Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
we are looking at the end of the term tunnel fast approaching, and I'm thinking November might be forgotten in its wake! So a wee record of some highlights for our whanau...
1-4. My pyromaniac brother and his sweet babes and wifey visited with us a while....my pyromaniac daughter was especially thrilled ~ ahem (the wild life was not so much).
5. a wee window of chillax, at the local resort style pool...nursing a very painful back
6. time spent with mr man, just the 2 of us for a lovely weekend away- restorative and so needed
7. my 3rd babe ready for a party - as the only boy invited he was indeed 'mothered' and looked after...he presented the said wee birthday princess with roses form the garden, to which a large spider promptly jumped out and horrified all 12 girls - such fun!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
1. party for Sets, Japanese style restaurant at home.
2.Saye turns 15
3. Lovely girlfriends gather to celebrate mu birthday 'surprise!'
4.run with my girls to a beautiful bay near here
5. micah plans and build a planting shelf at kindy.
6. our boys ARE spiderman
7.Ollie the lamb takes out all the rearing ribbons.
8. we visit broken hills...so beautiful
9. Bubbles the calf takes out lots of ribbons!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
this week, with my 2 funny, sassy, sweet, kind girls....who wow me, floor me, frustrate and delight me - how the heck we ended up with such fab chicks, is at times beyond me. But lotsa prayer, growls, hugs and laughter lines the path of their childhood thus far ...I guess lots more of each will be be needed...mostly i am just awestruck they get to be mine. x
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Jose's turn this time - he has a mother!!
this crazy lad of mine is growing up way too fast....he even said to me the other day "Mama, I'm growing up so fast hey?!"...indeed my son, but don't rush!
We are on the cusp of summer...we can feel it in the air sometimes...and this lad is about to start his 'rite of summer passage' -as it were- green grass stained knees are here, insect bites are starting, scrapes from going to fast on his bike, cricket and swimming about to start. I love this lil guy - he is sunshine and fresh grass to me.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
we climbed a wee mountain (hill) today...it felt good to hang with this kid, and encourage her to keep going, take in the magnificent view and be just a lil bit silly...
I am ever aware at the mo, that time is slipping through our fingers....and my kids have only a few pics with me, like most mums, I prefer to be behind the camera....am trying people, am trying! :-)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I find myself being a bit reflective of late, as I do when birthdays loom. Being 35 has been a bit of a rollercoaster - mostly a good one. Like lots of women in the 30's, I've loved them - you find yourself less niggly about the small stuff, able to form an opinion and not be swayed by others conflicting ideas, but also ok enough in this to allow others theirs without trying sway them, or justify yours. Sometimes the juggling act of parenting multiple ages/kids and their raft of activities, having farm animals to care for, the house to care for, relationships with extended family/friends to maintain, church committments AND working almost fulltime, can be rather tiring - but its doable, thousands of us women do it (women are incredible creatures hey!?)..other than the working bit (and I do love my job-don't get me wrong!); I can't think of what I'd change - just the location from time to time - hehe! Doing life in Italy for a bit would be fine with me- or Morroco, or France or....Ha! I dream.
Yup, with 36 around the corner, I have deeper laughter lines, saggier boobs, and more hugs given and gotten than when I was nearly 35; I am gonna embrace it and squeeze every bit of goodness it might offer.
Monday, October 1, 2012
:: yesterday ~ was brilliant sunshine - we sunbathed and relaxed on the deck; now its raining-boo.
:: listening to ~ Kimbra still, and Mudford & Sons - oh and Peppa Pig is on in the background.
::planning ~ on paper the summer vege garden looks amazing! In reality the ploughing of the paddock and fertilizing is done, not much else
::caring for ~ our sweet lambs - one of who is very poorly; we are hopeful though; a pig, who is getting bigger daily, 14 lovely lady chickens, and a raft of wild pukeos - who parade themselves daily for us.
::dreaming of ~ long summer evenings, with a tinge of sunshine on our backs, and a happy tired feeling from working the vege garden - and report writing but a memory!
::reading ~ a selection of mild trash - yay me! Gardening journals, and lovely blogs.
::thinking ~ I should go get the kids dressed! and the day planned, and started - maybe not! It's holidays after all!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
time goes so fast, these pics were taken in August at a special family gathering....these are precious, most beautiful gifts, and sometimes (when I'm not pulling out my hair, or threatening to poke them in the eye!), I find myself incredulous; that I over anyone else get to be their Mama....'mazing.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Today I learnt that...pigs jump out of their pens sometimes
pigs run fast
pigs can swerve and squeeze where you think they can't
pigs like to chose the muddiest soggiest places to do the above
I also learnt that ...I can run too
that my girls get dropped off home at the perfect moment, to see a ginger pig streaking thru the secret garden and understand their banshee mother enough to run around behind him to turn him
that girls work together well, even when the said pig charges in terror at one of them
that there is alot of mud in the secret garden, and its slippery and it likes you to fall flat on your face in it
that you CAN run fast on sharp stones when you have to and you don't feel much
that you have a understanding boss, and can call her mid puff/run to cancel a meeting you are supposed to be at
that we have friends with motorbikes that come at a garbled phone call
that running thru the paddocks in a large cirlce 12 times is a bit tiring
that pigs get tired too, and eventually hobble and puff their way in defeat back to their pen
that 'encouraging' a puffed pig thru a small gate, in a dark closed barn is frustrating for all -things WILL get knocked over - glad not to be one of them
that mr granger is truly relieved and grateful for his fresh water and large salad for dinner tonight...que relieved snorting...and I am grateful that Set can build a higher fence fast
...and for girls who sacrifice their clean shoes and stockings to mud and ALOT of running
...for motobikes and determination
...for electric fences that are turned OFF
...that sloppy mushy mud makes a softer landing than could've been
...and that we got the wee (or not so wee) ratbag back....and for Pippy alerting me that he was out - good dog.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Noo, you are such a massive blessing to my heart....we are so grateful to have you in our family.
I pray your path will be straight, and you will be blessed beyond measure - that always, you carry in your heart; our love for you, and His saving grace.
bless ya sugarplum fairycake. xx
Friday, July 6, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
this girl of my is sassy, sweet and oh so wonderful...I used to dream of having a girl JUST like Anne of Green Gables...who was dreamy and clever and fighting for those who need an advocate....tis funny how life sometimes serves you just what you dreamed, and adds a twist to make it even sweeter...thats my girl.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|HELLO...my new friend.|
|rugby's started...and netball, soccer x2!|
Friday, April 20, 2012
|my fav photo of the night...unstaged candlelit guitar song writing...under the stars - sigh|
|the egg hunt in our rather overgrown|
|mr mans idea of dressing up was adding a tie - ahem|