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We had an awesome stress free Christmas this year! We do a secret santa with our family so we only have to buy one present and as for the kids this year we bought nothing. Next year I’m sure we’ll be more into it for them but this year their care factor was low still so we thought we’d take advantage of that. They got a handful of gifts from their grandparents and it was really lovely to watch them appreciate everything, rather than being overloaded with stuff. All round it was a great success spending a day with family, eating, drinking, swimming and being merry!
New Years Eve! Woooo or not, when you have small kids I think it’s just another routine night of dinner and breastfeeding, I’ll probably be up at 12 to welcome the new year after waking to baby cries. I’m not overly fond of the party but the feeling of another year passing is a great time to feel nostalgic and reminisce all the goods and bads.
A huge highlight for us this year was moving to Burleigh. One of the best things we’ve done! I’ve been lucky enough to be a stay at home mum and be with my kids everyday to watch them grow and learn. Daisy has been such a joy to watch and Sonny is blowing me away with how grown up he can be.
There were tough times too. I didn’t sleep for about 10 months of the year and Ben went to Hawaii with work this month and it was the worst week being on my own with 2 sick crazy kids! But you get through it and when it comes time to stop and look back I love the feeling of pride and accomplishment I get.
Thankfully I’ve had some beautiful people to share the highs and lows with this year. My amazing group of friends just makes the last 365 days that much more awesome!
So excited for 2015, who knows what it will hold but I’m excited to just get on with it with my family right by my side <3
Here’s some recent pictures and highlights of the year for us
This is a bit of a late post but better late than never.
Daisy Wilde is now one. I didn’t think I’d have felt so emotional about the whole thing but turns out she’s definitely the owner of a huge soft spot in my heart.
This whole 2 kids business is an amazing, huge job that I never imagined myself doing but absolutely love. Daisy has brought me so much joy and shown me an amount of love I didn’t even know I was capable of feeling. I already loved Sonny so much so how on earth was there more in there for her? It just blows me away. She is a girl, she already loves a lot of girly things, which initially freaked me out but as I grow with her I find myself just embracing anything that makes her happy. She absolutely loves people and always has a smile ready.
The sad love story of her and Sonny continues; she worships the ground he walks on, he doesn’t have the time for her. Slowly but surely as she grows their relationship does too. Plus she can defend herself now so look out Sonny I’m sure there’s some payback in store.
Life is beautiful and she is beautiful. I’m so grateful to have her and everything she brings to the earth.
My little Daisy Wilde, Happy Birthday <3
Sonny taking to toilet training like a champ! He always surprises me when it’s time for the next big change in his life. We’re nappy free at all awake time now and there’s been minimal accidents and huge success
Having a home I love to be in and have people over to. This move has been so great for us, the location, the extra room and backyard, I could not ask for more
Daisy is almost one and we’ve had an amazing happy and mostly healthy year. She’s such an amazing light in our lives, I could write about her for hours
Ben providing for our family so I can enjoy this special time with the kids and not feel pressured back into work or time away from them. There are crappy days when I am jealous that Ben gets to be around adults but I’ll never have this time back with my babies
Our parents (the kids grandparents) for all being so involved and helpful. I can’t imagine doing this without them. The kids adore them and they are always there to lend a hand
My friends keep me sane. I have a lovely mix of amazing people in my life, some mothers, some from before I had children. I think I would go crazy without them. They all have such special qualities and they care for my family and I so much I know they would do anything for us, and visa versa
Lets also not forget COFFEE
Quick, easy and few ingredients are music to my ears when it comes to trying to cook something new. I thought I’d share a dish i’ve been making lately that is all of those things! I noticed an awesome looking salad at one of my favourite local cafes and thought I’d give it a go myself with my own spin. Great as a side salad or main and packed with good food for the kiddies to eat and take as a school lunch :) Feeds 2 adults and 2 kids in our home. Add extra and mix it up to make it your own!
1x pack of 180g halloumi
2x tin of lentils
1x tin cannellini beans or chickpeas
1x punnet of cherry tomatoes
Half a red onion
Half a lemon
Salt and Pepper
Rinse and drain lentils, cannellini beans, spinach and rocket
Cut into strips and fry halloumi in butter or nuttlex
Cut tomatoes into quarters
Finely dice onion
Chunky dice the avos
Mix all together in a salad bowl and season with lemon and salt and pepper
It’s also become really easy to buy organic halloumi, lentils and beans. For a vegan option replace the halloumi for marinated tofu.
Deciding to have 2 kids was an exciting and scary decision. I struggled to understand how I was going to survive with one more to look after. How on earth will I do the shopping? Who goes in the car first? How will I cook or clean or give them both the attention they need? It felt like life was about to become a lot more stressful!
But to my surprise I have found myself in a very different situation than the chaotic one I had created in my mind. Having 2 kids has some how chilled me out. I’m confused as to why, maybe it’s knowing that I don’t need to control every situation that’s happening with my kids, or the fact that Sonny’s getting older and Daisy is becoming more independent. Don’t get me wrong my kids can be wild and chaotic, like 2 little cyclones roaring through everything in their path. I just find myself feeling really calm about everything and dealing with frustrating moments so much better. Just enjoying my time with them, rather than stressing over silly little things. Of course there are stressful days but nowhere near what I thought these 2 little beings would bring me.
The fact that Daisy and I are both now sleeping more has helped be more patient. Maybe I just got lucky because I know not everyone finds motherhood as enjoyable or stress free and with good reason, these little people can raise hell when they want to. I just love it and wish this time would slow down a little because it’s going way to fast!