Friday, February 14, 2014

My Valentine

No Valentine's around here friends, but I was smothered in kisses by a very handsome little man this morning. My ever thoughtful mother sent Dominic this Valentine's Day card in the mail.
On the inside it read: 'Dom, we love you every day, not just on Valentine's Day!'
I could have cried :)
Happy Valentine's Day lovely friends. Make sure you have an extra fun weekend.

I promised a certain someone that I would update this post. I did receive a beautiful card from my Valentine on Valentine's Day evening :)...It was in fact me who was disorganised without a card to give!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Foot photos

I will let you in on a secret.
I am pretty easily amused in fact, very easily amused. Particularly after a night shift. For some reason lots of random things are really funny after a night shift. Obviously this may not always be the case, one can also be quite fragile after a night shift but today, everything is very amusing.

Dominic I am ashamed to say, remains very iPhone savvy. Do you remember my 'Techno Turkey' post?
He can have your phone speaking Japanese, can lock you out of your phone indefinitely and even hang up on your boss (repeatedly) when she calls you to do an extra shift (that was an awkward moment)!

Nothing however, has been so bizarre as Dom's random 'foot shots' that keep appearing on my phone. Every couple of days these delicious little feet keep popping up in unexpected photos.
Needless to say, these photos have given us a good laugh. I found a few more random shots this morning and felt that I had to share... :)

Exhibit (a) - Little trotters casually kicking back on toddler day bed. Is that Chris' foot in the background?
I do believe it is ..... delightful.
Exhibit (b) - Yes, on the toilet. Don't judge me for giving him the iPhone to get him to sit still on the loo! 
Of course, this will be a problem when he drops the iPhone in the toilet, which will undoubtedly happen. Maybe I will stop doing that....  
Exhibit (c) - Little feet casually resting on the back of the passenger seat in the car.

Have you ever had funny photos taken by children pop up on your phone, or is this strictly a Dominic phenomena? He is pretty out there....
Where would I be without my funny little boy :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January .... where did you go?

We have been busy. We have started childcare again. It is a Montessori childcare, it is beyond beautiful and the girls who work there, I could bottle up and bring home with me. My little mate, although dreadfully enthusiastic about attending and seeing 'the kids', is struggling a little with adjusting. The girls say that he has been sad and that he misses me dreadfully. Needless to say that has been met with tears (from us both). Loving the childcare centre as much as I do, has made me feel a lot stronger through this process, but my goodness motherhood is hard sometimes isn't it? 

So, true to my New Years resolution of paying particular attention to my 'self care' in 2014, I have been eating really well, treating myself to daily juices, practicing gratitude (yes, I proudly still maintain my journal) and enjoying the great outdoors with our daily walk and even just hanging out together in our backyard. Chris and I kicked a ball around the backyard the other day. Those who know me would be having a bit of a chuckle at this, I am not known for my co-ordination, but it was such a good laugh!

I have otherwise been sorting through my magazines ( I desperately need to throw out my magazines from last year!) and cutting out pictures for inspiration and making an effort where possible to be creative. 
This is a process I truly love - imagining the little things I want to do with our home and recording it in my decorating journal.  
Seeing Stephanie Alexander's house feature on her blog today and on (have you got a spare million?) also got my imagination going crazy. Imagine having a garden like this! 
Stephanie has created the most wonderful home for her family. It pretty much sums up exactly everything we want for our little house - homeliness and warmth surrounded by books, photos and sentimental belongings. 
Stephanie if I had the cash, I would buy your house in a heart beat. I would love so much to navigate my way through this garden and tend daily to the veggie patch. Of course this would be a full-time job, so I wouldn't be able to work. What a shame that would be ;) 

20 Robinson Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122

20 Robinson Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122

20 Robinson Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122

20 Robinson Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122

What creative projects have you been embarking on recently?

Hope you are all well.