Monday, 25 July 2011

iheartfaces photo challenge: Water

This is the first photo I thought of for the theme of water. My boys have so been digging the paddling pool this summer. Granted they try to drown each other most of the time but they do love it. I also like this photo because these days he rarely looks at me when I'm taking his photo. I think I may have over done it (oops) ... But here he was having so much fun he forgot to look away yay!


Sunday, 24 July 2011

A little world in my garden

Remember what it was like to be young and playing all the time? Completely absorbed in your own imagination. As an adult it takes effort to relax and lose yourself in the moment but when you are young its as natural and regular as breathing. I really love watching it in my boys especially in Isaac now he is older. That is when they are not wrestling each other until someone cries. (Seriously endless wrestling, its it a boy thing?) 

Remember all the things you imagined?...


The characters you could play...
             Exploring the undergrowth...                             Climbing mountains...?

Climbing magic bean stalks...

Tracking through the jungle...

Um being a penguin..?

Hide and seek...

And he's not the only one, my youngest has got a things for cars...

Boy loves to drive...

And back to the wrestling...


But hey a little imagination nudging is never a bad thing.... voila we have a pirate ship...


'Eye eye captain, lots of treasure to be found...'

 There is lots of treasure for them to discover in my garden at the moment...



Plus we have a few little friends as well...

This little dude knows how to make life interesting...

             Have a little nibble...                                         Check who's watching...

            Then mix it up a bit...
What? Why be like every other Tom Dick and Harry...
Why indeed.

 But after all that awesome playtime its bedfordshire for little people...

Remember what it was like to play like that?

Friday, 15 July 2011

Things I'm loving at the moment...

Meeting up with friends we adore but haven't seen in AGES. You know the kind of friends who even if it has been ages it feels like its been no time at all...
Even if they do look like they should be models in a magazine, alright guys stop looking so pretty...

Seeing new friends again who are so much fun....

Being with these friends that love your kids like they are their own...

Getting our boys together with some girlfriends to play with...

 This little lady was quite taken with Isaac, the little stud...

Everyone always asks me if im going to try for a girl. Although I may go a bit nuts buying the girly stuff when a friend has a baby girl mostly I'm loving having 2 boys. However a little time with these girls makes me realise, although I'm digging my boys, GIRLS ROCK!
I mean seriously?...
Adorable



 
Visiting Blenheim Palace with these friends...

Although looking hard Isaac informed me that the princess isn't around today...

Playing on new playgrounds...


Conquering scary bridges...


Even we joined in the fun...
 Although I wasn't convinced...
 At all...
 But I got in the swing of things...

 Um...Question...When exactly did my oldest lose his babyish looks and start looking like a real boy?

Anyway back to things i'm loving at the moment...

Hot days ending with moody looking storm clouds...

(I placed my sun glasses over the lens as a makeshift filter in these shots as we were driving home)


Wearing PJs over trousers while swinging from apple trees (like we all haven't done that at some time or another...)

Hanging in the tent in the garden even when its raining...



 The garden...

All this heat and rain is making stuff grow real nice...


Eating home grown Raspberries...

 Paddling pools...

Soaking them up before they grow up too fast...

Isaac decided some dunking was required...
 This boy cracks me up...


 Chunky pastels...

 And Lastly baking with my first born...

...who says he wants to grow up to be Daddy. Listen kid, Daddy may be a cooking genius but it's mummy that bakes the sweet stuff!


Isaac usually eats more than he bakes...
 As always we approach this in a tidy organised manner...
 Although we didn't have actual ginger bread men shapes...
  But we made it work...


The reviews were kind...
 So we made another batch with new cutters...
 Not all of them made it though...

Good times people, good times.