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!
As the boys turn more and more into proper boys, their energy seems endless. There were once days that they would sleep every afternoon for two hours. I almost can't imagine that now. The last few months, day sleeps have gone out the window. And with that - all of our sanity! There are those… Continue reading The days of napping…
Man, it is cold! I honestly can not get over it. The bitter southerly has kicked in and it's kicking our asses! While it's really beautiful out when the sun is shining, I can feel my ears go numb. Time to break out all the winter gear and start layering up. Lots of layers. lots… Continue reading Autumn is here.
Late Summer Showers are best when shared. Lucky they can be cute. More and more I see them playing together. They have a running commentary about the things they do, they thank each other for helping, and they share snacks. It is very sweet to see. I guess I feel lucky that they have this… Continue reading Sharing & Summer Showers
In case I haven't mentioned it before, some of Jacob's family moved recently, closer to Wellington which is awesome, into a gorgeous, 100-year old farmhouse. It's beautiful, peaceful and quiet. It's just outside of the town and surrounded by rolling hills. If we didn't have the house we have, I would have killed for this house!… Continue reading Another summery sunny weekend in Whanganui
Sorry for the lack of posts. I know Christmas and New Years have come and gone. But I hope you are happy and healthy so far this year! Seriously, December is pretty much a write-off for our family. Jacob's birthday, the boys' birthday, Christmas parties, Christmas, New Years. It's madness. So here is the crazy… Continue reading December, also known as ‘The Blur’
Lunchtime can be such a struggle sometimes. It usually met with fussiness and cranky boys, over-tired and an exhausted mum. It is so hard. Parenting is just hard. There is nothing easy about this shit. The days it goes all good in the morning, the afternoons just lead to chaos.. and vice versa. It's rare… Continue reading PB&J Junkies (and being camera aware)
Most Monday nights, we have a small group of very good friends come over for dinner. We all take turns cooking, which is a great break for me, but I love seeing what crazy things everyone makes. Anything from fondue to pork hocks, or coq au vin to spaetzle. It gets a little out of… Continue reading A very special Monday..
Life is good here in Wellington. We have lucked out with the weather. It's been simply stunning. Being able to play outside and get that fresh air makes all the difference in the world. We had a great weekend spent with family and spending the time to catch up on little things ie. tree trimming and… Continue reading Another Sunny Weekend!
It can be really hard to deal with school holidays and two crazy boys. But we manage. Playdough, drawing, outings to the dog beach, reading, playdates, baking. It's exhausting. There are those days when you want just five minutes to yourself, and it never seems to come. A key thing I've discovered the last couple of… Continue reading School holidays… Again.