Saturday, 24 May 2014

Rites of Spring


They told me that once Jack started playschool, he would bring home everything. They were right. The absence of a post last week was because this little one was under the weather. He had hand, foot and mouth disease. Are you gasping in horror? Don't. They should downplay the disease bit to 'infection'. Because that's all it is. A nasty, annoying, highly contagious little infection. It would stop people looking at me in utter repugnance when they think I'm actually telling them he's suffering from mad cow disease. So, anyway, he was feeling pretty rotten last week, and was sporting an icky rash. He's feeling much better now. Unfortunately my husband caught it, which resulted in two days off work, feeling awful, and tucked up in bed. His rash has now appeared and I'm totally paranoid I'm going come down with it too!



To top it all off, there's a bit of a viral cough thing going round, but despite sore throats all round, we went for a walk today. Jack wore his trusty Zara kid skinnies and Stella McCartney high tops. He's also wearing the Mini Mioche Ball Storm organic sweater, sent to us by a great new Canadian sponsor, Mini Mioche. Every piece of clothing they stock is designed and ethically made in Canada. They ship worldwide too! Show them some support and take a look... Like what you see? They're so very kindly offering my readers 15% off an order with the code moon15



Thanks so much again to Mini Mioche. We really love this top quality sweatshirt. See y'all soon! 


He's a boy what likes his butter, so he is.

38 comments:

  1. lovely photos, love the last shot :)

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  2. Stunning shots!
    I love the last one in particular. x

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  3. My fave is the one with you in it. Such a tight Mom hug =) #mysundayphoto

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  4. I would have to agree with you that the disease sounds shocking. Hopefully you won't get it and you'll be all on the mend soon. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  5. Glad to hear the boys are on the mend now - I hope you don't become infected! Lovely photos of your gorgeous boy and the two of you having some fun in the woods, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  6. Beautiful shots, he certainly looks on the mend!

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  7. Lovely photos, he seems such a happy child.

    Thank you for linking up

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  8. He looks like he has recovered well. I'm sorry the household has been sick -- here's wishing you a better week.
    :-)
    Traci

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  9. Glad you're all feeling better - fingers crossed you don't catch it at all! Beautiful pictures, as always x

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  10. looks like he's made a full recovery, never had it here, but lots of friends kids have. Lovely photos x

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  11. I used to work in daycare, so hand-foot-mouth doesn't phase me. One of my friends' kids had it last week as well. I hope his immunities build up so he's not sick so often! Beautiful photos.

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  12. Gorgeous Photos... awww so sorry to hear hes been poorly :( But glad hes on the mend bless him :) #MySundayPhoto

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  13. I just fell in love with Jack! He's gorgeous and so happy!
    Hope you are all feeling better.
    Happy SIMC

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  14. Beautiful shots! The photo processing is perfect!

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  15. Glad he is better. My children (now parents themselves) had that infection as well. Watch out for pink eye as it is usually around this time of year.

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  16. He is so so lovely!! Glad he is feeling better. Elle had that when she was two. Great photographs again darling :) Thank you for linking up with Let's have an adventure x

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  17. Aww. Glad he's feeling better now!
    Love the photos!
    Have a happy week!

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  18. What a bunch of gorgeous photos! x

    http://www.superbusymum.net

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  19. Such wonderful photos! So adorable! Thanks for linking up to our lets have an adventure link up! Xx

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  20. I certainly gasped in horror when the doctor diagnosed my daughter with hand, foot and mouth disease, even if they really looked more like rashes in her hand. She didn't have any in her mouth or foot. But they seemed certain that it was indeed THAT disease. Hope he's okay now. Lovely, lovely photos! #WhatsTheStory.

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  21. Oh gosh poor Jack, I hope he's feeling better - and your husband is too. Heard about foot and mouth a fair bit recently, I hope you steer clear - fingers crossed. Wonderful photos as always, thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

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  22. Such awesome pics! Jack looks great in the sweatshirt :)

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  23. Poor Jack and hubby - glad they are feeling better and I REALLY hope you stay free of all infections.

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  24. Aww sorry to hear he has been poorly :-( lovely pictures... Thanks for linking up...

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  25. Gorgeous as always, but not so nice they are feeling poorly. Hope they feel a bit better now x

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  26. Amanda also had that about two years ago. It's really not nice. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  27. Absolutely stunning photographs; I especially love the buttercup one at the very end, but they are such clear, characterful images. So glad that the disease have left the building! When you said "They'll bring everything home" I initially thought you meant the pockets of stones, sticks and feathers like my girls always came lumpy-pocketed out of nursery with!

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  28. He is adorable, and I'm glad that he is feeling better.

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  29. Great pictures. One thing I noticed when I stopped teaching, I was so much healthier. I never built the immunity I was supposed to get.

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  30. Hope that he recuperates quickly and hubby too. Pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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  31. We've been there. It's a rotten little infection for sure. I caught it from my child several years ago and it was painful! Hoping you are spared! Glad Jack is feeling well again.

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  32. Cute picture of the two of you :)

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  33. Your photos tell a lovely story. I love them all. Glad to see Jack feeling better and love his rosy cheeks and beautiful smile. I'll have to check out Mini Mioch clothing for our granddaughter. So nice to see them made in Canada. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. HFAM is definitely worse for us adults if we catch it - I caught it from Busby and my tongue was so covered in ulcers that I couldn't speak for 4 days. Horrid.

    I love his shoes!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC :) Are you on Twitter? xx

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    1. It seemed to hit my husband much worse too! I'm on Twitter, but I barely use it! You can find me by looking up Jackspapermoon. I'm on Instagram which I use more regularly. Thanks for your visit!

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  35. Beautiful boy, mine has have that too and the baby, several times! Thanks for joining in with #brilliantblogposts

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  36. Hand foot and mouth is such an over dramatic sounding infection isn't it, Glad he is better now and look forward to your next post in #iPotLinky :-)

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