I love this shot. I took it while we were playing in the garden last week. We were playing hide and seek and I had to say 'where is Isaac?' and he would jump out giggling. This of course had to be repeated over and over. Each time he was just as excited as the time before, even though he was hiding in the exact same spot every time. I love how he's sticking his tongue out all mischievous and excited.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
This month we haven't been able to get outside as much as I'd like. The weather has been a bit cold and wet. Plus the kiddies have had one illness after another. This week though they are doing much better. Although I could fill big bucket with the amount of snot that is free flowing in this house. Anyway the point is, we have managed to play in the garden and Lucas has been able to get to grips with his first ever pair of wellies.
Lucas did a lots of this...
'I've got it, I'm standing!...'
'I've got it, I'm standing!...'
'Um this cant be right...'
'What's this? better eat it just to be sure...'
We were out the next day as well.
'The commute from home to the garden is killing me...'
'So what do I do with this then?'
'Mummy could have got me matching gloves at least!'
'Where that brother of mine?'
Aw here he is...
They are really starting to play with each other now. Sometimes for a good few minutes before someone gets pushed over.
But the snot people. So much snot...
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
This weeks photo challenge was innocent wonder. I kind of wished I could have used last weeks photo entry for this. But then I remembered this photo. This is Isaac when he was about 5 months old. Since he was born in December he hadn't been outside that much because it was just too cold. And whenever we were out for a walk or a drive he was fast asleep as soon as we hit the fresh air. This particular day my brother was visiting from America and it was unusually warm. So we laid him out on a blanket in the garden. When he looked around his eyes were wide as anything as he took in the blue sky, the trees, the grass and the flowers. For a baby there are so many first times. How precious that is. Thankfully photos allows us to capture those moments before we forget them because we are back to focusing on crying, naps and lack of sleep etc...
Friday, 21 January 2011
I thought I might share our bedtime routine. Starting with bathtime!
We still bath them separately because on the occasions when we try to bath both boys together they literally nearly drown each other.
So lets start with Isaac.
He absolutely loves being in the bath! He often requests a story to be read while he floats about...
He's really started to imagine and play rather than just splash about...
|'Here fishy fishy...'|
Now its Lucas's turn. He's still in splash as much as possible phase.
As you can see he also loves bath time!
Momentary break in splashing to look at toys...
And were back to the splashing...
Just in case you missed it...
Then its time to brush our teeth...
Milk for one little man...
Lastly its time for songs and kisses goodnight.
Night Night every one. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Yesterday my baby got his first pair of shoes! How is that possible? A minute ago he was just born and now he's walking around wearing little people shoes.
Aw aren't they lovely? He did really well unlike his brother a few years before who screamed the place down. In fact as soon as we put the new shoes on Lucas he ran off laughing into the shop. The shop assistant was like 'um yeah I think he's got the hang of it...' Just a tad I thought running after him.
Couldn't resist getting him some wellies like his big brother's as well...
So here he is. My not a baby anymore big boy in his new shoes!
Monday, 17 January 2011
I took this when it first started snowing in December. It just snowed and snowed...and then it snowed some more. I took this as soon as we went outside. I love his expression because he was just stunned by all this snow. We never normally get enough snow to throw a snowball let alone make snowman. Well this time we had enough to make a gathering of snowmen and still have some left over to play with.
When I was a primary teacher we always used to talk about encouraging 'Awe and Wonder' in the children. Well here it is in it's simplest form: Awe and Wonder thanks to mother nature. Also in case I haven't mentioned it enough in previous blog posts...
I freaking love snow!
Thursday, 13 January 2011
I've got to be honest. It has been a difficult week and as a mummy I'm exhausted. The week after a holiday like Christmas I always find difficult. I think its after all the excitement and lack of routine. They go a bit nuts. Isaac has been a frequent visitor to the time out spot and is possibly thinking of setting up a holiday home there. If I have to to say 'BE GENTLE!' one more time... *crazy mummy eye twitch*
|Isaac in full hyperactive swing only to crash and burn later...|
Urgh! And Lucas as some of you may remember, had been recovering from a nasty ear infection in both ears. While he was on antibiotics he seemed to be improving so we thought he was better. This week things got worse and worse. He would go from playing happily to screaming in seconds over hardly anything. I started to think 'Oh God has Lucas started the so called terrible 2's a year early?! At times I could not comfort him at all. I felt useless.
He has also been waking more in the night and decided that 5am is a much more suitable wake up time in the morning. After being ill myself last week I was having trouble finding any energy at all. I know its bad when I start day dreaming about being asleep. Yet I've been killing myself trying to keep them occupied and feeling guilty every time I used TV to calm things down. Also housework had completely gone out of the window and the mess was slowly starting to take over. At times I swear I could hear it laughing at me. Much like my messy desk does on a daily basis. *shakes fist at desk* I finally deduced that quite frankly maybe I'm not good at this mummy thing after all.
However after going to the Doctors this evening it turns out that he still has nasty ear infections! So no wonder he is so miserable and quite possibly he said, it started with Swine flu. Wait what?! The doctor says that many people have it and don't even realise. Now I'm thinking I had it too which might explain my lack of mummy resources this week. I was so ill last week that hubby had to take a day off work to look after the little ones. That's like unheard of.
So maybe I'm not completely awful and maybe he's a legend for coping as well as he has. The Doctor said at times his ears would be stupid painful so he has done so well so have happy moments at all. So here's to the little man who, while I've been complaining about being tired, has been really struggling. Thank God he's okay.