Hello 2018 🍾

As Christmas is now over I thought I would finish 2017 with a blog talking about my most memorable moments of the past year.πŸŽ„

Christmas has been amazing, I’ve had so much fun celebrating it with family and friends and Ava’s enjoyed it so much this year! We have all been spoiled especially Ava.

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is year my most proudest moment was of course watching my baby girl grow into this beautiful 2 year old toddler! I can't believe how much of a little girl she has become, it's fascinating how much she can grow in the space of 1 year. She's talking so much now, she's becoming so independent, she's so loving and caring for others she's just incredible, I still sometimes can't believe she's mine ❀️

<<<bst thing that has happened this year is definitely buying our first home. We now have our own proper family home for Ava to grow up in and to build our family memories in for years to come. There is still so much we want to do so I am excited for the new year so we can start concentrating on the house more.

<<<bwelcomed 3 beautiful boys this year. Ava has 3 more boys to have as best friends to grow up with and look after her. Watching 2 of my best friends become mothers has been so special!

<<<bw snow for the first time in 2017, which will be something I will never forget. The excitement on her face when I let her run into the garden at 7am to see the snow was just amazing. We got to build snowmen and play outside as a family, it was a white December and such a special one ❄️

Taking Ava pumpkin picking was amazing, definitely a tradition for us now to do that every year in October, and this year was more special as we got to take the boys as well and do it with our closest friends πŸŽƒ

I could go on forever but they are the main memorable moments for this year, and I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings for me, my family and friends ❀️

HAPPY NEW YEAR 🍾❀️

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A White Christmas β„️

We have had the most amazing weekend….. it’s finally snowed in December! This never happens we have not had proper snow in so many years. It was especially special because Ava has never seen snow before.

I wish I would of filmed her first reaction when I took her to the window and first showed her the snow, she was amazed! It was incredible watching how excited she got, nothing makes December more special than having snow ⛄️

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n't think she would like it, she's very picky and doesn't like to be messy or wet like if she drops even a drop of water on herself she makes me change her she hates it! I thought once she went outside and realised how wet and cold it is she would hate it! To my surprise she absolutely loved it and helped me and friends make snowmen, we played outside for ages. It's been amazing ❄️

It’s been extra special also because Anthony actually managed to have a day off work due to them closing because of the snow. We rarely get days off together as it is let alone in December. We went on a snowy walk around our estate and we built a snowman with my dad, it was so much fun being able to do something festive together as a family and we created some amazing memories for Ava to look back at ❀️

As winter is my all time favourite season anyway and with how much I am already obsessed with Christmas this snow was such an added bonus! However I am hoping it’s melts slightly as I have lots of places to go and people to see before December ends and driving in snow with Ava gives me lots of anxiety! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

When we first bought this house I had a vision of cuddling on the sofa and watching the snow through our French doors, I can’t believe it has actually snowed it’s been amazing πŸŽ…πŸΌ I’m just even more excited for the rest of December πŸŽ„

This December is one we will remember forever- the December Ava first saw snow ❄️

HALLOWEEN πŸŽƒΒ 

We have had the best October celebrating Halloween this year, as I have mentioned in previous blogs I am obsessed with Halloween, I love decorating for it around my house and doing special Halloween inspired activities with Ava, it’s definitely more fun when you have a child! 


This October I have tried to do lots of different things with Ava, I bought her the peppa pig Halloween book to read Halloween stories (I like themed festive things if you couldn’t tell)  we have watched fun children Halloween programmes as well. We carved a bear on a pumpkin to go in her room which she loved, she kept pointing at it and going β€˜woooo’ she’s getting such a funny personality 


Me and my best friends took our children to a pumpkin patch which was ammmmmmmazing! I am obsessed with getting pictures of her doing festive activities to keep forever. And it makes me happy we have something like that to celebrate Halloween because we don’t have as much festive activities to go to like America does, I still wish I lived in America when it comes to the autumn/winter months πŸŽ„πŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚




Me and a few of my best friends also took her to wonderland in the evening which was a Halloween spooky event- it was brilliant I loved taking her out to celebrate it as she’s too young at the moment to go trick or treating- we of course ended our October by watching hocus pocus ☠️ 

I also went to the theatre this month as my brother was in a play called Oklahoma and I honestly could not of been more proud of him. He played one of the lead roles Curley McLain and he was amazing so that was another reason why I have had such a fun October 🎭


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October makes me so happy anybody who knows me will know I would fill my whole house with pumpkins all year round if I could! But I am excited to get prepared to decorate for our first Christmas in our new home.  As much as I am obsessed with Halloween decor, Christmas is on another level for me. Every year I want my home to be a cosy grotto so Ava will always remember how much we celebrated Christmas time πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ 

I am so happy I have Ava to do all these fun things with for the seasonal stuff like Christmas and Halloween it makes me so happy 

Happy Halloween Guys πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

Mama Bear πŸ»β˜ οΈπŸŒ²πŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚

The struggle of being a working mommy πŸ„

The struggle of trying to be the best mom I can be for my toddler but also trying to build a career for myself is extremely difficult. Today for some reason I feel like it has gotten on top of me, every minute I’m not with Ava I feel so guilty But in my head I want to build a career for myself and for her to see me succeed as well as be a mother to her, I want her to grow up watching both her parents work hard so she follows that within her life, it’s trying to find a balance I am finding difficult.


We have just moved into our new house so the past week or so has been a bit crazy, Ava’s done amazing settling into her new bedroom although she has been waking up a lot earlier so I think I’m more tired than usual, and I have just started my new role at work which is now a 9-5:3 job rather than my 7-3:30… the positive of this is I still get to wake up with her and see her before I go, however the negative is by the time I get home she’s ready to get bathed and put to bed which makes me sad but also makes me appreciate her even more. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy my job when I’m there I love being focused and feel like I’m a important member of the team, and when I’m at home I’m mommy/house wife which I also love!


I know I’m extremely lucky I get to only work part time and have the rest of my time with her but it’s just a struggle trying to do well at my job and then come home and do my best at being her mommy, I’m very aware she’s still only 2 years old she’s still so young I don’t want to feel like I’m leaving her too much, I can only hope every working mommy feels the same way I do! I’d give anything to rewind and go back to her being a baby that slept on me all day 🐻 


My focus will always be building the best future for my baby and my family, I cannot wait to add another little baby bear to our family, I know Ava will make the most amazing big sister. That’s even more why I’m pushing myself to build a career path, I want to know I can build a beautiful family and have a career to continue after. As I am still young I think I’m headed in the definite right direction. I think I need to remember there will always be days where I feel like the juggling act gets too much, then I’ll wake up the next day and go back to normal. Of course I would never for a second change any of it. I think it’s a positive thing to blog about the not so good days so I will be able to read my blog back myself and see how the good days and good memories I am building will always weigh out the bad days. 

This working mama bear will juggle whatever i need to, to make sure my children have the best upbringing with 2 parents that do whatever they need to, I can only hope they will have a strong work ethic like we do 🌿 🌲🍁🌻🌷

Life update πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§

Feels like I haven’t blogged in forever, the last few weeks have been a little crazy. The weeks fly by way too fast these days!

Nursery is going well, Ava seems to really be settling in well which makes my heart so happy. She now waves me goodbye rather than looking like she’s going to break down when I leave her. This makes me feel so much better when I leave her, as much as I don’t think I’ll ever like leaving her I know she’s enjoying herself and learning so many new things each time she goes. She’s about to go from a morning session to a full day a week because I am now doing a extra day at work, I feel really happy about this new transition I am really proud of her she is growing up so much 🐻

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iggest news for us at the moment is that we have officially just bought our first home! Very very excited about it 🏑 I cannot wait to get in and get settled and make it our home. Me and Anthony have had some struggles so far because we do have different tastes when it comes to decor, he's very modern and I'm all about the rustic touches I literally want to move to Texas and live on a ranch. I am obsessed with bears and stags so we are constantly trying to meet in the middle! It will be a working progress. We are going for a modern farmhouse look. I will do a blog on my house decor when we are officially moved and settled. My home goals mainly come from one of my heroes Chelsea DeBoer from teen mom 2! She is just incredible 🦌

So that’s life up to now, busy working hard, packing up and getting into our new house over September. I am also very happy it is now officially autumn my favourite time of year πŸ‚ Halloween will be here soon I cannot wait to fill my new home with pumpkins!! I have a weird obsession with pumpkins! I am obviously glued to Pinterest at the moment for decor ideas. I wish we celebrated ‘fall’ here and Halloween as much as Americans do. I was definitely meant to live in America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸŽƒ

As much as we are busy during the week I always try and take Ava somewhere on the weekend, mostly to do with animals I want her to be as obsessed with animals as I am and love nature as much as I do πŸπŸ‚πŸŒ»πŸŒΏπŸŒ²

Love from this Mama Bear 🐻❀️

My baby turned 2 πŸ

Last week was a very big week, my little baby turned two years old!! How did that even happen. I still remember the day she was born like it was yesterday, like I always say it’s bitter sweet watching her grow up, I will forever want to rewind and turn her back into my newborn but watching her become this beautiful little toddler is amazing 🐻 


I spent most of last week prepping for her party, Thursday I made a rainbow woodland cake and on the Friday I made woodland style cupcakes with moss and toadstools, so many glittery cookies. Thankfully everything turned out really good and tasty. 




She has so many presents, she’s one very lucky girl 🌻 she had her teepee ⛺️ which she loves, I filled it with pillows and a cosy blanket so she can sit in there and read. She’s had a tinker bell, fairy table and chair set which she loves! So many accecories for her babies, we officially have a doll nursery in our house now! And she had a dolls house that she is obsessed with. Her room looks amazing with all her new toys. She had some beautiful clothes that I can’t wait to get her in to. It was so much fun having everyone here to celebrate for her


We have just about organised the house with all her new toys, we definitely need an extra room for her to have every toy out! I cannot believe my little girl is a toddler already, time goes by in a heartbeat once you have children πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ 






On her actual birthday on the Sunday we took her to one of our local farms, she loves being able to feed all the animals once she got comfortable and had a run around. She was very tired from the whole weekend but it was nice to watch her with the animals as that’s one thing I’m obsessed with and hope she grows up to love it just as much 🦌 







All in all it was another successful birthday for my princess 🌻 

Nursery update 🦊

It’s been a few weeks since she first started nursery, in my last post I explained how heart breaking I found the first week of dropping her off. Thankfully I can say it’s gotten easier as I’ve done it more.


She only goes one morning a week so i always knew I was going to take longer to get used to it, she’s only cried once thankfully… I don’t think I could do it if she cried every time. She’s very clingy because it’s very early when I take her so she’s still tired but she’s done so well I am so proud of her. 


I feel for weeks now I have been talking about her birthday preparations, it’s come around so quickly! It’s a week on Saturday I cannot believe it, I feel like I have everything planned I just need a few last minute bits for the baking I’ll be doing. And things like balloons which I’ll get last minute for her. I am so excited to see her face when she sees all her presents and her balloons!! She’s obsessed with balloons 🎈




I still feel guilt from leaving her at nursey, I try and shut it off in my mind because I know she’s having fun, I hope this feeling gets better as time goes on, I know it’s really good for her and will help her socialise with other children her age and hopefully makes some friends! It’s always going to be difficult watching my baby grow ❀️ 



Ava starts nursery πŸŒΏ

It’s been a big week for us this week as Ava has had her first induction to nursery, she’s only done 2 taster sessions as of yet and starts her proper morning on Thursday. Honestly it’s been harder on me than her which I didn’t expect. 


I always knew it would be sad leaving her at nursery, but I didn’t really know how hard it would actually hit me. I’m a very strong person, I very rarely cry or get emotional but this by far was the hardest thing I’ve done since having Ava. She hasn’t cried as of yet, but as she’s only done 2, 2 hour sessions I think she is still wondering what’s going on, when she realises she goes to this place and mommy or daddy leaves her I think she will get upset- which I’m terrified about because if I feel this upset when she’s not crying I don’t know how I’ll be able to leave when she’s upset the thought makes me sick to my stomach with nerves 


I am so so happy she’s going to nursery, for the minute it is just one morning a week and within the next few weeks it will be a full day. I wanted her to first be around other children her age, she does have some babies around her from my friends but they are all smaller than her so she definitely needs to socialise more with children her age and I feel it will really help with her development as well. I’m so happy she’s here and I cannot wait for us both to get comfortable with it and it become the normal thing because i know it will be amazing for her. I have enjoyed packing her little bag, we have to provide a rain coat which I obviously bought her a camo one. Ant hates it, thinks it’s too boyish so I sewed on some pink letters spelling her name to make it look more girlie! I also had to provide her with a toothbrush so I of course had to find something cute to put it in, I bought a small clear pencil case and found some woodland animals to decorate it with! Yes I am that mom that has to personalise everything for my baby 🐻🦌 


On the other hand I expect every parent feels his way when they first put their baby in nursery. It’s absolutely heart breaking leaving your baby with people she doesn’t know, I feel guilty, I feel sick to my stomach I just want to take her home as soon as we arrive there. I really pray this feeling fades as I will soon be dropping her and having to do a full days work which will be difficult with this awful anxious, sick, upset feeling I’m getting at the moment! She’s always my little baby girl I am having a really hard time adjusting.


On a happier note I think i am going to enjoy having a few hours to visit friends with their new babies, having some time to do housework without Ava running around or go shopping without having to drag a grumpy toddler around different shops and in and out of the car so I will appreciate it much more! I think it will also make me appreciate her even more as well, being without her for them few hours makes me just miss her so much it’s such a different feeling than when I’m at work and she’s with a family member. 


I guess watching your baby grow up within a split second and having to let go abit so they can grow up will only get more difficult as they get older, I’m definitely just cherishing every single moment with her! Makes me emotional when writing this one, I am genuinely shocked with how hard it’s hit me, she’s only going one day a week I am much more of a wimp than I thought!
 

I will keep updating my blog on how nursery is going, hopefully the next one will be a much happier feeling one!


Why does my baby have to grow up? 


Toddler update 🍁

Thought I would write a little toddler update post as I havnt posted in a while. 

                      
She’s growing up every day too quickly! She’s getting so smart and starting to know her own mind…. basically does what she wants and ignores me and her dad when we tell her no πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ she’s 2 in just over a month but nobody told me terrible two’s starts way before that!!! 

Obviously having a toddler isn’t always fun and games but as much as she’s becoming a diva she’s also becoming such a loving, caring little girl. She always comes up to us and gives us random kisses. She always shares her food with us and hugs our legs it’s so adorable. We have a few babies around us at the moment as my friends have recently had children and watching Ava with them warms my heart so much. She’s so caring and gentle with them she’s definitely a mothering baby! Her favourite toy is her dolly she always pretends to take care of them so for her birthday we have bought her lots of doll accecories like a doll bed, bath and changing bag which she will love. 




Works been a bit crazy busy lately, I’ve started helping out within other departments as well which I’m really excited about, as much as everything I do now is to build an amazing future for my daughter I am also doing it for myself, I am still trying to find a balance between building a career for myself and being at home and with my child. I think I am doing okay so far, I want to be a working mother I always want Ava to grow up seeing her parents working hard so she follows that as she grows up. We have also recently looked at a nursery for her to go to one day a week, her speech is coming along slowly we think she will really benefit from being with other children and also make some friends! It’s a scary thing but I know it will be really good for her! 



We have recently had a extremely hot couple of days here in England… as much as I hate summer it’s been nice to get her out and about exploring in this weather. I do like being able to go out places and not have to do things inside because the weather is usually not so great so that has been really fun… although I am counting down the days until autumn πŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒ


Her birthday is fast approaching, I am really looking forward to making all her cakes and getting organised, it will be nice this year to see her get more excited about all her presents although she will probably enjoy all the balloons more! I can’t believe my baby is turning 2 I feel like I’ve just blinked and these last 2 years have just flown by. 


This weekend I am having my first weekend away from her as it’s one of my best friends birthdays… as much as I can’t wait to have some time with my friends ‘mommy time’ I am still going to have to go and see Ava before the evening celebrations as I just feel so guilty if I have a whole day without her! She will be with my dad and having a sleepover with my nan in the evening though so I know she will have a good time. I am very excited to let my hair down as the last night out that I was meant to have for my birthday I had to miss because Ava was poorly! 


I’ll be doing a blog very soon on all my birthday prep for Ava so keep a look out




Also check out my new YouTube channel which I will be updating whenever I get a chance https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyNeQ0Sqbny3KusZbinXJDA

Love love love β€οΈπŸŒ»πŸŒΏπŸ»πŸ¦ŒπŸŽƒπŸ‚πŸ 

2nd birthday preparationsΒ 

So my baby girl is turning 2 in 2 months, I actually can’t believe it. How can she be growing up so quickly? I’ve blinked and she’s gone from a baby to a little girl in a second. It makes me so so sad but so proud at the same time. These years are going way too quickly! 



I’ve been planning what type of birthday to have for her this year for a long time, last year I went for a princess/lion king theme party as of course she is our little princess and also throughout my pregnancy she was always known as my little lion cub πŸ’• this year I am going for a woodland princess theme. Like I write in most of my blogs I am obsessed with anything rustic, woodland or bohemian and I thought this would be a pretty theme for her birthday this year 


I will be making all the cakes for the party, all woodland themed! There will be plenty of rustic style snacks like ‘twigs’ ‘deer droppings’ and some unicorn cookies πŸ¦„ I am really excited to get things made for it! 


I’ve had a hard time deciding on what presents to buy her as she’s still not at the age where she really wants or needs anything. I finally decided I wanted her to have a teepee for her bedroom, I am going to fill it with lots of pillows and a nice blanket and decorate it with pretty fairy lights and autumn leave garlands. I also wanted her to have a children’s table and chair because I think she will love sitting at it eating her breakfast and colouring, I found a pretty fairy themed one so she will be having that. I have also bought her packs of dinasours and cars as she seems to like both of these! And I will probably get her something peppa pig and Ben and holly themed as these are the 2 shows she is obsessed with! 


I am looking forward to her party, as her birthday is on the Sunday this year I have decided to have her party on the Saturday and on the Sunday take her to our local farm so she can have fun seeing all the animals! I always want to do something fun for her birthday so when she is older we can look through the photos and I can tell her all the stories of her birthdays. I am looking forward for all my family and friends to come together and celebrate for her it makes me so happy seeing how many people she has that adore her πŸ’• and this year we have lots of babies coming as a few of my friends are now mothers so that is so exciting πŸ’™ 


Here is to so many more amazing birthdays for you my beautiful woodland princess 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻













Ava Georgina Scott 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻