Monday, 25 June 2012

Though she be but little, she is fierce

Sometimes living with a two year old is like walking into a headwind. It's hard work and sometimes scary but there's beauty in the power and ferocity. 

Other times it's just bloody annoying.

But then she gets dressed (well ok stays in her PJs and adds accessories) and it's hard not to smile. 

It's the end of June and what of my beloved peonies...

We've lived in this house for 9 years and I don't think I've ever had to wait this long for the peonies to bloom. The buds have been sitting on the plant for so long that they're going rotten.

One of the newer plants has managed to put out a few full blooms though.

Isaac wanted to take some photos too.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The sun has finally shone

So we headed to the beach. 

Monday, 18 June 2012

Feeding the birds

The kids love the jobs that they don't have to do and feeding the birds at my mum's is a big treat. There is much upset if she dares to do it on her own. Just before heading out to not pick strawberries (the weather has been so terrible that the pick your own places aren't ready to pick yet) both kids donned wellies and went to help. Isabel wore her bike helmet too for some reason. 

This afternoon Iz and I went for a trawl around the charity shops in Hunstanton and she had a lovely time mooching around jumping off steps and picking leaves off hedges and generally taking a loooong time to walk not very far. The sun was shining though so I didn't mind too much. We came across some great yarn bombing which I took some photos of and Isabel took photos of.

This was her picture of me - I guess this is about right from her height.

She managed to find a small teapot, a tiny doll and a small handbag in the shops and we found a big toy telescope for Isaac - I think the whole lot cost me £1.35. 

Isaac is still unsure about a pedal bike - after zooming around on the balance bike he's rather reticent about pedals. He managed to get it going today without a push and happily went round to the park on the estate but then he wanted to come back on the little bike instead and whilst pushing Isabel on this one I found out the hard way that pedaling backwards makes it brake - she had to put her feet on the crossbar in the end as we weren't getting very far.