Friday, 31 July 2015

Me and Mine - July 2015

dear beautiful me and mine
 July has been a bit of a long month for me. The labyrinthitis is still not completely gone, so I haven't been able to drive, meaning we've done a lot of playing at home. We've had some visitors, which has been lovely. It has meant we've made the most of going out at the weekends though, when the Hubby has been around to drive us. We had a trip to Warwick Castle, where our English Heritage cards got us 50% off the extortionate entry price; and the Hubby turned 30, so I organised a surprise picnic party for him, complete with party hats, games, and Star Trek themed cakes. The weather at the beginning of the month was sweltering, which meant it was time for ice lollies and the paddling pool. We've done a lot more decluttering, finally getting the girls' old clothes organised into boxes, and reorganising a few cupboards. There's still a lot more to do - we've just got so much stuff - but it feels good to see things starting to get ordered. We're in the process of

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

52 Weeks of Memories | 29: Inside

Finding Myself Young 52 Weeks of Memories

We've been using the chalk board in the lounge to learn how to read and write 'look'. This is B's fantastic writing! I love how she made the Os into eyes.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Siblings - July 2015

dear beautiful

This has been a tough month for these two. I've been ill for nearly all of it, and they have struggled with being stuck at home most of the time, with a poorly mum who hasn't been much fun. They've watched a lot of telly, because I've found everything difficult with the constant dizziness, and I haven't been able to play or run around after them. And the weather has either been too hot or raining, so outside hasn't always been the better option. Add in a couple of wasp nests in the garden, and you can see why cabin fever set in, and why there aren't so many photos this month. 

M is much more forceful now. She knows when she wants to join in and she makes it known. B is finding it hard, because she makes up games and M doesn't play properly. But they both try really hard. Dressing up works well. They both enjoy it and there are no rules to follow. M is quite happy to be dressed and undressed, though she's quite adept at picking out her own outfits too! There are still plenty of good morning kisses, and hand-holding if we're out, but the screaming and crying is continuing too. M will tell me when B has done something to stop her playing - "push" seems to be a well used word, unfortunately. But generally they get on well, and I know what it's like to be the big sister!

52 Weeks of Memories | 28: Making

Finding Myself Young 52 Weeks of Memories

Not so much making, as made. The first lemon drizzle cake the Hubby has ever made, with help from B. It was delicious. 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

52 Weeks of Memories | 27: Precious

Finding Myself Young 52 Weeks of Memories

They are absolute monkeys at times, but then they go and play so beautifully together and I can't help but smile at how precious they are.