The end of May seems to have crept up rather quickly; it’s been a busy month and as you’re reading this we’ll be heading off for a weeks holiday in Seaford, East Sussex, so plenty of distractions. Which all meant that I realised on Thursday that we hadn’t yet taken a me and mine photo, but all was not lost as Friday was a perfect day to take a family photo. You see yesterday we went for the lady of the manor’s 20 week scan and found out that we are officially team blue!

Which is all very exciting, although the lady of the manor has had to adjust a little as she was sure it was going to be a girl. But there was no doubting it’s a boy, takes after his dad of course. Now we just need to find a boys name we like, something we struggled with when choosing for Henry, lots of discussion and use of veto’s coming up no doubt. But if anyone has any favourites to suggest do let us know.

Me and mine may

This month I’ve been mainly running an ultra marathon (you may be noticing a theme in my updates) which in this case was 40 miles along the Ridgeway. A beautiful day of running and actually surprisingly felt ok doing the distance. Also perfect prep for my big charity run in July. Since then I’ve taken a nice break from running to rest and filled my time starting to build my pizza oven. Made some progress but still a while off being able to eat delicious crusty pizzas fresh from the oven.

Henry has been busy turning 2 this month and having a joint birthday with his big sister at the start of the month. He got the biggest bucket of cars you’ve ever seen along with a ELC garage for his birthday from us and has been a very happy little boy ever since. He also had his first settling in session at preschool, he’ll be joining Matilda one morning a week from June and they seemed to really enjoy both being there.

Me and mine May

Matilda has been growing up far too fast, she’s had a hair cut this week (2nd one ever) and looks so grown up. She’s very excited that I’m building a pizza oven and keeps asking me when she can cook a pizza in it. She’s also decided that her first pizza will have ham and pineapple on it.

The lady of the manor has of course mainly been busy growing a baby which she tells me is very tiring, but the children have at least started consistently waking up near or after 7am and enjoying a snuggle in our bed before getting up properly. She’s also taken great pleasure in installing a full suite of Ikea storage solutions in our playroom so that the kids toys are organised alphabetically and by colour. Finally she’s been tending to her ever expanding veg patch and greenhouse which hopefully soon will be giving us delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, strawberries and much more.

dear beautiful