Somedays, time never seems to more forward. Days and days of tantrums, neverending laundry, endless dishes after a dinners barely anyone eats. The constant cycle of repetitive daily life. And then you realise, my children are a year older! Three! 3! Holy moly! How is it that while life seems to stand still, we all get older… Continue reading Happy Birthday to my 3 Year Olds!
Let the kids decorate the tree, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Actually, it was fun! They loved it! After they hung 90% of the ornaments in the lowest three branches of the old van Hulst family tree, we finished up our Christmas cards. And after they were in bed, 80% of the… Continue reading Getting Christmas Ready!
Are we an artsy fartsy family? .... Ooooh Yeah. There is nothing more satisfying for my boys than completing a piece of art to give to someone. They love painting, drawing, really anything crafty. So, needless to say, we were stoked to get this amazing gift pack of beautiful Educational Colours paint to try out! But not… Continue reading Educational Colours Paint Review & GIVEAWAY – Kiwi Mummy Blogs
I hope everyone had a fantastic and spooky Halloween! This year was (finally) the first year we had our Pumpkin Carving Party here in NZ. It was a blast! Even though no one was able to get any of those great orange pumpkins (there is definitely a market for them if someone is keen!) we… Continue reading Goodbye October, Hello November!
I'm a serial second hand clothing purchaser. There, I said it. I love Thrifting. And yes, Thrifting must be capitalised. Over the years, I've found a few tips and tricks that work when buying pre-loved clothes and this is one of my most used techniques at the moment. Over the past couple of years, since… Continue reading Quick Tip for Buying Second Hand Clothes
"Mum, this is the Beach Boys!" "I like this." whilst listening to Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Andrew Sisters. "Daaaaaaaaaaayyy-O, I say Daaaaaaaaay-ooooo" "Can we listen to the Beatles?" Lots of dancing. "Is this Dean Martin?" More dancing. "Who's this?" "It's Elvis" "Elvis Parsley?" And more dancing.
These guys. If the sun is shining, they will be outside. xx
We are quietly waiting for spring. xx
As a family, we read a lot. We have been reading to the boys from pretty much day one. We will read to them in the afternoons, after dinner, and especially before they go to sleep. Even going to the library is a special treat. I received a few books the other day though, that… Continue reading Sir Mouse to the Rescue – Review for Kiwi Mummy Blogs & Book Island
Dummy, pacifier, binky, or what we called it, dubba. This isn't a post about why they are good or bad or evil or the best thing you could ever do for your sanity. Let me just say, I never expected MY children to have one, but they did. No biggie, the world didn't end. But… Continue reading Giving up of the Dummy