Oh how precious the first days of Fall are! Last Sunday, i asked Theo to take us to the mountain where we could show J all the beauty and have him smell the fresh air and feel the cold on his skin. Let’s face it – there’s not too much down where we live. What we didn’t expect was to from 20 degrees (C) to 4! We weren’t properly clothed so we skipped the top of the mountain and stayed down where we could feel our toes.

We’ve never visited the mountain Ainos this season and absolutely loved all the warm colours and the moss. Probably one of its most magical time of the year. Jason absolutely loved every bit of the walk in the woods and even complained when we had to drive to a different spot. We both ended sleeping for an hour and a half on our way back home, in the back of the car.

Such a good day.

Can’t believe that the last totem i shared was in February! Well that’s something i didn’t see coming. These totems, with their dark and magical mood, is pretty much one of my favourite things to create. I feel like of all the things i design, these truly speak who i really am and what happens in my head.

This month and for the next few, i’m working on a huge project where i’m designing .. ehm let’s say almost a hundred of them (if i say the exact number, i’ll might end up giving away the identity of the project). And this one, i promise you, is going to be out of this world. Cant’ wait till everything is finished and i have the final product in my hands.

Something as exciting, is that Theo and i are working on a very unique concept – something that hasn’t been done before. With my totems! After a long time, i feel like i’ll be creating pure art and this art will be coming to life in our world. Oh i really want to share everything with you right now!

Gathering the last of the flowers this week, and i’ve been scanning them every night once J falls asleep. It’s such an relaxing project, almost therapeutic. Creating arrangements in the dark and seeing how they show up on my screen. Our garden is full of roses and i can’t wait to create something with the yellow ones (since it’s my favourite colour this year).

The roses are from our garden and the blush / yellow bougainvillea i “stole” from the cutest little house from our walks down at the village.

Thought, some flowers would be nice for this week with all the heavy events that have been happening. Not that i expect they will light up the mood, but at least bring some hope in the horizon.

These days, i take my camera out only once a month, and that’s for J’s monthly photoshoot. This month i thought i should share it with you, since he looks so grown up compared to his 4mo. My camera is always in hand and everyday i document his life. Really early in the game i discovered the Peekaboo, which i simply adore. So at the end of every day, i sit down and edit J’s photos and upload them all where my family can see him.

Living on the island had only downside and that’s that we don’t get to have our families with us all the time, especially now that Jason is in our lives. Don’t be fooled though, they cannot stay away from us! Which is why we get visitors almost once a month. We’re already looking forward to this winter with him, seeing how he’ll react to a trip to Athens, different environment lots of people and noise, and of course Christmas and the fireplace and snow.

Oh.. don’t get me started! I can day dream all day!

This month

 

You laugh all day long! You love when daddy kisses your neck and you laugh pretty much at every i do. And trust me, i’m at my goofiest just for you! You are probably teething these days, so suck and bite everything you find, which is what probably makes you a lot more cranky. You’re still sleeping with your mom and you’re still not sleeping well at night nor during the day *you little devil*. You have improved a lot however and love the stroller and the rides in the car, and you even sleep in a lot of times – yay!

You rolled over from your back to your tummy a few days ago, and now you won’t stop. You even wake yourself up rolling over, and i find you puzzled and crying, but oh so adorable.

Jason last month

 

He was such a cute bubbly little guy! He had just started laughing really loud and we couldn’t stop making him laugh with every chance we got. He really hated being in his stroller or riding the car and would cry sometimes after his bath. He loved standing and sitting and pulling mommy’s hair

Holly shit, Jason turns five months in a couple of days. Five months! My mind doesn’t have the ability to realise that i’m a mom of a five month old. And at the same time, this is all i love being at the moment, his mom 🙂

I clearly need to find a way to balance J’s posts and design posts, or even make more of Jason’s posts ahah. In a few days, we will start solids and both happy and terrified at the same time. We’ve been breastfeeding exclusively all this time. No bottles, no sterilising or pumping, he’s been on me 24/7 and all i see is the beauty in it – zero exhaustion. But all of that will soon end, as we’re starting to get into a feeding schedule and breastfeeding on demand will soon be no more.

Between all these emotions (us females can do lots of them at the same time) – i feel so very proud of my body for being able to feed a baby for 5 months. Being so petite, i never expected to give birth normally to a normal size baby and of course having milk during all this time. I’ve heard and read so many stories of mom’s struggling to have milk or not having enough of it. I’m so blessed to keep going strong for him and hopefully for many more months.

I feel like i have learnt so much in this process and have grown and gotten stronger in so many ways. Oh how many articles i’ve read and how much help i’ve asked for. Know that there’s always a way if there’s will and determination. And of course, i am always happy to chat and share some of my experiences!

I’ve been trying to learn a few lullabies to sing to J and i’ve mastered the “Hello to the Sun” one this morning while showering. There’s something about this one that i would listen even if i didn’t have a baby. So while singing it to Jason earlier, i swear to God this happened.

He started staring at me, and his eyes filled with tears.. and then his lower lip started trembling by the end of the song while he still kept listening! In the end he started crying a bit however ahah so my bet is that either he was surprised to hear me sing or my voice is really really bad lol.

It is a sunny day however and i really wanted to letter something today. I took these flower pictures back in Athens while we were waiting for J to arrive. I have tons of small pink roses and sunny white ones (not sure how they’re called?). So expect some moody designs coming your way soon!