Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My gorgeous boy has a new thing too

My baby boy, the little bit of scrumptious-ness that he is.



Yup, this one.

The one who is obsessed with his daddy and was found like this while he was mowing the front lawn.



The one with the squishy cheeks.



The one who is an awesome coffee date.



He started preschool this week (sniff!). Two days a week.
All reports are that he had a great time, he did some 'fixing' with their toy tools, and he told the carers (without prompting) that he was having 'such a great day'.



Oh, and they're now considering putting up a basketball ring.


Not kidding :)
Awesome.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Things I'm loving


Inspired by Sheryl @ Shortly Stitches , who's linking up with Kristy @ PaisleyJade ,
I'm going to share some of the things I'm loving, right now, even in this season of new and changes.




1. Simple snacks that I feel good about giving to my kids.


Mmmmm popcorn!




2. The gorgeous letters I keep
finding and being given by my SoReadyForBigSchool miss 5yo.




3. No description needed, right? ;)



So what are you loving right now?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gluten therapy

Sometimes when I'm sad, being creative in some way helps me.



Today, I baked. It helped a little.

We've been in our new place for one week today. Exciting things are happening, and we've already had a visit from some friends who were by chance on holiday near our new town.
My spirits rose with their visit yesterday, and then today they seem to sink. Although truth be told, when I discovered my badly sunburnt legs last night I may have had a small pity party too!

I feel sad for the people that we've, and for the normal, everyday life we've left. I miss being able to relax with people, and just talk about anything at all, rather than 'getting to know you' questions and trying to remember names.

I'm just a bit sad really. It's part of moving, it's ok, it's normal, and I'm sure it will pass or get better or some other thing will distract me.

But for today, I baked, and the rhythm, the process, the feeling like I know how to do that, made me feel a bit better.




What helps you when you feel sad?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's that time of year ...

When Facebook newsfeeds and blogs are smattered with photos of small kids in slightly too-big uniforms.

But it's the first year that it's applied to us!



Here in Australia, the school year starts in late January/early February.
My miss5yo is starting school this year, and is very very excited about it!
We went uniform shopping yesterday, and got everything that we needed to send her off ... Sniff ... On her own ... Sob ... To start her schooling career.

Despite momentary emotional eruptions here and there from me, I really am fairly ready and happy for her- mostly because she is SO excited and raring to go!

Also because she is my first, I'm having all the usual feelings of 'where did the time go? How can she be this old?'
Par for the course with this parenting gig, really.

How did you feel when your little one went to school?
Have a lovely day!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sometimes you need to step outside...

And forget the unpacking.
Forget the search for the giant box of everyone's current shoes (yes, I have been wearing the same pair of thongs/flip flips since Tuesday. I'm ok with it but I would still like to find that box).
Forget the tiredness.
Forget (for a moment) that you also can't remember where you put that ... Thing ... That I was looking for when I ... And then I walked into this room ... And I think I put it ... Man I'm tired.

And check out the new neighborhood on a scooter.



Hills and all.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A new year, a new blog, a new house




I wonder how many other blogs got a freshen up for the new year ;) We're moving house in 4 days. Our current house looks like boxes, and cardboard, and items without an obvious home, and a few random toys still that have yet to be eaten by a box until they are unpacked in their new home. We are moving south, closer to the sea, but further away from family and far away (it feels like) from our friends here. I'm sad, and exhausted, and hopeful, and flustered, and again, sad. My kids still bring me joy amidst the sadness (of course), but in the quiet moments, sad I am.


I am hopeful too. Hopeful that our new life will bring joy, and new friends, and that we will make wonderful new memories as we sink our roots down in a gorgeous place.



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