An Ordinary Moment I will Miss {The Ordinary Moments}

Everyday I have my little pal with me. I drop him at play school and then 3 hours later I pick him up and we have the rest of the afternoon together. It mainly consists of Thomas, Percy and the rest of the gang!

When I start to get ready to leave for the school run, H always knows and once he has his coat on, he tucks aways 2 trains. He pops them in his pocket and they are bought out once we have reached our destination. Once we are parked and the engine is off, he then declares you be Thomas and I will be Percy mummy its not always Thomas or Percy, it could be Edward or Stanley, or Flynn..

On this particular day I took the photo, I was Porter and H was Thomas.. I actually enjoy these little games we play in the car before picking Moo and would be lying if I said I didn’t.

We play hide and seek with the trains, or helping each other out of the pretend sticky mud! or we just rest in Tidmouth Sheds!

This is something I am going to miss very much when he starts school this year! In the mean time I will carry on being whoever he wants me to be!

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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The Week That I Captured 5/52

Its been a funny ole week, I could say its been busy, but it hasn’t and nothing out the ordinary has happened, but I am just so pleased its over! I can’t even give a reason why!!

Sunday

Today, Mr B took Moo and H to the park and left me indoors to cook dinner! I have to say, I do enjoy it when he has one on one time with them and leaves me indoors!! I spent all afternoon tweaking the blog and giving it a freshen up! Pretty pleased with the outcome!

Monday

Back to normality this week! H was a little unsettled and was not happy to leave me at play school! Took a little while to prise him off me! Later we had a little playdate with his little friend.. Was so nice that he was able to have his friends over for once!

We went swimming and although still a little worried about giving her ears a soaking Moo is doing really well!

Tuesday

Today was our 8th wedding anniversary! Its flown by and we decided that we would celebrate at the weekend, so the curry menu is sitting on the side ready!!

Wednesday

I was ready mega early today and had time for a second cup of tea and some toast before the school run! Not sure what happened but it felt good to chill slightly before the madness of trying to get out the door!

I Went to my sisters today and we went to the shops with my nephew in tow! He is such a cutie and I love seeing him! {and my sister of course!} He managed to get a go in H’s tryke bike! He thoroughly enjoyed himself!

Moo lost her second tooth as well today! Seriously worried about how fast time is going!

Thursday

I spent the whole morning crocheting! Moo at school and H at play school gave me a free morning! I am really enjoying this pattern and cannot wait for it to be finished!

Friday

Moo didn’t want to go to school today and selfishly I didn’t want her to go! I could of kept her of if I could of! Anyhoo she went in a little teary and I was very teary.. But I looked forward to the hugs I received at pick up!

I made my way through my macaroons I bought this week too! Yum!

Saturday

We hopped on a train to London to visit the Toy Museum! H was so excited about getting on a train! {he is train obsessed!} We had a cheeky McDonalds lunch too! {thanks to nanny and grandad!}

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Celebrating 8 years // Time for tea and toast // Walks with the Nephew // Loosing teeth // Crochet time // Macaroon loveliness // museum and train rides

I have linked up with Hannah over at Make Do and Push..

Please pop by and see what I have captured next week and if you want to join in the pop on over to Make Do and Push! and link up!

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Wednesday

Little Love 5/52

Happy Friday peeps… Another week has passed and its time for another little catch up with all the lovely bloggers that link up with Morgana and their #littleloves

So without too much waffling, this is what I have been loving this week!

Read

I was so good last week reading my book, but this week the Kindle has been firmly closed! I did purchase a trashy magazine and ended up reading it whilst I waited for H to finish play school!

Watched

I don’t think there is going to be a week that goes by when someone from #littlelove will not mention Broadchurch! I am so caught up in it and I really look forward to my Tuesday morning catchup!

Moo and her swimming! She is doing so well, and although her little operation has set her back, she really tries each week! She is so worried about getting her ears wet she hangs back a bit, but she has really improved over the last few weeks!

I also watched Moo depart for her first school trip last Friday and it was gut wrenching! She had a blast and came back full of stories!

Heard

I am quite literally loving Ed Sheeran at the moment, I was never a fan, but I think he is so talented.. This has been playing a lot on the radio, something I have nodding along to!

Wore

Im stumped this week what too put here, obviously I wore stuff, but its nothing to shout about! The normal, Jeans, Uggs, Gloves..

Made

I “made” my blog look a bit fresher! I always like to give it a little spruce up every now and then.. It took me all day on sunday to work out some of the CSS but I finally got there!

I also made a sponge cake Sunday afternoon {in between blog tweaking!} There is nothing better than ducking into a Victoria sponge late Sunday evening!

I also finally picked up my hook, and continued with my ripple blanket, I am currently on a crochet high and am continuing with the blanket everyday! Its coming along really nicely..

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‘And lastly..’

H is booked in for his op for March! My stomach is currently doing summersaults and I am so nervous about it! I am hoping we don’t have the same trouble we had with Moo with all the cancellations!

It was my 8th year anniversary this week too, and although we didn’t do anything we are ordering a curry tomorrow night and having a little tipple in doors to celebrate! Chin Chin…

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely butwhymummywhy? for this linky, if you want to join in just click here 

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All About The Tooth, Bout The Tooth…

A few weeks ago, Moo lost her very first tooth.. It was highly dramatic and it lasted a few days. In fact it was boxing day, I remember as we were all saying how wonderful it would be for the tooth fairy to visit over christmas.

Mo wiggled and wobbled this tooth till it was hanging, but was then to scared to push it that one bit further to realise it from its home. In the end she begged me to give it a little tug and with a few tears and panic screams of its going to hurt it was out, with our her even realising. She was still screaming at me to get it out and I had it firmly in my hand.

I actually got quite upset, seeing Moo so scared and panicked. I gave her the biggest hug and cried like a baby. I cried because its proof that she is growing up, she is no longer the baby I held in my arms 6 years ago.

Once the hugging was over with I showed Moo the tooth and me and the husband were shocked at how small it was! It was the tiniest tooth I had ever seen!

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Today we had another little meltdown.. I can’t eat food with my tooth, please do something mummy, Mr B wasn’t keen but I had a look and she demanded she wanted it out.. Again it was hanging, don’t you just hate that hanging stage? Where its attached to one tiny bit of gum? With a little help it was agin firmly in my hand with a panicked Moo still going on about wanting it out!

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Now this tooth was completely different from the first! It was a little bigger but still tiny but it was in the biggest space possible! Now Moo has by the looks of it a space for two teeth to come through! {I know that won’t happen!} It is so large it covers the space below and the space next to it! I am hoping its not going to be housing a huge tooth once re-grown!

She is so excited about the return of the Tooth Fairy tonight and me? I am still gutted that my baby girl is growing up so fast!

On This Day…

When I was younger, I refused point blank that I would ever get married. That all changed when I met J. I knew from that first moment I clapped eyes on him that he was the one. He was a sly dog really and one cold winters day in January he offered to take me home after a work meeting.. Unfortunately it took us a good few hours to drive the 2 junctions of the M25 due to the horrendous snowfall. In those few hours I had never laughed so much.. He was quite frankly hilarious and when I went to bed that night, he was all I thought about.

Thankfully it wasn’t long before he asked me out on our first date, and the rest is history as they say. My opinion of marriage changed instantly and within 6 months we were talking about it and within a year we were engaged. Its funny how one person can change your opinion. I didn’t want to leave him of an evening, I wanted to spend all my time with him. Luckily we worked together and I got to see him everyday.

9 months onto our relationship I went over to America for a holiday which was already booked when I met him. It was quite frankly the worst time ever. I missed him like crazy and those 2 and a bit weeks could not have ended quick enough. When he picked me up on my return, I was adamant I never wanted to leave his side again. In December we were engaged and then soon after I moved in with him and his parents. I was accepted into another family with open arms and quite frankly they are the best. I have gained 2 wonderful sisters and my in-laws are amazing..

Fast forward another 2 years and I was standing outside two huge doors with a toast master saying to me are you ready? I was ready, I couldn’t wait to see him standing at the end of the aisle, I was so ready, I dragged my mum down, I literally no.. I ran down the aisle.. Now I look back its highly embarrassing! I still think, god you should have taken your time!

My wedding day was perfect, it was one of the best days {apart from the births of Moo and H} It was filled with love, joy, and happiness.. I look back with fond memories of our outrageous first dance, family members that are no longer with us but were able to share our day and the fact that this person, who was now my husband wanted to be with me and share the rest of his life with me. Its quite an honour to call myself his wife. He is my one true love, my best friend, my confident and my lover.

The two bands on my hand, signify that day, it signifies my love for him and I wear them with pride. 8 years ago today I married the love of my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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So here is to 8 years… Chin Chin..

One Lovely Blog Award…

The lovely vickie over at A Pocketful Of Dandelions said that she like ready my blog so much she decided to add me to the list of her “lovely blog award” When people read my blog and say they generally like it it sort of makes me blush..

The ‘rules’ of the award are that I have to tell you 7 facts about me and then nominate 10 more bloggers for the award. So without to much waffling here are 7 little known facts about me.

  1. I used to be in a marching band, I played the bass drum and we were entered in several competitions! We didn’t win anything though!
  2. When I was at school I had an accident in the science lab. We were doing an experiment with Potassium and water and the teacher put waaaay too much Potassium in the water due to the class’ persistent nagging, and the tub exploded, the potassium shot out to oooo’s and ahhh’s from the class only to be found buried in my foot, burning its way through my flesh. Ive been left with a perfect round reminder of that day!
  3. Anne of Greene Gables is my all time favourite television series, I watched it when I was younger and whenever i am ill I find a new found love for it!
  4. I have an obsession with perfume bottles. I tend not to throw them away when they are empty, especially the odd looking ones. If its my favourite perfume then I will replace the bottle with a new one. Its a pet hate of he husbands unfortunately, they seem to clutter up a draw, but I just cannot seem to chuck them out
  5. I am extremely impatient, I hate waiting and I hate being late. I am always early, for appointments, meetings, social events. I get highly annoyed and irritated at been left waiting.
  6. I hate my feet with a passion, I have fat stumpy sausage toes.
  7. I failed miserably with breast feeding but it doesn’t make me a bad mother. I tried but it didn’t work. Admittedly I didn’t bother with Moo but I really did with Thor, but complications meant he was feed through a tube at birth and he was to reliant on that and would not latch on, so I ended up expressing. I gave it my best shot and thats all I could of done.

So there you have it, seven weird and wonderful facts about me! I have so many blogs stuffed in my brain I want to nominate,  Its going to be hard pushed!

Life at The Littlewood

Life As Our Little Family

Lets Talk Mommy

But Why Mummy Why

A Little Londoner

Love From Mummy

Life With Munchers

Cool Bananas

Not A Frumpy Mummy

And Then The Fun Began

 Now, to those I have nominated, you really don’t have to join in, but I just want to say, I generally love your blogs and this is my way of saying it! If you do join in then I cannot wait to read your 7 facts!

The Week That I Captured 4/52

This week has flown by and I cannot quite believe I am sat blogging about the week that I captured again! Its been a good week for photograph taking here in the B household! Here is a snippet of what we have been up too!

Sunday

Today we were recovering from the previous days shenanigans of celebrating my mother in laws 60th Birthday! I was so tired, but luckily no hangover! The husband took Moo and H to the shops to give me 5 minutes peace! Moo came back with this Frozen Lego set, which she was mighty chuffed with!

Monday

Monday I ordered myself a selfie stick {watch for the pattern in my photos!} I also ordered so add on lenses for my phone, they are so tiny and rather sweet and are actually quite nifty! For the amount I paid for them, they do the job!

H arrived home from play school and we had a chilled afternoon watching Thomas and me saving my sanity with a fat coke..

Tuesday

Tuesdays I ran a few childfree errands and picked H up from play school.. My selfie stick arrived in the post so I went a little snappy crazy! The weather was not kind and was in the minus all day practically!

Wednesday

I popped over to see my sister once H was at play school and I saw my little nephew and managed to whip out the selfie stick.. again! Sorry its rather boring now isn’t it?!

Wednesday night I went out and got a little glammed up! Was a good evening with some school mums celebrating a 40th birthday!

Thursday

I was feeling it today after yesterdays late night.. I made a mad dash to school, dropped the littlies of and then hot footed it to the nearest Mcdonalds.. Hash browns are my all time favourite thing when I am feeling a little sensitive! I also did a little shopping as Moo was attending a party and I left the present buying till the last minute!

Friday

Today moo went on her first school trip! She was off to a victorian museum and she was so excited! She had to dress up and she really looked the part! I also managed to sneak in some hot cross buns and had a sneaky mid morning snack.. The day flew by and before I knew it I was in my Pj’s ready for my shepherds pie!

Saturday

We didn’t do much today, popped to the shops to buy some new welly boots for Moo and H, then back home for an afternoon in the garden! Bliss..

I have linked up with Hannah over at Make Do and Push..

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Frozen is still all the rage… // Chilled morning watching Thomas // Sneaky purchase of adaptable lenses // Selfie stick making an appearance with my beaut of a sister // Someone was too tired to smile! // Night out.. // The morning after // My little victorian // Much needed bun!

Please pop by and see what I have captured next week and if you want to join in the pop on over to Make Do and Push! and link up!

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Wednesday

Me and Mine {The Ordinary Moments}

Sometimes I wonder how I got to the point of having two children.. If you had asked me 15 years ago if I would ever have them I would of said no..

Even though they push me to my limit and I sometimes think I am no good at being a parent I see things like this, snaps from my phone that put everything into perspective, we are doing a pretty damn good job in bringing up these two.. These two are my world and even testing out my new selfie stick brings some good results in a pretty decent picture.. H is at that stage that whenever I ask him to smile I get a silly face, but shockingly we have a smile and Moo, well, she is just a poser! {you could say like her mother ;)}

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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Little Love 4/52

This week has thankfully gone a lot faster than last… Today Moo is going on her first ever school trip and I am slightly nervous for her! Its something I know I will always worry about and not something I am fond of.. But I have to let her go and enjoy it!

So without too much waffling, this is what I have been loving this week!

Read

Thanks to a hospital appointment this week, I managed to get a good read in! 3 chapters to be exact! My hospital appointments always run late, so I am so pleased I went prepared with my Kindle!

Watched

Bodyshockers! I sat open mouthed throughout the whole program {I am an episode behind!} The man with holes in his face!! WTF?!?! He looked awful and I felt slightly sick you could see the tongue moving when he was kissing his girlfriend!

I have been a keen watcher of CCB this year, Perez Hilton is awful and i really hope he gets shoved out tonight! I am loving Katie Hopkins more and more, she is actually a lovely person {so it seems!}

I watched Silent Witness for the first time ever last week too.. I have yet too watch this weeks but last weeks was really good and its something I am going to have to have scheduled in my planner, where have I been all these years its been showing?!

Heard

I am pretty hooked on this song, and tend to have it blasting out the car speakers on the way to the school pick up.. Moo is a fan too and shakes her little booty along to it!

Wore

This week has been a week of dressing up! Saturday was my mother in laws 60th and we went and celebrated so I wore a dress, with some thick black tights, it was far to cold to go bare legged! My trusty Solillas made an appearance too..

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I also got a little glammed up for a little outing with some mums from school.. We went out for a curry and celebrated a 40th birthday.. It was lovely and I really enjoyed myself! Bit naughty going out on a school night, and I suffered with lack of sleep yesterday!

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Made

Ok, this is not very imaginative, but I “made” an appointment for Moo and H to get there haircuts! Sorry, I told you it wasn’t very imaginative! Moo has to had her haircut in ages as she wanted her hair like Elsa.. I have had enough of the tangles and knots so we are going for a trim and maybe a full fringe. H’s hair grows so quickly he is currently rocking a basin cut! He is desperate for a cut!

‘And lastly..’

This week i found out little H has to have an operation, which is heartbreaking.. I was really hoping it would all blow over but unfortunately not.. I know its for the best, but having Moo’s operation still so fresh in my mind, its not something I am looking forward too..

On a lighter note, I bought myself a selfie stick this week, totally vain yes, but so much fun!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely butwhymummywhy? for this linky, if you want to join in just click here 

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