Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Those eyes....

Things are a wee bit crazy in our house right now. Seb and Bel have been really very unwell with ongoing fevers and vomiting. For our first week with three kids it's kind of been a baptism of fire! Thank goodness my Mum has been here to help Neil while Silas and I have been in quarantine trying to keep away from the nasty bugs! Hopefully all will be healthy and well again soon and I'll get a chance to write a bit more about our lovely new little boy. In the meantime I had to post these two pics just because they show his beautiful dark eyes! For now,  most of the time his eyes are closed but on the rare occasion that he does open them up I'm totally in love with these big dark pools of gorgeousness!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A lot of photos of a tiny boy....

Our first few days with Silas have passed by in a bit of a blur! It's been a hectic mix of craziness and crying along with quiet moments where none of us can quite believe how lucky we are to have this amazing little person in our lives. He's absolutely beautiful and has been such a good boy so far. I'll write a bit more about his birth and first days as soon as I can think straight but for now here's a few photos of our gorgeous little mountain man....

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

He's here!

Silas Emmett Ralston
April 18th 2014, 3.18am
7lbs 15oz

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Getting eggy.......

Who's in the mood for Easter? I am! Maybe it's because I'm sick of winter, sick of being stuck inside waddling about like an extra fat penguin.  Maybe it's because I know that by the time Easter comes around my wee little baby will be here and huggable and my lovely Mum will be here too! I don't know what it is but I am so enthusiastic for all things springy that today the kids and I got stuck into a fun and really easy Easter craft....these pretty salt dough egg decorations! 

I pinned this idea a while back but it's really so easy you don't need instructions. All you need to do is mix up a batch of salt dough (1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water), knead it a bit then roll it out into a sheet about 1/4 inch thick. Take an egg shaped cookie cutter and cut out as many eggs as you can make. Don't forget to punch a hole in the top for hanging! We used a straw to punch the holes. Lay them on a baking sheet lined with some parchment or a silicone baking mat and bake at 250F for 2 hours. Once they've cooled fully get some acrylic paint (and a big mess mat) and let the kids go wild! 

Sorry about Bel's hair, the brushing of which seems to have fallen at the wayside over the last few weeks. There have been days where it's almost turned into dreads! It's the curse of the over-tired Mummy and she best get used to it!

You might be able to tell that I did manage to fully detangle and brush out Bel's dreads during the 2 hours our eggs were baking. If I keep it in a pony tail I won't have to brush it again for a couple more days :)

Once they've been painted and prettied up to your hearts content, hang them on some nice twigs in a vase and ta-daaaa! You've got yourself an Easter Tree!  Pure spring loveliness!

 How pretty do they look!! I love them and the best thing is that provided we don't break them (which in all honesty is bound to happen), they should last for many Easter's to come!