Highlights of July

July… I think it’s safe to say that it’s one incredible month and yet a stressful one too.  It’s incredible in a way that it’s the start of school holidays which means more quality time with the kids.  At the same time, it’s stressful in a sense that entertaining the kids with activities and days out mostly involve money.  Count in the childcare costs as well which goes through the roof at this time.  Anyhow, in spite of the varied consequences that comes along, spending quality time with kids is of utmost importance as always.

I have to say, July is one lovely month for us which sadly just streaks by at high speed.   As we are now approaching the end of July, let me share to you my highlights for this month:

  • Long lie-in the mornings

Here in Scotland, school finished off at the end of June, rather early compared to other schools in UK.  With that, schools here also resumes few weeks ahead of them consequently.  Basically, Reimer had been off school for this whole month already.   This is one thing I love about July, no school runs means morning rush is at a distance.

Who doesn’t like long lie-in the mornings? I sure do.  I think Reimer and Ruby is enjoying it too.  Did I say I’m liking the mornings without setting an alarm?  It also means kids can be up past their bedtime and still wallow in that relaxed feeling in the mornings.

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  • Reimer’s birthday

My little boy is definitely not so little anymore, Reimer just turned 6 this month.  His toddler years had faded away so swiftly.  Having said that, I’m glad he still love cuddles, kisses and snuggles with mummy.  He remained my sweetest little boy ever.

Celebrating his birthday started off with a day out, which you can check it here ⇒ East Links Family Park

Of course I made a post about his birthday too which you can read it here ⇒ Reimer turns 6

A few days after his birthday, he got a parcel from my dear friend from America.  Inside was a shirt and toys for him, toy for Ruby and flavored teas for mummy.  Everyone is happy and I’m forever thankful for her thoughtfulness.

He was over the moon with his new MInecraft shirt...
He was over the moon with his new Minecraft shirt…
  • Garden blooms

Another thing I love about July is the delightful appearance of my garden.  It’s the month where my plants are in full bloom, the garden just looks gorgeous.  I love how it looks so colorful, vibrant and simply beautiful.

Sweet Peas on my back garden
Sweet Peas on my back garden
Tree Roses and Lavender in our driveway.
Tree Roses and Lavender in our driveway.
  • Ruby on bike

Since the weather started getting warmer, the kids had been mostly out when they had the chance to.  They’re mostly on their bikes on the path behind our garden.  It was this year where we introduced Ruby with a balance bike.   As soon as she’s on it, she took it with all her stride.

Ruby on balance bike
Ruby on balance bike

This month, I have noticed she finally got the hang of it.  She’s already very good in balancing and cycling it through confidently.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t know how to pedal yet, so we looked through Gumtree for second hand girl bikes with stabilizer.  Luckily, we found one cheap and perfect for her age.  Best of all, it’s pink too and she adores it.

This litte lady is so in love with her new pink bike 💖💖💖 #pbloggers #mummybloggers #bike #kids

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  • First Restaurant Review

I have never been offered to review a restaurant yet since I started blogging which I fancy to do if an offer is available.   Last week, I received an email from Thaikhun Thai Street Food Restaurant asking me to review their newly launched Children’s Menu.  Of all cuisine, Thai food is one I don’t want to miss.  I’m so in love with Thai food, so as my husband.  Of course, I jumped at the chance.  I think it’s about time we will satisfy this Thai food cravings of ours, and reviewing it afterwards is even better.

We are all booked in for dinner at the weekend, 30th July which all of us are so looking forward to.   I’ll be posting about our dining experience here soon.  Watch this space!

What are your highlights for July?

What have you been up to this school holidays?

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14 thoughts on “Highlights of July

  • Can’t beat those lie ins when you’ve nowhere to go! I’m in Ireland where schools also finish in June. Unfortunately I’m at work still so have to ferry my son around to various camps. So looking forward to my own holiday in August !#brillblogposts

    • ReimerandRuby

      I’m glad I don’t start work so early now… so I can have long lie ins too… Thank you and enjoy your holiday when it comes.

  • What lovely children and a beautiful garden.
    Summer is my favorite of the seasons. The kids at home, the long days, the warmth.
    Enjoy every minute! #fabfridaypost

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love summer too, the greenery of the surrounding and the colorful blooms make such a big difference in our mood. Thank you. You too enjoy every minute of it while you can.

  • Aw looks like a fab month – we’ve been having some amazing lie ins too, you just can’t beat it!! Lovely post xx #fabfridaypost

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love a long lie in the mornings… yep, nothing can beat it. Thank you.

  • Sound like a really great July. Happy Birthday to Reimer again! He is so cute with that t-shirt and I so love Ruby’s bike too. Lucky Mummy has tea from the USA!! Wow! 😉 Looking forward to reading all about your lovely meal at ThaiKhun – I am so jealous! Haha 😉 x

    Thank you so much for linking up with us again on #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you Su! I love Thai food, you need to teach me how to make some, lol.

  • What a lovely month I am enjoying the no school runs too. Happy birthday to Reimer! And our garden is just gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

  • One thing I am most definitely going to miss when the boys start back at school and nursery are the lie-ins and the fact we can have a lazy morning of no rushing around! My youngest also has a balance bike and both boys have been racing each other in the garden! Thank you for linking up to #OurfaveFive and I hope to see you back again for August xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      I miss the long lie-ins in the morning now that they’re back to school… I am actually now dreading doing the school runs come winter time but it needs to be done, grrrr. Balance bikes are great practice for them before the proper bike, aren’t they? Thanks for commenting.

  • I loved my garden being in bloom this summer too! Yours looks beautiful 🙂
    #ourfavefive

    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s one thing I love about summer, the summer flowers just looks beautiful. Thank you for commenting.

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