Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Mobile pics

Odds and ends from this week.

Letting off steam in the Trafford Centre

Loving Chicken Fajhita

Sleeeeeeep before playtime

Ball obsession
Shel x

Dear Eden

Your changing so much this month and it is getting really exciting. Today you started to answer questions with "yeah". You seem to understand a lot of what dad and I say to you these days and it is so nice.

This evening before you went to bed you went out into the yard and picked up a stone, I thought you where going to put it into your mouth but you took it into the kitchen and put it in the bin. You are so clever.

Your still not yourself this week. I think it's your bottom teeth, you had a belly upset today and are a bit warm but you try really hard to be cheerful and upbeat.

Your really into simple foods at the moment and you love your grapes as always. You have moved on to adult size cutlery but still need mum and dad to help you load your fork. You have discovered a love for tomato ketchup but we can't give you too much because you try to eat it like soup.

You will be having your 18 month check up soon and we can't wait to tell them what a big strong girl you are getting.

Love and hugs,

Mamma xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011


I can't lie - she has been a bit of a terror today. Yes, I think it's teething I always blame it on that but I remember her being this way a couple of months back when she had some whopping top teeth coming through. We have this great park literally over the road so we took her over. I always say it is easier dealing with her when we take her out sometimes.

She got a good hour or so free, walking around, looking at dogs and ducks and playing on the playground so at least she could burn of some energy and hopefully sleep tonight. We got her an ice cream to help cool those stingy gums and of course it went down a treat. I had no idea teething could be so evil!

Ta Ta
S x


Just cos we all like to rock out on occasion :)

At 18 months..

Just trying out a little idea I found on Pinterest the other day. Didn't quite turn out as I wanted cos I don't have the right fonts but I plan on doing one every birthday as a comparison.


Bumbo Baby


Don't think I realised how much my baby had grown until now.

Funny how she seems to prefer the bumbo now to when she was a wee nipper, even if her bum gets stuck in it now :)

S x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dress Up

We played dress up today. I never really considered that Eden might be a "girly" girl but I think that's the way she is heading as she adores accessories.

I think she did pretty well today considering she is sick again *sigh* although she did give me a bit of a hard time this afternoon and evening.

Oh, I nearly forgot - the canvas I ordered ages ago arrived this morning. I had no idea I had to esemble it myself but lucky for me my friend Rhian payed me a visit and helped out. I think we did a pretty good job if I do say so myself!

no, this is not her usual face hehe :)
a good outcome :)

Oh, I nearly forgot - the canvas I ordered ages ago arrived this morning. I had no idea I had to esemble it myself but lucky for me my friend Rhian payed me a visit and helped out. I think we did a pretty good job if I do say so myself!

Ta Ta,
M xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Interested in Pinteresting

So I am blaming Brandi for my new obsession in Pinterest - you can check out her fab blog HERE

Have you checked out Pinterest? It is a great source of inspiration for cool, crafty ideas, photography and all things that are visually lovely. Well I have already started making plans for projects that I want to partake in. I source this cool idea that is so simple but really practical if your lacking wall space like me :)

I have already started to prepare the images I am going to get printed, I was thinking of a shelf for wedding images, one for family, and one for trips/holidays. What do you think?

Here are the first of the pictures I think I will use, ALL of Eden obviously.

Well it's 11pm and I gotta go to bed, don't know why I always stay up late when I know full well Eden will be up at about 6.30am in the morning.

Ta Ta.

S x

Monday, 23 May 2011


On the 15th of May my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary.

My dear friend Rhian Askins did our wedding photography and the other day she posted this picture of my mum and Eden on my Facebook wall.

Every time I look at this I can't stand it. Look how much of a "baby" Eden looks, and ofcourse my mum looks so beautiful. I think because she is such a character now and has so much of her own identity already it is hard to remember her like this and how chubby she was! I love this picture sooo much but it also make me think I will never get that baby back. Does that make sense? I probably sound a bit odd saying that as it is such an exciting time now as her little toddler mind is a sponge and she is learning so quickly. I just want to always keep a part of that baby.

S x

Mobile May

sulking at the soft play place
feeding the ducks

sulking again at the park cos it's home time.

When I think about it, we do manage to get out a lot doing stuff. I'm glad, it makes me feels like a good mum and I wouldn't want her to feel confide to the same 4 walls all the time. I think I am really lucky that I only work for half of the week and get to spend the rest of it with Eden, it is a great work/home balance and I think her time at nursery is really good for her. To think that I was one of those people who said I didn't want to work after having a baby, when I think about it now it is the only way I have kept my sanity! The only thing I miss is the extra money but you can't put a price on quality time can you.

Shel x

Tooooo Long

Wow it has been like weeks since I updated and I have no excuse other than sheer laziness sorry!

Well what has been gong on at my end? Well, to be honest stuff happens every day it's just having the chance to write it down isn't always practical. Can you believe I have an 18 month and and 10 day old cos I can't! - and do you know what she said to me this morning? "Momma, look at that... there!" what? how did that happen?

Anyhow she has been in pretty good spirits over the past few weeks as the teething has eased off and the meltdowns haven't been as frequent which is great for my sanity and most importantly she hasn't been sick which if you live in this house is AMAZING!! :o)

Am I a bad mother for cutting my daughters fringe? Don't you think she is gonna hate seeing pictures like this when she grows up? I think it is hilarious, especially that she has this habit of sticking her finger in her belly button. She pokes and prods at it until it is red raw, since she found it she has never left it alone... think I might put a plaster over it if she carries on!!

Shel x

Friday, 6 May 2011

Friday 13th?

Well that was how today felt. These tantrums are taking some getting used to. It's not so much the tantrums but more of how to deal with them correctly. I think I beat myself up too much thinking to myself "Is she happy?""I am doing this right?" "Is she eating enough?"

I know deep down that thinking this way is silly and that I often over think things, of course she is happy, look at her singing to herself. I am the best mother I know how to be, and yes the chunky girl is eating what she needs, she is full of life for heavens sake. I sometime wish it was in me to be a bit more relaxed about things but at least I can look back and say I did my very best for this child.

Today we went to the hospital, nothing was wrong it was to meet my mum. I think Eden may have woken herself a little unexpectedly from her nap and at the same time her nappy leaked. I think it was more than she could stand because she needs a while to wake up.... then the screaming started...

I can normally cope well with public meltdowns. Generally speaking I don't worry what people think, when they give you those looks. Today was different.

At first I thought maybe she is hurt? It was that shrill shreek when you know it is something other than a normal cry there was kicking, foaming at the mouth, she was completely at the point of no return and nothing that I (who is normally the one person who can settle her) could do to help. I knew it was a bit crazy when people started to get up from their seats and walk away (yes it was that loud) coupled with a large echoing open space my nerves where frazzled.

It took about 10 minutes, that felt like hours, a nappy change, and a dummy to pacify her. In the end I locked us in the baby changing room until she calmed enough to leave. I was completely in shock/upset over this.

At the end of the day I guess this is my welcome to toddlerhood. I know that this is a normal part of develeopment blahblahblah, I have read the books etc.. but wow, this motherhood journey is HARD at time and nothing could ever prepare me for days like today. She has always had a wicked temper and I hope that today was as bad as it can get. I have noticed recently she will do things to test my patience and see how far she can push me. I wonder if she takes me seriously at all.

Still I wouldn't change her for the world, it may not be normal to those people who got up and walked away today, but it is normal for us.

Photos from Post meltdown:

happy again, loving costume jewellery

Over accessorizing at home

Shel x