Category Archives: Baby T

about a boy

Lucas, on the eve of your first day of school. I write about you, my darling boy, and I could fill pages upon pages. You can be infuriating, challenging, frustrating. You are kind, thoughtful, inquisitive, clever. You teach us how … Continue reading

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savouring the moment

I was talking with a friend last week, whose eldest daughter starts primary school this month. I asked her the usual questions – how are you feeling about it? will you miss her? – and her reply really got me … Continue reading

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the brown-eyed boy who changed my world for good

Last week our eldest child turned three. Every parent says it – I can’t believe how quickly time passes now that I have children. I’m concurrently waiting impatiently for whatever phase they’re going through to pass, and wanting time to … Continue reading

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play challenge #3: apps

Lucas really loves playing with my iPad and we have several games for him, mainly CBeebies and Lego-based. At his playschool review last week, I learned that the EYFS includes a technology component so I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

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play challenge #2: snow day

Outside Last week we had some pretty serious snow falling, and it actually stuck for a change. It’s usually much too wet here for snow to stick, but we had a couple of inches fall in a short period. Of … Continue reading

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play challenge #1: water

This year I’d like to do more organised play with Lucas. Too often I find myself at a loss as to how to entertain him, and falling back on the TV or his toys. I have so many ideas Pinned, … Continue reading

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twinfaces

These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all:

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lucas’s birth story

I wrote this not long after Lucas was born, but I realised I hadn’t shared it on here yet. It’s not as positive a story as the twins’ birth, but I think it’s important to share because that day, almost … Continue reading

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you three

When I look at you three, I want to stop time. I am all too aware of how quickly it passes, and what it can cost to take moments for granted. I want to take a mental picture, to freeze … Continue reading

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“stop! we’ve forgotten one of the babies!”

Words from a really fantastic, affectionate, patient, loving big brother. “I really love them.” “He’s trying to touch me!” “Aww. They are gorgeous.” “Where are my babies?” “Mummy, you have got a baby on your arm.” “Where is Jake? Where … Continue reading

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