Sunday, 7 February 2016

happy fifth birthday beautiful boy

Well Mr Five-Year-Old,
you've grown up so much this past year that it's crazy.
When I wrote your last birthday letter a year ago,
you had just really begun your first independent steps out into the world;
but this year, you are running around in that world,
with so much confidence, so independently, so happily.
I'm sure I've said it every single year,
but you really really aren't a baby anymore kiddo.

You love school.
And my god are you a bright little spark,
you continue to amaze us and your teachers 
with your drive to learn
and your clever brain. 
You'll move mountains kid, I just know you will. 

You have so many friends.
It seems like every single child at school knows your name
and you know all of theirs too,
and you have a smile and a laugh for every one.
I'm so proud of the friendly, confident and kind little man you are.

You are simply the very best big brother on earth.
And you got promoted this year, 
to big brother of not one, but two little sisters.
They both totally adore you and absolutely idolise you.
And it's pretty easy to see why when we watch you with them both.
Those girls are so so lucky to have you.

And how lucky are we?
Daddy and I still pinch ourselves on occasion
when we think about the fact that you are ours.
You are such a little mixture of us both,
and also totally becoming your own person more and more each day.
You make us beyond proud!

It's simply impossible to put into words just how amazing it is to be your mummy,
and I think I could spend the rest of my life trying to find those words,
and they would still fall short.

You rock my world,
my best boy,
my bright shiny star.

Thank-you for being mine.
I love you lots.
I love you more.
I love you most.

Happy fifth birthday beautiful boy!

You can read his first, second, third and fourth birthday letters and compare his birthday photos too.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

out of office

Hello! Things have been kind of quiet on the blog front lately, hey? Which couldn't really be further from my reality right now. I'm missing checking in here. I'm missing sharing my photos and my ramblings and our adventures. I'm missing reading posts from all my favourite bloggers. But lately life is well and truly getting in my way.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

the me and mine project {january}

Daddy is loving
* being back playing football.
* watching Mr Robot.
* eating Rowntrees Randoms.
* watching Narcos.
* Abokado rice pots for lunch.

Mummy is loving
* seeing the relationships grow between the children and all the smiles they share.
* a weekend with my baby bro home.
* having a new coat; just in time for the cold weather. 
* getting lovely new clothes for the littlest lady.
* the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette.

The beautiful boy is loving
* a weekend to play horses with Uncle Matt.
* bouncing on the bouncy castle at his friend's superhero party.
* being back at football training
* playing AstroCat on the iPad.
* counting down the days to his birthday in February.

The beautiful girl is loving
* lots of family time with us all together at home. 
* watching Shimmer and Shine, and singing the songs too.
* spending time with Uncle Matt and Auntie Tiff.
* being bribed with mini eggs.
* drawing with her Aquadoodle.

The beautiful little lady is loving
* kicking and splashing in the bath.
* being cosy for walks in her new pram.
* when her big brother sings "You Are My Sunshine" to her.
* when her big sister sings "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to her.
* sleep.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

{the baby diaries} three months old

I'm back with a new vlog all about our littlest lady and how things are going with our newest addition and as a family of five. I hope it gives you a little insight into how things are going; I've tried to touch on some of the highs and lows of life with three children, as well as talking a little bit about routines and how we make things work. Be sure to let me know if you have any burning questions you'd like me to answer in future vlogs. 

Monday, 18 January 2016

you are three months old {dear beautiful little lady}

dear beautiful little lady

It feels like yet another month has flown by, but this past month you seem to have changed quite a bit. It feels like you really aren't a newborn anymore; you have a personality which seems to be coming out more and more with each passing day. It feels like I really know you now, in fact I've said to Daddy that I just feel so close to you - so in tune with you - that I know what you want before you want it. It's a magical thing. And I just love our bond; how nobody else has quite the effect on you that I do, and how I just feel so much happier and more relaxed with you in my arms.