What Have We Been Up to This Week?
It has been another active week for us again, full to the brim of playdates, adventures and developments…. such as meeting Emma Bunton! How crazy?!
More about that in a moment. Firstly, we went to see my best friend and her baby Harry again, this time for a baking day. Call us crazy optimists, or just crazy, as we decided to embark on a trip to the supermarket, to make and eat lunch plus bake cookies and muffins, all in the space of four hours. Sounds like plenty of time, but the curfew was imposed by the hound like precision of Brighton and Hove’s parking enforcements so I couldn’t afford to go even a minute over my parking time* and we had 2 babies and a toddler in tow! We managed the supermarket, lunch, a tray of triple chocolate cookies but unfortunately I had to leave before the strawberry and banana muffins were finished.
The children were really well behaved, considering the circumstances.
Baby Harry, who is nine weeks, was the human equivalent to a yo yo due to being picked up and put down again multiple times by the two of us Mums.
My youngest George, who is six months, managed to put the fear of God into me when I couldn’t find him until I realised he had actually gotten himself underneath the coffee table.
And toddler Teddy, who is two and a half, kept himself busy by wheeling her vegetable trolley around the place and touching everything he could apart from the baking stuff! Just typical when you try and gear an activity especially towards their entertainment really isn’t it? They’d much rather be doing the things you don’t want them to do instead!
* Seriously though, the parking enforcement in the City of Brighton and Hove is beyond a joke now, and a true bug bear of mine. It’s overpriced, under spaced, high on restrictions and low on morality plus you can’t truly enjoy your day because you have to keep an eye on the clock and worry about getting a ticket if you run even two minutes over the time.
George is now crawling! Not perfectly but he is moving around the room alot independently and alternating between crawls and rolls to get to where he wants to be.
On Wednesday we had a home day as the weather was pants and I had work to catch up on. He spent the whole day teething, being weepy and disgruntled, leaving myself to feel as though ploughing my head through the wall would be a treat.
That evening, whilst PB and I sat eating our dinner whilst George played on the rug at my feet, the little gem suddenly took his first proper crawl across the carpet to get to his teething monkey toy! I grabbed my phone and filmed a snippet of him in action… just look at him go!
Friday saw me attend a promo event, in London, for a brand called Kit and Kin. Emma Bunton is the co founder, along with her friend Chris who they met through a mutual acquaintance. Together they have formed this amazing range of eco-friendly products that include biodegradable nappies, gentle creams and bath products for babies and even creams and oils for us Mummies too.
I was privileged enough to say hi to Emma and have a chat about it all, plus network with some fellow parenting and lifestyle bloggers, all whilst sipping rum cocktails and eating canapes. I vlogged the whole day so if you would like to see how the adventure unfolded, check out the full video over on Me, Being Mummy’s Youtube Channel here. A full review of the lovely Kit and Kin products they kindly gifted to me shall be up on the blog on Wednesday evening at 6pm so be sure you don’t miss it! Am having loads of fun trying the out already!
Additional information and findings from this week:
- Watching your baby teething really sucks. You throw anything you can at them to try and divert the attention from the pain they are feeling, but there are moments when nothing is good enough and you can only sit and cuddle them. It’s brutal for all involved!
- Teddy is his usual gentle and cheery self. PB took him and George to a farm whilst I was in London and, upon seeing a pen full of lamas, Teddy pointed and shouted to all who were present ‘Oh WOW! Daddy LOOK! A DINOSAUR!’. All we can credit that to is the fact that lamas have long necks…. oh the mind of a two year old. It’s a wonderful thing!
- I managed to navigate my way in and around London without getting lost. I was anxious about the whole travelling thing (trains just scare me, it’s all too quick and coordinated for a laid back village girl like myself) but I kept my cool, downloaded every useful app I could find on the Playstore and everything went without a hitch.
- I am still managing my time well, apart from being half an hour late for the baking day due to the fact our living room clock died and I didn’t realise. We now have a broken clock and a gazillion lightbulbs that need changing in the house. All on the to do list for this upcoming week!
- This weekend has been spent with my family. Saturday myself and my Mum took the boys to the supermarket and had a nice catch up and then today we have been helping my niece celebrate her 8th birthday at the lovely Tilgate Park. The brave thing has her ears pierced for her birthday and was a real trooper despite all the nerves.
How was your week? Let me know in the comments below!