Thursday, 23 April 2015

No-Tech Sunday #1

Harvey admiring his flower collection
Some days I feel we let technology take up too much of our time. Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, TV, and mainly our phones!

So I am going back to old school. Well for a day anyway. No-Tech Sunday is a day when no technology is allowed. You can be as strict or flexible as you want. Either absolutely no technology or maybe just no using the phone or computer for a day. You will be amazed how much technology takes up your time when you can be enjoying the real world! For me, that means spending time with my boys and not-so-fun dishes and laundry.
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Reality - 7.15pm Jetlag

This one is from back in January. I am still going through all my photos and will be doing a monthly round up of unseen photos. I came across this one and it just sums up our bedtime routine. NON-EXISTENT!

We have just come back from NZ. The house is a real mess from days of unpacking and the wrong one is still awake. You can just see Harvey behind the husbands legs.

Friday, 17 April 2015

The Reality - Teething Blues

It is 11.30am, Seb has fallen asleep on the kitchen floor. His last molars are coming out. So far I can see only 1. He couldn't even manage his Pom Bear so it must be bad! Right now I don't care what he eats, as long as he eats.

I hope this doesn't make Seb an even more fussy eater. At the moment he only wants milk. The times he does try to eat, he would cry and put his hand to his mouth. But he would try again as he must be really hungry.

Seb used to take teething powder like a little junkie but now just showing him a packet would make him run out the door. And I hate forcing them to take medicine. It is too cruel and it usually results in them throwing up everywhere.

So far it has been a week of grumpiness, refusing to eat or take medicine, waking through the night (I have makeshift beds in each of the boys rooms) fevers, a vest of red rashy spots, puke on the couch and one very grumpy, 2 cups of coffee before 12, mummy.

Really hope this ends soon!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Reality - Nap Time

When Harvey naps he really naps. He fell asleep in the buggy around 3.30pm. I had to wake him around 5.30pm. Pulled him out of the buggy and put him on the couch. This photo was taken around 6pm! Will be paying for this tonight.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Reality - Dinner Stand Off

What do you do when he even refuses your "go-to" meal? Seb did eat it but, an after an hour dinner stand off. I think it is a combination of teething and a cold. Always something happening with them!

Also linking up with #livingarrows at Shutterflies 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Little Honest Photo

Here, Seb is having a late afternoon nap. Obviously he didn't want to, hence the lonely teardrop. Anyone else have trouble getting their little ones to nap?

Life is hard enough being a parent without things like Pinterest boards full of perfect parenting. So I have created a Linky for honest moments. They don't have to be perfect photos. Just photos you love.
Moments you don't love. Things that make you happy, mad or sad. Post up once a week, twice a week or whenever you have a moment.

Mummy and Me - How not to take a Mummy and baby photo!

I prefer to be behind the camera. I cannot stand to look at photos of myself. It is the same feeling you get when you hear your voice on a recording. Cringe.

But I don't want to look back and wish there were more photos of me and my boys. So this is a great linky for me to do. It is called Mummy and Me by the lovely Nicola from Life Through My Eyes. Who by the way makes it look easy! Love her March photo!

Anyway, I knew the boys would not sit still so I thought I would just let them do their thing and play. First I tried getting a photo of us on the couch. But as you can see above, I look like a numpty.