Phoebe went for a little evening walk on 2 April 2017 and this is it she really has nailed it this time. Excuse the huge vest – they’re too big for her. This was the day it was really warm and sunny though and it was just before her bedtime so that’s why she looks like a scruff.
Our dog Charlie.
He’s bouncy and fun but he loves this one just as much as she loves him. They really are like best friends.
When I was pregnant we took him to the dogs trust with the view of giving him up because I worried so badly about how bouncy he’d be round a newborn and how he’d cope with all her toys around and not chewing everything in sight like he always has but the best decision we ever made was to give him a chance. And he’s seriously like a different dog since she’s been here and since we moved to the beach. Yeah he has his silly moments still but he’s calm, placid and absolutely adores her. He’s never touched a single toy of hers because he knows his boundaries now. If this isn’t love I don’t know what it. It’s good to give hugs. Always. It’s my favourite thing and I know it’s Phoebe’s too! 🐝🐶💛
Woah! How quick does a year go. It felt like only yesterday we were enjoying my first mother’s day and now here we are on our second. And again, like last year, it didn’t disappoint. I got some lovely gifts from my little Bee and we had a wonderful day spent at Kent Life, which is an attraction in Maidstone that has lots of farm animals and tractor rides etc and then not very glamorous but 100% perfect was dinner at Nandos. I love being a mummy SO much. It’s the best feeling in the world.
For Christmas 2016 I got a surprise holiday to Morocco. Most people would be over the moon at a present like this but my immediate reaction was our safety because of recent world events and going away without my darling Phoebe.
I felt ungrateful and because I also hate flying i just felt dread. Why couldn’t I have a normal present. Of course, i know i was being silly and i didn’t mean to sound the way I did i was just worried.
But when the holiday came it was OK. I had a little tear after we left Phoebe at Nana and Gramps and then i was just focused on the flight. But as soon as we arrived, it we felt safe, I felt at ease, I was in constant contact with Phoebe and i started to relax. We only went away for a four days but they felt like the longest four days ever.
And I got these lovely photos half way through the mini break of Phoebe riding on her bike and helping to cut the grass.
Just a month after Little Bee took her first steps she started showing off around one of our favourite places – Wildwood. She loves seeing all the animals and now she can explore even more because she can walk to her heart’s content.
We love going to Wildwood, we have the annual membership and it means that when we’re at home and there’s nothing to do then we can just pop down the road and know that it will be a fun two hours seeing bears, deers, wild cats, reindeers and lots of other woodland and forest animals. Plus there’s a play area at the end that Phoebe just LOVES. Especially the slide.
I feel like a bad parent sometimes when I whip Snapchat out to keep Phoebe quiet but she literally loves it. And as she’s growing up in a completely different world to what I had as a kid I don’t feel too bad…she is part of the digital revolution. As soon as the dog filter comes on she sticks her tongue out, it’s the cutest. And when you get to play it with your older sister it seem so much more fun. Here’s some more of our Snapchat fun…
And with first steps it has to be done…my first shoes.
On the Saturday after Phoebe started walking we took her to Maidstone to the Golden Boot to get her feet measured and her first proper pair of shoes. She was a size 4G!
Now she has started taking those first steps, even though it’s early days, I want to encourage her to wear shoes and walk as much as possible. She doesn’t normally sit still for 5 minutes even so I think she might be quite an active child and as we live so close to the beach I’m hoping she’ll be quite ‘outdoorsy’
and then away she went… We tried on a couple of different pairs of shoes but we went with these cream and spotty canvas ones! (CREAM, what was I thinking!) Oh well I’ve been told she’ll grow out of them within a couple of months so we’ll then be onto another pair!