{The Ordinary Moments 14} #3

 I absolutely love how much Judah adores Eden.  She is his favourite person, and most of the time (apart from when he’s having an ignorant moment and leans on her without realising she can’t support his weight, mummy to the rescue) he takes such good care of her.  She is his little princess and he (again, unless he’s unwittingly crushing her) is her hero.

I’ve noticed their relationship brings everyone great joy who see their interactions with each other.  

It’s really sweet how he took it upon himself the morning of the funeral to give her a lovely kiss.  She was asleep at the time but didn’t mind being woken up by a kiss.  She soon drifted back off anyway.

I am so excited to be able to capture these images with my new camera that has arrived whilst we were away.  I collected it from the depot last night.  As the total newb that I am to photography, I didn’t even realise I needed a memory card.  So, was gutted whilst setting up my camera last night that I couldn’t start experimenting straight away.  *oops* oh well ordered a 32gb online and might pick up a 4gb at the supermarket this morning whilst I wait for it to arrive.  Total geek I know, but I’m too excited.

Packing to move today whilst the girls are at dance, so better crack on with my day.

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{The Ordinary Moments 14} #2

We spent a lot of time at the in laws this week as we have been helping with the practical things that need sorting when you suffer a bereavement.  At the moment we don’t have a bath so whenever we stay anywhere that there is one (and sometimes I just sneak one at my mum’s when we go for lunch) I relish the chance to have a good soak.  

With Judah and Eden still both being so small and the poor things usually get showered with me, I really enjoy taking them in the bath with me.  It’s nice to have some ‘me’ time but as we don’t get to do the conventional ‘bath time’ I jump at the chance to have that quality time with them.

We are moving house in 10 days *scary*, we’ve got nothing sorted and we are going back down South this week for the funeral, but wahoo! when we do move we will have a bath.  I am so excited to include this in our bed time routine and for it to become a more regular ‘ordinary moment’ for us.

Bathing Eden this week was one of my favourite moments and here is a little snapshot.

Bathing Beauty


{The Ordinary Moments 14} #1

It has been one of those hectic weeks and I have felt like any level of peace has evaded us as a family.  Looking back through my new iPad Air *shameful gloat* I found the first photo I had taken with it after our day at the Trafford Centre.  

My husbands family has suffered a horrible and unexpected bereavement, so this last week has involved a LOT of travelling.  We are moving house in 10 days also and until the cardboard boxes, bubblewrap etc. had arrived I just couldn’t bear to be in the house staring at all that needed doing.  So I kept disappearing out of the house.

I love how you can come home at the end of a stressful day and find this…

Peaceful Princess

…. they make you realise don’t they?  It is possible to have some stillness in the midst of life’s storms.  She looks so cute passed out on our bed after I’d just fed her.  The poor thing has been losing weight due to the illnesses we keep having as a family and my stress levels.  The midwife told me that despite my having plenty of milk the quality goes from double cream to that of skimmed milk when I’m stressed and dashing around.  *guilty face* it’s horrible to know that the woes of life can effect you even at 3 months old.  

However, this week little miss Eden has put on a couple of ounces, so let’s hope she continues on in this way.

I am hoping to remember to focus on these peaceful times more often.  These ‘ordinary moments’ that pass us by way too quickly if we’re not careful, are certainly ones I wish to treasure.

I look forward to being able to look back on these blog posts in the future and remember how still my princess could be, when she’s older and running rings around me.


{The Ordinary Moments} #1

The Ordinary Moments #1

So I have noticed this Linky from mummydaddyandme and I thought I would link up this week and hopefully in the future if I remember (wink, wink).

The girls have started back at dance for the autumn/winter term which now means that every Saturday morning you will find us taking up room in Costa Coffee whilst shuttling them back and forth to classes.

They each do 3 disciplines (2 and a quarter hours each) with a 45 minute gap in between for Shay. Ice starts 45 mins after and just goes straight through, so all in all it’s 3 hours out of our Saturday’s every week.

The girls love drinking their babychinno’s and at the moment Judah is still content to drink milk from his bottle and water from his Tommee Tippee explora cup so we don’t have to purchase him anything yet.

I caught this picture whilst James had taken Shayla into ballet and Isis was chatting away to Judah. She is so good at entertaining him and he loves her so much. I think she’s his hero, he constantly calls for her when they go to bed at night before him ‘Isis, Icey, Isis’. It’s adorable. Here’s just a little reason why he adores her so.