Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Moment in Time with Ice-Watch

Lately i've been wishing I could just pause time. Life is so busy and chaotic that one day turns into a week and then a week turns into a month. Life just seems like a blur. It only seems like yesterday that I gave birth to Eva, my first born child. Now, here I am 4.5 years down the line and only a couple of months away from her starting her reception class at school.


Eva and I were kindly sent some Ice-Watch timepieces from Ice-Watch and it was when I was looking at pictures of the two of us wearing them that I started to reflect on our time together as mummy and daughter. 


She currently goes to preschool for 2.5 hours a day. I'm angry at myself for wishing she was in school for longer and fantasising what it will be like with all my spare time. I feel like I've been wishing her life away instead of pausing and enjoying the precious time I have with her before she grows up.


I have such fond memories of when it was just me and her, all the special moments and days out we took together. Then her sister came along and our family dynamic changed. Life became hectic. I become preoccupied with daily life rather than focusing on those moments in time. 


If these last 4.5 years of parenting has taught me anything, it is to appreciate those small moments, those precious little exchanges between you and your children, the smiles, the laughter and even the tears. Believe you and me I have moaned through the clingy phases, the sleepless night phases, the terrible two's and now I would give anything to have that time back. I just wish I could make time stand still and soak in those moments.


I'm loving the stage where Eva and Ophelia still think i'm cool. We quite often twin or triplet each other with our clothing and instead of them thinking it's silly, they think it is amazing. These are the moments in time i'll never forget. They may want to forget it when their older but it'll be too late by then as i'll have the photographic evidence and the memories. Haha unlucky girls.


The gorgeous watches that you can see in our photos are from Ice-Watches. Mine is from the Ice sixty nine range and Eva's is from the ICE ola kids range. 


These watches will always hold a special place in my heart. I have a jewellery box of all of my special things from when I was younger which includes my very first watch which was a pink, my little pony watch given to me by my great grandparents. This Ice-Watch timepiece is Eva's first watch which is a super special moment in her life and I am so pleased that we have twinning watches to share this experience together. I'll keep these watches in that special Jewellery box when she grows out of hers.


Do you think time goes too fast? Do you have special moments in time? Have you got keepsake jewellery items from when you were younger?


*Thank you to Ice-Watch's for sending us our watches*



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30 comments

  1. Yes! Time is going way too fast. I can really relate to the second coming along and it getting crazy. It's a game changer, albeit a wonderful one. I too am guilty of lusting after more of my own time, but all too fast these special years before school will be over. I must enjoy the moment, thank you for the reminder. Kate x www.fivelittlestars.com

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  2. Time is totally going too fast. This year especially. Jamie starts reception in September too and I fully intend to treasure our time together this summer. I love your watches

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  3. Totally. This year especially has gone too fast. Jamie starts reception in September too. I intend to enjoy our summer together. I love your watches

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  4. The watches look great and can totally emphasise with this one. I can't believe my daughter is starting school - I feel like she's just reached an age which is awesome for days out etc! I feel like I need another year of mat leave to enjoy her as she is now! Really wish I could just home school but not brave enough to change our lives!!

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    1. I'd love another maternity leave to spend with her x

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  5. Time certainly flies when you have children. My youngest is one and it seems just two minutes ago he was a newborn. I love those watches and your little ones dress is gorgeous!

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  6. Time certainly does go too fast. I have a jewellery box of old bits which I kept but sadly I don't have my first watch which would have been nice to use x

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  7. Time certainly does go far too fast, blink and you miss it. I love the idea of keeping hold of her first watch in the jewellery box for her to treasure when she is older.

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  8. I love a white watch, I've been looking for one. Cute photos too!

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  9. I really like these watches, simple yet effective!

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  10. Lovely watch brand. Time races by but I am so proud of the people they are becoming :)

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  11. The watches look great. I wish I could get time to stand still too.

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  12. Love the look of these watches and what a fab way of encouraging littles to tell the time!

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  13. These watches look fab. I agree that time goes way too fast. My little girl doesn't start school until next year but I'm nowhere near prepared for it yet haha. X

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  14. My little girl is off to reception soon to, she seems so little to be going as she has just turned four. These are fab watches, lovely photos x

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  15. Ice watches are a must. Practical as well as creating memories. Lovely thought

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  16. I wish we could have a watch that pauses time! My little guy has just finished his first year in reception and it goes too quickly!!

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  17. I have one starting secondary school and one starting university in September, so I completely understand your thoughts. All you can do is keep on making memories.

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  18. Time really is flying by. Lovely photos!

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  19. The watches look fab. Time really does fly by my son is starting pre-school in September and I can hardly believe it, it hardly feels that long ago since he was a New born.

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  20. My son has been begging me for a watch fora while now- not that he's anywhere near being able to tell the time! Your daughters one is the perfect style!

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  21. How fabulous are those watches? And you look gorgeous! xx

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  22. love these watches! I like the bright colours. Fab pictures Kerry x

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  23. The watches look great and such a lovely reminder to treasure every moment. I'm really sentimental and keep hold of so many of the girls' bits! It will be lovely looking back through it all when they are all older xx

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  24. I love the look of the watches! I completely agree, time goes way too quickly and I can't believe Sophie will soon be starting school too x

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  25. Love that you have co-ordinating ice watches. Eliza wants a watch so will look ice watches up

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  26. Love the watches.My eldest daughter finished primary school last week and I was heartbroken.Time goes so fast.Good luck Eva in reception in Sept.xx

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  27. I'm super jealous of Eva's pink watch. It looks so cool. My nearly 5 year old has been asking for one as well. Maybe for his birthday.

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  28. Time definitely goes too fast! I feel like I've had Oscar to myself for about 6 months, when in reality, he's starting school in September! I love your ice watches by the way! They're super cool :)

    Louise x

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