Tuesday, August 30, 2011

gratitude and art

4yr old girl- 'Mama with her blue veins and twins'

8 yr old boy- crayon and water colours

4 yr old girl- learning to write
It has been a while since I posted some of the children's drawings and sorting through some paper piles the other day I came across these and they made me smile. I will never tire of my kids bits of paper and their art.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

weekends are for

moments of grace
where mama makes favourites
kids gather around happily
mama smiles at the wonder of them, all four

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

a bit of now

~ a few weeks ago we got the news that not just one little bun in this oven but two. It has taken me some  t i m e to adjust to this news and to be honest am still adjusting but I have four more months to get used to the idea and then the reality will hit us all.
~ taking one day at a time and some days one moment at a time.
~ ice-cream in the middle of the day, ice-cream for dinner, after dinner and pretty much any time...
 ~ bed usually by eight sometimes earlier
~ the bath is getting a lot of use, usually with lavender added
~ looking forward to a week away with the family to rest and have some good family fun

Friday, August 5, 2011

spiky and cute

We found (more correctly the dogs found), this lovely but very shy Echidna on our property recently and spent the whole afternoon patiently waiting for it to unfurl so we could get a look at its cuter side. After a long wait and some words between siblings everyone except Zach decided to give up or be called back when something more exciting occured. Watching Zach sitting there by himself in the cold waiting reminded me so much of myself and my love for animals when I was younger.

A while later I spotted him with the proudest and amazed look on his face as his gently tried to carry his new friend to a spot nearer to the house so that 'Daddy could see him when he gets home'. Daddy wasn't going to be home for another few days but boys can hope.

Monday, August 1, 2011


There's distance in the air and I cannot make it leave
i wave my arms' round about me and blow with all my might
I cannot sense you close, though I know you're always here
 But the comfort of you near is what i long for

When I can't feel you, I have learned to reach out just the same
When I can't hear you, I know you still hear everyword I pray
And i want you more than i want to live another day
And as I wait for you maybe I'm made more faithful

All the folly of the past, though I know it is undone
i still feel the guilty one, still trying to make it right
So i whisper soft your name, let it roll around my tongue,
knowing you're the only one who knows me
You know me

Show me how I should live this
Show me where I should walk
I count this world as loss to me
You are all I want
You are all I want

(faithful by Brooke Fraser)