So im almost up to date now on this little project:) I’ve also got a little new baby and a beautiful registry office wedding to share(!)
For this week it was all about getting back to a normal routine. The weather was lovely so one night we went for a little walk before bedtime – LOVE THE LIGHT:) There was also a naked day. On his behalf – not mine! It was great as it meant he did really well on the potty (too much info but im a proud mummy!)
The weekend was kicked in with his very first sleepover. Connie (his very best friend from the day they were born – only 5 days apart) It went really well even though Tobias was a bit ill and spend the most of the time sleeping, but when he was awake they did really well:) There’ll hopefully be lots more to come!
First week back in Cardiff after all the holidays. And it was tough on us all! Playing catch up and learning that when we are home we don’t go to theme parks on a regular basis…
But it’s nice to come back to all the toys and the fields behind the house! -even if it means a few a scraped knees:)
For week 18, we came back from Florida, was home for 2 nights and then off to Denmark for my mum’s 60th birthday! It was hard. Very hard. Not only was I working the day job Monday and Tuesday so the boy was in nursery but we were struggling with jet lag and the poor little man couldn’t work out WHERE in the world he was… But it was totally worth it:)
We had SUCH a lovely time! Tobias played with his cousin who is exactly 9months younger than him and they were racing around in their little cars and running around in my mum and dad’s amazing garden.
We got to meet the newest family member -my brothers little girl, Line, who is tiny and cute and had lots of cuddles from me and lots of head stroking from Tobias.
It was great to see the family again (as always) and the birthday party went really well:)
Tobias had the nursery bear ‘Barneby Bear’ for the weekend which was ‘great’ as we had to find space in the suitcase for him and his clothes too;)
This week it’s been week1 of our epic 2 week Orlando holiday. I’ve never been before – used to live in the US so been lots of other places, but never Orlando. We’ve done 7 parks in as many days and it’s SO HOT here -my Scandinavian genes can’t cope:)
(but still very happy to be avoiding the rubbish current British weather!)
But the boy is LOVING it. He’s so much like his dad. Fast rides and lots of water play! It’s great that he’s tall for his age, as it’s taking him just over the minimum hight restrictions for the kiddie rides:)
He’s seen his favourite Disney characters, seen the killer whales, been riding roller coasters, sung with Barney (what an annoying dude!!) and been on water slides “all on my own mummy!”.
Not sure how much he’ll remember after but right here, right now, he’s having a great time!
as we are off on holiday on Saturday I’m trying to round things up and make sure everything is double backed up – including my personal pictures!
I love taking photos on my iphone4 – and now with Instagram, its even better! I’ve always got my phone on me so its very easy to snap those little moments that would have been lost if you had to wait and get out the big camera:)
When looking at these pictures i feel proud. He’s such a lovely little man. He’s good at lots of things, and he takes pride in what he does. He loves his friends and he loves playing with his toys. He’s got a fantastic imagination and he’s just strait up handsome! Dont get me wrong – he can make me wanna rip my hair out and just sit down and cry, but its all part of it all right? But most of the time I just wanna hold on to him till he says “mummy im stuck!”
Here’s a little round up of April with a few of the shots from the past 4 weeks… stay tuned for the holiday pictures! As Tobias says “we’re going to America on a BIG airplane to see Mickey Mouse – he lives in a castle! and we are gonna see whales, and penguins and cars in a pond (not sure about the last one..!)
For the lovely new followers on my little blog, this is a project i began in January for two reasons; 1. to push my self as a photographer, and 2. to depict a year in my son’s life and his development.
This is week 15 (slightly behind!)
He had a fun play-date with two of his friends – Connie and Dai – at Connies house (he LOVES it there!)
They played football, dug in the mud and found lots of wriggly worms:)
When we got home, our new ground floor doors were finished and I’m loving how you can peek into the room without Tobias noticing you…
This was my first wedding of 2012. And it was a beauty! Amazing people, amazing church, amazing venue. The only thing that was not amazing; was the weather! Hard core rain all. day. long. But Ali and Ben was great and not afraid of getting the wellies and umbrellas out:)
We started with the girls getting ready at a relative’s house in Clifton, Bristol. It was a relaxed morning with the most calm bride I’ve ever seen, and the wonderful Ellie Jones (cardiff) did the girls hair while they got ready.
We then got off to the grand Woodlands Church in Clifton where Ben was waiting. It was a lovely and funny ceremony by Pastor Nigel Savage.
After a few shots at the church it was off across the Somerset country side to the beautiful Coombe Lodge in Bagdon.
We managed a few rainy shots outside but had to make a run for it when turned torrential!
It was such a beautiful day and I’m so grateful for Ali and Ben to have chosen me as their photographer.
I know they’ll have a wonderful life together:)
Here’s a few of the photos from the day while i finish of the rest for them. Hope you’ll like them:)
Tobias has new shoes. His very first shoes that has flashing lights when he stamps! He loves them, but cant quite get them on by him-self:)
He is now 2.5 years old. For the first time it feels like he’s growing up very fast – never had that thought before. But i must admit i LOVE this age! The things he says are very funny and very inappropriate… (like screaming ‘boobies!!!!!!’ when seeing the deodorants in the pharmacist) 🙂
Things are crazy busy around here with weddings every weekend so will do a couple of catch up blog posts in a month or so as ive got so many other good photos to show of the but just not enough time;)