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PREPPING LUCAS FOR SCHOOL WITH MRS WORDSMITH


Mrs Wordsmith? What is that? Well, Mrs Wordsmith is a monthly subscription service that helps your child learn and grow. I wanted to make sure Lucas learnt a little bit more before he started school but without too much pressure and especially with it being fun. Mrs Wordsmith seems to have captured that perfectly and with two boxes one aged 2-5 (social journey) and one 6-13 (narrative one) and they're the perfect, fun way to help your children learn. I love that Iris can join in on the learning too as even though she's under two, her speech is great and she loves learning and copying whatever Lucas is! I sometimes forget she is littler than she is because she is constantly copying EVERYTHING Lucas does and loses interest very quickly with things aimed for her age group.

PIRATE & MERMAID EVENT AND DINNER AT CABANA


Filling up the days during the Summer holidays are hard so when we were told about the event in West Quay we knew it would be great for the littles and also a great day filler too. It is running every Friday until the 31st August and every week theres a new pirate and mermaid themed day.
The event is completely free to everyone and situation on "lower shopping" I cannot remember the level now they're in numbers but it is outside build a bear behind the lifts and easy to spot.
It's a smallish area but a lot of areas with stuff going on. Yesterday was around story telling and decorating sea themed crafts perfect for putting on your window.

23 WEEK UPDATE | BABY NUMBER THREE


TWENTY THREE WEEKS! We're a week away from viability! Not that we're ready for you yet baby, we're definitely waiting longer for you please! This weeks been exciting as we've been seeing movement from the outside and i've been feeling it for over 2 weeks now BUT Brad FINALLY felt baby kick or move on the outside and it was just so exciting. I think it's made it all feel a little more real for him now.

10 BABY NAMES WE LOVE BUT WONT BE USING! | BABY NUMBER THREE



I was going to do this in a vlog but the more I put off make excuses about making sit down videos the more I realise I just don't like doing them and the pressure is so intense. I much prefer family videos and I think that my youtube channel will just remain as a family vlogging channel, documenting our day to day life with a VERY occasional "sit down" video. That being said, I thought I'd put this into a blog post instead. I mean, who doesn't love reading about baby names? I know I love it!

As we aren't finding out what we're having we've drawn up a list of 5 boys names and 5 girls names we love but wont be using. With both Lucas and Iris' pregnancies we found out their gender at 16 weeks and shared their names, this time we're not doing that so we're keeping their potential names off social media until they're born. Family and friends know the names so if you're one of those lucky ones, then shhh! haha.
We love both our Girl and Boy name and we're excited to use either of them in December.

22 WEEK UPDATE | BABY NUMBER THREE


Twenty two weeks pregnant! Twenty two weeks with this tiny baby, growing them and being their Mum. Which I find a weird statement because I say I am a Mum of two but at the same time, I am a Mum of three and I already have this bond with them and I feel it's so strange that once they're born they belong to me and Brad and they're not just mine.
I already know that i'm going to feel so incredibly sad and miss pregnancy so much when baby arrives and the fact i'm never going to do it again is a bit sad too BUT at the same time I cannot wait to snuggle this tiny baby in December and I really am so excited to meet them and love them earth side and not just in the womb!

A SIMPLE SUMMER HOLIDAY BUCKET LIST


I am not going to tell you to fill up your Summer holidays with adventures and fun, nor will I tell you that you should be appreciating every moment of the Summer holidays as lets be real, however much you want to sugarcoat the summer holidays and how much you want to "make the most of it" it just isn't always reality. Brad works, as do I and of course my blog and photography stop either. So we don't have six weeks of care free planning and fun but there are things I'd like to do over the holidays, especially as I have labelled all of Lucas' uniform and have it hung up ready to go! I feel so organised.