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Summer is leaving us so quickly. I thought we would get a warmer start to the school term and slowly ...
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Summer is leaving us so quickly. I thought we would get a warmer start to the school term and slowly ease into winter but the last two days I have had the heat on and had to go out and buy winter coats for my two kiddies. Now just looking for baby...do you think i would get more wear out of a coat at 5-6 ... Summer is leaving us so quickly. I thought we would get a warmer start to the school term and slowly ease into winter but the last two days I have had the heat on and had to go out and buy winter coats for my two kiddies. Now just looking for baby...do you think i would get more wear out of a coat at 5-6 months old or should I get one of those fuzzy snowsuits for him I can’t decide which is better. Don’t want him getting too hot in one in the car seat though. What do you use for your baby in winter? These two are refusing to wear coats already and still in their shorts and tshirts today after school. I had to warn them that it’s in fact freezing cold out and they just didn’t want to hear it. I swear our entire family was born for hotter weather. Wonder if we will ever live where it’s nice and warm. If we did I would never have to have the coat battle again! Anyone else with me on the coat battle? #lifecloseup
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Our official first night out last night was fab. After I had pumped all week in preparation and cut ...
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Our official first night out last night was fab. After I had pumped all week in preparation and cut all my hair off for the occasion hahahaha we had a great night with friends. We ate at El Gato Negro, the food was divine despite them giving our table away and then shoving us in the corner. It was ... Our official first night out last night was fab. After I had pumped all week in preparation and cut all my hair off for the occasion hahahaha we had a great night with friends. We ate at El Gato Negro, the food was divine despite them giving our table away and then shoving us in the corner. It was SO good to get out in the town we haven’t been in Manchester for a night out in forever. It was good to have adult time with hubby especially after being away all summer. We always miss each other so much. The kids were good for Grandma and Granny both our moms babysat the three kids together. They get along so well. Baby by took his first bottle like a champion!! 👶🏻 🍼 #firstnightout #firstbottle @hannahmcverry82 thanks for a great night lady!!! 💖
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I have a grumpy pup today. It’s our first night out tonight and Grandma and Granny are tag teaming ...
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I have a grumpy pup today. It’s our first night out tonight and Grandma and Granny are tag teaming my three kiddos together. I am praying this one will drink my milk I spent hours pumping nicely out of a bottle. He had a cold then his jabs on top of jetlag last week and just hasn’t seemed himself since ... I have a grumpy pup today. It’s our first night out tonight and Grandma and Granny are tag teaming my three kiddos together. I am praying this one will drink my milk I spent hours pumping nicely out of a bottle. He had a cold then his jabs on top of jetlag last week and just hasn’t seemed himself since we got back to the uk. I feel mom guilt setting in leaving him. He is still sleeping all night so fingers crossed the grandmas are ok with him tonight. I am looking forward to get dressed up with my new hair and going into the city for a meal and drinks with friends. What are you up to tonight?? Despite the horrible weather. #lifecloseup
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Can we go back to America to the summer holidays where we can sleep in and lounging about the pool all ...
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Can we go back to America to the summer holidays where we can sleep in and lounging about the pool all day. The weather just turned today. It’s freezing. We have had the heat on. There is always that day in the year where the weather has that crisp feeling and you know it’s turn for Autumn while ... Can we go back to America to the summer holidays where we can sleep in and lounging about the pool all day. The weather just turned today. It’s freezing. We have had the heat on. There is always that day in the year where the weather has that crisp feeling and you know it’s turn for Autumn 🍂 while I think Autumn is beautiful I am not ready for it to be cold. I don’t want to wear boots and coats yet. B and MM both arguing over wearing their coats this morning despite a direct order from the headmaster. 🤣 they hate wearing coats. Is it just me and my family that don’t like coats, hats and boots? #lifecloseup
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4 Months Old Today! How did this happen? How is my newborn not a newborn anymore? I don’t know where ...
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4 Months Old Today! How did this happen? How is my newborn not a newborn anymore? I don’t know where the weeks have gone from that hot hot day in May when this little one surprised us all with his early arrival. He has been such a joy getting to bond with and know over summer with his siblings beside ... 4 Months Old Today! How did this happen? How is my newborn not a newborn anymore? I don’t know where the weeks have gone from that hot hot day in May when this little one surprised us all with his early arrival. He has been such a joy getting to bond with and know over summer with his siblings beside him. I think he is already missing them playing with him now that they are back to school. He is playing catch up with his injections and has his first cold which is always sucky for them. Somewhere he still keeps smiling through it all. We are still feeding at the moment despite battling thrush/mastitis on and off for four months. Just when we think we have cracked it we haven’t 😭 but I will keep working at it as long as I can take it. I can’t believe nor can his HV how long he has gotten. He is now strutting the 3-6 month clothes tightly in the toes not so much the waist though 🤣 He isn’t a big eater or chubby folds like his sister was but happy is what matters. We are getting sleep despite jetlag which is always a bonus. Today I celebrate this little one. Soon it will be His first Xmas. Does time ever slow down when we want it to? #lifecloseup
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Show your muscles! Looking for mine after a big session at the gym with my mom last night. Ouch. Getting ...
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Show your muscles! Looking for mine after a big session at the gym with my mom last night. Ouch. Getting back into a routine is proving a little difficult this week. Kids want to sleep in despite being so excited for school. The holiday blues have truly set in even though I am not quite back to work ... Show your muscles! Looking for mine after a big session at the gym with my mom last night. Ouch. Getting back into a routine is proving a little difficult this week. Kids want to sleep in despite being so excited for school. The holiday blues have truly set in even though I am not quite back to work with my mom visiting this week and next. It’s been a good break to recharge though. I need to find some motivation in this rain to get things done today. Anyone else finding it hard to get out of bed early again? #lifecloseup
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His little tuff of hair is staying strong. My first two were bald by this point with white fuss left ...
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His little tuff of hair is staying strong. My first two were bald by this point with white fuss left turning into my little blondies but this one is keep that dark hair going. It will be weird to have one child with dark hair while the other two are so light. Despite getting injections today and ... His little tuff of hair is staying strong. My first two were bald by this point with white fuss left turning into my little blondies but this one is keep that dark hair going. It will be weird to have one child with dark hair while the other two are so light. Despite getting injections today and full of a cold he is still giving mommy smiles. I can’t get enough of them. Just hope injections don’t affect him too bad tomorrow. Hate when my babies are ill always feel helpless. #lifecloseup
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First Day of School! Year One and Year Three In juniors. Omg! We are back in the UK and Grandma has come ...
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First Day of School! Year One and Year Three In juniors. Omg! We are back in the UK and Grandma has come for a mini break back with us. The kids have been so hyper for days in anticipation for the first day of school having not seen any friends over summer while we have been gone. It was a bittersweet ... First Day of School! Year One and Year Three In juniors. Omg! We are back in the UK and Grandma has come for a mini break back with us. The kids have been so hyper for days in anticipation for the first day of school having not seen any friends over summer while we have been gone. It was a bittersweet reunion between them all at the drop off this morning. They came out still beaming excited for another day tomorrow. I doubt that last very long hahaha when the novelty wears off certainly for MM by next Monday when she realizes that it’s more work than play in year one than reception 🤣 Anyone else had emotions running with their kids moving up maybe into juniors or starting or even high school this year? #lifecloseup
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“You Make Me Happy”... shirt says it all girl. Someone has learn the art of posing and selfies too. ...
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“You Make Me Happy”... shirt says it all girl. Someone has learn the art of posing and selfies too. My iPad is linked to my phone and computer and sometime I sign on and there will be a hundred selfies of this one. Or if she sees a pretty wall she will say take of photo of me and B here and then just of ... “You Make Me Happy”... shirt says it all girl. Someone has learn the art of posing and selfies too. My iPad is linked to my phone and computer and sometime I sign on and there will be a hundred selfies of this one. Or if she sees a pretty wall she will say take of photo of me and B here and then just of me. 🤔😬😳 I am slightly nervous the posing and love for the camera might not be a good thing I rubbed off on her so early in life. lol 😂Wish me luck in the teenage years! Anyone else’s kids always ask them to take photos of them when you are out and about? Maybe it’s a blogger child thing ? Not sure ...😜 #lifecloseup
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My little grizzly bear. You have your first cold and battled jet lag too. You grizzle when your happy, ...
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My little grizzly bear. You have your first cold and battled jet lag too. You grizzle when your happy, you grizzle when you are sad, you even grizzle when you feed and sleep. It was only fitting that I put you in this bear outfit to match your big grizzy noises. You are doing your best with your first ... My little grizzly bear. You have your first cold and battled jet lag too. You grizzle when your happy, you grizzle when you are sad, you even grizzle when you feed and sleep. It was only fitting that I put you in this bear outfit to match your big grizzy noises. You are doing your best with your first snotty nose and that pesky cough really makes you mad but you smile in between. You take it in your stride. You even have broke through jet lag faster than the rest of us. Mommy thanks you for that so much! 🤣 it’s taken me longer to get over jet lag this time for some reason. Last night I even fell asleep while eating. 😳 like I don’t have control of my own head it was that heavy. Anyone ever have jet lag that bad? #lifecloseup
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She is happiest in hot weather. It’s been such a surprise to leave and return to the UK with hot weather. ...
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She is happiest in hot weather. It’s been such a surprise to leave and return to the UK with hot weather. My daughter never was one for cold weather like her momma. 🤣🤣 if I let her I think she would just wear a swimsuit 24/7 and shades. We always tease her she should have been in a hotter country. Anyone ... She is happiest in hot weather. It’s been such a surprise to leave and return to the UK with hot weather. My daughter never was one for cold weather like her momma. 🤣🤣 if I let her I think she would just wear a swimsuit 24/7 and shades. We always tease her she should have been in a hotter country. Anyone else feel like they live in the wrong climate? Roll on warmer weather ... #lifecloseup
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We say goodbye to August, we say goodbye to America and prepare for school next week. This year I am ...
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We say goodbye to August, we say goodbye to America and prepare for school next week. This year I am excited to say we brought my mom home with us. She is only here two weeks but we have so many things planned to make the most of it. I can never get enough of having her around. The kids have loved bonding ... We say goodbye to August, we say goodbye to America and prepare for school next week. This year I am excited to say we brought my mom home with us. She is only here two weeks but we have so many things planned to make the most of it. I can never get enough of having her around. The kids have loved bonding with her this summer and her coming home with us too. Like every August Daddy is always missing in our Me & Mine Family Snaps and we always miss him so much while we are gone. Next year he is planning on staying three whole weeks with us in the states which is so so exciting. I am chatting all things America with baby boy and the kids over on my blog tonight. Would love you to pop over for a read link is in profile. I just adorable this photo because you can see baby boy and MM smiling so big and a little matching going on too. #lifecloseup
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Baby boy is going to miss his future wife as much as I will miss our best friends. Summers always go ...
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Baby boy is going to miss his future wife as much as I will miss our best friends. Summers always go too fast for us in America. It’s been an emotional and tough one with the passing of my dad. Now time to get back to routines and preparing for school. #lifecloseup Baby boy is going to miss his future wife as much as I will miss our best friends. Summers always go too fast for us in America. It’s been an emotional and tough one with the passing of my dad. Now time to get back to routines and preparing for school. #lifecloseup
Be a team...we have been learning how to focus one hundred percent on each other this summer. These ...
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Be a team...we have been learning how to focus one hundred percent on each other this summer. These two have always been best of friends and they have been bonding so lovely over the summer with their baby brother but I have noticed stopping everything and focusing all on them and playing games ... Be a team...we have been learning how to focus one hundred percent on each other this summer. These two have always been best of friends and they have been bonding so lovely over the summer with their baby brother but I have noticed stopping everything and focusing all on them and playing games and being silly they thrive and are happier too. I am so so grateful that I get the chance to work from home so I can work in America all summer and still be with my kids. I am so guilty of getting so busy and rushing around when school is on and sports activities are in full force but it’s been a blessing to stop and just be! Just be present! Something I am not good at but learning to be better about. It felt good. These two have shined with the extra attention. #lifecloseup
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Growing, growing, growing...my sweet boy you have outgrown all your clothes we brought on holiday. ...
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Growing, growing, growing...my sweet boy you have outgrown all your clothes we brought on holiday. Your legs seem to be stretching even 6 month clothes too tight yet your little arms swim in them. It seems my babies all are really long than they are wide when it comes to baby clothes. Soon we ... Growing, growing, growing...my sweet boy you have outgrown all your clothes we brought on holiday. Your legs seem to be stretching even 6 month clothes too tight yet your little arms swim in them. It seems my babies all are really long than they are wide when it comes to baby clothes. Soon we will be back to the UK where this one will finally known what cooler days feel like. It’s been hot since the day he has been born and so he hasn’t had to wear many clothes or layers. Four months of lovely hot weather has kept him mostly in just a diaper or a little romper. It’s time for a shopping spree and some cute autumn/winter clothes for this boy when we get back. Either way he is just so happy and lights up our days with his new giggles and big smiles. What’s your favorite baby brands need some ideas where to shop for him? #lifecloseup
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My little girl starts Year One next week. She has grown and changed so much this summer. That always ...
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My little girl starts Year One next week. She has grown and changed so much this summer. That always seems to happen in the sunshine and fresh air each year. It’s a big difference from starting reception at age four to year one at age five. I think they change the most in that year gap then others. ... My little girl starts Year One next week. She has grown and changed so much this summer. That always seems to happen in the sunshine and fresh air each year. It’s a big difference from starting reception at age four to year one at age five. I think they change the most in that year gap then others. While her brother hasn’t changed much in the last year or so he is starting juniors which seems to have gone by so fast. I look forward to seeing what this school year brings us with my two eldest ones. I know it will blink and my youngest will be right behind them. Another school year ahead of us folks who is ready? (Not me, don’t even have uniforms bought and we don’t get home until this weekend 🤣😬) wish me luck. #lifecloseup
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Born on the same day, these girls keep B busy in the summer. I think he loves the attention from them ...
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Born on the same day, these girls keep B busy in the summer. I think he loves the attention from them both too. Kin loves playing cars with B as much as playing dogs and cats with MM. I love that my best friends kids get along with my kids and are same age. We both just had babies again too. I have secretly ... Born on the same day, these girls keep B busy in the summer. I think he loves the attention from them both too. Kin loves playing cars with B as much as playing dogs and cats with MM. I love that my best friends kids get along with my kids and are same age. We both just had babies again too. I have secretly married my youngest boy off to her youngest girl. It’s been pure love hanging out with them every summer. We are sad to say goodbye soon. #lifecloseup @r_kayefiggins
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Can’t beat a little twinning... whether it’s our outfits that match in this family or all our blonde ...
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Can’t beat a little twinning... whether it’s our outfits that match in this family or all our blonde hair, blues eyes that run so strong in our genes. Swipe to see my beautiful baby girl and my beautiful niece at her bridal shower. @cassy_ripatti It’s not often we all get to get together but I ... Can’t beat a little twinning... whether it’s our outfits that match in this family or all our blonde hair, blues eyes that run so strong in our genes. Swipe to see my beautiful baby girl and my beautiful niece at her bridal shower. @cassy_ripatti It’s not often we all get to get together but I love family time when we do. 😘😘😘😘 #lifecloseup
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Kisses & hugs, my little trio have been saying goodbye to family and friends all week. We only have ...
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Kisses & hugs, my little trio have been saying goodbye to family and friends all week. We only have three more days here and it always gets so sad saying goodbye. This year hurts more than most years with the added goodbye to the family home, a place that will always be dear to our hearts. Our summers ... Kisses & hugs, my little trio have been saying goodbye to family and friends all week. We only have three more days here and it always gets so sad saying goodbye. This year hurts more than most years with the added goodbye to the family home, a place that will always be dear to our hearts. Our summers will be forever changed after this one now. These three thrive here in the summer. They gets taller, tanner, more mature and pass milestones here. We always come home with holiday blues even before we land but grateful for the amazing time we have together here too. I will always cherish my summers home with my kids. I hope at least my eldest remembers our summers living on the river if the younger two don’t. Today was exceptionally hard being my dads birthday. One year ago today we were throwing him a big 75th bday bash. It seemed odd not having him here to celebrate with us. Happy birthday day Dad we celebrated you today while saying goodbye to friends and family too. It’s an emotional day for us all. #lifecloseup
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Where is your happy place during summer? Ours is this beach with family and friends. We are so glad ...
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Where is your happy place during summer? Ours is this beach with family and friends. We are so glad my mom decided to stay where I grew up so we can have many more years here at this very beach where I used to build sandcastles myself as a kid. Next year we will be in her new house and ready for new adventures ... Where is your happy place during summer? Ours is this beach with family and friends. We are so glad my mom decided to stay where I grew up so we can have many more years here at this very beach where I used to build sandcastles myself as a kid. Next year we will be in her new house and ready for new adventures but also glad our surrounding traditions in summer will stay the same. #lifecloseup
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Beach babe, here just chilling on the last few hot days in America. We can’t believe our summer holidays ...
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Beach babe, here just chilling on the last few hot days in America. We can’t believe our summer holidays are almost over. It’s absolutely flown by too fast this year with all the moving, packing and painting we have done. I would like to say it’s helped me get back in shape and lose some more baby ... Beach babe, here just chilling on the last few hot days in America. We can’t believe our summer holidays are almost over. It’s absolutely flown by too fast this year with all the moving, packing and painting we have done. I would like to say it’s helped me get back in shape and lose some more baby weight but I haven’t budged since I left England to be honest. Hoping it’s all the hot weather making me retain it or just an excuse to eat more America portions. Either way I will just have to get back to the gym and eating right when I return. This year I am bringing my mom home with me which is amazing. It almost feels like an extension of our holiday to have her come to England for two weeks. She hasn’t been there for three years when my dad first got sick so we are excited to have her coming back again on a regular basis and a part of our English life as much as our America life. We are so blessed to have two cultures, two countries and a big family to love us all so much. Life throws us challenges and family is what matters most. I have learned that more than anything this year. My beautiful little trio teach me new things that are truly important and remind me what is not. That’s what this summer vacation has been all about. We are excited to see Daddy soon too. We always miss him so much while we are here. #lifecloseup
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Splash, splash, we hit up the splash park in Canada today with our best friends in tow. With only a ...
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Splash, splash, we hit up the splash park in Canada today with our best friends in tow. With only a few days left before we leave we thought a little Canadian day out was in order being so close to the border. It was the kids first time in Canada properly. They have stood on the border line between ... Splash, splash, we hit up the splash park in Canada today with our best friends in tow. With only a few days left before we leave we thought a little Canadian day out was in order being so close to the border. It was the kids first time in Canada properly. They have stood on the border line between the two countries a handful of times but never ventured into it. The kids went back and forth between the playground and the water playground all afternoon. We had a lovely bite to eat all together before heading back to my parents house. The kids were out like a light come bedtime. Always a good sign that they played hard. What are you up to the last week before school starts? #lifecloseup
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My obsession with American pretzels! In Walt Disney World this past February I rekindled with an ...
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My obsession with American pretzels! In Walt Disney World this past February I rekindled with an old snack that I used to eat on a weekly basis, large, soft, American pretzels with cream cheese. I hadn’t had one since I moved to the UK as they just aren’t as fluffy and soft as I was used to but oh ... My obsession with American pretzels! In Walt Disney World this past February I rekindled with an old snack that I used to eat on a weekly basis, large, soft, American pretzels with cream cheese. I hadn’t had one since I moved to the UK as they just aren’t as fluffy and soft as I was used to but oh man, I got the big again. Do you ever crave treats for a while over do it and then go off then find them again. I think I ate enough Fair Pretzels my tongue is raw but so worth it. Yummy! #lifecloseup
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One cheeky grin and one protective older brother. He is there to help her along life’s greatest journey. ...
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One cheeky grin and one protective older brother. He is there to help her along life’s greatest journey. He will hold her hand and make sure she has a snuggly to comfort her when she cries. Even as they get older and I thought this nurturing nature of his would subside it hasn’t at all. He was born ... One cheeky grin and one protective older brother. He is there to help her along life’s greatest journey. He will hold her hand and make sure she has a snuggly to comfort her when she cries. Even as they get older and I thought this nurturing nature of his would subside it hasn’t at all. He was born to be a big brother and now with two little ones under him has big shoes to fill which he is doing so brilliantly. He said to his baby brother tonight “I will always look after you bro” and then asked me “isn’t he just so cute?” I couldn’t agree more and feeling so blessed to have my three kiddos in tow wherever I go this summer. So sad Summer is coming to an end soon. #lifecloseup
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We had a blast staying over at my Uncle’s house with his beautiful family. Our kids always get along ...
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We had a blast staying over at my Uncle’s house with his beautiful family. Our kids always get along so well and baby boy was spoiled with cuddles too. I am so grateful my kids get to spend the summers with their cousins and extended families. We have so many more memories to make in summers to come ... We had a blast staying over at my Uncle’s house with his beautiful family. Our kids always get along so well and baby boy was spoiled with cuddles too. I am so grateful my kids get to spend the summers with their cousins and extended families. We have so many more memories to make in summers to come with them too. It’s so relaxing just hanging out watching our kids laughing and play together and eat good food among great company. #lifecloseup
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Happy baby...happy momma! This little one who isn’t so little anymore has been an absolute gem. ...
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Happy baby...happy momma! This little one who isn’t so little anymore has been an absolute gem. Newborns demand a lot of time but he is content kicking on a playmat next to me while I clean and pack the house up around him. Despite being put into a car seat and out and back in again a thousand times ... Happy baby...happy momma! This little one who isn’t so little anymore has been an absolute gem. Newborns demand a lot of time but he is content kicking on a playmat next to me while I clean and pack the house up around him. Despite being put into a car seat and out and back in again a thousand times a day or two / three hour car rides to visit relatives he has stuck to his routine of his nap/wake time/ feeding. It’s been so much easier than I expected helping my mom sort things out with three kids in tow. We have had a whole lot of quality family time in between the work too. I swear baba knows we need him to be happy and go along for the ride especially this summer. I am so proud to be his momma and he is already making me broody which is not a good thing lol 😂 just look at that smile makes you melt. Something about a baby’s giggle that you want to bottle up. #lifecloseup
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Only a week and a bit left of our time here in the states. This summer has absolutely flown by. We still ...
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Only a week and a bit left of our time here in the states. This summer has absolutely flown by. We still have so much to do with the family Home preparing to sell it and move my mom into a house in the next town. It’s definitely been an emotional rollercoaster this year. The most important thing is ... Only a week and a bit left of our time here in the states. This summer has absolutely flown by. We still have so much to do with the family Home preparing to sell it and move my mom into a house in the next town. It’s definitely been an emotional rollercoaster this year. The most important thing is though that the kids still have had an amazing too me with all their cousins and we have caught up with both sides of the family the last few days. Next year we will venture further out from the house but I have really enjoyed sticking close to home this time. Soaking up the memories here and making new ones too. It really has been a lovely home to grow up in, get married at, have my kids take their very first steps at too. But a home is a home where family are and the rest is just materials of wood and nails. So wherever my mom goes we will follow and make memories there. Next year will be the start of a new chapter for us as it will for her. Hope the new neighbors take good care of her too we met them all today. I feel better knowing she won’t be in the middle of nowhere on her own now too. The kids will still have their trampoline and pool to occupy the hotter days at the new place. I just Home that maybe they will have a little memory of this place too. Saying goodbye is hard #lifecloseup
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County Fair...an annual must while we are home for the summer. We met up with friends and the kids ...
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County Fair...an annual must while we are home for the summer. We met up with friends and the kids enjoyed Fro-Yo (frozen yogurt), bouncing castles, picnic lunch, farm animals, and so much fun together. It was hot out but we survived it. Can’t wait until baby boy can get excited about the county ... County Fair...an annual must while we are home for the summer. We met up with friends and the kids enjoyed Fro-Yo (frozen yogurt), bouncing castles, picnic lunch, farm animals, and so much fun together. It was hot out but we survived it. Can’t wait until baby boy can get excited about the county fair with us next year. Definitely a favorite small town thing to do for us country folk with our best friends in tow. #lifecloseup
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Me & my crew...we have had a busy few days seeing family and visiting friends in the next city over ...
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Me & my crew...we have had a busy few days seeing family and visiting friends in the next city over from us. Today was my beautiful niece’s bridal shower. Then we took my Grandma out to dinner. Now are staying over at my uncles house so his kids and my kids can have a play date tomo filled with swimming ... Me & my crew...we have had a busy few days seeing family and visiting friends in the next city over from us. Today was my beautiful niece’s bridal shower. Then we took my Grandma out to dinner. Now are staying over at my uncles house so his kids and my kids can have a play date tomo filled with swimming and fun. We only have a little over a week left here then it’s time for school to start again. Time just goes to fast while we are here. #lifecloseup
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Want a quick way to cool yourself down and treat yourself at the same time? Try my new Chunky Peach ...
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Want a quick way to cool yourself down and treat yourself at the same time? Try my new Chunky Peach Ice Cream recipe on the blog link in profile. We devoured this in one night. Definitely my new favorite ice cream flavor. It seems peaches are a big hit this season on Pinterest so I thought I would ... Want a quick way to cool yourself down and treat yourself at the same time? Try my new Chunky Peach Ice Cream recipe on the blog link in profile. We devoured this in one night. Definitely my new favorite ice cream flavor. It seems peaches are a big hit this season on Pinterest so I thought I would see what the fuss was about. Oh so delicious... #peachicecream #peaches🍑 #icecreamlovers #dessert🍰
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My little sunny trio...it’s a challenge to get three smiling. Photographing kids isn’t always ...
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My little sunny trio...it’s a challenge to get three smiling. Photographing kids isn’t always easy especially when one is tired and cranky, one is hyper and the baby wants to know what the big black foreign glass Lena is in front of Mommy’s face. But for once I got all three smiling here and I ... My little sunny trio...it’s a challenge to get three smiling. Photographing kids isn’t always easy especially when one is tired and cranky, one is hyper and the baby wants to know what the big black foreign glass Lena is in front of Mommy’s face. But for once I got all three smiling here and I love seeing them shine together. Buba has lost so many teeth, MIssy Moo got her second ever hair cut (three inches shorter) and now her curls are gone 😭 and baby boy has a long list of milestones including giggling uncontrollably now every time he has a bath, moving up to size 3-6 months 😳 and almost rolling completely over yesterday on his changing mat and his hair has gone really blonde on top and falling out at the back like his sisters did too. My kids never could sit still as babies and I can foresee the years ahead of getting photos where they are all looking at the camera will be next to impossible. I have been sharing our sibling adventures on the blog today pop over and have a read and see a few more fun snaps of this trio together for August Siblings Project. (Link in profile). #lifecloseup
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We love our beach days together. We still have a few more planned in between visiting family next ...
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We love our beach days together. We still have a few more planned in between visiting family next week. These two are doing so well with their swimming I am so impressed with them this summer. It makes me more relaxed when they can swim with confidence especially when I have baby to watch over ... We love our beach days together. We still have a few more planned in between visiting family next week. These two are doing so well with their swimming I am so impressed with them this summer. It makes me more relaxed when they can swim with confidence especially when I have baby to watch over now. I think they are happiest with their toes in the sand like their momma. I can’t wait for another relaxing, lazy day at the beach. I only wish baby boy liked the water enough to get in with me. Haven’t got him to go swimming without screaming yet. 🤣 and usually we are at the beach during his big nap so he isn’t in many beach snaps this year. I look forward to playing with him in the sand next year though I am sure his siblings can’t wait either. They are slightly disappointed they have to wait so long before their baby brother does much with them. 🤣🤣 “Why can’t he do anything Mommy?” Asked my four year old. #lifecloseup
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"The TV and lamps have gone alien green Mommy!”... "Yes, they also do 16 million other colors too, ...
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"The TV and lamps have gone alien green Mommy!”... "Yes, they also do 16 million other colors too, kids!" No joke. We have been testing out the @philipsHue lighting range and it’s beyond amazing for a family. Not only has it made movie night a whole lot more like being in the theatre but better ... "The TV and lamps have gone alien green Mommy!”... "Yes, they also do 16 million other colors too, kids!" No joke. We have been testing out the @philipsHue lighting range and it’s beyond amazing for a family. Not only has it made movie night a whole lot more like being in the theatre but better with lights bursting from behind our TV but it’s so smart it can set wake up and go to sleep routines for the kid’s bedroom lamps. We love family games in the front room now where it used to be too dark to see in the evenings now with four hue lightbulbs it feels like natural light is flooding in and we get a little excited make the TV colorful too. Why not have fun with it? I can’t believe how much more I love this room with more light now. B also likes to read long into the night if we aren’t careful so now I can use the timer setting for 20 minutes of reading before bed and know his light is off and he knows it’s time for bed. I can even check that he didn’t turn it back on by the hue app on my phone. It’s convenient as well. When we go to bed at night I can click one button and all the lights in the house go off from upstairs so no more turning lights off downstairs and having to wake the kids with the landing light so I can see to get to my room. Come see it in action, on my blog and youtube channel, it will wow you too. #ad #MeetHue #PhilipsHue (link in profile).
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River Outfits are the most cozy. Where I can live in my swimwear and just throw on jean shorts or a kaftan. ...
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River Outfits are the most cozy. Where I can live in my swimwear and just throw on jean shorts or a kaftan. When I don’t have to brush my hair for days or worry about putting on makeup. It’s been refreshing living the mountain life this summer. Being lazy and most importantly chilling with my mom ... River Outfits are the most cozy. Where I can live in my swimwear and just throw on jean shorts or a kaftan. When I don’t have to brush my hair for days or worry about putting on makeup. It’s been refreshing living the mountain life this summer. Being lazy and most importantly chilling with my mom and my children. I shared my three favorite go to outfits on my blog for the summer. I also have some delicious recipes I finally got around to sharing keep an eye out today for my delicious peach ice cream and coming up next week anyone like cake frosting but not cake? Next weeks frosting bites will be for you! #lifecloseup
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Baby boy is among the ladies...<span class="emoji emoji1f618"></span>When you grow up in a small town you are bound to bond with the friends ...
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Baby boy is among the ladies...When you grow up in a small town you are bound to bond with the friends you go to school with from the very start to the end. There is no apply for various schools or going elsewhere. We all went to school together until eighteen. It allows us to know each other more ... Baby boy is among the ladies...😘When you grow up in a small town you are bound to bond with the friends you go to school with from the very start to the end. There is no apply for various schools or going elsewhere. We all went to school together until eighteen. It allows us to know each other more than anyone, bond in ways others only get a few years together. Even though some have moved away at 18 each summer we get together and we get our kids together for a play date. Last year, three of us sat outside my parents house laughing that we all said we would have another baby together again. Both of them were pregnant and I wasn’t and it was a joke that by next Summer I needed to catch up. Surprise I was pregnant and here we sit the three of us visiting home once again and having a play date plus three new babies in tow. I hope I always get to get together with my school friends. The friends that have known me my whole life. Ones I know I can count on even if we don’t speak every day. It’s these kind of friendships that I hope our kids are forming together now too. #lifecloseup
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A baby with an attitude today. This one woke up on the wrong side of the crib this morning. To be fair ...
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A baby with an attitude today. This one woke up on the wrong side of the crib this morning. To be fair the temperatures have been over 100 for days now and I think he is just hot and bothered. He is refusing to nap today so hopefully that doesn’t mean he woke sleep tonight due to over tiredness. Holding ... A baby with an attitude today. This one woke up on the wrong side of the crib this morning. To be fair the temperatures have been over 100 for days now and I think he is just hot and bothered. He is refusing to nap today so hopefully that doesn’t mean he woke sleep tonight due to over tiredness. Holding him just makes both of us sweat. 🤣 so I am hot and bothered today too. 😜 But it’s a good thing it’s summer holidays and we can just write today off and try again tomorrow. For now, it’s sun shades and binky to hide his scowling face and soothe him. Although he is now refusing a binky too. Wish me luck. #lifecloseup #babywithattitude
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Had a fab day taking a break from packing and cleaning to have fun with our besties, chilling at the ...
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Had a fab day taking a break from packing and cleaning to have fun with our besties, chilling at the house, swimming, eating far too much of Aunty Rachel’s famous taco salad, and listening to the kids run around being super heroes. This is what we love about our summers here always having our ... Had a fab day taking a break from packing and cleaning to have fun with our besties, chilling at the house, swimming, eating far too much of Aunty Rachel’s famous taco salad, and listening to the kids run around being super heroes. This is what we love about our summers here always having our friends with us for fun adventures and to make memories with. This little group of people are more than just friends, I love them like family. Thanks for the snapple too @r_kayefiggins you know me so well 🤣 wherever my mom ends up we will follow but we will always have a Summer visit here with this crew. #lifecloseup
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He has a second mother her name is sister. She showers her baby brother with kisses and hugs each morning. ...
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He has a second mother her name is sister. She showers her baby brother with kisses and hugs each morning. She runs to him with his binky or blankie when he cries. She sings him to sleep for his naps. I don’t know what I would do without her and her big brothers help when they go back to school. It’s ... He has a second mother her name is sister. She showers her baby brother with kisses and hugs each morning. She runs to him with his binky or blankie when he cries. She sings him to sleep for his naps. I don’t know what I would do without her and her big brothers help when they go back to school. It’s been so nice while on summer vacation to have the extra hands. Not that baby boy is hard work he is an easy baby but if I am working or helping my mom with house stuff they are right there to help entertain their baby brother for me. He is one lucky baby to have such a caring, loving, big sister too. She said she wanted a sister but definitely wanted to keep baby brother too. If only she knew Daddy made sure of that not happening yesterday. 🤣🤣🤣 we are officially and permanently a family of five now. #lifecloseup
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My trio...we celebrated my eldest boy’s birthday this week. I still can’t believe he is 7 years old ...
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My trio...we celebrated my eldest boy’s birthday this week. I still can’t believe he is 7 years old already. He has lost eight teeth, is moving into juniors in school and life seems to be on speed dial with three in tow. I am enjoying a slow summer holding my three close. Giving them that extra ... My trio...we celebrated my eldest boy’s birthday this week. I still can’t believe he is 7 years old already. He has lost eight teeth, is moving into juniors in school and life seems to be on speed dial with three in tow. I am enjoying a slow summer holding my three close. Giving them that extra added attention they want and need. I haven’t even turned on the tv once since we have been in America and I love that not that we are big on tv at home but just means we are spending more time outdoors, in the fresh air and together. Together is everything. If this year’s events of my Grandma passing, my dad passing, and my dizziness at an all time high it’s taught me so much about what’s important and what’s not. These three right here are my world. I need to be more patience with them, listen to them more, be 100% present More, and be the best mom I can. They are only little for a short time. I never want to look back and regret being on my phone or laptop working too much or regret not getting on the floor and being silly with them playing make believe and coloring with them. This is their time to shine and I am soaking it up as much as I can while I still can. #lifecloseup
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Happy 7th Birthday Buba! To my eldest baby, how you have grown up so fast. You continue to impress ...
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Happy 7th Birthday Buba! To my eldest baby, how you have grown up so fast. You continue to impress me each day with the things you know, learn and achieve. You are going into juniors next month in school and I get emotional just thinking how fast the school years are flying by for you already. I ... Happy 7th Birthday Buba! To my eldest baby, how you have grown up so fast. You continue to impress me each day with the things you know, learn and achieve. You are going into juniors next month in school and I get emotional just thinking how fast the school years are flying by for you already. I know the older you get the faster life will seem to go for us all. We celebrated this boys birthday with a big day at the beach with Grandma and friends. It’s a place I went to as a child and I love taking my children there now too. With almost seven years between my eldest and youngest I hope that they will form a close bond and stay close as the middle one is to each of them. If there is one thing that makes this boy light up it’s celebrating his special day swimming and eating special ice cream. He doesn’t get a lot of sweets in general due to allergies and because I am not that keen on sugary things for my kids but we go all out on his birthday. #lifecloseup
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Happy 3 Months to my littlest today. My how you have grown in the fresh mountain air these past few ...
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Happy 3 Months to my littlest today. My how you have grown in the fresh mountain air these past few weeks. I love the beginning where every day something is new. Everyday you grow a little more. Everyday you change a little more. It’s been so fun having the Summer bonding and getting to know you. ... Happy 3 Months to my littlest today. My how you have grown in the fresh mountain air these past few weeks. I love the beginning where every day something is new. Everyday you grow a little more. Everyday you change a little more. It’s been so fun having the Summer bonding and getting to know you. I am glad we have had this time together where you can remind us all the beauty of life in such a hard time for the family. We love you baby boy. #lifecloseup
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Love these two so much my brother and my husband (another two peas in a pod) they get up to no good together ...
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Love these two so much my brother and my husband (another two peas in a pod) they get up to no good together and I love that they get along so well. I can’t imagine if they didn’t that would be awful. Over the years we have shown my British hubby just how ya country mountain folk live and the things ... Love these two so much my brother and my husband (another two peas in a pod) they get up to no good together and I love that they get along so well. I can’t imagine if they didn’t that would be awful. Over the years we have shown my British hubby just how ya country mountain folk live and the things we get up to like hiking this mountain above my parents house to the lake at the top. It’s got the most beautiful views from the top. This is Idaho life. I am so grateful that I can share it with him each summer and when the kids get a bit older I can share it with them too. #lifecloseup #idaholife #idahohome
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My little pineapple... I think my obsession with pineapples is slowly rubbing off on my daughter. ...
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My little pineapple... I think my obsession with pineapples is slowly rubbing off on my daughter. I often wonder how much of our kids dislikes and likes are from themselves and how much are from the people around them. We are here surrounded by friends and cousins and it’s making me laugh how ... My little pineapple... I think my obsession with pineapples is slowly rubbing off on my daughter. I often wonder how much of our kids dislikes and likes are from themselves and how much are from the people around them. We are here surrounded by friends and cousins and it’s making me laugh how many things my kids all the sudden like or dislike because someone has said something. 🤣 It makes me think are a lot of what we like subject to our environment or our own minds when we are growing up. Do you think your kids like and dislike the things you do? Or make up their own minds? I think my yellow obsession my daughter has clearly followed suit too 🤣💛 So when she saw this yellow pineapple floaty she just had to have it for Gramma’s pool. #lifecloseup
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Heat is all you have known since the day you were born. It shocked us all in the UK week after week and ...
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Heat is all you have known since the day you were born. It shocked us all in the UK week after week and then we traveled to America where temperatures got even hotter. I fear when you get back to England In September you won’t know what hit you. The temperature will feel even colder. But for now you ... Heat is all you have known since the day you were born. It shocked us all in the UK week after week and then we traveled to America where temperatures got even hotter. I fear when you get back to England In September you won’t know what hit you. The temperature will feel even colder. But for now you love wearing hardly any clothes. I love not worrying about you get cold at night or if I have enough layers on you. It’s been so easy having you kicking about on the beach towel or garden blanket while the older two run and play around you. At 13 weeks old now you are getting so big and cooing, giggling, smiling, and even trying to roll over (swipe right) you amaze me. We are enjoying these lazy summer days getting to know you and bonding as a family. (Missing daddy lots already). One thing you haven’t done is lose any of your black hair. Both your siblings by this age were back to bald and you continue to grow more. A baby with hair is a first for me and I am loving it. #lifecloseup #13weeksold
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Two peas in a pod... always takes these two little shy besties a few minutes to start chatting away. ...
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Two peas in a pod... always takes these two little shy besties a few minutes to start chatting away. They were so cute listening to them today. I love our summers together and watching my best friends kids and my kids grow up and make memories together like we did. We have so many adventures coming ... Two peas in a pod... always takes these two little shy besties a few minutes to start chatting away. They were so cute listening to them today. I love our summers together and watching my best friends kids and my kids grow up and make memories together like we did. We have so many adventures coming up together with them in tow. #lifecloseup
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The house is quiet without Daddy and my siblings here to fill it. It was an airport run today with everyone ...
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The house is quiet without Daddy and my siblings here to fill it. It was an airport run today with everyone flying back to their homes and Daddy returning to England. It always goes way too fast when he comes with us to America in the beginning. I only wish he could stay the whole summer with us. ... The house is quiet without Daddy and my siblings here to fill it. It was an airport run today with everyone flying back to their homes and Daddy returning to England. It always goes way too fast when he comes with us to America in the beginning. I only wish he could stay the whole summer with us. This year’s family snaps were emotional ones in the yard and garden and on the deck of the house for the very last time. It most likely will be our last summer in the family home together. Mr P and my brother too had to say goodbye to not just us but the house as well just in case it’s sold by next summer. It’s been an emotional week here harder than I ever thought. A new chapter will be written for our future summers ahead. We haven’t done much but stay close to home and soak quality time up with each other. Something that was definitely needed this year instead of galavanting around from city to city. Sometimes doing nothing is absolutely the best holiday ever especially when you can do nothing with family around you. Our Me & Mine post is now live on my blog would love you to pop over have a read. #lifecloseup
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The last few days have been tough. We had my Dads celebration of life ceremony with family and friends ...
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The last few days have been tough. We had my Dads celebration of life ceremony with family and friends at our family home. As family depart it’s been good to gather in his honor. These two have been so good to understand our tears and we explained Papas ashes to them. They have kept each other occupied ... The last few days have been tough. We had my Dads celebration of life ceremony with family and friends at our family home. As family depart it’s been good to gather in his honor. These two have been so good to understand our tears and we explained Papas ashes to them. They have kept each other occupied playing and even comforting each other when they need while the house has been buzzing with people. Now we have honored papa according to his wishes he can watch over us. It’s summer time and we still have a whole month here to soak up his memories and make a few more in the process. I have held my babies tighter this summer and stayed closer to home and we plan on doing nothing but quality time together this year. #lifecloseup
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This poor boy got his first experience with a bee sting. Not only once but one got his foot and ten mins ...
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This poor boy got his first experience with a bee sting. Not only once but one got his foot and ten mins later his hand. Poor thing. Having a few allergic to bees in my family we were on high alert. It swelled really big but no reaction thankfully. Sadly he is panicking every time even a fly goes near ... This poor boy got his first experience with a bee sting. Not only once but one got his foot and ten mins later his hand. Poor thing. Having a few allergic to bees in my family we were on high alert. It swelled really big but no reaction thankfully. Sadly he is panicking every time even a fly goes near him now. Going to be a long summer in the mountains running from bugs 😳lol so he said he is staying in the pool where he feels safest. 🤣 should I tell him bugs actually love water 😜 I am so relieved that for once he isn’t allergic to something we are trying to go one summer without a hospital visit, fingers crossed for us all. #lifecloseup
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From always having a completely blacked out bedroom this little one has become aware of the darkness ...
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From always having a completely blacked out bedroom this little one has become aware of the darkness now. She wants her door cracked open and a nightlight on. Not because she needs it to see to get to the bathroom (which has a light on already and is right next to her room) but she’s at that age where ... From always having a completely blacked out bedroom this little one has become aware of the darkness now. She wants her door cracked open and a nightlight on. Not because she needs it to see to get to the bathroom (which has a light on already and is right next to her room) but she’s at that age where fear of the dark has crept in. The little plug in night lights have never been bright enough for her and other brighter night lights keep her awake as they are too bright. In comes the #HueGo, or as well call it, “light bowl”. This beautiful thing is mobile for any room in the house, has warm to cool lighting and 16 million color options too. It can be set on a timer, set to wake with a glowing sunshine, dimmed for bedtime and even has a specific nightlight mode. MM here loves putting it on pink to match her bedroom. It’s a warm, glowing pink so it’s easier for her to fall asleep rather than a very bright light. I can dim it even more when she falls asleep from my own bedroom using the hue app too. I sneakily love borrowing it in the evenings to read in my armchair or while I am sipping a coffee on the patio deck outside. I always find lighting creates such a great ambience and mood lifter. It just makes me relax and be calmer. It’s like a spa in a bowl to carry around the house with you. We have been testing out the Philips Hue lighting range throughout our house from lighting up our entertainment centre, my desk, the kid’s bedrooms to using the Hue Go to breastfeed baby in the middle of the night. Pop over to my blog or YouTube channel to see it in full action throughout our house and see the kid’s using it too. It really is a smart lighting system. #PhilipsHue #ad (link in profile
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This boy is loving the great mountain air here. He is trying to hold his head up off the ground when ...
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This boy is loving the great mountain air here. He is trying to hold his head up off the ground when he is lying on a towel and rolling half over already. Where has my squishy newborn gone? It goes far too fast at this stage where everyday they are changing and growing. He is 14lbs now and into 3-6 ... This boy is loving the great mountain air here. He is trying to hold his head up off the ground when he is lying on a towel and rolling half over already. Where has my squishy newborn gone? It goes far too fast at this stage where everyday they are changing and growing. He is 14lbs now and into 3-6 month clothes. I am running out of things here that fit him. It’s a good thing it’s hot here and he just needs a diaper on 🤣 it’s been amazing introducing him to friends and family this week. Most of my siblings fly in the next two days and I can’t wait for us all to be together soon. We haven’t really ventured away from my parents house this year as it might be our very last one in the house I grew up in, I got married in, and both my older kids took their very first steps in. So many memories here to soak up one last time. #lifecloseup
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