Saturday, August 23, 2014

::Auden ::

Auden's best expressions of the moment:

(when mad) will shout any of the following, often in a quite amusing string..

'two minutes!' (He gets this one from two minutes he gets 'on the stairs' when he's naughty!)

'you be mad!!'

'you the chocolate face!' ... followed by 'samuel guy!' 


Favourite Auden moment of the day:

Walking into a wool shop with me today: 'Oooh, it be so beautiful!' While touching all the wool gently and walking along the aisles air-kissing the wool. He was quite popular with all the wool shop ladies :) He just may turn into this guy in the future:


Which would be lovely!
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

:: Happy Father's Day ::

Wishing a very happy Father's Day to the best dad and grandpa in the world!

Love you Dad! Hope you have a great day :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shhhhh...

Here is a preview of the present we've made for dada for Father's Day this year! Aoife wanted to carry on the tradition of making him a t-shirt, so here is what we came up with!


And the outtakes :)



And one shot that I really love :)


I have about fifty photos of her making this face :) Between that and Auden deserting every five seconds lying on the floor and crying 'but I don't wanna hold the AAAAAAAA!' it took a lot of outtakes to get something presentable!

Soccer socks and a tutu? What can I say, she's got her mother's sense of style, poor child.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Lovely Boy Turns Two!

Happy Birthday to the loveliest little boy in the world!

Sweet, sweet Auden. I never could have imagined a lovelier little boy. We first found out (accidentally!) we were likely expecting a boy at our 20 week scan. I remember being a bit shocked and apprehensive, unsure that I would know what to do with a little boy. Even though I had grown up with two older brothers and had more than my share of experience playing with boy's type toys and all that, I wasn't sure I could picture myself raising a boy. But when he arrived, much of that went out of my mind as I looked into his little peering eyes as he gurgled a sweet little song to the world. His eyes showed gentleness and love and such wisdom. A week later we chose his name, which seemed so fitting with the meaning 'old friend'. And his middle name meaning 'happy'.

From a happy chubby little baby, Auden has grown into the most caring, loving and polite little thing. At just two he remembers his 'pleases' and 'thank yous', calls 'you okay, Mama?' if he hears me cough or sneeze or hurt myself (and does the same for others too!), is so fiercely protective of his family and is just so cuddly and loving and fun to be around.

He continues to adore his big sister and I am most proud to watch these two little ones talk and laugh and care for one another. Not that they always get along! But even their arguments often end in fits of giggles. It is plain to see that they adore one another and that pleases me beyond measure. Last night as Aoife was getting herself ready for ballet, Auden ran up and threw his little arms around her waist and said 'Love you, Aoifie!'

You are one amazing little guy, Audie. We love you so much! Happy Birthday.


Friday, March 14, 2014

::14 March:: Sometimes all a crying baby needs is a good cover song









This is such a great rendition of Dancing in the Dark and I love it all the more that sometimes it is the only thing that will calm my son down when he's in a state.. Really, it's been an old stand-by since he was a couple weeks old.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

::Happy Christmas Night::

My two little sugar plums :)