When we found out that we were pregnant we couldn’t help but wonder how our furry baby, who really was our first baby would adapt to his new big brother status. We rescued our doggy from a home in 2009 and until Lil G arrived he was our baby. He was only a few months old when we saved him from a life of begging on the streets, he was thin and looked so sad. By the time our gorgeous boy arrived he was healthy, happy and truly loved. Alfie is a part of our little family and as seasoned dog owners we were both so excited at the prospect of raising our baby boy with his furry friend by his side.
Last weekend we were introduced to the magic and wonder of the award-winning Just So Festival, produced by the very talented Wild Rumpus. A first for us but for them it was their 7th year creating this magical wonderland of mystery and adventure. One of the things I loved when reading up about the festival is that it is the only combined arts festival aimed at families and from the very first moment you are greeted by the welcoming staff it is clear to see that the children are at the heart of everything that they do.
Last Sunday we took ourselves off to a local farm to run around their annual Maize Maze. This will be our third year going back at this time of year and I have to say for as long as Lil G lets me I think we may have a little photo shoot here each year we visit. As the maze is vast we rarely bump into any other explorers and really it’s just so much fun. A beautiful back drop and such vibrant colours always leave me smiling at the moments captured and Lil G giggling from playing hide and seek, trying his best but failing miserably. The perfect reason to make it a little family tradition.
If we scratch Friday from our memory banks, how lovely has the week been? Sunshine, blue skies and enjoying lots of summer nights with my boys. That’s what the summer holidays are about, enjoying the last of the evening sunshine and watching my boys play with a ball as the sun sets. And for that reason I simply cannot wait for Friday to arrive, we are all dreaming of our holiday to Spain, eight whole days of sunshine and lazy summer nights. We are officially on countdown now, only four more days in work and for the first time in what feels like forever I am looking forward to switching off completely. No work, no blogging and most definitely no calorie counting.
As this is our first summer holidays with our gorgeous boy we made a pact together as the school year came to a close to print as many photo’s as we could from our summer adventures. Mr H made a promise that he would take hold of the camera a little more and I promised not to let the camera get in the way of having some fun together. I can’t remember the last time I printed our family photo’s, can you? I can’t help but think that I’ve missed out on looking back at so many memories during the last 5 years and introducing Lil G to such a wonderful thing to do. I remember a time where we used to print our holiday photo’s and pop them all in an album. Why don’t we do this anymore?
Are we really into week four of the summer holidays? Time really does seem to be whizzing by, although each day when I look back on my camera roll, which has to be my favourite lunch time ritual, I cannot help but smile at all of the lovely adventures and days out we have managed to squeeze in. And what about the sunshine and blue skies? We really have been blessed this summer. It has been a couple of weeks since I last updated you on our little family adventures, and so I thought I would share some of our summer moments with you. Before we know it the back to school preparations will begin and if truth be told I am not quite ready for that so between now and then I will be holding on tightly to all the memories we have been making. (more…)
This week seems to have whizzed by in a flash. We enjoyed a lovely sunny weekend and then of course the return to routine which went much smoother than I thought it would. Phew. Lil G has enjoyed his time at summer club and Nanny’s which has kept the parenting guilt at bay and happy thoughts spreading throughout the week. I have always had a really close and loving relationship with my boy but lately he just seems to want to stay that little bit closer and if truth be told I absolutely love the feeling of our bond getting stronger and stronger.
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