26 January 2014


Hot, sweaty delight

For a kid that's been slow to warm up to playgrounds, yesterday he had the most fun he has had on a swing. 

Possibly ever.

Joining in with Jodi.

19 January 2014


A clean baby sleeping in - perfection

The mood of our days seems to be - dare I write this - levelling out.

Tantrums are still there, and epic, but we're dealing with them better, and the mood is quite improved.

We’ve gone from days of refusing to get out of pyjamas, bathe or eat, to eating voraciously, bathing – under the hose while I water the garden – and sleeping better.

He's become a little rhyme master, mostly incomprehensible to those that don’t know him because his words are all made up, by him.

A favourite pretend game is to ask me to be an animal who is sad, so he can wrap me in hugs.

And we've been enjoying the most delicious morning snuggles.

Savouring this time with him, before it's all about to change.

Joining in with Jodi.

12 January 2014


Finding his feet - and speed - on his balance bike

A beautiful week with his Daddy home.

They did so much together - rode trains, went on early morning bike rides along the foreshore, ate sneaky sausages at Bunnings, mowed the lawn together.

More of this, please.

Joining in with Jodi.

05 January 2014


Living room scene with tantrum

Starting the year telling it how it is.

We literally tantrumed right on in to 2014 (middle of the night tantrum, on the cusp of the new year, anyone?) and have continued much the same way.

No glossing over anything here. Not naked children, domestic mess or discarded bras.

It's all uphill from here, right?

Joining in with Jodi.