Sunday, 31 May 2015

Meal Planning Monday #10 {01 June}

This week seems to have flown by. We did a really big shop last weekend so we still had quite a lot of things left over, meaning this week, we've just bought one pack of chicken from the butchers and restocked our fruit and veg. 

Here's what's on our menu this week:

Monday: Fresh salmon, new potatoes and veg / salad
Tuesday: Slimming world chicken and bacon carbonara with side salad
Wednesday: Gammon, slimming world chips and egg
Thursday: Either cottage pie or spag bol with plenty of superfree
Friday: Chicken Enchilada's

What's on your menu this week?

As always, I will be linking up with at home with Mrs M on twitter. 

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Me and Mine (May)

I have loved May!!

We started off the month with a bank holiday, which I unfortunately had to work, and because I work Sunday's too, it meant I was in Sunday AND bank holiday Monday! Boo :( It's not stopped us having a good month though. 

On the second weekend of the month, we travelled to Manchester and cheered on my lovely hubby, who was running the Manchester 10k. I did write about it here if you would like to read all about it! I was and am still so incredibly proud of him. :)

So proud!

The weekend after, we had the family round for a bbq as it was my birthday on the 18th of the month. It's also my sister in law's on the 17th, so it was really nice to have everyone round.  Michael bought me a novelty cake - it was none other than fish and chips! 

Alfie wanted to blow the candles out on my
fish and chips cake!

Despite being sunny, it was really cold and windy, so we decided not to go ahead with the bbq, and just cooked inside. It was a lovely afternoon and it was so nice getting all the family together. 

I love being his wife

I was spoilt on my birthday, which was something I really wasn't expecting. We both had the day off, so we had a lazy morning whilst I opened my presents, then we went to Frankie and Benny's for lunch, where I had the most amazing desert! I'd have gone just for that! After lunch, we headed into town to go and have a drink whilst Alfie slept and I started to read my new book and in the evening, we had tea at Mum and Dad's. All in all, my last birthday in my twenties and my first one as a wife was very lovely indeed :)

Just some of the presents I received

The Thursday after my birthday, I went to see Take That for the fourth time as an always, they were amazing! 

Last weekend, we went to my sister and brother in law's whilst I tried to take some photo's of the kids. As well as doing Me and Mine, I've also started my own little project of taking a picture every month of Alfie with his cousins, Jack and Holly and at the end of the year, I'm going to collate them all (out-takes included) into a photobook for my Mother in law. Kind of like a brag book to show her friends :) However, this month's picture wasn't great as Alfie wouldn't have his picture taken, so I let him take the picture with my selfie stick. I actually think it's quite funny! 

This weekend has been so rushed. We went to Frankie and Benny's for brunch yesterday which was so nice. I've been wanting to go for breakfast for so long, but we just never get round to it. Alfie was so well behaved and ate everything, which is a first! After lunch, we had lots of odd jobs to do as well as the food shop. Today I am back in work and the weather is really miserable outside!

Alfie has been a typical toddler this month. Tantrums one minute and being very clingy and cuddly the next. He's learning at a rapid rate but I often don't feel like I DO enough with him, so I am hoping to do more messy play and learning activities with him 

So, here we are in May! 

Me and Mine (April)

I know we are in May and I am supposed to be posting me and Mine for this month, however, it occurred to me that I never actually wrote a post for April. Ooops!

For the whole month of April, I knew exactly what I wanted our picture to be. Whilst browsing the poundshop for some Easter bits for Alfie, I came across three sets of bunny ears, in pink, lemon and blue. I knew I just had to get them. But getting this picture of us all wearing them wasn't easy! Alfie just would not co-operate! I think he must know I am going to dig these pictures out when he's 18 ;) 

We had a lovely April, it was quite and we didn't really have many plans. We had a lovely long weekend for Easter, and with the exception of me working just one morning, we had a lovely few days off together. 

On Easter Saturday, we spent the day with michael's side of the family at one of our local parks, which had a big fair on. Alfie and his cousins really enjoyed themselves and Alfie even went on his 1st fair ground ride. My heart was in my mouth the whole time as he's not very good at sitting still, but fortunately, he stayed seated the whole time. I think it helped being in between Jack and Holly. They look after him so well :)

Easter Sunday was a bit of a mixed bag. We did an Easter egg hunt for him at home, then went to my in-laws for a bit, where he had another egg hunt, then we had tea at my parents, where he was spoiled with more treats. The weather really held out all weekend which was a bonus. 

I worked the morning of bank holiday Monday. Whilst I was at work, my sister in law brought the kids to ours and they had a morning at the park. Once I'd got back home, we decided to go to Bents Garden Centre. Alfie was asleep when we were there, so we managed to enjoy a drink in peace. The garden centre has recently been renovated, so they've a huge seating area outside, over looking a large waterfall. It's blissful. It was such a warm day, it was so nice to feel the sun on our skin. Once Alfie had woken, we treated him to a new toy from his favourite programme of the moment, Paw Patrol, and had a walk around the garden centre. Alfie loved it and was so well behaved. 

So here we are in April - bunny ears and all  :) 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Meal Planning Monday #9 {25 May}

Last week, I didn't do a meal plan and I felt so unorganised! There was various reasons for not doing it - as it was my sister in law's birthday on Sunday and mine on Monday, we had the family round at ours for a bit of a party so we just bought food for that rather than our normal food shop, it was my birthday on Monday, so we were eating out and Thursday I was out at night watching Take That, so it seemed silly to plan for just Tuesday and Wednesday as we have some kind of treat tea on a Friday or Saturday night.

Not having a plan made me realise how much I have come to rely on meal planning. I don't always stick to the plan religiously and I might chop and change what we have on which days depending on how I'm feeling (or how much time I have to cook) but ultimately, I've found it a really useful tool and it's something I'll be continuing with.

So here is what we are eating this week: 

Sunday: Lasagne with sw chips and salad
Monday: We are eating at my in-law's so I'm not cooking!
Tuesday: Sausage, mash and beans 
Wednesday: Cottage pie (with sweet potato mash for me)
Thursday: Salmon, new potatoes and veg / salad 
Friday: Chicken, noodles and veg or chicken enchiladas (I've not decided yet)
Saturday: Slimming World Chicken tikka masala curry 

From this week, I'm really trying to give Slimming World another go. I've been on and off the wagon more than I care to remember, but I've had a wake up call recently and I am so unhappy, so it's time to do something about it. 

I've also planned my lunches, so on the days I'm at work for lunch, I'll be having ham and egg salad's with bachelors beef noodles and the day's I'm home for lunch I'll be having omlette with peppers and side salad, bacon, egg and beans and home made soups. Saturday will be my hardest day as we are usually out at lunch time and the whole day is a 'treat' day from start to finish, but I'm going to make sure that I eat a good breakfast and if needs be, take my lunch out with me so I'm not tempted by a sausage sarnie at Starbucks! 

What's on your menu this week? 

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Monday, 11 May 2015

The Great Manchester Run 2015

Yesterday, Sunday 10 May, my amazing husband, Michael completed the Manchester 10k, for the second consecutive year. I was so very proud of him. 

When he told me he was 1st going to enter, I was surprised as he gave me the impression that he found training for last year's a chore, rather than enjoying it. Never the less, I supported him and encouraged him where I could, even buying him some new running trainers for his birthday earlier in the year. 

We arrived in Manchester around 11.15 and walked for about 20 minutes to his designated area (he was in the white wave). He decided to go off on his own to go and do the warm up as he didn't want us hanging around waiting for him to set off. Along with myself and Alfie, there was my Mum and my inlaws all there to support him. 

After we'd left him we walked round for a while until we found somewhere to stop and have a coffee. I must admit, I had been apprehensive in the build up to the day because Alfie is 2.5 and it's very rare that he will settle in his pram for long periods of time and it can be quite a struggle as he is so independent and wants to walk all the time and not hold your hand. I was also worried about how we would keep him entertained.  Last year, he was only 18 months old and he fell to sleep before Michael had finished his run and it was all a bit much for him, whereas this year, he was much more aware that Daddy was running a big race and I think he soaked up the atmosphere. 

We found the same little coffee shop that I'd gone to last year with my in-laws and we went and had a nice leisurely lunch and Alfie indulged in some strawberry cake. By the time we'd finished lunch it was 12.40 and Michael had estimated that he would be finished by 12.50, so the race was on to get to the finish line and see if we could spot him. We planned it much better than last year as he'd arranged for me to get a text when he finished and took his phone with him this year so he could find me. I'd bought him an arm band for his phone because last year, he'd given me his phone and rather stupidly, we didn't arrange where to meet up or anything. He ended up having to borrow someone's phone an hour after he'd finished the race, just to find us, which wasn't the best! 

I rushed on ahead of the others and managed to get a spot right near the barrier. Luckily, my Mum, Alfie and in laws found me. Five minutes after I'd got there, Michael rang me to say he'd finished and he was on his way to the end of the road, where the barrier ends. I was so thrilled to see him walking towards us! He had done it in a time of 49 minutes and 30 seconds, which I think is incredible as training was somewhat scarce! 

The day itself couldn't have gone any better and I'm already excited to go and support him again next year. 

I am so incredibly proud of him and he's also managed to raise almost £200 for the NSPCC! 

Here's our day in pictures. 

I wanted a nice family picture before Michael set off. Alfie had other idea's!

No photo's please!

Getting ready to go...

Enjoying a hot chocolate with marshmallows ...

Followed by strawberry cheesecake

I was so happy to see him - this was just as he crossed the finish line. Alfie and I are on one side
of the barrier and Michael is on the other side. Feeling so proud of my husband.

Daddy and his boy

Giving Daddy his medal

His Daddy is definitely his hero!

Alfie is wearing Michael's medal from last year. 

Photobombed by my mother in law! haha

All of us

me and my lovely mum

The text I got to tell me he had finished.

Official place - not bad from 40,000 runners!


Two Years 7 Months

Your little laugh is infectious, it's my favourite sound
in the world. I wish I could bottle it up

My beautiful boy,

I have not really been great at keeping up to date with these letters for you, which I’m disappointed with. Life just seems to be moving so fast and we’ve not had a good start to this year, so I’ve not really had the motivation which I’m really sorry for now as you’ve changed and developed so much in just this year alone. 

It does not seem possible that you are thirty two months old. I still remember holding you for that 1st time in the hospital, my life feeling complete. 

You are growing into such a gorgeous little boy. I miss you terribly when I can’t be with you and you make me laugh so much every day. You really are a little chatter box (I wonder where you get that from!!) and you don’t stop talking from morning til night. You are at that age where you are asking so, so many questions and repeating yourself a LOT. Your favourite thing to ask is ‘Why?’ Even if you know the answer you will still ask, and you will want to know everything. When I went to pick you up from nursery last week, Ann, one of the ladies in your class, said ‘he does like to ask why a lot doesn’t he’, which made me laugh J As sweet as it is, it can also be exhausting! You seem older than your years because we can have a full blown conversation with you and you are so articulate for your age and you are very clear, which people do comment on. You play so nicely on your own and your imagination is really starting to shine through. Often when I'm eating my lunch, or making tea, I will often listen to you playing and it never ceases to amaze me just how amazing your imagination is. You pay close attention to the programs you watch, as you will often recreate scenes with your own toys, which is just the sweetest thing.

Recently, we tried to start potty training you. There were a couple of occasions where you did a big wee on the potty, but then you got scared and wouldn’t go back on it for a couple of weeks. When you next went on and did a little wee, you seemed to get scared of it again. I tried a couple of day of putting you in big boy pants and you did have a couple of accidents, which we expected. I think you were embarrassed by this, but I reassured you it’s nothing to worry about as you are still learning. When you’d done a full day at nursery, you’d had pants on all morning with no accidents, but woke up from your nap with a very full nappy, so Gina, your key worker, said she thinks you may have been holding it in and the last thing we wanted it to make you poorly or you end up with water infections or UTI’s, so we decided to stop again and wait another couple of weeks. 

Since we’ve stopped putting you in pants and on the potty, you are more mindful of it now as you will ask can you do a wee in your nappy, so we are going to try again during the next bank holiday weekend in a couple of weeks.  This was also decide because you were getting so distressed when I was putting you on the potty at home. Literally sobbing and begging for a nappy on.  When we 1st started, I knew that you wasn’t quite ready but given how quickly you’ve picked everything up so far, we thought we’d give it a go and if truth be told, I did feel under a bit of pressure as you had already turned 2.5 before we started trying. I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it in your own time and I’m not going to push you into it. You’ll get there when you’re ready… but if it could be before you’re 3, that would be great ;) 

Your favourite thing to watch at the moment is Paw Patrol. You really love it, so much so we’ve even got you a couple of toys – a cuddly Marshall (actually off your Nan and Grandad for Easter) and we got you a Chase push along  as a treat over Easter for being so good. 

You have become really loving and affectionate – you will come over to us and ask for a cuddle of your own accord. My favourite thing is when you come over and say ‘can I sit on your knee and have a cuddle’ It makes me melt every time! This last month, you have started to get in bed with us again in the morning’s – we’ve had one or two occasions where you have come in really early. Once was about 2am , the other about 5am. Some mornings you will wake up anywhere from 6am onwards and others we have to come and get you up, so sleep is still very hit and miss. You don’t usually go down until about 8.30-8.45, which I think is too late, but Daddy does bedtime routine and he spends so much time playing with you that time just gets away. 

I got you some books over Easter – a peppa pig one and a Spot the dog one, both are about Easter egg hunts and the other week, you sat there and recited the spot the dog book almost word for word. I was so proud of you and managed to capture it on video! You are so clever and the things you remember are unreal. You saw a picture yesterday of you and the big inflatable you played with on holiday, back in August, and you said, oh there’s a picture of me sat on Denzel. I was blown away that you could remember!  

Daddy seems to think we are coming out the other side of the terrible two’s. You have a right little attitude sometime and very often during shopping trips, you will end up on the floor refusing to move or get up until you get your own way. I don’t get embarrassed I just tend to laugh it off! You definitely know your own mind and you know what you will or won’t do. As I’m with you more, I’m not so sure that the terrible two’s are over just yet because you did smack me a couple of times yesterday because I took a knife off you that you got from the kitchen drawer! Daddy has had a few more days with you than normal this month due to me working and he says you’ve been an absolute joy to be with and have been so good, which just makes me so proud. He is definitely still your favourite.

You are 2.5 stone and not overly tall, but not small either. It’s quite hard for me to carry you now for long periods. On Sunday, we are going to Manchester because your Daddy is doing his second 10k run (the Great Manchester run) and we’re going with Nan and Grandad and Nan to cheer him on. Last year, we didn’t see him cross the line but this year I am really hoping we do. I really want to get a picture of the 3 of us with his medal! 

At nursery you are a superstar. Gina says that you are very social, very confident, you will often instigate play and conversations with the other children and you also play well independently. She was really pleased with your progress and really sang your praises which made Daddy and I so proud. 

We are hoping to give you a little baby brother or sister in the not too distant future and I really can’t wait to see how you will be as a big brother. I think you’ll be awesome – I can imagine you being really caring and helpful, but Daddy is worried that you will get jealous of a new baby, so we will just have to wait and see. I’m sure it’ll all work out and I absolutely can’t wait to expand our family! 

Thank you for the best 2.5 years my darling.

Love you always
Mummy xxxxx

Meal Planning Monday #8 {11 May}


This weekend has flown by! I worked all day on Saturday (9am - 6pm) then on Sunday we were in Manchester as Michael was running the Manchester 10k, so we were out most of the day again and as such, we've not really had time to do a proper shop. Michael went today as he had the day off and got some essentials. Luckily, we live near a Tesco express and we both work near a larger Tesco so if we have forgotten anything, we can always call in. I hate not feeling organised though. This is the 1st week since I started meal planning that I feel I've really rushed it and not had chance to properly plan, so I'm hoping we've enough in for lunches and evening meal's!

So, here is what we'll be eating this week:

Sunday: Curry from Asda
Monday: Fish pie
Tuesday: Chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with cheese
Wednesday: Gammon, egg and slimming world chips 
Thursday: Possibly scrambled egg on toast / bacon and poached egg on toast (Michael is working away, and Alfie only needs a bit of something as he eats at nursery).
Friday: Beef enchiladas

On Saturday, we are having a bbq (weather permitting) as it's my birthday next Monday, so Saturday will be bbq food. Yum! :)

What are you eating this week? 

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Friday, 8 May 2015

My Boy Lately - A long over due letter!

It’s been so long since I’ve wrote to you, 8 months to be precise. You can read your last letter here. 

In August, we were so busy planning the wedding that I just didn’t get chance to sit down and write then in September, when it was your 2nd birthday, we were on holiday so I was offline for 2 weeks. I did start to write to you in my diary, but I never finished it as we were just having far too much fun on holiday. 

The three of us! 
You totally stole the show! My beautiful boy.

I’m so glad that we took you away with us. It was so special to have you on our honeymoon and to celebrate your 2nd birthday somewhere hot and sunny. We had such a lovely day. You woke up and the 1st thing you spotted were the balloons that I’d blown up for you with the banners and a few little presents. We didn’t take much away with us in terms of gifts for you, but we had bought you a DVD player for the plane, which was part of your present – it was the best thing we could’ve bought as it was invaluable on holiday. Once you’d opened a few presents we got ready and went for breakfast in the main hall. The day itself wasn’t really too much different to every other day on holiday but it was special because my big boy was 2. When we went for our evening meal, I took you a candle and little banner for the table and people were stopping to wish you a Happy Birthday, which I loved although I don’t think Daddy was too keen! We let you stay up and took you to the Children’s disco and at the end everybody sung happy birthday to you with you up on stage, which brought a tear to my eye. I know you won’t remember it, but I will and it was the loveliest day I could have hoped for, for you. 

My Beautiful boy on your 2nd Birthday

On the way to breakfast
with the birthday boy

You would not believe how long it took
me to get a nice pic of him on his birthday!

When we got back off holiday, we had a little family party for you at our house. There was the three of us, Nan and Grandad, Nana and Papa, Auntie Emily, Auntie Paula, Uncle Mark, Jack, Holly, Auntie Lorrie and Amy. It was such a lovely day and I managed to get a family picture of us all, which is something I will really treasure. It was so nice to see you playing with all your new toys. Daddy and I bought you some football nets and you really loved kicking your ball into them and shouting ‘Goal’ . We got you a Peppa pig cake as was your favourite thing to watch in at the time. 

All the family came to celebrate:
From L-R
Uncle Mark, Auntie Paula, Jack, Nan, Grandad
Alfie, Me, Michael, Papa, Nana and Auntie Emily

Your Peppa Pig cake. 

In October, we had big changes. We had loved being with you every day for 3 whole weeks, whilst we were off work for our wedding, but in October, a chance to go full time came up at work, and I took it. I was the hardest decision I’ve made as I really wasn’t ready to leave you and work full time. At the time I was working Sunday – Thursday 8-12 and going full time meant I’d have to work until 5pm every day. The hardest thing of it all, was putting you in nursery and having to sacrifice Sunday’s with you and your Dad, as it would now mean we would only have one day a week together. Nan and Grandad had said they would have you 2 full days during the week and one morning so it meant you would be in nursery Monday afternoon’s and a full day on a Thursday, with Nan and Grandad on Tuesday and Wednesday and me on a Friday. We did your settling in sessions and I did go well. Some days you were better than others, but we did have a few setbacks with time off. 

I absolutely adore this picture
of you from October!
I'd taken you to McDonald's for breakfast before your
first settling in session at nursery

In November, you’d only been going to nursery about 4 weeks and you got really poorly with impetigo and chicken pox at the same time. Your little face was a mess, so we had to keep you off, then once you were over that, you were getting really bad colds right through to December, so you had to have  a few days off here and there which didn’t make it easy settling you in properly at nursery.  I so wanted to be there for you, but I had to let go. I had to remind myself that nursery would be good for you, to learn and develop and to make friends of your own without me and Daddy or Nan and Grandad. Which you soon did and when it came to your 1st parents evening you were doing really well and were advanced for your age.

So poorly with impetigo and chicken
pox, but you are still smiling
26 Months Old! 

At the start of December, we took you to a farm near the lakes to go and see Father Christmas. It was the 1st time we’d taken you to see him and it was magical. We went to a little nativity 1st with a real donkey, then moved into another room where everyone was rushing to see the big guy. You weren’t very keen on him and I don’t think you quite knew what to make of him, but I’m still really glad we took you. The day itself was freezing cold and pouring with rain, but we made the best of it. Christmas this time was great as you really seemed to understand it much more and you knew that Father Christmas was coming with his reindeers, which was so cute. In the weeks before Christmas, whenever we went to Middlebrook, you would always ask to see the big reindeer – it was a huge reindeer with lights, which you loved going to see, along with the big Christmas tree. Even now, when we go you still ask to go to the Reindeer shop, but you know that Father Christmas is at the North Pole ;) We had a really nice quiet family Christmas and I loved being able to spend so much time with you and Daddy. 

Meeting the Big Guy for the 1st time!
Daddy and Alfie 
Mummy and Alfie
Christmas Jumper Alert! 

Christmas Eve pj's

You loved party hats this year!
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2015 hasn’t been the best year so far for us. There has been things going on which I’ve been distracted  by a lot this year and spent a lot of time angry and upset because of it. I hope that you haven’t picked up on this, but it’s made me treasure moments with you even more, and I really am very grateful to have you and Daddy. 

In January, there was more change. The biggest one was we moved house! It's still very close to our old house, but it's got 3 bedrooms. You took the move in your stride and made us so proud at how well you adapted. We also thought it was the right time to put your from a cot to a bed, so we made the transition. It's been a great decision. Also, I was quite poorly at the start of the month and ended up in hospital (on the day we moved) so I was quite poorly for a couple of weeks - it was nothing serious. Just a viral infection, but it really took it out of me. Also, Daddy got a new job, so we weren’t working together anymore and he was dropping you off at Nan and Grandad’s on the way to work, then your Nan and Grandad would pick me up from work and take us home. January was a difficult month, so it’s not one I want to dwell on.  One of the positives of the month and something I’m really glad I started, is I’ve arranged with Auntie Paula to get a picture of you, Jack and Holly every month this year to put them all together in a photo book for Nan at Christmas. It’s something I’ve really enjoyed doing, and it has given us a change to all be together at least once a month, although sometimes it’s really hard to get you to play ball as you’re going through a stage of not wanting to pose for pictures, unlike Jack and Holly, who love it :) 

The three of you for your 1st cousins picture in January
                        < At our new house!

First family picture of 2015

February bought  yet more change as I reduced my hours at work from five full days to three full days and two half days, meaning, I would get Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon’s off with you. We had to do this as it was getting a bit hard for Nan and Grandad having you for two full days as Grandad still isn’t in the best of health after his heart attack in 2014. It’s been a great decision as I feel like I get more time with you during the week, which makes up for not being at home on Sunday’s. 

                                I love this picture of you :)                  You'd just learned the thumbs up on this one!! 

March was probably my favourite month of the year so far. We started the month off by going away for Daddy’s 30th birthday. We went to a holiday cottage in Bridlington for a long weekend, and we really did have the best time. The holiday cottage was really gorgeous and it had its own hot tub, which we all loved. We went to the beach for a couple of days and went shopping in the local town. It was so nice to all be together for a few days and to have some much needed quality time together. Your favourite thing was spending time with Daddy in the hot tub and going on the beach and throwing stones in the sea. You were very well behaved for the most part, especially given that you didn’t have your home comforts and many toys with you. The following weekend when it was Daddy’s actual birthday, we had a party at our house and had a really nice time with everyone. It’s so great to see you playing with Jack and Holly as you seem to be building great friendships with them. You are probably closer to Holly as she’s closer to you in age, but Jack is very protective of you and will look out for you. After Daddy’s birthday, we had a quite rest of the month which was much needed
you did NOT want me to take a picture of you.
You were having a tantrum because we told you it
was time to leave the beach! 

My absolute favourite picture of you and Daddy
In the hot tub at our holiday home in

You had the best time at the beach
Even though it was freezing, you
absolutely loved it!

The 3 of us on Daddy's 30th Birthday 

A few pictures from Daddy's 30th birthday

Then we're into April. It’s been a nice month. We’ve had some lovely weather, so have been getting out as much as we can. Easter was at the beginning of  the month, so we did you your 1st Easter egg hunt, which you really enjoyed (although I think I enjoyed planning it more). On Easter Saturday, we spend the afternoon at the park with Nan, Grandad, Auntie Paula, Uncle Mark, Jack and Holly. There was so much going on and you went on your 1st ride with your big cousins sitting either side, keeping tight hold of you. My heart was in my mouth the whole time but you really enjoyed it. We took your little bike too, so you played on that too, which was nice for Paula and Mark to see  as they got it you for your birthday.

I also made you three wear the ears - although Jack and Holly didn't mind, it was only you who put up a fight!

Your 1st go on a fairground ride!
Yes, I really did make us all wear Easter bunny ears and pose on the park.
It took me ALL day to get this picture because you point blank refused
Daddy was really annoyed with me by this point. Oops!

The rest of April has been pretty quiet and uneventful. We had your 2nd parents evening and as expected you are a little superstar! Gina is so pleased with your progress which makes us so proud.

As we head into the summer, I'm so excited for lots or days out and 'picmics' in the park with you. All we need now is some sunshine!

I Love you to the moon and back Alfie George 

Love Mummy xxxxxx