Living Arrows #12- Time To Explore

As some of you may know if you live in the UK the weather has become really nice and since we have such girl who wants to be outside all of the time it has seen us as a family be outside a couple of times this weekend. We took Jess to a park at the other side of the the city and it is a large park which means that she can roam free, We picked up another rein bag this one is a ladybird one and this is going to stay in the car so that we can use it if we need it and do not have the other one. This bag was only £8.99 from Argos and it was Treprass as well. As you can tell she from the photograph she is having such a great time and when I looked on my phone she has walked around 2 miles that day and that’s a lot for little legs.

During our time in the park we have had an ice cream Jess decided that she wanted a milky moo I think they are called and this is her face when it has all gone, We still had ours but Jess had finished and it meant that she ended up sharing half of mine because she is such a cheeky monkey but she deserves it don’t worry she did not have way to much. I love this picture because I think that she looked really a little girl but I do forget that she is 18 months now and she is not a little baby anymore. I think that it is one of the first times I have put her in light denim properly and she has tights under them.

The final image I am going to share with you is this one of Jess in our back garden and this was her face when she had a found a plant pot. I think she had great fun because she was always trying to get them and the pegs which have been dropped on the grass during the winter and we have not managed to pick them up. I love this picture however something which I am not a huge fan of is how super ginger she looks om this picture but I am not bother if she fully turns out like this, I am sure looking forward to more summery days because it means that we can be outside more.

How have you been spending this warm weekend?

Charlotte x

Living Arrows #11- Becoming Creative

For Christmas I purchased Jess these bath crayons but we have not used them until recently this means that you can drawn on the bath and even your skin as you can see she has some blue colour on her face. These have seen us have so draw some amazing pictures on the bath this is something which we have has so much fun doing because of the fact that the it allows us to be creative without having to make too much mess which is good because of the fact that I am not a huge fan of mess. When Jess is in the bath she is having so much fun with these I think I might have to purchase more when these break. I think that they are only are around £3 of amazon so it is worth checking out if your looking for these.

This week has been one of the longest for Jess for some reason as you can see this picture is taken of her on the train. She was so tired and usually goes for a nap as you can see she has her really comfy blanket which makes her sleep because of the fact at the moment it means that it gives her some comfort she seems like she is now getting into the teddy bear stage as well because on a night when I go to bed and check on her I have noticed that she is always cuddling her build a bear.  This weekend she has managed to sleep more which means that she is not as tired.

The final picture which I am going to share with you is this one where Jess looks really grumpy I think this she was so grumpy due to the fact that she was so tired and she needed to nap. I love some of the pictures where she actually looks grumpy because it shows to me that I don’t only take pictures when she is happy and wanting to remember the amazing times I want to remember all of the times,
Have you done anything amazing this week
Charlotte x

Living Arrows #10 – Brum Brum

I don’t know about you guys but I can not believe how fast this year is going 10 weeks have already flown by and before we know it it will be Christmas. This week I have not been feeling the greatest it is for a couple of reasons but I think that I will share that at another date. We have not done a lot this week because I have been at university and it is getting close to my deadlines which means that I am becoming a little bit stressed. As a treat on Saturday we decided to go for a walk around a local retail park just to make sure that I got some fresh air and then Joe decided that he was going to treat me and Jess to a cheeky Mcdonald’s just look at her face how happy she was when she knew that she was going to get some chicken nuggets.

As a result of doing to the shops we ended up locked out because silly mummy forgot to take her keys out which means that we had to wait for either grandad or grandma to come home because of this Jess decided that she was going to try and drive the car for the first time do this is her with her hands on the wheel . For any of you wondering no she does not have the engine on at all so it is safe she could not do anything. She was such a natural she knew were to put her hands straight away I don’t know if this is something I should be proud of or something I should be concerned about all the amount of time we spend in the car.

I think that this picture has to be one of my favourites that I have ever taken of Jess because we only pointed at the gear stick and straight away we saw her put her hand and check the road in front. I am sure that once this little girl turns 17 we will not be able to stop her leaning to drive and she might even have her test passed in no time. I say this because I think she is such a natural but I know that only time will tell. I am not wishing her life away

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Charlotte x

Living Arrow #9- Time to Dress Up

This week saw us celebrate work book day and due to the fact that Jess goes to nursery we had to get an outfit. With her name been Jess we decided that we was going to send her as Jessie from Toy Story I am unsure if it is actually a book now.  The picture above was taken on the way home from nursery because she was becoming very bored on the train so I had to detract her by using snapchat. So Jessie turned into a bunny which I think is adorable I love how you can see the nose on her ear as well from the filter.

I thought I would share a picture of her with her outfit in full we actually managed to pick this up in a sale at the start of December and we knew that it would come in, I can believe how grown up she looks and she adored been dressed up I am sure that this will not the only time we see Jess in fancy dress this year, I am sure it is going to be a trend. The facial impression which she has is one which cracks me up this is something which she is constantly pulling at the moment. I also can’t believe looking at this picture how much her hair has grown I will admit soon I am going to have to invest in some hair clips so it is not in her way.

 The final picture which we I am going to share is this picture where she looks so cheeky for some reason I think it was due to the fact that she was laughing at me because she has just managed to splash me seconds before this and drench me. I think she is going to be such a water baby because I can never get her out of the bath when I want to she always seems to be in there over an hour. I can’t wait till I have some time off which will mean that I can take her swimming even more.

What have you done this week?

Charlotte x

Living Arrows #8 – Dada Dada

Dada Dada are words which I swear the words which I have heard so much this month no matter what Jess is doing at the moment she seems to always want her Daddy. I think that this is because they are best friends but I know how much it hurts her when he goes away which is something which she is going to have to deal with a lot in the next few months, As you can see from the picture above sleeping seems to make Jess better when she is missing Daddy maybe this is because of the fact that she knows the more she sleeps the quicker she see’s him. I swear I end up saying Friday as she sees’s him on the weekends because during the week we are so busy. She must really look forward to the weekend so much because she gets to see both her parents which she does do a lot during the week.

Recently we have had to get Jess out of the pram for a number of reasons when we are on the train which is sometimes not the best because of the fact that there has either been a number of prams or disabled people. This means that I have had to entertain her more so this weeks she has started using snap chart filters a lot more because for some reason they are so funny to her this is one of my favourites which we have taken this week because she is so posing for the picture. I love how serious she looks because of the fact that this is her naturally when she is grumpy but over the time of using snapchat she seemed to be getting a lot happier.

Jess this weekend has not been too well it meant that she wanted plenty of cuddles and because of the fact that she has been sick it meant that she had to have a couple of baths which she always seems to love. As you can see here she is feeling a lot better because of the fact that she has such a cheeky luck on her face. I swear since the start of this year she has not been a lucky bunny she keeps managing to get every bug and illness hopefully this is the last once which she is going to get and now she is going to be healthy.

What have you done this week?

Charlotte x

Living Arrows # 7- Radio Silence

Another week has past and shock this is a whole week which Jess has managed in Nursery as you may know if you have been reading my previous weeks she hasn’t managed to do many of them since the start of the year. Maybe we are at the end of the bugs we can only hope. This picture which is above is one of my favourites I have taken this week it was taken on Friday when Jess was shouting for Dada. She has not been able to talk to him much this week at all it was not until shortly after this picture she was able to talk to him on Friday which I think made her week.

This picture sums up a number of things to me it looks as if she is celebrating not been poorly anymore which is a huge plus for all of us. As well as celebrating a number of other things like the amazing followers we have and also we have started to insta story more so if you want to see more of us why not follow us on instagram @cupsofcharlotte.  It was also taken on a Wednesday which makes me think that she already knows it’s hump day and she was celebrating this as well.

The final one which sums up our week is this one which is Jess fast asleep dead for the world. I have a feeling this is because she has been having way too much fun at nursery and because of this she does not want to nap a lot when she is there due to the fear of missing out. Jess doesn’t even like napping at home if she thinks she is going to miss out on something really exciting when normally she really is not going to. 
What have you done this week?

Charlotte x

Living Arrows #6 – zzzzz Sleeping

This week ended again with Jess been poorly she managed to get her first sickness bug which again resulted in a day off nursery she has only managed to do one full week this year. Jess decided that she wanted a lot of cuddles when she was poorly and this meant that we did no do a lot this weekend because it is what she wanted so the weekend consisted of cuddles and naps. This did mean that we have had to scrap the plans which we kind of made for valentine’s however, I am sure that we will end up doing something else at a later date.

The picture which I have used at the top of this post is one which I took on Friday when all she wanted to do was get under a blanket and cuddle me. If you have a child around the same age as Jess you will know that they would rather be on their feet on the move constantly so this was another way I knew she was poorly. I think she actually end up napping on me for a couple of hours. I will admit it was really nice to have cuddles like we did when she was baby.

I love this picture so much this was taken not long after she had woken up for milk because she had ended up going to bed without having any tea. She was way too tired this bug which she has been suffering must really have knocked her. I love the eyes on this I captured this as she was giving me her dummy which I had hardly seen her this day because I had been at rugby if your a league fan you will know the new season has started I am so excited about it. I think this shows that it doesn’t matter what you are doing it is amazing to capture even some of the smallest moments and remember them.

The final one which I am going to share this week is one which I took in the middle of the night when she decided she need settling and then the cheeky monkey took over my bed. As some of you may know I don’t know if I have mentioned it on her that I have a single bed I couldn’t actually get in my bed when she did this because of how she had laid. Looking back on this she may have actually been starting to get the sickness bug and that is why she was not feeling herself. I will tell you this that she better not get used to it because this Mummy needs her sleep a lot at the moment.

What have you been up to this week?

Charlotte x

Living Arrows #5- Week of Fake Pox

This week has been one of the toughest as my life as a parent this is because of the fact that Jess got sent home from Nursery on Monday and was not allowed to return and she was fine the next day, She got sent home and we got told we needed to get a doctors appointment for her because she was covered in a rash according to them. When we got her to see a doctor we found that she had an eye and ear infection as well a common cold and Chicken Pox. Yes, she was a walking infection as one of my friends described her.  This meant that she had to spend a bit of time with Daddy because of the fact I still had to attend my lectures but everyone else was at work and of course he is lucky to get time off when Jess is sick and need looking after.  Would you believe the fact this picture above is taken a day after she got this diagnosis she does look a little poorly but I think in total she managed to get about 5 spots so we are unsure if it was actually chicken pox or if it was a viral infection.

This is an amazing picture which Joe managed to take this is Jess having a picnic on his bed during the time when they were spending together. This girl loves her food like you might have seen in some of these in the past few weeks. I am sure that she was having a ball and she has her eyes closed because she was laughing way too hard because this is something which she would be doing I know her so well. I was sent this with the caption I am supposed to be ill Mummy. This has become a bit of a standard joke this week because she has not been that poorly. She did have to have 5 medicines to take which she took like such a big girl which is something I am so proud of her as it was the first time she has ever had to have eye drops and they didn’t look like fun.

The final picture which I am going to share this week is this one of Jess again on a train and this is her playing with train tickets. You may notice that she seems so relaxed I am amazed how relaxed this girl is when travelling. If you have ever travelled on a train with children you know it is not easy sometimes let alone when you are poorly and there are train delays which meant you had to sit in the doorway of a cold train and change at a station which you don’t usually go to.She was so amazing I am so proud of her. She does so well and I never tell her how proud I am because I don’t know how many little girls would be so happy getting on a train before 7am.

What have you done this week?

Charlotte x

Living Arrows #4 – First Week Back

As you may remember this was Jess’s first week back at nursery for a whole month because she has not been used to the 5.45am get-ups and then she is always on the go at nursery because she does not like to nap as she feels like she will miss something. This site of her napping is something which I have seen a lot either it been on our train ride home or when she has been at home. This Saturday she actually went for a 6-hour nap in the afternoon this shows how tired she had been and how worn out she is hopefully this is something which will be changing once she gets back into her routine. As nice as it is to see her sleeping I do want some time to bond with her because otherwise, I am sure she will forget who we are.

Another thing which has occurred this week is the fact Jess has been super hungry I am sure this girl could easy eat me out of house and home. She loves her food as you can see she is munching on Pasta here even nursery said they have never known someone who enjoys food so much. I am actually glad that she is not a fusty eater because I feel like this would be one of my worst nightmares she even likes foods such I don’t like black pudding.  I hope this is something which continues in the future as I know this can change as they grow up.
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This is one of my favouite photo’s of the week which is Jess and her Grandad walking around the supermarket. This picture proves to me that she is not a baby anymore she sure is a toddler which is not something I am loving I miss my baby.  I am looking forward to some the achievements which are to come such as her speaking coming on and other amazing things we have to come. All which I will be sharing with you on this blog I am sure you will enjoy the ride.

What have you been up to this week?

Charlotte

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Living Arrow #3 – Final Week Of Freedom

I really can’t believe that my Christmas holiday’s have finally come to an end tomorrows sees me back at university since the 9th December which seems like forever I have only been back three times since then for exams and a course. This weekend has felt like the last week of freedom and we have had a busy week of decluttering but also we have had so much fun been together all week.

This picture sums up our week very very cheeky with lots of climbing and playing with toys, We have managed to play with a lot of the toys which she was lucky to recieve for Christmas because she went away quickly after it means she has hardly played with them. This meant she had nearly forgot about them so was so super excited to play with them again. We even took some of her old toys to the charity shop which she has outgrown and saved some like this rubber ring for if there ever is baby number 2.

If you have not realised by now Jess really loves to have her picture taken so when she decided that she would try her Grandad’s hat on she had to adjust it so that she looked her best for when a photograph was taken. I love that it is so easy to get photographs of Jess because it is going to be a lot easier with look back that the changes and all the progress she has made this year. I love how this shows her cheeky streak which she currently has going on.

The final picture I am going to share with you this week is one which was only taken because it is a momentous occasion. This was Jess having her very first subway this is a place which I like to eat at if looking for a quick healthy lunch. As you may noticed yes Jess does open her sandwich up and eat the contents then the bread. I can’t believe that she is now old enough to have one where has my little girl gone can you please bring her back I don’t like having a grown toddler. This week marked her turning 16 months which is crazy when it doesn’t seem long since she was born.

What have you been up to this week?

Charlotte x