Since Lyra has been teething this week and her first little tooth has broken the surface we decided now was the time to start brushing. For some reason I was pretty excited about this little milestone although I’m not sure why, maybe I just thought she’d look cute with a toothbrush (she totally did). We went through our usual bedtime routine with Lyra and decided to slot tooth brushing between her bath and getting her all snuggled up in her pyjamas and sleeping bag. Lyra did really well with the actual tooth brushing. I thought she’d cry when we put…

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Lyra has been having a tough time with teething and this, of course, means that Matt and I are having a tough time with it as well. Since we were all very tired and some of us were pretty short tempered (me. I was short tempered) we decided to have a slow weekend. We did some chores, the food shop, bought a few things for Lyra, had breakfast out and just generally enjoyed being together. I find that I need these weekends sometimes, ones where we have no obligations and don’t really do much. It makes the busy weekends much…

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This little one is so much cooler than Matt and I already and she’s only 5 months old so I thought I’d post about some of my favourite outfits of hers now and again. I’m pretty nosey and always like to read these sort of posts so I guess others do too (I hope I’m not the only one). Anyway, let me know if I should do any more of these, here are the details of the outfit Lyra wore to the zoo last week. Jumper: H&M Shorts: H&M Tights: Debenhams (Part of a dress and tights set) Hat: Knitted…

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Whilst we were away with my family last weekend we got a chance to take Lyra swimming for the first time. To say I was nervous is a massive understatement, I was so sure that she was going to scream as soon as her feet touched the water. We’ve been battling at bath times with Lyra since she was born and she’s only just starting sitting without crying in them in the past couple of weeks so I felt very justified to be worried about swimming. The pool was luckily very family friendly, my Grandma was able to sit at…

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On Thursday we headed to Bristol Zoo with little-alba-sunrise and her family to celebrate Alba’s 2nd birthday. We had such a lovely (if tiring) day and although Lyra wasn’t too bothered by the animals she definitely enjoyed being out and about. Lyra also loved watching Alba run around and of course liked looking up at all of the trees. I think Lyra was probably a little young for the zoo just yet so we’ll wait a while before we attempt it again but she did like the fish. I think maybe the aquarium would be worth a try next. I…

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This week feels like the first week in a while where Lyra has changed a lot. I can’t pinpoint exactly why I feel she’s changed except that she seems to be doing more things deliberately than before. Noises, playing and facial expressions all appear to have a little thought process behind them now although of course there are still some random movements that surprise even Lyra. We headed to the New Forest last weekend as you can see in my previous posts and it really reminded me not to underestimate Lyra. She was in a new place surrounded by lots…

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This little series of photos brings such a smile to my face. Seeing her interacting with nature is amazing and that bottom face is so completely her. Haha. These photos also make me so excited for Autumn; the knitwear, the chill, the hats and the rosy cheeks. Perfect.

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Whilst we were away at the weekend we headed into the New Forest for a lovely family walk. We left the lodge quite early so it was still a little chilly but the sun was out and Lyra with rosy cheeks is pretty much the cutest thing ever. One of my favourite things about Lyra is her curiosity and I love watching Matt introduce her to the world. He made sure to show her the different trees and pass her leaves and twigs to feel and discover. Being outside with my family is so good for my soul. I also…

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