5 things to do in Lake District with kids! We loved Lake District and will sure go back and visit more, because Lake District has a lot to offer!
I feel so disappointed right now because Me & Mine was another project I wanted to do this year and it’s about writing a blog post on the last day of each month talking about what you’ve done and where you’ve been, but also including family pictures. I really wanted to do this just because we don’t have loads of pictures together as a family and I needed a project like this to ‘force’ me into taking more of them and then add them to the rest of our memories.
As you can already tell, I completely forgot to write mine on Thursday, the 31st of January, but mainly because last week has been really long and exhausting. The boys and husband caught a flu and all I had in my mind was what to do to make them better and take better care of them. But this isn’t going to stop me from still joining Me & Mine and I will write the blog posts on time from now on :)!
January has treated us well and it has gone so quick too! This is our ‘not ready for pictures’ version! I really wish we had taken more family photos, but it just didn’t happen. I don’t like how I look in this one, but it’s the only one took in January, so hey, who cares?
Lots of things to remember:
- Nathan finally started to go to nursery for 30 hours (3 full days)
- We had snow in London and it was the first time Josh has seen and played with it.
- Both boys had their hair shaved and although I really don’t think it suits them, it will grow back.
- The boys and husband caught a horrible flu, and the funny things is, I was perfectly fine all this time. God knew there had to be someone to look after them three.
- This is the month when I started my decluttering process and attempting to live more minimal. I’m still not finished though. It will probably take me the whole year to declutter everything, but I’m not giving up!
- We had our first family photoshoot with a professional photographer in December, before Christmas, but we got the pictures in January, so that’s what I’m going to remember. I should probably make it a goal to have professional family photoshoots at the end of each year!
My fourth week of joining in with Living Arrows hosted by Donna at What The Redhead Said. Every Monday, me and other fellow bloggers share a moment from our week and pictures of our children; ideally one of each of our children.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Another week of Living Arrows but yet, another week of us being in the house all day. I feel like we’re definitely missing out on so many things, but how easy is it for you to go outdoors with a 3 year old and a 1 and a half year old? For me it isn’t at all. If my husband was at home all day, then that would be a different story. The weather has been horrible lately as well – very windy and just freezing cold. Perhaps I should do more research in regard to the activities or places near me that I think I could manage to take the kids on my own.
On Sunday however, one of my aunties invited us over for lunch and I was so glad she did. We haven’t seen her and her family for over a year now and the boys enjoyed playing with her children and their toys. Kids always love someone else’s toys, don’t they? So with this occasion, I managed to snap a picture of them while we were getting ready to leave. In that moment I realised how I don’t actually take a lot of pictures of them during the week either.
I live by lists and plans. If I don’t have a ‘To Do’ list every single day, I don’t know what to do and where to start. I should definitely add one more to the list – take pictures of the kids every single day so that way, I can at least tick it off once it’s done!
I hope your week was more exciting than mine and you and your children got to visit and do more adventurous things!
Last week marked a new chapter for our 3 year old. He started nursery, but as it was only a settling week for him to get used to the environment, etc., so we’ll take today as the first official day of nursery – with pictures in front of our house and all the rest of it.
Other than that, we didn’t leave the house much this week; nor did I have time to take pictures with the camera. These are taken with the phone, so I apologise about the quality.
Instead, we watched movies (Benji; Wonder; Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle), we played with their new Legos, and they got a toy walking and barking dog from my sister which they absolutely loved and have been playing with it for the past two days.
As you see from the pictures, Nathan is bald and this is a funny story. My sister and then my husband practiced their hair cutting skills on him and it was obviously a disaster because neither of them is a hairdresser; so I told my husband I’m not taking my child to nursery with the most ridiculous haircut. He will be remembered like that forever, so bald haircut it was, although I really don’t like how it looks on him. The good thing out of this is – hair grows back, right?
Finally, just wanted to tell you all to think twice before you watch movies with your children :D. I made the ‘mistake’ of watching the movie 3 Ninjas with them and they watched it 3 times by now; but there hasn’t been a day in the house since then when my 3 year old didn’t pretend to be a ninja – dressing up with the bathrobe and strapping the belt tightly as if he had some karate belt grading; kicking and shouting like a ninja boy; and of course his brother would copy everything. He’s now asking me to buy him toy swords so they can ‘fight properly’. Shall I regret putting that movie on?