Sunday, 25 May 2014


 "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week for 2014"

 Lyra: It's starting to get cold on our morning walks to school.
 Eva: Someone got into my scrap fabric and wanted to do some gluing. 
Chloe: She found a ladybug at the park.

As always linking up with Jodi.

Sunday, 18 May 2014


 "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week for 2014"

 Lyra: Sleeping babies are the best.
 Eva: Doing some weaving for crafty (tutorial here).
Chloe: Late Mother's Day picnic with lots of rock climbing and getting dirty, her favorite =)

As always linking up with Jodi.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


 "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week for 2014"
 Lyra: loving tummy time
 Eva: Really trying to spend more time one on one with her.

Chloe: She had to dress up as her favourite princess...Elsa of course!

As always linking up with Jodi.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Here I Stand and Here I'll Stay!!!

Stay this beauty will, I am rather impressed with myself on this one! A OOAK kid friendly Elsa dress!! Now all that's left is to make one for Eva....and a baby friendly one for Lyra!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Perspective and Reserving Judgement.

Well after my little whinge from Monday it's going a little easier here. I totally accept that we'll have bad days and good days, it just feels good to get it out of my head and into words sometimes =)

But anyway, I met the most amazing woman today. I was lining up to pick up a layby. I had Lyra in the sling and she had just woken up. A woman came up behind me and started chatting to me about how cute Lyra was. She had a pram, but I couldn't see into it. After making some comment about how Lyra was cute when she wasn't crying the woman moved her pram forward telling me her baby doesn't cry. I looked into the pram and in it was one of those "real" looking babies, all dressed up in a little fluffy bunny onesie. Now I will admit I never quite got those dolls, I couldn't think why anyone would ever want one. I continued to chat to the woman for a bit. I notice that she had scars on her arms, she looked like she had been a cutter. I then heard the woman talking to the other lady that she was with. She said, I wish I could have a baby again. She told her how she had a baby once, and that the baby died. The baby would be seven now. I heard something about the baby being born with an infection of some sort. Hearing this brought tears to my eyes. I finished at the counter and took Lyra out of the sling and was about to put her in the pram. I stopped. I turned to the woman and asked if she would like a cuddle. She said yes please. Lyra even gave her a gummy smile. I know giving her Lyra to have a cuddle is a very small gesture, but I'm glad that at least it made her smile. When she finished she went off to look at the baby clothes for her new baby that was coming from America that she had told me cries and you need to feed it. 
It just goes to show that you just never know someones story. That doll obviously made the woman more at ease in life. It was definitely a lesson to me about how lucky and blessed I am to have three happy little girls. It also taught me to not judge. I hope and pray that she gets her wish, that sometime in the future she gets her chance again to have a child. It will be a very loved and cherished child. 

Monday, 5 May 2014

One of those days....

You know those days? When there isn't enough coffee/wine/chocolate/add vice here in the world to help you through the day? It's been one of those days here. A baby that just keeps screaming no matter how many cuddles you give her. No matter how many songs you sing her turned up loud so you can't hear the cries. A middle child that has become a middle child, not getting the attention she needs even though you are trying your absolute hardest to not let it happen. The big, big sister who has become rude and nasty to pretty well everyone even though you thought you had raised her to be kind and caring to others. An Elsa dress needed by Saturday and there is no fuel in the car to go to Spotlight to get the stuff for it and there is no way you want to go and get fuel because you can't face putting the baby in and out, in and out the car. Four other birthday presents that need to be made to finish off the 7 birthday parties in 4 weeks. A husband that keeps getting teary phone calls and "I can't do this" text messages. And a mummy that feels like she is the worst mummy ever because she just can't do it all...

Sunday, 4 May 2014


 "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week for 2014"

Lyra: Such a smiley girl when she's happy (but look out when she's not!)

Eva and Chloe: Naughty Mummy, this is the only pic of either of the 2 big girls this week! Been enjoying the moment I think! Plus we were back at school too. This is the last day of the holidays, scootering on the footpath while waiting for Daddy to come home.

As always linking up with Jodi.