BritMums, Cocktails & Birthday Celebrations #LittleLoves

life as our little family

Let’s face it, last weekend was all about our gorgeous boy turning the grand old age of five and I’ve spent most of this week looking back at all the photo’s and wondering how time has got us to this point. And let’s not forget a cheeky little stayover in London for me to attend this years #BML16 conference. My first time at this one actually and I’m so glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and went along. It really makes a difference when you have a couple of friends to stay with and talk to.

And here are this weeks little loves (heavily dominated by our gorgeous boy)…


Lots of birthday cards and messages to our gorgeous boy on his birthday. We are blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends around us who helped us celebrate his special day. This birthday felt different to the previous, at five years old he was just so aware, for days before he was asking about his party and for days after we have been chatting about our favourite parts and looking back at photo’s.

life as our little family


This little cutie at his birthday party. Flipping Out with his pals. He invited a small group of his best pals from School and oh my goodness it was so cute watching them playing and chatting together. They’re just so cool. And then we went out for lunch just the three of us and oh my, watching Lil G try to devour a monster shake was the funniest thing I have seen in a while. It was bigger than him. I had to join in of course, I went for a Peanut Butter one. Oh my goodness.

Flip Out Stoke

life as our little family

Oatcakes & Milkshakes


So many accents at #BML16. These two are my favourites though and I had a lovely couple of days with them both. I’m sure you recognise them but if not they are the gorgeous Pamela from Life With Munchers and Jenny from Lets Talk Mommy.

BritMums #BML16


The effort to head out for cocktails and then breakfast with some blogging pals. I blame Jenny & Pamela for indulging in these but boy did I need the dutch courage. Big groups of bloggers and big personalities isn’t my thing but these two ladies certainly helped me along on the day.

all bar one

montcalm the brewery


I ordered this little cutie one of the Magnificent Stanley Number Tees to wear on his birthday. He loves it so much and all the attention it brought. I’ve seen these tees being shared on Instagram for a little while now and always thought I should snap one up and I am so glad that I did. The material and finish is of such a high quality, and that print, just gorgeous.

And then there is my outfit for the BritMums conference. A little bardot and denim midi of course. And lets not forget the most comfortable sandals ever, my rose gold salt-water sandals, most expensive sandals I have ever indulged in but blooming comfy.

life as our little family

life as our little family

And lastly…

This weekend Mr H and I are celebrating our anniversary of when we met, a whole 11 years together. But also a little promotion at work for me, and just how much things have changed over the last 6 months for our little family since Mr H found a new job close to home and no longer working weekends. We are running off to Manchester for the day and night on a little date day. Lil G is off to Uncle Stevens and so there may be cocktails, some scrummy food and hopefully a little drunken dancing with my Mr H.

Have a lovely weekend.

KA x






  1. 2nd July 2016 / 7:17 am

    It sounds like he had the best Birthday and I think BML and cocktail are the perfect combo! x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd July 2016 / 5:36 pm

      He really did, the perfect day after not seeing him for 2 weeks. Well, it was lovely to meet you at BML, hope to see you again soon x

  2. 2nd July 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations on your promotion! Lil G’s cake was amazing and that milkshake looks unbelievable! Glad he had a great birthday. I’ve said it before but I love your blog in this format, makes your photos look even more amazing than they usually do. Have a great weekend x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd July 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Aww thank you love, its been a good week. The cake and the milkshakes were amazing. I prefer the full width I think now too. Thank you x

  3. 3rd July 2016 / 6:27 am

    Sounds like Lil G had a wonderful birthday! That cake is amazing!! Those monster shakes look jaw droppingly good!! Hope you had a wonderful time yesterday, happy anniversary! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd July 2016 / 5:34 pm

      He did thank you, a party perfect for him at this age. The cake was as tasty as it looks. And wow the monster shakes, such a treat. We had a lovely time yesterday thank you, although I have paid for the headache today x

  4. 3rd July 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Happy anniversary and a huge well done on your promotion. Britmums looked so much fun and I really need to push myself and go next year. Lil G looked as if he had the best 5th birthday and oh my those shakes #littleloves x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd July 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Aww thank you lovely on all accounts. His birthday party was a blast as were the days before. I hope you had a lovely weekend x

  5. 3rd July 2016 / 8:02 pm

    What a fantastic birthday Lil G had – that shake looks absolutely amazing! You look fab at BML, love that outfit xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th July 2016 / 12:34 pm

      He did indeed, these shakes are soon good. Dangerous for the diet though! x

  6. 5th July 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Denim skirts used to be in fashion when I was young – I might look into getting one again as yours looks lovely! Glad you enjoyed Britmums. Happy Birthday Lil G x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      5th July 2016 / 7:26 pm

      You can’t beat a denim midi, I’ve had this one for two summers now. Enjoy the shopping!

  7. 7th July 2016 / 6:42 pm

    What a fantastic birthday and birthday party Lil G had! I mean that cake alone is pretty epic!
    It looks like you all had a fab time at Britmums, little bit jealous that couldn’t go, it would have be lovely to hang out with you.
    Hope you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary, you really can’t beat a night out in Manchester, can you? xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      8th July 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Oh he really did, and the cake tasted so good. BritMums was great but really just the chatting and socialising, the actual event I don’t think you missed much my love. And yay for manchester days out. x

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