Beaches and Birthdays

Does anyone else have weekends that are jam packed? Event upon event upon event? Well last weekend was one of those weekends for the Lightys. In fact, last Saturday was a big first for Baby Lighty: it was his first trip to the beach! Technically, he has had a couple of trips to the coast… Continue reading Beaches and Birthdays

The Secret Sisterhood of the Awesome Mothers

Mrs Lighty was once told that when you become a mother, you’re instantly initiated into this super cool club where lovely ladies bond together over the one thing they’ve instantly got in common: their little darlings. At the time, we were wading our way through the murky waters of infertility, and I remember thinking that… Continue reading The Secret Sisterhood of the Awesome Mothers

Shut Up and Drive

Without meaning to sound big headed or smug, it’s a fact that Mrs Lighty passed her driving theory test with full marks and her driving practical test first time. And I can say that without sounding big headed or smug when I follow it up with this next statement: I absolutely hate driving. Like with… Continue reading Shut Up and Drive

5 Things I’ve Learnt from a Year of Blogging

Shortly after giving birth to Baby Lighty last year, Mrs Lighty had the hair brained idea of starting a blog. How difficult could it be, juggling new motherhood and what has now become my second baby, my blog?! And so, in my sleep deprived state of anxiety, a year ago today, I resurrected the blog… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learnt from a Year of Blogging

How to Survive Disneyland when Pregnant

I may have mentioned just once or twice that Mr and Mrs Lighty have a love for Disney. A few years ago, having recently been to Disney World, Florida, and shortly after, Disneyland, California, we were lucky enough to be annual pass holders for Disneyland Paris, meaning that we were able to visit four times… Continue reading How to Survive Disneyland when Pregnant

“Don’t get Annoyed if you’ve put a Bunny on your Head!” and other ridiculous sentences I never thought I’d say!

It’s a funny business, this parenting malarkey, isn’t it? Quite literally both ‘funny haha’ and ‘funny peculiar’ at times. You find yourself doing and saying things that you never thought you’d have to do or say. I love talking to Baby Lighty, I love hearing him ‘talk’ back, especially now that he’s starting to repeat… Continue reading “Don’t get Annoyed if you’ve put a Bunny on your Head!” and other ridiculous sentences I never thought I’d say!

All Things SMASHED!

If you’ve been hanging around All Things Spliced of late, you may just have noticed that it has recently been a certain little baby’s first birthday. As part of Baby Lighty’s birthday celebrations, Mrs Lighty really wanted to have some professional photos taken to commemorate the occasion and to capture Baby Lighty as exactly that… Continue reading All Things SMASHED!

Baby Lighty, Week by Week

Something which Mrs Lighty really regrets is not taking regular bump photos whilst pregnant. Yes, I’ve got the odd bump photo here and there, as you’ve probably seen crop up on All Things Spliced, but nothing which really shows the progression of my pregnancy. So when Baby Lighty was born, something that I knew I… Continue reading Baby Lighty, Week by Week

Celebrating Our Little Boy Growing Up!

Before this post had even been written, it took a twist within its tale. When I imagined writing this post, I envisaged it to be a descriptive piece about how I made  beautiful (in my humble opinion, ha!) party invites, how I created a garden party to be proud of and how I went about… Continue reading Celebrating Our Little Boy Growing Up!

The Lightys’ Naming Day Script

As promised, here is the naming ceremony script we used. With very many thanks to the lovely mum that posted on Hitched.com for freely publishing hers and allowing others to borrow from it, as this really helped in forming the below. If it helps anyone else to form their own naming day script, then feel… Continue reading The Lightys’ Naming Day Script