30.4.13

544. Happy Birthday Colin!

A massive Happy Birthday to the best friend, fiancé and Daddy we could wish for. Thankyou for always being here for us, for working so hard to support us, and for making us smile. Our boys absolutely adore you, the way they smile when you come home, and both rush to hug you, it melts my heart. I look forward to you coming home too,and even getting a text from you gives me butterflies. Here's to 100 more birthdays together, babe.

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I love you, more than chips.

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

28.4.13

543. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [080]

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001. I'm getting all excited because I just meal-planned for the next two weeks, we go away to Centre Parcs next week so I planned for there too! I'm really looking forward to getting away with just my boys, we've booked to go bowling one morning and to a little farm, and are hoping to go swimming every day too! Combined with the bike-riding we'll be doing to get everywhere, I'm going to be as fit as a fiddle, haha!

002. Joshua's Christening is this Sunday, so I'm getting everything organised for that too. Luckily I have some amazing family members, and everyone's helping out with food so that makes things much easier for me, especially as I'm still trying to figure out how we are going to fit 50+ people in our house! We also have a party for one of Daniel's friends on Saturday, and next Saturday is my friend's birthday barbeque! Since his birthday, Daniel has been asking for a party every day, so he will be pleased!

003. I'm really hoping to get back into running, starting tomorrow. My Daddy ran a half marathon today & it has really inspired me - I'm so proud of him! So once I drop Daniel off at pre-school we're going to go for a run, promise. I'm also trying to cut back a little on carbs, because I eat waaay too many, and replace them with vegetables & fruit instead. Again with the good choices.

004. The sun is forecasted to be back this week, yay! It makes me giddy to think about putting away my coats and boots, hopefully for a while this time! Spring fashion is just so cute, the colours make me happy too! I've been browsing Pinterest for inspiration & can't wait to start putting outfits together, to wear to the park & for bike rides with my boys. Daniel is getting really good at pedalling on his big bike, just brakes and steering to work on now! There's something about the sun that just makes me want to be outside! Thankfully, our garden is done now so we totally can! It looks great, I was actually really surprised at how much I love it because I really didn't care before! Seriously, all this great stuff, I can't stop smiling!

005. This is a total ramble-post,well done if you have made it this far! What are YOU looking forward to this week? :)

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

542. 17/52.

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Daniel, he fell asleep during his first ever bath, at the hospital. Nowadays there is too much splashing and pouring to do, and he is always reluctant to get out.
Joshua, he screamed during his first ever bath. Luckily being in the water has grown on him, a lot, because baths are part of our bedtime routine!

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Inspired by the wonderful Jodi, from Che and Fidel

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx


26.4.13

541. Waffles.

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Okay, so apparently I'm obsessed with taking pictures while we eat breakfast. I guess the light is the best, and at lunchtime I'm running around trying to get everything ready, the boys are normally grumpy & starving to death, and nap time is on the horizon. Dinner time is too dark, the lighting just doesn't work, though now summer is coming it should get better!
I felt the need to document Joshua's (& possibly Daniel's!) first waffle. I need a waffle maker now. Seriously, Daniel's a little skeptical with anything out of the ordinary for breakfast, preferring to stick with cereal and fruit every morning, but he was SO excited for waffles, and hearing him say waffle is just adorable. Both boys scoffed the whole thing, plain, and I had mine with a little golden syrup. We had them again the day after, with strawberries and blueberries, and a little Nutella for Mama. Yeah, I'm also obsessed with Nutella.

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

25.4.13

540. Currently...

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EATING mixed berry frozen yogurt, so nice! It's really as delicious as everyone's Instagram's always look - though I do wish I had some gummy bears to put on it!

DRINKING water, so much water! The weather has been glorious so we've been doing our best to stay hydrated, my favourite is ice cold with slices of lemon & lime.

WISHING that the sunshine sticks around! Everyone's just so happy when it's sunny! We're having our garden done tomorrow, and I want to get as much use out of it, ASAP! I'm also craving BBQ food!!

LOVING relaxing a little on the housework front & spending some quality time with the boys. Who wants to do housework when it's sunny anyway?! I find I can be pottering about, putting washing on or away, sweeping, or tidying constantly because the boys play so well together, instead of sitting down and playing with them so I'm making a little more effort.

DREAMING really bizarre dreams actually. It's like I'm pregnant! (I AM NOT!) I don't usually remember my dreams, but I'm having really strange dreams - like having tea parties with parrots, with people's faces. Maybe it's because Joshua's sleeping seems to actually be getting worse so I'm barely sleeping - even when I do it's not for more than a couple of hours so I don't get to a proper sleep!

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Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

24.4.13

539. Wordless{ish} Wednesday.

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{We've been making the most of the lovely weather, spending our days breathing fresh air & with the warm sun on our skin. Maybe a little too much, as we came home from the park yesterday looking pretty rosy :( I didn't even realise how warm it actually was, sitting in the shade with Joshua. In other news, our garden is being re-done this weekend, at the moment it isn't exactly child friendly - we're having the grass re-turfed, the patio re-done and some play bark put down for the boys. I can't wait to get all the toys out from the garage & spend more time outside - though I will definitely be remembering to put sun cream on!}

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Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

23.4.13

538. Three Year Old Interview.

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What's your name? "Daniel!" - said for the first time, he usually calls himself Dan-Dan.
How old are you? "Hmmm, TWO!" No... "THREE!" He also holds up three fingers.
What makes you happy? "Everything!"
What's your favourite animal? "A tick-tick croc!"
What's your favourite food? "Cake!"
What's your favourite toy? "Bullseye!"
What's your favourite thing to watch on TV? "Umm, Peter Pan!"
What's your favourite book? "Animal Train!"
What's your favourite thing to do outside? "Go to park!"
Who is your best friend? "Lucas!" - a friend from pre-school, they are just adorable together!
What do you like to do with Daddy? "Play football"
What do you like to do with Mummy? "Play with that balloon"

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Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

22.4.13

537. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [079]

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001. We have had a rough-ass weekend. Colin got admitted to hospital Saturday night with food poisoning, it was pretty scary seeing him so weak and in so much pain, the medics came out about midnight & took him to hospital, thankfully his Mum was able to meet him there so I could stay with the boys. He's feeling a little better today though. Combined with a couple of early mornings from my boys I'm pretty exhausted though.

002. Spring is here! Finally! It's still a little chilly, in the mornings & when the wind blows, but I have left the house at least three times without a coat this week! We've managed to get out the house a lot more too, getting some fresh air and exercise. Joshua had his first experience with grass, and obviously he tried to eat it! Saturday we even spent the afternoon in the garden, in t-shirts!! When it's sunny it just makes me feel happier!

003. I'm trying to sort out the boys' child care for when I go back to work in June, thankfully I'm all sorted except for Joshua on Tuesday mornings. I'm finding it really hard, to trust someone I don't know with my baby, and it's difficult to get a feel for a person so quickly. The other issue is that childminders want full time children, not just one morning a week, but hopefully I can sort something out.

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx