It occurred to me this past week how fast this year seems to be flying in. I'm starting to get school notes sent out in preparation for summer term ending. It only feels like Jack started P1, and now he's about to finish it. And Noah - he's about to turn 2! It really feels like yesterday he was a babe in arms. And now he is a really bold toddler. Grandparents try to hide it under guises like 'spirited', 'determined' and 'knows his own mind' but he is a tinker who keeps me on my toes. His demands are incessant and if you refuse... well... resistance is futile.
Having said that, I have been getting tonnes of cuddles from Noah since I came back from holiday. I guess he must have missed me. He's very much 'my boy'. Not Daddies, not grannies, not Nannies, he just wants me. And I'm not allowed to go too far. I guess it'll be a while until he trusts me not to go away for 5 days again. The thing is, he was fine with Granny while we were gone.
The days are so much longer, and warmer now! We're loving it. We spend as much time as possible outside. Weekends are best as Daddy gets to come too. I sure wish we had a bigger garden in the summer, but maybe someday!
Have you heard of Swedish kids clothing brand, Polarn O. Pyret? You might have seen them stocked in outlets such as House of Frazer, as well as having 151 shops worldwide. Their philosophy is...
"...warm, dry and happy children in all kinds of weather!"
That Philosophy appeals to me - As I'm sure it does to just about every other parent! They were kind enough to send Jack their kids Red Striped Rain Jacket (also available in baby sizes). With a soft fleece lined collar, poppers, reflectors, and elasticated cuffs, it is the perfect spring time coat. We have been wearing it lots since the warmer weather came in. It gives a bit of protection from the rain and wind, without being too heavy on a warm day.
Isn't this little wagon amazing? When we were kids, my Pappy made us a little cart. Myself, my siblings and my cousins used to have hours of fun pulling each other around in my grandparents big back garden. We grew up and the cart eventually disintegrated, only leaving a big pile of wood and the wheels. Well, didn't Pappy go and rebuild the wagon?! It used to be black, it has had a makeover. It is lined with carpet for little-bottom-comfort and continually is modified for best performance. You just know the great-grandkids are having as much fun in it as we did!
Thanks to Polarn O. Pyret. Check out the website! Here's what we've been up to in our week that was:
1. Speedy, our new pet snail (he poops a lot)
2. Picnic weather
3. Family from afar
4. Knobbly knees and stripey socks
5. Happy camper
6. Our wee clown in Daddies homemade face paint (!)
7&8. Pondside investigations (newts, toads and unknown species discovered!)