Lily

Lily
Lily Tessa

Photography

Photography
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Archer

Archer
Archer Leo

Sensory Tray play - Christmas Edition





What you will need:
  • Polystyrene balls (safer option would be fake snow packets available from hobbycraft, amazon etc)
  • Decorative pieces - (ours were from a mixture of places including ikea, hobbycraft, bear & rose)
  • Your imagination!
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Week in Pictures #57





Last week of school & indoor play 
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Week in pictures #56



frosty walks, electric blankets and lockdown 2.0
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Week in Pictures #55 - Half Term




Half term walks, halloween and a whole heap of party food
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Birthday girls






Half term saw the girls turn one and eight and although covid put pay to any bigger birthday plans we may have had we still managed to have a nice few days celebrating! 

Ivy's birthday actually fell on the last day of term so we had a bit of one on one time with her whilst L & A were at school.  There wasn't much to do options wise what with the rubbish weather and the whole of Leeds teetering on the brink of tier 3, in fact the day itself was pretty symbolic of how her entire first year on earth has been - stuck at home with little to do thankyouverymuchcorona, but she enjoyed playing with her new toys and having an entire cake to herself so it wasn't all bad. 

At one years old Ivy is a treasure. 

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Week in Pictures #54



rope swings, stair climbing and negative covid tests
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Week in Pictures #53



Autumn chill, back to school and muddy walks
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Week in Pictures #52



School transition days, first teeth and some September sunshine
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Ivy's 10 month update





Little Ives, your growing! My last baby at double figures.

Ar this point you've spent more of your life in some form of a lock down than out. We've missed out on those messy play groups, baby sign language classes, mum and baby coffee dates and a whole heap more. But we've also had more un-interrupted one on one at home time than I've ever had with any of my babies before and that's pretty damn special in itself. 
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Week in Pictures #51



Goodbye Summer
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Brother let me be your shelter


Here we are approaching the end of the longest hardest and strangest six months I think any of us have had to go through. 

It's been shit really hasn't it. Really really fucking shit. 
I can't think of any other ways to describe it. 

I feel like I really started off lock down with purpose. Of course it was a shock to the system for me like it was to everybody, but almost straight away I found myself sticking to the mantra of 'when are we EVER going to have this opportunity to spend so much un-infiltrated time with our children and partners again?' 
Lockdown was put in to place and the sea's became less polluted. Animals came out from hiding. and we as a nation became un affected by lifes daily distractions, the same distractions that have consumed us for as long as we can remember. Life had come to a stop. But we had each other and all we had to do was follow the rules and remain in our houses until things eased up. There was always a light at the end of the tunnel.


Then in May our lives changed forever. 
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Week in Pictures #50


As long as I got you n me, moving through this world as a two man team. I'll always have everything I need
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Week in Pictures #49


In which the world keeps spinning. 
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Week in Pictures #48


The sunshine makes everything better.
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Week in pictures #47


Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
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Week in pictures #46 - In which lock-down life continues



Often you will not know the value of a moment, before it becomes a memory.
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Ivys 6 month Update


Monthly updates are something I did with both Archer and Lily and something I was intending to do with Ivy also. I found it so interesting looking back on the updates and seeing what stage each of the kids were at and when and so its a bit of a bummer that I didn't manage to keep it up this time around. But we're in the middle of a pandemic right now - my brain is pretty friend up there. I'm cutting myself some slack.

So here's where you're at at six months Ivy Willow.

Six freakin months..
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Week in Pictures #45 - Quarantine day what?


and as the saying goes; this too shall pass
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Life lately: Where we're at


You hear about story tellers getting writers block. Well believe it or not it can happen to the casual blogger too! Who knew?

It’s not just been a couple of weeks of writing block for me now, it’s been coming up to a year. 
A statistic that kind of shocked me when I looked to see how long it had actually been. 
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Week in pictures #43 - Christmas hols

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20.12.19 - 06.01.20

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