Evelyn’s 02nd Birthday

A Letter to our darling Evelyn,

How are you two already? It only seems like yesterday that we were wrapping you up to make that first journey home from the hospital.

This year has seen you become a big sister and we could not be prouder of the way you have adapted to having to share mummy and daddy’s time. Not once have you been jealous or spiteful to your baby sister, you have shown her noting but love, helping to fetch things to change her nappy and telling us when she is crying (like we did not know)

You have gone from a crawling baby to a walking talking toddler with a cheeky sense of humor, you have such a kind and gentle nature but totally know your own mind and are fiercely independent. We are amazed at the new things you learn everyday and love watching you master new tasks with such strong determination.

You bring so much joy into our lives and we are better people because of you. We cannot wait to see what this next year in your little life holds.

We love you to bits,

Mummy and Daddy xxx

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Halloween baking with a toddler.

Baking is a passion of mine and I never thought I would be using a packet mix but when you have children these box mixes are a lifesaver on a rainy day.

Evelyn loves to bake and get messy, it’s really hard as a parent to let go and just let them enjoy the experience. Every inch of me is trying to control the mess but you do have to remember that although the cakes may not win the Great British bake off, to Evelyn they are a masterpiece

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Daddy & Daughter Pumpkin Carving

Daddy daughter time, there is nothing better.

Working full time i really do treasure these moments we get together, just the two of us.

We picked our pumpkin at Garsons Farm (if you haven’t seen that video please see the link below). We could not wait to get started on carving our designs. We had a great time. Hope you enjoy watching
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Pumpkin Picking at Garsons Farm in Esher

 

 

So before I had children these were the days I dreamed about, going to pick a pumpkin for Halloween. As an adult Halloween kind of passes you by, but when you have a child you get to live it all through their eyes.

I had seen all sorts of lovely pictures come up on Instagram of people picking fruit and pumpkins and thought I had to find out where our local picking farm is, so after a quick Google search I found Garsons Farm in Esher, with its vast amounts of fruit and vegetables it is the perfect place for a day out.

So off we set to go and pick a pumpkin! We were so impressed with the farm that we ended up picking apples and raspberries too, but we could have picked so much more. Evelyn had so much fun and really got into it.

We will defiantly be heading back soon, and think it may become our new favourite place.

Hampton Court Day Out

Our Saturday Adventure!

Sometimes it can be hard to find activities to do with children without spending money, especially now winter is setting in. We try our hardest to have at least one family adventure at the weekend without breaking the bank, so this week we decided to head to Hampton Court with its beautiful open spaces, river walks and of course giant sand pit.

We packed our picnic, buckets and spades and headed to Bushy Park, the second largest of the 8 Royal parks we have in London. This park never disappoints with its vast woodland, ponds and adventure playground. Kids can be free to roam around and soak up all the nature this beautiful park has to offer, keep your eyes peeled and you may even see some deer. We were lucky enough to see both male and female deer whilst there and Evelyn was truly amazed to be so close to such wonderful animals.

We played in the adventure playground and spent ages digging in the sand pit, then decided to take a stroll across the road to Hampton Court palace and took a wonder along the river, before heading back to the car and hitting the road home. Oh and not a penny spent!

Day in the Life with a New Born and Toddler

So life can be pretty hectic sometimes and no more so than with a newborn and a toddler. Some days I feel like super woman like I have got this thing nailed and other days I could curl up into a ball and cry.

When your newborn is crying because they need sleep and want a cuddle for comfort, you are trying to get your toddler out the door to go to the play group they enjoy so much, but they wont sit still long enough to put there tights and shoes on. Sometimes I admit my patience runs thin and I find myself shouting “WILL YOU JUST COME HERE SO I CAN PUT YOUR SHOES ON PLEASE” Then feel really guilty as I know its not her fault and she’s just being a typical toddler, but the stress can just get to you sometimes.

So the video is a typical day in the life, nothing fancy, just a normal day doing the things us mummy’s do, Cleaning, washing oh and keeping two children alive.

Hope you enjoy and let me know how your days plan out

Hannah xxx