Thursday, 29 October 2009

Happy Birthday Charlie :)

Happy 3rd birthday Charles Adam, we love you so much our happy, smiley, beautiful boy. Thank you for bringing us all so much joy :)
our beautiful boy.

Lovely daddy hugs :)

Our first cuddle.

Still snuggly in mummy :)

Monday, 26 October 2009

Book Sharing Monday.

This week Charlie and I have chosen ''The Trouble With Dragons'' by Debi Gliori. This is a fab book about dragons who dont have a care in the world and make a terrible mess of their environment (sound familiar lol).
The illustrations are just lovely and the story tells us an important message too.

The Trouble with Dragons, a funny story with lots of lovely illustrations and of course Dragons who learn a very important ''green'' message!

Eat food that is grown much closer to home.
And LEAVE the wild places and ice caps Alone.

Stop blowing all that hot air but instead choose to walk.
And put less of our world on the end of your fork.

So if you know a dragon (and most of us do) ask if it thinks this story is true.
For if we can't see that our stories are linked then sadly, like Dargons we'll soon be extinct.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sunday smiles....

Big boys and little boys playing with trains :)
New additions to the family!

My latest book parcel came the other day and I cant wait to get reading these wonderful books :)

A rainy day at home.

We cleaned the house.
Drawing pumpkins.

We made a den.

Green smoothie, spinach, strawberry and banana!

A little tour of our home...


our 'homely' kitchen sink :)

Our big comfy reading chair :)

Oh and have I mentioned that we love books!

our very busy and erm, sometimes not so autumny nature table!

Our cozy front room with comfy 'purple' cushions.

My lovely new fairtrade purple stripey throw, as I LOVE purple and stripes lol!

Monday, 19 October 2009

my firstborn's birthday.

A happy baby Ben.

Today I'm busy preparing a tea party for my firstborn, Ben is 22! Hmm 22 years of being a mama.....lucky me :)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

weekend wanderings.....

Well we had a really lovely weekend walking in the woods and spending time together but as happy and joyful as it looks to be honest I'm struggling to deal with charlies unwillingness to go anywhere. At the moment all he wants to do is play with his cars and trains, he totally loses himself in his own world making up his little stories and its wonderful to see him using such a brilliant imagination but when it comes to getting shoes on and going out he has a crying fit and runs off. I dread trying to go anywhere because he just gets so upset and even when we set of and are on our way he can remain upset the whole time. I'm managing to stay reasonably calm but I really do have to make a conscious effort to remind myself to do so.

This is quite possibly my favourite place ever, Hardcastle Craggs, as soon as I get here I feel so peaceful.

Charlie's favourite game at the moment is 'hide and seek' and there's no better place to play it than the woods.

The journey.

I sometimes wonder if the journey to our steiner parent and child group is really just a little to far to be travelling. I love going and sometimes its the only place that charlie gets to 'play' with other little ones, the mama's there are just so lovely and inspiring and when I think of how beautiful our journey actually is, I have no doubts at all......

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Thankful for...

I havent actually joined the ''thankful thursday'' post as I'm quite useless as copying, posting etc but just wanted to say I'm so thankful for ....being lucky enough to spend every single day with Charlie and to have the choice not to send him to pre school and for him to have such brilliant big brothers and sisters who love him so much.
I'm thankful we get to spend lots of time outdoors together playing hide and seek and going for adventures yet when we come home we can snuggle up and enjoy breastfeeding (even though charlie constantly reminds me he's a big boy :). I'm thankful I have lovely friends who are so good at making me laugh and smile!
But I'm so very thankful for the love, patience, happiness shared with my very wonderful fiance warren :).