It has been a week full of fire engines for my little Jack! Last Monday a fire engine, and a couple of firemen visited playschool as part of 'People who help people' month. Jack was very excited. I wasn't there, but I'm told they turned the siren on, one of the firemen was called Harry, and Jack didn't want to sit inside the fire engine, preferring to look at the hatch. That's what he told me anyway.
Then, we attended our local churches fete on Saturday, as we do every year. They too had a fire engine for the kids to gawk at. Granny and Grampa took Jack for a look whilst my husband and I milled around the book stall.
To top off his fire-engine-filled week, we received this beautiful Tapete Holy Smoke sweatshirt, all the way from France, from our newest sponsor, Kidshop. I really really love this sweatshirt! I particularly love the fabric, which is lovely and soft. It's nice and fitted too, so it really suits Jack's skinny wee frame! Of course, Jack loves the block fire engine print. So do I - Simple, bold, and perfect for a boy who loves fire trucks. Kidshop are very kindly offering my readers 15% an order with the code JPM15. They stock so many great brands of kids clothes and deliver worldwide, so check them out! Thanks so much to our chums over there for this awesome top.
In other news, Jack has become very interested in the alphabet. He just took this notion himself. My husband and I have been reading him an old book of poems (that my Nanny read to my Mum when she was a youngster, then my Mum read to me when I was just a cub). It has large letters throughout and when Jack started to learn these as we read and re-read the book, we were amazed. Now, he knows the whole alphabet. As we walk and drive about he'll tell me all the letters around us. I'm a proud Mama.
Despite being massively pregnant now, I took us on a walk through my father-in-laws fields yesterday. They look so beautiful at the minute. It's always such a shame when he cuts them to make silage. Not for the cows, obviously - for the photographer! I am so huge now, if I get down on my knees to photograph, I have to rely on my husband hauling me up by the oxters, less I just roll about on the ground like a beached whale. With a couple of weeks to go I'm not sure if this one will make an early appearance like big brother Jack here (who decided to turn up 5 weeks early) or if I'll go overdue.
It's unusual for me not to feel like photo-snapping, but like I say- I'm ever so with child. That's why my week that was series has slightly fallen by the wayside. However, I've made the effort this week, and here's what we've been getting up to:
1. Local church fete
2. The cow jumped over the moon
3. We love Mrs McCanns car
4. "I don't want to wear these and I hate you for making me"
5. Cattle grid pro
6. Meeting second cousin - gorgeous baby Archie!
7. Maisey gets a wash
8. Swishing through Granda Bill's fields