Thursday, January 11, 2018

Upside down

Alexis is constantly upside down lately, hand standing, flipping, cartwheeling, round offing, bridging and whatever else she can master.

I remember when Poppy was doing the same thing, I remember telling a friend "she is upside down more than she is right side up!", and Alexis is exactly the same, she's got the bug and she's got it good.

The one handed cartwheel is her current party trick, she is willing to show anyone that will watch.

How nice to be so fit and nimble!

Lucky girl. x

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Catching up

Happy New Year!!

Just like that Christmas flew by and the new year is here.

We celebrated the end of the school year with lots of performances, assemblies, excursions, carols and bbq's with friends.

We spent Christmas eve lunch with family, had my Dad come over Christmas eve night and stay ready for present opening in the morning and then we headed to my in laws for a lovely lunch and a swim on Christmas day.

We spent boxing day playing with all our new goodies and packing to leave for camping the next day.

On the 27th we headed to our favorite spot in the middle of the sand dunes at Bellingham for 5 nights of camping fun, motorbike riding, swimming, playing with friends, day tripping, 4x4ing, New Years Eve celebrations and so much more.

Tommy headed back to work on the 2nd, and since then we have been taking each day as it comes, we've done a few day trips here and there, gone to parks, had swims, jumped at the indoor trampoline place, gone motorbike riding, had picnics, the kids have been riding their new bikes from Santa nonstop and enjoying not having at be in a routine.

 Now we are currently counting down the days until we head away on a family holiday, It will be the twin's first time on an airplane and they are beside themselves with excitement. We are trying not to wish the precious school holiday days away, but I't really hard not to wish the time would fly. 

So there is a little catch up for you, hopefully in 2018 I will use my 'proper' camera more and start some better blogging habits, I love having this record of our life for years to come. 

Happy New Year! I hope it's a happy, healthy one for you. xx

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bed Bingo

There is a little bit of 'bed bingo' going on at our place at the moment. I'm not sure where the name came from, but when ever Tommy is away for more than three nights (three kids, three nights) we always say "bed bingo!!" which means the children can all have a turn of sleeping with me. We put names in a hat and decide the order that way.

Poppy was first up this time, she tried her very best to stay up until I came to bed, but just couldn't do it after a busy weekend. She has always slept with her hands above her head, and had a good old sleep talk about five times through the night. In the morning I love hearing about her dreams, and she had a giggle when I told her about her sleep talking.

Alexis was next, and it didn't take her long to whip Poppy's pillow off Tommy's side and put her own in place, she also put her slippers under the bed, dressing gown on the end of the bed, and brought in a bunch of stuffed animals and their accessories. Through the night she would find my hand and hold it, and in the morning she softly stroke my face until I woke (I wonder what woke me!). When it was time to get up, she didn't want to leave.

Rory and his sidekick 'woof woof' were last, everything he did it was because 'woof woof' said so, "I think Woof Woof needs to do a wee, I'll go check", "Woof woof would like a bed time story"...
He woke through the night and was excited to see I had come to bed, he cuddled me all night and wouldn't let go. Very sweet.

There are six more nights until Tommy comes home, but as we will be going away we won't play another round of bed bingo. I did enjoy my little sleeping buddies, but it will be nice to have the bed to myself tonight.

The bed will be full again at about 5.30 in the morning though, as that's when my little visitors start to trickle in for a morning cuddle. Woof woof and all.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Strawberry Picking

This morning we headed out to Longford to visit my Dad, pick some strawberries, and have a play at the park. 
We've been picking Strawberries at Longford Berries for years, the photo below is from 2013 when the twins we're 2.

It was a lot easier today, a lot cleaner too, no muddy toddlers to take home. I didn't even need a bucket, I just let the kids do all the work for me! 

We picked two kilos and will be back a few more times before Christmas to get some more berries for jams and other Christmas cooking. It was a bit early this morning for one of their ice creams, but they are so good we'll be back for one of those too.

The strawberries are so sweet, it's hard not to pop a few in your mouth, Rory was obsessed with the 'cute little ones', even though we kept telling him to get the big juicy red ones.

This afternoon the kids have been jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler underneath, and just enjoying the start of the warmer weather.

The perfect end to the week. 

Hopefully it won't be so long between blog posts next time.