There’s nobody else I’d rather share a godawful “egg” muffin with whilst feeding two angry babies at Heston services. We’re lucky to have you ST. These kids don’t even know they’re born with a dad like you. #happyfathersday #couldhavegotanextraketchuptho
But what do vegetarians even eat at BBQs 🙄🙄🙄🙄
Once upon a time I would visit my great grandparents and get told off for touching the leopard ornament. Now my children are visiting their great grandparents and I am the one telling them off for touching the leopard ornament. Grateful doesn’t cover it 💞
Finally! Something to help tell them apart 😉 These personalised tees are by @BOBthebrand, my mate @chloehorrigan’s biz, and are proudly designed and printed in Manchester. The BOB ethos is “Born Lucky” and these two wonderboys certainly were. Thank you Chloe, your custom designs are ace and the quality is goooooorgeous. You clever thing! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 (Caaaaaan we also appreciate T2’s ridiculously curly mop?) #gifted #theteesnotthecurls #bobthebrand #twinmum #twinmummy #twinsofinstagram #madeinmanchester
The Creation of T1.
When you were overly cautious about listeria last summer and now there’s no kids to worry about so you’re like sure I’ll faceplant that thanks for asking #worththewait
I have extreme twin mum guilt for such a stupid reason. T1 can (and therefore does) follow me everywhere whilst T2 can’t crawl yet so stays marooned on the playmat. I know he’ll be on the move soon but I feel so sorry for him as T1 no longer wants to play now that he’s discovered such fascinating things as That Bag Of Recycling, The Lamp He Must Not Touch, The Noisy Washing Machine and Those Shoes Which I Should Really Put Away. I know they’ll hit milestones differently their entire lives and I should probably be grateful that I only have one baby tearing around and sending me grey but this difference just seems particularly noticeable atm. At least T2 isn’t covered in dust the whole time, that’s one upside.
The official metamorphosis into my mother is complete, as I made my first oilcloth purchase and actually became quite excited about it. Was going to go for something kiddyish then was swayed by the Orla. It’s my kitchen too eh? Anything to make the Weetabix cleanups more bearable. *Kindly reminder that I have made a weaning account over at @twinsvsfood. I didn’t just buy the tablecloth to be a nice back-drop for pictures, but it helped me justify the price*.
Not a huge fan of this whole “growing” thing.
Hello and welcome to the cutest purchase I have ever made. (Just the one toothbrush for now because whilst T2 has four teeth, T1 has nothing 🙃)
I call this particular workout “travelling with twins”. I’m not sure where my biceps are hiding but surely they’ll erupt one day. (Maybe if I stop eating so much pizza?). These Cuggl travel cots don’t actually make for great dumbells as they only weigh 6kg each, but if “ease and convenience” is what you’re after rather than “massive guns ahead of Love Island season” then I’d definitely recommend them. When I take the boys to family it’s always a 3hr+ journey, so I prefer travelling at night when I know they’ll sleep in the car. The downside of that plan though is that I arrive super late and have to sort out the bedroom in super speedy Challenge Anneka mode whilst hoping the boys don’t wake up in their car seats. (I do bring them in the house during this stressful exercise, I don’t just abandon them in the car and hope for the best). This trip was the first one with travel cots as I’ve always just had them on the floor in sleepyheads before now, but now we have a crawler that’s obviously not an option. Everything worked well though! I’m oddly proud of how quickly I was able to build these (unfold, pop four legs on, clip in the mattress, DONE) and, by some miracle, the boys slept perfectly in them every night. Rather important given we were back sharing a room again. These cots are SUPERBLY light (that’s why I chose them) meaning I could park them in front of the wardrobe but still be able to move them every morning to get clothes out etc. They come with a mattress (which folds cleverly in the bag as per the third pic, you don’t need to buy/carry separately) and I did buy extra sheets as I wanted to use the Sleepyhead Sausage (official name) under the sheet as a bit of a cocoon, but if you’re not worried about accidents you wouldn’t need to buy extra sheets. The mattress cover it comes with is nice enough. (Travel Cots: Cuggl Deluxe SuperLight from @argoshome - gifted. Fitted Sheets: BreathableBaby from @argoshome - bought. My ridiculous long car journey outfit: Sunglasses, @tomford - bought, Tee, @zoekarssen - bought. Leggings, @umbro - bought. Sandals, @fitflop - bought). #twinmum #wiwt #travellingwithkids
LOVE THAT BOOT(Y). Double buggy owners will appreciate the sheer joy of this pic. That fold 🤤🤤🤤 (It’s the @mountain_buggy Nano Duo from my previous post, which I was kindly sent by their PR to review. If you scroll back a few pics I’ve answered all the Qs on how it compares to the Duet, which is what we bought when the boys were born) #twinmum #nanoduo #mumofmultiples #twinboys #lifewithoutlimits #mountainbuggy
Having a lovely time. Especially given that this was taken yesterday and I am actually still in bed. (Pram: @mountain_buggy Nano Duo - gift, Sunglasses: Chanel - bought, Top: Iceberg - bought, Jeans: ASOS Ridley faves which I HIGHLY recommend for taming out of control tums - bought, Shoes: FitFlops - bought) #wiwt #twinmum #lifewithoutlimits #mountainbuggy #nanoduo
Last night I went with my MIL to see An Officer and a Gentleman at Liverpool Empire. Having not seen the film, I wasn’t aware there’d be quite so much HEAVY PETTING 😅 God it was SO good though. Loved the 80s music (scroll across to see the song list but think “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Kids of America” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”) and the vocalists were just superb. @jonnyfines and @williamstweet’ voices come together so gorgeously. It was such a fun night. Had to remember not to spend the entire interval moaning that ST isn’t a naval pilot to his own mother, but other than that...would highly recommend the show for a girly night out if it’s coming your way soon. It’s off to all sorts of places, from Dublin to Milton Keynes to Manchester to Edinburgh and all sorts. Thank you to my husband for the tickets. Soz that I’ll be going on about dress whites for a while. ⚓️✈️
Mark your calendars. MONDAY 4TH JUNE PEOPLE!!! So soon 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 (Edited to add: THIS IS NOW CONFIRMED BY ITV)
Met a shark in the park. What a lark!
Friday’s bedroom was a nice one. In hindsight there’s a lot I’d do differently if going away again but all in all it was a good practice run. If we have to go away again to get it right next time then that’s not the worst problem to have 🤷🏻♀️ The boys were happy with my parents and that’s the main thing. God bless The Routine™️.
My favourite part of last night was when I dropped a peanut on the floor and didn’t have to fret about picking it up immediately in case somebody choked on it. Ordering a brownie to the bar was a close second. Seeing Michael van Gerwen roar was also high up there.
I’m gonna miss these two. (For less than 24 hours from all of 40 miles away)