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It was a tough night last night as Emmett woke up, we think because of teething. Indeed, there was a little front tooth almost popping through the gum when I checked this morning. Also, you can see from the weekly photos that he’s constantly gnawing on things this week. So we just relaxed. We went to the park, sat in the sun, ate yummy food and napped. This afternoon O went off to London for a whole week. It’s the most time he’s been away since Emmett was born so I’m slightly nervous. However, I’ve decided to use the time for a little pampering ‘staycation’. I’ve ordered a high calorie juice cleanse from here and intend on lots of pampering treats, some good films, lots of reading and lots and lots of early nights. I’m hoping by the time he returns I’ll be glowing, full of energy and ready to nurture him over jet lag. Wish me luck…



Spring Fair

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This morning we awoke to beautiful sunshine and all headed out to Rory’s nursery for the annual Spring Fair. There were activities inside such as weaving, making natural wool and flower crowns, searching through a crystal cave, watching a puppet show and felting. There was also a lovely little shop where we got some beautiful wax colouring blocks and beeswax modelling wax, which Rory played with in the afternoon. Afterwards there was a family school picnic in the garden. Since the weather was so beautiful we decided that after supper we’d head out in the evening for an ice cream picnic in the park. Rory couldn’t believe how lucky he was to be getting both ice cream and a picnic AFTER supper time. He kept saying what a lovely idea it was. It was early to bed for all after such a busy day.




Emmett’s play pen

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Emmett has had this play pen from around three months. He loves it. It’s his little space in our apartment and he loves the familiarity of it as well as it’s height, which currently allows him to watch Rory playing from the same height. We have it under a window so he loves rolling on his back and watching the clouds move across the sky and the Manhattan bridge of course. I like to make it interesting for him and change things around from time to time. Today I attached some rattles at different heights for him to pull up on and gnaw. He seemed very pleased with it.






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Today O had planned an early Mother’s Day surprise. We rented a car and drove out of the city to this wonderful place where we enjoyed a yummy brunch. Afterwards we drove a little further to an amazing lake and forest where we stopped off for a walk. We settled on a little spot by a stream where Emmett laid on the ground and enjoyed listening to the water rippling and Rory collected little sticks to throw into the waterfall and watch them race away. Such a wonderful, rejuvenating day out.




sun, sand and a lazy picnic

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It was another beautiful day here in NYC. After pilates and a glorious skype catch up with the brilliant Appleby girls, the boys and I headed out – Emmett sporting his new linen bloomers. We had a lazy picnic which was only bettered by O coming home early for family supper. A perfect Friday.




Grandma Penny visits

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We’ve just enjoyed a wonderful long weekend with Grandma Penny. Not only was Rory thrilled to see her but was doubly pleased when she brought two personalised Thomas and friends books for him to read that I’d ordered from the UK a while ago. He can’t get over how the story is all about him and Emmett! Since the weather has been so beautiful we’ve been enjoying lots of picnics and outdoor activities. On Friday Rory and I joined our gorgeous friends for a spot of belated Easter egg decorating. Emmett is currently into reading and Rory is getting very good at tidying away his toys by making a car park in his toy box.









Just chilling

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So I’ve been a tad quiet on the old blog recently mainly because I’m just enjoying relishing time with my boys right now. All is well but time seems to have sped up since I’ve had Emmett. After a lovely morning with friends, we just chilled this afternoon. I can’t tell you how much I love just doing that at the moment, inhaling every moment. These boys. Emmett is completely in love with Rory and follows him around the room with his gaze at every opportunity. The feeling is pretty mutual as you can see from today’s snaps.








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Emmett loves to move around and has surprised himself a few times by rolling over. Today, however, he learnt to roll from his back to his front and back again. He was very pleased with himself and proceeded to do it again and again, giggling. Rory and I were equally proud with Rory shouting “look Mummy, look what Emmett’s just done”.


An Easter egg hunt

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This morning we all headed to Soho House to enjoy an Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny (who Rory was slightly suspicious of and refused to have his photo taken with). Rory loved the colourful baskets and hunting around the club for eggs with treats waiting inside. He ate entirely too much sugar. I was strangely proud.