Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pa Got Married

It was an engagement party turned surprise wedding. We were in on the surprise though. Bridal was the theme and the ladies were requested to wear their own wedding dress or one from the op-shop which is what I wish I had done. I wore my wedding dress and I will never wear it again, for an expensive dress it really has not held up well at all. The boning came out in several places and it poked me painfully until I had to change or be miserable the whole night. So I'm hoping Angel Gowns Australia might be able to make use of it. They cut up wedding dresses and use them to make tiny gowns for prem babies who, as they say, gain their angel wings.

It was wonderful to see Pa (Ian's Dad) so happy and celebrate with him and Ann. They are both in their 60's but they first dated when Ann was 16! It was also wonderful for Ian and I to have our first full night together sans children since Charlie was born. Grandma picked them up from the wedding and delivered them back to us Sunday morning. We slept in our tent in the rain, it was nice and cozy. Grandma said it all went fine :) It's nice to know Ian and I can go away for a night now. Just one night though as I am still breast feeding. But still, a night!!

Oh, and I got eyelash extensions. I love them. Though my natural lashes are not good apparently. They would break off/fall out with out any provocation from the beautician. I am booked in for refills so we'll see if my lashes are any healthier by then. I have started taking MSM and hope that will help. I'm really not good at taking vitamins and have let myself get a little run down I think. Or I just have crappy lashes! Anyway, Ian thinks it makes me look like I'm wearing mascara all the time, and he doesn't love it. So if I can or I can't keep them it doesn't matter, they make me feel pretty though.

Anyway, I hope you are all well!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

I rang my Mum for Mother's Day this morning. She was telling me how my sister in law asked her what she would like for Mother's Day and her answer was 'nothing' and then 'if you have to get me something, buy me some flowers and look after them for me' I said, 'well I got you the perfect gift...' nothing, that's what I got my Mum for Mother's Day. What I could have done was update this blog, she likes that.

I've had a wonderful Mother's Day, Charlie is three so I've had a couple of Mother's Days but this is the first one that I've loved and felt special (thanks Ian for your effort today!). I came across this idea for a Mother's Day journal* instead of a card and it worked wonderfully. Ian traced the kids hands and drew a few things Charlie wanted, a lizard and a box, Mia says puss so I got a cat as well. I loved it, and Charlie did too, I think he could tell that I really did cherish it.

I even had some time at home alone while Ian took the day off from renovating and took the kids to the park. I thought I might do some sewing, but I enjoyed cleaning out a draw instead. That's where I found this photo of me holding my first niece at my Mum's 50th birthday party. I was 25, almost 26. My Mum is a Dragon in the Chinese Horoscope and she had me when she was 24, which makes me a Dragon too, and I had Mia when I was 36 also making her a Dragon. So there is a line of female dragons running through my family!

Mummy moments I want to remember from right now... Charlie asks me to count 'three honeysuckles' when he wants to hide and be found, I think it comes from the cartoon of Guess How Much I Love You. Mia has just learnt to so 'No' and it is pretty much the cutest thing ever when she gets her little pointer finger pointing and purses her lips and squeaks out nnnnnnoo dragging on the n.

I hope all you Mothers felt the love today. I love you Mum, you are the best xxx


ps. I loved having short hair. Anybody else out there keep their hair long for their husbands??

* via Like Mother Like Daughter (for a non-Catholic I seem to read a lot of Catholic Mothers blogs, I think I must be impressed with the job they do of raising so many children!)