Tuesday, 29 September 2009

fun at the fair.

Having fun.

Being a train driver.

enjoying last of the summer sun.

Autumn adventures

Horsey horsey dont you stop....
Fun in the park with daddy.

Happy :)

My two smiley boys :)

Helping bake chocolate cake!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

The little things.

New to us books. The Bumper Book of Nature by Stephen Moss is is treasure to keep for families :). We just LOVE new books and our house seems packed with them but thats what I really love about our home.
I forgot to post a picture of this gorgeous elephant that we have, made by the very talented mama at http://daisiedavies.blogspot.com/

A beautiful handmade blanket, just perfect for wrapping round you on these colder nights. A bargain for £2 from our local 'flea' market.

Autumn Table

It's that really wonderful time of year again, the shift of seasons, the glorious oranges, browns and golds of Autumn. A time for 'nesting' and preparing for life indoors.

Monday, 21 September 2009

book sharing monday.

This week Charlie and I have chosen one of our old favourites ''Giraffes Can't Dance'' By Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. This is just the most gorgeous book, yes ok I know I probably say this about all our books but I wont apologise for being a book lover lol!!

Anyway, the story is about Gerald the very tall giraffe who was not a good dancer and dreaded the 'jungle dance' . But what Gerald discovers one beautiful moonlit night is that when we're different sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to...

The illustrations are lovely and bright and colourful and the rhyming poem is simply fantastic!

Friday, 18 September 2009

bloggers block.

Well I think I may be suffering from ''bloggers block'', I cant really say 'writers block', as if I'm really honest I dont think I actually write very much. I'm kind of in that mood where I'm feeling pretty inadequate as far as blogging goes, as I just dont seem to be able to put down in words just what we actually do together as a family. I love keeping this blog as a kind of diary and even though sometimes we literally dont stop and our life is pretty busy, although not too busy, I struggle to sit and pause and write in an interesting way.
Anyway here's a little glimpse at our days together:
: we go to a lovely steiner parent and child group two mornings a week.
: go for lots and lots of long walks.
: visit open farms.
: try and find steam railways!
Play at home LOTS.
read and just generally really cherish being parents in whatever we do.

Monday, 7 September 2009

book sharing monday.

Love You Forever, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw.
This is a gorgeous story of a new born baby boy going through the stages of childhood and becoming a man. It's also about the enduring nature of parents love and how it crosses generations. I just LOVE this beautiful book and charlie loves the repetition of the ''love you forever'' verse.
A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.

Then he went into the room where his new baby daughter was sleeping. He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

More summer days out.....castles.

At the moment, apart from trains,cars,trucks, diggers etc, Charlie is really interested in castles and knights. He loves to dress up in his crown and cape and disappear into his imagination, where he becomes 'King Charlie', so we've been visiting castles and fuelling his imagination even further. These pictures were taken at Skipton Castle, North Yorkshire.

Warren and I have been thinking of getting Charlie a wooden castle for his 3rd birthday at the end of October, as he loves playing with his few toy knights, I'm thinking that this present would be as much for daddy as for our little crusader!