Elfie Huxley

A Collection of Cute

August 22, 2013


Sometimes – I guess at least once a day which makes it often, really – my breath catches in my chest when I catch a glimpse of my kids and I realise just how brilliant they are. You know that lovely Roald Dahl quote about sunbeams shining out of faces? That’s what my children are like. I don’t know if it’s the innocence of being young but they radiate happiness, peace and fun. They have sunbeams shining out of their faces and when they look at me they make me feel happy.

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Even on those nights when Elfie refuses to go to bed because she is 3 going on 16 and she wants to stay up late watching Mummy’s programmes (Come Dine With Me, The Real Housewives…) and the mealtimes when Hux gets so distracted by anything but his food and then is so overstimulated (A BALLOOOOON! OMG OMG) that his head near enough implodes, they’re still the best children I’ve ever met.


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Oh go on then, you little sleep disturber :)


Hux has always been the most brilliant baby (he slept til 9am the other day. 9AM!!!) so any obtuse behaviour coming from him feels very odd. I always make an effort to not get too cross when he has a little off day as he did yesterday, he’s so perfect most of the time that a little whinging won’t kill me (no matter how much it felt like it did). Words this clever clogs says beautifully now include: Mama, Peppa (yep, blame his sister for that one), Nose, Papa, Dada, Nana and Balloon.




Oh, the cuteness of these two. Please don’t grow up.

OK, please do. But only because I could really do with those extra hours of sleep a night.

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  • Reply Mel Molloy August 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Why do our own children do this to us?! Why?! They are just so darn cute. (I type this as one ia yelling maaaaaaaaama at me and the other painting her face with mud…)

  • Reply Alex August 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Nothing quite like a pure, unadulterated admission – no, celebration! – of love.

    They’re a credit to you.


  • Reply Kim Carberry August 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Aww!!! They are just adorable!!!

  • Reply Katie August 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    This is lovely Alice! They are pretty damn cute.

  • Reply Laura @ Kneadwhine August 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    So so cute! I love your Dahl quotation here too. Exactly right.

  • Reply HonestMum August 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Oh loved this and laughed in recognition. Your babies are so beautiful, like their Mama. Well done lady xx

  • Reply Jessica August 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I am a newbie mum but totally agree with everything you just said! When I hear children laugh it warms my soul!

  • Reply PhotoPuddle August 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Gorgeous pics of gorgeous children. My favourite has to be the one of them watching the iPad together xxx

  • Reply Sian August 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Super cute photos! I love them all, but particularly the one with the swings <3

  • Reply Lucia August 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Beautiful indeed

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