Showing posts with label sleeping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sleeping. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Project 365: Days 40 - 46



Apologies for the photos being out of order, it was the only way I could get them to fit in the collage.

Day 40: Car trip - I thought it was very sweet that my oldest and youngest were holding hands in the car, though as you can see my middle boy wasn't so happy.  He wanted to get in on the photo but gave me the 'evil eyes' .

Day 41: Weight training - I've got my weights out in the bedroom as I'm supposed to be working out (I haven't managed to start yet), so O thought it would be great fun to do a bit of weight training.

Day 42: Sleeping - I tried out The Boy and Me's trick of using alternative lighting to take a photo at night.  I like the way the torch has lit up the photo without washing the colour out.

Day 43: Sleeping buddies - I couldn't resist taking a photo of O and E asleep together.  They looked so cute.

Day 44 : Journey to school - We were on our way to school and I loved how sweet E looked with his hat on.  I had stopped the car before I took the photo! ;-)

Day 45: Valentines - this is the card that my boys made for me.  I love it.

Day 46: Ukulele - O wouldn't go to bed tonight, instead coming back down to play a little tune on his ukulele.  He might be following his older brother with his love of music.


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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Project 365: Days 167 - 173


Day 167: Cuddles - This is Ollie with my mother and it is special as Ollie has had an 'issue' with my mother for some time so there aren't many photos of them together.  As he's getting a older he's growing out out this so hopefully there'll be plenty more photos like this one to come.

Day 168: Asleep - I spent all day in work so it's a sleeping child photo for today.  I could sit and watch my boys sleep for hours.

Day 169: Strawberries - I'm still practicing my macro shots and this is one of my strawberry plants that I've got in hanging baskets.  I'm so excited that they've flowered.

Day 170: Army - Another close up; this one of an army of figures that Ethan set up in his bedroom.

Day 171: Wine - I had a night out with the boys and got a little bit drunk on Rosé.  It was a great night.

Day 172: Trains - Another train track that Ollie got me to make for him.  I'm quite pleased with this one as it has two crossings and two bridges.

Day 173: Cake - We went shopping to Ikea and Ollie insisted on stopping in the café to have a chocolate muffin.  I can't say that I blame him.  It was very nice.


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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Project 365: Days 125 - 131



Day 125: Gardening - it was a beautiful day so we decided to do some gardening.  The boys planted tomato, broccoli, chilli and salad leaf seeds.  They love doing the gardening and get so excited at the thought of growing their own fruit and veg.

Day 126: A day at a castle - today was a bank holiday so we spent the day exploring Cardiff Castle.  The grounds are beautiful so we took a picnic and sat on the grass.  The boys enjoyed running around playing in the sun.  We did go through the wartime tunnels (which are amazing and ever so slightly frightening) but my youngest got a bit scared of all the noises.  

Day 127: Mealtime - my youngest waiting very impatiently for his food.

Day 128: they're growing! - we were very excited today to see that the pumpkin seeds are growing.  It's such a lovely feeling to see something that you've planted, grow.  

Day 129: windy - we went down to Cardiff Bay for a walk and it was so windy that O wouldn't let go of his hood.  I don't blame him as he had worn his Thomas cap but that blew off his head (a kind workman rescued it for me) so he wasn't taking any chances.  We spent a lovely hour running around and looking at the ducks before going for coffee and cake.

Day 130: a visitor - this was my sight when I went to bed tonight.  I hadn't even heard him go into my bed.  He was so comfortable that I almost left him there.  Almost, but not quite.  I did put him back into his own bed.

Day 131: haircut - he wasn't very happy when we took him for a haircut, but after a bit of bribery from the hairdresser (armed with a bag of Haribo) he finally gave in.  He actually looks like he's enjoying himself in that photo.

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Project 365: Days 111 - 117




Day 111: New bed - my little one is asleep in his new bed but it hasn't been easy.  He keeps going back into my bed any chance he gets.  I'm sure we'll get there but it could be a difficult week.  Wish me luck.

Day 112: Spring cleaning - I've been sent a steam cleaner to review and I'm strangely excited at the prospect.  Is that wrong?

Day 113: Having fun - I got up to find my three boys playing and looking at books in our new mini library (how posh am I?)  It was a lovely sight to see them all smiling and laughing,

Day 114: For sale - I'm trying to make a bit of extra cash by eBaying anything I can.  The only downside is having a bedroom full of bags of items for sale.

Day 115: Colouring - my middle and youngest boys decided to do a bit of colouring today.  The only problem was that my youngest decided to colour himself in too.  

Day 116: Smiles - but unfortunately this was quickly followed by tears as my little one developed a really bad cough which I think is croup.  He was really poorly and I was up with him for most of the night.  I hope he gets well soon.

Day 117: Gardening - we did some planting today; the boys planted sunflower, pumpkin and sweetcorn seeds that we were sent to review.  They really enjoyed themselves and can't wait to do some more.


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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Project 365: Days 104 - 110




Day 104: Lunch time - my little one making a good effort with his Sunday lunch. He always insists on using full size cutlery even though he struggles to use them.

Day 105: Sleeping boy - after such a busy day he couldn't manage to stay awake for the day and fell asleep on the floor.

Day 106: Balloons - my oldest boy is 7 tomorrow and we've prepared the house ready for him.  It only feels like yesterday that he was born.

Day 107: Birthday Boy - he has had am amazing day which ended with a family party and homemade chocolate cake.  Where have the last 7 years gone?

Day 108: Kickboxing - the boys practice their kickboxing nearly every night and it's paid off as they're really good at it.  My oldest boy does some fantastic kicks.

Day 109: Converse - he had his first pair of Converse for his birthday. He is such a cool dude.

Day 110: Books - we have had a really busy day moving my middle and youngest boys into a new bedroom and converting the old nursery to a mini library.  The boys love it as all their books are in there mow.  My youngest wasn't too impressed when I took his cot apart and I'm wondering how he's going to settle in his big boys bed tonight.


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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Project 365: Days 97 - 103




Day 97: Rocking fun - My little one discovered his rocking cow that I'd just put on eBay.  He hasn't touched it for months but must have known that it was time for it to go.  He did have a fun five minutes playing on it, though he is a bit big for it now.

Day 98: Rex - this is the only dog we'll have for the foreseeable future.  Good friends of ours bought him for the boys and they all love him.  I'd love a pet for the children at some point but I know it would be too much at the moment. Maybe when they're a little bit older.

Day 99: Sleeping like a baby - My oldest boy is turning seven this week.  I can remember the day he was born like it was yesterday and I can't believe that seven years have passed since then.  He tries to act so grown up but when I watch him sleeping I remember how young he really is.

Day 100: Making lists - he's hard at work making a list of friends that he wants to invite to his birthday party.  He's so excited about it and can't wait to give the invitations out.  That's my job for tomorrow.

Day 101: The little one and I went out for lunch with friends and it obviously wore the poor little thing out.  He fell fast asleep as soon as we got home and that's where he stayed for some time.  I try not to let him sleep during the day as it's hard work to get him to bed in the night but he must have needed this.

Day 102: Book Day - The boys school had a book day today where all the children got to dress up and take their favourite book into school.  My middle boy decided to go as Harry Potter and I thought he looked amazing all dressed up.  My oldest went as one of the boys from The Famous Five (I think so that he didn't have to wear a costume).

Day 103: Fascination - We spent the weekend with good friends in Manchester and we all had a wonderful time.  My little one was fascinated with the front camera on my phone so I ended up taking lots of photos of him.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Project 365: Days 76 - 82




Day 76: Fireman Sam - O is going through a dressing up phase and is loving his Fireman Sam sleepsuit at the moment. I just adore the toddler phase.

Day 77: My three boys - it's next to impossible to get a decent photo of the boys together but I came home from work today and they were all in a cooperative mood.  It was only when I looked back at the photo that I realised my oldest doesn't look too happy.  I think it was because his little brothers were messing around a little bit.

Day 78: Rock Star - E was trying to develop his rock star slide with the guitar.  He didn't quite get it though and just ended up lying flat on the floor!

Day 79: Thomas fan - O spent most of the day playing with his trains.  He's lined up all of his Thomas trains to go around the track.

Day 80: Driving in his car - the weather was a bit nicer today so we dusted off the battery operated Lighning McQueen car for O. He loved it!

Day 81: Puddle jumping - O took great delight in jumping in every puddle in our driveway. He soaked himself (and me) but it was great fun.  

Day 82: A new belt - My oldest two boys had their kickboxing grading today and they both got new belts.  They are doing so well at kickboxing and I am so proud of them.  They are both little stars.

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Project 365: Days 62 - 68




Day 62: Seaside fun - well, at least it was supposed to be.  We decided to drive down to the Gower in Swansea and stopped at Oxwich Bay.  The sun was (almost) shining so we got a ball from the car and headed down the beach.  It was so cold and windy that the little one refused to walk and the older two complained bitterly.  We lasted about 15 minutes before heading back to the car.  Hubby was told in work the next day that Oxwich is renowned for being windy, hence all the surfing action there.  Hmm, I never knew that....

Day 63: Toddler tantrums - I worked today so not much opportunity to take photos, but I took this one of the toddler after he threw his duvet out of the cot, no doubt complaining about going to bed.

Day 64: Fast asleep -  Again, another day in work so another bedtime photo.  This is my middle boy surrounded by his toys.  He loves all his cuddly toys and can't sleep unless he has them all in bed with him.  One of his favourites at the moment is Luigi (because he's green).

Day 65: Show me the rabbit -  The little one and I spent the afternoon at my mum's and my sister took O out to show him the bunny rabbit.  He enjoyed stroking him for all of 30 seconds before a football caught his attention.  I think the rabbit was quite pleased though as the poor thing was petrified.

Day 66: Poorly boy - O has come down with a cough and cold so asked to sleep in my bed.  I do love having cuddles with him and could spend hours just watching him sleep. 

Day 67: Train-time - Oliver insists on having a train track built for him every day.  He loves nothing more than attaching all the trains together and running them around the track.

Day 68: School work - I had parents evening for my oldest son this week and I was so proud to be told how well he is doing in school.  He really enjoys learning and does a bit of work every day at home.  He's got this book where he writes stories and draws pictures to go with them.  He's my little budding author.


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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Project 365: Days 48 - 54



Day 48: Science day - we went to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay and had an amazing time.  The boys were completely engrossed in all the experiments and this photo is of my 5 year old putting the organs back into the human body.  He then went on to put the human skeleton together.  A future doctor maybe??  We all had a great time and will be going back there very soon.

Day 49: Reading -   I spent the whole day interviewing for new staff at work so was completely exhausted,  It was so nice to go home and see my boys.  I'm currently reading this Famous Five book to my oldest two and I love it.  I adored anything by Enid Blyton when I was young and I love being able to pass this on to my own children.

Day 50: Colouring - Another day spent at work but I had parents evening for my 5 year old after work.  It was so lovely to hear how great he is getting on in school and how much his fine motor skills have progressed since he started in Reception class.  His teacher raved about his reading and learning skills and I was an even prouder mummy than normal.  This photo is of a piece of work that he brought home.

Day 51: Sleepy boy - we had a bit of a bad day today.  We went to a friends for lunch where my 2 year old proceeded to cry, and cry, and cry.  I started to feel ill and ended up leaving before bursting into tears.  By the end of the evening I couldn't talk or swallow and felt very sorry for myself.  I spent the evening in bed before waking up and realising that I hadn't taken a photo that day.  I managed to get this one of my now calm child sleeping sideways in his cot.

Day 52: Family matters - it was the day of my uncles funeral which, as you can imagine was very emotional and tiring.  It was hard to see my mother so upset  and I felt helpless as there was nothing I could do or say to make it better.  I think that times like these do make you realise what's important in life, so this is me and one of my very important things.  My children and my family are what matters more than anything.

Day 53: After effects - I spent the day with my parents, reading sympathy cards and chatting about life in general.  My mother had a vase full of these beautiful lilies.

Day 54: Messy play - Ollie and I had a play date at a friends house to do messy play.  It was amazing and he loved playing in the dirt and with the water.  He wasn't so keen on all the food items and just pointed at them saying yuck.  We'll have to work on that one.

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Project 365: Days 34 - 40




Day 34: Very happy that he got his 25m swimming badge
Day 35: Reading time with dad
Day 36: My youngest licking the book as Percy is covered in chocolate!
Day 37: Percy is leading the trains on the track
Day 38: The only time he falls asleep in the daytime is when we go out in the car
Day 39: Tickly kisses
Day 40: Loving the bouncy castle at a birthday party

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Project 365: Days 13 - 19

Here is week 3 of Project 365.  This week we've been to a birthday party, IKEA and then it all ended with snow.  


Day 13:  Playing with a bead table at soft play
Day 14: All about work. Here is some completed homework
Day 15: Temper tantrums
Day 16: An expedition through outer IKEA
Day 17: Sleeping beauty
Day 18 - The milkman made it through the snow!
Day 19: Enjoying some sledging
(the snowman isn't mine, just a filler!)

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

My lovely boy

I have a strange urge to share one of my favourite photos with you.  Maybe it's just an urge to have this memory posted here forever.  It's the screensaver on my mobile phone, and the photo I show everyone.  It's a photo I took of my third son when he was just 3 weeks old.  He looks so comfortable and peaceful and I just want to give him a cuddle.  He's my baby.


But as a mum of three lovely boys I now feel guilty that I haven't posted photos of the other two so expect some more baby pics soon! ;-)