Nursery, mess and tidying – #Littleloves

My energy has been much better this week so Jared hasn’t been left doing every scrap of washing up and I feel much more on top of things. Win has been at nursery two days so I’ve been able to move slower too. I’ve loved watching Ru far more intently.

Both of us took Win on his first day and he just walked in and didn’t even bother saying bye. We awkwardly slipped out, because we felt really in the way. He hasn’t told us much, but he says that it’s fun and he wishes Ru could come. I’m hoping it will always be as easy as that. He did wake up the night of his first day talking (intermingled with screaming) non stop between 2-5am. A bit overtired and overwhelmed by everything I think. It’s hard to remember that at 2am though!



I love blog posts that discuss slow living as it’s something I think about a lot. I loved reading this by Sara from Me & Orla.


‘Eat Well For Less’ last night. I love programmes like this and I love having a nosey at how other families eat. The family had to make lots of changes, but they were so lovely and really open to new ideas. I find it so interested how we can become so attached to branding for silly reasons and I learnt lots about various foods.


…that one of my friends is expecting a baby four days after mine! I couldn’t believe it. I am so excited.


Jared always says that he doesn’t understand why I tidy and clean up, then instantly make more mess. I know it doesn’t make sense, but I do it all the time. The kitchen will be (almost) spotless and I suddenly decide to make something. It’s like cleaning clears my mind for a new ideas! The other night I decided to start spray painting feathers in our back room whilst cooking dinner. It just happens.

My favourite make this week was a veggie lasagne by Deliciously Ella. It was so yummy. The boys and I also made some buns and some oat cookies for visitors. I love watching them ‘bake’ and sorry the picture is blurry. They both had to have a change of clothes. Win and I also made this little book together.




Skinny jeans and ankle boots because it’s been rather cold. I bought a couple of maternity pieces from ASOS which I will be forced to wear in a few weeks time.

And lastly…

After the summer we don’t have any busy weekends on the horizon for a while, and I must say, I am rather excited about it.

Have a lovely weekend!

E xx

#LittleLoves is a chance to remember all the things that made up your week. Linking up with Morgana.




  1. 11th September 2015 / 6:41 am

    Just had to go back and find your baby announcement as I completely missed it, so so exciting!! Massive congratulations! xx

  2. Louisa
    11th September 2015 / 9:28 am

    Congratulations on your baby news!
    I’m the same with cleaning. It always leads to something else and takes so much longer than planned! Have a great weekend x

  3. 11th September 2015 / 9:01 am

    Oh you can’t beat licks out of the bowl. So cute. Glad the first day went so well. Sounds exactly like ours went. Love the swing photo. Mess and clean up is a cycle that’s never ending here too. lol Lovely #littleloves

    • 14th September 2015 / 7:06 pm

      So glad yours went well too – a relief isn’t it? I hope it continues. So glad other people have that cycle too. My hubs thinks I’m crazy! x

  4. mumreinvented
    11th September 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Congratulations on your baby news, I completely missed it too! How great to have a baby due so close to your friend too. Love the pic of your little ones with their messy faces – much like my 3 year old was today! Have a lovely weekend x

  5. 11th September 2015 / 10:24 pm

    It sounds like a lovely weekend and I am so glad he’s settled in nicely. That lasagne looks yum! Have a wonderful weekend x

  6. Not A Frumpy Mum
    12th September 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Such a cute picture of your boys, O loves baking but doesn’t actually like sweet things all that much so I never get him licking the bowl! x

  7. 14th September 2015 / 9:08 am

    Aaah what a lovely post. The simple things are the best aren’t they? HUGE congrats on your impending addition lovely! That’s gorgeous news xx

  8. butwhymummywhy
    16th September 2015 / 8:57 am

    That lasagne looks delicious! The girls have requested lasagne for dinner tonight, so I must check out that recipe and give it a go. xxx

    • Esther
      22nd September 2015 / 7:23 pm

      It really is so scrumptious! I’m always a bit sceptical, I don’t know why, because they have always been gorgeous! xx

  9. 16th September 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Ah bless you, I remember what it was like being pregnant with Rlodie and having two little ones to look after. It was hard going. Rest as much as you can!! Glad all is going well with nursery school. Noah’s settling well at school, but he’s shattered tonight! Xxx

    • Esther
      22nd September 2015 / 7:24 pm

      I am resting at every opportunity! I’m far less tired than I was a couple of weeks ago – wahoo, but I’m still going to bed super early anyway! xx

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