Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm a terrible blogger! REALLY BAD. Life has gotten away from us this year it's just crazy. Soon, in a matter of weeks we will be welcoming our third precious baby into this world and moving into our new home. 1 1/4 acres in the hills of Perth. We cannot wait! I'll try to blog more about these wonderful changes.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sleep tight

We made a big baby purchase today...a beautiful new cot for our wee girl <3

It's a bit different, and I like that!

Our cot

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thinking Vintage

Now that we are 20 weeks along I am somewhat less apprehensive and more excitedly planning everything baby. I'm looking forward to getting back to the newborn phase, and I'm so enjoying planning what to wrap baby in and what to do in the nursery.
You see, not long before we found out we were pregnant I had sold a lot of items. I lusted after another baby but I didn't think we would have one (hubby was pretty set against not). Fate landed on our doorstep. It's like one door closes as another passes. Days after my husband and his family farewelled the patriarch of their family, my husband's much loved grandfather we conceived this precious soul. I'm a firm believer in what the universe takes it also delivers. It works in crazy ways. So here we were in January with a baby on the way and suddenly...very limited baby items.
I've sat back and waited until now to look at our newborn items. Nervous to acknowledge this wonderful thing that is happening to us.

So now, I am embracing, accepting and planning. The 1 piece I have to work with is a beautiful vintage bassinet that my best friend is giving us. She is a newborn and maternity photographer and had purchased this as a prop. It will find a wonderful home with our precious babe I tell you! I will be using this vintage bassinet as the basis of our nursery, I plan to carefully blend modern and vintage but will mostly use a vintage them. Pinterest is getting a massive workout with finding ideas. What a shame shows like The Block don't do a family version. There are shows in the US like 'Make room for baby' where you see rooms renovated for new baby's however these are so American and very cliche and over done.

Since we are moving sometime between now and baby's due date I have to pin and pin until my hearts content, buy wraps and clothes for our precious bambino and wait until we are settled to set up stations.

And the's growing <3 My best friend. The aforementioned newborn/maternity photographer decided to whip the camera out on the weekend to mark our halfway point, here is one of the shots. I adore it (you can see more on the blog at

It's been a while

I've not been around these parts for a few months, I check into blogger frequently to read up on the many friends who blog regularly and the people I don't know but am interested in. Somehow though, getting the energy to put together a post myself has eluded me.
You see I've been in a bubble of busy the last few weeks...oh yes and morning sickness!

The new year has blessed us with a new baby due in the Spring, we are thrilled, blessed, excited and so so happy! As of Friday our precious 3rd bambino is well and baking as a baby of 20 weeks gestation should. Along with baking a baby we've been busy in open home fun and busy with our boys as usual.

Life is good to us. We have our health, we have good friends, supportive family and a wonderful full life.

It feels like I'm in a bubble and I'm terrified the bubble will pop.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Don't Worry be Happy

Last night I went out to dinner with a friend, we had a bit of a philosophical conversation about being happy with our cards in life, being happy with what we DO have and not being greedy about what we don't have.

I got home and had a shower and played my usual play list and ironically Guy Sebastian's 'Don't worry be happy' came on. How fitting! For those that have not listened to it the song is essentially about life being short and just being happy. We only get to live it once and we should live it up!

Life really is short, and this year I'm going to promise myself to try to appreciate what I have. I'm going to try to not be greedy, I'm going to count my blessings and truly be happy with my lot in life.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Where there is life...

There is cake. :=)

You didn't expect that did you!?

Made some 'Blue velvet cupcakes' on the weekend for a celebration of life on Sunday. Just substituted the red dye for blue. Everyone got blue tongues but they were delicious.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

End of an Era

With the start of full time formal schooling we've ended the era of our firstborn home days and entered into living our lives through lunch boxes, school holidays and stains on white t-shirts.

I was not sure what to expect today but I think the outcome is the best I could have hoped for. On dropping Master 4 at school this morning I was told 'you can go when you want to mummy'. I was taking the lead from other parents and trying to hover around watching my son orientate himself with his new surroundings, noting whether he engaged in conversation with fellow students and what activities he delved into first. But this was cut short after a brief period of time with Master 4 clearly more confident and ready for school than we had given him credit for. I'm pleased that I was the one with tears brimming with both sadness and pride and not him. I am pleased that I am the one that was thinking about him all day and that quite likely he didn't give me a thought.

It seems that somehow, out of the last nearly 5 years of sleep deprivation, tears, screaming, tantruming (both him and us), toilet training, moving house, travelling overseas and interstate, laughter, fun and more we've raised a little boy who was happy to farewell us on his first day of big boy school with a brave confident and excited face. Im happy with where we are at.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Going to the Wild

That is what Hamish gleaned from being told we were visiting the Wildlife park...and then on departure he wondered where the park was? Poor kid, only got taken to see many different animals including a private koala experience but he wondered where the good old slippery dip was?

We last visited this particular wildlife park when Hamish was just on 3 and Angus was 3 weeks old <3 What a lot of growing happens in 22 months.

Here is Mister Mighty watching the sheep shearing show.

Hamish getting to feed a lamb that was only 6 weeks old, it took forever to feed <3

No words, just heart melting.

And all of us visiting the koalas