10 things we’ve learnt in our first year as parents

10 things we’ve learnt in our first year as parents

Now that we've safely made it to a year of parenting, even though we have a long winding path ahead of us, we thought we'd share our 10 things we've learnt in our first year as parents. 1 - There is nothing in the world that can prepare you for becoming a parent. Owning a pet, keeping a plant alive or looking after someone else's child, doesn't come close to the reality of that first frightening moment when you get home from the hospital with your first child and look at your partner…continue reading →
Monkey Turns One – Our day out

Monkey Turns One – Our day out

After M's fantastic space party, we had high expectations for his actual birthday. The day before, we spent the afternoon in Toys R Us buying last minute presents. M has recently had a huge developmental growth and was really bored of the toys he had. We made sure we bought plenty of noisy toys that required him to practice his motor skills and also lots of books we could all read together. We spent the evening wrapping and getting his presents ready for the morning and then we made sure we got to…continue reading →
Space Party – Monkey Turns One

Space Party – Monkey Turns One

When C and I decided we were going to throw M a space party for his 1st Birthday, I took to Pinterest and started pinning every image related to throwing a space party. We knew we wanted to make his party special, even if he wouldn't remember it. At least we will have the memories saved here for him. We invited some close friends and family and C's Mum hired the local village hall for us. It was a little on the big side, but with some imaginative dividing of space with chairs,…continue reading →