So another month is almost over. If I am being honest May has had some low points. Alfie has been full of cold and there is not a lot of sleep happening. There have been days that I have just wanted to cry with tiredness. I feel like I have been impatient and grumpy and some days not the best Mummy.
May has also brought sadness and worry, another heartbreaking attack on our country, innocent people being killed. It is hard not be affected by the events in Manchester, the city my husband drives to every day. A city I have visited numerous times, a venue I have watched many of my favourite artists. My heart goes out to all those poor families whose worlds have been changed forever.
Yet for us there have been lots of good days with lots of laughter – I only have to look at my Instagram feed to see how much fun we have had. I love that a picture can hold so many memories and can say so many words. These pictures I have definitely needed to look at this week.
Here are some of our May highlights.
The start of the month I was definitely struggling. Time (or lack of it) is a constant issue for me, as it is for most parents. I feel like I am always chasing my tail. I was tired, weepy and in desperate need of a break. I love being on maternity leave and being with my children but it is constant, there is no break, no time out. My husband could see I needed a little change of scenery and some time just us. So we booked a night away in the Lake District. It was just what I needed, what we needed. It was perfect.
As usual we have had lots of adventures. A trip to Bodnant Gardens, a rainy day in Chester Zoo a run around in Ness Gardens. The girls even had their annual Dance Show which they loved! It was Harri’s first one and she was the cutest!
We have gone a little shopping crazy this month. I feel like every time I go into a shop I buy the girls a little something. My husband treated me to a new dress from Topshop which I love, he really does have the best taste!
I bought a few little holiday bits from Primark and I have been wearing this new skirt lots already.
Alfie has been rocking some new outfits too.
How beautiful has May been? The sunshine has been so wonderful. Every year when it is warm enough we go into our very overcrowded garage to dig out the paddling pool, and every year we discover a hole in it! I ran out on Thursday morning to our local shop to buy a new one. They only had small ones but honestly it was money well spent as it kept my girls very much entertained!!!
May is always going to be a special month starting and ending with a bonus family day. I say it all the time but our weekends are just so precious, so a couple of extra days is always welcomed!
I had a little night out with my Sisters, Mama and Auntie. We hit Liverpool for some cocktails and chatter (and also a sneaky little slice of pizza at midnight!). I rarely go out these days so it was nice to get dressed up and spend some child free time with my gals drinking pornstar martinis.
I have said this before but I really need to start this post at the beginning of each month and add to it because as a I sit down to write it on the last few days of May I definitely struggle to remember what has been happening the last few weeks.
So I am setting myself a challenge to start my June roundup early and then add to it each week so it is not rushed and I can remember all the little details and memories and with a family weekend break planned and a little girl’s birthday I think June is going to be a very special month.