As some of you may know, our son is OBSESSED with cars, and we do whatever makes him happy. So back in April, we took him to a Motor Museum. I know, this post is so so so late, but it was an amazing trip and a must go! Especially if you have a toddler who is infatuated with cars. There was so much to see and do. Lucas couldn't believe his eyes. As a matter of fact, our son was in car heaven. He even tried to break the glass to get these small display cars, LOL.
I'm not sure if he will ever remember this event, but I think at this age, it's important that the Mister and I make memories with him. It's something for us to look back on and show him when he is a little bit older. He's not going to be a toddler for long, so we want him to experience the best of EVERYTHING.
I'll write all about the Beaulieu Abbey / Palace House & Gardens in another post. Just know that it was PERFECT.
this is him trying to run away from them, but his shoe came off & he was shouting 'mammy, mammy, shoee....shoe....' LOL
my son has a history of going to feed the ducks, but instead of actually feeding them - he eats the bread for himself. he has been doing this ever since he could crawl. these ducks weren't happy with him, so one of them stole his cheesy crackers that he had in his other hand. he tried to leg it because things didn't work out as he had planned, and his shoe came off.. he was shouting me, to come and help him, but first...i just had to take a picture - as you do. i think he's learned a valuable lesson here: don't mess around with these ducks. they are as serious about food, as you are.
how cute is this denim jacket? it's from my friends 22 month old son, who has outgrown it.
How do you feel about hand-me-downs clothes? When I was pregnant with my son, my mum, sister, aunt, MIL, and cousins wanted to give me their baby clothes. At the time.. I kindly said no, just because the mister and I wanted to buy him everything brand new, plus I'm VERY picky with what kind of clothes *I* wanted my son to wear. Sadly, he didn't get to wear everything we bought him, as he was growing so fast, and he still is.. So that's probably why I feel like I'm constantly buying him new clothes. I go into town for myself, and end up shopping for my son. That's a mum thing, right?
I think we can all agree on when it comes to buying children's clothes (depending on where you shop) it can be very expensive. I don't go crazy on designer clothes, in fact, I avoid it - 'cause I honestly don't see the point. (Sorry Instagram!) If you have the money, then great! Go for it! But I literally can't imagine spending so much money on something he's going to outgrow by next week. It'll hurt my heart... Or maybe I'm just tight. Lol!
I have no problems with hand-me-downs. I never did. If anything, it's the best thing ever. My friends and family will always let me know that they have clothes for my son, and nearly all of their clothes are usually from places where I would normally shop (baby Gap, TK MAXX, H&M, Next, Zara..etc) their clothes are so cute - and most of which their kids have never worn before. If it's something that I dont like, I pass it on to someone else, or donate it. I have even offered to buy it from them, but they refuse... So I'm grateful for my sweet friends and family who are thinking of me and willing to pass on their children's clothes to me....uhm, I mean, my son.
It doesn't always have to be clothes either, i also go into charity shops sometimes and buy books, wooden toys, and all of that jazz.
Also... If your pregnant friend or family member refuses your hand me downs, don't worry, they're not being a snob. They'll understand sooner or later that it's the best thing EVER.
I know i haven't been blogging these past couple of weeks but the truth is - i haven't been feeling motivated to blog. I'm not sure why, because I've got so many posts to write about, but I just can't force myself to blog, as blogging is something that I enjoy. And I would like it to stay that way.
So since the weather was nice today, I took my bean child out for a walk, after he had his nap. We both needed a change of scenery, because we both haven't been feeling very well, lately. Teething sucks, and so does headaches, and bellyaches. However, I do have a baby to entertain, plus he loves exploring the outdoors... So some fresh air is exactly what we both needed. Besides, it's pretty much spring now. It didn't get dark until about 6ish! I'm so looking forward to Summer! It really needs to hurry up!
This little bean takes our breath away. We are so proud of his personal progression at nearly 18 months. He's learning quite a lot, and kind of started talking in sentences, that just about makes sense to us. It's still crazy to me that he can communicate in two different languages, that he has been exposed to since birth. I find it extremely amusing when he sometimes goes to his Daddy and tries to speak to him in my native tongue. The mister is also slowly learning, haha! We're also going into week 2 of him not taking a pacifier. He's getting used to it, and doesn't seem bothered, whatsoever.
It's been great catching up on some of my favourite bloggers. I feel like I need to start taking this a little more serious, so over the weekend... I'll be sorting out some dates that I'll be posting. I just need to be consistent with it, that's all. That's of course if life doesn't take over!
I've noticed everyone is under the weather. Hope you've all been keeping well, and warm!