The coolest bike in town 


It was so hard to think of something for Theo for his 2nd birthday that was unique and that we didn’t already have being a family with 5 children all older than Theo as you can imagine we own nearly everything on the market and most things get passed down to the younger children! 

So I asked for some help from two of my friends and they suggested a bike called wishbone so I had no idea what this was so I obviously turned to my best friend google and had a little look and to say I was impressed was an understatement! What an amazing idea! 

A bike which is 3-in-1 to starts off as a trike with 3 wheels whist they are little so they can get used to using it, when they are more confident you can turn it into a two wheeled balance bike and then it will convert into a older child’s balance bike which I love! I’m really into natural woods and high tech design which this ticks both boxes! 

If I’m honest it wasn’t a hit straight away but Theo is a child who takes a while to get used to something and he needs to have it around and have the choice to use something and then he decides if he likes it or not! Very strong minded lad is Theo! 

After a week or so he was riding it all over the house and chasing his brothers which he thought was hilarious! As his confidence had grown so much we thought we would take him out on it! 

He loved the freedom of being outdoors on it and riding it everywhere! He is so fast on it, he chased daddy, and he chased me laughing his little head off the whole time! 


My favouite thing is the simplicity of it, I would defiantly recommend  this bike to anyone looking for a alternative grow with me bike which is very well made and great on all terrains because of its proper tyre wheels! 

Perfect gift for my little explorer! Here’s to many more fun times on our wishbone bike! ❤

Theo Turns 2!

Theo 2nd birthday pj masks party

Theo is two! Say what!? Where have these last two years gone I have no idea!

I love planning my children’s birthday’s so much I get abit carried away! This was no exception , even tho I love to plan them I’m still very last minute I always start out with the intentions of being so organised but I never seem to end that way! Normally I’m rushing around the night before panicking that I’ve forgotten something! Worrying if I’ve given them enough presents to open wondering if I’ve chosen the right things! It’s hard job being a parent!

I love making the boys birthdays cakes it makes it feel special for me and like I’m making memories for them to remember when they are older! i love seeing their faces light up when they see what cake I’ve made them! Normally a lot of wow and excitment! It’s turned into a bit of a family tradition now and every year the boys will say mummy can I have this on my cake! Hearing them say that makes it all worth while, there faces just light up!

Theo is really into disneys pj masks at the moment and his favouite is gekko! So I knew his cake would have to have pj masks on it!  I decided to just go for a simplistic design of a Victoria sponge with white fondant icing and black buildings around the cake to symbolise night time as any Disney pj mask fan will know they only come out at Night!

Cake topper pj masks figures

Pj masks birthday party

Homemade pj masks cake

I have so many beautiful items from some gorgeous shops on Instagram that I thought why not combined them into the party decorations!

I had Some beautiful prints from Kate at the little jones that I adore! My favouite one which is the first I ever bought with a T for Theo, I really love quirky personal items there something so special about them, you can’t help but love them! My second print was the wild child one as Theo has grown he is very much a wild child he loves to climb and run free, he will not sit still or listen to anything I have to say ! And the last one and my favouite one ‘cool kids live here’ erm yes they do! I love this as it’s for all of my boys! Everything with our family is a family affair we are literally like the waltons!  Haha

Nursery decorations personalised prints

Who doesn’t love little things, cute little ordinnents and trinkets I’m a sucker for things like that! I say they are for Theo but yeh not really! I just love them! They really can finish off a theme or a room! Theo has so many beautiful hand crafted items from many talented small business on Instagram so I had to have them on display and I really think that they add to the look!

Nursery decor monochrome chalk house

Monochrome birthday party with ombré teepee

Stylish monochrome prints personalised for birthday party

I also found some gorgeous bow monochrome party plates, cups, serving platters and accessories from a wonderful little shop called candle &  cakes

I really love boho so i decided to create this amazing feather garland which was a labour of love that’s for sure as it took me 3 days to make it but it was worth it the out Come and the look of it I just love it so much! I’ve now got it hanging up in theo’s room as i love it so much!

Boho party handmade feather garland

Theo really had such a wonderful 2nd birthday I couldn’t of wished for a better day, he had his friends who he has grown up with from a baby! They came over for a little tea party after we had a visit to the aquarium to look at all the fishes  and for bit of sensory fun, as always I did to much food, the toddler cried because they were all tired and grumpy! The reality of a children’s party! But i wouldn’t change it for anything!

Even with all that it really doesn’t matter does it cause all you remember are the fun times! The children laughing because Theo shoved a sausage up his nose, their happy faces when you give them a balloon to play with,watching these face light up when he blew out his candles on his cake to see his most favourite characters on top!

You really do have to treasure each moment as in a flash that moment is gone and all you have is a memory a beautiful memory of a wonderful time you shared with your child!

Thank you for reading!

Laura – blessedwith5boys

Don’t you just love the little things!

As a parent I feel I’m always so caught up in the hussel and bussel of life as soon as Monday morning comes it’s all rush rush rush!

There’s breakfast to be made, lunches to be packed, school bags to be made, clothes to be ironed it’s hard to remember that things won’t always be so!

This year I’ve made a resolution to appriciate the little things in life and try to enjoy these moments with my boys as they wont always be small and one day they won’t need me to hold their hand whilst they cross the road or want me to give them a kiss and walk them to class!

I always feel so drained come Friday I’m begging for Saturday to come around so we can just have a more relaxed and family oriented day!

Saturday’s and Sunday’s I feel these are the days that I love! Out exploring at our local beauty spots or the local national trust places! Sometimes I find myself in my own little bubble really soaking up what’s happening! Watching Ashton and Ruben foraging and scrambling around in the foliage then they call mummy mummy look look……

Theyve found a bug or reptile of some kind so proud of what they have found watching their faces light up with glee! followed by Isaac and Jenson picking up sticks and using them as make believe swords waving them around in the air shouting chargeeeeee! At the top of their voices! I really can’t imagine my weekends any different! These are the moment I live for! I long for!

When you step back and watch It makes me so proud of my large beautiful family, i feel having all boys makes it super special as we most certainly wouldn’t have the bonds or memories if our family were any different!

 

 

There’s something about clothies!

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Ive always been one of those mums who only Likes to try something once then if I don’t like it that’s it, you’ve lost your chance to sparkle! So burp clothes, Muslims Ect have never really been much use to me, even tho I have a sicky baby, I mean who wants to carry around a sicky milk layde Muslim or burp cloth as soon as you touch it it makes you wreak! No thank you!

So when I saw one of my favouite Instagram shops Cucci-coo baby store offering these “burp clothes” called clothies for sale I really did think not another burp cloth come on! Theo is quite a sicky baby and it’s hard to find the right item that works for us! The more I saw the clothies the more I thought hey maybe these are worth investing in!

I took the plunge and ordered some, now I must say majority of Muslims or burp clothes are quite well …………….. Boring! (Another thing that puts me off them! ) well clothies are the complete opposite you want a something stylish and funky these are it!

Attractive, colourful & useful what more do you need! So when looking through the Instagram shop cucci-coo Baby store I was shocked at how gorgeous the designs were and how vibrant! I dunno what it is but I just love foxes! Aren’t they just the cutest! So I bought the blue foxes set of clothies!

The delivery was so fast I had them in a day or so after I had ordered! When they arrived I was so pleased with them the colours were so bright they are very well made and super soft and snuggly! Straight away theo was snuggling into them! They are backed by a soft fleece, which is so absorbant!

We’ve washed them and they have come out like new no need to iron them, the colour is still very bright and didn’t run in the wash! The cotton front it very breathable aswell and light for use with babies! 🙂

Don’t waste your money on products that don’t work invest in something with multi purpose and you will have something you can keep and use time and time again! Would highly recommend clothies to any mum or mum to be as they are so useful and gorgeous!

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Love

Xblessedwith4boysX

 

 

Jenson is 2!! 

  

It only seems like yesterday my little blue eyed angel was born. I honestly don’t know where those 2 years have gone!! 

I wanted to do something special for his birthday to celebrate and have something to treasure as if I’m honest I don’t have a lot of nice photos of my children just the usual poor quality iPhone photo which are lovely but really not anything to print as the quality would be so bad! 

So I decided to arrange a stylised photo session with my husband being an award winning photographer I was able to get my vision across to him and he added his little touches and together we came up with such a beautiful idea! 

A few days after his birthday we went to a local beauty spot and took one of his birthday presents with us a vintage red car which I must add was his favouite birthday present! 

He loved it as any mum of boys would know that they love anything that involves exploring, mud and anything where they can get dirty and play with bugs! if I’m honest my boys love being outside if they are stuck at home it’s hell, they moan, bicker and fight so any chance to get them out and about im jumping at the opportunity! 

Jenson is quite a shy boy and will often refrain from getting involved in activities if we are out as a family! This time wasn’t any different it took a while for him to become comfortable And want to play on his new car! 

Here are a few pictures from his 2nd birthday session! 

   

  

 

I was so happy to hear that both of the images of jenson on the car got silver awards in the month competition for the guild of photographers!

Thank you for reading 

Love laura 

Xx

The bunting tree 

I was scrolling through my Instagram account and a lovely little peice caught my eye, a beautiful birdie/floral leggings set and I couldn’t help but like it!

As I clicked onto The bunting tree Instagram account I was blown away by the unusual designs and the beautiful craftman ship of these lovely clothing items! I just knew I had to have them!

As I explored more on the website, I found out that she only uses organic cotton which is super soft & strechy, I love that every peice is handmade so in a way it’s like it’s made especially for your child!

Golden bugs leggings and bib set

Shroom elk leggings & bib set  

Beautifully packaged!  

Organic cotton is especially great as it has so many benefits for not only your baby because it doesn’t have nasty chemicals or treatments added to it which means fewer allergies!! It is softer than normal cotton so perfect for babies soft delicate skin!

If I can I try to buy organic or free of chemicals as I feel it’s much better for our health And it really helps the environment!

The bunting tree have so many amazing designs and I’m sure I’ll be a regular customer here are a few pics of theo in his latest sets!

  

Thank you for reading!

Love Laura

Xx

What a Blooming brilliant bath 

 

Since theo has been born he has never enjoyed bath time I don’t know if it’s that he doesn’t feel safe in the hard plastic baths or it’s uncomfortable but every time we had to bath him he would cry! We tried everything every baths with mummy!

Not just a little wince but a full on tantrum crying to the point that he was hysterical as any new mum I don’t like to see my baby upset so I set to work looking online for something to help me bath him and that he would be comfortable in!

After a few days of research I came across the blooming bath at first I thought it looked silly and girly seeing as it was a flower! But as I read further I found out that the reason it was designed like a flower was so it can fit into any sink and create a cushioned safe play/bath area for baby to play!

  

I absolutely love this bath and it’s so easy to use and theo loved it, we had lots of smiles and he was so happy in it! I’m so glad I have found such an awesome product that has made theo enjoy bath time! 🙂

It drys super quick also just squeeze out all the water and bung it in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes or turn it over and hang it from the tag!

I have no idea why there aren’t more of these readily available in the top shops because they are just so convenient, soft and comfortable! Trust me get rid of the plastic bath and buy one of these!

I got mine from here : blooming bath

Thank you for reading

Love Laura

Xx