The boy who made me a mum

Not to be outdone by his sister, having turned 6 yesterday, Adley requested a ‘letter like you made for Nevaeh with the things you love about me, and there needs to be 6 things cause I am six now!’ Of course, I always intended to write Adley a letter too. He is the boy who…

My girl

My girl, you arrived as a tiny screaming bundle, with a head full of soft dark hair. Your tiny little body snuggled to my breast was how you liked to be and where you stayed until you were two! You were the most perfect newborn, concentrating on growing so you fed and slept and gave…

Something different

I have always done things differently. Just check with my mum 🙂 She is still bemused that at 9 months old I got up and walked…determined that a little thing like age wasn’t going to hold me back. Since that first literal step, I have continued to walk my own path. I coached my first…

Chrieaster

“Mum, come and look at my painting. Its Jesus died on the stone, there’s the stone. The stone is infront of the tomb.              ‘Who’s in the tomb?’ The Angel is in the tomb. The Angel told them to go and find the King in Bethlehem in the stable because…

Hopes for a better Australia

Australia Day weekend is a time relax, watch the sky light up, argue over if we should change our flag and of course have a drink (or two…unless you are a pregnant/breastfeeding mum and cordial is as strong as you can go!) Yesterday, I must say…I wan’t feeling super duper to be ‘straylian’. We live…

The road to Bethlehem

The church down the road puts on a ‘Road to Bethlehem’ journey every year. I had heard that is was great but we haven’t made it there the last 4 years we have lived here. Last night, we ate, threw the kids in their pj’s and drove down to take a trip to Bethlehem. The…

An Aussie Thanksgiving

Running a little late but….as they say, better late then never! It is a little strange to be talking about Thanksgiving, a North American tradition, from here in aussieland but with a Yank for a husband and having had my firstborn in the US, it is important for us to continue these experiences for our…

Water awareness

In September we kept track of our number 1’s and 2’s as part of TEAR’s dunny money campaign. Adley deemed himself the toilet police and after hearing a flush, he would be outside the door ready to interrogate whoever the flushing culprit was! No one was exempt for his questions, visitors and even Caden’s nappies…

Compassionate kids

I have good kids. No actually, I have Great kids. Kids that make me proud so often. Today I overheard Adley talking with his Grandma about what they could do with some extra money they were hoping to win from a photo competition, Adley says, ‘maybe we can give it to the people who don’t…

Dunny money!

If I had a dollar for every nappy I’ve changed I would be a millionaire! Well maybe not…but I would be rich, I’m sure of it! We are taking up a challenge and I would love for you to join us. This is a great way to help teach your littlies that some of the…