me and mine {november}

Daddy is loving
* having a new car.
* watching old series of The Wire. 
* rediscovering a love of Twix.
* watching the beautiful girl walk more.
* Christmas music in the shops.

Mummy is loving
* the beautiful girl's cute little toddle.
* Dairy Milk Snowy Delight.
* how much the beautiful boy loves a trip to the library.
* working on the new I Heart Snapping site.
* having one-to-one time with the children on Tuesdays.

The beautiful boy is loving
* watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse "rainbow colour machine" over and over and over.
* visiting and choosing a preschool.
* reading The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet.
* climbing.
* going to the library.

The beautiful girl
* walking.
* sitting in her brother's chair.
* wiggling and dancing.
* going on the swings.
* crackers with nutella on.


out of the mouths of babes {november}

"I need a wee wee. And fast!"

"Ahhhhhh, MUMMY! I need to hold your hand."
(holds hand)
"Phew, that was a close one."

beautiful boy: "I drunk the water in the swimming pool."
Mummy: "Oh no, that wasn't a very good idea, was it?"
beautiful boy: "No it wasn't."
Mummy: "Did it taste funny?"
beautiful boy: "No Mummy... It wasn't funny at all."

Nanny: "Did you have fun swimming with Mummy?"
beautiful boy: "It was divine."

at lunch time after he finished his food
beautiful boy: "I'd like something else now please."
Mummy: "Okay, what would you like?"
beautiful boy: "Ummmmmmmmm."
Mummy: "Would you like a breadstick?
beautiful boy: "No I've had enough breadstick."
Mummy: "How about a cracker?"
beautiful boy: "No I'm full up of cracker."
Mummy: "Okay, so are you sure you want something else? Are you full up?"
beautiful boy: "Ummmmm?"
Mummy: "Shall we leave the table?"
beautiful boy: "I'm not full up Mummy."
Mummy: "You're not?"
beautiful boy: "No. I'm not full up of grapes."
Mummy: "So would you like some more grapes then?"
beautiful boy: "Oooh, yes please Mummy."

Mummy: "Come here so I can take your t-shirt off."
beautiful boy: "No Mummy. It's not happening!"
Mummy: "What's not happening?"
beautiful boy: "My t-shirt. It stays on!"

"You are putting me back together again."
he says this whenever we get him dressed

"You are the bestest mummy."
(such a charmer!)

Mummy: "What colour is your hair?"
beautiful boy: "Blonde."
Mummy: "What colour is my hair?"
beautiful boy: "Blonde."
Mummy: "What colour is Daddy's hair?"
beautiful boy: "Brown. No. Dark brown."
Mummy: "Oooh, good one. It is dark brown. What colour is Nanny's hair?"
beautiful boy: "Ummmmm, it's yellow. Like mine. No, blonde."
Mummy: "What colour is Pops hair?"
beautiful boy: "GREY!!!! Just like Wentworth."

"Oh dear. That's so funny. I make myself laugh."

beautiful boy: "I'm going to cut your hair Mummy."
Mummy: "No you're not."
beautiful boy: "Later?"
Mummy: "No, not later."
beautiful boy: "Soon?"
Mummy: "No. Never."
beautiful boy: "Mummy? I'm going to brush your hair?"
Mummy: "Okay, yes. You can brush my hair."
beautiful boy: "With the scissors."

Daddy: "Right, Daddy's got to go to the toilet now."
beautiful boy: "You're going to squeeze a poo and then flush it."
(Daddy nearly falls over laughing.)

"You're my bestest girl in the world that I even seened."
(said to his mama - little cutie!)

"Bye bye swings. Bye bye slide. Bye bye roundabout. See you another day. We're going home for lunch."


two plus two equals us

For us,
family life with two children
both two and under,
it is all about twos.

Two boys.
Two girls.
Two parents.
Two children.

We switch seamlessly between our twos,
making sure we all get an equal look in.
Two gives us balance; symmetry.
Two plus two makes us a family.


the perfect festive outfits

I love an excuse to get my children beautiful clothes.
With Christmas around the corner
I have plenty of excuses for some lovely coordinated party outfits
so that my twosome look gorgeous for the festive season.


fourteen months new

Your fourteenth month saw some big changes.


our littlest trendsetter

I absolutely love getting new clothes and outfits for my little ones to try out.
Since becoming a mummy,
getting new children's clothes is now far more exciting to me
that getting things for myself.
There is something so adorable about mini clothes
that I simply can't resist.


my motherhood

Ever since that all important p-word
showed up on a pregnancy test 
on that crazily exciting morning in June 2010;
I have been a mother.
And ever since that moment,
motherhood has been both my biggest weakness and my greatest strength.



I'm a sentimental old fool.
I'll put my hands up and admit to it right now.
I get very attached to anything that I feel has some sort of special story
or has been precious in any way shape or form.
I have kept all sorts of things associated with my babies,
I have memory boxes, special shelves and pretty bags
full to the brim with things that I treasure because it reminds me of my babies in some way.


the dinosaur that pooped a planet {what we're reading}

With a title like that
before you even open this book
you know you're promised a laugh at the very least.


{the ordinary moments} the many faces of bath time - part two

In the interests of fairness
and being a good mama all round,
it seemed only right I do the same for this cheeky little chap.

In between telling me 
"Don't take my photo Mummy"
he's quite the little poser.

(To all the people who suggested I print the little lady's collage
and put it up the wall;
I think they'll look good as a pair!)



{our beautiful story} week forty-five

sunday 3rd november
big smiles for the big swings

monday 4th november
great sharing

tuesday 5th november
mummy-and-son-day topped off with some baking

wednesday 6th november
a rare cuddly sleep

thursday 7th november

friday 8th november
chill out time with a holiday video

saturday 9th november
magic in her eyes


your thirty-third month

We seemed to have been saying it for a while now
but your vocabulary and use of language just amazed us.


winnie-the-pooh toys review

We were sent these two Winnie-the-Pooh toys to review
and have been really enjoying playing with them and trying them out.


chameleon's colours {what we're reading}

I think one of the reasons that I love childrens books as much as I do
is the beautiful images that children (and their parents) get treated to.
The work that goes into illustrating children's books
is completely incredible.
And I am often drawn to books for the illustrations alone.


a hundred hearts

author unknown

{the ordinary moments} the many faces of bath time

This little cutie just loves bath time.
She's a total water baby.
She wriggles with delight as soon as you strip her
because she knows that she's headed for the bath.

Bath time is noisy, messy and absolutely wild some evenings.
With water spraying, bubbles flying and hysterical squealing
it's always a great high to end the day on.


{our beautiful story} week forty-four

sunday 27th october
surfer hair

monday 28th october
cheeky little cutie

tuesday 29th october
her first oreo cookie

wednesday 30th october
they love hanging out in the trolley together

thursday 31st october 
when did she get so big?

friday 1st november
bath time is just too funny

saturday 2nd november
an evening with friends

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