Hi you lovely lot,
Our angels Blake and Nico are 1 today and what a 12 months it’s been…. There have been highs and there have been lows but we’ve survived the first year of having twins (& a six year old) with our marriage and sanity intact….well the marriage definitely, the sanity is debatable.
When the girls first entered the world I really didn’t know what to expect, so being the worrier that I am, I thought the worst. I won’t cope. I won’t get any sleep. I won’t have time for anything that’s not baby orientated. Well, 12 months on….. I’m coping very well. I get plenty of sleep (could always do with more but who couldn’t?) But no, I really don’t have time for anything that’s not baby orientated. 2 out of 3 isn’t bad.
I will admit its been quite hard and often lonely living in a foreign country away from the support system of my sister and friends (and Boots). Also knowing how amazing my Mum was with Cas at this age, all the funny, beautiful things she’s missing out on, makes me miss her even more. Because of these things, I’ve had several large meltdowns…..some completely rational and one or two (cough cough) very embarrassingly not.
But we live and learn and continue to grow. I’m fully aware and appreciate how lucky and blessed I am to have a healthy, happy family but it’s easy to forget sometimes when you get bogged down in nappies and homework. All in all, our beautiful girls first 12 months have been a joy.
Blake and Nico are mesmerizing and although its hard work with 2, I obviously wouldn’t change a thing. So many positives have come along with the challenges too. I already knew but Vin has reminded me a million times over what an incredible man, father, husband he is and equally Caspar, what an adorable, fantastic and amazingly patient big brother he is.
So I am a very happy Mama who is far too blessed to be stressed (most days!!!)
Huge kisses from me and mine…
Hope you enjoy a few photos of our first year as a “numerous family” x
Caspar meeting his sister for the first time… I cried so much, it was so beautiful.
Squished but happy
Me and my best friend Coffee
Getting into Ibiza mode
First time out at sea
After those nasty jabs
In the pool with Daddy
Beautiful grubby grubster!
A rare moment when no one is wriggling!
Location: Caspar’s room
Time: When he’s at school
Mission: Destroy stuff
Nico having a Pharrell moment
Dinner time is so funny
Blake rocking the high street!
Nico the Lion