Morning time plans

Monday, April 30, 2012

meal times

Check out the funky red high chairs we bought at the weekend.
I am both thrilled and terrified that this will be my view for lunch for the next 14 years or so.....that's a lot of food!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

These 'cakes' were made completely spontaneously by the girls during a playdoh session.  I stopped to take pictures to send, and quick changed to movies when I heard the singing.

I love you Mum.  Days like today I would love to be closer.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's been a long time since I wrote anything.

We have been doing a bit is this and a bit of that, a bit of getting older(someone would say old!) and a bit of throwing up (that's just the children!), a bit of going away for the first time ever (and that was just me and the boys!) and a bit of a special Daddy day for the girls.

Last monday we went up to the library.
This jumbo girl is my Hopie looking very grown up walking up there. Heidi as always is running on ahead.... We have just crossed the road opposite our house in this pic and the library is the flat roofed building in the centre so you can see that it's not too far.
 I was in super Mum mode so I took a picnic lunch so that we could try and enjoy our walk home, and my girls were amazing, they ran and galloped and hopped all the way home.

Phinn enjoyed his lunch and the view......and yes there is glass between him and a swim.

BUT, that afternoon everything changed.  The girls had flu which continued on and off  in various forms (!)till this Monday.  Poor darlings.  The first day saw me running up and down the stairs loading the washing machine hanging out new bedding and mopping brows.

I rang her to say thank you, but I'll say it here too.  Thank you Mum for all the times that you changed the sheets, and cleaned the carpet and washed my head.  It is exhausting. 

This week the weather has been gorgeous, there has been lots of good drying weather and the boys have been out with us enjoying the breeze and watching the laundry dry. I love laundry on the line, and that it is so pretty when you have little people and some of them are little girls who love flowers and pink.  All of Heidi's bedding was on the line yesterday. White and pink roses everywhere, Hope has a matching sheet for her cot, with all the white wood they look great. 

These boys love to eat....and there is one calling now.  Had planned a longer post but will endeavor to keep up with blogging. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Going through my head this Good Friday.

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev'ry bitter thought,
Ev'ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

The Power of the Cross
Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

a few months back,  cute hey?
It took about 6 months but it finally happened.

Phinn is back to being bigger than Hosea.
The boys were weighed today when they had their 6 month jabs and Phinn was 15lb and Hosea 14lb12oz.

This eating thing is certainly making a difference. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

 We had so much fun today creating these master pieces........
 they're so pretty I couldn't decide which pics to upload, so I put almost all of them on.  Doesn't the blue one look like Mr Bump?
 The girls thought it was fun colouring with crayon and then choosing which colour dye to put them in.  We quickly moved the pots of dye away from Hope, she was having too much fun moving them around!
 The one that looks white is pink I think!

Now all I need to do it think of a zillion ways to serve hard boiled eggs.  Am thinking there will be a lot of sandwiches in the next few days :)