Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Awe photos like this make me clucky!!

Snuggling with my littlest guy at the park, enjoying the sun, watching the big kids play! Totally love the flexibility of homeschooling, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, being able to make spur of the moment decisions and take off to the park!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby #7 - 15 wks old

Its amazing how fast little ones grow!! My littlest man is now 15 weeks old!! Danion is a very sweet content baby, only wake a few times at night for a feed and settles well for his sleeps. I still don't have a routine for him, but generally he'll settle by 9.00pm at night and will be up about 7.00am. During the day he just feeds and sleeps whenever, but with him being so happy I don't mind - at the moment.  I'm sure it won't be long til a routine would suit us better.

Danion loves to smile and will laugh up a storm when tickled!! I'm still breastfeeding, which is going well, usually I've given up on breastfeeding by now but this time it seems to be working out really well, and having some real life mentors, successfully long term breastfeeding is inspiring as well.  I quite like the quiet time, where I have to put my feet up and sit, and with Danion giving me cheeky, milky grins makes it all worth while :)

I really wish there was a pause button, just to really be able to cherish these fleeting moments!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Holiday Fun

The kids and I were lucky enough to go for 3 wks holiday visiting my brother and sister in law, it had been too long between visits!! (Poor Mike stayed at home to renovate and work).

So after spending a week packing far too much stuff, and driving 7 hours driving with 9 kids we were finally in good old Gladdy.

We while we were away we went to the beach, celebrated NAIDOC week, celebrated  Callum's 13th birthday, my 31st birthday and my niece Kaliyah's 8th birthday. We even got to catch up with my Mum and younger brother in Bundy on our way back :)

We did so many fun things and the best bit about our holiday was the weather!! While everyone at home was rugged up moaning about the cold, we were running around in togs swimming at the beach!! I call it our summer holiday in winter!!

Looking at these pictures makes me miss my family heaps!! They all live so far away but we sure do have fun when we are together!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Time and the lack of it.....

I can't believe its been so long between posts. The last few months have been a mix of business with healing, babies, teen moods, home schooling, renovating, chores, holidays and recovering from illness. The burr of juggling everything on little sleep has made the days and nights pass quickly, and I often wonder what has been achieved, especially when there seems to be little time just 'being'.

I have missed blogging. My blog is my home page and I often flick back through enjoying glimpses of the past. I really feel, as though there have been some fun times in the last few months, I'm not 'capturing' them, and in my sleep deprived state I wonder if in years to come if I will even remember these days at all!

Ok, so its a bit melodramatic and over the top, or perhaps its not lol!

 But I will be making more effort to capture those oh so precious memoires,and of course mundane everyday stuff that really makes me appreciate those little things that make me realise how lucky in life I am :)

Pretty heavy for a 1st 'back at it' post hey??!! :)