Friday, 29 August 2014

When the Boat Comes In ( + Winner Announcement!)


Every year my extended family rent a house in the beautiful County Donegal, Ireland, and we all shack up for a week or so. We arrived home a couple of days ago, after the most amazing break. It's a bit sad when it all ends. No-one is more down in the mouth about it than little Jack, who has such fun from the moment he arrives. We had to cut our holiday short by a day as we had to get Jack back in time for his first day of Nursery. I'm glad to report he loved it. Of course, the real test will come next week when Mummy doesn't get to accompany him for the session.



Noah did exceptionally well on his first holiday. It was ney bother to him. He coped well with the long journey, slept like usual, and seemed to enjoy the craic. He's 10 weeks old now. 10 weeks! Can you believe it? Such a happy wee babby too.
I've converted my Da to babywearing. I tied our boba wrap on Grandpa D during this trip to the beach, where Noah slept like a bug in a rug while Jack and I had a paddle and clambered in and out of some boats in the harbour. Of course we had to scramble out quickly and splash back to shore when we seen the fisherman who the boat(s) might belong to. Meanwhile, Daddy went scuba diving. He had a fab time, until he realized he had lost his wedding ring. We went back the next day, and enlisted the help of other family members to scuba. Talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack. Unsurprisingly we never found the ring. Of course, it's a sad loss.


Isn't Jack a picture in his wee wetsuit and lifejacket? He loved being part of the wetsuit gang. He enjoyed checking out the boats, paddling, and playing with his bucket and spade. My favourite thing to do is catch crabs. Jack is understandably a bit nervous about this. He doesn't like the thought of his ould Mum getting a nip by one of the beasties. Everyone else is allowed to hold a crab. But not me or Daddy. He's very protective of us, you know. 

"C'mere me little Jacky, Let's have a bit of craicy, 'til the boat comes in"

Finally, it's time to announce the winner of the Freshly Picked Moccasin competition. Thank you to everyone who entered. Jack picked a name from a hat this morning. The winner is... drum roll please... Copilotwife (@copilotwife on instagram) Well done to you! I'll be in touch shortly to put you in touch with a member of the Freshly Picked team where you can choose any pair you like for your wee person. There are more giveaways in the works, so keep following us to be in with a chance of winning in the future! And thanks to Freshly Picked for the lovely prize.

29 comments:

  1. That looked like a fun outing! Congrats to the winner! :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. These are precious family photos. Great memories. Sorry about the loss of your hubby's wedding ring. I'm so glad your little Noah is doing so well and seems not to have colic. At least it sounds like he doesn't. And, I love how you had Jack pick the winner. :)

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  3. I loved your commentary and the photos so very much. Imagine being able to adapt to holidaying at 10-weeks old! Betcha' he'll be an outdoorsy fellow for the rest of his life, though he won't quite understand what started it all.

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  4. My husband is Irish. He would love a trip to Ireland.

    Congratulations to the winner!!

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  5. Sounds like a lovely end to the summer. Hope he enjoys nursery alone.

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  6. Gorgeous photos of Jack having a wonderful time in his cute wetsuit! What a shame about Hubby's ring though. Thanks for linking up and sharing your family holiday fun with Country Kids.

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  7. Stunning photos! Your holiday sounds amazing - I love family hols. We went away with my family to Devon when my youngest was five weeks old and he was so easy (on the whole) - nice to be able to hand the baby round too! X #theordinarymoments

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  8. Just adorable photos. I love photos of children around water. the colour of the life jacket just pops! #mysundayphoto

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  9. Gorgeous pictures! Look like they could be for a tourist board!!! Looks like a beautiful day xx

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  10. What a fun outing, gorgeous photos as usual and I loved how you announced the winner!! haha! x

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  11. Lovely photo's! Great way to announce the winner

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  12. What beautiful pictures of a special time.

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  13. Wow what amazing photos, it looks like it was such a fun time

    Thank you for linking up

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  14. Gorgeous photos. Looks like he had a lot of fun.

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  15. Beautiful photos! I really love the first one where he is leaning over to touch the water!

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  16. What lovely pictures and a great day out, a part of the world I'd really love to visit :-) #ordinarymoments

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  17. what gorgeous photos - the first is my favourite :) #MySundayPhoto x

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  18. Looks like a fantastic day out, and I love the photos of him on the water. So colourful! Can't believe your baba is 10 weeks- it goes so quickly the second time around. x

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  19. Great photographs taken with love!
    Regards from Germany, Uwe.

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  20. Awesome shots - looks like you had loads of fun! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  21. He sure looks like he enjoys the boat.

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  22. I love being on the water and have since I was a child. Jack will probably find himself captivated for life!!!
    Please be sure to stop by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/shell-game-linky.html and link up!

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  23. It all seems like so much fun. Jack looks so happy and just living the moment.

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  24. Always so seriously adorable!

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  25. Lovely photographs - sounds like a great holiday.

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  26. Sounds like a lovely break before the adventure of nursery. Pleased it went so well for you (apart from the ring) and the photos are amazing

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  27. Looks like lots of fun, great pictures!

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  28. Sounds like a lovely family time!

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  29. great time you have there...how I miss scuba diving..and so sorry for the lost wedding ring :(..love all your pictures and cheers....

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