Monday, June 27, 2011

This Little Girl...

...turned FIVE yesterday

She opened a present to find just what she wanted...

We partook in a spot of brunch at Gran and Grumbles followed by cake...
made by mumma...and guaranteed to give you a sugar buzz.

The boys wondered why on earth they turned up to the party in the same could such a thing happen???

We went on a little impromptu photo shoot...just the two of was COLD...

Then it was Birthday Girls choice for dinner...homemade pizza...with lots of olives (more got eaten than made it to the pizza). They even got to roll out their own base...can you tell??

and to finish the day in style...

blue goo bath.

followed perhaps by a little pre bed tantrum...big day, big emotions.
What more could a five year old want?

Better go...I have a gazillion tiny little cupcakes to ice for Kinder tomorrow...


Friday, June 24, 2011

A letter to my 5 month old

Dear Mr D,
My oh my how quickly the last five months have flown by. How much you have changed and learnt. I would never have imagined that you would be rolling and sitting up on your own at four and a half months. Very clever of you really.
Unfortunately your not so clever when it comes to sleeping. Don't you think it's time you started sleeping more than 45 minutes at a stretch during the day? (Even if you do wake up happy on most occasions). Or perhaps you could think about sleeping longer than 2 hours during the night...I must admit that although you do tend to wake often in the night, you barely ever wake up completely. It's just the kind of awake where I can roll over and give you what you need to drift back off. Which isn't to say that it's not exhausting, because it is.
For all your catnapping, you are a remarkably happy little bubba...I love the way your sisters can set you off into mad giggling like no one else can.
I love that you are happy to sit on the floor and play with your toys for a while now.
I love that you breastfeed to sleep (could cause problems later, but it's lovely to live in the moment).
I love that you are right there next to me every I can hear you breathe and feel you reach out for me. I wasn't so happy when you started screaming every time I swaddles you, so I think graduating to the sleeping bag was a good move. It hasn't made you sleep any worse...nor any better.
I love laying in bed and watching you sleep when I have the opportunity, not that your sisters afford me that opportunity very often.
I love your gorgeous blue eyes, and those divine eyelashes...not so keen on the constant dribble.
I love that you have been cold free for two weeks now...yay!! (knocks on wood so as not to jinx it!!).
I am so glad that you are in our lives, that you make our family complete.
Of course it hasn't all been sunshine and roses...there have been some very dark days for me, but I think at last that the fog is lifting. It's time to focus on raising you to be a good man. To raise your sisters to be good women, to be respectful, to dream big.
I look forward to watching you grow, to being a being the best we can be...looking forward.
Love you more than you can ever imagine,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Soon to be...

I can't quite believe that this little girl is turning five in just 10 days...
Five is such a big means she will be starting school next year.
She has Sass...she throws a mean tantrum...she does the sweetest things...she loves her brother and sister, but also torments them no end...she's bossy...she doesn't do as she is asked...

Why is it that I can only remember her dark side traits and not her good ones??

She is a fabulous sleeper...she likes to help me out (when it suits her), she usually doesn't disturb me when I am trying to get the baby down for a sleep...

She's been wandering around the house singing songs from The Sound of that she loves one of my favourite movies.

She wants a party!! When I said no, she said "I just want Nanna and Pa, and Gran and Grumbles and Celeste" cute that she wants a family get together...that's what we were planning.

Love her to bits...frustrated unbelievably by her...I just know we are going to clash when she is a teenager (way too far in the future. Isn't it??? Tell me she won't grow up too fast!)


Monday, June 13, 2011

Daybook Monday

FOR TODAY...13th of June, 2011

Outside My Window...It's Dark! Approaching the winter solstice...and although we had sunshine today it was very cold.

I am thinking...that I should be doing something far more productive than blogging...

I am thankful for...a man who does the washing (my only part generally is to put it away)...and loads and unloads the dishwasher...and cleans the cat litter. It's almost enough to forgive the fact that he very rarely gets out of bed before me to get the girls breakfast and let me have a sleep in (even on mothers day).

From the kitchen...bagels from aussie farmers...they are a regular for us now. Bit naughty all that white bread.

I am wearing...pyjamas already, and it's only 8:30...

I am creating...a cute little cushion that I have had in my mind for a while...details soon

I am hearing...sweet blessed silence...all the pixies are in bed sound asleep (touch wood).

Around the house...all the washing is clean folded and put away. Kitchen is half tidy, dining table is a disaster, laundry is half way through a big cleanup and my rug needs a vacuum.

One of my favourite things...When all the kids are in bed and Mr Pixies is out and I can have some ME time...even if I just sit at the computer or watch is time when I don't have someone hanging off me and I can just breath.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Birthday dinner for Mr Pixies, more cleaning, more sewing (was so very gratifying to get a project finished), looking forward to some respite care on Friday morning (suggested by my MCHN and quickly agreed to by me).

A photo to share...Party at Hungry Jacks today for a friend of Miss is Miss C hamming it up for the camera...pardon the snot, it's perpetual around here at the moment.

Until next time

Friday, June 10, 2011

Final Installment At Last is the last instalment of my Photo a Day in May (and a little bit of June).
I really don't know how people do the 365 thing!!
I found it really difficult to stick with this...even with a gorgeous subject. Maybe that was the problem though...maybe a bit of variety in what I could shoot would have stirred my enthusiasm a bit more. Or perhaps it's just the fact that we've all been dealing with illness. Two days respite between colds is not pleasant for a 4 month old...or a 2 and a half year old...or even for Mumma.
Heres to a more healthy June...

I may make another attempt at this later in the year...with a set theme for every day...or some photo scavenger hunts...something to keep me interested...anyone want to join me??


Monday, June 6, 2011

Hello Old Friend...Daybook Monday

FOR TODAY...6th June 2011

Outside My Window...COLD!!

I am thinking...I wish I knew how to get Mr D to sleep through more than one sleep cycle during the's driving me nuts. The only successful way so far is to hold him while he sleeps. TOTALLY impractical. Once he opens his eyes he's totally awake...point of no return.

I am thankful for...A return to better night time sleeping...hallelujah. 3 hour stretch of sleep is BLISS.

From the kitchen...An oven waiting for an expensive repair job!!!How long can one live without an oven?? Not much longer would be my thought...2 birthdays coming up in the next 3 weeks...can't bake cakes without an oven :(

I am wearing...something comfortable and warm...NOT one of these..although that's looking pretty darn tempting!

I am creating...still working on photo books for the kids first year! Miss C is almost done, Mr D's is started (not yet up to date though), and Miss S...well I'm dreading looking through all those pre-SLR photos. Monumental task...bit of perfectionism going on here.
I am reading...Japanese sewing book...well obviously I'm not "reading" it considering I can't read Japanese...but it has pretty easy to follow pictorial instructions. Clothes for the pixies to be made in the near future.

I am hearing...the 2 pixies playing the electric organ that was my late grandpa's. We get it out occasionally and they have fun with it for about an hour before they get bored with it (and the noise gets to be too much).

Around the toilet is in a disgusting state...and I don't want to go near it. I can't avoid it for much longer...

One of my favourite things...fresh dates...

A few plans for the rest of the week...I need to sew...desperately...clean the oven, make a cake hopefully, get my hair cut (wishful thinking on that one). Try to train the boy to sleep a longer stretch during the day (wishful thinking on that one also).

A photo to share... how cold??

Have a good week

Saturday, June 4, 2011

4 months

At four months he is...

rolling both directions
sleeping terribly
distracted while breastfeeding
sitting up momentarily by himself
bouncing when held in a standing position
recovering from a nasty cold
grabbing everything within reach
mouthing everything
fighting being swaddled
"talking"...such cute noises
six and a half kilos
wearing mostly 00 clothes
drooling...this boy can soak a t-sirt through in a matter of minutes
loving attention from his sisters
loving getting out and about
staying awake longer between sleeps
growing way too fast
being a pill
being a delight
asleep on me at 12:30pm following waking up screaming (immunisations??)

Time for bed....zzzzz


Friday, June 3, 2011

Penultimate Installment

Starting to lose my interest in Photo a Day in May by now...With all the kids being sick and Mr D not sleeping very well I asked Mr Pixies to take a week off work to help me out...and bless him he did just that. Things are on the improve now and I'm feeling slightly more human and more on top of things (less out of control at least). D also had his 4 month immunisations yesterday...strangely we had the best night sleep in 3 weeks...go figure.

5 more days of photos to go. Didn't get a photo today...we went for a drive to check out some display homes...I've been keen to have a look for a while, and it just confirmed for us that this is what we want in our next house...we particularly like this one.

Back soon with the final installment.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Photo A Day

Still going with the photo a day in May...(and June, 3 days to go).
Struggling to stay with it...alot going on here at the moment.
Final 2 installments to come soon.

He's changed so much in the past 30 days.