30 March 2014

thirteen / fifty-two

- a portrait of my child once a  week,  every week in 2014 - 
You were thirsty.

Joining in with Jodi and all the others! 

thirteen / fifty-two

- a portrait of my child once a  week,  every week in 2014 - 
You were thirsty.

Joining in with Jodi and all the others! 

27 March 2014

How to kill a morning and have a mini adventure

These past few weeks have been pretty manic what with me starting a new job and still trying to catch up after the disastrous and disruptive week we had at the beginning of the month. Meaning that we've had little opportunities for outings and adventures recently, which I feel a little bad about!

So when I asked Theo one morning last week what he would like to do for the day, and he answered go to the big station, I thought it was the perfect way to kill the morning, whilst doing something fun, a little out of the ordinary (for us) and relatively cheap and easy. So a trip on the local trains it was!

I've mentioned before that sometimes we like to just go and sit at our local station for half an hour and watch the trains (wild, I know) for something to do, but we rarely actually have to get the train anywhere. Probably because I have a car, and that we live half an hours walk from two stations that they just aren't that convenient for us. So this is still quite a novelty and a fun little adventure for Theo (and me!).



We arrived at the station just in time for a train, and watched it arrive and boarded. We found a seat and waited for the tunnels, and talked about the things whooshing by the window. Theo loves talking to the ticket collector and is in charge of paying for the ticket, and keeping it safe.
We arrived at the 'big station' (Temple Meads) and found a bench to sit on and watch trains pulling in and out of the station. We could see the rain lashing down in showers outside and felt content to sit in the dry talking and watching the world go by. Eventually our tummies started to rumble so we made a dash for it in a break in the weather and headed to a cafe close to the station for a sandwich.


We made our way back to the station and boarded our train home, satisfied from our mini adventure on the trains!

How to kill a morning and have a mini adventure

These past few weeks have been pretty manic what with me starting a new job and still trying to catch up after the disastrous and disruptive week we had at the beginning of the month. Meaning that we've had little opportunities for outings and adventures recently, which I feel a little bad about!

So when I asked Theo one morning last week what he would like to do for the day, and he answered go to the big station, I thought it was the perfect way to kill the morning, whilst doing something fun, a little out of the ordinary (for us) and relatively cheap and easy. So a trip on the local trains it was!

I've mentioned before that sometimes we like to just go and sit at our local station for half an hour and watch the trains (wild, I know) for something to do, but we rarely actually have to get the train anywhere. Probably because I have a car, and that we live half an hours walk from two stations that they just aren't that convenient for us. So this is still quite a novelty and a fun little adventure for Theo (and me!).



We arrived at the station just in time for a train, and watched it arrive and boarded. We found a seat and waited for the tunnels, and talked about the things whooshing by the window. Theo loves talking to the ticket collector and is in charge of paying for the ticket, and keeping it safe.
We arrived at the 'big station' (Temple Meads) and found a bench to sit on and watch trains pulling in and out of the station. We could see the rain lashing down in showers outside and felt content to sit in the dry talking and watching the world go by. Eventually our tummies started to rumble so we made a dash for it in a break in the weather and headed to a cafe close to the station for a sandwich.


We made our way back to the station and boarded our train home, satisfied from our mini adventure on the trains!

26 March 2014

my mother's day wish list

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

So mothers day is just around the corner, and in true fashion I've collected (at the last minute) a few things that have caught my eye and would be a lovely addition to some flowers and a little card...

I love these beautiful lockets by Maria Allen, with engraved wood in the middle bearing a little message or handprint, a perfect little gift!

Secondly anything from the Rifle Paper co. has my seal of approval and this card is just perfect as well as the phone case that has been on my wish for..oh forever?!

Even though there are lots of amazing cameras pictured, it's the homemade photo book which would be an amazing gift. We made two little books for each year of Theo's life so far, but haven't got round to making his 2 -3 book yet! Nor have we made a 52 project book or for that matter a wedding book! (and all those cameras would be ace too, thanks...!)

And lastly I ave been lusting over the new colours of Sun Jellies available, and especially these purple beauties! Is having three pairs a little excessive?! Luckily there's a giveaway over on Fritha blog, Tigerlily Quinn  to win a pair, so fingers crossed for that!

But above all, and all lovely potential gifts aside, I'm looking forward to spending a lovely day together as a family as there hasn't been much of that happening recently.

What do you have planned for your special day? A lie in, dinner cooked for you?

my mother's day wish list

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

So mothers day is just around the corner, and in true fashion I've collected (at the last minute) a few things that have caught my eye and would be a lovely addition to some flowers and a little card...

I love these beautiful lockets by Maria Allen, with engraved wood in the middle bearing a little message or handprint, a perfect little gift!

Secondly anything from the Rifle Paper co. has my seal of approval and this card is just perfect as well as the phone case that has been on my wish for..oh forever?!

Even though there are lots of amazing cameras pictured, it's the homemade photo book which would be an amazing gift. We made two little books for each year of Theo's life so far, but haven't got round to making his 2 -3 book yet! Nor have we made a 52 project book or for that matter a wedding book! (and all those cameras would be ace too, thanks...!)

And lastly I ave been lusting over the new colours of Sun Jellies available, and especially these purple beauties! Is having three pairs a little excessive?! Luckily there's a giveaway over on Fritha blog, Tigerlily Quinn  to win a pair, so fingers crossed for that!

But above all, and all lovely potential gifts aside, I'm looking forward to spending a lovely day together as a family as there hasn't been much of that happening recently.

What do you have planned for your special day? A lie in, dinner cooked for you?

24 March 2014

montessori at home

This week we took our little classroom outside for a spot of scavenger hunting. We made a flying visit to my Mum's house to see my aunty who was visiting for the weekend and took advantage of the beautiful garden and all it's creatures.

We used a printout which you can find here and first talked about all the different things on the sheet, and did a spot of colouring before heading outside. I like the fact that you can do this hunt anywhere, meaning you don't necessarily have to trek to the woods to find nature and creepy crawlies, but the garden will do!

We rooted around the under the tree searching for leaves, listened to the birds singing and looked for berries.
We made sure we returned the creatures, and replaced their little hiding places before searching for more! 

montessori at home

This week we took our little classroom outside for a spot of scavenger hunting. We made a flying visit to my Mum's house to see my aunty who was visiting for the weekend and took advantage of the beautiful garden and all it's creatures.

We used a printout which you can find here and first talked about all the different things on the sheet, and did a spot of colouring before heading outside. I like the fact that you can do this hunt anywhere, meaning you don't necessarily have to trek to the woods to find nature and creepy crawlies, but the garden will do!

We rooted around the under the tree searching for leaves, listened to the birds singing and looked for berries.
We made sure we returned the creatures, and replaced their little hiding places before searching for more! 
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