Friday, April 1, 2011

The beautiful one

My daughter is beautiful.

She is happy.

Her gaze melts me.

Her new nappy is so pretty it makes change time a delight... well, her smiles do.

My daughter can now have her hair 'styled'

Ok, I'm delusional, but I can still pretend it's a real pony tail.

My daughter is a dag...

And she makes me laugh a bit a lot...
[and there's another one of those pretty nappies... Thanks Aunty B!]

My daughter is an intrepid adventurer in the making...
[I have sacrificed my desire for Mothers' Day mummy-bling for a second baby-backpack. Watch out Townsville bushwalking tracks - here we come. Ok, well, when if it stops raining, here we come!] 

And is very patient with her older brother...

My daughter loves her brother... and his toys...

... they are...

...worth the crawl to find them (before Mummy does).

My daughter is precious beyond compare.

And you know what?

I'm not the only one who thinks so!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

[LittleLady is her big cousin A's 'mini-me' in these last few pics! It's finally been cool enough to wear this outfit and she looks so adorable in it, and BigMan  LittleLady loves the 'butterfly' sheets as well  Thanks for sharing, A!]

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Days!

I never win anything. Ever. My husband won a PS3 + games and I threw out his Coke label in a clean up prior to one of our dreaded rental inspections. So when we do win something, we don't get it!

But today... I WON SOMETHING! I won my wonderful husband a 'Bodum Coffee Plunger Mug'. I'm pretty stoked about that.

I'm also pretty happy that today is a glorious, typical summer's Autumn day! Thank goodness for some relief from the oppressive heat! [Note to non-Townsville people: relief from heat = yesterday's 'top' was 28, but combined with the humidity the apparent temperature was 32. That's better than it has been! I got the giggles on Saturday morning when we left home at 7:30am to go climb Castle Mountain Hill and saw our neighbours wearing jumpers... it was 27*!]

The house is also filling with that beautiful smell of baking bread. Should be ready just in time for my lunch! Yum!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Glass half full

Quick... while Play School is on! Some of the things that have made me smile in the past week or so...

* BigMan's feet in his Daddy's work boots.


*Finding one of BigMan's trucks in his Tupperware draw when I go to make his lunch.

* Harold joining us at meal times.

* This conversation: BigMan: "STOP! There's one way to God!" Mummy: "That's right. There's one way to God through Jesus." BigMan: "Jesus rocks the world!" Can you guess who we've been listening to?

* Using my mum's Kenwood mixer to make yummy food for my family and friends.

*This conversation: "Time to get the cookies out of the oven." "Num Num! I'm a cookie monster. Cookie monster, Mummy! I need a cookie please!"

* I apologise to my friend Mummy McTavish for one of BigMan's temper-tantrums. He replies to me on her behalf, "That's ok. Don't worry."

* BigMan waking up after his nap on 'the wrong side of the bed' and subsequently trying to hide underneath it. I think it was just his attempt to say in the airconditioned comfort for a few more minutes...

* Seeing LittleLady develop a tast for the finer things in life...

* Going to clear BigMan's table after lunch and finding that someone's still hungry.


*BigMan playing with his trike and insisting on wearing his helmet.

* Seeing Little Lady making friends of her own... and her gorgeous play-buddy is only days younger than her!

*The adorable way LittleLady has started scrunching up her nose when she's concentrating hard or starting to get frustrated.

*Watching LittleLady play with the beautiful baby in the mirror.

*Seeing LittleLady's head on her Daddy's shoulder as he takes her back to bed after her 'Dream Feed'.

*Watching LittleLady see her brother's trucks, diggers, Woof and make a bee-line straight for them! She's gaining some speed! And she's started getting up on all four nows, so hopefully this comando-crawl phase will be over sooner rather than later - it's making the front of all her pretty clothes very dirty!


So above, you'll see my 'The Glass is Half Full' tribute (bucking the family trend here!). My little 'Glass Half Empty' soapbox: BigMan's been sick... again. We're all tired. I miss my mum, my sister and my best friend. Thank goodness I have so much to make me smile! Thank goodness for music like this...