15.8.14

Bee's Summer Bucket List.


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We're off on holiday tomorrow, to the wonderfully exotic Clacton-on-sea. A proper family holiday, with my parents, in a caravan. Looking forward to building sandcastles, swimming and lots of BBQ dinners! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for dry weather at least! I've also attempted a capsule type wardrobe, as I'm coming back in my parents' car with the boys and space will be tight to say the least, so here's hoping that works out! Things will be very quiet round here for the next couple of weeks, I doubt there will be much wifi and I'm excited for some quality family time and to bury my nose in a book or two in the evenings. For now, a bunch of pictures from #beessummerbucketlist so far. 

Bee. 

14.8.14

Catch the Moment 365. Week Thirty-Two.

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218. Checking out a fire engine at a local play day. 

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219. School uniform shopping, check! 

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220. Brothers on a boat. 

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221. Tea anyone? 

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222. Watching Daddy, Grandad and Uncle Connor play baseball. 

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223. Blanket forts and books. 

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224. Unprompted brotherly cuddles are the sweetest. 

Nurse Loves Farmer

Bee. 

12.8.14

Currently...

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Searching for home office inspiration from Pinterest. We have the spare room allocated for me to work in when I start my teacher training in September, which is creeping closer and closer. I can't quite decide whether I prefer the simple, organised look or ALL THE CUTE THINGS!!
Wearing jeans and jumpers, so long summer. It seems our crazy heatwave is over, just in time for our holiday, of course. I'm not quite excited for layers, hot chocolates and boots yet but it could be worse.
Needing to return our library books and get a couple of (hopeful) reads for next week. I'm trying to broaden my reading so, any suggestions?
Moving books back to the shelf, shoes back to the rack, clothes into drawers, plates back into cupboards, multiple times a day. I feel like I'm chasing my tail with this tidying business, it's not much fun.
Eating all the fruit. It appears I spent most of our weekly food budget on delicious things (cherries, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries) and forgot all the actual essentials like bread and milk. Fail. Searching for alternative lunch ideas too!

Linking up with Randalin over at Harvesting Kale

Bee.

11.8.14

Eleven on eleven. August 2014.

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Darnit. I was SO on the ball yesterday morning, until we left the house. We went to visit my Nana and then to a baseball game so I was too busy making sure the boys didn't knock over any old people/get hit by a ball/clamber into the nearby stinging nettles/fall off their camping chairs for the zillionth time to take many pictures. This morning started lazily, as our summer mornings often do, with cartoons in bed whilst Mama gets organised. I decided to take the boys swimming, to get them some practice before we go on holiday, but I didn't get any pictures. I was so proud of them both, we spent two whole hours in the pool, and by the end they were both so comfortable in the water. Joshua's such a little water baby, immediately he started jumping in and kicking his legs. He had a little float jacket on, but he slipped a few times and got a wet face and he just laughed about it! The lifeguard got a couple of big frog "kick board" floats out and he happily swam about kicking his legs completely unaided by me. I'm thinking of buying him one to take away, to help his confidence and get him used to floating. After a lot of coaxing and playing, Daniel ended up swimming completely by himself (with armbands!). The cycle ride home was obviously very tiring, I couldn't believe how difficult it was to pull them both along! All that swimming must have worn them out because they slept forever, meaning a very late lunch. We heard a rumble of thunder and both boys freaked out and hid under a blanket, so we made a fort and read books inside to cheer them up. All decked out with duvet and pillows, it was very cosy, we even had a picnic tea in there. Those late mega naps bit me in the butt at bedtime though, as I spent an hour lying on their bedroom floor! 

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Bee. 

10.8.14

Our Week.

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We're spending our long summer days walking, exploring, boating, eating, snuggling and sleeping. Though not enough of the latter. I've been switching off from my phone and social media more, which has actually been a really nice break. 


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9.8.14

32/52.

One of my favourite pictures, quite possibly ever. 

Bee. 

6.8.14

Catch the Moment 365. Week Thirty-One.

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211. Super proud of his tower. 

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212. Early morning cartoons, enjoying the slow starts.

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213. Practicing puzzles & counting. 

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214. Please note the dimple of concentration.

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215. Harry Potter Studio Tour date. Ah-mazing.

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216. My own little Spider-Man. 

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217. Picking blackberries on our nature walk. 

Another week, gone crazy fast. Summer is flying by, and we're loving every minute! 

Nurse Loves Farmer

Bee. 

5.8.14

My Boys.

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Struggling to think of things to write tonight, feeling uninspired. Perhaps because I'm tired after being up for two hours in the night with Joshua, after a late one. Or because we've had a fun, busy day and I'd rather curl up in bed. Or, the fact that I'm so close to the end of my book so I'm eager to read instead of write. So I'll share these adorable pictures I took the other week instead, because they don't even need words. 

Bee.