I love this photo because it shows Eden engaging in some lovely creative play. For Christmas last year my Mum bought Barnabas this amazing Playmobil Farm. He loves it and I so does Eden ad I love watching them play with it. I reckon it took Dad about 3 hours to put all the pieces together!
Today I was watching Eden fish through all the teeny tiny little pieces. She made me laugh because she would find a hat and then she would put it on her head, she would find a tiny glass and drink out of it, a farm hay fork and pretend to eat off it. It is brilliant to see a small child learning through play.
We have had a busy day, starting with a little bit of photography at Yasmin’s Studio. Then we put up our small tent and waterproofed it as we are off to Sark Folk Festival in a few weeks (I can’t wait!!)
This afternoon we went to the beach with my sister and our niece and nephew, Eden and Barnabas. I have to admit that living back in Guernsey is bliss at times! The ability to go to the beach on a nice day and to sit there and watch the world go by is just lovely. My relationship with my sister has improved immensely since we moved home and it is just a pleasure to be here. I know that sounds smug, but it was a massive decision to move back here and it is lovely to feel like it is paying off!
Tonight The Mister and I are going to see a comedian, Rufus Hound which I am looking forward to. A perfect end to a perfect day!
My nephew Barnabas is looking so grown-up these days. He is going to be 3 in July but he is becoming more and more entertaining. He has this new thing of if you ask him what he has been doing or whether he has been good he kind of tilts his head downwards and then sheepishly looks up at you through his eyelashes. It’s absolutely hilarious!
My parting comment to him is always “Do you know how much I love you Barnabas?” to which he replies “Yes, to the moon and back”. That just about sums it up I reckon.
This picture is of him showing some love to a more reluctant Justin!
Today has been an absolutely gorgeous day. Lovely sunshine and my sister and the kids came for lunch. We spent time outside, watching Barnabas play swingball and Eden powering up and down the path, oh and Dad playing with his helicopter.
Barnabas and Mum sat together reading a book after lunch and before we knew it his eyes had closed and he dropped off for a little sleep. This little picture makes me smile because of the way he is holding Mum’s hand. So cute!
Tonight I am babysitting for Barnabas and Eden. My sister and brother-in-law have gone off to some posh dinner where she is giving a speech about the charity. I am sitting on the sofa in my comfy clothes watching the TV – seems like the wrong way around to me!
Fortunately The Mister came and helped me bathe them and put them to bed, it is much easier when you have one each. Before my sister left she commented that Eden was being a bit of a pickle at bed times and refusing to go down. Is it wrong to be feeling especially smug that she is sound asleep about 15 minutes after I put her to bed?
Mothering Sunday is one of those days that brings massive mixed emotions for me.
I love my Mum so much and she has been the amazing support to me over the years. I am very grateful to her for all the she does for me and all that she is to me. Without her I would be so much poorer (not just financially!) and it is so nice to be living with her again!
However, Mothering Sunday also makes me feel really sad. I thought I would be a Mum by now and yet it hasn’t happened. Mother’s Day just serves to remind me of the fact that I feel like a failure and I am devastated that I am not a Mum, and don’t know whether I will ever manage to become a Mum. I decided not to go to church today because I just couldn’t face it. Too many reminders of the things I don’t have. Sometimes it is just too painful.
Today’s picture is of my Mum and me nephew Barnabas. They are reading the book that he gave to Mum as a Mother’s Day present. I hope, more than anything, that one day she will be a Grandma to my children too.
Oh, and a massive hello to my mother-in-law Beryl (I know she reads my blog!). We miss you and love you too! Happy Mother’s Day.
My sister, brother-in-law and the kids came over for lunch today and my Dad and Barnabas spent a little bit of time playing with the toy helicopter.
I managed to bribe Barnabas for a quick photo but he is really funny as every time I tried to take a picture of him he closed his eyes and did a big cheesy grin.
I love seeing Barnabas with my Dad. It’s so sweet.
The Mister and I bought Eden this Wendy House for her birthday yesterday. I have to admit that it was a massive bargain and was in a blue cross sale reduced from £80 to £20. It does have one set of shutter missing but I figured that it wouldn’t make too much of a difference. I do love a bargain!
I tried desperately to get a decent photo of both of the children but Eden was getting tired and hungry and was therefore grouchy. So, this photo made me laugh instead. It looks as though she is having a hissy fit because Barnabas is playing with her toy. I have to admit that Eden does do a tantrum well! It reminds me of a brilliant photo of me and my sister taken when I was about 5 and she was three. I am sitting on the swing smirking and she is standing looking really, really grumpy.
Well as I had a niece photo yesterday I thought I had better had a nephew photo today.
I arrived home from work a bit early as I am feeling poorly. I think I have the bug that has been doing the rounds in the the family.
Anyway, I was greeted by Barnabas, being terribly sweet and asking me if I feel sick and then he amused me by putting bread sticks in his ears. It reminded me of the Blackadder when Baldrick was trying to convince them he was mad by sticking pencils in his ears and saying wibble. He made me laugh and I do love him very much. (Except when he is crying and whinging, but that is only ever when his mother is around! He doesn’t whinge much the rest of the time!)
Usually Delilah legs it whenever she sees one of the children coming. This time however she was sitting in the radiator hammock and she let Barnabas give her a little cuddle.
I love this picture, in particular the expression on his face. Two things I love most in one picture. Perfect!