Monday, 29 December 2014

Jack Frost is About

Brrr! There's a day you wouldn't want to venture too far from the stove, and we haven't. But dear wee Jack didn't want to be stuck inside all day, especially when he woke up to such a thick layer of frost. Or snow, as he keeps referring to it, regardless of how many times we correct him. Over the Christmas period, as we opened the doors on our advent calendar, each day we counted how many days were left until Christmas. Every day, Jack would ask, "and then it snow?" All these festive songs and movies would have these poor wee mites thinking snow is a shoo-in on Christmas day, and I think he was a bit heart broken when there wasn't a pick of it.

Driving in these conditions isn't fun either, so at least we can avoid going too far in it since we're all still off. How lovely it is having Daddy about, and getting out of the routine of school runs. Whilst walking the dog last night I seen a car spin 360 degrees, and I nearly went on my bum a few times too.

Jack wore his Next Santa hat, and he was bundled up in a jumper, body warmer, and a United Colours of Benneton coat. We finally got to try out his new Aigle snow boots. They kept those feet warm and dry. The grips were fab for pretending to ice skate, and walking over slippery ground in general.

Hope you all had a fab Christmas! We did! It was just so relaxing! Santa was great to Jack, he got everything he asked for, and more. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know he asked for a Batman costume. Gosh, he's so cute in it. It's those angelic golden curls poking out from around his mask. Check him out, with his wee built in abs! He adopts a very stern persona when he puts it on. Well, a superhero who must save the world doesn't have time to mess about I suppose. Here's our week that was too. Happy New Year, m'friends!

1.Baby Yoga
2. Christmas eve
3. Happy baba in his pram
4. Lego car
5. Frosty walk
6. Meeting Santa Claus, (of course you know, is one of the biys from home)
7. Scampi Robin
8. Noah

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Party of 4

Well, golly gosh, I've just been the worst blogger lately. I'm telling you people, there aren't enough hours in the day. (Well, there literally aren't enough hours of daylight anyway.) Every weekend needs to be used doing stuff that needs to be done. No time to stop and smell the roses. Yesterday we made some time though. We marked the occasion of Jack's birthday with a party, complete with a bouncy castle (as requested months ago) and I couldn't let today go by without blogging on this wee mans 4th birthday.

The most amazing thing happened to us at 6.55pm, 4 years ago - we were blessed with this tiny little 5lb 5oz baby boy, who has grown into this strapping big lad. He knows his own mind, and can be a right stroppy handful sometimes ('spirited' as I prefer to term that) and my side of the family will have to take credit for his stubborn nature. But through all that, he is oh so sweet, ernest, generous, honest, loving and loyal. I love his love of all things superheroes, how he enthusiastically likes to help us cook, his wild big playful imagination, the funny things he comes out with and the fondess and thoughtfulness he shows towards his brother. He takes his big brother duties very seriously. 

Jack has been psyched about his birthday party for months. We hired a hall, and a bouncy castle (an absolute essential part of the party!) and a handful of friends and family came to join in the fun. Jack had an absolute blast. He loved being the centre of attention. My chocolate birthday cake didn't quite work out as planned, so it was a last minute dash to Tesco's yesterday to pick up a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake. As a huge Turtles fan he was over the moon and is quoted as saying this was one of the highlights of his birthday, so I suppose it's just as well.

Some of the days with this fella have been long, but the years have been short. When I think about how fast he is growing up it brings tears to my eyes. His Daddy and I could not be prouder of the little man he is becoming. We love this boy something shocking. Happiest of birthdays to our little dude. And here are some photos of our week that was, they seem to be in keeping with the colourful theme of this post!

 It's my birthday and I am THE MAN!

1. This week I reached my personal goal of exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months! This was Noah's first spoonfeed. What a mess!
2. Matching Christmas jumpers from our good chums Freddy and Rachel
3. Party food - Rainbow jelly!
4. Bouncy castle fun!
5. Ring Sling
6. Noah is 6 months old. Happy half birthday to our wee-est!
7. Brothers
8. Admiring the Christmas Tree