Morrison Clan Update


Where has 2016 disappeared to ?

I cannot believe we are heading towards the end of June, it just doesn’t seem to have been Christmas two minutes ago!

Looking over Hex Mum I have noticed that I haven’t really given an update on us all, so here we go..

Mandi I am still working as a breastfeeding practitioner, I absolutely LOVE my job, getting to see all of those lovely pregnant ladies and helping them to learn about breastfeeding, and then seeing them with their newborn and helping if they need me, then meeting them a couple of months later at the baby cafes, with their growing little person and all still breastfeeding, it really is an amazing job, the job is only part-time, so I am also working as a Social media Manager for some local companies, which I also love and means I can fit that round everyone else’s busy schedules! At the end of March I celebrated my 40th birthday with a family trip to Disneyland Paris, which was fabulous and we would like to return before the end of the year, we all enjoyed it that much!

Asa now has the title Air Show Director, so he is working very hard behind the scenes to ensure an amazing new Air Show will take to the skies next year, as well as being a consultant for a new local leisure centre build, he LOVES his job and it is wonderful to see his enthusiasm, and I know that he will make it a huge success.

Xene will complete her final A level exam tomorrow and then she has the entire summer to help me with lots of fun and interesting projects. She was offered two of her three university places, but has decided to defer for a year and gain some work experience, the career that she wishes to go into is fairly new in terms of actual degree courses, so who knows what else will be on offer next year, and if i’m perfectly honest, I am quite glad she will be staying here for another year, she has just finished an amazing show called Rocking the Musicals and is just about to start rehearsing for Oklahoma, so she will be kept nice and busy!

Lochlan has only two more GCSEs and then he is finished for the summer, he has a college open day in a couple of weeks and the End of school Prom, he is going to attend sixth form in September to study Photography, Film and TV and Game design, so I shall be setting him some projects during the summer to get some practise in! He is as cool as a cucumber about his GCSEs, so I just hope he does OK, although under all that curly hair, there is a decent brain!

Neva has been suffering quite badly with migraines this year, which has affected her attendance at school, however she is still managing to get A grades in all subjects, so I guess its not that bad. She has now started wearing glasses and these do seemed to have halved the amount of headaches she was getting. At her school they choose two options in Year 9 and study them for the two years and then another in Year 11, which means they are slightly more spread out, Neva has chosen Business Studies and Leisure & Tourism, which she will begin in September.  She is still growing, all three of the older children are now taller than me, she is still a tomboy and will sit discussing Marvel with the boys, instead of the latest fashion trend.

Kaide is still the oldest but shortest member of his class, I know that he will grow eventually, as that is exactly what happened with Lochi and Asa, so I just keep reassuring him that Lochi was the same size at his age. He loves all sports, although today he has had to refrain as he sprained his ankle yesterday, so at lunchtime he compromised when I suggested he shouldn’t play football and took the role of referee! He still rocks at Maths, but his English is catching up, so by the time the dreaded SATs arrive next year it will be all fine. He spends most evenings playing some kind of sport with Asa and any siblings he can encourage to play.

Eowyn is probably the most outgoing of all the children and is a born performer, my phone is full of pictures and videos of her dancing, singing or pulling faces, her favourite at the moment is taking a picture and then adding accessories or turning herself into an old lady, she cracks me up! She still loves gymnastics and can be found cartwheeling round the house or using my bed as a trampoline. She is quite a girly girl in some respects, but also a tomboy, I would liken her to Merida!

Tyrus has now been at school 9months, and he is getting on really well, last week he mastered toileting at school, which is a HUFGE achievement as he has been doing it at home for ages, but always naked, so the fact he has mastered it at school with his clothes still on is quite a relief! The professionals had a meeting in April about a diagnosis and I finally have a feedback meeting at the end of June, which will hopefully provide me with absolutely nothing that I don’t already know but at least he will be able to have help and support when he moves to year one, his social skills are really coming on and his speech is amazing, (doesn’t always make sense to the situation, but that doesn’t matter) the entire reception class look after and take care of him, this week he has been invited to three birthday parties which is wonderful, he probably won’t attend any, but the fact that he has been invited is enough, he was also top in phonics and numbers in the class, which is no surprise as he adores both letters and numbers.

Viggo is no longer a baby, he is my fully grown toddler that thinks he is 2 going on 12, he tries so hard to keep up with his older brothers and sisters and he does really well! He goes to preschool one day per week and he loves it! The ladies that take care of him have looked after all seven and they say “You can tell he is seventh child” he is so independent and wades into all the four year old games, he loves sticking and gluing, but not as much as the trampoline! He sounds so grown up when he talks and some of the things he comes out with it could be Kaide aged 10! he loves all of his brothers and sisters, but by the end of the school holidays there is a slight look of relief that he has some peace and quiet! I cannot believe that in a few months he will be three…

So, that is a little update on us all, the next time I update it will probably be as i’m putting up the Christmas decorations and I realise the rest of the year has gone…


Comments (26)

  • Colette

    June 16, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    What busy lives you all have.
    I took a year out between A Levels and Uni and it was such a good idea, I didn’t do anything massively exciting, worked in a shop and did some voluntary work which related to my career but I was ready to study again when I went back.

  • wendy

    June 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Wwow, sounds like you’ve all had an eventful year so far and we’re only half way through! 🙂 A lot of milestones and firsts there for your kids.
    It’s scary where the time goes, really! Good luck to Lochlan for the GCSE’s, and before we know it it’ll be Christmas again!!! Eeek.

  • RachelSwirl

    June 16, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I recognise the pictures as the Cheyenne and of course Disneyland Paris x

  • Leanne

    June 17, 2016 at 9:54 am

    What a great update post. I cant quite believe how quickly this year is going. It’s flying by!

  • StressedMum

    June 17, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    What a great post, this year is going by far too quickly it does not seem possible that we are in the middle of June already. It was lovely reading the update, migraines are awful things to have 🙁 x

  • Jenni

    June 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Wow you have a full house! Hope Lachlon does well in his exams and I think a gap year is a great idea for Xene, work experience alongside a degree is a fab position to be in rather than only being in education with no work skills. Being a breastfeeding support worker is a fab job, I couldn’t have done without mine, I am so grateful to her x

  • Claire

    June 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    It’s great to get an update, it sounds like you have a busy household! Enjoy the summer 🙂

  • Rhian Westbury

    June 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Wow what busy lives you all have, you must be a saint to have so many children. I bet you’re glad your eldest isn’t flying the nest quite yert x

  • Life as Mum

    June 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    You all sound very busy! 🙂 Great reading updates.

  • Nikki

    June 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Wow sounds like you have all been busy and well done on the a grades!!

  • The London Mum

    June 17, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Gosh poor Neva, I suffer from migraines and they really are horrific. Eye straining is a cause, but the other cause for me was massive hormone dips. Maybe get her hormones checked and see what’s happening when she suffers a migraine.

  • Rachel

    June 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Wowee it sounds as though you live life in the fast time! The migraine situation with Neva isn’t great hun, as a sufferer I used to keep a diary so I could figure out the trigger x

  • WhatLauraLoves

    June 18, 2016 at 2:53 am

    What a fabulous update, life is going by so fast isn’t it! I hope everything goes well for you in the next half of the year xxx

  • Fashion and Style Police

    June 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Lovely post. You guys are having a busy year. That’s great.

  • Miss Kitty Kaos

    June 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I know what you mean about time just flying I can’t catch my breath sometimes. Sounds like you are all doing so well though x

  • Sam

    June 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I love these sorts of posts, love to keep up with how everyone is getting on!


    June 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    My goodness and I thought i was busy you haven’t stopped this year. Keep it up your doing a great job.

  • Charli Bruce

    June 19, 2016 at 9:00 am

    It’s always nice to get an update and it seems like the kids are doing so well! I can’t belive how quick this year has gone and I especially can’t believe how quick this last school year has gone. My daughter starts secondary school in September and I am so nervous for her but she is as cool as ice! xx

  • Hannah

    June 19, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    time really is flying isn’t it! It was so lovely reading through what you have all been up too

  • Sarah, Things Sarah Loves

    June 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Ah I really loved this post! Great that there is individual updates on how you’re all doing. And huge congrats to Neva for getting A grades – awesome!

  • Jessica

    June 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Feels refreshing to hear great updates by amazing people. You guys are incredibly busy! Lol

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    June 20, 2016 at 7:52 am

    So lovely to hear about your family! Your job sounds so interesting and rewarding. Your kids have such unusual names!

  • Sally Akins

    June 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

    What a lovely post! Asa’s job sound fantastic – we had our local air show yesterday and it was amazing! There must be a huge amount of work put into organising something like that

  • Jemma

    June 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    The year is just flying by…where is the time going?

  • Tara

    June 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    This is a very detailed update, lovely read 🙂

  • Anosa

    June 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    What a lovely family update, I felt like I was a grandparent catching up on what’s happening with the grand kids.

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