My family - 24/5/09

My family - 24/5/09

Welcome to my blog!

I've started this blog as a record of my family life more than anything else. Time passes so quickly and there are things you think you will never forget but somehow you do....
I am Natalie, married to David since 14th May 2005. We have two gorgeous children Lyra (born 28/Jan/07) & Logan (born 20/Mar/09) and a crazy cat called Cassie. Life is hectic but good!

Friday, 29 May 2009

It's been glorious weather today so we took the children to the beach for the first time this year (& obviously Logan's first time ever) with my two sisters & my mum. Logan seemed quite content staring around him with his aunts pulling funny faces at him, though he did need to be fed once before we left to go there, twice ont he beach & as son as we got pack to my mum & dad's.. Felt I had my boobs out all day but then it is hot weather!! Lyra loved it, paddled in the water lots (water was very cold!)& was fascinated by the baby flounder I managed to catch in the net. She ate ALL of her blackberry ice cream & really didn't want to leave but after about 1 1/2 hours we thought it would be best to go back to my parents' house for some shade.

At Grandma & Grandads Lyra had a water fight with Grandad in the garden (she had a hose, he had a water pistol) splashed in the paddling pool & ran around naked while Genni chased after her to get her dressed. A lovely time was had by all generally!

I also have had a couple of parcels to open that arrived for me today, one from the book people (I'm addicted!), 1 with 2 bargain nappy wraps that I bought on ebay & one with some aromatherapy oils that i ordered as part of my attempt to help Lyra sleep better. All in all today has been a good one, really looking forward to the summer!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

David has taken Lyra to playgroup without me this morning, it's the first time she's gone anywhere without mummy since Logan was born 9 1/2 weeks ago & she was NOT happy that I wasn't coming!
My tax credits were lesst han I expected when i checked my bank account this morning so i had to phone up with an estimate for my salary for this year. I'm not working for most of the year as on maternity leave so really wish thy had taken this into account but they didn't even ask the question, just asked about last year on the renewal form & I was working then, SILLINESS!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Lyra & Logan seemed to be conspiring against us last night, David spent most of the night in Lyra's room & I took 2 hours to settle Logan from 2-4am, which happens occasionally. He's usually a good sleeper but not last night! However I was cheered up this morning when some Little lamb cotton nappies I ordered the other day arrived & a bundle of 3-6 month clothes for Logan from Ebay. I'm very pleased with both nappies and clothes as I'm quite enthusiastic about cloth nappies this time around and obviously love baby clothes shopping. There's something lovely about nappies drying on the line... I made a pocket nappy myself the other day & am making another but waiting for the lastin elastic i've ordered before finishing it ... & my sewing machine to behave itself! Think i need to order thicker cotton thread as it keeps getting trapped int he bobbin case.
David's off work this week so after a lazy day yesterday we took Lyra to a local activity centre today, we all had lots of fun (David & I took turns to climb up with Lyra/ sit with Logan) except for Logan who slept throughout!! When we got home (just over an hour ago) Lyra was very tired & insistent on watching Come Outside but Logan was in a very chatty, smiley mood with me, chuckling away at me as I talked to him. He's getting so strong - earlier today he was rolling from his front to his back quite deliberately & got cross when his arm got in the way. He's currently resting against me supporting his own top half bolt upright.. They're both so lovely I can't believe I made them!

Monday, 25 May 2009

About my family

OK this is my blog but it's about my family so I should probably introduce the members of my little family who my life revolves around -----

David...... My wonderful husband is a project planner for a manufacturing company & wishes he wasn't. He's such a big softy that if money was not an issue I'm sure he would be working with children or animals. He loves IT & fiddling with computers is his main hobby, when there's nice weather he enjoys cycling, flying RC gliders and going for walks with us :o) We met in Uni through our mutual friend Wade in 2000 when I was in my first year & he was in his final year, have been together since October 2001, were married on 14th may 2005, bought a house together 3 months later and are pretty much made for each other ♥♥♥

Lyra ... our beautiful daughter, born on 28th January 2007. She's a very wilfull 2-year-old at the time of writing this & always wants her own way - often getting it! Despite this stubborn streak she is fantastic & a very sweet, polite & caring little girl - we get lots of pleases & thankyous & she likes to do tings that make us happy - the pride in her face is priceless when she does something by herself or something to make us smile.... With strangers she can be shy but does warm up eventually (once she has stopped hiding). I know most parents say this but even my Health Visitor has commented on how incredibly bright she is - people tend to think she's 3 rather than 2. Her speech & grammar are better than a lot of adults, she can count to 20 & recognises a lot of letters already. I have the feeling she will be a lot of hard work one day!!!

Logan ... our gorgeous baby boy who arrived in our lives on 20th march 2009 is currently 2-months old (9 weeks & 3 days to be precise). He was 3 weeks early but has more than made up for being "just" 7lb 7 at birth & is already in 3-6 month clothes! He's a very smily, laid back baby but does love his cuddles (especially milk-fed mummy cuddles) & will complain loudly if they aren't forthcoming when he "asks"