I feel like it has been ages since I last wrote a monthly round up post, probably because I normally post them on the first of the month and this month I am very late. I am not sure if it is because the sun is shining and I want to be outdoors more or what but lately I have seriously been slacking on the blogging front. I have hardly blogged, I have been quiet on social media and have a review list that is shockingly long, my stats are dreadful too. You know what I honestly don't mind as sometimes I think that it is nice to take a little break from blogging and just enjoy life.
Anyway enough of me babbling on here is my little monthly round up of what we got up to in May. I love writing these posts to look back on what we have been up to as a family.
The big news this month was that Sophia turned three and we had a busy few days celebrating her birthday with a trip to Edinburgh Zoo to see the panda's and penguins. I also travelled to Manchester for the weekend at the start of the month to attend the Blog On event and it was so nice catching up with blogging friends as no-one really 'gets' blogging other then blogging pals.
I mentioned last month that me and the other half have decided to have monthly 'date nights' and in May we were lucky enough to be invited along to beautiful Jesmond Dene House to try out their new early evening menu. If you are local you so should go as it is amazing value! I was also invited to St Mary's Inn for afternoon tea and I invited my dad and teen along with me to spend some time with them without little people interrupting.
It was half term again at the end of May so my teen enjoyed having the week of school to be lazy and have lie ins and spend her afternoons out with her friends. I honestly hardly see her these days as she is either asleep, out or surgically attached to her ipad watching Netflix!
Sophia turned three and it was the first year she realised it was her birthday and she was so excited. We did not have a party this year but we did take her to soft play on her birthday and then to the zoo the next day on the train, she loves trains and animals. She honestly had the best day ever at the zoo as she fell in love with the penguins and monkeys and she never stopped smiling all day long. She really seems to have changed so much this month too, she looks and acts so like a little girl now rather then a toddler and she talks non-stop!
Jacob is the same as always, loud and a little escape artist who likes to tinker with things. He is only 21 months and he has already decided to potty train himself which we are amazed by, he is so smart and takes so much in. He loves being in the garden and just wants to be outdoors running about and playing non-stop, he does like putting snails in his mouth though so we have to watch him like a hawk.
|A rare photo of me & all three of my children - typical one of them is crying!|
And the other half is exactly the same as normal, I don't think he has actually done very much this month apart from work! Although he did have a week off for Sophia's birthday which she loved as she is such a daddy's girl.
Last month I mentioned that my blog was really quiet well this month has been even quieter, it is a bit like tumbleweed at the moment! I have so many blog posts ideas and so many reviews to write up (sorry if you are PR waiting for a review or sponsored post). I just can't find the motivation to actually sit and write them, I normally blog on my other half's day off but with the nice weather I just want to go out or be in the garden. I am planning a major catch-up day next week so I can get back on track, as I hate having things outstanding.
I also made Mumsnet front page with a story on donating my mums organs when she died, to mark the 11th anniversary of her death. I was really unsure of writing this post but I think it is such an important subject that more people should talk about.
I defiantly want to get back in the habit of writing more personal stories as that is why I started this blog in the first place really, so my children can look back on it someday. Their is so many things that I did not know about my mum and now I will never find them out, I want my children to know everything about me and their childhood's.
Anyway enough of me rambling on and on as per usual. So that was basically what May was like for us, a month filled with birthday celebrations, days in the garden and a few nice meals out.
Did you do anything nice in May ? I would love to know in the comments below.