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February 17th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (0 Comments)

Our girls are becoming complete telly addicts so I’ve nicknamed them them the telletubbies.

We’ve always watch the TV while giving them a bottle and didn’t think much of it. We assumed it was the big bright screen that grabbed their attention but now we’re thinking it could be more because when we turn it off or change their viewing position they scream the house down – so it seems they quite enjoy watching!

This was hilarious at first and we would move or disturb them just to get a reaction but now we are thinking we need to nip this in the bud, but how?

They are not going to spend their childhood on front of a telly! I know…we need a bigger apartment or a house in the country where we’re not confined to such a small living area.

Bless, they look so cute. Look at the concentration.


Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (1 Comments)

A very special day indeed.  This year I’ve been well and truly spoiled.  Early in the day Sam sent me a lovely text message (with the first pic attached) wishing me a Happy Valentine’s Day.  The girls dressed in their Valentine grows, how beautiful.

When I came home from from work the girls had prepared one of my favourite meals with the table set under candlelight.  Thankfully the girls were no trouble and were set for bed after their 7pm feed which gave us some lovely quite time together with a few glasses of wine – just like old times!

It’s been a beautiful family evening and a credit to my gorgeous fiancee, I love you so much.

Thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day love.

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Nursery Phase II

February 7th, 2012 | Posted by Davey in Post-Travel Posts - (2 Comments)

The time has come quicker than expected.  The girls have outgrown their shared cot so we spent the best part of the weekend erecting the second and rearranging the nursery to suit.  This was far more time consuming than we had envisaged.  In fact (if one were to have a moan) we rearranged the room four times before I got the seal of approval – not ideal when Ireland were kicking off their Six Nations rugby campaign.

It’s a job I’ve been dreading for ages and I’m now glad it’s done.  Other than rearranging the nursery we had a very chilled out weekend and the girls caught up on some much needed sleep, in less cramped conditions.

Sam went on a shopping spree on Saturday for a few hours while I enjoyed some quality time with the girls.  I also managed to fit it a 17.5k run which I enjoy immensely, although I did suffer  a bit afterwards.

Some pictures of the newly arranged nursery (still work to do) and some random ones a swell.

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