Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 1

30 Day Song Challenge

Day 1: Your favourite Song

I just love this song from Ben Folds, fantastic lyrics.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

One of those days

I love being a mother.

In fact I really, really love being a mother.

I waited a long time to have my girls and I cherish every moment I have with them but some days it can be such hard work.

Today was one of those days.

When Annabelle put a chunk of her hot cross bun in my tea  I stared at the floating sultanas and I immediately knew what sort of day it was going to be.

I wasn't wrong.

Aaron accidentally left the bathroom door open so while I was making a fresh cup of tea Annabelle snuck in and decided to go through the drawers of the vanity. Luckily she wasn't alone for very long, just long enough to pour liquid foundation on a pair of my pants!

Annabelle normally goes to day care 3 days a week but for different reasons she's only been twice in the last 4 weeks so we've all been suffering a bit of cabin fever. Unfortunately our backyard is small and sloping, which is not great for toddlers as they tend to fall over all the time, so I've had to come up with ways to entertain while staying indoors (we were quarantined for a week as we had been exposed to whooping cough).

Over the past couple of weeks we've done lots of drawing, made Easter cards for the grandparents and had fun stamping our hand print on paper - all very messy but fun! Today though Annabelle didn't want to do any of those things and I seemed to spend the whole day picking up after her as she went from one thing to another.

I thought I'd get a coffee break when Annabelle had her lunch time nap but Evelyn woke up for a feed as I was putting Annabelle to bed and then Annabelle woke up as I was putting Evelyn back to bed!

It really was one of those days!

The hours between 5 and 7 are always a bit chaotic as Annabelle has a routine of dinner, bath and bed. I love the time just before bed when she's in her pyjamas ready for her bedtime story and we get lots of kisses and cuddles. It's a lovely time.

With Annabelle in bed I get to spend some time alone with Evelyn before she settles for the night around 10pm and if I'm lucky I can have a shower and some 'me' time.

Not tonight though.

No sooner had I stepped under the lovely hot water when I heard Evelyn crying - she had wind pains again.

It's almost midnight and the house is finally quiet, so now I can read my emails, catch up on blogs and see what's happening on facebook.

One of the blog posts I came across tonight is from a lady named Romina Garcia and her post made me chuckle as her day was worse than mine, mind you she has three young children and is pregnant with her fourth! I don't know how she does it. Her very funny blog is called  Martyr-hood and is definitely worth a read.

I'm off to bed now for tomorrow it starts all over again.

cuddles before bed

Don't be fooled by the cuteness of the picture - 2 seconds after 
this was taken  Annabelle reached down and bit Evelyn on the arm!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baby Love

When I read that Blog This had a photo challenge - to share a baby or toddler photo -  I couldn't resist sharing this picture of me as a toddler as it's always been my favourite childhood photo.

Despite looking like a brat my mother claims I was a very good child! I'm just hoping Annabelle and Evelyn don't pull faces like this when they're this age!

I'm very excited to say my photo won the Baby Love challenge and I get to choose an outfit for one of the girls from the lovely MeGuy Designs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Travelling with children

As a Mummy Blogger I was asked by Hostel Bookers for tips on travelling with children. Seeing as school holidays are here and lots of people will be going away I thought I'd share the link as it contains some really good advice.

The full article can be found at hostelbookers family travel tips