My babies 1st proper haircut

My babies 1st proper haircut

Tiny fringe cut for this cutie and majoy haircut for my little Mr A, and boy does he look grown up! We are more in love with these two beauties! How did we plain humans make such gorgeousness!!!! On another note what an honor to have someone that has known me since a was little cutting my babies hair! Feel all the loves right... read more
Jumping bean

Jumping bean

Signs that our little boy is building up his confidence, there was a time not so long ago he would not dare to even stand on these logs. It was such a joy watching how much he enjoyed jumping of them and getting more confident with each jump. Our baby is growing up far to fast and my emotions are all over the place, from joy to sadness the whole spectrum in between. How can this love keep growing? Everytime i think i can’t love more he proves me... read more
Joing World Cup spirit

Joing World Cup spirit

A little trip to the local pub to catch a bit more of the game. Amber made a few friends with her usual flirty attitude while Aydi and I entertained each other. I love his smile, this boy can be so handsome and adorable. So lucky they are mine to enjoy daily despite bad moments and stress i know i am super... read more
Dinosaurs and ice creams

Dinosaurs and ice creams

I made my way to Crystal Palace with the kiddes one day and clapham the next we had the best time in the sun going to playgrounds and snacking... read more
Numbers & play

Numbers & play

Aydi is so good at writing his numbers now, he has so much more control of his hand movement. Amber is also gaining more and more control and now manages a few steps unaided. These babies just grow too... read more
Walking at 13 months!

Walking at 13 months!

Weren’t you 1 like a week ago????? Little lady you are so keen to walk now, a few steps and now the constant practising begins holding our fingers as we do our backs in a bit more. The joy of... read more
Aydi 46 months

Aydi 46 months

Almost 4 and starting school, how and when did it happen? It still blows my mind that come September I will have a child in... read more
Old friends & new friends

Old friends & new friends

I met with my oldest friend Carmen and her lovely boy Marcel who met Aydi for the first time. I can’t believe how different our lives are now Carmy! We went from 5 year olds girls becoming friends at school to 30 something year olds with kids. Who would have thought this would be us and we would have so much to be proud of. To our beautiful children... read more
Swing cuddles

Swing cuddles

Aydi has a lot cuddles to give unfortunately not always the most delicate with his lil sis it can be more like strangling than hugging. I do love that he even wants to give her cuddles. Below are a couple of pictures of my favorite plant which has given me 3 more plants. I LOVE PLANTS, and this one is my fav. Finally spme pics of fun at the sandpit on the weekend with my gang, look at the tunnel hal dug,... read more
Ballpit madness

Ballpit madness

Ballpits generally fill me with terror but on this occasion we had it to outselves so these 2 could enjoy it together without anyone jumping all over them. It was only a minute or two before one had to come out but worth it for these happy pictures. Seeing these two smile, my heart bursts with... read more
Lanzarote part 2

Lanzarote part 2

We got into a nice simple routine with the kiddies of playground, lunch, play, pool, hot tub, dinner, walk/playground, sleep so they were pretty happy most days. Aydi once again a lovely travel companion like in Italy. Fingers crossed Turkey later in the year is like this. We coped dispite being left 2 hrs on the plane without moving, 4 hour flight, 1 hour hovering above Gatwick and 2 hours home no serious meltdowns. Phew we were exhausted... read more
Ambers 1!!!

Ambers 1!!!

That was the quickest month of my life, this little girl made time fly with that astonishing smile and prior to this with her easy nature. Today I am over joyed to celebrate this 1st little birthday but saddened that my baby is no longer a tiny... read more
Ambers is one!!!!!

Ambers is one!!!!!

Oh my gorgeous, smiley princess you bring so much happiness and these 12 months with you have flown by. We blinked and you were one! Already cruising and mimicking all our gestures you are pure cheekiness. I couldn’t have imagined anything better than you and we all love you so much. Your big brother is your biggest fan and you are his biggest fan i have no doubts. You are all i wanted for Aydi, a little buddy to enjoy the day to day with. Thank you for all this happiness you bring our little... read more
Night before Ambers 1st birthday

Night before Ambers 1st birthday

It feels like only a couple of months ago this little treasure was born after a bit of a sudden labour after hours of discomfort. I am not sure how we have managed such an incredibly relaxed year in what seemed like an impossible task when we had only 1 child. The transition from one to two children felt pretty simple after the epic upheaval having the 1st caused. With Amber, she just slotted into our lives and came along for the ride without demanding too much and giving us so much happiness and joy. I feel tremendously happy and proud that Aydin gets to grow up with a sibling, something which means the world to me as I never wanted to have an only child. Now when they have brief moments of playing together my heart wants to burst with joy. Now my biggest hope (after our health and happiness of course) is that they love each other and are there for each other always. I dont expect them to always like each other but i hope they always know when needed they have each others backs. I would have loved to have a sibling and grown up with someone these two better appreciate each other and make this mum proud. Amber this year with you has been magic, you add so much to our 3 lives, i can’t wait to get to know you better. This next year alone will bring so much change as you develop more of a personality. If those wonderful smiles of yours continue i don’t doubt our lives will be incredible my... read more
Aydi 45 months

Aydi 45 months

Adorable, chatty and stubborn gorgeousness we love you and the little boy you are... read more
Ambi 1 month away from the big day!

Ambi 1 month away from the big day!

Ambi you are all bravery and courage with a streak of fearlessness that terrifies and fascinates me. I knew you wouldn’t be a clone of your brother but you are polar opposites in attitude. What Aydi has in cautiousness you have in daring. You climb up slides, throw yourself down them, climb anything climbable! You come out of the high chair in the blink of an eye so i can’t even trust you there. To this day your brother has never climbed up a slide or come out of a high chair! I feel you will give me a heart attack when you get the hang of... read more

So behind posting but will try to get back to date over the next couple of weeks and be consistant. Below are a few picture of this adorable bunch of mine. Do the day to... read more
Last stop Firenze! The the photo we came for

Last stop Firenze! The the photo we came for

Last bit of our journey before heading back home, we went straight to Piazza Michelangelo  to capture the photo that started this whole journey. Once there it was so windy that we quickly returned to our airbnb for a relaxed evening we had no intention of doing any serious sightseeing so that one evening there was spent indoors.   a little glimpse of our lovely airbnb in the heart of Florence, with it’s awesome mezzanine!!! I can’t believe how far we have come since 2005 in 13 years we grew up, married and created these 2 incredible little humans and achieved something that was merely a passing comment; that we would return to this beautiful city to mark the important junctions in our lives together. It has become a wonderful tradition and I truly hope we have more amazing landmark occasions to return and photograph in our place Piazza Michelangelo. Below is the picture of this trip 2018 as a family of 4, then in 2015 as a family of 3 and to mark 10 years together. Next in 2010 to mark 5 years together. I am not sure if on any of the many evenings we took midnight and early morning strolls up to piazza Michelangelo as a young couple just dating in 2005 we took any pictures but i will try to find any and post... read more

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I'm Jo and this is my little place to record the moments I cherish of everyday life. I know I would never remember all these so at least this way I can capture them, and not only I but family and friends, can take a dip into the past when desired.

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