Our first costume

A few weeks back I was stressing out about making LPV a recycling costume for nursery. Well after trolling pinterest, google and anything else I could find, we finally made one. Now as I said LPV isn’t one for dressing up, so I needed to make as simple as possible. I wanted to keep it as close ro recycled theme as possible. So here’s what we made………………………………..

Recycling Sir Topham hat

Recycling Sir Topham hat

His “Jacket” is made from a paper carrier bag, we made his tie and cuff from a weetabix box and his top hat is made from old boxes left over from moving! I had to put a Thomas spin on it so he’s agree to wear it. You would not believe how much bribery went into this photo!! It’s not a great costume, I know that. However at the risk of sounding like a non interested parent, I didn’t want to spend week on something that he wouldn’t even put on. However next year at big school we’ll pull out all the stops as apparently he enjoyed being dressed up with his friends!! Typical!!

June round up

As yesterday we hit July, it’s quite scary how quickly this year is going. I’ve been inspired by Atlantamumofthree by doing a review of the month of June through a few photo’s and a wee bit of writing…….

The good stuff

Well at the beginning of the month we went to Centre parcs right here in the Netherlands, it was Miss C’s first family holiday. It was lovely to get away just the four of us. LPV got to do the things he loves, swimming & running in the woods

Little fish

Little fish

We hit a milestone, a certain little miss turned 4 months

I could just eat her but I won't

I could just eat her but I won’t

Not only did I get a whole 48 hours away by myself but I got to fly home without children, enjoy a pleasant flight and get to spend my Mammy’s birthday with her

My lesuirely coffee at the airport

My leisurely coffee at the airport

Whilst I was at my parents, LPV got to meet Thomas the tank engine, EPD said he’d never seen him sit so still

Train heaven

Train heaven

Daddy got two lovely cards this year on Fathers day, we spent a great day at the aviodrome


He's the best Daddy

He’s the best Daddy

June included a lot of personal growth for me!!! I baked ALOT and i also made thisIMG_3790 IMG_3811 I also got LPV to eat Spinach pancakes by calling them Henry’s pancakes, THATS a huge thing in our house!!

However the biggest thing of all was our baby’s 3rd birthday!! Grandma & Granddad came form the UK and stayed for a whole & days which was great fun

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The Shit stuff

Thankfully not much shit stuff, apart from daddy being away for two weeks, luckily he was home for LPV’s party but unfortunately had to miss his birthday. Even more shit was the fact he was in Dubai without us, we would have loved to celebrate LPV’s birthday there too!!

So, that was our June, how was yours??




Another year

I remember it so clearly, the way he smelled, the way he looked at me with just one eye open, the feeling in my heart when I held him like I didn’t think I could ever love anything as much as did him. It’s so hard to believe that it was 3 years ago, now he tell me off for tapping my feet to the theme tune of Thomas & get well soon, now I laugh at his little sayings and the way he copies everything I say “Two Minutes Mammy, two minutes”. Where did the past 3 years go, my baby is growing up so fast I feel like if I blink I’ll miss so much, it’s just amazing how much changes in that period of time, he’s still so innocent  but no longer so fragile that your afraid that you might break him. So nights I watch him sleep before I go to bed, he’s an angel…in Elmo pyjama’s. This gush of love & warmth just washes over me and I completely forget the fact he told me to go away more times that I care to remember that day or the battle at dinner time that would make General Custer quake in his boots. He’s a wee personality on two legs, he’s making friends of his own, know’s how he likes things and doesn’t and really isn’t afraid to tell me when I’m not pushing Percy right on the train track. I love that he’s just excepted he’s no longer king of the castle and tell his baby sister that she’s the best girl in the world, that’s she’s beautiful and she’s an angel.

Yesterday we had a party, a “Thomas party” to be precise, his little eyes were practically popping out of his head. The blood seat & tears, 12 hours of baking the day before and complete cake disaster were all so worth it to just see how unbelievably happy he was, he thanked everyone who handed him a present, unwrapped them with gusto “Wow wee that’s beautiful”. “Thank you for coming to my party” he would say as everyone left, ok the mother of the child he pushed over probably doesn’t care to remember him as fondly but one child is personal growth, believe me. The crappy european weather outside didn’t dampen spirit and everyone had fun, someone shone down on us as we had a couple of hours of  grey but dry weather so the children could run & play.

Tomorrow its Peuterspeezaal party day, I’ve stuffed more party bags, I’m taking in ice cream to fit in with their summer theme, I can’t wait to see him in his little domain celebrating with all his buddies. I’ll leave you with a few photo’s of our great Thomas party

Happy Birthday buddy, I love you

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