Motherhood
Goofing around 
Goofing around 

These two are so much closer these days, it makes my heart smile. Nothing Cheers me more than seeing them love each other, making jokes, goofing around and giving in to one another…  Most of the time anyway!

Togetherness 
Togetherness 

so we may not have had a very good week or so what with mycoplasma making its rounds.. but you know what, at least we got to spend some quality time together before the next week rolls in. I felt very present this weekend – and that is most important to me these days.

Pretend
Pretend

Our 4yo has such a little healthy imagination :) Here she is having a doll house picnic using the blanket if her doll’s bed. So cute.

First thing
First thing

I got on the mat first this morning for a fresh start to the year. But everyone wanted to join me! Both kids got on and followed the video and the I even had the doggies on the mat at one point. Needless to say, it was not as productive as it should have been. 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose…. Definitely not the Singapore experience of Christmas but you know what? We do have a pretty unique one still. Every year in December, the torrential rain comes and batters the streets. Some may not like it but I absolutely love it! We get more »

What a different a year makes 
What a different a year makes 

Time has really flown by this year. I can’t believe it’s time to think about resolutions again! The one thing I will say is more than ever, I love being a mom. It is the one thing that is on my mind each and every day. And it truly is a blessing. 

She bikes. She bikes. 
She bikes. She bikes. 

12.12.15. The day our first little one – my little bug – took off on first wheels like a little champ. She’s wanted to ride for awhile now but never stuck at it long enough to really go.  This Saturday afternoon was a gloomy and wet one, and I fell asleep myself whilst trying to more »

By the Sea
By the Sea

We’ve been making more of an effort recently to spend time as a family – that’s right, with the Longbottoms too. So we did a picnic by the beach which was honestly the nicest family activity we’ve ever done together! The doggies got to run, Rosco swam his little otter legs out, Sally tempura-ed in more »

Picture post on a Monday 
Picture post on a Monday 
Our journey by Lightedpixels
Our journey by Lightedpixels

Over the years, we’ve been very fortunate to have friends who have watched us grow and who have supported our journey. But one friend has actually documented that process in a beautiful way that we’ll never forget. What makes me even happier is that no matter how old we get, the little ones will always more »

Conversations in the car
Conversations in the car

Naomi is telling us about a fantasy that her friend Genevieve has. Me: Do you know what Mummy’s fantasy is, Nae? Nae: (curiously) What, Mummy? Me: (totally embellishing) My fantasy is that Daddy takes me on an amazing date with lots of flowers and presents and that he tells me I am the most amazing more »

My little bedfellows
My little bedfellows

Every now and again I find myself struggling to stay in bed. These little monsters crawl in and hog the entire thing, and poor Hubba and I are literally hanging off the side all night.   But who can resist these faces?

Back
Back

Alright blog, so here I am. How long has it been, you ask? So long I can’t even recall when I surfed by my own site. That ain’t good. Uh uh.

Time is whizzing by

Do you find that as each year passes, life starts to pass you by even quicker than it did previously? These days, the days and months just fly by. It felt like just the other day I was talking to E about our planning meeting and just like that, it’s over. How is it almost more »

Charlotte’s 1st Year
Charlotte's 1st Year

  I’ve always intended to put one of these together for Charly but life does sweep you away sometimes. So thanks to a kind reminder from my Mum and a few here and there from my Dad, I’ve gotten my act together and done a one year video compilation – similar to the one I more »

My Little Dollies
My Little Dollies

This morning, Charly pointed at her sister's lap and made some 'I want to sit there' noises. Being the great big sister that she is, Nae obliged and crossed her legs so her little sister could nestle into her lap. This was a shot I snapped shortly after she'd parked her little chubby bottom down more »

The Fangtastic Sisters
The Fangtastic Sisters

My girls have really been keeping me sane – It has been such a blessing spending time with them and watching them grow into the inseparable pair that they are. Just over the weekend, I turned back to look at them in the car whilst Hubba was driving and I found them holding hands. It more »

The Apology
The Apology

Sometime about six days ago, Naomi officially turned two-and-a-half. I realise it’s been awhile since I’ve written about her – Well, more like I haven’t written anything at all in awhile. I’ve even been told I am ‘piss poor at updating (your) blog’! (That made me laugh.) But something happened yesterday and I just have more »

A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach

It really has been awhile since my last post – There just hasn’t been much time to sit and reflect, which isn’t very good when you think about it that way. One should always find time to reflect on any blessings you may have in your life as it really sets the tone for your more »

My Tiny Travellers
My Tiny Travellers

The countdown to going back to work has begun – So when Dad said the folks were going to Hong Kong to visit some of our relatives and asked if I might consider taking the girls along, I thought “Why not?”. I can’t imagine when I’d have the time again once I get back to more »

Bonding by Bobbing
Bonding by Bobbing

Spending some time together bobbing up and down in a pool is a priceless moment. Everytime. (Photo a day inspired by Chermaine)

Quantifying Things @ 26 months
Quantifying Things @ 26 months

At 26 months and 8 days, Naomi is a huge chatterbox. I don’t have much basis for comparison where kids and speech are concerned, but the things she’s saying these days are completely blowing my mind. What intrigues me is she is now starting to quantify some of her statements, so not only is she more »

Matchy Matchy
Matchy Matchy

When Naomi was about 8 months old, I chopped my hair off and went the Pixie route. It wasn’t a glamorous decision at all – In fact, it was because I lost so much hair and was balding in certain areas! It was a really good cut for a new mum as I really didn’t more »

Adjusting To Sisterhood
Adjusting To Sisterhood

I’ve been wanting to write about Naomi and how she’s been adjusting to having a baby sister for awhile now, mainly because I think it’s been quite a significant milestone for her. For the longest time, I felt like Naomi was suffering from a huge case of the Terrible Twos. She acted up a huge more »

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