Category: Family Life

Weaning William: A Combined Approach to Introducing First Foods

Weaning William: A Combined Approach to Introducing First Foods

We’ve reached one of my favourite stages of the baby days. The squishy newborn days are behind us for now and now that William has reached 6 months we’ve moved on to weaning! In truth, we started weaning a little earlier than 6 months – […]

How I get out and about with 2 children under 3

How I get out and about with 2 children under 3

One of the things I was most worried about when it came to having two babies so close in age was the logistics of getting out of the house. I don’t drive and Sean works all week so if we want to go out Monday […]

William’s 5 month update

William’s 5 month update

Hey little man, these weeks are just flying by since you were born and you’re already 5 months old. It feels like you’ve been here with us forever and yet at the same time I can’t believe so much time has passed since I held you in my arms for the very first time.

My once tiny newborn squish is now a super chunky (and extremely cheeky) little boy. You have outgrown most of your 3-6m clothes and your little bouncy chair and when I had you weighed a couple of weeks ago you were already 18lb!

Your little personality is really beginning to shine through and you are such a delightful little thing. You are chilled out just like your Dad and super smiley. You seem to already have a good sense of humour and find your big sister hilarious – especially when she’s throwing a tantrum. You love to be tickled and playing ‘Row Row Row your boat’ and smile the biggest smile when mama says ‘ready… steady…’ and lifts you up In the air. Your little laugh is just infectious.

You are so inquisitive and really play a lot more than I remember Florence doing at this age. You love to fiddle with your toys especially the little bits on your jumperoo and on your favourite little Lamaze butterfly which goes everywhere with us. Most recently though, your favourite play thing is your feet! Because it’s been so hot you’ve mostly been in rompers or just a nappy but if ever I put you in a sleep suit you get very confused as to where your feet have gone. It’s very very sweet.

You have cut your first two teeth which made you a little grumpier than usual in the evenings but that just gave us the perfect excuse for extra Mama snuggles!

You have had your first taste of ‘solids’ and it’s safe to say you LOVE food. I’m so excited to be starting this little journey with you and to cook up some new flavours for you.

It seems that despite Mama being in total denial about how fast you’re growing, you’re already keen to be on the move. You can travel around your play mat at warp speed on your back and kick off with your legs when on your front to get to where you want to be. Honestly, I’ll be surprised if you’re not crawling by this time next month.

You and your sister are fast becoming a right little double act. You think she’s hilarious – especially when she’s mid tantrum – and she adores you. Anywhere you are, she has to be too and she loves playing with you and ‘checking weewoo is okay’. When you’re wriggling next to her and kick her she calls you a Cheeky Boy and of ever you start to cry she tells us that you’re a bit grumpy!

Now that the weather is brighter and dryer we have been getting out and about a lot more and you’ve had your first trip to the sea, been to the carnival, been on loads of picnics and even started joining in at play group.

I can’t believe that you’ll soon be half way to a year already! I’m trying to soak up every second of these baby days.

You really are a little ray of sunshine. Love Mama x

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 […]

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 […]

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 do together while making memories that will last a lifetime. I’m going to record our adventures in a Summer Family Scrap Book and fill a special time capsule box with souvenirs. Of course I’ll likely share a lot of them on here too, starting with a family summer bucket list.

Go strawberry picking

Spend the day at the beach

Go on a woodland walk

Have a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with friends

Go to a theme park

Have a picnic tea adventure

Go camping

Visit the Story Time museum

Go to the zoo

Go to a fun fair

Play Pooh Sticks at Pooh Corner

Make a bird feeder

Have an outside movie night

Ride a horse

Build a blanket den

Go swimming

Paddle in the lake

Go to Leeds Castle

Go to the carnival

Pick our own flowers at Blooming Green

Ride on a boat

Draw chalk pavement pictures

Go to the farm

Visit a butterfly house

Go on a bug hunt

Read a different book every day

Feed the ducks

Paint a BIG picture

Bake biscuits

Sail paper boats with Daddy

Catch the train to somewhere new

Sing nursery rhymes on the bus

Collect Sea Shells

Find the Gruffalo at Bedgebury Pinetum

Go to the Theatre

 

I can’t wait to get started! What’s on your Family Summer Bucket List?

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’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 […]