Exhibit A: Me with long hair, before baby, on holiday in India with Steven:
Exhibit B: Me with long hair and highlights, approximately 1 million years ago (where is that dress now I wonder...):
Exhibit C: My hair at the moment (semi short):
And lastly, Exhibit D: Me with a hat (short hair???):
Sinead: "Hey, I think Nana is getting a bit fat, you might want to cut back on her food."
Steven: "No she's not fat, that's just her natural shape. She looks good. And anyway, she gets less food than Nails as it is." (Her 'natural shape'!)
Sinead: "Yes, although Nails is very energetic and works off his food. He exercises. So he needs more."
Steven: "Oh Nana exercises! What do you think she's doing all day? She's out chasing rabbits and guarding the place whilst Nails is lazing around here looking for pats..."
Which just goes to prove what I always say - Nails is the most loyal. And therefore the best! Look how he jumps up to the window and then as soon as Nana comes along shifts to the side so that she can't jump up too. So cute!
And the look of dismay in that last image ("She is ALWAYS cramping my style").
Oh and for people thinking "I want to see pretty weddings on the blog not dogs!" I have two lovely winter weddings coming up in the next couple of weeks...
I love the afternoon light at this time of year. The dogs with their shiny black fur look particularly handsome as the sun sets lower in the sky.
I made some impromptu gloves for Elmer out of his legwarmers. Such a stylish baby!
I presumed everything kicked off that early because it took all day to pour the concrete and finish everything. Not at all! By 8.30am Steven came in to tell me they were almost finished the pouring stage, so I had to race out with my camera to record events. I'm very impressed. Of course I've witnessed concrete pouring before on Grand Designs so I know how these things work, but great to see the pad being finished so quickly.
Its been a long time coming, but since we are paying for the house as we go along there's no point rushing!
He's not having a tea break - the coffee cup is for pouring extra water out. Quite a posh cup for concrete work I thought.
This is Ross smoothing out the surface:
You just want to squidge your hands in there don't you?
Exciting times! Those bits of wood on the edge are to level the pad up to exactness - it was 5mm out on one corner. Ross was very impressed, he said professional builders are routinely 40mm out. That's my perfectionist husband! I can't wait for the rest of the house to go up. I might record all these little perfect bits on our journey to housedom, take them to the bank and say "SEE?! You wouldn't give us a mortgage but we did it anyway. NAAH!"