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There we were doing the bedtime routine and I was looking at my little boy as he so eagerly listened to his moma read the story. His beautiful little eyes transfixed on the page and his curls flopping all over his little head. He looked over at me with a grin and it reminded me of bath time last week when we had a fake code brown. I think the exact words I used were; “It’s a poo, its a poo, Oisín’s done a poo, oh, wait no, it’s a horse, yup just a horse, a toy horse… But that’s not what this is about. Back to his curls and bath time. So after the false alarm we did the usual thing of get them out of the bath and ready for bed. As I carried him through wrapped up tight in a towel I had a nostalgia boom back to a very early and very happy memory of my own bath times as a small boy. Specifically I remembered how my big eldest sister Sandra used to sometimes do my bath. At the end she used to style my hair with a “Super Man” curl as that was how Christopher Reeve had his for the role. While Oisín was so full of smiles and joy it made me remember how I loved those times too. It made me remember how brilliant my sister was with me then. I remember how brilliant she was at being the eldest sibling. She was always kind, loving and brilliant. Now she is an amazing mother to 6 fantastic children and an brilliant wife to her husband and an amazing friend to those who know her well. She’s also STILL a wonderful sister. She is someone I admire greatly and who I have the deepest respect for. Happy Birthday Sandra Holmes! You’re the bestest! I love you loads. #family #love #bigsis #bigsisters #instasis (Photo courtesy of @mostlytom #thanksbro I didn’t ask but assumed it’d be fine in the spirit of sibling love. Love you too BTW.) #POTD

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There we were doing the bedtime routine and I was looking at my little boy as he so eagerly listened to his moma read the story. His beautiful little eyes transfixed on the page and his curls flopping all over his little head. He looked over at me with a grin and it reminded me of bath time last week when we had a fake code brown. I think the exact words I used were; "It's a poo, its a poo, Oisín's done a poo, oh, wait no, it's a horse, yup just a horse, a toy horse... But that's not what this is about. Back to his curls and bath time. So after the false alarm we did the usual thing of get them out of the bath and ready for bed. As I carried him through wrapped up tight in a towel I had a nostalgia boom back to a very early and very happy memory of my own bath times as a small boy. Specifically I remembered how my big eldest sister Sandra used to sometimes do my bath. At the end she used to style my hair with a "Super Man" curl as that was how Christopher Reeve had his for the role.

While Oisín was so full of smiles and joy it made me remember how I loved those times too. It made me remember how brilliant my sister was with me then. I remember how brilliant she was at being the eldest sibling. She was always kind, loving and brilliant. 
Now she is an amazing mother to 6 fantastic children and an brilliant wife to her husband and an amazing friend to those who know her well.

She's also STILL a wonderful sister. She is someone I admire greatly and who I have the deepest respect for. 
Happy Birthday Sandra Holmes!

You're the bestest!

I love you loads.

(Photo courtesy of @mostlytom I didn't ask but assumed it'd be fine in the spirit of sibling love. Love you too BTW.)

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Two

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We did it! They did it!

Is been an amazing but long day and we are proud but happy parents.

Here’s to the next year of scooting, chatting, toddling, walking, running, singing, playing, jumping, cuddling, eating and all the other lovely stuff that families do…

As usual you can see the rest of the series here: www.irishmark.net/tag/birthmonths/

 

When you’re solo parenting cos your other half is away for work and you’ve not had lots of sleep cos you had a stupidly late night cos you’re trying to get an edit done despite suffering 2 days of frustrating #PremierPro crashes thanks to an @adobe update and then the apple of you eye wakes up an hour early and you assume she’ll drop back off but she doesn’t and when you go down to check on her and her brother you discover she’s managed to take her nappy off and its far far worse then you could have imagined as the stench hits you and you realise you have arrived in #poomageddon and it’s everywhere, its caked on in places that seen impossible, it’s even in her ear and her brother is looking sweet and innocent while she looks like she’s stepped off the set of the sequel to #TheExorcist and you can’t cuddle her or touch her for fear of spreading it everywhere so you run the bath and deal with the #twinbrother but he decides he doesn’t want a nappy and another bout of #toddlernappywrestling ensues all the while Lady-Of-The-Poo is screaming, the twin brother is screaming, you are trying not to scream while they just scream louder and eventually the bath is ready but the twin brother wants a bath too but he can’t cos at this stage you’re already running late for breakfast so you clean up the #twinsister while the twin brother deposits yet another toilet roll contents all over the floor and eventually you’re ready to get the #twins dressed and you start to feel like you’ve got under control so you go to start prepping breakfast despite two whinging #snotmonsters fighting for your attention and then you discover that you forgot to put the dishwasher on before you went to bed…. yeah that! #dadsofinstagram #dadlife #twinstagram #twinsofinstagram #boygirltwins #GreatStartToTheDay #OhMyDays #toddlersofinstagram … And then she gives me this smile #MeltsMyHeart #ItsReallyIsASmile #POTD

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When you're solo parenting cos your other half is away for work and you've not had lots of sleep cos you had a stupidly late night cos you're trying to get an edit done despite suffering 2 days of frustrating crashes thanks to an @adobe update and then the apple of you eye wakes up an hour early and you assume she'll drop back off but she doesn't and when you go down to check on her and her brother you discover she's managed to take her nappy off and its far far worse then you could have imagined as the stench hits you and you realise you have arrived in and it's everywhere, its caked on in places that seen impossible, it's even in her ear and her brother is looking sweet and innocent while she looks like she's stepped off the set of the sequel to and you can't cuddle her or touch her for fear of spreading it everywhere so you run the bath and deal with the but he decides he doesn't want a nappy and another bout of ensues all the while Lady-Of-The-Poo is screaming, the twin brother is screaming, you are trying not to scream while they just scream louder and eventually the bath is ready but the twin brother wants a bath too but he can't cos at this stage you're already running late for breakfast so you clean up the while the twin brother deposits yet another toilet roll contents all over the floor and eventually you're ready to get the dressed and you start to feel like you've got under control so you go to start prepping breakfast despite two whinging fighting for your attention and then you discover that you forgot to put the dishwasher on before you went to bed.... yeah that!

... And then she gives me this smile

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