We had Florence’s Christening at the weekend and in the lead up we were busy sorting out all of the little details that made the day as special as can be. And while the decorations, the cake, the food are all important factors, no party is […]
Today I get to introduce you to Rachael – a fellow blogger and first time Mama who I’ve been chatting to for some time now. Florence & Theodore (Teddy) were born around the same time and I’ve loved following Rachael’s journey into motherhood. We’ve swapped […]
I’ve always been an early bird, sleeping in ’til midday was never really my style. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pj day but I’m generally up and functioning by around 6.30, 7 at the latest, even at the weekend and it would seem you take after your Mama in that department. You are definitely a morning person.
By the time you’re up, Daddy has normally left for work already and so, with the exception of a snoring Alfie at the end of the bed, it’s just you and me. You wake up every single day with a smile that beams up at me and as I get you from your crib all scrunched up and snoozy you coo and laugh and chat as we climb back into Mama’s bed for cuddles and the first bottle of the day.
You gaze up at me with those big just-woken-up eyes as you drink your milk. You scrunch my hair with one hand, holding on tightly to my little finger with the other, your little face illuminated by the gentle morning sunlight trickling in through the window. You take a break every ounce or so to show off that cheeky smile of yours. Once you’ve finished and all drunk on milk, we lay and play and chat some more.
We read books, sing songs and play with your favourite toys until your eyes become heavy and you slowly drift back off to sleep. I often find myself just watching you, taking every part of you in. You are changing by the day and have suddenly become this little person with your own little quirks, speedily outgrowing your squishy newborn status. Where is the time going?
You sleep for around an hour, long enough for me to quickly shower and start getting ready for the day providing I haven’t fallen sound asleep next to you which happens quite a lot these days. You wake up even happier than before and like to smile and chat away to yourself in the mirror while I put my make up on and dry my hair.
Our mornings, those early moments of calm before the business of our days begin are becoming my favourite part of the day.
It’s been a couple of weeks since my last baby update and as the weeks are going by so so quickly these days, I’ve decided to move to monthly updates rather than weekly with other posts about our days out and such as we go […]
In my opinion feeding a baby is one of loveliest jobs in the world, not only does it give you the perfect opportunity to bond with your little one, there;s nothing like snuggling a baby close and gazing down into their big eyes while they […]
We had the loveliest family day out yesterday at the Volks Weald festival and getting lost in the Maize maze at the hosting venue, Penshurst Place. I had never been to a car show before, nor to Penshurst Place so it was all a bit new to me and we were excited to discover a new place to explore.
I’m not a great lover of cars, my knowledge of them just about stops with the colour so I was prepared to be bored until we got to the maze but actually the Volks Weald show was really good & definitely more than just a field of cars.
The grounds were lined with a rainbow gorgeous retro campers, beautiful classic beatles and super cool vintage scooters. I’ve come home dreaming of owning & restoring our very own VW Camper which we can go on adventures in as a family in the coming years.
The camper of my dreams!
There were also a lot of artisan stalls & food and drinks stands which my sister & I took great pleasure in wandering round.
This inflatable tavern was probably the showstopper when it came to the stands, what a cool idea for events! I think Sean has this high on his list for when we eventually get married (once he’s asked me that is!).
We had a lovely chat with Stephanie, the owner of ‘The Little Red Wagon Company’ who not only sells these gorgeous wooden wagons but made all of the dresses below in one week! They’re so well made and I love the patterns and bold prints. If they’d had her size, I’d have definitely picked one up for Florence in each of the designs.
We couldn’t resist making use of this ultra cool retro Coca Cola fridge!
There was live music playing while we ate our lunch on Hay bales and Florence hit the hay while taking a break from being in the carrier.
And then it was time to find the Maize Maze!
There are two routes for the Maize Maze – one that takes 15 minutes and one that takes an hour. Sean, of course, opted for the hour long route! We were given a map and a sheet to stamp the checkpoints in. It was good fun, though if you take a buggy be prepared to either leave it behind or pop baby in a carrier as the ground is very uneven!
And Florence even got a sticker for completing it!
We’ll definitely be returning to discover more of Penshurst Place this Summer as we didn’t get to see very much of it at all.
*EDIT 13.05.2018 – VOLKS WEALD FESTIVAL IS RETURNING TO PENSHURST PLACE FOR 2018 ON 13TH – 15TH JULY.
Ahh, week four already! I absolutely love this weeks Mama & Baby style outift combo! I’ve given my wardrobe a bit of a revamp this last couple of weeks thanks to the Summer sales and bold prints seem to have taken over a little! Normally I’d […]
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