Why hello June, the first month of a beautiful long hot summer I do hope
It is also the start of birthday season for me, Ben, Bella, plus ten more members of close family from June to August! Summer is always a fun and rather busy time!
May was pretty fab. Not as sunny as April, but still plenty of lovely hot days in among the rainy ones! It's also been a very busy month and just seemed to fly by, like they all do.
Personal family lifestyle blog diary - what we did in May 2015
New Rug from Homesense, Tall Ships, Wedding Fun & Cheese Rolling Flyer
We've continued with the garden & house interiors as much as possible. We saw lots of friends and family in May, which also included a wedding and a birthday party. Sadly we were unable to make it to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (next year hopefully), but did pop along to Gloucester Tall Ships and watched the Cheese Rolling (whilst enjoying a BBQ) from our house! The cheese rolling festival is a really crazy event and those taking part must be a little crazy too!
If you've not heard of it, YouTube or Google 'cheese rolling Gloucester'!
Bella enjoying her new bubble machine
One of the best things we bought was a bubble machine. Bella absolutely loves bubbles so it was a great buy. It blows out so many bubbles it fills the garden. It's magical to watch them all floating around and to see Bella so ecstatic!
I can't believe it, but Bella will be turning three tomorrow! It's come around so fast. We'll be off to Cotswold Wildlife Park next Saturday to enjoy a family day out. They have a large range of animals and a fantastic park with tree houses! You can also get up close to the giraffes which is my favourite part. It's a full day out and lots of fun, so I can't wait. We've been the past two years for mine & Ben's birthdays!
Bella is enjoying play school and definitely ready to start preschool in September. She absolutely loves playing with other children and learning, so it will be a fantastic environment for her. I know I'll treasure the time we do spend together even more.
Reuben's first night in his big cot
Reuben will be three months old this week. Wow! He's now the same size Bella was at 5-6 months and we moved him into his big cot two nights ago for the very first time. He has totally grown out of his Moses basket already! This means I've started rearranging the room and really making it his. He's doing great though, becoming more aware of his surroundings and interacting with us and his toys. I can even have a babbling conversation with him which is so cute!
Though I'm still being pretty shattered due to broken sleep(!), I am really enjoying my maternity leave and feel very content recently! It's such a great feeling to have. I'm also starting to feel happy about our house; more rooms are near completion and I now get to add decor to make them homely. It's nice to have my usual good health back now I'm no longer pregnant. It's also so wonderful to have completed our family and be a family of four. I feel very lucky and settled.
My blog posts have slowed down a little as Reuben is now only waking one or two times a night! Before he was waking at least every two hours so I used the time to write blog posts whilst he sleepily fed! I have lots of great ones coming though including my first raw chocolate recipe, peanut butter protein balls and a Toucan Box review so pop back soon.
May really was another great month. 2015 is definitely a great year so far :)
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