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Hape Scoot Around Toddler Bike Review | {#AD – GIFTED}

Hape Scoot Around Toddler Bike Review | {#AD – GIFTED}

I’m back talking about our favourite toy brand, Hape, again. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with them to help showcase their awesome range of sustainably made wooden baby and toddler toys and today I’m taking all about the Hape Scoot Around toddler […]

Cloth Nappy Diaries : Going full time Fluff

Cloth Nappy Diaries : Going full time Fluff

Back when I ordered those first three newborn nappies from Baba + Boo I had all the best intentions but if I’m being totally honest, I didn’t think I’d stick with the whole reusable nappy idea. The constant need for washing and reported long drying […]

The Weekend Blog #4 | Summer is here!

The Weekend Blog #4 | Summer is here!

Ahh I am so excited about summer finally being here! This weekend we made a start on ticking off some of the things on our summer bucket list.

SATURDAY

Sean was working on Saturday morning so I decided to get myself and the littles out for a wander first thing to beat the midday heat. I had to pick up a parcel from the sorting office so we walked there and then headed towards the Lakes as we were half way there anyway. It’s become a bit of a go to place for us to go when it’s just me and the children as it’s easy to walk to. We walked through and played in the wild flower meadow and then went for ice cream by the waters edge. 

We were inundated by geese while Florence was testing out the giant beach chair and because I’m so useless around them (totally irrational terror) we ended up being separated by a big gaggle of Mama geese and their babies! Florence was pretty chill about it to be fair, but I ended up having to rope in the ice cream man to scare them away. 

We got home in time for lunch and stayed home in the cool until Sean got home. He went to go amd pick up the bed we’ve bought for Florence ready to move into when William has to go into her cot bed and then we had a really relaxed afternoon and evening with a take away and lots of playing.

SUNDAY

We had a bit of an impromptu trip to the seaside on Sunday. I say impromptu, Sean had planned the whole thing but didn’t realise he’d double booked us and forgot to tell me ’til Saturday night! We went to Camber Sands and met up with a friend of Sean’s & his family who we haven’t seen in over a year. It was the children’s first ever beach day.It was unbelievably windy and we got sand pretty much EVERYWHERE but despite that we had such a lovely day.

We got back home and had dinner together in the garden. Itw as the perfect end to a really nice weekend as family. I am hoping to document every weekend through the summer to go along with our summer scrapbook. Til’ next weekend. x x

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Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

So summer is officially here and I am determined to fill the next 10 weeks with adventures with my little family. We’ll be on a bit of a budget because we’re still saving so I’ve picked out a bunch of mostly free things we can […]

Baby Ball Play with Dooballs | {#AD GIFTED}

Baby Ball Play with Dooballs | {#AD GIFTED}

With William now almost four months I am loving introducing him to different play. I especially love watching Florence playing with him. We’ve been sent some really adorable soft play balls for the children to play with from Dooballs from BabytoLove and over the last few […]

Florence, Now you are TWO

Florence, Now you are TWO

Hey little girl,

It seems like Mama’s fallen a bit behind on all the birthday bits on here. I can only say that it’s because we’ve been super busy celebrating you turning two over the last few weeks and I just haven’t had a second to sit down and write your little birthday post until now. I hope that when you’re old enough to read these little posts I do for you that you will take no notice of the dates!

So Florrie bum, you are TWO! Two whole years old and I’m sat here half wondering where the time went and half not able to remember what life was like before you. Over the last couple of months you have grown so much and learned so much that I sometimes find myself almost running to keep up.

It’s been quite a big year for all of us but for you especially I think. 6 days after your first birthday, Mama found out she was pregnant and spent much of the next three months horizontal and hardly able to move. You coped so well with our slower paced days. When your brother William arrived in February you took so well to your new role as a big sister. You adored him from the moment you met him and while sometimes you might think he’s in the way you are already a funny little double act who I suspect will be thick as thieves as you get older. God help me! You fret if he’s not in the same room as you and are often on guard if anyone but Mama & Daddy are holding him. You truly do love your ‘WeeWoo’ and we are so proud of you for the way you’ve approached big sisterhood.

We moved back to Dayday’s house (nanny’s) and while we planned to only be here a year, we are going to be here a bit longer. It suits you though! You love all the attention you get from everyone here and are spoiled rotten!

You are so incredibly kind and so incredibly sassy. You’re a whirlwind of calm and crazy and wonderfully funny. You really are a little wild flower.

You love to sing and now confidently sing your favourite songs ALL DAY LONG. The wheels on the bus, Waffle Doggy and Mary Mary quite contrary all form part of your repertoire with dance moves to go with them too! Of course, while singing is fairly new dancing is not. You’ve been boogieing on down with Auntie Bits to Bangers N Mash pretty much all year!

You are all of a sudden obsessed with trains & track and so at least once a day the living room becomes a pretty impressive rail network. More often than not, your little Hey Duggee characters hop on as passengers.

To think I was concerned about your speech not so long ago… you talk and talk and talk and your vocabulary builds and builds every day. We have proper little conversations now and your little (actually pretty big) personality is shining through even more.

You are still a little book worm. And now that you’re that bit older you have more of attention span for a longer story rather than simple board books. Your favourites include Elmer, Mavis & Marge and The Gruffalo. In fact you can almost recite the words of the Gruffalo As I read them. Bedtime Story time is one of the only times each day when it’s just you and me and has one of my favourite times of the day.

We see Aunty Donna, Josh and ‘Car Key’ (Charlie) at least once a week. Usually we head to the Lakes and have a Tesco café lunch half way around. Our little outings with you fabulous foursome are always chaotic and 9 times out of 10 leave me and Aunty Donna a bit dazed but Watching all you littles grow up together is so lovely. You and Joshua have become such good friends.

You’re such a sociable little thing and have made some really lovely little friendships just lately but animals take the lead over people in your book any day. Alfie and Tots are your best friends and you love trips to the farm or to feed the ducks at the lakes. Every animal you see is ‘aww cute’ and you chat away to them as though they’re about to talk back. We think you’re destined to be a vet or work with animals some how.

This next year, your third year, is set to be a lot quieter and I’m so looking forward to soaking up every last second I get to have you to myself before you go to pre-school.

My, our, darling little girl, we love you so very much. Now you are Two.

Things you do & say that we don’t want to forget…

Dayday – Nanny

Bits – Aunty Libby

Uncle ‘Dick’ – Craig

Uh oh!

Paw Patrol often sounds like Arsehole – oops!

Are you okay? – over and over and over again

Kisses!

Weewoo

Cheeky boy!

You love to watch Hey Duggee, waffle the wonder dog, Peppa Pig, Peter rabbit & Aristocats.

Your cake addiction

Helping mummy in the kitchen

Tilly & Alfie’s garden walks

Deeeelicious!

You’re a blueberry monster

Dolly & Yoda

All Aboard the Potty Train! : Day one of potty training

All Aboard the Potty Train! : Day one of potty training

There we have it, day one of potty training complete. It wasn’t planned but when we woke up to yet another day of rain keeping us indoors it seemed like a sensible time to do it. And so we did. I started the day making […]

Florence’s Farm Themed Birthday Party

Florence’s Farm Themed Birthday Party

Anyone who knows me knows that planning parties is totally my ‘thing’, it’s just something I love doing. This weekend we celebrated Florence turning two with a fun filled farm themed birthday garden party. This year I also put a lot of emphasis on the […]