Sunday, 30 August 2015

Photos of Amy and Tom making and eating pizzas

Lee and Amy made pizzas this afternoon. Here are a whole load of pictures of the kids enjoying them!


This week we had someone come paint the front of our house and fill in the cracks. Lee's been painting the fence and we spent some time at the garden centre getting some plants. We're pretty pleased with how it's looking!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Tom is seven months

He's such a smiley, laid back little boy. He sits on his playmat and plays for ages with his toys. He naps twice in the day, often for 2 hours at a time. He wakens twice in the night but always goes back to sleep pretty quickly and easily. He loves his Ready Brek in the morning with some yogurt or pureed fruit mixed in.
He doesn't look like he'll be crawling any time soon, I think he might just shuffle along on his bum instead.
He has no teeth, but his gums are so bumpy and white that surely, they will pop through soon? 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Yesterday & Today

It was hot yesterday. Sunny and hot with no breeze. We spent most of the day in the garden, and then Lee came home unexpectedly early to start painting the fence (thinking he'd get peace and we would be out with his mum). I'd decided to stay at home as it was just easier with us being in the midst of potty training (again).
After the babies went to bed, nana stayed while we popped out to get some more painting supplies and more stuffs from B&M. Then we stopped off at the pub nearby for scouting mission and quick drink. Lee's very happy to have found a nice, old fashioned local bar. It was a good day.

Today was rainy and windy and we didn't leave the house at all today, not even to go in to the garden. We read stories, played with playdoh, watched some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Duplo, made a blanket house and I cooked a batch of food to freeze for Tom. Yummy chicken with carrot and sweet potato. He seemed to like it :)

Amy was adorable in her little pony tails and was so so sweet. After her bath she sat on my lap, wrapped her arms around my neck and said 'rock me mama'. Which resulted in an Old Crow Medicine show 'wagon wheel' sing song. Even Tom seemed impressed. He likes my singing. Wonder how long that will last.

The potty business is seemingly going okay this time around. She's nearly 2 and 10 months. We've completed a whole week and I don't think there's any going back this time. Such a big girl now!

Monday, 10 August 2015

A day with 2.5 year old Amy and 6 month Tom

The other day I was wondering what our daily routine looked like when Amy was a baby and I was glad I'd blogged it when she was around 8 months. We've fallen into a pretty similar sort of routine with Thomas.

Today was pretty stormy so we we just hung around the house and maybe spent 20 minutes in the garden when the sun came out for a little while.

Lunch time! Today it was fish fingers, garlic bread and avocado on the side.
She loves her brother really...but I did have to bribe her with a chocolate milk to get her to give him a cuddle.
Tom loves Amy
Packing away toys before getting ready for bed
All ready for bed
'Oh Toodles...' Mickey Mouse themed art this morning
Just up from his morning nap
'mommy, little boy is awake!'

Brunch/snack - this morning French toast, banana and strawberry for Amy.

Thomas also tried some French toast and banana 

Our day usually starts any time between 6:00 and 7:00. Sometimes 5:30!
Amy is usually up first, she comes in to our room and climbs over me to Lee and asks for a cup of milk. She plays in her room (for a little while) while Lee gets himself ready for work and I sleep/pretend to sleep. Tom wakes up and Lee brings him in to me and my day starts.

Lee makes us breakfast. Usually eggs and toast and recently porridge with mixed berries.We all eat together, Lee cleans up the breakfast things and we say goodbye and wave him off to work at the front window.

We go upstairs and Amy plays in her room while I get Thomas ready for his morning nap. I feed him and we sit in the rocking chair until he's ready for his sleep. Once he's in bed, Amy has a bath, gets dressed and goes downstairs for some telly (recently Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) while I get a shower, get dressed, and put on a load of washing.

Amy plays with her toys/we do some painting/colouring in/playdoh/puzzles or if it's nice/dry play outside.

Thomas wakes up between 10:00 and 10:30. He gets dressed and gets some porridge/fruit or toast. We go for a walk to the shops if it's not raining. It gets us out of the house for a while. We walk past her old nursery and we wave at the ladies who work there and Amy tries to hide behind my legs.

We go home and I make lunch for Amy. Once she's finished eating, I take Tom back up to bed. Amy gets to watch another half hour of tv and I might get a cup of tea and call my marmee or chat to Yvonne on the phone. Or I'll start cooking dinner.

I read a few stories to Amy and we play for a while in the living room with her blocks or puzzles or she uses me as a climbing frame and demands horsey rides.

Lee comes home around half past four and we have dinner.

Thomas goes to bed at 6 o'clock and Amy is in bed for 7 o'clock.