Sunday, May 30, 2010
Delilah will sit for ages at the kitchen table playing with play dough. We have quite a collection of it through gifts and car boot sale purchases (bargain $1 never been used sets!). She loves it... and will spend quite some time making snakes and balls as well as facial appendages ("Eyebrows for you Mummy!") as well as the less encouraged doggy poos. My only problem with the play dough is her addiction to it in an oral sense, after the tenth time of "Stop eating it Delilah!" it usually gets packed away for another day.
Mackenzie however, loves the "Jolly Jumper". She would jump for hours on end if I let her. Delilah never really got the hang of it, it was more of a jolly dangle for her, but Miss M springs from flattened feet into the air as high as she can go over and over again, squealing with delight and really it puts a smile on my face, like nothing else, to see her enjoying it so much:)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Jessie will probably be cross with me for this picture lol! I love it though, it shows intense concentration and care for what she is doing.... despite the fact I had been considering taking to Miss D's mullet with a pair of kitchen scissors:) We finished of a lovely day with a big hot bowl of Potato, Leek and bacon soup from Donna Hay Modern Classics 1 and warm banana bread from Marie Claire Kitchen.
I've been feeling a little flat today. We have been really busy lately and I haven't had a moment just to stop and sit really. Right now I have two little ones taking a very rare tandem nap and I am enjoying a few moments of quiet to myself. These moments are few and far between lately... but I probably wouldn't have it any other way:)
Monday, May 24, 2010
I was sitting in bed feeding Miss M this morning at 5.45 when the was the unmistakable sound of Miss D waking up (read: a couple of yells) followed by several loud crashes...Luke and I exchanged a look which clearly said "Oh crap here we go! Wait for the crying!", only to find she appeared at our door moments later carrying the mountain of Ted, her pillow and her blanket. Needless to say I never got back to sleep, even after Mackenzie was safely back asleep in her cot and Delilah was tucked in in between us because I couldn't stop laughing. I think she must take after me......
Friday, May 21, 2010
I was a little distracted on the computer just before dinner the other night. I was trying to get out some e-mails concerning Verri Charmed sales. Delilah was behind me on the couch scratching my back in a quite pleasant fashion with what I thought was a fork.... nope, it turned out to be a biro, she was actually doing a very detailed drawing... doh!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
"...I'm not a hero, I'm just a girl who believed in her dream."
How awesome. I must admit I have rolled my eyes several times when hearing media coverage of Jessica Watson's plight. However, it really hit me this morning just how amazing this girl really is, I can't even fathom the courage she has shown in the pursuit of her dream. As a mother I can only hope that my girls grow up believing in themselves in the same way this girl has done.... though I can probably do with out them circum-navigating the globe in a little sail boat at age 16 because I may have a heart attack!
Friday, May 14, 2010
I am so happy with the result! I hope others like them too:)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
On the menu for this evening we had home cooked pureed pears... oh so tasty lol! The result was this:
Absolutely loved it! she ate at least a tablespoon worth before getting a bit over excited and grabbing my spoon hand and shoving it a bit too far into her mouth... she was a little more subdued after that lol!
It will be interesting to see if it makes any difference to Mackenzie's sleep tonight... but it was the first night for a while that she stopped short of completely draining me of milk and then crying for more! I do love introducing my babies to new food, however it is a little bitter sweet when you are no longer your bubba's sole source of food. Oh well, I guess we've jumped head first onto that food testing rollercoaster for a second time:)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Excellent recipe... very excellent cake:)
We shared this cake with my Mum and Luke's mum this morning, relaxing on a beautiful day in our backyard, while Miss M slept and Miss D ran around the yard finding rocks to give as presents:)
This morning began with a rendition of "Happy Birthday To You!" From Delilah. Luke had told her to come and say happy Mother's Day to me, and that was her interpretation I guess! I decided to forgo my Present for my photo shoot the previous week and a delightful 2nd Anniversary/Mother's Day dinner at Windy Point with the "Cronies" last night, so I was suprised to find a small gift waiting for me amongst Miss M's nappies when I went to change her, a Copy of "Flashdance"... yep aparently my girls have already cottoned on to my love of dance movies;)
Next came with the affore mentioned morning tea with the Mums. Then Lilah and Mackenzie had a nap and Luke and I managed a small rest ourselves. When both the girls were up we got out the pram and set off for a walk to Jetty Rd, Brighton, along the Esplanade on a mission for hot chips to take to the park. It was a beautiful walk, the day was just so mild for May and the water was so calm, there were so many families about... even some brave (read: crazy) people were swimming! Delilah and I had a great time running around the park, taking it in turns to catch one another while Luke and Miss M chilled on the grass.
We have just finished of the day with a hot bowl of Tomato and Basil soup, my own soon-not-to-be-so-secret-recipe:
- 2Kg Tomatoes diced
- 2L Vegetable stock
- 4 Red onions diced
- 1 cup Red lentils
- 2Tbs Butter
- 2Tsp minced garlic
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic, cook till transparent. Add lentils and tomato and cook for a minute. Add stock and basil to taste. Bring to boil and then simmer until the tomato is tender. Blend until smooth. Serve with fresh basil leaves and cream to taste. Makes heaps!
Very tasty if I do say so myself and Delilah LOVED it!
It has been a really nice day, though I can't believe that it is already my third Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Right now... Mackenzie loves "flying". I hold her up above my head and she giggles.
Right now... Delilah is attached to her Ted, pillow, cot blanket and the quilt Tatum made for her 2nd birthday. When she gets up in the morning, at rest time and bedtime she MUST have "po, Ted, banket and big banket".
Right now.... Miss M loves to make eyes at her Daddy. She will stare at Luke until he looks at her and then she will grin and turn her head coyly to the side.
Right now... my girls adore one another, their Daddy and myself.
Right now... is a good place to be:)
Monday, May 3, 2010
This morning she wanted to play with her puzzles, but I told her she had to pick up her tea set and put it away first, thinking that I would have to do it for her.... but no, as soon as the words left my mouth she was running around collecting up the tea set and putting it away... amazing.
This afternoon we were reading stories... Mackenzie had gotten a bit sick of this so I had put her down on the floor to roll around... she was making quite a bit of noise, so Delilah grabbed her own precious Ted and wedged him in next to Mackenzie saying "Here Kenzie, play with Ted".
While Mackenzie was having a nap earlier Delilah and I spent about 45mins in the backyard. She found a frisby and made me stand back so she could throw it to me ("no Mummy, get back!"), I watched at my allocated distance for about 10mins while she tried to throw it, yelling "Oops!" everytime she threw it and it landed in a less than desired spot (read: everytime she threw it!).
She also spent a little bit of time looking at the books by herself while I was feeding Miss M. She had "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and was turning the pages saying things like "Friday, five Oranges" and " Monday, apples!" She made me giggle when she turned to the last page and yelled "A Caterpillar!". Lol as anyone who has ever read the book will know that on the last page the caterpillar has turned into a butterfly!
Delilah's language skills increase every day it absolutely amazes me. I can't believe I created these little Beings... and now watching them develope and grow constantly blows my mind.
Saturday, May 1, 2010