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LET THEM BE LITTLE | OUR CANDID DAYS #7


Another week, another our candid days. Last weekend we decorated cakes as we were all feeling a bit rubbish and didn't fancy going out. Nanny Liz had treated the littles to the ingredients and the ready made cakes and the kids just needed to decorate! With space purple icing, flying saucers and sherbert it was a lot fun.

WHAT THE LITTLES WORE ON A SNOWY SCHOOL RUN | OUR CANDID DAYS #6


Last week Southampton was hit with a measly amount of snow! It was still enough to throw a few snowballs and for Lucas' school to have a non uniform day. We decided to strap Rufus in the ergo and all take the walk to Lucas' school together to enjoy the snow before it thawed. Lucas was like bambi on ice and Iris just loved the snow. This did change later on in the afternoon when we were hit with a blizzard and it was FREEZING! 

TWO MONTHS OF YOU | A LETTER TO RUFUS


Dear little Rufus,

Two months, two whole months, 9 weeks, 66 days since you were born when this will be published! How have so many days gone by? Everyday I fall more and more in love with you. It's that cliche thing really but it's true. I honestly cannot imagine life without you in it now. I love you a lot, I love snuggling you and I love waking up to you smiles and snuffling.

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Breastfeeding is hard! I'm sure some people don't find it as hard as others but for me it's so hard. Firstly, my breasts are constantly huge, uncomfortable and I hate how they look. I also don't know why but my body struggles to shift the weight when breastfeeding too. It's so weird! On one hand I hate a lot of things about breastfeeding but that's all down to being body conscious! On the other hand I LOVE breastfeeding, the bond I have with Iris (and Rufus) is so different to Lucas'. Now don't get me wrong Lucas and I are super close, we love each other dearly but he doesn't necessarily come to me first if he gets hurt, is poorly and is very much a Nanna's boy if anything. Whereas with Iris she wants me, i'm the first person 95% of the time she goes to when she's poorly, hurt or just wants a cuddle. Rufus of course wants me. When he cries, it's usually for me, not even because he necessarily wants a feed, he just wants me. 

Of course, i'm absolutely not saying if you can't, don't want or didn't breastfeed that you cannot have this bond with your little ones, Lucas was formula fed and i'd never judge anyone for not breastfeeding as with Lucas it didn't work out and in all honesty I don't regret or feel bad for formula feeding him. Let's be honest if you looked at all my children in a row would you truthfully be able to spot which two were breastfed and which one was formula fed? I mean if Rufus was in a line now it might be obvious as he's usually found attached to a boob! Haha. Either way what i'm saying is that if you don't breastfeed you're absolutely still okay in my books! No judgement either way but I personally have found it's given me a different kind of bond with Iris and most likely Rufus too (he's still a bit young to know whether it's just because i'm his Mama and he's attached to my scent).

RUFUS' FIRST TIME ON A SWING "KIND OF" | OUR CANDID DAYS #5


Monday the 790th of January, or better known as Monday the 28th January, Lucas had an inset day, so whats a better way to spend it then a frosty walk in the woods? We popped into Lucas' old forest school to say hello to his teachers but only one was there but it was one of his favourites so that was good! We love Itchen valley and this is our second Our candid days this year featuring it as the location for our photos. 

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Lucas is at that age now where he's in school and he's constantly learning Monday to Friday, so come weekends, his brain just isn't always ticking and sometimes his behaviour suffers because of this. He loves to learn, he loves to read, write, create and he enjoys watching TV; when we're not out on adventures. We're suckers for watching films at the weekend but sometimes when Rufus is sleeping and i'm working, it's nice to sit Lucas and Iris in front of an Ipad and an Iphone with something fun and colourful BUT educational and then we can sit afterwards and chat about what they learnt, they can colour and draw pictures of what they learnt too!