Cousins, Christmas and jeans – #Littleloves

The weeks seem to be going so fast since Win started nursery – it’s Friday before I know it, and I’m not sure I like it. I’m working on speeding up the nursery pick up, but what am I supposed to do when my one year old insists on riding a scooter? An 8 minute walk takes longer than you can ever imagine, but Ru is eager and I want to train him to be proficient by the time our third arrives in March – that’s the dream anyway.

Oxelo scooter b1


Oh nothing. Nursery let us bring home Win’s little progress journal to have a look at – little things he’s said and done, and it was very sweet.


We had a big family reunion at my parents house last weekend and I loved watching the boys playing with their cousins. I barely hear from my two when we’re at my parents house, as they are always far too busy. They made a pirate ship before most of the house was awake (except for the parents, of course).



The ‘Frozen’ soundtrack far too many times. They both love ‘Love is an Open Door’ and I must admit I love listening to Win singing it, and Ru singing just the end words.


I’ve ‘made’ a few Christmas present purchases and am feeling rather organised (for me). I’m definitely getting better each year. Last year I finished in November so I could really enjoy the lead up to Christmas without any stress. It made a huge difference to my whole enjoyment of the festive season. My Dad is pretty much vegan, so of course I’ve bought him the Deliciously Ella cookbook – it would be wrong not to! My favourite part has got to be the wrapping though. I love wrapping.

Win and I made a candle after I discovered we had lots of spare wax around the house. He chose the scents – lemon and cherry, which I’m not sure go together but who cares?



I have finally won some brand new maternity jeans on eBay so I’m waiting for them to arrive. Maternity clothing is something I refuse to spend a lot of money on, and when I can get the jeans I like for £25 cheaper…it’s such a buzz! This week I’ve been wearing my Topshop Jamie jeans with huge ripped knees. They’re high waisted and don’t seem to get in the way of my growing waistline. My Selfish Mother jumper has made a few appearances too.


And lastly…

One of my projects is being featured on a well known website this week, which I’m rather excited about.

It’s the weekend – have a good one!

#Littleloves is a chance to remember all the things that made up your week. Linking up with Morgana, who is now blogging over at her shiny new blog.littleloves2



  1. 16th October 2015 / 7:39 am

    I love your training Ru to be more proficient hahaha lovely outfits as always and cant wait to see the feature your doing. Fabulous! X

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:34 pm

      I think he is getting slower by the day, but at least he’s enjoying himself! x

  2. 16th October 2015 / 8:38 am

    I love how prepared you are for Xmas, very impressive! And the big family reunion looks amazing, what fun for all the kids! xx

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:35 pm

      I never used to be that way – at all. I used to be the most unorganised person ever! xx

  3. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    16th October 2015 / 8:45 am

    Loving that coat! And the outfits of course.

    I thought I was usually pretty organised for Christmas but you put me to shame!! Have a lovely weekend x

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you Sian! I assure you – it is a very recent thing! I just feel like I can relax and enjoy going out doing Christmassy things xx

  4. Morgana
    16th October 2015 / 10:15 am

    Fab Little Loves, lovely. I am so impressed with your Christmas organisation skills. I’ve got Ns birthday in a couple of weeks and then after that it will be all systems go on the Christmas prep for sure! Love the ‘pirate ship’, it’s making me excited for half term when we’re going down to the in laws, my girls and their cousins play just like that! xx

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Definitely hard to concentrate on Christmas when there is a birthday in between. Have a lovely half term M xx

  5. 16th October 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Oooh do share what the project is when it’s online, I’d love to see! Your parents’ house looks awesome, such a great space for the kids to play and how much fun do they look like they’re having?! Have a great weekend x

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:43 pm

      My most recent post is the one I was talking about – Laura Ashley. They love my parents house so much! xx

  6. 16th October 2015 / 9:55 pm

    How did I miss that you are pregnant?! Congratulations, that’s wonderful news! 🙂 Your family reunion looks like so much fun! Love your outfits, especially the leopard print boots xx

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks Louise! xx

  7. 18th October 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I’ve barely given Christmas a second thought yet, we have a whole ruck of birthdays in November including mine and little mans so Christmas doesn’t get a look in until after that. Hope you like your maternity jeans, I always loved the over the bump ones (and may have worn them for far too long after the bump had arrived). Have a lovely week xxx

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:45 pm

      Luckily I don’t have many birthdays in Nov, otherwise I think it would send me over the edge! I’m an under the bump type of gal – wearing them this second 😉 xx

  8. 19th October 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I love all of your outfits as always! The walk to school here is much the same. It takes FOREVER to get anywhere. They have to stroke every cat and pick up every stone along the way. Love that pot you made your candle in and how much fun were the kids having at your parent’s!? Cute!! xx

    • Esther
      20th October 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Kerry! That is so kind. Agreed – I swear every tractor, bus, van and truck drives passes when we’re walking, plus every animal, feather and stone suddenly becomes available. At the same time, it’s so lovely! xx

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