Saturday, 13 December 2008

Bathing by candlelight - and other bites of loveliness

The lightbulbs in our bathroom have both 'blown', and so I am quite enjoying bathing the children by candlelight for the time being... it feels rather romantic and relaxing! It makes the room a lot warmer too!

Here is Fireman Tom, 'label-ted' in tow (I should explain - this teddy has only one thing going for it: the silky label on its bottom! Were it not for the label, Tom would simply not want to know).

Ben and Tom pretending to make me 'dinner'. The whole game took on a new dimension when they started experimenting with the oven gloves...

This picture is of the 'finale' of Tom's nativity play. There is something so incredibly moving about Joseph and Mary in wheelchairs... I think maybe it speaks to me of God's perfection meeting with our imperfection at Christmas time.

Mark had run out of hankies. I gave him hankies. (he counted them, there were 25)

An early morning shot of mummy and Ben. He looks particularly exquisite... Me? Bit sleepy!

This last one was a self portrait. I had given Sam my camera in one of my more generous moments... I think this one came out just perfect!! He really IS that goofy in real life. Ah, Sam! We love you!!


  1. Sam reminds me SO MUCH of my son Jayden! He's so funny!
    The picture of you and Ben?... Priceless... you both look great!
    Thanks for reminding me about bathing my kids by candlelight. I've always wanted to do it but just forget every time... it must be so exciting but calming as well... if that makes sense! LOL.

  2. your family is gorgeous....and your household looks like a fun place to be. love the oven mitts on the feet!

  3. What great shots! I love being able to peek into your life a bit! Thanks for sharing! I do really love the one of you and Ben. So sweet!

    And, you know what? I think that I may just pull the bulbs outta the bathroom for some type of a new retrieve!


  4. thank you one and all for all your lovely comments...
    we are getting through a lotta candles believe me! mark has to go up in the loft to change the lightbulbs so it may be a little while yet!!
    And, it really is worth trying, it is absolutely magical...

    Michelle, thank you for dropping by, i know how very busy you are with everything.
    Katrina, I also feel really blessed to have 'met' you, it feels like we ought to be sisters...!!
    Jessie - yeah, fun place to be, although you know what it's like, right?! somedays, i just wish i could walk out - the responsibility gets to me a little.

  5. I 'betcha' we'd make great sisters! It's so much fun to chat with you, even if it is just through comments! You seem like a real kindred spirit : )

  6. *hee*

    cute the oven mitt shoes. :)

    and everything is better by candlelight.

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

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