Seems that I can't do things easy in life and last Sunday after a few days before being booked in for and elective c-section I went into labour. Twenty two hours or so later I was still in labour and seems as though "Bumpy" just couldn't find their way out. It was decided on Monday evening that the best and safest option was to have an emergency c-section and so at 18.37 on Monday 15th March 2010 Riley Connor White was born. We're both home safe and sound now but this last week has been a tiring and harrowing week for the White household. But hey look how cute a son I got!!
Bumpy still hasn't arrived and we've had a tiring and stressful week with hospital visit, scans, blood tests etc. This was taken on Thursday, we had to have a scan done as the consultant was concerned about my uterus size and Bumpy being big. I wish I had a photo of Bumpy in person rather than a scan photo but for the moment this will have to do.
I hope all my blogger friends are well I am so so so sorry I haven't been to visit any of your blogs lately, I am a terrible blogger friend. Have a lovely weekend all. xx
I found a wonderful set of books called Draw Write Now which teach you (well it's meant to be for your child really) how to draw things. There are currently 8 books and if you go to Amazon.com you'll find samples of each of the books with a help guide on how to draw one feature from each book. I chose this image from Draw Write Now book 4 and found it very easy to follow and do. I know it's not perfect but hey not bad for a first attempt! Plus I think it would be easy enough for most kids to follow.
As mentioned many a time, life with Callum is never quiet... or still. You'll always find him running somewhere, climbing something or battling some imaginative evil force.
Last year we had Callum wanting to be Callum Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, Climber extraordinaire. What did being a Tomb Raider involve? Well firstly you needed your trusty backpack, Callum's contained a variety of books, a wind-up watch, some school socks and a clean unused doggy poop bag containing pens and pencils. Notice no food? And as for the selection of books....
I could just about lift the backpack up myself!
Now with all the necessary supplies packed the adventure can begin and what every explorer/tomb raider loves doing best is....
After which you then need to learn to blend in with your surroundings and if needs be pretend you are a dinosaur.
So like I said, life with Callum is always full of adventures.
Gah! I forgot it was Friday today and I have no food related projects/photos to hand so for today I'll post about something Callum and I have been doing.
The other week the two of us started and afterschool class called Family Art. When I first heard about it I thought it would just be about us just making things in class and getting all messy. I was wrong. lol. In fact it is proper art lessons and so far they have been awesome, what's even better is that the course is free. Anyway we've been learning about using imagination, observation, feelings and intellect along with how to do shading and this week we did charcoal drawings. I loved that lesson so much I asked Daz to go and buy Callum and I some charcoals and most of this week after homework has been done Callum and I have sat down and done some charcoal drawings.
So with no more words, here is one of the pieces of work I did this week. I need a lot more practice but I was just experimenting with the different charcoal sizes etc. It took me about ten minutes to do this and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
Oh and it's meant to be a Heron although Callum thinks it looks like an Emu.
The view of Na hAilichí (Allihies) which means "The cliff fields". It is my most favourite view and I could quite happily have a little house built here and wake up to that view.
Those that know me know that I have Irish heritage, my Nan (Mum's Mum) is Irish and moved over here in the WWII when she met and married my Grandad. Our family ancestry is related to the Beara Penisula, we're Murphy's and we're lucky in that we have a family farm house and land out there that has passed down through the generations. Some families have a piece of jewellery, we have a farm. It's been many many many years since I was last out there (1998 to be exact!) but I do want to one day go back out there and show Callum and Bumpy their ancestry. My parents still take numerous holidays a year there, our farm is set in them middle of the countryside with views of the sea and the mountains and if you're lucky on a clear night you can see shooting stars. I have lots of fond memories of family holidays there from as a young child running round the haystacks playing hide and seek while the adults built the stacks to as a teenager hanging out with my cousins (removed a few times) in town for a week to celebrate Regatta to going out there with Daz. Obviously over time the landscape does change but it never changes hugely. Anyway I was sorting through some old photos on my photobucket account and came across some shots so thought I'd share.
Knockroe (I think that's the correct spelling, I've never really been sure). We own part of that.
Various views of the farmhouse and the views we get from there.
Also as you may have guessed the last lot of photos aren't mine, the first is though.
Mum to two wonderful boys and wife to a loving hubby. All of them who put up with my craziness and my big love of photography. I have several blogs for different things and each is self explanatory when you visit them. I hope you enjoy my ramblings. Thank you Sarah. x