Christine McGuinness shares pride in her twins’ latest milestone

How wonderful!

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Paddy McGuinness’ wife Christine has expressed how proud she is of her twins’ latest milestone.

The doting mum took to Instagram recently to share a series of snaps showing her children Penelope and Leo, five, enjoying a day of painting and crafts.

Christine told her fans that at one time, her twins, who have been diagnosed with autism, “wouldn’t go anywhere near the paint” because “the sensory overload was too much” for them.

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The photos showed little wooden houses that the twins had decorated with paint and glitter.

One picture sees one of the children’s hands covered in red glitter while another sees one of them with red paint all over their hand.

Christine captioned the post: “Looking at these photos from today I’m feeling so proud at how far my children have come.

“Whilst painting may be a normal everyday activity for most children it was quite an obstacle to overcome for my lot!”

Christine McGuinness and her kids
Christine said she’s proud of her twins for making the small milestone (Credit: Instagram)

She continued: “The sensory overload was once too much and they wouldn’t go anywhere near the paint. It was too messy, too colourful, too wet, even the smell was too strong.

“Now as you can see they all enjoy painting and even paint their own hands!. It’s the small things in life that mean so much.”

Christine and Paddy, who tied the knot in 2011, revealed their twins’ autism diagnosis on their fourth birthday last year.

The couple are also parents to their one-year-old daughter Felicity.

The couple revealed their twins’ diagnosis last year (Credit: FameFlynet)

Earlier this year, Christine revealed she could see signs of autism in Felicity too, but a diagnosis could not be explored until she is older.

Last month, Paddy spoke candidly about raising children with autism and how that can impact his relationship with Christine.

Speaking on John Bishop: In Conversation With…, Paddy said: “It’s very, very, very, very difficult, you know any parent with children with any kind of special needs is very difficult.

Paddy said raising autistic children is “difficult” at times (Credit: Instagram)

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“Some days it’s a wonder how we’re still together, me and Christine, because you can’t sort of do the normal things that you would as a couple.”

Earlier this year, the couple organised a ball which raised more than £100,000 for the National Autistic Society.

More recently, Paddy revealed he’s working on launching a TV show about being a father to autistic children.

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