That makes me, my little man, and my little blog worthy of a #CountryKids hook up this week :-)
On previous holidays, Aaron's been on the tractor, and in May 2013 he even fed a baby lamb with a bottle, but this time, it was a trip round the land in my Uncle's jeep...
On Monday, I took my little man swimming, and then once we were dressed we charged out of the pool building, with me not even having thought about drying my hair. Suffice to say I sneezed for the rest of the afternoon, but I was cheered up by my eldest Uncle taking Aaron to see the sheep and cows as below. Between the pool and my Uncle's we did stop at the slides and swings though but I made it brief as I could already tell I was catching a chill. I recovered that night but come Tuesday I washed my hair, and then rushed off with my Aunt to return all the dress suits (we were there for a big Irish wedding). Again, I sneezed for the whole afternoon, but as we then visited my Great Aunt, which led to me playing (in the cold) with Aaron in her garden, my body was less forgiving and I now have flu as a result. I have just this night had TWO lemsips. Yes I know that means I have probably overdosed on paracetamol but right now that is the least of my problems. Not that I have problems, but I want to be able to breathe and sleep tonight. It'd be nice!
Anyway, back to the cattle.
It was very very nice to see how happy a visit round the land made my son:
When being told that the calf is breastfeeding in that last photo (I mean being told whilst I was taking it, not now), he announced "I used to do that yesterday". He doesn't know how to say, 2 years ago, or a long time ago bless him. When hearing it my uncle probably thought I am one of those Mums who secretly breastfeeds a 3 year old behind closed doors. No, I don't but he does still have a bottle ;-) and we did breastfeed for 13 months. I strongly believe cow's milk is for cows, so Aaron's always been on soya.
My little man is SUCH a country boy, and an outdoor boy, he really really thrived in Ireland, as he does every time we visit. It is so lovely to see him so happy and so free, in such a free range way.
It's also great to get feedback, from friends and family over there. Lovely to get compliments about him, which I sometimes crave over here. I love to hear how good his speech is, how lovely his clothes are, how independent he is. I give him my all, and it is nice to know I am doing SOMETHING right.
A big part of our holiday was Aaron spending a lot of time on trampolines. We don't have one of those, but he loves them.
Anyway my flu requires that I go to bed, so night night.