Tigerlilly Quinn: The Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Easter Egg Hunt


I think that picture of Wilf and his little egg basket may be my favourite ever picture of Wilf. Every time I look at it my heart hurts a little bit, my little boy, I'm such a lucky mama. 

Tom's mum really pulled the stops out on making our Easter weekend such a lovely one filled with so many simple, lovely memories. 

When Wilf was a little baby I attended a baby massage class on a Monday morning, it was a small class of only three other women and their babies. We would start the day with some yoga, some baby massage, then herbal tea and freshly baked flapjacks whilst we spoke about how we were finding this adventure that is parenthood. My teacher Leonie was such a calming and welcoming presence and some of the things she spoke to us about on those Mondays mornings really stuck in my head. One of the things I used to think on often was the phrase 'you cant spoil a baby under one' something that helped me so much through our first year of decision making and sleep troubles. The other thing she said was that family really come into their own after a year, that the relationship between child and grandparent can really start to develop in different ways after this time. 

I think in our situation this really is the case. I'm not sure it the way for everyone but in Wilf turning one there is a new sense of independence, of him making these strong bonds and relationships with people other than Tom and I. Breastfeeding comes into it quite a bit too I suppose, he no longer needs to be by my side for feeds every few hours as he can now go a full day without nursing if needs be. 

One things for sure Wilf has decided his Granny is his new favourite person ever. 

13 comments:

Lila Wolff said...

That basket picture is terribly sweet.

Vicky said...

He is such a handsome little chap - that is an incredibly lovely picture.
I agree about not being able to spoil them at such a young age - all they ask for is love and cuddles and care. And you can never give too much of that! x

Jess said...

adorable picture, Grandparents and aunties/uncles just about are the best thing ever ha ha ;) I have had Freya stay with me regularly since she was 3 months old (only so early because of her parents running the pub), its been amazing and we have such a strong bond with her now,shes a total joy in my life.

Im kinda looking forward to being a grandma ( though not too soon I hope lol ) When I volunteered for Childline I was amazed by the amount of calls we had from distraught kids prevented from seeing a beloved grandparent/relative and quite often over some pathetic disagreement and a complete lack of understanding by parents of how important these people are to children. I love seeing happy families and kids surrounded by love. :)

Col | Hello Olive said...

These photos are so stunning! Such a lovely post - I enjoyed reading it! x

tiff said...

Gorgeous photos! Your little one is so adorable!

Bonnie Rose said...

Wilf is so cute! I really love the photographs, especially the jellybean on the stump one.

Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

jenna said...

He's so scrumptious! The basket shot is stunning :-)

fritha strickland said...

@lila isn't it just! :) x

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Vicky! And yes I agree completely, no limit on love :) xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Jess!
I was talking to someone the other day about the importance of family. Aunties in particular actually. Back in the day all of your family would live their whole lives in the same place extended family was hugely important and I think its a real shame a lot of that is lost now. It is certainly the case in my family, none of them even live in the same country as me!

That's so sad about what you said about children feeling that way after being kept away from a loved one, poor things. Brilliant that you volunteered btw xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Col, Tiff Jenna :) we had such a lovely day. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for commenting xx

fritha strickland said...

Bonnie - thank you :) it was a chocolate egg in a very shinny wrapper. We allowed him one egg..but he was more interested in the wrapper of course, long may that last! ;) xx

tinkertink2010 said...

Such gorgeous photo's - he looks so cute in his hat! xoxo

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