Saturday, 12 April 2014

Thickets of Gorse


The sun shone through the window so bright this morning, we got a bit overexcited and got ourselves sorted with a slap up picnic lunch. Well, as is so often the case with this scenario, it turned out to be what I like to call an 'Irish picnic'. I.e. One goes with the intention of eating al fresco, but ends up foundered and bundled up in the car wrapped in blankets. Well, after attempting to sit outside in the sun, Jack complained it was too windy and we ate lunch in the car. I wanted to at least leave the doors open to give that outdoorsy feel, but Jack insisted it was too cold. He was kind of right. After filling our bellies we ventured outside and kept ourselves warm with a run about. 


Let me introduce you to another one of my wonderful new affiliates, new Finnish brand, Guuguu Kidswear. They generously sent Jack these funky College Housut trousers. Super comfy with huge pockets that Jack likes to keep all manners of things in! These were actually amazing when Jack had the chicken pox a couple of weeks ago. He lived in these as all his other trousers hurt his wee scabs. Also, they're our go-to trou of choice when we're doing something active like going to our local gymnastics club. He's wearing them with the American Apparel kids Tri-blend top, and Hummel Suf Blue High tops from our friends at Milly Mog


 A lovely time was had by all. I loved being surrounded by Gorsebush, it's absolutely my favourite weed, despite being repeatedly pricked on the legs and bum as we made our way through the masses of it. We came home with a couple of injuries though. Young Jack poked Daddy in the eye with a stick (or his magic wand, as he insisted) and Jack has a splinter which he just will not let us attempt to remove. 

"Argh! My eye!"

Gugguu also sent Jack their Huppari Harmaa hoody - another seriously comfy little item, which is unusually and beautifully cut. Check out all his little poses in my studio. He's such a lark. 


Thanks so much to Gugguu for the items, check them out if you get a chance. For now I'll leave you with what we got up to these past few days in my Week that Was series.I'm off  to attempt to talk Jack into letting me have another go at removing this splinter. I'll tell you right now, this is going to go down like a lead balloon. Wish me luck! 

1. A springtime walk wearing funky Camelion sweatshirt from our sponsor, Filemon Kid
2. This months issue of the Mr Tumble magazine
3. Jack and 30 week bump
4. A wee babychino
5. Eggshell chick 
6. Beep beep!
7. Some manly garage time with all the men. Grr.
8. Our bedtime book - Don't be Silly Mr Twiddle. (2 chapters every night is a must)

43 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos as always, I love Jack's hair. I hope my little one's hair will continue to be curly when he's older too :)

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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  2. Wonderful outdoor and studio images. Your green background is super!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thanks Mersad! I always appreciate your visits and comments. I get most of my backdrops from Creativity Backgrounds. They have a great range.

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  3. brilliant photographs, love the vibrancy of the flowers x

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  4. So fashionably cute! Love the hair and love the photos! #mysundayphoto

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  5. Very beautiful photos, loving the outifts

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Wonderful pictures. Have had many a picnic in the car.

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  7. What a cutie! I love the pants. When my little man was about that age, we got hime several pairs of carpenter pants and I always had to check his pockets before laundry because he was quite the collector!
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    Traci

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    1. I hear ya, Traci! There was a double decker bus, some kind of plastic axel from some playmobil, and a few blades of grass by the time I took them off last night !

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  8. Wow what a cutie so photogenic too! These are all great shots. Looks like everyone was having a great time together! #sundayphoto

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  9. You take the most gorgeous of photos. So many wonderful memories so beautifully captured. Your little guy is such a trendy little cutie!! #ordinarymoments

    http://www.superbusymum.net

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  10. Oh what a handsome little one! Love his curls. Super cute clothes you got to give a try to as well. Too bad it was chilly for your picnic.

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  11. Love those curls!!! The hoody looks really cute, very different and stylish but comfy :) Lovely photos!

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  12. Beautiful photos as always- his curls are looking amazing this week!

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  13. Gorgeous photos - love those curls!

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  14. I love your photo editing style!

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  15. What a gorgeous face and head of hair!! Wonderful photo captures.

    Visiting from MMY - Have a blessed day!

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  16. These are all such great photos - Jack is so cool!

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  17. Oh such beautiful photos. His hair is so amazing x

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  18. Such adorable photos! Those clothes couldn't have asked for a better model!! Hope you managed to get the splinter out. #ordinarymoments

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    1. Thank you!
      Not only did we not manage to extract the splinter... My husband has an eye infection from the stick-poking incident! Eeep.

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  19. Great photos. Love the vibrant colors!

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  20. Love the shoes and the new hoodie!

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  21. And the blue sneakers make it! Nicely done shots. I remember seeing lots of gorse this time of year when we were in Ireland. http://looseleafnotes.com

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  22. Always such beautiful pictures. And I love his new clothes!

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  23. He is so adorable, I love how happy he seems in all the pictures. Hope the splinter is out and about. Take Care.

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  24. He looks adorable in those outfits. Hope you have a great day.

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  25. Oh, the poses with that hoody... He's adorable! :)

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  26. Great post ! We often end up with Irish picnics :-p

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  27. Gorgeous photos! Happy WW :)

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  28. Jack is a model. He is a beautiful looking child. Love his hair and I am a wee bit jealous that you are having picnics already. Not jealous of the chicken pox though. Yuck!

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    1. Thanks Paula! He's such a joy! He's really just my best wee pal. It's not really picnic weather just yet. We tried eating our dinner on the patio last night and it was brr-city.

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  29. I can't wait until we see some kind of flowers growing around here! Great shots!

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  30. Too cute! Sound like a fun picnic .. outside or in!

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  31. Sounds like a wonderful outing save the injuries!

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  32. What a cutey. Adorable pants. A picnic sounds delightful.

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  33. A picnic in or out is always fun...love that curly hair!

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  34. There is such joy and sunshine in these photos. Wonderful post!

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  35. I really like the sweatshirt. The zipper is so clever.

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