Monday, January 04, 2016

Weekenders | Flowers, Bubbles & Sunny Strolls ♥

I began featuring my WEEKENDERS posts in the summer of last year and honestly, it's so lovely looking back at these posts, seeing how we spent our weekends and how we made the most of these days together. I had wanted to introduce the feature back onto the blog and was only going to do so in the summer again, but having been inspired by the beginning of a new year I've decided to make it a weekly thing for all year round.

This weekend was quite a relaxing one and although we didn't do much on Friday and Saturday as it was pouring with rain (it has been here in Ireland ever since November!), we took the opportunity to get out in the fresh air on Sunday when the sun began peeking through the clouds, giving us a break from the damp and dreary weather.

This weekend was very photography based. I was familiarising Tyler Lee with the various cameras we have around the house (toy and real), in the hope that he may gain a passion for photography too. It seems to have worked to some extent because he's now asking for a picture whenever he sees me with a camera in hand.

This weekend was also full of little surprises and sweet treats. I was feeling quite down on Saturday and I have no idea why, probably new year blues mixed with a variety of hormones... then Jacek went to the shop and came home with a beautiful bunch of brightly coloured roses for me and the gesture brought tears to my eyes. They're beautiful and the mixture of colours actually reminds me of autumn. Jacek also brought Tyler Lee and I home chocolate slices one day (or doorbells as I call them) and Tyler Lee declared they were "delicous!" and yesterday evening he got us some more sweet treats to enjoy, they also got Tyler Lee's seal of approval!

Tyler Lee's new obsession is having a bath, shower or wanting to wash his hands and face in the sink. Right now it's a bit of fun for him but I really hope he doesn't go too OCD with it! To jazz up his bath time I gave him the Magic Wand from Lush and he loved running it under the water and making lots of bubbles. He was even putting the bubbles on his hair - which I think looked super cute! I think I'll have to stock up on the bubbly products from Lush for his 'splash splash' time.

Once I saw the sun on Sunday (no pun intended!) I got Tyler Lee and I ready and bundled into the car. I had no idea where to take him as the majority of the roads were flooded or closed due to damage but we ended up in a spot that we've gone to a few times before and where my Dad used to take me when I was a little girl. Tyler Lee took off running down the hill, stopping for a few pictures along the way. The road is inaccessible to cars, as you can see it's torn to pieces from all the bad weather of the years, so this spot is quite secluded and we were the only ones around. As we walked down he held my hand and said "Wuv oo mummy", it was the sweetest moment. We ended up down on the beach where Tyler Lee liked nothing better than throwing stones into the water. I spotted the grey rain clouds coming in over the woods and decided it was time to head back to the car. Up the steep hill we climbed, him holding onto my hand and jumping in the puddles. We made it back to the car just in time before the rain came - perfect timing as always.

This weekend was such a lovely one and a great start to our year. These Weekenders posts really make me want to make the most out of our weekends and I love writing up about them and reliving the memories all over again.

I may make Weekenders a weekly linky again if anyone is interested in joining in too. If you are, please do let me know in the comments.





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  1. What a lovely way to really focus your time and make sure you make the most of every weekend. We got my 2 year old a toddler camera for Christmas. He loves taking photos of the most random of things! It's so funny looking through his pictures to see what he classes as photo-worthy!

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    1. Thank you Linda, I'm hoping that this feature makes us be more productive with our weekends. What a great gift idea! :)

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  2. Looks like a lovely weekend!I always do a weekend write up so would be great to link up if you start the linky again :) x

    Abbie | www.lilymaeadventures.com

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    1. Thank you Abigail! I may just start up the link again next week :)

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  3. What a beautiful post! Tyler Lee is just gorgeous! We had a nice relaxing weekend as well! Time to get back to it! ;)

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  4. That bouquet of roses looks absolutely stunning! I love how the colors just mix together perfectly. Quite lovely.

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    1. Thank you, they were a gorgeous surprise.

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  5. Okay now you're making me feel lazy. All I found time for this weekend was cleaning and cooking. I really need to slow down and do some fun stuff like that once in awhile. I probably need it as much as my kids do.

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    1. Haha sorry Cat, but cooking and cleaning isn't being lazy at all, these things need to be done after all :)

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  6. I'm in love with the photo of your son in the place where your dad took you when you were a little girl. Those boats in the background, your beautiful child - the entire photo is lovely (of course, all of your photos are awesome!). I never tire of seeing those curls or seeing your photos. Those sweets look pretty tasty, too.

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    1. Thank you so much Alli, that's so sweet of you to say. You just made my day with that comment.

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  7. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! My girls absolutely love going to the beach too. Your photos are really gorgeous- you should definitely print & enlarge these for wall art!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! It's great that our little ones love the beach so much.

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  8. It looks like you both had an amazing weekend and I think it is so amazing how many photos you take of him. I do believe the weekenders linky would be a great idea again for you.

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  9. Your little one is such a cutie, love that head of curls. I love the idea of a weekend recap, that is a great way to share your life. We had un-seasonable warm weather here in the DC area {US} during the holiday. Today we are down in the 30's.

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  10. This is such a lovely idea. We need to start making most of our weekends as a family and it would be fab to capture it.

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  11. It's weird how feeling blah can just sneak up on you like that. Looks like a great weekend of relaxing and like you were pampered a bit. My kids all went through the phase of wanting to constantly wash their hands and such.

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  12. Sounds like a lovely weekend, nothing better than a lazy day or so with the family. Those flowers are beautiful too! xx

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  13. Oh my goodness, those curls! You take the best cute kid photos ever - but you have a great model, so it isn't really a fair contest!

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  14. Your pictures are so gorgeous. I feel like I'm there!

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  15. Love then donuts. Looks like you had a nice weekend. We didn't get to go out. Only place Matthew went was to the play centre with daddy. Actually he went away on a little trip with daddy to meet his friend in castlebar and tried playing some tennis. Hubby's passion. So chloe and I had some girly time.

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  16. The idea of the weekenders is lovely and I would join into the linky. Though the weather was not the greatest you sure did make the most of it when it clear up and love Tyler lee's smile in the bath.

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  17. You take such beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

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  18. It does looks and sound as though you had a great weekend and it looks as though you had much better weather too x

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  19. This sounds like a fabulous idea. I do something similar which is called Days Like These where I share the things we do most weeks. It's fab to look back like you say and looks like a lot of fun! My daughter loves baths too...only problem is we only have a shower. Angela

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  20. The area you live is simply stunning no wonder you want to share and post your weekends. it also serves the purpose of a nice diary and memory for you and your family. family time is just so precious!

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  21. You looked like you had a perfectly lovely weekend and I love this feature. I haven't seen the Magic Wands at Lush but I want one now. Off to google DIY Lush Magic Wand. :)

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  22. I don't remember the last time I just stopped and enjoyed life like this. Such beautiful photos and a beautiful baby!

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  23. These photos are just lovely. It is a great way to end the week on a positive note.

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  24. Your son's hair is just so beautiful. Love the curls.

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  25. Ahhh what beautiful photos Fi, you always get the most beautiful shots - that one of TL in the bath is just gorgeous!!!
    It sounds like Jacek did good this weekend! :) xxx

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  26. what a beautiful baby and a wonderful weekend!!!

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  27. Lovely photos indeed. Cutie kiddo and lovely nature too!

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  28. Your beautiful photos always blow me away. Wish i could take more and better photographs xx

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  29. Wow, I love your photography and you capture the event very well. I pretty much stock a lot of lush stuff like the Magic wand. I love them so much!

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  30. I like the photo of the flowers. The mix of color made it better. It's nice to see a lot of outdoor stuff for your weekenders.

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  31. These pictures of your son are so cute. I love seeing them when you post. He is so photogenic.

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  32. Those roses are just truly beautiful! So many gorgeous photos especially of Tyler Lee, he is so precious! Wonderful. - Jeanine

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  33. I love this Weekenders post Fiona. You are right...It helps to recollect the wonderful moments that just occurred, no matter how mundane. I have a gratitude and passion planner that gives me a moment to digress what happened in the past few days too.

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  34. Those curls! Too cute. I love the colors of the roses, also, and the deeply contrasted greens in the landscape pictures. Looks like you are having a lot of fun with your camera.

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  35. I love your photos! What a beautiful way to spend your weekend. Your boy is just too adorable! Love his curls.

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  36. Weekends are usually full of hustle and bustle around the house here for us. I need to slow down and take some time and really enjoy the time that my family is all here together for the whole day! Great inspiration for me to start doing this.

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  37. I would love to visit Ireland someday. I can't believe how much it has been raining there. I hope you all get a break from the rain soon. The bubble wand sounds so cool and I know my sons would just love that. I think the Weekends post sounds awesome and I would love to join in! I live in Chicago and it has been 28 degrees or less, so we haven't been outside to much. I miss the fresh air.

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  38. You take beautiful photos! What beautiful curls your child has!

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  39. I really love this post. I've started doing a weekly Sunday post called Lovely Things to keep the positive vibes going in my life. Your little boy is gorgeous - love his curly hair!

    EL xx
    www.owlsandstags.wordpress.com

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  40. Your photography is always so stunning, it would be lovely if Tyler Lee does follow suit and gain an interest too! Thanks for sharing with #HappyDaysLinky x

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  41. Oh my Tyler Lee's smile when he had the camera in hand is absolutely precious. I hope he loves it just as much as you, the pictures you take are nothing short of amazing♥

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