Dear Aunty @nika.velebir
WherAva you go and whereAva you are - I will follow you or wear your pants.
❤️ Love Ava ❤️
While fawning over baby at his changing area like she does at every opportunity:
“Hey sweetie come on over and sit on your potty please.”
“No bring my potty over here so I can see baby Cedar.”
“Oh, well honey—“
“I just need to see him cause he’s my best friend.” ...
I had to walk away, tears streaming down my face. She wouldn’t understand.
I can’t possibly put into words what it means to me to see how much she loves him.
So, I’ll just share some of my favorites of the budding best friendship in their first few months together. God I’m the luckiest.
Leaving home for work is never easy for me, but it’s especially hard in the summer when my youngest reminds me how much she will miss me. This scene just about broke me down today. •
Working moms: how do you keep going to work day after day without that sad/guilty/torn feeling weighing you down?
[ #ad ] If you know me at all, then you’ll know that I’m a HUGE advocate for natural skincare products! I also had the pleasure of trying a few items from @whiffcraft naturals over the past week and let me just say that I have fallen in love with this brand! .
Everything smells absolutely divine and edible, and in this heat wave especially, I cannot live without the Wakeup Your Face Spray! There is nothing like that spritz of spearmint, eucalyptus, and lavender to get me going again after that mid-afternoon crash. But why just spritz your face when you can spritz your entire body with the Rose + Jasmine Floral Water? Use it to cool down and refresh while you enjoy the lovely natural fragrance 🌺🌸
The 100% natural mini jar deodorants are actually super effective too and manage to last most of the day! Charmed (a combination of lavender and chamomile, perfect for busy, stressed but blessed moms 😉) is my go to choice. .
My favourite product of all though? AdjustMint! Imagine rubbing this on your temples after a long day of chasing your toddler around, opening up a good book, and drinking a cup of tea while the beautiful warming and cooling sensation of this roll on remedy does it magic! Pure bliss! You need to try it! .
This little Squidge today was determined she was going on a holiday, she got her Backpack out and packed a few things. Tried asking where she was going ‘Mummy we’re going on a holiday...to a superstore!’ 🤔 After trying all morning to pacify little miss independent, we caved and went on a holiday to a toy superstore (the one with the letter block logo, possibly the only one left now!) Honestly, I’d have rather holidayed somewhere else but guessing in the mind of a two year old anywhere is an adventure. Think this ones going to be trouble though 😬
"If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings."
-David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia
Today we went fruit & veg. picking for the first time and both S and his lil' cousin L absolutely loved it. We may or may not have pulled some roots up, stuffed a few strawberries and blackberries into our mouths and accidentally taken someone else's trolley of fruit 😂 But it was such fun we're planning on doing it again in August. Full review coming soon 🍆🌽🍓🥒 @mandiran
Nine months old!
In fact, he's almost ten months old but if you can all ignore that and pretend he just turned nine, it would be great. 🙈
Sooo... this month he started crawling and kissing mommy, which is the best feeling ever, let me tell you. He doesn't kiss anyone else, though. (Suck it, losers!) I'm pretty sure he also started believing he's a dog as he loves putting stuff in his mouth so he can crawl with his hands free. He's such a clever baby! He's practicing standing on his own and loves sticking his tongue out. Maybe another dog thing, now that I think of it... 🤔 He finally stopped panicking when confronted with people wearing glasses! He's so grown up. Now I just need him to start changing his own diapers and he's ready for life.
Happy monthiversary, baby Miguel!
Shaan created this flat lay for me, which portrays my life right now- a bit of a mess really! Not figuratively, i mean in the literal sense! I’m floating from day to day, not really achieving much, but somehow a load of dishes, laundry and general mess has been created... how do i make the most of my mat leave and not spend my days feeling like I’ve done a lot but achieved nothing (or feeling like i’ve spent the day doing dishes and laundry)??
Right now i’m procrastinating the crap out of the biggest pile of ironing known to man... 🙈
That smile has to rank at the top of my list of very favorite things ever💕💕💕 Loving this Neverland dress by @jellyloucreations 😍😍😍It's equal parts gorgeous & magical. Absolutely fabulous💜💜💜 #thatsmile#sunshinegirl#neverland
What are everyone’s favourite activities to do as a family? We’ve been going to the pick-your-own farm a lot recently. I get so stressed out about making sure Felix and Poppy get their 5 a day and the fun element of picking the fruit definitely encourages them to eat more than they otherwise would! There’s also a lovely park bit there (in the pic) which keeps them occupied for ages. Anyway, welcoming new ideas for activities over the summer - hit me 😁
These two were on good form today! We had a quick jaunt around the zoo (mostly focused on the parks!) Can’t believe we only have two days at school left - this year has flown, but especially since half term...
Yesterday I spent about 9 hours turning the house upside down looking for a lost passport and then dreamt that I found it twice! Said passport has still not been found so that was fun and an excellent use of a child free day! 😒😩 This is a picture from a much happier time when my soul wasn’t going to be forever haunted by the fact that I will never know where it has gone!
It’s that time of year again! We’ve still got a week left, randomly Dude breaks up next Tuesday but I’m sat most nights with my diary looking and finding things to do to fill the 6 weeks that won’t break the bank. Being self employed and only working 2 days a week, I’m very lucky and with OH’s inconsistent shift pattern, any additional childcare cover needed this year is limited. Think I will still be cracking out my boredom holiday jar again, especially if we eventually get any rainy days!
I always wished I’d have babies that slept deeply enough that I could get cute photos like this - but that is never going to happen! 😂 I’ll have to live vicariously through everyone else! //Thanks for the tag @aminutewithminnie - love this purple watercolor bow - I think it’s going to perfect for the upcoming fall season too 🎀💕
B L O W // Toby’s birthday was almost a week ago now but we had a little family party for him at the weekend. He requested a dinosaur cake and I’m quite proud of my efforts - especially the volcano 🌋
We’re limping towards the holidays now though, Toby really didn’t want to go to school this morning, I think a combination of tiredness and not wanting Reception to be over. I think I might have a very sad boy on Friday! Gabe on the other hand finishes at his preschool tomorrow (he’s going to a new nursery in September) and he couldn’t care less!
I’m sure within a week I’ll be counting down until they go back to school again but for now we are very much in need of the holidays and a break from the school routine. How long have you got left before you break up?
We can’t wait for our little adventure away this weekend and I can guarantee a trip to the beach will be happening! I’ve been writing lists, getting washing done and trying not to forget all the hundreds of things that need to get done before the end of school on Friday. We’re seriously ready for the holidays, emotions are running high and that’s not just the girls 😂 #3daystogo#wecandothis