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Archive for 08/03/2015

What February Meant To Us

How it is already the third month of 2015 is beyond me! When you’re younger you wish those months away, hoping for your birthday, or the holidays, or whatever it is you were waiting for. Now, even without wishing and inpatience, the year seems to be speeding along very quickly.

Once again I am taking some time to remember what we did in February and why it was a special month for my little family.

Biscuit became very poorly with pneumonia. Even for someone with my background of paediatric nursing it was a scary time (if you’re concerned, see the NHS page here). She was admitted to hospital from A&E for IV antibiotics and painkillers and was an absolute superstar! She never complained once, even having bloods taken and medicines given. I am so thankful that she recovered so quickly and so well and that both her and Cracker are healthy now.

Cracker had to go for another haircut, that boys hair grows faster than anyone else’s I’ve ever known! Even though he won’t let you come within 6 feet of him with a pair of nail clippers, he is actually very good with haircuts. I tried to do it a number of times at home but it is not easy to do. We’ve started to take him to the same hairdresser (the lovely Lynn) that Rob and I go to and he will just sit there and let her use scissors and clippers etc. He looks like such a grown-up boy afterwards!

Both Biscuit and Cracker came to pick me up from work one day. It is nice for them to see where Mama goes when she disappears to go to work and it was nice for me to see them in my, thankfully, child-friendly workspace.

We had Valentine’s Day. It may not be the outpouring of romance and excess that it once was for us, but it was a chance to spend time with those three people very special to me- Biscuit, Cracker and Rob. We went to a Zizzi restaurant and we spent the whole time amazed at how grown up our little twinkles have become; sitting nicely, eating and colouring.

Again, these things may not sound like a lot, but to me they are special things and ones I want to remember.

What happened to you in February that you’ll want to remember when you look back on this year?


Trendy Tot Thursday (05/03/2015)

This time of year is hard for ‘Trendy Tot Thursday’- whenever they have cute clothes in to go out, Biscuit and Cracker at bundled up in jumpers and coats (and, let’s face it, there’s only so many times you can feature these). That’s why you’ve recently got lots of photos of the twinkles playing at home, where you can see the clothes they’re wearing.


During our recent family holiday to Italy, Biscuit and Cracker had these United Colours of Benetton organic t-shirts bought for them by their Auntie and cousin. Cracker’s is a brilliant vibrant orange colour and declares “I am 100% here and now”. Biscuit’s is a simple white with bright pink sweets on it and “pretty, sweet, cheery” written on it. They are lovely and soft and are great for layering in this unpredictable weather. Cracker’s trousers are from Zara, bought for a bargain £2 at our local charity shop and worn pretty constantly by him as they are light and comfortable. Biscuit’s leggings are part of a set from Marks and Spencer, alongside a pretty smock dress we featured a few weeks ago. She loves the flower design on them and I like the colours of soft blue, soft pink and yellow. Biscuit tends to only wear trousers at home as they don’t often stay up on her petite frame!

I hope everyone has got to enjoy the recent sunny weather. According to the news we shouldn’t get used to it as we are due for rain and gale force winds (something to look forward to there)!

I hope you enjoy reading our Trendy Tot Thursday as much as I enjoyed writing it! Check out The Mother Geek and Clearly Bex for more!

Hope to see you again next week for another Trendy Tot Thursday, and please feel free to stop by and say ‘hi’ whenever you have time!