Tonight my niece and nephew are staying with their grandparents.
This afternoon I watched them ‘helping’ Grandpa in the garden. This usually means digging for worms in the vegetable patch or, as is pictured here, hacking at some rotting wood with a trowel. There is such pleasure for them in just being with Grandpa and now he is starting to reduce his working hours he has more time with them.
I can’t wait until our Little Mister is also out enjoying the fun with them.
Another gorgeous day today. The Little Mister and I walked to church and then had lunch with my sister and her family and some of their friends.
On the way home we stopped off at Richmond Kiosk and sat in the car, looked at the sear and ate some rather delicious Guernsey Ice-Cream. The Little Mister looks less than impressed about this arrangement for some reason.
After that I had a rather lovely afternoon nap whilst father and son spent some quality time together!
My cousin and his wife had a baby 4 days after The Little Mister was born.
This is Clara and her Granny (my aunt) with The Little Mister. Clara feels like a cute light little dolly in comparison to the chunk on the right!
One of the things I remember about growing up on the island was spending time with my cousins. I hope that our children have the same experiences and get to enjoy time on the beach, playing together and enjoying being family.
Today is my younger sister’s birthday. We had a nice lunch together and then The Little Mister and I walked to her house and sat in the garden with a bunch of her friends and their kids.
I love living near enough to my family that we can just wander to their houses and spend time together.
The Little Mister continues to be proper snotty and generally a bit grumpy. He wouldn’t smile for the camera today, in fact he wouldn’t even look at it!
Happy birthday Lou
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 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!)
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!