Friday, 5 February 2016
Anyway it is Friday and the start of the long weekend, so I am going to let go of all those thoughts, and feelings, and just go with it. We are hoping to get away to the east coast for a day trip and I can't wait to have a swim in the ocean. It has been a few weeks now and the local 'Y' I swim at is just not the same. I think we might actually make it to local pizza this weekend, and I had a brainwave to build a daybed for our bedroom, to replace the hideous purple couch we have under the window - which is a lovely sun spot. I don't think we will build the daybed but it will be good to sort out a plan!
Thursday, 4 February 2016
pin, so to start a beautiful idea from Playful Learning, Matisse-inspired cut outs with children. So very beautiful and a wonderful way to start to teach children about art. I can remember spending so much time in the art room at school looking at all the art books and feeling inspired by colours (because my brain seems to work that way) and different artists. The Matisse cut outs where definitely something I gravitated towards, that and Rousseau's jungle paintings. I really can't wait to start doing some art and craft with Elroy!
Week 35: More teeth are on their way, the front top two and a few more down the bottom. He has been surprisingly good so far. I also decided that after sleeping with one arm still tucked into his sleeping bag it was time to go fully arms free. He has been fine, although the first few nap times he spent more time trying to pull the teddies through the side of the cot. He now co-sleeps with Rocky (or Bandit the Racoon, as he appears to be called) on a permanent basis, it is very sweet. Oh and he is very clearly saying Dada and Mama now, and still a sort of variation on Jerry, also a lot of nanana and nununa, no idea what that means although it could be food.
Friday, 29 January 2016
I've been back in a bit of a cooking mood lately and earlier this week pickled some zucchini's, made a blueberry tart, lamingtons for Australia Day, and Matt baked his sourdough. This weekend I think I'm going to try these strawberry cupcakes because the strawberries have been so good lately. I also want to try out Local Pizza, but we might wait until the weather picks up and take Elroy for an early dinner.
I'm hoping to get back into blogging again over the next few weeks, now our family commitments are over, and I'm looking forward making the most of February!
A few other things:
Sonya found the best tea towel ever (there's only one left!!)
Totally love all the images on le dans la at the moment
I saw Carol last week with friends, and what struck me most from the whole film was the hair! Strange but true.
These shoes, oh man I want these, but gah to the low dollar and high shipping costs!
I love this home.
Sunday, 17 January 2016
He has also become a bit of a foodie of late, determined to feed himself and loving most things he tries. I am so glad that he enjoys it.
Linking in with Jodi's 52 project
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
30/52: Boxing day. Christmas day was around 35 degrees and we had Elroy in the paddling pool, boxing day it crashed to about 12 and we had him in a beanie. We had a very quiet boxing day, but did go for a bit of a walk in the afternoon to get out of the house, it was windy and cool but rather lovely still. Elroy, when going through a growth spurt, usually adds a couple of extra chins initially, which his hat beautifully accentuates.
31/52: One of my jobs over the break was to sort through all the little baby clothes and put them in vac bags for storage. I came across a little hat that I had knitted but had always been too big for him, naturally it fits him now. He is standing at our wardrobe mirror, with tv remote in hand, chatting away to himself, which he regularly does. He has been standing on his own a lot more lately, not needing something to lean on or pull himself up with, his legs are getting stronger. Maybe he will walk in the next month?
32/52: Elroy and Jerry. Elroy loves Jerry, he crawls up to him and tries to lie back on him and rub his head on Jerry. It is very sweet, in return Jerry tolerates it briefly and then walks off or hides in the corner. Jerry sleeps on the old couch in our bedroom and Elroy always wakes up around 4:30am (not ideal!) so he has his feed in bed with us, and if all goes to plan, drifts off to sleep for another hour or more. Then he wakes and is a ball of energy, we always ask him 'where's Jerry?' and he will look towards the couch, the last few mornings he has actually said 'Jerry' when we say it, although this morning it sounded like Terry. But still it is the sweetest thing ever.
The last few weeks in 2015 were tough, but overall it was the most amazing year, certainly one like no other and it flew by so quickly. I know everyone says that happens with babies but I really didn't anticipate just how true that would be. We learnt a lot about Elroy (he is a very happy and content boy) about ourselves, and about the value of sleep (and yet we are still really bad at going to bed at a reasonable time), oh and the value of listening to your body and going to the doctor (I was diagnosed with Graves disease). I felt sad to say goodbye to 2105, to the opportunity to stay home from work and care for Elroy but I know this year will be just as amazing. We will celebrate a first birthday, so many more achievements and milestones for Elroy, I will return part time to the workforce, and all going to plan commence (and hopefully finish) our house renovations!! I am soooo excited about this one!
Lets hope 2016 is happy and productive!