Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Things I'm loving at the moment...

Don't yell, I'm behind with my posts I know. 

It's been so busy and that's not about to let up anytime soon. Plus I haven't got something specific to tell you. Just random stuff that's making me all happy. And I'm about to throw up all my happy all over your shirt...

Here goes...

Any minute now...

Things I'm loving at the moment...

Enjoying the fact that spring has sprung...
Bringing spring inside..

Sunday morning pancakes...
Bed head...
Celebrating Nanas birthday...





Sharing a Hot Chocolate at the local garden center...


My Mothers day stuff...
Crazy Ass Lego Duplo bridge building...


Making grandiose plans for the garden with willing helpers...
From this...
To this...
It needs a little growing time obviously...


Spring time seed sowing in the veg patch...

Warm sunny days...

Little feet on grass...
Taking sunset walks...

 With the goal of spotting the first star...
Told you it was a whole lot of happy x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Once upon a time...

This is the story of a boy called Isaac and a Lady bird called Harry.
 (I recommended naming him Larry the Ladybug 
for alliteration purposes but that idea went down like a lead balloon)

 Isaac and Harry met one fateful day in the garden and they were inseparable for a full 58 minutes. 

At first Isaac was gentle and any movement was slow and careful.
For at least a few minutes anyway!  
I tried to suggest that we find Harry a nice green leaf to live in... 
Mainly because I feared Isaac would accidentally drop/squish/crush/stand on him. 
And you just know there would be tears...
Look a nice luxury condo in a desirable location with views to delight...? No?

They were way too busy doing all kinds of activities together!

Running...

Dancing...
Yep he's still there on Isaac's finger, probably clinging on for dear life...

At one point, unsurprisingly, Harry fell off Isaac's arm. We searched the grass blades in despair, hoping to find him before we stood on him or something. Isaac was telling me how sad he was to lose his best friend Harry, when all of a sudden I saw Harry casually strolling up Isaac's T Shirt! YAY! He was there all along. So back to the activities they went...
Meeting the family...

Climbing mountains...

Riding trucks...

Speed dating...
It didn't work out...

Debating the serious Issues...
'What do you mean you don't like SpongeBob!'

Sharing secrets...

It was never going to last though...

They were from two different worlds... 

They both knew it but neither one wanted to be the first to say it out loud...

In the end Harry bravely flew off when we weren't looking...
Cue James Blunt song 'goodbye my friend, you have been the one...' 

Don't worry though, in no time at all Isaac was eyeing a friendly looking/possible replacement friend, spider. At which point I quickly announced it was time for lunch and ushered him quickly and a little too firmly inside. Sorry Spider dude but I've got limits and you are it!

Bye Bye Harry, it was fun while it lasted...

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Spring has sprung! Well in my head anyway...


Forget the fact that as I'm typing this, in typical indecisive English weather style, it is actually sleeting outside. In my head spring has sprung!
There were signs you see...

One week of sunshine and a hint of warmth and I'm done with winter.  I threw open the patio doors and declared its time to roll about and frollick in the garden.  So despite it still being a tiny wee bit cold we did just that. I'm nothing if not committed once I get an idea in my head...
I even put the washing out. No it did not dry in the conventional sense, but i'll give it points for effort...
They also served as a very useful child catcher when the need arose...
Btw I can't believe i'm blogging about my washing (again)

We pulled various forgotten toys from the dark depths of our garage. Otherwise known as the place where things get lost forever. Well not today messy garage. Not today!
I even found a space hopper hurrah!
Lucas was like 'um..what ...IS...THAT!!!?'
'Let me just get a little closer...'
'mine, mine mine...'
Although I have a strong suspicion it
 will be a while before he gets the idea of how to use it...
So me and hubby decided to show em how its done. 
Sort of...
As you can see from the above photo I wasn't bouncing much for fear of a photo of my boobs hitting my face in unflattering manner. As if there is a flattering way for that to happen...
Despite all these exciting toys Isaac was only interested in the grass. Apparently they are doing gardening at school. He keeps telling me we need to do some weeding. I'm like 'um yeah, sure, sounds super fun...'
And hubby can't be anywhere near a ball without NEEDING to teach some skills...
Sure he's smiling now...
Actually hits to the face aside, Lucas is digging the ball games. While Isaac on the other hand was still grazing the grass...
Aw those guys...

I like Spring for the same reason I like New Year. It presents a time for change, to renew, to spring clean your life a little. This day I was feeling that...
I'm ready for spring. I'm ready to be outside more. To play more. To enjoy more.

And this particular day we had so much fun we stayed out while the sun went down....

Inspired by the novelty of actual fresh air we went for a moonlight walk before the kiddies bedtime counting the stars as they appear... 
*Sigh* Spring you had me at slightly sunny spell...