Winter coats are my favourite. Kids just look so cute wrapped up in puffy jackets with fir trimmed hoods! I'm on the hunt for a green parka version for Annie and a snowsuit for Adelais - oh my a snowsuit! I am just so excited for how cute that's going to look!
Seriously, this one just pulls the best faces!
Here's the deal. These two are siblings. They are gonna argue like cats and dogs sometimes. "Siblings will be siblings" is not a phrase that I'll be using as an excuse for their behaviour. .
My Mum drilled into each of us "you're each other's biggest fan" and we had to make up instantly. No grudges were held. Kisses and cuddles and then we carry on playing. I'm totally doing the same.
I don't want kids that grow up hating each other because I've just allowed their arguments to continue. I don't want to fuel the fire for not solving issues. My kids will be taught "be each other's biggest fan" with the same ferocity as "eat your greens" cause family is pretty important.
Monday? Let's do this!
I've woken up well - Annie came into my bed, wrapped her arms around me and whispered 'I love you'. She's extra cute when she knows she's doing something cheeky - her groclock was definitely still blue! (If you know, you know). I let it go. The cuddles were too lovely.
It's back to the daiky grind tomorrow and I'll get to spend some time with this one. I'm feeling cuddles in the kitchen, tickle fights and an afternoon nap. I may have to squidge in a round or two of laundry aswell.
How I feel knowing the weekend is almost over!
It's almost winter which means we're trying to get the outside of our house sorted before it's too cold to do anything! We've donned our coats and wellies again and been clearing out the car port. I am so happy! A year living in this house and finally all the trash we've been hoarding has gone! Feeling productive!
Somebody asked me how life was going with 3 kids. I replied, "I'm living the dream". All I've ever wanted is to be a Mom and now I am to 3 amazing kids. Whilst I always want to be real about the parts that are hard, you won't find me mainly complaining because motherhood is an amazing blessing to me - I'm living my dream and I'm not going to take it for granted.
As this one becomes more aware of the world, her character has really started to blossom, and boy is she opinionated! Try to get her to do something she doesn't want to do, go on, I dare you. As a woman I can't help but be proud of her headstrong personality, as a Mother it's a nightmare! 😂😂😂
I love pretending that simply sitting on a tractor makes me farmer ready. Bring on the pigs!
We've been on the farm wrapped up in our winter woollies and wellies! Fully welcoming in Autumn.
🐖🐎🐑🐐🐓 Side note: this hat is 3-6 months. Addie isn't even 3 months old yet and already this hat is too small. What a chunk. Looks like we have another Joel on our hands.
Morning cuddles with this wonder.
Joel's started feeding again. Yep, you read that right. Joel's started breastfeeding as if he was a baby. He's not even 2 yet so fine, I'm not making a big deal of it and Annie did it too when Joel was born, but it's kinda strange eh! Think he only does it because this boy has major FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Hopefully he'll just stop after a week or two like Annie did but who knows - we'll cross that bridge when we get to it!
Joel and I had a 20 minute cuddle this morning.
In our PJ's.
On the kitchen floor.
I chose to stop what I was doing and just enjoy the moment and I'm super glad I did.
It's rest day over here and I'm feeling GREAT! The younger two are still asleep, Daddy is downstairs doing the dishwasher with Annie and I'm enjoying an extra 20 mins in bed. I might be cheeky and get Lee to send up a cuppa! We have NO plans today and it's going to be wonderful! What's everyone else up to today?
This is how luvin' goes down in our family. Poor Addie always getting squished by us. We can't help it though, she's just too darn cute!
Annie saw my tummy stretchmarks today. She asked me what they were and I told her I got them each time I had a baby. She pointed to each one and named them - "this one is Joel, this one is Addie and this one is me!". I'd never viewed them with excitement like that before. I'd never been proud of them before. Today marks the day that they became wonderful reminders of the beautiful children I've managed to grow. As my body changes back (hopefully!) to how it looked before kids, I hope I will still be able to see those faint little marks and be thankful that they are permanent reminders that I was blessed with the ability to make 3 amazing children.
Still in that stage where she just sleeps wherever she goes. Is this creating a false sense of security? Absolutely! 😂😂😂