Today began with some baking, H playing happily in the living room, occasionally coming to the gate leading to the kitchen to say hello, then going to play again. Yummy blackberry muffins today! I love baking, and cooking in general, the smell of baking in the air, the warmth from the oven on the back of my legs as I wash up on opposite side of the kitchen. I made a lovely cup of tea and then sat with H and had blackberry muffins for breakfast trying to decide what we should do today.
Little did I know what today was going to be like…
Everything was lovely until the teething monster reared it’s ugly head, H (and rightly so if he is in pain) became a grumpy, sad little boy within minuets. He screamed and bite me, then didn’t want a cuddle, then he went off for a little bit to play by himself and then came back give me a hug and a kiss as if to say sorry and then be ok for a few minuets before resorting to screaming again. I then realised that we had no teething crystals left and we couldn’t find H’s amber necklace. So we went for a walk to buy some more teething crystals, we had some lovely comments about our new baby hawk carrier and by the time we got home we were both tired.
The day carried on like this until daddy got home, then everything was calm for a while (daddy has a way of making this happen)
So today was a day much like every other chaos and calm rolled into one… hopefully tomorrow will be a calmer day…
(but I shall not hold my breath)
This month has been busy to say the least and we are all grateful that life will be slowing down now. The summer seems to have passed in a swirl of memories, mostly lovely memories watching our son grow up too fast. It started with crawling at 6 months and now at 10 months he is almost walking. There is so much to look forwards to, our first walk in the park together, our first walk on the beach but it also remains both of us that one day our little boy will be grown up so we shall make the best of now, every day is another day to watch his eyes light up when he sees something new.
Today it has been crisp autumn leaves on the ground rushing along outside our house, tomorrow I plan a walk to the park to collect these leaves and if we are lucky a few acorns and maybe a conker.
Autumn is my favourite time of year, the colours are spectacular, I love a crisp Autumn morning, the sun shining through the hazy mist creating romantic scenes in the country, reminding me of the more modern version of Pride and Prejudice when she meets Mr Darcy in the field at the end… It also reminds me of the coming cold weather and I look forwards to cuddling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and my knitting watching and countryside walks wrapped up warm while we watch our breath making shapes in the freezing air. Most people I know love summer, they love the heat and not having to wear coats… well I love the autumn and winter and of course then there is the one thing we are now allowed to talk about in our house for another 2 months…Christmas…….