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The Ordinary Moments [W/ending 25th Jan 2015]

I've decided that I want to take more photos - yes, that is actually possible! ;) And that I want to document those photos more, I don't want them just living on my iMac anymore in my iPhoto library collecting dust. I have been doing lots of pinning lately on pinterest and am feeling so inspired by memory keeping that I have even set up a new board dedicated to ways I can keep memories. I've seen 'Project Life' floating about on Pinterest and on one of my favourite bloggers - Amy's site and I'm seriously considering starting it, though I've heard it's not cheap. But anyway, with all of this in mind I've decided to link up with another of my favourite bloggers, Katie, and start doing more posts like this one, so that I can look back in time and remember the ordinary things we do as a family from day to day. Here's a look at our weekend..

Ethan playing with his Duplo. His Daddy is massively into Lego and so we are trying to get Ethan into Duplo - it seems to be working. He has a big tub that he'd just tipped all over the floor here. 


I'm actually standing on my bed to take this photo using the mirror above the bed. Our full length mirror is in the wardrobe behind and it doesn't have very good light. Bump turns 19 weeks tomorrow! I'm nearly half way already!

This week we've struggled to get Ethan to nap. He has a cold and he doesn't want to go to bed because of it. He looks quite happy here, but that's only because he was absolutely knackered and I'd made him laugh. He spends most attempted nap times and bed times screaming for an hour whilst we sit there trying to comfort him. He napped Saturday and Sunday but only for an hour. Where as usually it'd be 3-4 hours. 


Ethan thinking I can't see him hiding under the table!

Sunday looked like this: Duplo everywhere!

Ethan is obsessed with this book lately! He spends ages looking at all the pictures and has just started pointing things out if we ask him where different things are. 

Ethan always has a different book read to him before nap/bed time. He loves this one but keeps trying to pull all of the 3d flap parts out!

 My sweet girl Sooty, she always looks so unimpressed in photos, haha! ;)

I filled this out today. I love collecting all the different Bounty packs!

After our shopping came and we had lunch (soft boiled egg with soldiers for Ethan and beans on toast for me), I made pink smoothies, which were very tasty!


More Duplo!

Some of our shopping delivery - I'm trying to be more healthy this week.. Though I did buy a pack of mini eggs which you can't see - it's got to be done! ;)

This week work started on our front garden. Before this we had overgrown bushes that covered part of our driveway (the previous house owners didn't take care of it at all). And there was tons of garden waste where all the mud is and it looked awful. It still doesn't very look nice, so we've decided to splash out and have the tree taken away, the wall knocked down, gravel put down and then the grass taken back and then shaped off with sleepers. This way we should be able to fit my car on the driveway too and it will look much nicer - hopefully!

[There are no pictures of Adam in this weeks ordinary moments, purely because I only decided to start taking part today and he is working.]





 


18 comments

  1. Ohh I love collecting bounty packs too :) I think Emmas diary does a 'late pregnancy' one for 27 weeks+ so I'll have to go and pick that up soon :)

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    1. They're great aren't they?! Oo I hadn't heard of that one!xx

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  2. A weekend covered in Duplo sounds perfect - and remarkably like our house! My top tip is to tip it all out onto a blanket and then when you want to put it away you can just pick up the corners and pour.

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    1. That is an amazing tip! Thank you!! Will have to try this! xx

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  3. Makes me rather nostalgic for the pregnancy days, I quite enjoyed those packs too. Hope Ethan is feeling better soon and back to napping. Our little man just dropped his nap (as we've said goodbye to the dummies) and it's quite the adjustment! xx

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    1. Yeah I'm struggling to fit everything in with Ethan napping so little, it's pretty tough xx

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  4. Lovely week. I'm still thinking if I should participate in it. Haven't decided yet as we do so little.

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  5. Gorgeous photos! And you are looking great - lovely bump! I love getting the Bounty packs although they were permanently out of stock in my area so I missed out this time :-(

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  6. Ah I loved this Alex, I love getting a little snippet into your weekend- make sure you do it again! These are my favourite kind of posts. Your bump is just beautiful- you really are glowing, which I know is a cliche to say it, but it's true! And I love how light and bright your photos are. Just gorgeous. I want your front room, it looks like it has a lot of natural light. ;) x

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  7. I love your collection of photos and am envious of the light in your home. I love a project and your front garden will be lovely when it's finished. Ethan under the table is so cute! x

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  8. Oh! I so hope Ethan starts napping properly again soon - the poor boy! It's distressing and it's so nice to get some rest. Duplo is brilliant! x

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  9. The bounty packs are exciting arent they and some useful wee bits in them too. Always handy for new babys! I hope Ethan goes down better for his naps this week {I say this as Annabelle is currently fighting naptime too!} so good luck! x

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  10. Your bump looks so beautiful! I'm 25 weeks now and have gone from cute bump to big bump!! Lovely pictures! Xx

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  11. Sooty looks identical to my fur baby, Maggie! xx

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  12. I love your photos. The one of your little boy under the table is especially cute. xx

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  13. Lovely home and stunning bump! wow a 3-4hour nap. I need one of those!! ;) x

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  14. Ahhh so gorgeous Alex. I love ordinary moments. Your photos are stunning too. Half way there with bump already I can't believe how fast it's going. I wish you lived closer I would love you to teach me camera skills. lol Your photos are always so extremely light and airy and I LOVE that in photos yet I can never achieve it. lol Glad you are joining in ordinary moments it's a great way to love the little moments as much as the big ones! :)

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  15. Stunning photography as always, you look so beautiful with your baby bump. I'm late catching up with last weeks comments (issues with the internet) but I'm so glad I stopped by #ordinarymoments

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