Friday, May 17, 2013
Sam turned 6 yesterday. 6! I can't believe how time has flown by. We had a little party for him on Wednesday and yesterday we allowed a day off school. He's growing so tall and into a loving, bright young man. We're extremely proud to be his parents.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Last year the fruit garden was ploughed and filled with vegetables. This year we've decided to leave it as a fruit garden. We have quince, pear, cherry, mirabelle, fig and plum trees. Also, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries and berries. I think we have enough to be going on with. We've planted some veg in the raised beds next to the kitchen. As you can see the children love running around the fruit garden and Sam is determined to climb the quince tree.
Monday, May 13, 2013
We're all set for summer. Bella optimistically wears her new pink sunglasses - in the house. Hats and sun cream are ready too. However, we're mostly indoors due to crazy weather conditions. We had so much rain that water came down the chimney pushing a lot of soot with it, blocking the pipe - so we're down to one fire (and using the wood meant for next winter) and it's a bit chilly.
I've been trying to organize our rooms upstairs into spaces for adults, children and baby. Our sleeping area and baby's cot is under the alcoves - very cosy.
I also had a successful shop at the charity shops for my birthday, thanks to my mum and step-dad. I got so much more for my money - pictures, clothes and fabric. Which reminds me of all the sewing I have to do.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A portrait of my children once a week every during 2013
Sam: the first time he's been able to climb part way up the quince tree.
Bella: cautious of all things flying, small, yellow and black striped.
Joining in with the 52 project.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Last week we had lovely weather. The wisteria bloomed and smells amazing. The noise of bees buzzing is incredibly loud around the wisteria and chesnut tree. I listen to the nightingales singing at 3 or 4 am whilst I lay awake as I have been doing during this pregnancy.
Sam loved toasting marshmallows on the fire but didn't like eating them so much. Bella in her element outside, following her daddy everywhere. I managed to find her matching saltwater sandals. This week we're back in our wellies, splashing in puddles.
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Posted by Andrea @ little buckles at 1:18 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Monday was my birthday.
37. Two wonderful children and 33 weeks pregnant with our 3rd. Living in France for 7 years with a man who looks after us and works so hard. All of this and this family he has given me is the best birthday present I could ever imagine. And, yes lunch unfortunately sucked but thank you for taking me out.
Sam wished me happy birthday first thing in the morning but Bella acted shy and refrained from speaking. After school Sam again wished me happy birthday over and over but Bella kept her distance. I'm not sure if she thought grown ups didn't have birthdays or we just don't age.....later that evening she edged her way towards me and whispered "happy birthday mummy, you're my best friend".
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A portrait of my children once a week every week during 2013
Sam: a mischievous look in his eyes - wondering if he can jump out of the window without being seen.
Bella: doing what she does best...painting.
Joining in with the 52 project.