Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Dear Little man

Well, as hard as it is for me to believe, you are now 3 years old!
So many changes have taken place this year!

busy 'working'!
Here's you on your 2nd birthday:

Now look at you on you 3rd!

So grown up!

I can't believe how time had just flown by!
So, what have you done this year?

You've had a go at baking bread, lots of fun with playdoh, drawing, painting and messing around in your sand pit in the garden. Though I must admit, I wish I was braver to do more 'messy' play times with you! (I promise to try harder from now on!)

You are getting so grown up - you'll now have showers, if I sit in the bath with you! You only need a little help now to get dressed (and you like to pick out some of the clothes you wear) and can almost do your sandles without any help at all! You have also recently started potty training and are doing really well, wearing your 'big boy pants' :)

We've had lots of trips out with our friends:
lunches around Alexis, Mandy, Andrea or Katherine's houses
play days with Emerald, Dave and Skye, and Harriet and Rosie - where we've been exploring the lakes, having fun at Krazy Klub, or just playing in the garden.

We've also had lots of fun with family:
Holiday in Wales with Grannie and Grandad, (and me and Daddy of course!)
Day trip to Marwell Zoo with me and Daddy
Day trip to Baslidon Park with ALL the family!
Street Party to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee
Sleep overs at Nanny and Grandad's house, with Sean
Trips to the farm to see Uncle Stuart, Aunty Sarah, Sean and Charlie.

You have some new favourites now - you love playing with Grandad and a puppet called Cow! You still love cars, trucks, puzzles, reading, anything Cars 2 related and blowing bubbles. Since your birthday, you now have a giant trampoline that you adore and a space-hopper that you are actually quite good on!

I'm sure that there are many things that I have forgotten, but at least I have an excuse - baby brain! You are going to become a big brother in December! We have been talking to the 'baby in there' as you call it - deciding that it's currently in my tummy button, which I just LOVE! You have also got a 'baby' in your tummy, as you keep telling everyone to mind your tummy, as we'll hurt your baby! You have decided that you want to have a little sister, though we will have to wait until December to find out!

Here are just a couple of my favourite pictures from the year:

in your den

Fireman 'Sam'

at the lakes

I love your laugh!

on holiday

playing in the garden

my 2 gorgeous boys!

Monday, 13 August 2012

How bad am I?

I just realised that it had been absolutely ages since I have blogged - or even gone near the computer! Bad me!!

I think that since I got my new phone, where I can access facebook, I haven't remembered that e-mails and blogging still require me to get to the computer!!

Anywho, soooo much has happened since I last blogged - so I'll have to do the short version and expand with more posts if needed - with pictures that I can't find at the moment ;)

  • Little man is now 3! I can't believe how time flies!! He had a little family outing to the bowling alley and then pizza hut for tea.
  • Little man is starting Pre-School in September! I received a letter saying that he has 2 morning and and extra afternoon session a week - I'm soo excited and also really nervous - my little baby is growing up so fast - small sob!
  • I have left my job! My depression and the pregnancy have not been getting along together, so something had to give! I'm not really missing work yet, I'm trying to be more useful to everyone around the house instead! Then once baby 2 arrives, I am going to look for lots of help on jobs that would be compatible with my depression!
  • Baby 2 is doing really well - I'm now 20 weeks and had my scan this morning :) Just like Little man, this baby was not being 100% cooperative! Little man had his legs crossed and over his head, this baby was lying on his / her tummy! I had to do some jumping (it didn't help) then ended up going for a walk and a drink to nudge baby into turning round, so that the nurse could look properly at her / his heart! We're not finding out if it's a boy or girl!! I've decided girl, whilst everyone else is for boy - probably because ALL of hubby's family are boys ;)
baby at 20 weeks :)
Ok, I can't remember what else has been going on - my brain is so mushy, I am really forgetful at the moment! It can get a little frustrating at times, especially when I'm trying to have a conversation with someone and the words keep escaping me - even the simple ones!!

I am aiming to keep up with my blog a bit better now - especially now I'm a SAHM!