Beach Hangs ✨
A tad little windy 🌬 on this day but still so much fun hanging out with @my.little.cutie.pies
How stunning is this dress 💙😍 definitely one of my favourites. I adore blue on Milah.
Last night I left my poor husband to feed and bath and put Milly to bed, hoping she was a bit better and it would all go smoothly, so I could go to a wreath-making workshop in the village florist-cafe. Sadly bedtime didn't go too well, but I think my wreath-making did! I'm quite proud of it anyway! It was such fun to get creative again and be completely in the moment and focused on it. I need to make more time for creating because I really do love it. Maybe a goal for 2019? I mean, I just bought more fabric in the amazing @simplysolids
sale and I haven't yet sewed anything with the last few purchases I made from them 😞. Anyway, my wreath is now proudly on my door, and my baby seems a little bit better today I think. Phew.
Quarantine! Milly was very sick last night at about 11pm resulting in emergency change and clean up operation. She went back to sleep and seemed fine the rest of the night, and woke up a cheerful charlie this morning, but then projectile vomited her milk and hasn't eaten anything since, and let's just say her nappy has confirmed she has a very upset tummy 😞. Poor baby. We are going to have a quiet day at home together with lots of cuddles. I usually try to make lots of fun plans for us on our Fridays together but for some reason I hadn't made any for today. Just as well really, got a lot of washing to do too!
What a crazy couple of days! Work was nuts yesterday in a good way, I got involved with something that wasn't really my responsibility but somehow ended up on my plate and I really enjoyed a bit of a change of pace and the fact it required me to work with colleagues in person. I do really miss that, my job now is pretty solitary even if I didn't work from home. And I caught up with lovely friends, breakfasting with @rochellemello
before work, lunch with @margothorspool
, tea club with Julinda and Dave, and chats with other work friends in amongst the work, and then before my train home in the evening I headed to @waterloo__tap
for an old uni friend's birthday drinks, and it was really great to catch up. So great I missed my train back to Yorkshire by 1 minute despite a lot of running 😫 The ticket man took pity on me though and let me travel on the next train on the same ticket. Phew. Home at midnight and up at 5.45am with munchkin today, no wonder I am struggling with getting back to the mundane everyday today!
My Little Explorer 💕
I just love watching her run free and explore 😍
If you haven’t heard already. Pixie Babes Summer Release is tonight!! 7pm! 💖
I’ll never be able to shower or go to the toilet in peace again. But, with this little face staring up at me I couldn’t be happier about it! What are you grateful for? Xx
[Image description: A photo taken from within a shower, looking out of the clear glass. Elise, a 7 month old baby has hat face pressed to the glass of a shower cubicle, looking in. The image has a border around it, which consists of a larger, lighter, blurry version of the main photo.]
Train life is not for me... not at 6.30am anyway. I’d much rather a slow wake up with this sleepy bear and his bed head. Manic week this week with travel but not long until festivities can commence 🎄
Hope you’ve all had a good weekend. Ours was crazy busy. 😅
I love Weekends! 💖
No school run and sleepins ✨
Bring on the Christmas Holidays! 🎄
J seems to have grown up so much recently. Turns out he's got a solo in the choir and is an angel 😍 😂😇 he's nervous but he has been practising his song
Swimming lesson today and this little gal deserves a gold star.....she didn’t cry at all when I got her dried and dressed after swimming 🙌👏 In fact she was rather chipper. Hope she is getting used to it now and same again next week please Lucia 👍
Sweetest little outfit. Look at her little belly 🙊
Okay, I may just start to let the festive season creep into my Instagram. I’m struggling to hold back anymore. I’ve just woken up and feel like my head is going to fall off! Two years olds are pains in the butts! Or at least one that appears to have a sore throat in the night... again. But it’s my day off today so no work to struggle on through 🤓
All this prettiness and more ✨
Available on the 4th for @pixiebabes
Lovely misty morning walk with my little monkey and the dogs today. The woods and hills are so beautiful in the early morning mist with the sun desperately trying to shine through. The we had an excellent impromptu brunch with our friends Rachael and Evelyn at the local farm shop and now we're home for naptime. Tempted to have a snooze myself!
was 'Hiding place' and I wasn't going to post anything because frankly I have nothing exciting worth hiding and nowhere to hide it in my house, but my little monkey showed me that the most unlikely places can make pretty decent hiding places before bathtime tonight. And this was so cute, so yeah, hiding place! Done!
Happy Humpday. 💙 It currently looks very dark and I’m suppose to be catching up on my washing. 🙊
Yay for the Weekend ☀️ One day I might have time to sit down and teach myself how to edit and properly eliminate persons from a photo on a program... but for now I’ll have to settle for reflections in the sand without people and a lopsided horizon 😂😳 Check my story for original
An unexpected day together yesterday because the childminder couldn't have her. She was a delight all day, particularly at lunch @omiswheretheheartisyoga
in Slaithwaite (quite possibly because of the insanely good mac and cheese she was wolfing down 😂), smiling and waving at everyone. Yet it was still one of those days when parenting felt tough. Maybe it was because in the back of my mind was all the work I should have been doing, or maybe it was the fact that naptime was absolutely horrendous, and I never really recovered from that. Usually she goes down quietly and drifts off within five minutes. Yesterday the second I put her down she was hysterically screaming and trying to climb back up me. I was so upset to see her so upset with no idea why. Maybe separation anxiety? The rest of the day was lovely, but she's so into everything and climbing and zooming about the place that by the time Ste got home I was completely exhausted. As soon as she was in bed (with no trouble 🤷♀️) I went to bed too. I almost wish it had been an obviously difficult day so that there was an excuse for how tired and defeated I felt, but that's motherhood for you - some days just kick your ass for no reason.
Over half term we were given the challenge of getting our kids to have a photo taken reading somewhere really unusual as part of a competition. This is our entry. I can say confidently that I had nothing to do with this but that no children were harmed in the staging of this photograph! 😂 #myboy
Interrupting glamorous shots of fall foliage to bring you an important PSA: should you ever find yourself in a hotel room with three small children for two weeks in weather that has a tendency to turn rainy and cold, get thee to the dollar aisle of Target and buy a bunch of stickers. It will provide you with HOURS of quiet focused play and a little breather for everyone.
Happy bonfire night! We had a fab time at a children's display at one of our favourite restaurants @theoliveinn
in Marsden. They do yummy food (the Yorkshire parkin (they just call it parkin round here tho) is the best I've had) and the display is a bit quieter and a bit smaller for the little people. It's also much smaller and friendlier than most displays which makes it the perfect family affair. Emilia wasn't scared of the fireworks but didn't seem particularly impressed either, she did however love the Roger's Bread (if you know, you know) roll that came with my pumpkin soup 😂. Swipe all the way for a pic of her looking teeny tiny this time last year at the same event!
Every day I walk past our @thezeroprint
and realise how quickly our babies are growing. Makes me stop and appreciate the little things. I love how it’s all to scale and as you can see Chazzy was a chubba compared to Ava 😍 what did your babies weigh? Were they similar in size? Chaz was nearly 800g heavier then Ava 🍃
Aparently a scooter wasn't the correct mode of transport. First ever shoulder ride off mummy.
Were not afraid of you Halloween🎃😝
Who else has contacts like this🤦♀️
Most days we play nap tag, Chaz has his morning nap wakes at midday then Ava’s turn to go down, when she wakes Chaz is ready for bed again. Makes it kinda impossible to leave the house... and I’m okay with that. Trying to focus on myself, our fam and getting our little guy better. Life is pretty perfect 💙 #babywearing
Back home and back to reality after escaping to rural Somerset in our caravan for the weekend 🍂
These school holidays are going so quick. It definently makes a difference when the kids don't spend every waking minute arguing. Wish we were still in London though as there is so much we didn't see
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Gorgeous Indi 🎃
Today has been an odd one. I feel like I need to go bed and start it again. But then I feel ridiculous because there have been laughs and smiles and positives in there so I won’t wish for something like that otherwise I could miss all those good bits too!