Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Cabbage Patch Kid


This morning we woke up to a rare beautiful, mild and semi-dry day. So Jack and I jumped in the car, cranked up the volume and rocked out while driving about the countryside, stopping to stroke some Donkeys and marvel at the huge houses where the other half dwell. We got a bit lost having taken a load of back lanes and ended up at a cabbage patch. That suggests it was just a wee area of cabbages, when in reality it was a massive field with cabbages as far as the eye could see. My sisters reaction to this was 'How do you stumble upon a cabbage patch?' I dunno, but as I explained to her, it's one of these things that only happens to us mega cool people. The smell of the cabbages heating up in the sun was unreal. 

Anyway, we took a wander, splashing in some puddles and jumping in mud along the way. As you can see, Jack fell right into a big pile of it and wasn't one bit pleased. In fact, he refused to move an inch until he was cleaned which meant I had to go back to the car to look for something to mop him up with. Fortunately (not for some) I had a big bag of old clothing to give to our local charity shop, so a couple of the items didn't ever quite make it there. "Why you clean me with jumper, Mummy?" Answer: Because I'm never organised to carry all the stuff that should come with a youngster. Even baby wipes couldn't have sorted out this mess, though. It was definitely a bath and towel job.



Jack is mega in to singing at the moment. And as his mother and super fan, I just think he's brilliant. He's really good at remembering lyrics and tunes. What makes it all even better is that he seems to be excellent at composing. This is a trait he's definitely inherited from his Daddy, who is also gifted at penning little ditties. Often Jack's songs gravitate around large posteriors and down wind, which makes me giggle. Then I get given a stern look from Daddy who says I shouldn't encourage such behavior. But these subjects amuse me so. (Lets hope Jack doesn't sing Daddy our alternative 'Twinkle Twinkle' lyrics.)



On this day, Jack wore a gilet from Ladybird, the Star hoody from Boys&Girls, Zara kids jeans and the Original Hunter wellies

 "Calloo-Callay, No work today, we're cabbages and kings!"

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking up with the I'm proud of that Link-up I can see why your proud of this post its lovely ! The pictures are stunning you are a very talented photographer.

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  2. I loved Cabbage Patch Kids BTW. So cute. I love the contrasting color of his boots and vest.

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  3. Stunning lighting and amazing photos, the colours, the mud, the gumboots. Beautiful memories. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  4. loveee them....such a great outfit and boots, framed in beautiful photos...gros bisous pour Jack...

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  5. So cute. And it looks like a lot of fun, despite the muddy mess!

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  6. He is growing up so fast. I love the boots. Come over and share your awesome post at our Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party if you have a chance, we'd love to have you.
    Angel

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  7. Such and adorable boy! I always look forward to seeing his outfits. You seem to always find the neatest locations for a daily jaunt. Thank you for linking with Little Things Thursday!

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    1. Thank you Kim! I feel like I shouldn't be running out of beautiful locations - We live in Ireland for goodness sake! But it is getting harder and harder to find great places for photoshoots! Thanks for having us at Little Things.

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  8. Lovely photos x #TheOrdinaryMoments

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  9. Oh such lovely photos - and he looks remarkably happy despite the mud!!

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  10. Wow, what stunning blue eyes! Gorgeous photos...and I remember the Cabbage Patch Kids fondly :)

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  11. I love his bright red wellies. He is just such a handsome boy, gorgeous photos as always! x

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  12. This is a lovely post!!! The pictures are stunning and your little boy is such a cutie! Sounds like a lovely day out x

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  13. These are such amazing photos, thanks for sharing and linking up. Sorry to be a stickler, but can you please link back to one of the Catch the Moment 365 blogs if you wish to link up with us? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! You're linked up in my blogs and linkies section. Thanks for having me!

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