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Thursday, 28 July 2016

It's almost time sweet little one..



After what seems like eternity we finally have a date for induction on Friday 5th August for our little man to make his appearance into the world..That's if he doesn't decide to come sooner!

It really has felt like forever. All his clothing and Moses Basket were prepared months ago in sheer lust of excitement so barely anything last minute really needs doing.

On another note the Pram is here. We chose to go with Phil and Teds Dot this time round purely because of the added benefits of the extra seat option so our little girl can also fit in. The reviews spoke highly of it and fingers crossed it will do a good job.

Wish us luck..

Monday, 25 July 2016

Overdue..Again..!!

I knew it.. I just knew that after waiting 9 whole long awaited months I would be waiting a little longer!! It seems like forever waiting to meet our little man.. I'm still munching away on the ice cubes which I manically crave! I'm still doing the beloved 'penguin waddle' everywhere. We just cannot wait to see you and cuddle you. Come out soon little one.. 



Thursday, 3 March 2016

Being a full time Mummy..

Being a full time Mum of three can sometimes be a busy task. Small jobs can become forgotten about making everything back up. I like to keep organised and in a routine that keeps daily tasks simple and easy to maintain.

Here are a few suggestions and ways I keep on top of chores and tasks:

Meal Plan

Every Saturday I will go through all cupboards and the fridge/freezer and spend 20 minutes writing a shopping list to combine with items of food we still have in order to make up meals.

I then write up a quick meal plan for the week and pop it on the fridge. That way in a rush after the afternoon school run I can look at the meal plan and cook up what's selected for that particular day. It's also a good way of saving a bit of money not overbuying too much food and less wasting of food you forget about.

Laundry

I aim to do 1-2 loads of washing per day. That way for me I can also keep on top of the ironing pile.

School

I always put out the girls uniform on their bedroom doors during the day as the mornings can become very busy. If they are having packed lunch I put lunch boxes out ready to fill in the morning, although very rarely this happens due to both girls having school meals. It's  only now and again when they dislike whats on the menu.

Housework

Each morning I get up at 5am, start by having a glass of water and breakfast. I then shower and feed our youngest and wash/dress her. I settle her down then go and put all the school book bags/coats/shoes/PE kits by the door. I normally have 1 hour in between the older girls waking up. They usually get up around 7am, get dressed and have breakfast, so in that hour I will either get the laundry on the line or in the wash depending on whether i washed a load the night before. I will then do a quick surface clean up i.e. any cups or anything left out from the night before and wipe them down.



Then it's school run and back home again followed by:

- Make all Beds.

-Tidy away any toys.

-Dust if needed.

-Hoover all floors.

-Mop Hallway and Kitchen floors.

-Pack away any washing up, clean and wipe counters.



That little lot may seem a lot but doesn't once you get going and keeping that way just a little each day makes it so much easier for me.

Then the rest of the day is a case of feeding our youngest baby and doing whatever we feel like doing. Friday I like to make a habit of going to the under 1's group nearby to meet new Mums and Babies.

Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below..

Thats all for now..











Friday, 8 January 2016

Out and About..

Happy New Year everyone.. And what a good one it has been so far! Despite the sudden daily downpours every now and then we managed to go on a family walk to Moors Valley Country Park over the weekend. It is a lovely place and one we often go to on a regular basis. If you're into walking whether it be a little or a lot if highly recommend to try it out.


The outdoor wooden play equipment is so well designed for children and it keeps the girls busy for hours and burns off all the excess energy.



We even managed to enjoy lunch in the cafe too.. If you're a little older and love a bit of climbing then Go Ape is a challenge for you! 

Until next time..