Family - Britton and Seabourne

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Julie Britton, 44, and Peter Seabourne, 45, have been a couple since 2011 athough they have known each other for many years. They live in Morley where they grew up and have a two-year-old daughter, Connie Rose Seabourne who has Down Syndrome.

What is your most treasured memory?

Seeing our daughter for the first time. She was delivered eight weeks early due to slow growth. And two weeks after her birth we found out she had Down Syndrome.

One family member’s proudest achievement?

Connie’s achievements make us so proud. Every milestone is a celebration of her determination. We appreciate all the small things in her development. It’s wonderful to watch her grow. Connie’s achievements make us so proud. Every milestone is a celebration of her determination. We appreciate all the small things in her development. It’s wonderful to watch her grow. We are also very proud of Connie for signing with a casting/modelling agency.

What are your top tips for getting children to do what you ask?

My top tip for getting a child to do what you want is chocolate.

What family task takes you the longest?

The longest family task. Is just getting ready to leave the house. Guaranteed I will forget something.

What’s the most bizarre thing you have found yourself saying since having kids?

“Connie take your feet out of her hair and eat your dinner”

What’s the funniest thing your children have ever said/done?

The funniest thing Connie does is climb and hide in ever possible small space. Once found her with both feet down the toilet, paddling.

Mini moan - what really gets your goat?

Things that get my goat. Jealousy, ignorance and bad manners.

What’s your favourite family day out?

A day at the seaside.

What hobbies/pastimes do you enjoy as a family and separately?

Peter is a rugby coach at The University of Leeds so we spend a lot of family time watching rugby. As a family we enjoy taking Connie to Equine Therapy on a Saturday morning. The happiness and emotion she displays is out of this world.

What one item can you not live without?

Julie could not live without her mobile phone.

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