Last week was a busy one. This week is going to be even busier. I have lists coming out of my ears, but it’s the only way I can release some of the overwhelmed-ness (!?!) that I am feeling at the moment. How did we get so far through December already? Only two full weeks until Santa arrives! I’m so excited because this year Ava recognises Santa and “Rudolph the red reindeer” and she knows she’s going to get some presents and she can’t wait! And with a new baby in the family it’ll be even more brilliant, and special.
Here are some of my favourites of the week!
I love this photo of Ava at Bluestone Wales. She had been poorly that morning but we took her out for some fresh air and she had a blast doing one of her favourite things – jumping in muddy puddles just like her favourite pig, Peppa. Plus she looks all cute and snuggly in all her layers and bear balaclava.
Blog Post OTW: This brilliant post from Aby at You Baby Me Mummy ‘Organise Your Blogging’. I am terrible at being consistent with my blogging and even though my teachers used to always say I was organised at school, I fail terribly now. I just get overwhelmed so easily with how much I need to do all the time. I really need systems in place to help me to stay organised and Aby’s tips such as using the ‘Editorial Calendar’ plugin and using spreadsheets are exactly what I need.
Product OTW: My Dyson Animal. I was sent this as part of a collaboration with Lewis, but honestly I am in love. I just keep wanting to hoover, and normally I never want to. I am impatient waiting for it to charge so I can use it again and chase after my mess-making toddler with it.
Kids Thing OTW: Ava has loved her ‘My Busy Books’ Jake and the Neverland Pirates since I bought it and she recently got the Disney Princess version which has also become a firm favourite. It consists of a box that opens like a book and has some kind of story in it (they vary), with a pull out sheet based on the theme of the set, and 12 figurines, some of which often come out with us. They are usually about a fiver from Amazon or from supermarkets and I think they are really good value for money, providing Ava with hours of entertainment.
YouTube Video OTW: It’s actually a series of video’s from beauty vlogger and blogger Lily Pebbles. Lily is doing Vlogmas this year, which is when Youtuber’s post a video every day from the beginning of December until Christmas. I love watching youtube video’s and often watch them instead of TV in the evening now. I always enjoy Lily’s vlogs but I’m especially enjoying her daily uploads as they show more what her real life is like, rather than just the highlights of her week. I don’t know why it is so interesting watching other people’s lives but it is!
Ava’s New Word OTW: ‘Fabulous’! “You look FAAABULOUS mummy!” It really makes me laugh every time she says it. I don’t know where she’s got it from, because it’s a word I rarely use. She has also said, as I was looking at bra’s “Daddy needs a bra too and then he would look fabulous in it”. Yes he would darling, yes he would. Christmas present idea?!!
Tweet OTW: Paul’s cousin Sophie tweeted a few days ago ‘Today is UN Day of People with Disabilities. I’m disabled & I’m proud! Being disabled is not something to be ashamed of! Embrace it! #IDPD’. She is a very inspiring and lovely young woman.
Want OTW: Any of the beautiful Christmas gift sets at Space NK. Until last year I had never entered a Space NK before, but now I am in love. I could spend so much money in there if I didn’t want to eat/own a house/marry my fiance. Choices, choices.
Highlight OTW: Seeing my newborn nephew again, who was a month old yesterday and having lots of cuddles with him. He is soooo gorgeous, and I am soooo broody.
Do you have any favourites to share with me? Any links I should check out? Let me know!