Well I have had a bit of a crappy day.
The Mister still has a stinking cold and is coughing, spluttering and snorting everywhere. The Little Mister is also full of snot and I have generally been feeling rubbish and a bit tearful today.
When The Mister went to work I went to my Mum and Dad’s and cried. Then I lay on the sofa in front of the fire and slept and read my book whilst Mum took The Little Mister for a walk to make him sleep.
Now I feel much better. This photo was taken after The Little Mister had a bath and a baby massage. He has started looking at himself in mirrors, we have one on the headrest of the car so I can see him and I caught him smiling at himself. I think he is watching himself in this picture and it certainly cheered me up.
Finally it would seem that the weather has started to pick up (fingers crossed!) and my niece and nephew were really keen to get outside and play with the sandpit. I love to see them engaging in some creative play and they are so funny to listen to when they don’t know you are listening!
Today was the final day before The Mister’s parents went home.
We spent the morning driving about the island and stopping off at a couple of places, including Beaucette Marina and then lunch at Vazon Bay.
The Little Mister had a pretty bad night though as he has a horrible croupy cough which kept us all awake. In fact The Mister has a horrible cold so I was stuck between him snotting everywhere and The Little Mister barking. Lovely.
Today the last of our visitors went home and my in-laws moved in for a few days.
We have had a brilliant week with our friends visiting. It is such a privilege to have friends who are willing to travel and spend time with us and we try to grab a few weeks together over the year, whether it is camping, over New Year or at Greenbelt.
The Little Mister seems to tolerate sitting in his ring for a while as long as he has some toys to play with and chew on. It’s great to have somewhere to put him for little while whilst I cook a meal or tidy up. This is my son and my father-in-law entertaining each other – they were smiling away at each other which was quite entertaining.
Today The Mister and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary with a trip to the soft play centre. It’s not exactly the most romantic place in the world but hey ho!
Three years ago was one of the best days of my life, only equalled by the birth of my beautiful son.
Being married to the right person is so important and I like to think that The Mister and I complement each other, even though we are so very different. My post from last year talks about the fact that I feel very lucky and that hasn’t changed, in fact I feel even more strongly about that now.
We are lucky and life is good.
So, My lovely Mister, I love you so much and here’s to many more year to come xxx
(I know the photo is odd because it looks like my arms have been dislocated but this is the only picture we have of the two of us which was taken today!)
Our little bear is such a smiler these days. He has this gorgeous lopsided grin that makes my heart skip a beat.
When I see his little face it makes me remember that all those disappointing months were worth it. I remember all too well the disappointment and the fear that it would never happen. We are very fortunate, that much I know.
I still hope and pray for those of my friends who haven’t managed it yet. I hope they do. The wait is worth it.
Whilst I am on maternity leave I am trying to have lunch with my Mum, sister and the kids. It’s nice to get the chance to try out one of the different cafes.
Today we went to The Beach House a Pembroke Beach and we went for a short walk before we ate.
Barnabas had a slight crisis during the walk, all because his Mum was pushing his truck along the beach. It might be a little bit cruel to post this picture but it amused me because it kind of looks like his monster hat is eating his head1!
We are now making decisions about where to put our pictures and what fits on the different walls.
This gorgeous montage of photos was taken by Yasmin when The Little Mister was about 7 days old. He has now lost that wizened little old man look that he had when he is tiny.
I am so pleased that we have photos of him when he was dinky because now he is solid and much rounder!
It’s still gloriously snowy in Guernsey and all the schools were shut so that meant PLAYTIME!
After spending all day at home yesterday I had serious cabin fever so decided to see just how all-terrain ou buggy was and we walked to my sister’s house for lunch and then we all walked to the park. Such a lovely day and so rare for us to get a decent amount of lovely crunchy snow!
This picture of my Mum and niece walking in the park made me chuckle. Eden has so many clothes that I was desperate to caption this, ‘Does my bum look big in this?’
A fab day and now we are home keeping warm and we will light the wood-burner relax chill on the sofa. Lovely.
Mothering Sunday has always been one of the hardest day in the year for me. Trying to get pregnant for a long time takes all the joy out of it and Mothering Sunday was the worst. All those reminders of how wonderful children are and the fact that they are a gift from God. I actively avoided going to church on Mother’s Day for it was just too painful.
Of course this year things are so different. All of those things that made me feel like I had failed are now reversed. This year I truly feel blessed, and yet those feelings are also tempered with sadness for those people who I became friendly with whilst trying to conceive who have yet to be successful. I know that Mothering Sunday brings a terrible sense of loneliness and disappointment for some people. Today I will think about them and hold them in my prayers and hope and pray that they will also have the opportunity to feel as I do.
I am grateful, so very grateful for my wonderful husband a gorgeous son. I will never, ever take that for granted and I will appreciate all that I have.