Today I thought I would share with you my bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, I had an idea in my head how I wanted them to look and I think I found the perfect dresses for them! Our colours are silvers, greys and hints of baby blue, so I wasn't sure what colour I was going for as I did think the baby blue would be nice, but then I thought to match the wedding better maybe grey would be best. I had in mind the style I wanted and luckily came across these Little Mistress dresses, they come in a whole variety of beautiful colours too! I went for the grey and really love the colour of them, I think they are perfect for the winter wedding and theme we are having.
I love the detail at the top of the dress, it just adds a bit of sparkle and breaks the dress up a bit, and being a winter wedding I like the style at the top with the straps being quite wide. They also suit a lot of body type as they flow out from under the bust and aren't tight fitting dresses.
This week we have been at home mostly, the calm before the storm so to speak as Isla is back at pre-school this week, so we have all enjoyed slowly getting back into our routine a little. The kids have really enjoyed playing with all their new toys and I have to admit so have I! This week these two have really enjoyed playing shops together, although I have noticed that Archie sometimes forgets to pay yikes!
Christmas Day this year was a busy one, I was awake at 3:30am and nudging Perry to tell him that it was Christmas, to say he was impressed would be an understatement! I finally drifted back off to sleep around 5:30am and was then woken by a shocked noise by Isla at 8:20am as she had got out of bed and opened her door to see her full stocking! I sat straight up so I could see her face as she come in and then we went to get Archie up so he could come into our room as well, we sat and watched the kids open their stocking on our bed and it was the most magical thing ever, they both loved everything they received and seemed so happy with just the stocking. We headed down stairs after 20 minutes and the kids could finally see all of their Christmas presents in their own piles, Isla went straight over and wanted to start unwrapping hers, Arch on the other hand was just so happy and smiley, he headed into the kitchen to find himself some breakfast!
So he now weighs 2 stone 2, he is 34.5 inches (2ft 8) in height and wears size 5+ nappies, 2-3 year tops and 18-24 bottoms, he currently wears a size 5.5 shoes but probably could do with the next size up soon. His eyes are blue and his hair is blonde, we did get it cut when he was 16 months old but it could do with another cut any day now as it is starting to look a little too long at the back and sides. He is incredibly strong and can get himself anywhere he needs to go, and can also get his 4 year old sister to the ground!
Personality wise he is so confident and within a few minutes he will be playing with our guests and handing them cars to play with, this is something new for us as Isla
was still is so so shy and takes a lot longer to warm up to people, but she is getting better. Isla gives Archie so much help though, he copies everything she does and so he is so grown up in many ways. He loves to clean and I will find him putting rubbish in the bin for me, when he's finished a snack he will put anything he doesn't want in the bin and then his bowl into the sink, if I get the hoover out he grabs his toy hoover and helps me. He loves being outdoors, as soon as I mention going out he is under the stairs in the cupboard getting his shoes and reaching for his coat. Although getting him into the pushchair.... just doesn't happen, and when you need to get out the door for school runs its not easy! He happily walks and holds my hand but the novelty is wearing off and now he just wants to run off, he honestly thinks he's 5!
He's taken a real interest in football, as we walked past some boys playing on the field he ran over, they let him kick the ball into the goal and he was actually pretty good! I was quite surprised as we aren't really into football so maybe I need to buy him one! He is of course still in love with cars, he is cars mad and loves lining them up for a race. He also loves playing with the toy kitchen and makes all the noises to wash his hands and make food. He loves to dance and I will often catch him wiggling his bum, he is also a dare devil and gives me numerous heart attacks every day as he jumps from our foot stall onto the sofa from a distance! We no longer have a stair gate at the top of the stairs as he has confidently gone down them for months and so it was pointless and just a trip hazard at the top of the stairs, mostly for me!
He loves brushing his teeth at the moment, and to be groomed - he sits and looks at himself in the mirror as I blow dry and brush his hair! He hates getting dressed or changing his nappy, its like trying to wrestle a alligator! Although in some ways he is so grown up and loving, in others he's at a very tiring age, he has me on my toes all day! He also has started throwing huge tantrums, at home and in public which has been hard work, I just need to remember its a phase and won't last forever. He knows what he wants and how to get it, he helps himself to food and knows how to tell me what he wants by showing me. I can't believe how well he is doing, I know a lot of it comes from his big sister but he also does stuff that blows me away at how clever he can really be.