Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Running Around The Orchard ♥

 Last week was sweltering hot, the long awaited Irish summer has finally lived up to expectations and I wanted to get out of the house. Yes, the backyard is lovely for relaxing in the sun but ours has no grass, is full of pebbles and is quite uncomfortable to sit in (we've no sun loungers!) so I went in search of a quiet, grassy area where my boys and I could just relax and enjoy the sunshine. We ended up in Barryscourt Castle, a lovely castle situated just ten minutes from my home but this was only my second venture there, shameful I know and worse still I haven't even been inside. That'll all have to wait though as it appears they're doing renovations on it at the moment. The great thing is though, unlike other castles around Ireland this one and it's grounds are free to visit so a big hurray for thrifty family outings!

My little toddler absolutely loved the grounds, the last time we visited he was just a little baby and was perched in mine and his daddy's arms the whole time, this time though we couldn't even get a grasp on him, he was gone like the wind the moment we set him down. He was running between and underneath the apple and pear trees having a grand ole time and enjoying every second of it. Watching him run around I just had to think where the hell does he get all his energy from? I wish he'd be nice and share some of it with me, God knows I need it (I couldn't even wake up this morning I was so tired!). He delighted the passerby American tourists who thought he was just adorable and I was questioned by one lady about his name, age and where he got his curly hair from, funny how my child always leads to people sparking up conversations and question sessions with me now, he seems to be a great talking point!

It really was an unbelievably hot day and the more my little dude ran around the redder his face got, I'm sure he was even breaking out in a sweat at one stage but he would just not stop running. Finally though he settled on the grass, only for a spot of baby yoga of course. It always amazes me when fellow bloggers and the marvelous people of Instagram are able to get their little darlings sitting down or standing still for wonderful looking photos, my child is a moving target, it's incredibly hard to get a decent photo of him but I think the slightly blurry, out of focus shots capture his spirit quite well, he's a whirlwind which shall never be tamed.




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  1. How cute is he <3 his curly hair is the most cutest thing!!!

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  2. Your photographs are absolutely stunning. I must admit I've never heard of Barryscourt Castle but it looks a wonderful place.

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    1. Awh thank you Emma, I personally think they could be a lot better! xo

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  3. My son is the same , racing round and never staying still! Where do they get their energy from!!

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  4. Awwwww such a cute baby. Looks like a doll <3

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  5. Eh I know that one. Mine doesn't stop running even if he turns into a tomato.

    Beautiful place :)

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. I don't know how they manage it Alexandra! :)

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  6. What a gorgeous place, looks like the perfect spot for a toddler to stretch his legs!

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  7. Stop. I am obsessed with his curls! He reminds me so much of my nephew. The Orchard looks beautiful. :)

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    1. Everyone seems to love his curls! :)

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  8. he is just so adorable!! I need to find places like this to have my boys run around :) I love that you were able to capture these moment so perfectly!

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  9. Look at those curls. This straight haired Momma is so jealous. From all the running around, it looks like he would have taken a great nap afterwards.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! A nap, what's that?! :)

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  10. That outfit he is wearing is precious!!! So cute!

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  11. Your photos are so beautiful! It sounds like you two had a wonderful day!

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  12. So cute! How fun and curious he is :)

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

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    1. Thank you Jess, hes VERY curious indeed!

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