Cheery Trees

Evening all. I am amazed that I am sat down with my laptop open! TTB has a cold and his back teeth are hurting … it sounds very mild to write it so simply like that when I can see how much pain and discomfort he is in. This does mean that when he goes to bed he wakes up every 20 minutes or so until I go and stay in there all night with him. I know that he needs me to make him feel better but being needed so much day and night is a bit draining. I feel mean feeling frustrated about him being poorly and I’m trying not to dwell on it. It won’t be forever and the best thing I can do is just cuddle him (upright) and chuck all manner of vapoury mentholy calpoly things his way until he’s better.

Until then, I am going to cheer myself up with these trees. When we stayed with my mum a couple of weeks ago we went for a rather glorious Autumnal walk in the woods. It was perfect really, bright blue sky, sunshine, a bit chilly and lots of Autumn things like leaves and mushrooms and sweet chestnuts. The later were rather shrivelled and no good but TTB thought the spiky cases were most excellent and collected loads of them for my poor mum. He didn’t seem to notice the spikes on them at all but did push them quite hard onto her hands and she definitely felt the spikes!

How many times have you seen a photo of feet in leaves this Autumn? I bet its a lot. I know I do it every time I am walking in leaves in my boots!

Well, I’ve been up to TTB 6 times in an hour and a half so I’ve given up and now he’s on my lap “helping” me write this. I can’t reach the keyboard to type much so I’ll just say: I love trees, pretty light, lots of leaves, TTB loved the woods. There! Now, I guess I’m going to have to go to bed so I can hold him upright again!


11 thoughts on “Cheery Trees

  1. yukane says:

    As I am one of great tree lovers, it is so nice to see beautiful autumn trees.
    I like to paint trees, especially colouring leaves. They are so special, aren’t they?
    I can feel the quiet and serene atmosphere and the photos reminds me of our 1-year stay in the UK.(We used to live in Reading)
    Thank you for sharing beautiful photos!

  2. Beautiful trees Heather and your mum would have had a lovely time with you both ☺
    I do hope ttb is feeling a lot better real soon as it sure is draining, I remember well
    with my 4 over the many years xo

  3. Hope he’s TTB is feeling better soon, and you got some sleep last night.
    The trees and the way you’ve captured the light is lovely, especially as I’m sitting here and it’s a very grey day! x

  4. Sue Mayer says:

    I love the colours of autumn leaves. I am not so keen on clearing them up from the garden :-(

    It is nice to see that TTB loves walking and showing an interest in leaves, sweet chestnuts etc.

    I hope that TTB feels better soon. Growing teeth is painful for toddlers and parents alike. I hope that will all be behind him once TTB 2 arrives.

  5. says:

    Same here – my little girl is 3 months older than TTB and all four molars are coming at the moment. Temperatures, tears, tantrums, night waking ….added to which my little man is also teething….

    Still, trees are indeed a lovely thing to cheer yourself up with. My daughter is fascinated by the leaves falling off them at this time of year and keeps telling me we need to ‘fix them’ and glue them back on :-)

  6. Zorana says:

    Oh, poor baby. I hope he is better today. It’s really disheartening when the tiny ones are ill. Wishing him speedy recovery and more restful nights for both of you.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Melissa, I’m not sure why that would be, nothing has changed here at all and I’ve not had any comments from anyone else saying they can’t. I’m sorry that you can’t see them but I don’t really know how to rectify it for you :-( x

  7. Oh I remember those long nights of toddler crying/needing Mummy (and only Mummy will do) but Mummy is shattered because she is pregnant …… Really hope is feeling a bit more up to scratch soon.

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