!

If you’ve noticed I’ve been pretty worried and stupidly working myself up since Christmas!

I had a meeting shortly before Lexie was due to start so that took my mind of it. Then got her dressed (first pic) out the door and off we went!

Got there walked in the teacher “mrs peters” has already taught both our boys a few years ago so we know her and she knows our family which is nice. In fact when nick was at preschool I was pregnant with Lexie so she’s seen Lexie almost every week of her life. She spoke to Lexie and handed her a name tag, this name tag has Lexie printed on it along with a Ladder (obviously phonic based) then mrs peters pointed to the self register board and the letter L and proceeded to ask Lexie to put her own name on the letter! They do this every single day when they go to school and before they leave they remove it and put it back in the pot.

We then wandered to the scissors to do some cutting, Lexie’s eyes bright with excitement that was when I knew “were ok this will be ok” mrs peters handed me a piece of paper and whispered “mobile number then leave and come back in a hour”

I did what I was told.

Whilst walking away through the school I thought omg I’ve left my last baby at school I have to say I was heartbroken. I sat In the car for twenty mins… Worrying checking my phone… Then thought “bugger I need a wee” dam my weak bladder lol rushed home went for a wee , checked phone no calls….

I went back a hour later to find my beautiful poppet extremely engrossed in the computer and happily chatting away to other children.

The right photo is the sheer glee caught on her face. She is now a big girl going to big girl school.

Me…I’m still heartbroken but so very very proud πŸ˜‰



My Hubby

Published 09/07/2013 by RiceysWifey

The title of this doesn’t quite cut how i wanted it to sound (if that makes any kind of sense). I just thought I’d take a little time to write a few things about him.

We met in April 2004, face to face that is… You see we met on the Internet, AOL chatrooms to be precise!! He was at the time 20 I was 28 and a single mum to Kayleigh. He was working at where he still is now here in Somerset. I was in the middle of the MOsT awful time in my life imaginable.myou see my ex (Kayleigh’s biological father) was a complete moron. He was abusive, mentally emotionally and physically. I had reported him to the police on several occasions, however always faltered when it came to the signing of my statements. So therefore he wasn’t prosecuted. Myself and my ex were not together yet he still ruled mine & Kayleigh’s lives.

in the April a friend needed help, both Chris and I knew her via the chat rooms. So one night when she called for help Chris went and picked her up from London and bought her to myhouse in Gosport, near Portsmouth, Hampshire. This would be the first time I actually MET Chris face to face. I was sooooooo nervous it’s untrue!! The feelings of lust/love which ever you wish to call it were already there. Butterflies when I got a text or when the phone rang, but this time OMG I was actually going to meet him!!

Around 9ish that night they arrived, I looked out my maisonettes window and saw them Getting out of the car! ARGH this is IT!!! The door knocked! I saw Tay first… Gave her a huge hug and welcomed her into my home! Then this was it eeeekkkkkk the moment of truth! Would those feelings be true? Would he like me? Or me like him? Ya knowin the flesh? Not photos or phone calls but for REAL?? Well I can honestly say meat moment when he hugged me I knew! He was THE one!! I not lily loved hem but I was officially IN love with him from that moment onwards!”

He knew about Kayleigh, wasn’t worried. He knew ll about her father… Wasn’t bothered. Didn’t care my house was less than perfect or the estate I lived on was rough as dogs. He just liked and wanted me for me. Nothing more nothing less. So anyways the following day Chris and Tay left, it was decided that cause of the pressure I was under at the time Tay couldn’t stay with me, and Chris had a 3bed flat in somerest so Tay went back with him to start her new life. Over the following months Chris took every opportunity in coming to see me late at night and leavi g early hours so Kayleigh’s father wouldn’t find out. Was all very cloak and dangers at that time. Which become increasingly frustrating! In the July I was on holiday with my parents for my mums 50th birthday, along with my dad and brother and his family! Chris and Tay were coming down each night and staying til early hours so my family wouldn’t know ! Sneaky!, on the 9th July 2004 we were officially a couple!! In the september I had to move from my flat to a house, Chris even paid the deposit on the house, helped me pack up unpack and generally did everything to settle myself and Kayleigh into our new home. Things were going very fast and I found juggling Kayleigh’s fathers demands and abusiveness along with havinrelation axing relationship happening with Chris, Kayleigh truly adored him but without prompting from me she NEVER mentioned Chris to her father not Once!! In thdice ember Kayleigh’s father attacked myself and Kayleigh in our house. As soon as I managed to get him out I rung Chris explained what happened and he very calmly said “baby call the police and just see what they advise you to do” so upon his advise I did this. Within ten mins they arrived taking statements, photographs the lot I was so confused. Didn’t really know what was going on. My phone was non stop all his family trying to speak to me making threats everything was manic.

chris came later that evening after panic alars had been installed and her father was arrested instantly they found him. It felt strange. I was alive Kayleigh was alive, Chris was there, everything all of a sudden was quiet, that is the on,y way I can describe it…so very very quiet.

that year was THE best Christmas I, WE ever had together, we got engaged, laughed & smiled and never had I seen Kayleigh so very relaxed without a care in the world.

then January came! Chris hard a huge car accident which left him unable to walk for five month, the amongst the fact my tenancy running out and the attack taking place we decided to move, to Somerset, close to Chris work.

That was January 25th 2005….. Since then we have had three houses, three babies, one marriage, made awesome friends that we class as family. Holidays fun laughter but most off all…… We have US!!


Mothers Day

Published 10/03/2013 by RiceysWifey

I woke this morning to hear lots of whispering, then five sets of feet quietly (or not so) coming up the stairs…. It’s Mother’s Day…






All of the above are from my eldest son Callum.





The above all from my youngest son Nick.




From my eldest daughter Kayleigh.




And lastly my wonderful hubby chris

You see they made everything for me… And in my eyes it takes ten mins to go to the shop and buy some lame cards which actually don’t say anything that means anything. Where as a couple of hours making something and putting the effort into it means a millions times more to me.

Following the card presentations and kisses and cuddles… They all left me to get up & dressed. Came downstairs to a lovely cuppa tea & right now hubby is cooking me my fave sausage sandwhich yummy!!!

I always say… If I can be HALF the mum, my mum is to me, then I’m doing ok!! I hope ill always achieve this.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mums and dads who are both parents πŸ˜‰

What or who keeps me sane on a bad day

Published 08/03/2013 by RiceysWifey

My youngest child Lexie aka Poppet is the simple answer! Today is a bad day, feeling poorly, fibro and chronic fatigue hitting me hard ;/ but as you can see this little girl keeps me going when I’m alone n feeling crappy.


Her first dress up outfit! Tinkerbell. For me personally I hate the whole princess thing with little girls, so does my husband, so we go for fairys instead! …. Altho recently a film came out called Brave, in this film there is a princess called Merrida, but unlike all the nkrmal princesses she’s blatantly a tomboy princess. So we like her!

Lexie’s been happy bumbling around stripping of …. I look across the room and she’s wearing her DOLLS vest! Which was originally Lexie’s first newborn outfit which she first wore around the age of 3months as she was teeny!


As you can see its way to small now lol! She was at the time attempting to put her 6year old brothers t shirt on as well! Such a fashion icon is my poppet! Then we moved onto the cupboard…. Containing nappies … Wonderful!


Then cuddles and stupid faces with mummy!! πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’•


So you see… Even when it’s a bad day … How can I possibly not want to be around this beautiful little girl, who in her innocence has NO idea what she does for me on a daily basis when no one else is around.

Four amazing kids

Published 18/02/2013 by RiceysWifey

Kayleigh May aka Dolly entered my life on 6th October 1997 at 6.55am st Mary’s hospital Portsmouth weighing 6lb 9oz. A perfect baby girl with oale skin and rosy cheeks hence her nickname Dolly. She totally changed my life forever and saved it a few times in the first few years of her life. Kayleigh has a different biological father to the other 3. Her bio father wasn’t/isn’t a very nice person he too changed OUR lives forever. However since I met chris he has been and always will be Kayleigh’s Dad , she has his name and totally adores him. Now 15 she’s grown into a beautiful young lady … She truely is my best friend. I hope that lasts forever.

Callum Andrew aka Monkey came along on 21st April 2006 at 9.45am at Yeovil district hospital weighing 6lb 4oz. Our first baby together. He had a rough start in life a spell in special care baby unit at hospital. But changed life as we had known it. Wouldn’t sleep full stop lol. Now he’s 6years old and his want and need for knowledge astounds me on a daily basis. Unlinke other children he doesn’t want to watch kids tv he’d much prefer the evening news or reading a children’s information book. His constant questioning of everything can be extremely tiring… But I obviously wouldn’t change him for the world.

Nick Keith aka Pudding came along 9th June 2007 at 11.03am at yeovil district hospital weighing 6lb 1oz. He was born at 32weeks or there abouts so 6lb 1 he would of been my huge baby. He’s my only brown eyed boy and always the one who gets hurt. When 18mth old he snuck out to our utility room and started climbing up a metal step ladder skipped and hit his face between his top jaw and his nose and broke it. This itself has caused many problems for Nick with his eating he could eat solids for a long time then had no desire to eat anything other than chicken nuggets and cheese. We now have a variety of food but still no where on a par with his siblings.

Lexie Julia-Anne aka Poppet our surprise addition. Born on 31st December 2010 at 10.54am at yeovil district hospital weighing 6lb 1oz. She had totally completed our family, two boys two girls job done! She’s such a happy content little girl always smiling quite happy bumbling around on her own or telling her brothers what to do lol

Couldn’t imagine life without any of my babies x





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