Good day #LittleLoves crew. How are you? Lovely to see some new faces.
This last week has been a little strange. The weekend was AMAZING. It was my birthday and my boys were so sweet. We had a lovely lunch out and the day ended with cake! And then Monday came and so did the return to work and the return to Kindergarten for Lil G. It was the return to structure and routine which I have struggled with. Lil G has bounced straight back into it which has been such a relief. Setting an alarm and only seeing my gorgeous boy for 2 hours a day is torture. Roll on 4 pm I say, when the weekend begins. I have also kicked back in with my exercise routine and wow does it hurt to move!
As ever there are always great things to look back on and here they are…
I’m not usually the one to read to Lil G, it is a little routine Mr H is in with him however he made a request that I read his new favourite story and I couldn’t help but snuggle up with him and indulge myself in a little bit of Peter Rabbit. I much prefer this new version of Peter Rabbit stories to the traditional ones. The language is much easier for them to understand and the stories are more engaging.
The Counselor and oh my goodness. In brief it is a movie with some amazing actors. Action filled but VERY gruesome. The near to closing scene was shocking. A very dirty Cameron Diaz, I couldn’t help but think she was looking a little old. Maybe it was the way she was portrayed. Would I recommend it, I think I would although with a warning!
We have also fallen head over heels with a series On Demand called ‘BlackList’. We’re catching up on the first series as the second series is about to start. It is an American Crime Drama, it is most definitely a hit for us.
A gorgeous new plaid scarf from Topshop. A friend kindly gave me a gift card for my birthday so I of course took the opportunity whilst working in the city to nip into the much larger Topshop than there is in my home town. I really love the colours. Apologies for the cheesy grin…
A little birthday ensemble for our lunch out last weekend. I do love a white shirt and skinny jeans combination!? Although I think it is all about the necklace in this picture! You have to add just a little bit of glam don’t you!
Wishing for the spring to arrive I have enjoyed adding a little pastel pink and vintage florals to the Kindergarten run this week. The shoes are a new favourite from Dr Martens, a Christmas present from Mr H…
The groans as I made my way around the Caveman Training class this week. I did a class on Monday and again on Thursday. I won’t lie I am in a lot of pain. It hurts to walk and wow I feel stiff once I have sat down for a little bit. It will all be worth it. I kicked in with a health eating, no carbs, no sugar, high protein type diet 10 weeks ago and have lost a stone in weight so now I need to add some exercise and then hopefully I will feel more like myself which is the goal I set for 2015. To feel more like myself. To do more things that make me happy. Oddly that is exercise!
Lil G and Mr H made me a birthday cake (for those that follow my blog I am sure you have seen this picture before). It is a recipe from Mary Berry’s book…
I was also given this gorgeous memory book as a birthday gift and I have really enjoyed making a start on recording down a memory for each day. I kept a daily journal before Lil G arrived but it is something which I haven’t managed to keep up with so this is something I am very grateful for…
…make the most of the time we have together as a family. Not being afraid to enjoy some down time together. As a full time working mummy I am guilty of squeezing in too many activities on a weekend. Maybe overcompensating for the small amount of time I see my gorgeous boy in the week. I have made a promise to myself not to do so. It isn’t always necessary.
I hope you have some lovely time with your families this weekend. We are off to meet a friends baby girls, twins! And at the minute not a lot more than that.