So since I never shared any of my sweet girl’s one year birthday pictures I wanted to share my favorite of them all on this Valentine’s Day! Honestly she wasn’t too into eating the cake and that might have been because it was getting close to her bed time and pretty much freezing outside! She was a little trooper though and as you can see she still enjoyed some cake with those sugar crumbs on her lips!! I hope everyone has a SWEET Valentine’s Day whether that means hanging out with friends, going on a date, lighting a candle at your family dinner (while also attempting to forget about the mess to clean up 😂), or maybe just some quiet time by yourself once littles are in bed (you might be able to tell quiet time is sacred to me right now haha)!
This is a lovely instant outfit offering traditional charm and warm cosiness for the Winter months ahead. A beautiful knitted dress has pretty textures with navy contrast trims and a cute knitted bow to the waist. The matching coat is again beautifully knitted and has coordinating navy trims
This morning the #littlepixie had a bit of a wobble after I asked her to put a vest on and she shouted "I want a different family"
It has been a trying morning, I was ill a few days back and still recovering, the #littlepickle had a cold and isn't sleeping and Alyssa has been a busy been and so very tired and it's starting to show. But those 4 little words hit me so hard. I had to turn and leave the room tears spilling down my face. I heard her say to Sophie "I think I made mummy cry" and that made me cry even more. I wiped them away went back and got her dressed got her ready for school and we even managed to get there on time. On the way I asked her what happened at the end of "where the wild things are" - it's their topic for school this term. She said he leaves them and goes home and he has hot dinner. I wonder whether she was just channelling her inner Max this morning out of her tired frustration of not wanting to wear a vest today. I hope she has a good day, I gave her a kiss and a cuddle and sent her in, then I cried again on the way home. All because of four little words. She's only 5 and I don't think she can fully understand how much saying those words hurt.
Anywho sorry for the long post if you made it this far. I needed to let it out a little before I have to pop in to work before I can punch it out in my workout class - apologies in advance for whoever I'm paired up with today. #bekind#spreadthelove#love#wildthing#wherethewildthingsare#wordscanhurt
This tiny perfect little hand of this tiny divine human we co-created, my love for her is incomparable to anything else I have ever felt before.
This tiny human, who I watch over and guard and protect, is becoming a little bit more independent every day.
And her uniqueness is shining through. And all I'm here to do is let her be and develop into the person she already is.
It's not my duty to shape her to fit into a life we once lived. That life has changed.
But my role is to let her be herself, whilst keeping her safe and whilst teaching her kindness and fairness and compassion and leading by example to the best of my ability and with an abundance of love.
It used to hurt me badly when I was being judged for how I mother my offspring. When all I did and do is watch over her and respond to her needs. But almost nine months in and I'm at a place where none of your judgement can hit me hard anymore.
Our tiny human is perfect in every way, the way she does things is perfect in every way, her need to be close to me is perfect in every way, her desire to sleep close to us is perfect in every way, .... everything literally is perfect the way it is because she is who she is.
And every day she will get a little bit more independent and will start to stay more on her path with less and less holding hands from us............