Monday, 29 April 2013

Looking for the lovely

In the rush and hurry of life it is so easy to miss the special moments.  One of the reasons I started this blog was to capture the everyday: To remember the small things that  are always far more important than you realise at the time.  Those precious little drawings from a small child, beautiful blossom in the garden, simple things as well as family mishaps  which  all get a little bit lost in  the hustle and bustle  of family living.

A small baby with building work,  exam stress (for the teacher dad as well as the teens) and a poorly dog have left me very much needing to look for the lovely.

I didn't have to look far.  Not being able to use the kitchen because of the builders meant I was able to sort thorough some of the piles of clutter upstairs.  How happy was I to find a baby cardigan knitted by my long gone Grandma.  So precious to think she knitted this little garment with love for another grandchild  and it is still in use almost sixteen years later.  

A little bit of family love being passed down.

Even more special was a beautiful first smile from my five week old baby  yesterday.  

The sun is shining and even the messy garden looks lovely.

Tell me a lovely moment from your day...

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Mabel Violet

There is a reason I have been absent for a while: A gloriously wonderful, time consuming and surprise gift. 

Four weeks old today.