A week away!

Firstly, I’m sorry for being a complete blogging fail over the last few weeks. Those naughty teeth have been erupting again and upsetting my poor girl!

A few weeks ago we went on a lovely family holiday to Devon with my parents, my pregnant sister and her fiancé and his best friend and parents. Baby Knight absolutely loved having so many people around all the time which meant we did too. It felt like such a luxury to be able to take my time in the shower and to read a magazine with a hot cup of tea! Bliss! We were very lucky with the weather too, Britain isn’t notorious for its glorious bank holidays but we managed to catch one. Not one rainy day all week. That’ll do, pig.

We set off at 7am on the Saturday as we anticipated a lot of service station breaks (we were right) and arrived at about midday. Baby Knight coped really well with the travelling and settled in quickly. The rest of the day was spent unpacking and putting up Easter decorations. (My previous post shows everything I’d bought.)

The next day was Easter Sunday. We are Christians so it is such a celebratory time for us. We have friends who live in Devon and they kindly invited us to their church for the morning service which was so joyous! Afterwards we spent the day enjoying a three course meal with the family and then my dad organised Baby Knight’s first Easter Egg Hunt. My sister and I even managed to squeeze in a spot of baking, something I don’t really get the chance to do anymore.

Most of the Devon crew

Most of the Devon crew

Some of our treats

Some of our treats

We also took Baby Knight to her first zoo which was such a sweet day! I was a little concerned that she’d be too young and it’d be a complete waste of money but she was adorable! Her favourites seemed to be the giraffes, tigers and elephants, I couldn’t believe that she was watching them with such excitement.

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Elephant spotting with Daddy

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Taking it all in!

The rest of the week was spent relaxing and visiting cute little towns. It was a real treat to spend so much time altogether, I’m always conscious that Mr Knight misses out a bit being at work. However, he definitely chose the best week to have off, we felt like we came home with a different baby! I don’t know if she’d been waiting for a decent audience or if it was the magic of the sea air but in the space of a few days she learnt to say ‘nana’ and ‘dada’ (don’t worry, she’s had ‘mama’ down for weeks!) she learnt to clap and most momentously… SHE LEARNT TO CRAWL! My baby is on the move! This is both thrilling and terrifying in equal measures. It is such a joy to see her explore her environment on her own and watching her learn. She is also ecstatic about this new trick and has developed a new super cheesy smile to prove it.20150406_182113

Devon is such a beautiful place and we’ve all decided we’re returning next year. My niece or nephew will be with us next time and Baby Knight will be 2 so it’ll be a whole new experience but something to look forward to. I was a bit sad to come home and get back to normal but we’ve been too busy baby proofing our house to really have time to think about it!

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Thanks for reading,

Knight Mummy x

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Cheap and Easy Easter Home

I really enjoy getting into a new season  and altering my home and wardrobe to suit. I love Summer brights and mustard and maroon in Autumn but Easter is definitely my favourite. If my whole life could be pastel coloured and in the shape of an egg that would be bliss.

Anyone who has Pinterest will have seen the gorgeous creations that can be made to fill your home with Easter spirit. However, if you’re like me and colouring in is as crafty as you can manage I’ve found a few things that will do the job and not cost much either. I can’t remember the exact prices of things but nothing is more than £10.

If you don’t want anything too OTT this cute wooden sign from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com is perfect.

I love bunting! These thick paper ones come as a pack of three from Home Bargains and are so sweet. Each one has 14 flags on so they’re a decent length.

The poor people who are spending Easter Sunday with me will be forced to indulge in the season and wear bunny ears. All day. Even to the restaurant for lunch. These come in a pack of 8 from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com.

The long weekend is the perfect time to enjoy some baking. Cupcakes are always a favourite and these cases and  decorations will really finish them off! All of this comes in a pack from Home Bargains.

If you enjoy eating cupcakes moreso than baking them (and who could blame you!) I’ve found most supermarkets produce a range that would look great decorating a table. These are super cheap from Aldi and are delicious.

Fresh flowers instantly brighten up a room and Spring offers the most gorgeous varieties. Tulips and daffodils are my personal Easter favourites.

Finally, if all else fails, you can’t beat dressing up your children! Adorable and will be hilarious to look back on when they’re older. This is our beautiful Easter Bunny! Those little plastic eggs are super cheap and I’ve filled them with dry pasta to turn them into little shakers. They are also perfect for an egg hunt for older children. She loves them!

Happy Easter everyone!

Thanks for reading,

Knight Mummy x