Spring, Easter egg hunts and a party #littleloves

Spring, Easter egg hunts and a party #littleloves

We had a lovely long weekend for Easter, filled with Easter fun and lots of lovely memories. I worked Monday and then I’ve been home the rest of this week. We haven’t done all that much, a combination of our bathroom renovation still ongoing and school holidays so playgroup etc are not running. The bathrooms should be finished by tonight so I’m hoping we can decorate the upstairs one this weekend. I’m really looking forward to get back to normal! Although it won’t be for long as we really need to sort the nursery. I’m 30 weeks pregnant tomorrow.


I picked out a new book for me at the library yesterday. I’ve still not finished one I started last summer. I always put it down to lack of time or energy but perhaps if I was enjoying the book more then I would make time. I’ve loved all the books I’ve read by Laine Moriarty so I have high hopes.


My cousin has a 4 week old baby who we met for the first time at my mum’s 60th birthday party on Saturday. The ladybird asked if she could hold him and I watched as she sat with him on her lap smiling and stroking him. She was really good and did not act jealous at all when either me, my husband or my mum held him. I know it will be different when our baby arrives but I’m hopeful that the fact she loves babies so much will work in our favour. I also watched her running around with his big sister (2 years older than her). They played really well together to say they only see each other a couple of times a year.

TV wise I’m still behind with a lot but I did catch up with The night manager. As usual I loved it, sad that it has finished now. The ending wasn’t what I expected but I liked it. I also watched the spooks film one night (the first film I have watched in ages). I’m so glad we did not go to watch it at the cinema as it wasn’t that great.


The ladybird wore this gorgeous party dress on Saturday for the party. Seriously why do they not make it in my size?


This week the ladybird told me she really loves me for the first time. Don’t get me wrong she is very affectionate and a true mummy’s girl but she’d never said I love you to me. She also said it to my husband and also “te baby in mummy’s tummy”. She also came home from nursery on Tuesday asking if things were “grown up” such as when I said we had to go to a shop on he way home – “is it a grown up shop?” “are these grown up tiles?” (we had to pick up more tiles for the bathroom).


I made an Easter egg hunt for the ladybird on Sunday. It was lovely to watch her having so much fun hunting them down. She was very good and shared the eggs around with us and her grandparents.



Happy Easter x

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And lastly….

We stopped at The Yorkshire Sculpture park on the way to my parents on Friday. It was a gorgeous sunny day (can’t say the same for the rest of the bank holiday unfortunately) and I really wanted to see an exhibition that was only there until June. We love the Yorkshire Sculpture park and try to go once a year. I really wish we lived nearer. It’s about 30mins from my parents but we always have so much to fit in when we visit them. It’s a lovely mix of beautiful countryside with lots of room for children to run around and the statues. Some of the statues are permanent and others change 6-12 monthly. I’ve got lots more photos so hopefully I’ll do a full post soon.



  1. April 1, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Oh I love the dress I have never seen that in Marks before, if I had a choice of what my girls wore I would get them one!! I need a good book so let me know how you get on with three wishes. Have a lovely weekend xxx

    • April 5, 2016 / 6:45 pm

      I’d never seen it marks before either. I can recommend other books by Liane Morriarty so I have high hopes for this one.x

  2. April 1, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    That dress is gorgeous! I miss dressing my daughter up in cute little dresses (she’s 14 so she won’t let me anymore ha ha). That sculpture park looks great, don’t think I’ve seen anything like it elsewhere before. Enjoy your book, maybe you need to put your feet up more before the baby arrives so you get a chance to read it 😉 x

    • April 5, 2016 / 6:46 pm

      I love the sculpture park. I’m hoping to be able to put my feet up with a book soon! x

  3. April 7, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    That dress is so pretty! I love M&S for kids clothes.
    The Yorkshire Sculpture Park looks fab. I’ve seen so many great pictures of it and really want to go. Think we’ll venture over there next week in the holidays xx

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