Tigerlilly Quinn: me and the boy

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

me and the boy


A friend was kind enough to pass down a playhouse for Wilf a week or so ago. We had been looking at similar ones in gardening centres for a while but hesitating on the price, wondering if we could combine the purchase as a birthday/Christmas present. As a winter baby myself I kind of resent the whole combined present thing that a birthday so close to Christmas often presents. I told myself it's something we'd try not to do with Wilf so this opportunity spared us of that of which I'm very grateful.

Tom tried to put it together last weekend but Wilf was being so helpful that it was proving a bit tricky. Instead I decided to head off to the park with him and leave Tom to it. Since Wilf now does three full days at nursery I've really been savouring the time alone with him and it was quite nice to know we could have half an hour to ourselves and come back to daddy time too.

After pointing out all the 'cheeky' squirrels, calling up the trees to them 'where are yuuuuu cheeky squirrels??' and stomping his feet we came across some conkers. I asked Wilf to pick me the three best ones to take home, which he found quite difficult. Not so much with the counting aspect (he can count to 13 now!) but just how do you choose the three best ones, its a difficult choice, I am a mean mama.

It's the simplest of things that make this mummy-ing job just so worth it

Also Autumn, you are kicking ass so far. Did I mention I love this season??

13 comments:

ruzu said...

Love the photos
i wish to live autumn, in the tropical we don´t have it jaja but we have sun, rains, cold
anyway, love the all idea of fall
xoxo

Globalmouse said...

I need to get out conker hunting SOON!! I love it! Great photos

Soul said...

Conkers bring back memories of simpler times. Pre-ipads, smart phones, internet and reality tv. Good Times :)

kelley said...

cheeky...i love it!

fritha strickland said...

there were LOADS in our local park but apparently there is a shortage this year??x

fritha strickland said...

ahh very true (although I do love the internet I totally hear ya on the reality TV thing!) x

fritha strickland said...

ha! thanks :) x

fritha strickland said...

ahh it's my favourite season..but I would love to live somewhere tropical too!xx

76 sunflowers said...

Conkers seem abundant this year - or maybe we didn't look hard enough last year. Just three conkers?! We have a basketful sat in the lounge - apparently good for keeping the spiders away. Who knew?!

fritha strickland said...

I know I feel a bit mean now! I heard that the other day about the spiders too! we better go back and fill up a basket! x

LucyDorrington said...

We have lots of conkers about the place to repel spiders. Never quite established if it works or not,as I didn't count the spiders last year for comparison! I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award, then completely forgot to tell you! http://theparentgame.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

fritha strickland said...

oh wow thank you so much! I'm actually considering going out and finding some more just in case! ;) x

Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl said...

Glad you managed to get the playhouse sorted! My boys loved it so much that I'm glad it's gone to a good home x

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