Tuesday, 30 June 2015

me and mine {june}

Daddy is loving
* a day at the seaside for Lucy's birthday.
* special Fathers Day at preschool with the beautiful boy.
* getting the kids to himself for a weekend.
* going for a picnic in the rain.
* the white walkers in Game of Thrones.

Mummy is loving
* the beautiful watch she got for being another year older.
* a gorgeous beach hut day to celebrate my birthday. 
* having lots of baby name chats in search of the perfect one for Flump.
* a fab girly weekend in London for Blogtacular.
* that summer finally seems to have arrived.

The beautiful boy is loving
* his new big school.
* playing football with Daddy.
* watching the Raggy Dolls and singing the theme tune.
* white chocolate spread sandwiches.
* counting down to Flump's arrival. 

The beautiful girl is loving
* collecting pebbles.
* picnics; indoors and outdoors.
* eating Rainbow Drops.
* going to the seaside.
* playing with her dress up mermaid.

Monday, 29 June 2015

from the other side

Handing your children over to another person and walking away is always hard. We all know that it is part of them growing up, part of us growing as parents too, and that it is necessary; but it's hard. Because for so long, when they are teeny, we make every single painstaking decision for them. The decisions feel so hard and so scary at first, and like such a massive responsibility that we're constantly terrified we might get wrong. But over time we get used to making all those choices, to always being there to love, to cuddle, to teach, to discipline, to know that everything in their little world is just the way we would like it to be.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

him and her {week twenty-six}

he has had his first two 'big school' settling in days,
and absolutely loved it, 
with his first reaction being a big "wow"
and his last reaction being tears because he didn't want to go home.

she is all about 'collections' the moment,
and can generally be found gathering anything small;
pebbles, fairies, flowers, socks, hair clips, rabbits,
to start her latest one.