Sunday, 21 August 2016

Styling the Little One (29 weeks old)

What have we been up to this week?


Monday
I've wanted to do baby signing classes for a while but the nearest ones would involve a 45 minute bus ride and that's not something I fancy doing every week. There was a group in Bath doing taster sessions during the holidays though so my dad gave us both a lift into the city to try it out.
Dress: Secondhand but originally M&Co (3-6 months)
 
Tuesday
We popped out to our local health visitor clinic to return some books we'd borrowed and then did a little bit of shopping.
Dress: Secondhand but originally Matalan (3-6 months)
 
Wednesday
We spent most of the day out: in the morning at an NCT Bump 'n' Babes group, the lunchtime in a café sharing a tuna mayo jacket potato and the afternoon at a Sensory Heaven/messy play-style class at a local children's centre.
Dress: H & M (4-6 months)
 
Thursday
A quiet day spent at home in just a nappy!


Friday
Most of the day was spent at Nannie & Grampy's house. Andrew's dad has (or rather, had) a vintage lorry from 1935 which he'd owned and restored for 41 years; Friday was the day he sold it and the vehicle was low-loaded away to live with it's new owners!
Dress: Secondhand but originally Jojo Maman Bebe (6-12 months)
Tights: Lily & Dan at Aldi (3-6 months)

Saturday
A day spent playing and catching up on housework.
Romper: John Lewis (0-3 months)

Sunday
Andrew took his lorry out to be on display at a local agricultural show, the Mid Somerset Show. We went out to join him for the afternoon.
Long-sleeved vest: Secondhand but originally George at Asda (3-6 months)
Dress: Secondhand but originally Tesco (3-6 months)
Tights: TU at Sainsburys (0-6 months)


How's your week been?
 


Full credit goes to Helen from Treasure Every Moment - her 'week of style' post with daughter, Isabella inspired me to do the same with Lily :-)

Friday, 19 August 2016

This Little Big Life: All the Fun of the Fair

This Little Big Life is a weekly link-up started by Sarah and Louise - all about capturing the little moments which make up a big life from the previous weekend.


Saturday and Sunday were both all about enjoying the sunshine, picnics and fairground rides at Carter's Steam Fair in Bath (scroll down for a little video about our evening).














Pop over to Sarah's blog and Louise's blog to see what they got up to...


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Styling the Little One (28 weeks old)

What have we been up to this week?


Monday
We took a bus ride into Bath to meet up with some NCT friends and have a picnic and wander round Carters Steam Fair in Victoria Park.
Dress: Secondhand but originally Tesco (3-6 months)
Tights: TU at Sainsburys (0-3 months) - similar here


Tuesday
We started the day with yogurt for breakfast and ended the day with pizza for dinner so today's outfit consisted of various bits of food.

Yogurt: Marks and Spencer's 'Made without Dairy' Apricot Soya Pot (plus apple slices for dippers)
Pizza: Recipe from Gill Rapley's Baby Led Weaning Cookbook (with some potatoes as a side)


Wednesday
A busy day today: Baby Bounce at the library in the morning followed by a bus ride into Bath to visit my workplace for their annual summer picnic finished off with a trip to Grannie and Taid's in the evening.
Long-sleeved top: Secondhand but originally George at Asda (0-3 months)
Dungarees: TU at Sainsburys (3-6 months)
Tights: TU at Sainsburys (0-6 months)


Thursday
A big day out at Bristol Balloon Fiesta today with Grannie, Taid and my brother.
Bodysuit: Secondhand but originally Next (3-6 months)
Dress: Secondhand but originally Next (3-6 months)
Tights: Lily and Dan at Aldi (3-6 months)


Friday
A quiet daytime but an exciting evening out at the fairground in Bath with both sets of grandparents and my brother.
Long-sleeved top: Secondhand but originally M&Co (0-3 months)
Trousers: Mothercare (3-6 months)
Socks: Florence and Fred at Tesco (0-3 months) plus red Sock Ons to keep them on!


Saturday
Most of the day was spent in just a nappy but we did do a quick trip out in the early evening.
Dress: Mothercare (3-6 months)


Sunday
Someone didn't want to pose for a photo! It was far too exciting trying take off shoes and eat them. We took a picnic into Victoria Park in Bath to see the last day of the fair and watch them packing away.
Hat: Secondhand but originally TU at Sainsburys (6-12 months)
Dress: Secondhand but originally Cherokee at Tesco (6-12 months)
Shoes: TU at Sainsburys (0-3 months)
Nappy: Secondhand but originally Tots Bots



How's your week been?
 


Full credit goes to Helen from Treasure Every Moment - her 'week of style' post with daughter, Isabella inspired me to do the same with Lily :-)

Friday, 12 August 2016

This Little Big Life: Theatre Shows and Swimming Pools

This Little Big Life is a weekly link-up started by Sarah and Louise - all about capturing the little moments which make up a big life from the previous weekend.


Saturday was all about spending time at Auntie J's house in Cornwall, testing out the big girl's pushchair seat and sleeping through a duck-themed theatre show.





 


 
 


Sunday was all about deserted swimming pools, enjoying new toys and travelling home.






Pop over to Sarah's blog and Louise's blog to see what they got up to...


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

An Ikea Vlog Haul - Stuff for Adults and Children

Me a month ago: Think I'll make a little vlog thingy with Lily about the stuff we bought in Ikea. It shouldn't be too hard.

Me over the last few weeks: What the...? How can piecing together some basic video clips be so difficult? Everyone else makes it look easy! {begins to wonder if this means I'm now officially old and technology really is for the youngsters} (and the fact that I just used the word 'youngsters').


So I present to you, in all it's choppily-edited, baby-squawking, West Country accent glory - What we bought in Ikea (complete with it's incredibly catchy clip title). A video so out of date that Lily is now a month older and we've already started on solids. There's also two things we bought which didn't fit very well in the video hence the two random extra clips below - all very professional I'm sure you'll agree.





Here's what we bought in case anyone's interested...

Varvind vases, pack of two, £3 on the website (ours were pink vases and were on offer at £1 or 90p to Ikea Family members instore)
Sommar napkins, pack of 30, blue, 45p (to Ikea Family members, 50p to everyone else)
Sommar napkins, pack of 30, red, 45p (to Ikea Family members, 50p to everyone else)
Patrull drawer/cupboard catch, pack of 5, £150 (to Ikea Family members, £2.50 to everyone else)
Chosigt ice lolly maker, £2
Kalas coloured bowls, pack of 6, 90p
Kalas coloured plates, pack of 6, 90p
Bestaende soap dispenser, £4
Smarta oven/serving dish, £4.50
Slaende gift wrap, pack of 3, £4
Mytisk gift wrap, £1.25
Brada laptop support, £2.90
Signe rug, £1.90 on the website but it was £1.75 instore
Slakting box, £6
Soligt cushion, £6
Fjadermoln cushion, £6
Flisat book display, £15
Laskig glove puppet, £5
Leka playmat, £25
Antilop highchair, £13
Pyttig supporting cushion for highchair, £6


So spill all, how do you lot make it look so easy? Any editing tips and tricks I should know about?
 
 

Monday, 8 August 2016

Meal Plan Monday: 8th August 2016


Linking up with Dee's 'Meal Plan Monday'


This is what the week looks like food-wise...

Monday - Breakfast of rice crackers, dairy-free cream cheese and low salt ham for both me and Lily. We're then off out for a picnic with NCT friends and I'm going to pop into Marks & Spencer to see what nibbles I can find. Dinner will be leftover picnic bits and a shared bag of chips!

Tuesday - We're going to try some dairy-free yogurt for breakfast, teamed up with slices of apple as dippers. Lunch I'm not sure about, we might have a baked potato or we might see what bits there are in the freezer. For dinner, I'm going to attempt to make pizza using a recipe from Gill Rapley's Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.

Wednesday - I'm a member of a few baby led weaning groups on Facebook and someone recommended mashing bananas with porridge oats and then baking them to make super quick and easy flapjacks so I thought I'd give that a go for breakfast. Lunch is going to be picnic food as we're heading into my workplace for their annual outdoors get-together. In the evening we're visiting Carter's Steam Fair in Bath so we'll probably get something there.

Thursday - We're going to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta today so breakfast will just be some toast. The rest of the day will be whatever we find out and about!

Friday - I'd like to try and make some savoury breakfast muffins but I'll have to see if I get time. In the afternoon, we're heading back into Bath to visit the vintage fair with my mum, dad and brother so dinner might be at the fair or we might find a pub.

Saturday - We'll probably just have some cereal as we're going to have our main meal lunchtime (a pasta with veg dish) - we're spending the late afternoon and evening at Carter's so will grab some food out.

Sunday - Will be pretty much the same as Saturday!


Anyone planning on eating anything nice this week?
 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Styling the Little One (27 weeks old)

What have we been up to this week?


Monday
Off out to a pop-up vintage tearooms with the rest of our NCT friends and their babies - when we arrived, we realised all of us had dressed the little ones in stripes so we took the opportunity to take some group photos :-)
Long-sleeved top: Secondhand but originally from M & Co (3-6 months)
Leggings: Mothercare (3-6 months) - similar here


Tuesday
Swimming in the morning followed by a lazy afternoon.
Dress: Secondhand but originally from Florence & Fred at Tesco (3-6 months)
Tights: Lily & Dan at Aldi (3-6 months)


Wednesday
A busy day today: an arts and crafts class in the morning (lots of messy play), a dance exercise class for me at lunchtime (a baby-friendly class) and then a Sensory Heaven session at a local children's centre. Needless to say, what she went out in first thing in the morning, was not the same thing she returned home in!
Tshirt: TU at Sainsburys (0-3 months)
Leggings: Secondhand but originally from George at Asda (0-3 months)


Thursday
A baby bounce session in the morning followed by a short journey to our local monthly sling meet to re-hire our fab Lenny Lamb sling.
Dress with bloomers: Secondhand but originally from George at Asda (3-6 months)
Tights: TU at Sainsburys (0-6 months)


Friday
A quiet morning but a busy afternoon travelling to Cornwall for a little weekend break. She was wearing a comfy sleepsuit for the day but managed to poo over it before I could take a picture.


Saturday
Off out for a walk round Newquay town and then a trip to an outdoor theatre performance in the evening (which she slept through most of).
Long-sleeved top: Secondhand but originally from TU at Sainsburys (0-3 months)
Dungarees: Nutmeg at Morrisons (3-6 months)
Tights: Lily & Dan at Aldi (3-6 months)


Sunday
More swimming! This time in a Newquay hotel which is open to non-residents and amazingly we had the whole pool to ourselves. Just a sleepsuit for today though - easy to put on and off for swimming and comfy for travelling home in.
Sleepsuit: TU at Sainsburys (3-6 months)



How's your week been?
 


Full credit goes to Helen from Treasure Every Moment - her 'week of style' post with daughter, Isabella inspired me to do the same with Lily :-)
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