Saturday, 26 April 2014

Happy Birthday Taid.

Last year we celebrated Taid's birthday with a dinner and a walk in the woods, this year we did the same. The weather was similar, and Molly's 'wild' came out as before. These woods have a lot of family history, I love adding to that with each visit. 
Also, how much has Molly grown in a year!? From wild toddler to wild girl. What an amazing transformation!
I took some videos.. I'll make a little clip when I have time.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Doing Easter Right.

A photo collection from our Easter Holidays. Blogger has over-saturated everything sorry! Molly was pretty pleased with her finds. The easter bunny did good and she had outings with both sets of cousins- hurrah! 
^^Easter pancakes and nest cakes- Molly and I ate most of the mix before it got to the fridge ;)
^^ The tool kit was excessive but necessary.. Molly kept stealing my hammer :|

My sister got Molly this book for her birthday last year and it's been a firm favourite ever since, so we decided to take the children to go and see Dogs Don'd Do Ballet as an Easter treat. Molly was adorable during the show. She sat on my knee and held Jamie's hand. My 'I never want to forget' moment was when it got a bit scary and she snuggled in. Could she be any cuter?!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Hoppy Easter!!

Hoppy Easter!! I've worked this bank holiday and we've been very busy so I'll post more in the week, and I might address the fact that it's been over a month. Or I might not ;)

Molly is the cutest little bunny though no? These two past easter's here and here might sway you ;)

Friday, 11 April 2014

It's Spring.



EDIT: It's now July.. I never published this. It dates back to April 11, but I'm posting it now- July 22 because I don't want it to get lost in the abyss. I don't know why I never hit publish. The photo is unrelated but taken in April 2014. 

It's been a month again. Maybe more. You know, blogging used to feel like using my favourtite style of biro on a wad of my favourite blank paper. Not so much recently.

I have a million half started blog posts and then, nothing to add to it. 

The first few months of 2014 have been spent working and days in with my girl taking things slow. I'm loving three, we have baths, long chats in bed, she helps me do everything and sings & dances with me, all the things you can do with a best friend. I love it. I wish I could bottle this- I don't want her to pull away when she gets her own friends haha! Yes I will be the awkward mum joining in during sleepovers.. Everyday feels like a sleepover with Molly :) 

We've had visitors from all over which has been lovely. Molly's confidence with our friends is really nice to see. I know she's gonna be ok with the trust thing. Which is a relieving feeling.

Molly has finally got chicken pox. We thought she had it a few years ago but then it turned out she didn't, she was just spotty haha! This time is for reals. And she's completely not bothered, just a little stressed out by the cream. We watched Frozen 4 times yesterday.. so I'm loving it haha.

I'm looking forward to;
- Having some of my pictures 'published'
- Starting my sketchbook
- Finishing this scarf
- Easter
- Easter cakes
- A new lawnmower
- Purging our home some more
- Finishing my book and starting a new one


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Pancakes and Parking it.

I took these pictures for my Photography class, but they sum up our weekends quite well. Also, isn't that top picture the most perfect portrait? She looks so pensive. She was annoyed that I was taking pictures and not making more pancakes.

Pancakes have become a weekly fixture in our home. A real saturday or sunday treat, except it's every weekend so less of a treat ha! They're so easy and I'm so good at it I guess I like how happy it makes Molly, Jamie and Klaus (who thoroughly enjoys any burnt bits!).

Our other regular habit is the park. Rain, shine, everything in between. It's the perfect distance for toddler legs, but just right to give the dog a workout.  I complain about our new build location, but it is great being able to walk to our local park.

Also check the toddler nail art ;)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Golden Wedding Anniversary

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Nain and Taid!
There's a million things I could say.. have tried to say but I want to leave it at this;
there's a generation missing in this photo, but our hearts couldn't of been fuller of him.
Cheers to another 50 ;)

Monday, 17 February 2014

Molly's Third Birthday



OK so I'm gonna go backwards from February 10th this week all the way up to July, so it's gonna be busy, annoying and photo heavy. But I'm ok with that. Also I've ordered disks to put my pictures on. 

It was Molly's birthday the day after the party so we both took it off work to spoil her. We decided to stay in for most of the day so that she could enjoy her enormous pile of gifts (thank you friends and family) and eat cake (thank you Aunty Rhiannon)! And in the afternoon take her for a little walk.. to find Totoro!! We had planned to go to the Swithland Woods but she was so tired from the party we decided to stay close to home. Jamie walked ahead when we got near the fields to hide them. She was so excited! I love being able to do stuff like this. I want to make the Totoro finding a thing until she gets a bit older, and then I would love to take her to Toys R Us on the eve of her birthday late at night to let her choose a gift.

Looking back, Molly's first month of being three was just so magical.

She gets sassier and more vocal everyday. I love it so much. She's hilarious, you can follow a bit of a commentary on Twitter.

I wrote this back in February: Last week Molly was 'driving' us home in the lounge and as we walked around she kept stopping and going, using her 'pedal'. It was so calculated. Each time we stopped and re-started, there went her pedal and her gear stick.

Happy Birthday Molly, I hope you felt really special.