Friday, 3 July 2015

Five On Friday.

It's been a while since I've taken part in this link up but I love it so I thought, why not? :)

1// It was sports day at James' school this morning. It was lots of fun and I was a proud Mama but it was oh so hot! James ended up having to finish early because it was just too hot for him. He was a bit upset but sometimes I have to be the bad Mummy to keep him safe. I have no idea why the sun is a trigger for his epilepsy but it's just something we have to deal with which is hard during the warmer months of the year.

2// I purchased Emilie's first birthday present today. A little pram. She is going to love it! She loves taking care of her 'babies.' Yesterday she was feeding them and then lying them down for a nap, all the while talking away to them. It was the cutest. Off course as soon as I turned my phone onto video to try and record it she stopped straight away!

{Loving James' cool dude pose}


3// Am I the only person that didn't realise that Zara sold kids clothes? I think I was.. I recently found out (via a You Tube video of all places..) I may have been perusing their website all week looking at everything that I want to buy for James and Emilie...

4// James has just two and half weeks left before the Summer holidays! I'm looking forward to it so much. Especially because this year Emilie is a little older so hopefully we can do more :)

5// This week has been so hot that I haven't been to the gym at all.. Big fail.. Who wants to go and exercise when just opening your front door makes you break out into a sweat?

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a good weekend!



Thursday, 2 July 2015

July Goals.



I used to make monthly goals all the time and then somehow I got out of the habit of doing it but I want to start again. I like having little goals that can be accomplished in a small time frame. It makes me feel like I'm getting something done! 

1// Finish the two books that I have on the go.. Yep, that's how indecivive I am. I couldn't decide which one to read so I started them both. 

2// Organise and celebrate Emilie's second birthday. (Also, try not to dissolve into a complete mess at the idea of my baby turning two.)

3// Capture some photos at James' sports day.

4// Organise the kids bedroom. They is no organisation what so ever in their room. The downside to two sharing a tiny bedroom.. I have a feeling that storage will be the key here. 

5// Finish making our summer bucket list :)

July... Here goes... 


Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Sunday Currently.



R E A D I N G  One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner. It's one of those books that has you hooked right from the start. 

W R I T I N G  Blog posts mainly, trying to get back into the swing of things. 

L I S T E N I N G  The kids have some cartoons on at the moment whilst I write this. In my eyes Sunday mornings are for PJ's & Cartoons :)

T H I N K I N G  That I'm excited for the coming week. The weather is meant to be in the 30's! 

S M E L L I N G  My new shower gel from The Body Shop. I have the matching moisturiser and it smells A.MAZ.ING. 

W I S H I N G  That I had cleaned more of the house yesterday so I didn't have to do it today. 

H O P I N G  That Emilies antibiotics help her kick this urine infection. She is a lot better than she was but still not 100%.

W E A R I N G  We've woken up to rain so my boots have come out from their hiding place. 

L O V I N G  The photos that I took yesterday of my friends little girl. I've really developed a love for photography. 

W A N T I N G  The school year to hurry up and end. James is tired, cranky and in need of a break. 

N E E D I N G The new hair straighteners from GHD.. Anthony has said that there is a chance I may be getting them for my birthday in August!

F E E L I N G  Happy, motivated, blessed. 

C L I C K I N G  Through a lot of blogs. I like connecting with other bloggers and finding new ones to follow is always fun. 


Friday, 26 June 2015

A Change Of Attitude.

Yesterday afternoon, I ended up in A&E with Emilie. She hasn't been right for a week, high fevers, crankiness and several other symptoms had me pretty sure that she was suffering from a urine infection. Her GP wouldn't do anything without a urine sample, which I tried for four days to get but she wasn't giving up the goods. When she started vomiting yesterday I bundled her up and off we went to hospital. 

As we sat in the waiting room, with her lying on my chest, her body burning up and the hours ticked on by, I found myself getting more and more impatient. It was past her bedtime and she was exhausted. I kept thinking about the knock on effect this would have on her in the morning. 

Then a man came running in.. He shouted that he needed help and that a man was having a seizure in the car. A Nurses went running out and a while later they wheeled the man in, whilst his Mum walked beside him. This man had brain cancer and this was the second seizure he'd suffered from since being diagnosed. Right in front of me I watched this mother take care of her grown son. I watched her hold his hand and explain that everything was going to be okay. I could see the pain and desperation etched onto her face. 

And as I sat and watched this all unfolded in front of me.. I felt ashamed. 

Just moments before I had been moaning to myself about how Emilie being three hours late for bed was going to make her over tired the next morning. How she would be more difficult to handle. I was sat there worrying that they were taking so long whilst her little body was burning up on top of mine. 

After I watched this Mum with her grown son my perspective changed.. Yes my baby girl was unwell but it wasn't life threatening. Who cares if she would throw tantrums all morning from being tired? At least we would be going home that night. I would give her some medicine and tuck her into bed and know that the antibiotics would start doing their job whilst she slept. 

They took the man back into a cubicle and I watched his Mum follow him. Part of me wanted to go and give her a hug and part of me wanted to say thank you for changing my attitude on that Thursday night. It's so easy to just see your own problems and think that everyone else has it all sorted and you're the only one with struggles. When in fact everyone is dealing with something. 

Sometimes our perspective just needs shifting. 


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Confession Wednesday.




... I may have eaten a Mars Ice Cream bar this afternoon, whilst hiding in the kitchen, just so I didn't have to share it with the kids.. 

... I may be a little bit nostalgic at the thought of Emilie turning two at the end of next month...

... I may have had about thirty seconds of broodiness related to the nostalgia. Then I realised that I like my sleep.. 

... I may have not been to the gym at all this week yet.. I'm going tomorrow so the weeks not a total failure..

... I may have been tempted to put raw egg on my hair the other day. I've been researching about how to keep your hair heathy whilst trying to grow it. I quickly changed my mind once I read that if you wash the egg out with water that is too warm, then you end up with scrambled egg in you hair.. Yeah, no thanks. 

... I may be really tempted to by the new platinum GHD hair straighteners.. 


Any confessions on this Wednesday evening? :) 


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tuesday Musings.

Some Tuesday musings..

1// We had a good weekend. It was mostly spent at home because Emilie had a fever that was relentless even with Calpol every four hours. I cooked a big roast dinner on Fathers Day though and it was nice just to have some down time.


2// I keep seeing tweets and blog posts about the Brit Mum's blogging conference, that I believe took place last weekend. It's making me want to go to one of these conferences! It looks like so much fun although I'm sure that my anxiety would kick off at the wrong time.. 

3// I haven't been the gym yet this week because of Emilie not feeling too great and already I am missing it, although I'm sure my muscles aren't complaining... Speaking of the gym, since I started going I've gained a stone in weight. This is great considering I was underweight before but it's hard seeing my body changing in so many ways.. 

4// Britain's largest family, The Radfords and on This Morning, and I'm kind of a little bit in awe.. How do they manage with all of those kids! I can barely manage with just two.. 



5// I'm making 'Hearty Pasta Soup' tonight for dinner. I've only made it once before but it was a massive hit, especially with Anthony. I believe he said it was the best soup he had ever tasted.. It's so easy and inexpensive to make. I posted the recipe here last time I made it. 

6// This boy is still not a fan of the camera.. I remember when he was younger and he use to beg me to take his photo.. Then he got older.. Once in a while though he indulges my Mamarazzi heart :)



Hope you're all having a good week so far! 



Sunday, 21 June 2015

Birthday Mood Board!


I've come to love a good mood board. I love having somewhere to put all my ideas for a specific idea or project in one place.



I'm planning Emilie's second birthday party for the end of next month. I'm keeping it simple this year. She's having five little friends over and we're doing a tea party in the garden. The dress code is Tutu's & Bows :)

Having a girl is proving to be lots of fun, especially because she is what I call a 'girly-girl.' She already loves shoes and bags. She loves dresses and frills, tutu's & skirts. A tea party is perfect for her :)