September Reflection

Our month didn’t start off the best with Scott having fall on his bike, resulting in a broken collar bone and ac joint.  On

the plus side – for him at least – he got a new bike out of it.



Our patient

Our patient

The boys and I spent a large part of last month back in Bendigo on baby watch.  It was lovely to spend so much time with our family and friends.  Normally when we visit we are trying to cram so much into such a small amount of time.  The change in weather was certainly a shock to us all – it’s so cold down here even the trees need extra layers!



There has been a lot of baking this month!  I am currently in LOVE with Nigella Lawson’s ‘How to be a Domestic Goddess’ – thinking of making her Chocolate Marsala cake today..  Liam is always trying to muscle in and try whatever we are eating.  It’s hard to resist when he uses his manners and smiles so sweetly at you – he was not impressed last night when this effort didn’t pay off….

I'd really like some Mum!!

I’d really like some Mum!!

As we’re kind of on holidays, I’ve been taking the boys on a few outings and Liam has loved exploring new places and having new experiences.

Clay play at the Bendigo Pottery

Clay play at the Bendigo Pottery

Highlights of our month were:

* Spending time with my sister in lead up to her bubs arrival

* Tiffany reaching 37 weeks and officially being ‘full term’

* Liam chattering away, and finally mastering the use of ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.  Please is such a nicer alternative to ‘more’ and finger pointing.  Now if only he could learn to pronounce the ‘T’ in truck as it can sound like something else sometimes….

* Aiden is starting to put on more weight and now weighs 4.5kg!

* Completing another month of FatMumSlim’s Photo a Day challenge – who is going to join me for October?

One of my favourite photos from September's challenge - prompt is 'space'

One of my favourite photos from September’s challenge – prompt is ‘space’

The ‘lowlight’ of the month has certainly being away from Scott for the past two weeks.  We have all missed him, especially when both of the boys have wanted cuddles during the night.  He is coming down later this week to help me take the boys home.

We've all missed Daddy x

We’ve all missed Daddy x

I hope everyone has had a great month xx

The week that was….

Well week 2 of baby watch has concluded with STILL NO BABY!  The positive news is that although she is now in hospital until bub arrives, Tiff is now officially full term (a milestone I seem to fall short of!)

37 + 1 week belly!

37 + 1 week belly!

Last Sunday Tiff and I took the boys to Echuca for the morning.  It bought back a lot of memories, we used to spend EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND their as kids visiting our grandparents.  I was planning to take Liam on a paddle steamer ride, but decided an hour long cruise was just TOO long for an on the go toddler.  Instead we went on a horse and carriage ride which he LOVED….

Liam loved our carriage ride

Liam loved our carriage ride

We also went back to Little People’s Art and did some more painting.  Liam chose to paint a Lion this time (when I say chose I was showing him what he could paint and he roared when I said Lion), although he got distracted playing with the trains and I ended up painting most of it, he added the final touches to our masterpiece!


Liam is being very affectionate to his little brother at the moment – he can sometimes be a little too enthusiastic though…

Cuddles x

Cuddles x


Love x

Love x

We’ve had a lovely time catching up with friends this week.  I’m very lucky to have a great group of friends, some of which I’ve known for 20 + years and although we haven’t seen each other since we were last home 10 months ago, when we catch up it’s like no time has passed.  Catching up with everyone is also a great excuse to have a lot of coffee dates!

Mmmm Coffee...

Mmmm Coffee…


On Friday Aiden was Four Months old!  Our little man has come so far, doubling his birthweight already and really interacting with us now.  Luckily I packed the Milestone Cards from Little me Little you.  I love them and just wish I had discovered them earlier and could have used them for Liam as well.

Four Months old

Four Months old

I’m pleased to say I’ve completed my 3/4 year resolutions this week.  This morning I was able to run 2.8km before I had to stop in case I passed out.  Super excited about this achievement, as I’ve never been much of a runner.  My goal is to be able to run the 5k Mothers Day Classic next year.

It’s been over 9 years since I moved to Queensland and i think I’d forgotten how seriously Victorians take their football. Aiden and I went into the shops earlier this afternoon and it was like a ghost town with everyone watching the footy. There were even a heap of stores that had closed early so their staff could watch the footy.


I hope you have all had a great week xx