Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Elroy at 14 months. He is busy, busy and just doesn't stop or stay still. He's been sick this week, teething and suffering from a virus. It's been tiring for all of us. We are also in the middle of switching out routines and I don't know where we are at. The change of routine means more awake hours and time to fill, and I'm starting to think about some more semi-structured activities for him. He has done some finger painting at daycare (very proud and slightly teary moment for me when I saw his work and the photos of him working on it) so perhaps some of that? I think I'll have to google some ideas!
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Cooking: blah blah, I'm in such a funk with food and cooking.
Reading: I borrowed Patti Smith's M Train from my mum, but to be honest, I'm really reading Paddington and the Knickerbocker Rainbow (an oldie from when I was a child) and The Tiger Who Came to Tea (on very high rotation).
Listening to: A Moon Shaped Pool. I need more time with it. It is an album that I need to listen to in solitude to get to understand better, and I don't get a whole lot of time for that. I think perhaps it is very beautiful. Also I am looking forward to listening to the new Paul Dempsey, and I rather like a few of Olympia's tracks from her new album. I saw she will be playing at Dark Mofo, so I might check it out.
Needing: a hair cut so bad, thank goodness I have an appointment this week.
Thinking: we need to book a family trip away for a weekend somewhere in Tasmania. The problem is we want to take Jerry and that makes finding a place a bit more challenging....or perhaps we are just lazy.
Wanting: to get a few jobs done at home, paint our brick fireplace white, clean the windows, make a daybed, organise more things away from climbing babies.
Enjoying: the fact that the days are still so warm, it's been a bit strange but so good.
Watching: I watched outlander season one... yep, I went there. Also I do like James Cordon's carpool karaoke for a bit of a laugh.
Buying: trying to be good, but I'm never great at that (see previous post re castle cushion).
Anticipating: another change in our week as I add another work day in a few weeks time. It has been difficult from a work perspective only having the two days, but I feel very sad to lose the day with Elroy.
Feeling: quietly optimistic about a builder I met with the other week. We have all our approvals, now we just need a builder, which has proven to be very difficult as they are all so busy right now.
Monday, 9 May 2016
Oh baby boy, you are growing so fast. Elroy is really enjoying being outside and exploring the garden, helping out with chores like raking leaves. Our garden is not exactly baby friendly, being a sloping block, but it hasn't deterred him one bit, he happily spent several afternoons this week clambering up over wooden terraces and rocky paths. He had his first scrape, grazing his little thumb on the concrete but he is tough and shakes it off.
The other very cute thing this week is learning to point to his tummy when asked where it is and calling it his 'mee-ummny umny' I really have to try and get a video of that.
Friday, 6 May 2016
I'm looking forward to the weekend, mother's day is one of my favourite days, and I've been menu planning for the lunch I make for my mum every year. So far I'm thinking little passionfruit curd meringue tarts, berry butterfly cakes, chicken sandwiches (with home made bread) and some other savoury option. Let's see how much time I actually get to do it all! I think we might go for breakfast tomorrow morning, pick up some flowers from the market, and we might watch the last episode of Master of None (the second last episode was so so good, it will be sad when it is finished), get a good walk in and play some records (Matt gave me Gorillaz for my birthday and it needs a loud spin!).
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Also the grey walls in this shot, I'm so taken with it right now and I'm thinking it will go in our new kitchen.