These two. Sleeping. Love.
Omar refused to nap today. I was gutted, thinking he was cutting out naps altogether now and I could kiss goodbye to my blissful toddler-free hour of an afternoon. Then he fell asleep on me at around 4pm so I allowed him 10 minutes before waking him up. But in his sleepy, gorgeous state he manoeuvred himself onto the sofa next to his sleeping baby brother and snuggled down for more of a snooze.
I should have woken him u to avoid the hellish bedtime we’ve just experienced but they just looked so cute that I couldn’t bring myself to. Nothing at all to do with the fact that I was enjoying a hot cup of tea and catching up on Eastenders. Nothing to do with that.
Ugh I am massively failing at this. It’s 10.59pm, I’m in bed and have just realised I haven’t taken any photos today.
I’m not giving up though so here’s a screenshot instead. Pretty pleased that Tobias & the Bear used one of my photos on their Instagram feed! And how cute are these outfits that my sister bought for the boys?!
If you’re on Instagram come say hi! I’m @mamaaintraisinnofools on there 😊.
Ok I know I promised less boring photos that aren’t just last minute snaps of the kids but to be honest I haven’t done much today. I went shopping in town but unless you want to see chavs and ne’erdowells there isn’t anything remotely worth photographing there.
So here’s me and my smallest having a mirror selfie:
That’s all I’ve got for today folks, sorry! Project 366 is really showing my life up to be honest!
I’m not very good at remembering to take photos for this, so I’m ending up with a load of snaps of the kids at the end of the day when I finally remember. Sorry about that! Will make a real effort to take more interesting photos from now on, promise!
But for today here’s a blurry one of Omar in bed, just at that moment when I forgive him everything (including destroying my new Jo Malone candle with a spoon) because he’s so cute and small and my heart’s about to burst with love.
(Fifteen minutes after this photo was taken I was growling and hissing at him to get back in bed like a woman possessed after finding he’d escaped from his cot, emptied all the clothes from his chest of drawers onto the floor and smashed the frame with his scan photo in it. I take back the small and cute stuff and actually I am still pissed off about the candle.)
It might not look like a big deal but here is Omar staying still and watching a film, which trust me is a MASSIVE deal. It’s never happened before and it will probably never happen again.
Such is the power of Postman Pat the Movie.
Zaki is nearly too big for his carrycot 😔. Whilst I love that he is growing and developing, part of me wants him to stay my tiny baby.
It’s such a cliché but time really does fly and once you have children it flies at the speed of light.
Confession. I forgot about this all day and didn’t take any photos. If I’m honest, it’s already starting to feel like a chore!
Anyway, here’s today’s snap hastily taken during tummy time before bottle and bed.
My sister gave me a fancy new camera for Christmas so I’ve decided to do Project 366 this year. As far as I understand at, all I need to do is take a photo everyday for a year. Sounds doable, although I can’t guarantee the quality of the photos or how interesting they’ll be. Let’s be honest, I also can’t guarantee I’ll get past the third week in January with this project but I’ll give it a shot.
So here is day 1’s photo
Believe me when I say, this was the best of a bad bunch of 73 photos I took of the kids in the bath. And the reason this was my subject matter is because I only decided to try Project 366 while they were in the bath at the end of the day. So it was either them or me in my pj’s and nobody needs to see that.
Oh well, it can only get better!