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Saturday, 2 July 2011

The story so far...

Well, here we are in July-already!! 
Ive been crazy busy so i apologise for not being around much, ive missed you all!
Have you been having a great summer so far? 
I had a birthday last month, another year older, wiser(?!).......Right now im feeling every one of my 28 years, a combination of sleepless nights, busy school schedule and warm weather i think. 
But, im happy, and things are all starting to slot into place, like a big jigsaw puzzle.

So you might of noticed a bit of a change to my blog?...a new title, i just feel its a bit more 'me'. 
Barefoot and pregnant yadda yadda!...

You see, im not just Ruby's mamma, i have two other beautiful babies as well...plus i haven't felt the need to do an ounce of crafting for a good few years as my life on the farm is a craft enough in itself, making things beautiful, healthy, making it all 'grow'..? 
Oh, and the 'wife' bit, well, not quite yet, but....maybe...soon...who knows? 
Id like to think one day i'll be Mrs P, but right now we have waaaay too much going on in our lives to squeeze a wedding in!!! 
Do let me know what you think of the change? 

So i only had a small birthday celebration this year, just my family, some cake, a meal...bliss...haven't my girls got big?!

I thought today id give you a visual run down of the last few weeks, i was recently required to play piggy midwife to our neighbours Kune kune sow and i thought you might like to ooh and their cuteness?!

They really are stunning aren't they?!

What a proud mamma!

The boy, has grown a bit...from this cute little doll sized thing! Poppy dresses her dolls in Williams hand-me-downs and i couldn't resist this photo opportunity!

Daddy says Yorkie's are 'not for girls'...

Dont you just LOVE stripes?!! I do, i find them irresistible and Wills has many MANY stripy outfits!
OOh and dont you just love seeing a baby properly outstretched in a pram like this?

My son has already got the outdoor gene from his father, in fact there is no where he likes better. Every night, when the colicky crying starts at around 9 or 10pm, Mr P puts him in the baby sling and they go for a walk round the farm for two hours with the dogs. He settles....instantly.

Below, the girls were sunbathing on their tropical 'island' with him. Id have loved to spend my afternoon out there!

Bedtimes are erm, how can i put it, 'busy' these days! A baby to feed, books to read, sleepy children,it all makes for a heady mix of stress on some nights, but, equally some can be great fun, like this recent one...happy, happy, happy.


When im not at home being a busy bumble bee i spend a lot of time at my mum's house, relaxing with the kids and the dog, her garden is beautiful, i really love this tree, so 'fluffy'!

One word 'scrumptious'!

And here we are in our daytime, mum and baby group capacity. 
Its special time, just me and Wills. We attend Bosom Pals every week, a local breastfeeding support group, where we chat, drink tea(or milk?!) and eat biscuits(i have Williams share)...on this occasion a professional photographer was in attendance taking a few shots for a project he's conducting.
Love this pic!

Williams first encounter with a cow, wont be long before he meets the real thing! 
This is his friend Rufus, very cute i think you'll agree.

So, not much 'farm' life to share.....

........but lots of 'life'

Lots of love, Kirsty 


helen tilston said...

Good Morning Kristy

What a beautiful, refreshing and interesting post. You have a very varied and joyous life. The little piglets and your children and baby steal the show
Thanks for sharing
Helen Tilston

All things nice... said...


Love the new blog header and photograph :) Your children are so cute and wee William is adorable. It's scary for me thinking your the same age as me and I have no kids and no experience of kids either.

All things nice...

the cardigan-inn said...

Hi Kirsty,

Love the new blog.
And the pics of your beautiful kids
offcourse ;)

Love from Holland, Joni

the cardigan-inn said...

PS: You definately can still get married!
I got married to my farmerhubbie last year. It was so special with our 2 sons of 10 and 9 years old. And now we are expecting our third baby.
So still time hi,hi. XO

Summer Blue said...

Hi Kirsy,
Loving the new style blog and title, great idea.
Oh my goodness your pictures are fab, William and the girls are beautiful. The picture that you have of all 3 of them at bedtime is just lovely.
My friend gave birth to a little boy names William last night, she too has 2 daughters, I can't wait to see him. Loving William's wardrobe by the way - he 'does' age 0-3 months summer collections very well, so handsome, you should contact Mr Boden and Mr Joules and ask if they need a new model!
Love Jane. x

LittleGem said...

Hi Kirsty,
I almost didn't click as I didnt recognise the blog name, but I'm so glad I did! SOOOOO many yummy baby photos, so lovely to see him growing.
I am liking the new name and changes to the blog, I think its important to keep the blog "you" :) xxx

Diane said...

Its time he made time - and put a ring on it!!!! Youve made him some Beautiful babies. and I'm ready for a wedding. xxxxxxxxxx

greenthumb said...

Hi, I love the new look, how quickly baby's grow he is looking very cute these days.

Victoria said...

What glorious photos. Little William is a delight. He looks so happy, as do your lovely gals. Lovely sunny weather to have a babe. I am imagining you with the doors and windows flung open down the road. Is it a Woodington barn I see behind you in one of the shots ...... and those gorgeous, gorgeous pigs - my favourite animals. Have a happy Sunday. x

Mary Poppins said...

Oh my, what a beautifully lovely and gorgeous post, thank you so much for it. I love just about every single word and certainly every single photograph, thank you xx

PS, Did you sell the CK tent, i often wonder ;0)