Highlights of April

Month of April simply means Spring time is here.  Although the weather here in Scotland last April might not feel like Spring just yet, as it was cold, windy, wet and even snowy at one point which is a real shame.  On the hindsight, I started to see the beautiful buds of Spring flowers coming through.  In fact, whilst writing this I’ve looked across my daffodils and tulips in my garden which are now in full bloom.

Anyhow, it’s highlights of the month time again.  To be honest, I was really lazy recently that’s why this is rather late but fortunately still manage to write one up which all that matters.

We have not been up to a lot of stuff this month, so here goes my highlight of the month:

  • Family time

We started off the month with a trip to Five Sisters Zoo.  It was the first week of Easter school holidays when I was off work so it was a perfect time for family day out again.   I must say, it was a lovely family bonding time again whilst exploring various animals in the Zoo.


  • First time experience

It was one weekend when it was just the 3 of us at home because my husband was away to work.  So I decided to ride on bus and go to the Centre for some shopping, bargain hunting to be exact.

We rode on a double decker bus and Reimer suggested to go upstairs as they have never tried sitting on the top ever since.  Hence, we did!  I was glad I did because while we were on top, Reimer and Ruby’s eyes were both glued staring through the front window looking so amazed because of the wide view of the road I guess.   When we went down the bus, Reimer said “Mummy I really liked to be on top of the bus, it was so much fun.”  Little things like this seemed ordinary but for kids, they’re some special experience.

Ruby just can't get her eyes off the road.
Ruby seriously staring the road through this big front bus window.

I think anyone can tell that we don’t ride on a bus that often.  That’s why my kids got overly excited every time we hop into one.

  • Ruby’s first haircut

It was the day before Ruby’s 3rd birthday when I have her booked for her first haircut at our nearby hairdresser.  It was her very first time ever since and I was so impressed how well behaved she had been.  I think she loved being pampered, who doesn’t anyway?!

I initially thought I won’t anymore see her lovely curls after the haircut but it did remain.  I just can’t get my eyes off her.  She looks so adorable.

Ruby's new hair!
Ruby’s new hair!
  •  Ruby’s 3rd birthday

My little lady turned 3 this month already.  I can no longer hold on time, Ruby’s not anymore a baby!

Her birthday celebration is quiet and exclusive only for family.  We have invited her grandad, uncles, aunties and cousins.  There’s no kiddie party, it was rather a simple family affair I would say.  However, she still got balloons, cakes and loads of presents.

She loves Frozen so we choose a frozen theme for her 3rd birthday.
She loves Frozen so we choose a frozen theme for her 3rd birthday.
She loves to cuddle her Elsa and Anna balloon.
The birthday girl wearing an Anna dress while cuddling her Frozen balloon.
  • Parcel for Ruby

I’m so grateful having a friend that although she lives in America but are still in close relationship with me.  She won’t fail to send special presents for my little ones during their birthdays.  She had sent one for Reimer as well on his last birthday, Little man got a parcel.

This time Ruby got a parcel for her birthday.  She was so excited opening it and was so happy what’s inside it.  There’s some clothes, toy and mummy got some herbal teas too.  I think we are all so spoiled.  All I can say is, Thank you very much my dear friend for your love and thoughtfulness.

Ruby getting so excited while opening the parcel.
Ruby getting so excited while opening the parcel.

How was your month of April?

Have you done something special or any first time experience for the kids?

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26 thoughts on “Highlights of April

  • You have adorable kids! It looks like April was a really fun month for all of you! Stopping by from #CoolMumClub 🙂

  • Ohhh first hair cut! How exciting. We just gave our girl’s her first one and incredibly…it was daddy that did it. She has pretty much howling all the way through poor mite. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Ohh what a shame… I was initially thinking of cutting her hair myself, but I’m glad I didn’t because it might turn out a disaster lol. Thanks for stopping by!

  • It sounds like a lovely month. A first haircut, what a special experience! #KCACOLS

  • Ah she looks like she had a wonderful birthday, that cake if fab! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Her birthday was simple and yet she loved it… Thanks you!

  • Happy birthday Ruby! And lovely first haircut! I was definitely always a fan of the top deck of the bus when I was a kid. There’s just something awesome about it. #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I loved being on top deck of the bus as well, it feels like you’re flying, lol. Thank you for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

  • April looks like it was a fab month! Love the birthday cake! #kcacols

  • A lot of firsts! I haven’t been on the top of a double decker yet! Hopefully this year! #TwinklyTuesday

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hope you’ll get a chance one day! I bet you’ll love it Baby Isabella… Thanks!

  • Looks like you had a lovely month, well done for finding time to record the memories! #KCACOLS

  • Sounds like a fab April! I remember the excitement of being at the top of a double-decker bus as a child, I’ll have to find one to take my kids on, they’d love it! x #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s strange why kids love to be on the top but it’s a great experience for them as well. Thank you!

  • Looks like you’ve all had a brilliant April! Fab post and lovely pictures x #KCACOLS

  • Aww it sounds like you all had a fab April! I love reading this type of posts, It is nice to remember all the nice things that happened in one month. Well done to finding some time to mange to write this post, It is always better later than never! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is always lovely to have you. I hope to see you again this week, 🙂 xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s lovely to link up with #kcacols too, such a great community you’ve got. Thanks for dropping by!

  • I hope Ruby had a lovely birthday – lots of firsts for April! My boys love going on public transport and are always obsessed with sitting on the top deck of buses!

    Thank you so much for linking up to #OurFaveFive I hope to see you back again for May x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think going on public transport is like an adventure for them, more fun rather than sitting in the daddy’s car. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Aww, I love Ruby’s new haircut! My eldest boy loves going on public transport, we went on the train last month and he absolutely loved it! #ourfavefive

    • ReimerandRuby

      There’s something to be on the top of the bus where kids really loved it, isn’t it? Thank you for dropping by!

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