Saturday, 31 March 2012
Mini in her H&M bow cardi and Stella for Gap crochet dress and Phin in his chocolate Bonton cardi, Stella checked shirt and bright red Gap skinnies. Both had serious hat protection. Minis was an off cast of Phins Easter bonnet parade, a silly straw hat from Poundland while Phins pricier trilby hails from Bonpoint.
The two had a great time taking the bus there and Phins cutlas elephant was inspired.
Friday, 30 March 2012
But the best was when mini met jerry the Landseer Newfoundland dog. Despite being almost three times her size she was fearless, going up to him and giving him a huge bear hug. Which he just loved.
Meanwhile Sara and I loved that we both turned up for dinner in the same 3.1 Philip Lim dress but styled up differently. We always joke about how we always buy the same pieces but often in different colour ways but we've never turned up wearing the same thing. It made me smile. Two great fashion minds thinking alike.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Based on one of his favourite books, Phin and I used a sombrero as a base and then using masking tape we stuck an array of boxes, loo rolls, egg cartons and polystyrene balls together to create Willy Wonka's infamous chocolate factory. Out came the silver spray paint (what fun!), four boxes of quality street and a glue gun later and voila!
To be honest the structure was by then way too high and way too heavy. I could barely keep my head up under all that weight. So it was with a heavy heart that I then removed two storeys. Two! But hey even after that Phin could hardly keep his head up. He did however make it all the way along the catwalk to many cheers and gasps. I was one proud mama.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Mini was in paradise, glitter and bauble encrusted bags everywhere surrounded by mountains of Quality Street. Bliss.
When asked by Nazli, Pr extrordinaire, what her favourite item from the collection was Mini didn't hesitate. Being the style savvy chick she is, she plumped for the silver glitter tassel clutch which coordinated perfectly with her Makie silver painted fleece waistcoat, Bonpoint floral shirt, Stella Gap skinnies, H&M neon trainers and fluorescent Pearl necklace from JCrew.
Meanwhile Phin returned home from kindergarten to whizz up some chocolate cornflake culinary delights whilst catching some rays in his favourite Dandy Star 'Save the Whale' tshirt. Great day.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
There was mask making, balloon sculpting, musical jam sessions, red and blue slush puppies and bowls of Pez.
In homage to Stella Phin wore his rabbit reindeer Baseball T with his Bonpoint boarder shorts, sand Supergas and self made Red Indian head piece while Mini went off piste with her Marni inspired linen pants and floral blouse by Caramel, silver painted cardigan by H&M For The Children and Zara bow Mary-janes. A shout out to Shosh for a seriously Great Party!
Mini adores her big brother and when she's not pushing him about she's generally giving him a good hug.
Below is Phin and his best mates Sam and Al. They've been swimming together since they were three months old and are now professional divers who love splashing their mums and causing general mayhem.
Monday, 26 March 2012
Mini is decked out in the season's hottest colours from Bonton. Because until she makes me put her in pink it's all about any other colour but. So to that end I've gone for colour blocking in blues. A turquoise jumpsuit paired with a sea green cardigan, Aqua bow and cobalt necklace. It's not just designer stores that have plumped for these hues. H&M as well as Zara have done a great range of brightly coloured chinos, t-shirts and trainers for boys and girls so you can colour block to your hearts content.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
So off we trekked to Hampshire and boy was it worth it.
Mini brought along her favourite doll Lalaloopsy and wore big bro Phins old Stella for Gap drummer boy jacket, Stella floral t and Bonpoint grey denim and neon pink trainers.
And even though it turned out the kids were all too small for the ride they had a blast on loads of other roller coasters. Especially mini who squealed and whooped for more.
And with such great weather the kids couldn't help but strip down and Run around the waterpark.
Friday, 23 March 2012
While Mini was enjoying her new neon pink trainers from Zara worn with Phins old gap skinnies, Bonpoint ruffle shirt and silver fleece waistcoat from Makie and of course matching pink bunches.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Today was no exception Phin gave me two cards, one from kindergarten and one from home, both expertly hand written and a bunch of tissue paper flowers, from Mini I too got a card encrusted with stickers and fantastic scribbles and from my gorgeous partner Tom a delicious bunch of flowers from Scarlet & Violet.
Breakfast in bed was followed by lunch at the Electric. Phin resplendent in his grey checked Bonton shirt, trilby and cutlass whilst mini wore her Caramel cashmere sweater and checked skater skirt. A blissful day.