With the Summer Days linky starting back up tomorrow I thought it appropriate to share a photo from a few summers ago for this weeks Captured Moment. These photos of E were taken on what must have been a particularly windy day at the beach, way back in June 2010 when the kids were spending some time with my parents. I just love the look on her face when the umbrella has turned inside out!
Here is the day the kids first got to hold O at four days old, they had actually seen him already over in Special Care, but had been unable to touch him. They were so happy he was finally with me on the ward.
I can’t get over how young they all look, isn’t it amazing what almost 2 years can do? I had a little giggle at the girls’ disheveled hair, They weren’t quite teenagers yet so I doubt brushing hair was high on their agenda unless prompted back then. I also love LV’s face, it’s a cross between excited and petrified 🙂
This photo was taken in the Special Care Baby Unit when O was two days old. He had come on in leaps and bounds since his rocky start and moved from the ICU straight into the nursery, totally bypassing the HDU where he was expected to go, and was well on his way to joining me over on the maternity ward.
I hadn’t actually seen this photo before today. My laptop is still away being fixed so I’ve been using my mums old one (while trying to fix and debug it) and found this while moving some photos to dropbox.
I love looking back at photos of my kids that I haven’t seen before, especially newborn ones. But I have to be honest, this photo also shocked me a little. You see I’d been quite poorly during the last few weeks of my pregnancy and it really does show here. I just cannot get over how gaunt my face was!
This weeks post isn’t quite a captured moment, more like a captured place. A place that I hold dear to my heart, the place I call home.
When you walk along the two villages that make up our valley, you can be forgiven for thinking its quite a big place, two miles from first house to last is quite big isn’t it? There’s a maze of side streets and a busy main road, village busy not city busy of course. All you can see is terraces of grey stone houses, grey streets and LOTS of cars.
Of course you can see the mountains all around. I’m pretty sure that there isn’t a single house in this valley that you can’t see part of the mountains from at least one window. But it’s easy to forget just how tiny our little crop of houses are compared to the surrounding area. It’s easy to take the green for granted, to forget just how beautiful our valley truly is.
I happened upon an SD card in an old camera today and found these photos. They were taken at Manor House Wildlife Park near Tenby. More commonly known as ‘The Welsh Zoo’ which is owned by Anna Ryder Richardson.
We have been back quite a few times now but this was our first ever visit back in 2010 and it was by far our best experience there, we had beautiful weather and it wasn’t too busy even though it was the summer.
Apart from the animals one of the kid’s favourite parts was the hay barn. It had tunnels going through the middle and the kids could literally have spent all day in there, it’s just never been the same since although they have still enjoyed it. I’m hoping to take the kids back this summer to see the rhinos, maybe we can recreate some of our photos with O.
If you are looking for a wild and Welsh day out I truly recommend you take a visit to the Welsh Zoo!
They may just kill me for posting this but it makes me smile every time I see it, so I will any way! It was taken three years ago when the teenage years were still in our futures and all our children were just that… Children. I have quite a few similar taken over the years but this one is my favourite.
As little ones, our four kids spent many a night all crammed into our double bed, so just three in a queen size is probably nothing to them. LV was certainly taking advantage of all the space :). He may have had a bad dream before climbing in with his sisters, but it’s more likely that he’d fallen asleep there while watching TV before bed, but this certainly wasn’t a one off. There’s a possibility there’s even an extra sister laying across their feet!
Do you have experience with co sleeping siblings?
This photo was taken at my best friend from school, and my maid of honour’s, wedding in July 2013. I was so happy she was getting married. So you can imagine my desperation when in the last month of my pregnancy it was a bit touch and go whether I would be healthy enough to attend and also whether or not I’d still be pregnant at all!
But here I am, just three days before O was born at 36 weeks. I was exhausted by the end of the day but so glad I got to see my dear friend tie the knot. It really was a beautiful day, luckily it was also really warm so I actually had some colour in my face 🙂
There are actually very few photo’s of me during my final pregnancy, I believe there’s only one other that wasn’t taken on this very day!
This picture always makes me smile when i come across it. It was taken back in 2003 when LM was just 4 months and the twins were 2 years old.
E&Ff had just got to the point where they would let me do their hair and as you can see I took full advantage! I do have to admit that most of the time, they would only let me actually put the hair up in bobbles if they were sat on the windowsill in the living room and wave at the elderly woman who lives across the road!
I came across this photo recently and it really made me smile. It was taken on LV’s 4th birthday ( in 2010) he still likes to dress just as funky now.
I also had a bit of a giggle because we have a running joke in the family that our girls have never been able to wear skinny jeans or leggings without them being baggy!