Our Elf on the Shelf Experience

Elf on a shelfโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆEek excited much?????

I seen this everywhere last year and could not wait till Evelyn was old enough that we could join in on this brilliant family tradition.

So our little Elf will come to visit us from the North Pole on the 1st December and will get up to all sorts of things while we are sleeping, each morning we have to find where she is. Every night she flyโ€™s back to Santa to report on all the things our family has been up to that day and if we have been naughty or nice.

Each day in December we are going to share all the mischief our Elf gets upto, so make sure to check out our YouTube channel to keep up to date.

Please find the link to the full December Elf on the Shelf playlist. 24 days of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Merry Christmas!!!

Meeting Father Christmas at Chessington Garden Centres Grotto

We have been so excited about this day. HO! HO! HO! ๐Ÿ™‚

We recently took our girls to see Father Christmas at a Grotto, and Chessingtons wonderful theme did not disappoint as you can see from Evelyn’s reaction. We had such good fun and have some great memories of the visit.

We hope you enjoy watching our visit.

It was also our first attempt at car vlogging with a Go Pro Hero 5. We think it went ok :-S lol!!!

Top Ten Newborn Essentials

Here are my top 10, (well there is actually 11 but had to add the last one in there) newborn essential items.

Chicco next to me
http://www.boots.com/en/Chicco-Next-2-Me-Side-Sleeping-Crib-Circles_1776386/

Sleepyhead
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleepyhead-Deluxe-Months-Pristine-White/dp/B00ACK676E/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby&ie=UTF8&qid=1480513534&sr=1-1&keywords=sleepyhead+deluxe

Feeding Pillow
http://www.boots.com/en/Perfectly-Happy-People-Widgey-Nursing-Pillow-Animal_1046514/

Medela Breast Pump
http://www.boots.com/en/Medela-Swing-Maxi-Double-Electric-Breast-pump_1501163/

Water Wipes
http://www.boots.com/en/WaterWipes-Baby-Wipes-Chemical-Free-Sensitive-60-wipes-_1319738/

Braun Thermometer
http://www.boots.com/en/Braun-Thermoscan-7Series-Thermometer-Ear-IRT6520_1538923/

Swaddle Blanket
https://www.adenandanais.co.uk/all-swaddles/jungle-jam-4-pack-classic-swaddles-2026g

Breastfeeding Cover
http://www.boots.com/en/Mamascarf-Cotton-Breastfeeding-Scarf-Black_1190869/

5ml Syringes
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Terumo-Disposable-Syringe-Pack-100/dp/B004U9FLS8/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1480514285&sr=1-1&keywords=5ml+syringes

Bath Support
http://www.mothercare.com/supports-and-mats/mothercare-ergonomic-bath-support/265758.html#q=bath+seat&lang=default&start=7

ISO FIX Car seat base
http://www.mothercare.com/car-seat-bases/cybex-q-fix-car-seat-base/765362.html#q=Cybex+q&start=1

Christmas is Coming | Putting up our Tree

Christmas is comingโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

So it has always been tradition in our house to put our tree up the first week in December. I love decorating our tree and myself and John have collected decorations from different parts of the world and places we have traveled, so each year when we sit down and gaze at our tree we can relive all the wonderful memories we have created in these amazing places.

I always make John put on the Christmas music and we (ok maybe just me) have a little dance and sing along. This year it seemed extra special as Evelyn is at an age where she is really starting to get Christmas and the excitement of it all.

Check out the video below to see us getting all festive

Breastfeeding Advice and Tips

Having breastfed two babies, I thought I would make a video on things that I have learnt.

I nursed my first daughter for 13 months and am currently exclusively breastfeeding my second daughter currently 15 weeks.

Hope this video gives some of you some helpful advice and support.

Babies 12 Week Update

We can’t believe our baby girl is 12 weeks old already, (where has the time gone).

Some days we feel like she has been here forever and always been part of our life and other days it feels like yesterday i gave birth.

So here is her 12 Week Update. Hope you enjoy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Whats in my Babies Hospital Bag?

My friends that become pregnant all have the same question, what shall I pack in my hospital bags?

So I thought I would make a video of exactly what I packed in my babies bag.

Daddy Daycare | While Mummy Is Away

I don’t get the opportunity to have my beautiful girls to myself on to many occasions, so when mummy has to go out to work. I try to embrace the time i have with them.

Evelyn is so much fun and adventurous that it makes for such a interesting and learning experience, not just for her but myself too.

Orla is obviously still a baby and doesn’t do to much but when she smiles it certainly brightens up every dull moment.

Hope you enjoy this video. Daddy xx

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 daddyโ€™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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