The twiglets are five! I still can hardly believe it really – where has the time gone?! At the moment we’re still in some sort of semi-lockdown limbo state, which meant no party this year. But we tried really hard to make sure the twigs still had a lovely birthday to remember 🙂
I wrote a little letter for my twins’ fifth birthday, so I thought I’d share it 🙂
This week we went on a search for pretty wildflowers. A friend had posted some lovely photos on her Instagram of a field of those giant daisies (I forget what they’re called!) They looked so lovely and were quite near us so we decided to head there and check them out.
Have your kids seen the second Trolls film – Trolls World Tour – yet? We rented it on Amazon for a couple of days near the start of lockdown, and the twigs are OBSESSED! Their 5th birthday is coming up so of course we have got them some Trolls goodies. So I just thought I’d share a little round-up of some of the best Trolls World Tour gift ideas for kids that are out there at the moment. (Don’t worry – we did NOT buy all of these for the twiglets haha!!!)
The other day I took H out by himself – just the two of us. And it was so lovely, it got me thinking. Spending one on one time with our twins has always been something we’ve struggled with. There are so many reasons why it only seems to ever happen very rarely. But it’s so nice when it does happen, and I also think it’s really important for children, particularly siblings and twins or multiples. So we’re determined to make sure one on one time with our twins happens more often!
This week I’ve totally had enough of lockdown. To be fair, I’m not even sure if we’re really in lockdown anymore, are we? I suppose we’re in a sort of limbo, while the lockdown is gradually being lifted. But anyway, as much as there have been some really lovely things about lockdown, it has been a flipping long time now hasn’t it?!
I’ve been wanting to get the twiglets some personalised books for ages, but just never quite got round to it. So I was thrilled at the opportunity to work with Wonderbly. We were sent some Wonderbly personalised books to review, and here is what we thought! 🙂
This week has been much the same as previous weeks for us. I’m still feeling pretty anxious about the easing of lockdown. So, despite the restrictions lifting further, we’ve been staying local and most of the time still staying at home. The only difference was that we did try meeting some of our wider family with social distancing in place.
This post *may be a bit of a rant… (*it definitely will be!) The other day, I watched a TV programme called ‘Britain’s Best Parent.’ And I found it infuriating, damaging, toxic and quite frankly, a load of utter balls. I’ve been stewing on it since so I thought I’d just quickly write down the issues I have with this show.
If you have two or more children, they will most likely have spent more uninterrupted time with their siblings than ever before over the past few months in lockdown. I’ve found it really special to watch how the bond between the twiglets has grown and strengthened during this time.
Since the lockdown rules were relaxed slightly, we haven’t really changed what we’ve been doing all that much. Still staying at home the vast majority of the time and just heading out for the odd local walk. But a couple of times we have tried going a little further afield and travelling by car to go for a walk. And to be honest, both times I’ve just found it really stressful and anxiety-inducing. I wrote a post before about how I’m feeling anxious about lockdown ending. And as lockdown starts to ease, I feel like the thing I’m struggling with the most is going out.