Archive for September, 2011

Miss A’s 1st Day

Miss A’s 1st Day

| September 29, 2011 | 4 Comments

Miss A has only just turned 2 and it came as a complete surprise to me that she could start preschool. My Eldest, Miss N started when she was just about to have her 3rd birthday…and she pushed me out of the door. She was so ready to have fun on her own. I was dreading Miss A’s reaction to put it mildly.

I love my daughter dearly, she has brought much fun and laughter to our family, having such a big age gap (7 years) I had forgotten some of the absolute joy of having a toddler.

With that joy though, comes tantrums and frustration as they struggle to get themselves understood. I’m not even going to go into potty training!

Well this is a big moment for both us I think. Here are some of the photographs I took on the first morning:

Cheese!

Both of my girls, I am so proud!

I love my big sister.

Mummy...how big is this T-Shirt?! Me 'You'll grow into it'

She really is a minx…you can see that right?

Me and my big girl!

Get off me....giggle!!

I stayed on this first session, and it all went without any hitch.

They have a snack stop which is open for around 45 mins in the morning. The table was full when Miss A decided she wanted a snack, so had to wait on a seat in a queue. She hilariously shuffled her chair and squeezed herself in a gap not once but twice!!

Her favourite thing was definitely the sand and playing outside in the garden.

I did it Mummy!

My little girl, really is growing up!

Thank you for reading

theanamumdiary x

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Handmade Thursday

Handmade Thursday

| September 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Unfortunately I have been too busy to even think about making anything recently. Family life has to take priority, and there has been so much happening that I have not really had that much time for myself.

However whilst we were away in London at the weekend, the break was fabulous and very needed! I did visit Liberty and got lots of inspiration, I am very sorry to say I have never been before. But I think from now on, if I ever get down to London, it will be the 1st place on my list. I fell head over heels in love! Though not a lot of handmade items, lots of inspiration for things I would like to make. I did buy a Christmas craft book too, and have resolved to try to have a handmade Christmas again this year…with a sprinkle of vintage thrown in.

So today I have decided to show you another of the paintings that I have. This one is by my sister-in-law.

It is of Miss N, when she was around the same age as Miss A is now.

Here is a close up, click on image to enlarge:

I love it, the colour of her hair is perfect.

Just for fun here is a picture of Miss A……can you see the resemblance?

So that is my contribution to handmade Thursday. I hope to be able to do a post on making a dream catcher next week.

If you have anything handmade you would like to showcase, then please do by following the link to White Lily green You can also see lots of other handmade items. So please get involved!
Inspire Me Beautiful

Thank you for reading

theanamumdiary x

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

| September 25, 2011 | 9 Comments

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Life is precious

Life is precious

| September 20, 2011 | 13 Comments

Life is precious.

I have had a wake up call today.

I needed it.

I have a confession. I take my life, love and family for granted, it almost as if I see clearly now.

“When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren’t grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

-Cynthia Ozick

I’m not different to any one else I know, but feel as if the invisible veil has been lifted.

I need to keep focused on my goals.

Life is precious.

theanamumdiary x

The vintage print is from the Graphics Fairy (vintage images and crafty projects)

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