Christmas with sixteen kids

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Morecambe’s biggest family the Radfords have been very busy in the run-up to Christmas. In the latest from her online blog, super-mum SUE RADFORD gives another insight into a hectic life with 16 children...

Friday, December 7 2012

We’ve been up to a lot this week! Casper is now nine weeks and it has gone so fast!

He’s 12lb 7oz and he’s doing so well but hardly surprising he’s put so much weight on because he never stops feeding.

Casper is now starting to get into a routine. We usually start to introduce a bed time routine at this age so that has started this week and is going well.

This week we have been very busy filming for our new TV programme and it’s going really well.

We’re enjoying it so much and the children are having a lot of fun filming as well.

We’ve also been really busy planning our wedding renewals for what seems like ages.

Also this week we have been to book the christening for 11 of the children so things are very busy at the moment. But I’m sure it will all come together in the end.

Wednesday, December 19 2012

What a manic week we’ve had!

So a few weeks ago me and Noel decided to start a date night as we never get any time together as a couple.

So Noel had been planning something for a few weeks and would not tell me what it was no matter how hard I tried to get it out of him.

He had only gone and rented an Audi a5 Coupe and then he announced that we would be going to Chester for the night! I was in shock because we never get to go away on our own ever.

Well, we haven’t stopped in a hotel for 20 years so I was over the moon and I packed my bag and off we went.

When we got home the older ones had coped brilliantly. Chloe had Casper during the night and he had been up at 3 then was in and out of sleep till 7 then she had to go into work for 7.30 but she loved having him.

Also this week we have had lots of magazine and photoshoots which has been crazy but a lot of fun and I cant wait to see the pictures of our family.

We have had the three older primary school children’s nativity play which was just lovely. I love this time of year. It’s just magical, although this year I’m not very organised but I am getting there.

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