Monday, 19 January 2015

Pick n' Mix

Hello all! I thought for this weeks blog post I would do a little Pick n' Mix of photos from the last week. Jack's wish for snow finally came true when we awoke to a blanket of the white stuff last Friday. He was well excited. So, after nursery we took a wee detour on the way home to go to the park and have some snowy craic. Jack, who never seems to feel the cold, will always be my snow baby (he arrived during the coldest and deepest snow Ireland had seen in 100 years) This was Noah's first experience of snow, and unlike Jack, he was less than impressed. In fact, he positively did not like it. Noah is my summer baby, born during a delicious warm spell. 

We've been having great fun making snow angels and snowballs outside, but when it's time to come in to take some shelter from the bitter winds, we have had to find other ways to have fun. When the postman arrived with a huge box that originally contained Noah's new carseat, the boys (and Maisey-dog) amused themselves in it for a whole afternoon!

This box was everything from a house, to a rocket ship, to a jail. It was even a massive tortoise shell at one stage. Noah was having so much fun in there with his big bro. He just thinks Jack is the bee's knee's.


Finally, this wee man turned 7 months old yesterday! He's gonna be a year old before I know it. I took some portraits of him and his Daddy the other week. The smiley one sums Noah up so well. He never takes life too seriously. I love that about him. I hope he stays this way.

As if you haven't seen enough of our week that was, here's more.

1. Bro's.
2 & 8. Visiting Max the Puppy again, how he's grown since last time!
3. Noah's first tooth. 
4. Builder-chef. Multitasking at it's finest.
5. Exploring
6. MoccOns - I can't resist a rainbow.
7. The three musketeers

Sunday, 11 January 2015

"We'll have to go through it! Swish swish swish"

Words cannot convey to you how cold this walk was. I suppose we should have known better. Exposed nature reserves and coastlines are always freezing, but I could not have forseen just how unbelievably bitter it would be. Fortunately, even though my husband and I cannot seem to dress ourselves appropriately, I had the boys hopped up in some warm gear, and Jack didn't seem to mind the baltic temperature and howling wind. Infact, he had an amazing time. He begged us not to turn around and go back to the car, but I explained (to the best of my ability, I could no longer articulate words) that Noah's lips were turning blue and we must.

It was my hands in particular that were so cold they were painful. I fumbled about with the camera and it became difficult to change the settings as I snapped the boys. My husband could barely function. He looked defeated as he briskly walked back to the car without so much as looking back at us.

Maybe we can thank Jack's new Trespass Wendell Ski Jacket for keeping him so cozy. He also wore his Ingugu hat, H&M mittens, Zara Slim fit Trousers, and Classic Hunter wellies. Noah wore a snowsuit from Sainsburys and H&M pom pom hat. Despite frostbite nearly taking my fingers, it was a beautifully scenic walk. And sure. It'll harden us.

He aint heavy, he's my brother.

1. Ba's tootsies
2. Proud of clever Daddy, that's his illustration on the front of the Guardian.
3. Jack and Mummy made cupcakes
4. Noah's ark
5. Lean on me
6. The walk that foundered
7. Portrait of Jack
8. Learning to spell