Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shhh!! Don't Tell...

this is what their Dad is getting on a coffee mug for Fathers Day...and boy was it difficult to get these shots.
Of course I put myself under pressure and took them 10 minutes before we were due to be at a birthday party...Miss middle child is the MOST uncooperative...'sigh'.

Do you think he'll like it?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lazy Blogger...

I've been rather neglectful of my blog lately...too tired, too busy, nothing good to report...I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel a little bit now and am functioning much better than a week ago.

We went for a very very long overdue visit to my nanna last friday...Darcy is nearly seven  months old and this is the first time she has seen him...very bad granddaughter I am...

My Nanna turned 91 in April this year, and she still lives on her own in a house on a bush block 15 minutes from town...she's stubborn and independent...now I know where my children get that from.
I was lucky enough to be able to sort through some old photos while I was out there...I have brought some home to scan and keep for myself...the originals will be going back to Nanna. These photos are so very important and precious...I have found photos of my Pa when he was a toddler, when he was a child and photos of him from his army days in the jungle taken with a box brownie. There are also gorgeous photos of my Nan and photos of my dad and his brother and sister.

My Nanna also gave me this gorgeous tin that I have been coveting for the longest time...

she has 2 more...I have wonderful memories of Milo biscuits and Aktivite when I see this tin...it will be taking pride of place on a shelf in my sewing room.

While we were out there we also took a wander around the property...everyone had a turn sitting on the tractor...we went down to the dam and took some photos.
As I was driving home I had a little cry remembering my Pa, so many memories came flooding back being out there. Even thinking about it now I can remember the smell of the kitchen and how Pa would never let me leave without some veggies from his garden. He's been gone for 7 years now. Miss him.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

There's no place like home...there's no place like home...

It's dress up day at Kinder tomorrow!!
She wanted to go as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz...a particular obsession of my girls of late.

So with barely a weeks notice...I managed to throw together this little ensemble.
I made the dress, which is actually 2 dresses (fabric + zip $14)...the ruby slippers are from Kmart ($12 not too bad)...the basket from the op shop ($1 can't go wrong)...alaskan malamute as Toto (found in the toybox).

She couldn't wait to try it all on and have a little photo shoot...until she started to freeze her butt off on the front doorstep.

Tomorrow we will need to add a long sleeve top underneath and some white tights...cold cold cold here.

We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

He's half a year old!

Here's my cheeky little boy...
we had a little bit of a photo shoot to commemorate him turning six months old.
It didn't go so well, he wouldn't play nice...this is the best...
oh well!! that is the story of our lives at the moment.

At six months he is:
sitting up unassisted and rarely falling
reaching forward to get onto his tummy...and then protesting very loudly that he can't move any further
grabbing everything within reach and putting it in his mouth (including my toes)
biting the boob that feeds him (no teeth yet though)
a very very happy little soul...lots of giggles and smiles
a big mummy sook
trying to climb me
eating solids like a machine
sleeping in our bed, or should that be keeping us awake in our bed
waking lots and lots during the night
dropping back to two daytime sleeps
drooling less
"talking" very loudly and alot
putting his arms out for me (and sometimes others)
sitting up in a supermarket trolley (usually loves this)
still being swaddled
showing intense excitement at new toys and familiar people
loving to pat the cats (even the mean one)
weighing seven and a half kilos
and is 66cm long

Gorgeous boy...so much like Miss C...looks and temperament...and sleeping trouble...oh no!!! we are in for some interesting times.
It doesn't last forever though...
Enjoying my last baby while he is still a baby...
LOVE him.