January 9th, 2016 10:23am.
Chore day. Saturday mornings are job days in order to earn the weekly PlayStation/iPad reward. Washing the cars, tidying the house, sweeping up and cleaning up after Dexter are some of the things the kids do. They are always extra considerate and nice on Saturday mornings 😉
January 8th 2016, 8:04am.
How could you not adore her, wild shriek's and all! 👹 The final piece to our family. Even if she sends us both grey!
January 7th 2016, 5:03pm.
Occasionally I feel panged with guilt over how much one on one time Eden gets, mothering 4 little people and also finding time for all the other things life requires to keep balanced means she spends a fair bit of time waiting for her turn so her needs are met. But then I'm reminded by just how lucky she is. There is always someone wanting to play with her, to hold her, talk to her and keep her happy. She will certainly be one confident, resilient little lady.
January 6th 2016, 4:19pm.
Another day at the pools with this little ham who's happy as long as she's shovelling food in her mouth, and she doesn't care where she finds it! Even if it's someone's left over cold chips! 😁
January 5th 2016, 3:51pm.
Another day spent swimming at the pools while vac swim was on. Followed by an impromptu dinner with these girls where we had a great divide of the girls doing dance routines and the boys rolling their eyes and watching movies! Lovely relaxing day!
January 4th 2016, 6:07pm.
Another birthday in the house today! Happy birthday to our furry baby who turns 13 today. We chose him from a breeder when he was just weeks old because he had a cone head and was the one with the least drooly looking chops! Being a boxer I was imagining years of slobber. He was a high needs puppy, developed separation anxiety and broke his leg trying to get past the puppy gate. Multiple blowfish eaten and never ending skin problems and we were super glad we took out that pet insurance😉. But then he just chilled and has been the best dog ever, so gentle with all the kids (Edie adores him) and patient. Happy birthday to the best dog we could have ever asked for. 🐶💗
January 3rd 2016, 3:00pm.
N I N E. On this day after 12 hours of labour at 7:04pm we welcomed a dark haired screaming little baby boy into our world. And so our lives really begun. I wanted nothing else in life, than to become a mother. Becoming a mother changed me in every single way and I am so grateful. Caring, quirky, artistic, silly, considerate, confident, articulate and empathetic are a few words I'd use to describe him. I am so proud of the boy he has turned out to be and so excited to see what sort of man he becomes.
January 2nd 2016, 1:49pm.
Larakins. Never a dull moment with these two around. They test the patience every day, and I very quickly learnt not to sweat the small stuff. Best mates, partners in crime, brothers. 20 months apart I hope these two continue their close bond for life.
January 1st 2016, 12:00am.
Happy New Year!!! 🎉 A first, 3 out of 4 kids stayed up to welcome in the new year! A sign of the changing times! So 2016... What do you have in store for us? 3 kiddies in full time school.... Our 10 year wedding anniversary.... New business changes.... Amongst the everyday... The everyday that I am going to slow down, embrace and breathe through. 2015 was spent in survival mode... 2016 lets see how we go. 😀
2016 you crept right up on me!
I'd like to say 2015 was awesome and parts of it certainly were like the beautiful arrival of our gorgeous Edie, but mostly I just struggled through adjusting to mothering 4 little people's needs, my husbands and my own!
So 2016 lets do this!!!