Lucas: Like your littlest sister, you love the kittens. We tracked them down in the feed shed yesterday.
Soph: This morning you were listening to old school Miley. Here you look like you’re a tween. Too grown up…
Evie: You called me to the trampoline to watch your crazy toothless jumps. This ones called the “Crab bum snap”. There’s a clap at the end of it!
Charli: Hanging out with daddy. I think he got a little worried when you went to move this lever though! Brrmmm
Linking up with Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for The 52 Project.
I know, I know. I’m late. Yesterday, on a beautiful winter’s day, we invited some friends over for a barbeque in our back paddock. So I chilled out, relaxed and enjoyed the moment.
The camera was out though. It’s never too far away. I love capturing the joy on the kids faces. I hope they remember it forever but just in case, we’ll have reminders.
Have a great weekend everyone. xo
Have a great weekend everyone. xo
The last day of Term 2 was on Friday. No more school for two weeks. Lucas however did not get to say goodbye to his mates. He succumbed to a virus and was not himself for most of the week with high temperatures and a hacking cough. Even though he is now 10, I feel just as helpless as I did when he was a baby. Completely helpless.
But some positive things did happen this week including a night out on the town with the girls. I wish I had taken my camera. Next time I will. Here’s a few of those ‘little things’ that happened this week…
Living on 5 acres it seems silly to go to the park to play. At home we have a swing, the trampoline, a small slide not to mention a cubby house, pool & their myriad of toys including bikes. But sometimes it’s the little things like sidewalk chalk, cardboard boxes & just going up to the local park that are exciting. Even this can seem like an adventure.
Here are just a few shots of our 30 minutes of rebellion when we rejected the freedom of our own 5 acres and embraced the community playground.
It’s here. I can feel it. It has been creeping up on us for a while. Winter.
Getting them up is still hard but there are some benefits to winter. Hot chocolate, warm fires, being cozy, sleeping in, cuddles, layers hiding all those bits I don’t want everyone to see, casseroles & slow cooked meals.
On the downside, hubby is sick. He has the man flu. He is going to drive me crazy over the next few days. Surely all the girls know what I mean. Today he sent me six text messages while I was out (for 3hrs). Messages like: “I can’t breathe!” “Don’t spend too much on my funeral.” I’m drowning in snot”. Help me please!
As the 1 June rolled past, my eldest daughter’s 8th birthday is imminent. For her birthday we agreed that she could have her hair done (professionally) and get her ears pierced.
This brought back memories of when I was a child. When my little sister got permission to have her ears pierced when I was always told I couldn’t have them done until I was 16. She got them done when she was about 10. And I got defiant. I can be like that sometimes. So I didn’t get mine done. That was that.* I have included a few of her experience. I think she’ll remember it for quite some time. At the moment, I’m THAT mum. The cool mum. For a little while at least.
*Ok, so that wasn’t really that. I ended up giving in when I was 33. That’s how long I hold a grudge. I’m a scorpio. I note however that this was only ever to my own detriment. I accept that.