Misunderstanding a Toddler – Vol. 1. 

Steps and swallowing solids aside, talking is by far one of the most exciting milestones to date. I’m loving the fact that T understands (most of) what I say, and can often tell me what he wants (as long as I go through a list of 10 or so items first). I’m really enjoying listening to this toddler talk/little babbles, as well as watching him try and tell me something.

There are a huge amount of words T can now say; he can request water, for ‘more’ or tell us ‘no more’ when it comes to mealtimes, for his ball or for ‘choo choo’ (which is either TV or Thomas the Tank Engine). He tells us ‘NO!’ and give us various animal noises. T also understands when I’m asking for a particular vehicle or when I’m asking him to pick up his damn water bottle (again).
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The Bullet Journal Diaries: The Beginning

The tail end of last year, I found out about a thing called a ‘Bullet Journal’. I was completely oblivious to it and had no idea what it was until I started looking at examples on Pinterest and Instagram.

I’ve always enjoyed planning and making lists. It makes me feel organised and less cluttered upstairs. I have enough going on up in my head without to-do lists and reminders clogging up the paths. For me, I need to get stuff out of my head and onto paper.

To combat this, I have always had a diary and an endless supply of post-it notes, so when I started looking at various Bullet Journals I was blown away.
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#Photo365 Photography Challenge: Our Favourite Photos.

When we first started this daily photo challenge I didn’t think I’d last – I thought I’d give up or simply forget to take a photo for that day.

But I didn’t. I remembered!

T probably has an image of my phone engraved into his core memory when he sleeps but I’ve managed to capture some amazing photos throughout the year. I’ve captured birthdays and milestones, days out and holidays, highs and lows, the good and the ugly. And it’s been fun.

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Pet Peeves Since Becoming a Parent

I admit that I don’t deal with sudden change well. For example, if someone cancels on us suddenly, my brain goes into overdrive. Therefore, becoming a parent probably wasn’t my smartest move as a sudden change in bowel movements can hinder a day completely. Nevertheless, I’m slowly learning to get on with things and take change in my stride.

However, over the past year or so I’ve come across my fair share of bug bears that I haven’t been able to control. Things that can make my day with T that little bit longer. That little bit harder.

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#Photo365 Photography Challenge: December in Pictures. 

December! The last month of 2016! I can’t believe where the time has gone.

Like our other favourite month, August, December is always such a colourful month, with Christmas dominating the photos. Luxury food, colourful toys and clothes, and gorgeous winter landscapes – it really is a picturesque month.

For us, December was mainly viewed from within four walls due to a rather silly injury that occurred to the only driver of the house, so we weren’t able to venture to our usual places, but nevertheless we still had a lovely time at home and enjoyed being together.
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