Everyday Us – Arlo’s hair cuts

When Arlo has his hair cut he is so good, and more importantly still. He is never still ordinarily, always moving, talking climbing… but the moment you sit him in a barbers chair he freezes! He’s not afraid I don’t think as he’s never upset or whiny, he just seems to know that he needs to stay still. I think…

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Everyday Us – Night Night Mummy

One of the everyday moments that I wish would last forever, but realistically know it won’t is Aro saying ‘Night night Mummy’. It began months ago when he started speaking, back when we were going in every hour or so to resettle him the evenings, and after a little wriggle he’d settle down again and mutter ‘Nunight Mummy’ as he…

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Everyday Us: Arlo & Things with Wheels

Despite having access to all sorts of toys, cuddly ones, dolls, stacking things, Duplo, Little People imagination toys and loads more Arlo is always drawn to anything with wheels. I know people say cars are not just for boys (and I agree, obviously) but there really does seem to be some inherent draw to toy cars and trains for my…

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Everyday Us: Magic Lightbulbs

Athena thinks that Daddy is magic. Daddy actually isn’t magic at all, but he has been using his phone to turn on and off the light bulbs in our house (we have ‘hive’ running our lights and heating) without Athena knowing. She thinks it is the best thing ever that he can point at the light bulb with one finger…

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A new start: Preschool & Childminder

Athena hasn’t been at nursery since the end of May, she’s been going since she was 12 months old and absolutely loved it all; the messy play, the friends, the garden and the staff. We took the decision to take her out just after she turned three because although she loved it there and it gave me one day a…

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Everyday Us: Athena and her best friend

  Athenas best friend is the daughter of one of my best friends and they were born exactly a year apart, Athena is the younger of the two but they are about the same height. When I think back to when she was about three days old and her parents came over to visit this tiny bundle the size difference…

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Everyday Us: Phone calls

Phone calls are something that both my kids love to emulate. Whenever Arlo has the chance to grab my phone he will do, smacking it against the side of his head (often the wrong way round) and shout ‘ellooooo’. It is really cute!

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Everyday Us – Bubble Wrap

Who doesn’t like bubble wrap? It’s one of the little things that gives me pleasure whenever I come across some! A couple of weeks back during the chicken pox quarantine we got a parcel with some of the larger bubbles in helping to protect everything and Athena yanked it out of the box straight away shouting BUBBLE WRAP and immediately…

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