Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.

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🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

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The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?

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Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?

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A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?

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Isla is 5 weeks old today, I know I said this last week but where has it gone? The weeks are just whizzing past and I hardly feel like I have blinked before its another week milestone again.

This week I have started to get Isla’s corner decorated with her pinkness, the “kids” (OMG I have 2 now haha) will be sharing the penthouse suite of the Constant Household and so Noah has his side and Isla will have her side. Did you notice the Pooh Bear spelling of corner… silly old bear! She hasn’t got a cotbed yet, but we are on the case and I have got some beautiful Mama’s and Papa’s items to decorate the cot, just need a duvet & pink sheets, instead of blue.

I’ve been finding all of Noah’s newborn, early baby items and going through them to see what Isla can have and play with and I came across Noah’s pink Lamaze dragon. I love that photo, its like Isla is saying to me “Mum, I don’t want to alert you but there is a huge pink dragon in my bed!”

Along with a lot of things that I am sure Isla will not want to play with when she gets a little bigger and stronger, there was the Bumbo! I loved Noah in his Bumbo, he always looked bewildered and content at the same time and surprisingly Isla looks the same. I am not 100% she was meant to be sitting in it at 5 weeks old, but she can hold her head up and I put her in it for the purpose of the photo – so I am hoping I will not be getting told off for that… *Reminder to go and check Bumbo site for advice on when baby can sit in it! She does look cute though, you have to admit it, even if you disagree with the fact she is sitting in the Bumbo, just humour me, please?!

This week has been a week of gifts too, she has yet again been spoilt and to be honest she has had some very lovely and thoughtful gifts. Auntie Zaria brought her some Funky Giraffe Bibs and I have never seen them before, nor used them with Noah – but they are just too cute and really clever designs. Did you notice the Isla Rae bib? 🙂 They are ultra soft on the under side, so I know they will not itch or irritate Isla, at such a young age and they fit snuggly around her chin and catch the baby sick! She has started being sick this week, mainly because she is being a greedy guts and having too much milk, so she gets rid of the excess, lovely!

I was very lucky to win a competition by Ideasbynet last week and bagged us some amazon vouchers, so I brought Isla this baby nest by the ELC (Early Learning Centre) its called Blossom Farm Baby Nest and cost £40. I had never heard of a baby nest before, but I am glad I found it – its totally adorable. Isla can be placed on it on her tummy,side or back at this newborn stage and she can snuggle in the nest or play with toys, or just sit staring at the bright lights in the room and window. When she gets a little older and starts to want to sit up on her own the mouse ring folds in half and creates a chair almost, so that she has back support as well as comfort. Genius idea and looks so comfortable, I want to get in there with her.

Her colickyness seems to be getting better now and she is definitely getting a lot more alert, oh and I had the biggest smile off of her today. She lit up the whole room and made me want to squeeze her, I am so in love with my baby girl and my baby boy, I feel like the luckiest mummy in the world… tbc

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2 Comments
  • Sarah Adams
    June 15, 2012

    Sounds like you are doing a grand job of being a mummy of ‘two under two’! I only hope I adapt into it as well as you have. Those funky giraffe bibs are great, my little boy Oscar had loads of them to go with all his outfits when he was at a very dribbly stage about 3-5months old. Loving the pic of Isla in the bumbo, bet she’ll love watching what Noah’s up to from her little seat! Maybe when you next post my baby will be here too – only 2 days til due date! xx

  • tamalyn roberts
    April 26, 2013

    such cute pics, looks like you are having such fun xx

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