Words can’t express my love for this little boy.
I can’t believe how big my nephew is getting! He’s definitely not a baby anymore. We’ve have such a good bond. My sister says he never stops saying my name, “Auntie Ashley”. That’s because I’m a fun Auntie.
We visited my Gran as it was her 85th birthday but she was unwell. It’s really sad to see her health deteriorating, but Blake put a smile on her face.
I asked Blake what book he was reading. He has odd taste for a toddler…
It was Blake’s birthday last month. I can’t believe my nephew is 2 years old. He’s turned into a little chatterbox and I adore having him in my life, reading him books and being silly with him.
His 2nd birthday was the perfect excuse to go to soft play. As a 30 year old woman, I couldn’t resist taking off my shoes and diving about the ball pit with a bunch of toddlers.
Okay, they are basically just baby photos! But it was my first time spending a solid week with my beautiful nephew, Blake.
This was my first sunshine holiday in 6 years. After my sister’s wedding on Saturday, my family flew out to Hudson in Florida. They are still there for another week, but I had to cut my trip short due to Indie (my dog) and some work I have booked in.
I used this holiday as an opportunity to relax, drink Bud Light Lime, swim and play with Blake. I feel suitably refreshed!
On Thursday I bought a lens. The first lens I’ve bought in 4 years! I now own Canon’s L series 24mm ƒ1.4. I don’t normally like wide lenses, but I find ’em handy for weddings and I’m way too comfortable with the 50mm.
I took a couple of test shots at my gran’s house, which turned out to be quite special as I caught her happily interacting with my nephew, Blake, after being upset about her ill health. I love my family.
It’s exciting having a baby in the family at this time of the year. It’s my nephew’s first Christmas, and it just so happens I’m hosting the celebrations at my house this year.
We’re waving good bye to our tradition of spending Christmas at my mother’s house in Inverkip. It works better for everyone being at mine in Glasgow. My Gran is ill and can no longer get up and down stairs (my building has an elevator) and Carolyn is splitting time between her fiance’s family in Edinburgh and our family in Glasgow.
At first I was feeling daunted, but now I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone with a mulled wine.
My Gran had a bad fall. We were all set to head to Mar Hall for afternoon tea (my favourite place for cake, coffee and sandwiches!), but at 83 the fall badly impacted her back. As a result, we celebrated my Gran’s 83rd birthday from her house.
There was still cake. Chocolate. And I got to see my nephew, Blake. Any day that involves chocolate cake and my nephew is a good day. Happy birthday, Gran.