Family, feelings, and many firsts #littleloves

It’s Friday and my Momma has finally arrived! We spend yesterday celebrating her first full day in the UK and her 60th birthday. OH what a treat it is having her here with all of us to celebrate on such a big milestone. We are off to Venice next week just me and her for a mother/daughter trip. I can’t hardly contain my excitement. Each time she visits we choose somewhere different to go just the two of us. These trips where I don’t have to share her with anyone else are truly special to me. I know they are to her too as she has never been to Venice. 

This week has been a little bit boring waiting for her big arrival. Cleaning and preparing the house and kids. “What to do and what not to do when we have guests here!” That could be a whole manual for my two crazy tots but here are a few #littleloves to share in spite of it.

Read

I finally finished Morgana’s book, The Wrong Knickers. I woke up on Mother’s Day and thought I would take myself off for a hot bath, soy latte, and finish a book. It was blissful. I have never had a bath in the morning before, I was pleasantly surprised how good it felt. IMG_9162

Heard

I have been refraining from sharing all my country songs lately here, but with my Momma here this one came to mind and I had to share. As parents I think we all hope our children feel this way about us. It’s a beautiful tear jerker. I think of my Momma when I hear it.

Watched

I have somehow missed the first few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy! I know what is wrong with me. While I have desperately tried to find them online to catch up I have it on record from now on. Phew!

Wore

I have been wearing my workout gear and new running shoes everyday this past week. I am on a huge mission to tone up and lose the last bit of baby weight before I go to France next month and put on a swimsuit. It’s a first for me to be using kettlebells but I seriously have fallen in love with them. I can work out in half the time and burn more calories with them than anything else, running included. To me, that’s my kind of exercise. I have been finding tons of kettlebell workouts on youtube each night to tone various parts of my body.

Kettlebells workout #littleloves

I also got dressed up and had afternoon tea with my friend visiting from Spain and a few others. It was so lovely and I feel great carrying a handbag sometimes instead of a diaper bag and we walked around a few shops in Manchester afterwards with no strollers in tow. It was a great time with good company and a great excuse to wear heels!

The Wrong Knickers Reading  #littleloves

Made

I am so obsessed with pancakes and crepes I think I really could live off them. There are so many ways you can eat them which makes me never get bored them either. I think this week I had one day where I even ate a crepe for breakfast and mini pancakes for lunch. That may be over kill and not helping my new workout routine any but oh they tasted so good.

Crepes

And lastly…

I know it’s a bit over the top to beg so I will only politely ask (a few times) so please don’t hate me for this… but it’s that time of year again for the #Bibs2015 I would be ever so grateful if you would VOTE for Let’s Talk Mommy! My blog is my third baby and I would love to be recognized for all my hard work someday.

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41 thoughts on “Family, feelings, and many firsts #littleloves”

  1. How lovely to have your mum visit! Venice is fab and you are going at a great time before it gets hot and smelly from the canals. Sounds like you had a lovely Mother’s Day morning! I love crepes too, especially with just sugar and lemon. Have a great time with your mommy xxxx

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    • Oh yes I have heard it gets smelly so hoping we miss that too. Thank you. I really can’t wait and neither can my mother. We did really have a wonderful mother’s day. Crepes are the best. I have never tried the english version with lemon and sugar. It’s on my list. lol

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  2. Oh how lovely that your mum is here to visit…and great that you got a girlie day out – looking fab in your heels! I’m also intrigued by the kettle bells – off to look up some videos. My gym has a class one morning each week but I wasn’t sure what it involved. Have a super weekend planning for your trip away. Avril x

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    • Oh you must try them out. I was the same and didn’t know what they were about but once I did them fell in love. It burns so many calories in such a little time. My kind of workout as a busy mom. We have a lot planned for my mom’s visit can’t wait to share it all with my readers.

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  3. Oh i hope you have the best time with your mum Jenny! Venice is so beautiful – I’m very jealous! You look gorgeous in your girls day outfit, and those crepes look amazing! I’ve just had apple pancakes for lunch. So delicious! Have a great weekend sweetpea xxx

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    • Oh apple pancakes that sounds delicious. Yummy will have to try t hem out. Thanks hunny. I can’t wait to be in Venice. Childfree! hahaha This momma is escaping with her momma. Love it. Have a lovely weekend too!

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    • Well I keep saying baby weight thing but can it still be baby weight after 18 months or just a lazy naughty thing too? lol hahaha Probably guilty of both at the moment.

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  4. Have fun with your mom Jenny – Venice will be amazing. I have to say kettlebells aren’t really on my radar but it seems like a good idea – especially for those of us who find it difficult to get out of our own houses to exercise. That morning bath sounds glorious – I hope you were well clear of interruptions too 🙂 Have a fab weekend hon Xx #littleloves

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  5. Wishing you a wonderful time with your mum, such precious times and a beautiful bond. Seriously can you do a post on your bedroom, it looks so luxurious. And in true Greys style, stand like a superhero!! Look forward to reading more blog this week xx

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    • Thank you ever so much. I love having her here and wish she could come more often. Two weeks just isn’t enough time together. Thank you. I have been waiting for a really sunny day as it’s a romantic style bedroom so there isn’t a lot of light to photograph well. lol hahahah Soon I promise though.

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  6. What a gorgeous song! I am a huge fan of pancakes {who isn’t!} Makes me want some now!! I really hope you have a wonderful time with your mum! Must be amazing to have here xx

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  7. I hope you have a fabulous time with your Mom, how lovely you get the opportunity to spend special time together. And what a lovely treat you had on Mother’s Day! Sometimes it really is the simple things which are the best!

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    • I couldn’t agree more. The morning bath was the best gift of all for sure. Simple. Thanks I am loving having her here just wish it was more often and for longer. 🙂

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  8. I love my kettlebell but I haven’t used it for ages. It’s the only at-home workout I’ve ever really enjoyed and done from start to finish. I like the Jillian Michaels – Shred it with Weights routine, but you really feel it the next day!

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    • Oh I will have to look into that one. Sounds ace. I need to really up my game plan if I want results. lol Kettlebells seem to be doing that for me so far.

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  9. Glad you had a lovely time in Manchester, where did you go? I’m off to Liverpool tomorrow with a friend for champagne afternoon tea and I am so excited!
    I am so jealous of your trip to Venice with your mum, you will have such an amazing time, its so beautiful! xxx

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    • I hope you are right. I can’t wait to share it all too. We went to Neighbourhood Restaurant in Manchester it was lovely. Oh enjoy Liverpool hunny, just took the kids to Disney on Ice there. They were in heaven! Traffic wasn’t so friendly though.

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  10. Ah I’m so happy for you having your mum there, it must be so lovely and Venice is my favourite place, I LOVE it there! You will have an amazing time and I can’t wait to read about it. I really need to get back on track with my fitness, I was doing it regularly for a while but then slipped back out of it! x

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    • I really hope so. I can’t wait to share all about it too. I do that, I get on track do great, then get lazy then get back on track. My pour body doesn’t know if I am coming or going. lol

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  11. Aww it sounds like you’ve got a great time planned with your mum. Venice will be amazing I’m sure. I’m really intrigued by kettlebells. I keep hearing lots about them but am still to give them try. I’m trying to shift the last of my baby weight before our summer holiday so might have to go and get some.
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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    • I did and so I finally jumped on this kettlebell band wagon and love that I can work out in 20 mins and get my core toned up and burn more calories than an hour on my cross trainer. Amazing. Thanks I can’t wait to share all of Venice with everyone too!

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  12. Ah Jenny how fabulous that your Mom is here with you now?! Have an amazing time in Venice- I’m looking forward to reading all about it and getting some tips as Adam and I are going there for our honeymoon at the end of June and I’m so excited! x PS Good work with the Mother’s Day bath- I did the same and it was such a treat as I’m usually more of shower person due to lack of time, must have a big bubbly one more often!

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  13. YAY!! I am so pleased your Mum is visiting. Have a wonderful time with her here and a great time in Venice – I can’t wait to see the photos! Have a lovely weekend x

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    • Oh yes so true. Although I do have to share her with my two toddlers. Hahahah can’t wait for just us time next week in Venice. It’s amazing to have her here.

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  14. Oh wow, have an amazing time in Venice with your mum! How exciting! I love your kettle bells. I didn’t know you could get girly coloured ones. I just use my husband’s standard ones, which are a little too heavy for me, I’ll be honest! xx #sharewithme

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    • Oh I didn’t either it was just the cheapest ones on amazon. lol They are ace too! You got to try them out. No hand blister and toning my belly fat quicker than running or anything else.

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  15. Woo have fun with your mum, and enjoy Venice! It’s so beautiful (from what I remember as a 10 year old..). Kettle bells, I might put some on my birthday list. I think I need to work out in some shape or form, get into good habits and all that 🙂 well done for your commitment to it. Hope you have a great week! Xx

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    • Thank you so much. I can’t wait. We leave on Tuesday. Definitely try kettlebells out they have done wonders for me already. I just need to stop eating the junk and I would probably have that six pack hahaha. Good luck to you too!

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  16. Oh I love pancakes too, and so do the kids – they always ask for pancakes for breakfast 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic time with your mum!

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    • Venice is crappy it’s flooding everywhere and we are freezing. Lots of money spent on food and drowning our sorrows in wine. Lol kettlebells are amazing and toning my stomach up just like Katie said. So impressed with them.

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