A lazy day

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Last night we were lucky enough to be part of the celebration of (Marji’s) Luke’s 1st birthday. And what a party it was. They closed down and took over One Girl Cookies for the evening (you should have seen the queues of people before it closed) and we enjoyed the most wonderful celebration. The weather was fantastic, that beautiful golden sunlight on the skyscrapers making everything look magical, the food was yummy but most importantly everyone I love in New York was there, looking beautiful. Needless to say we didn’t get home until very, very late. So it was a lay kind of day for us today.

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Barbados

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We’ve just got home from a brilliant, blissful week in Barbados. The flight there and back were amazing (we are keeping both boys). The house on the beach did not disappoint. There was even a hammock where I liked to take my afternoon nap. There was drama with a nasty virus that I contracted which left me severely dehydrated and meant I was hospitalised for an evening, but we won’t dwell on it… An Egan caribbean holiday is always fun.

Here are a few shots from the week.

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A bag of tricks

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Today we fly to Barbados for a spot of much needed sun with the rest of the Egan family. We’re renting a house right on the beach and I can’t wait to feel the sand between my toes and the sun and warm sea on my skin. It’s been a long, long winter. Plus, it’s Emmett Egan’s first holiday (a chance to escape from the woods). We’re slightly nervous flying with two children so have got this for Emmett and have packed a special bag of treats for Rorykins to open on the flight. Included are some little toys he can play with whilst we’re away, some stickers and books, crayons and a small pad and some portable modeling clay. Fingers crossed…

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Happy birthday O

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Today is O’s birthday. It’s the sixteenth one we’ve shared together but they never get old.He continues to amaze and inspire me everyday. Not only is he the best husband and daddy I could wish for but he is genuinely the loveliest person I know, hence why I long to spend all of my free time with him. We love you O. x

PS Gifts included uniquely designed Pendelton nike trainers embroided with his and my initials (AM+ORE) and some cool new Warby Parker sunglasses for our holiday.

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Grasping

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Over the past few days I’ve noticed that Emmett has begun to grasp things, like the hanging toys on his baby gym. Today he surprised Rory, me and himself when he grabbed one of Rory’s toy trucks and held on to it. He was (rightly) very impressed with himself. Since the weather got above freezing today, we enjoyed a lovely stroll by the river. Emmett stayed snuggled in his bugaboo cocoon but Rory enjoyed finding sticks and playing with the last of the snow, climbing rock stairs and grassy hills and looking at all of the boats on the river. Once the boys were in bed resting, I indulged in a cup of tea, this yummy treat and read this new book, which arrived in the post today. I’m excited for all of the new recipes I can make in the Vitamix. It’s an early to bed evening for us as O is totally exhausted after a busy work week. Also, I think the soup cleanse, all of the hardcore green juices and acupuncture have really helped. I’m finally beginning to feel like me again!

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Observing

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The boys and I enjoyed a slow day today as it was bitterly cold outside and we’re all recovering from a cold/ chest infection. It was one of those days where I really observed them, something I like to do but rarely find the time in my busy day. A few things struck me. Rory is utterly brilliant at playing independently and is incredibly creative and imaginative. He just doesn’t get bored and seems constantly busy. Today he built a town with lots of road signs and traffic. He wanted to make some bricks for his dump trucks and asked to make it from tin foil. Emmett is getting very good at tummy time and has an equally amazing concentration span (our lovely doula even commented on it). Most of all he adores watching Rory at play. He lay contentedly on his stomach, lifting his head (not an easy task) for twenty minutes today, just watching and following his older brother. I can’t tell you how much I adore my boys and how proud I am of them everyday.

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A soup cleanse

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The antibiotics are slowly kicking in but I want to be kind and supportive to my body. I feel like doing a cleanse but it’s far too cold for juices, so I’ve decided on a soup cleanse from here. O is joining in. I’ve already tried a couple of the soup flavors last week and they’re yummy. The nice thing about this is that you can snack on fruits and veggies to your heart’s content so I won’t be going hungry. A good start to the month I think. In other news, both boys now have a cold. Nose Frida has been brilliant and the only thing stopping us all feeling miserable. Emmett even smiles when I suck the snot out!

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Friends

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It’s been a very long week what with feeling so ill. Although feeling better, I’m still nowhere near my normal self. Why is it always at times when you don’t feel good you realise that you take your health for granted. a lot. With that in mind I’m keen to do this for the month of March (how is it March already?). I also feel so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful, supportive friends. Whether it’s looking after Rory from Christine, baking and hand delivering fresh millionaire shortbread from Lucy or sending the most beautiful flowers all the way from London from Mel, I’m one lucky girl.

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