Colette

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It’s a dressing up kinda day!

It’s a dressing up kinda day!

It was an early morning dressing up session in our house today! Ben opened his belated birthday present from his godmother, Aunty Custard, just … View Post
Ben turns 4!

Ben turns 4!

Happy 4th Birthday to our clever, funny and extremely loving & thoughtful little man!   Ben has been studiously counting down to his 4th … View Post
Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Review

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Review

As Ben and Oliver’s birthdays are so close together it has become a tradition to have a “Birthday Outing” – this year we decided … View Post
Happy 2nd Birthday Miss Chloe!

Happy 2nd Birthday Miss Chloe!

Happy 2nd Birthday to our cheeky, stubborn, independent and utterly beautiful little girl!  We celebrated Chloe’s birthday on Saturday with a trip … View Post
Grandad’s Birthday

Grandad’s Birthday

Ben, Chloe and I went to York for the day to see Grandad for his birthday.  (Daddy was away on Tristan’s Stag … View Post
“The Sun”

“The Sun”

Ben told me this morning that the sun was “made of lots of little suns that make one big one” I tried to explain … View Post
“The Government”

“The Government”

“The Government pay Ange to look after me while you’re at work don’t they Mummy?” “Erm no love, I pay Ange to … View Post
Dreams

Dreams

I’ve just come downstairs from putting Ben and Chloe to bed, as I was tucking Ben in he said to me “I’m … View Post
Whirly Twirly Girly!

Whirly Twirly Girly!

Chloe was wearing a new top for the first time today so I was trying to get her to do a twirl with her … View Post
Sharing the news! (A pregnancy announcement)

Sharing the news! (A pregnancy announcement)

Today we had our 12 week scan for baby number 3 – turned out to be a 13+4 scan! This is how we shared the news with Ben … View Post
An ever increasing vocabulary!

An ever increasing vocabulary!

As ever Ben has been really impressing us with his communication skills.  Envious Yesterday morning we were getting dressed and I gave him … View Post
A busy week in the life of Ben!

A busy week in the life of Ben!

This week has been a busy and successful one for the little man! Tuesday we finally got the letter to say that Ben has … View Post
Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

I do so love hearing about Ben’s imaginary friend called “Just Cold” – he lives in Oldham or London depending on when you happen … View Post
Looking back over the year . . .

Looking back over the year . . .

What will I remember of 2012? One of the most stressful years of my life punctuated with aceness 🙂 Got married (FINALLY), gave up an permanent … View Post
New words!

New words!

Chlo seems to have become much more chatty this week – she has been saying Mama for quite a long time, she has also said … View Post
Love x

Love x

The first thing Ben told me when he woke up this morning was “I dreamed that I love you and daddy and Chloe. Too … View Post
Growing fast

Growing fast

Dave measured Ben today – he stands at 3ft 3 tall. We told him that if we had two Bens stood on top of each other … View Post
A crazy busy day – mostly explained in pictures!

A crazy busy day – mostly explained in pictures!

Ange arranged a trip to the local fire station for her charges this morning!  Meeting Fire Fighter Mark Fire Fighter Mark showing off … View Post
The Importance of Pictures

The Importance of Pictures

So I read this post at that weekend: The Mom Stays in the Picture and it really struck a chord.  I’ve since read … View Post
The Big Man is watching you!

The Big Man is watching you!

This little conversation occurred whilst eating lunch. . .  Mummy: Ben, you need to remember that Father Christmas is watching you all the time.  (… View Post