25 April 2014

Lest we forget - Anzac day 2014

This is a photo of my grandfather who was a Lance Corporal within the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment. He was one of the lucky ones who returned home to his family.

To those who didn't return home......lest we forget.

My grandfather on his horse

22 April 2014

Making memories at the beach

We've had a lovely time away at the beach

Full of beautiful sunny mornings, and quiet afternoons,
Lots of swimming in the beach baths,
Time spent digging sand and building sandcastles, fishing and eating ice creams,
Watching the water and collecting shells,
Taking in the sights and sounds of the waves crashing on the beach,
but most of all making memories..

Feeling very grateful for such a wonderful relaxing holiday spent at the beach.

18 April 2014

Easter craft projects

Unfortunately the girls & I didn't get around to making any cute Easter craft this year :(
So rather than leave your Easter basket empty, I thought I'd republish the link up to some Easter craft projects we've made over the years :) Happy Easter!

Can you believe Easter is a little over a month away?

Popette loves Easter! She had so much fun creating coloured eggs last year and printing pictures for her grandparents, I thought I'd re-share the Easter projects Popette and I have made over the years.

I'm sure we (along with Cherub) will be making some more Easter craft projects this year, so make sure you keep a look out on the blog :)

But for now, here's some activities to keep you busy!

11 April 2014

Being grateful: Family holiday by the beach

Only one more day of Term 1 then school goes on holidays for 2 weeks! I am so looking forward to our family taking a well earned break during the 1st week of school holidays, and getting away to the beach.

I'm hoping the weather will clear up for us, as the girls are so excited about going to the beach and building sandcastles, and if the water is warm enough maybe a swim. More than anything I'm looking forward to time together as a family, and to be near the water which I find relaxing and soothing.

After being sick for the past few months, I am grateful to get away from the house and to enjoy a holiday by the water with my little family.

What are you grateful for?

07 April 2014

A letter to Cherub - 2.5 years old

Dear Cherub,

I can't believe how quickly time has flown from you turning 2 to now 2.5.

You are such a sweet and generally happy little girl, and at times very cheeky. You've only just started to be more demanding (I blame it on your big sister!) wanting things you can't have (you really can't eat jelly for breakfast) or demanding to stay up when I can see that you are tired and need to go down for a nap.

You still have a nap during the day, but not every day. You are usually so eager to go to bed with your Minnie Mouse and snuggle under your favourite doona, but lately its become a bit of a crying match. You eventually settle down and have a nice sleep, only to wake up and find its time to pick-up your sister from school.

You are crazy about Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse which is one of your favourite shows, whenever we go to the shops and see something in polka dots, you will point and say "Mumma look Minnie", even if it's a polka dots on a basket.

Cherub at 2.5

Your days at home are fun. You love for me to sit and build blocks, do puzzles (usually 2 or more at the one time!), read books or play duplo with you. Another favourite activity lately is painting, you love to put on your painting smock and sit in your booster seat at the big table and paint a picture. You also love to go for a swing and play at the park.

You are good at playing on your own, and I often see you play with your babies, or the dolls house which you love. Although you do prefer it when we sit and play together. You have just started to play with the kids at playgroup more, and coming out of your shell. Its so nice to see you venture on your own and join in with the other kids.

Some of your favourite things at the moment is:
- dinosaurs (you love Dinosaurs a real lot, we are sure if being an engineer isn't becoming to you, then you will be a paleontologist!)
- eggs (you love to see them, but not really eat them, unless they are Easter eggs)
- tunnels (you love them so much, Dadda & I think you are going to be an engineer!)
- the colour yellow - anything that is yellow.
- the movie 'Wall-E' - you always want "wally on".

You love to cuddle, and give sloppy kisses. You have such an infectious laugh and love being tickled which you think is so much fun.

You enjoy riding your bike to the school to either drop off or pick up Popette from "big school", and eagerly yell out "Ee-a's school". You still can't pronounce certain names like yours or your sister's, and refer to call yourself as Bubba or Boo. The nicknames we have called you since you were little (oops, maybe we should have called you by your real name a little more). Although you seem to be talking a whole lot more now that you big sister is at school, and can be a real little chatterbox asking me things all day.

Spending my days at home with you is a joy. I am soaking up this time with you, as you are our last bubba. I wish you would stop growing and stay as your sweet little self for just a bit longer. Thankfully you haven't been having a too bad a time during your "terrible 2's" (I hope I haven't jinxed myself!) and happy at the moment to do what I suggest.

Love you lots & lots, Mumma xx