Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A Trip To the Chocolate Factory // Heidi's 6th Willy Wonka Party

I am SO late getting this post out, its embarrasing! It's over two months since Heidi turned six... but given that I've never failed yet to record a birthday party on this little space, I didn't want to start now!

This was SUCH a fun one, and I might have done a little giggle of delight when Heidi announced she wanted a "Willy Wonka" party!

Sooooooooooooooo much creative license!

Monday, 6 May 2019

Springtime Art //Life Lessons from my Paintpot

We started these little nature journals a couple of years back. They are such little treasure troves for me... memories of explorations and adventures in the great outdoors, and seeing the girls development of craft and skill as little painters. Watercolour is generally our medium of choice, and we're still finding out feet with it, but I love these little books for so many, many reasons!

Friday, 3 May 2019

Little Loves in April

Wow! April was a jam-packed month! We spent a week away in Wales with our church family, enjoyed the sunshiney Easter weekend, celebrated Elias' 2nd birthday and spent many happy hours in the garden. It was so full that its taken me until May 3rd to get this blog post written! It has been full, but so much fun! And we're heading into a new month with lot's of happy memories from the last!!

So here's what we've been up to!

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Me and Mine in April // Gratitude and Growth

This picture this month feels like a bit of a milestone... mainly because there are four children sitting on that gate, and not a baby in sight! (OK, my baby niece was just the other side of the camera, but you catch my drift!)... it really does feel like we are entering a new stage of life now. For eight years I have either been pregnant, or feeding an infant, and suddenly to have four actual children in our family picture seems both madness (where did those two years go?!) and exciting! Its been an intense few years - physically, emotionally, spiritually... parenting four kids 5 and under was relentless, and I dread to think how much landfill we've filled with nappies (hats off to you guys who went cloth... I wish I could start over and go down that route, but given that we're potty training our fourth little person now it hardly seems worth it...)

Friday, 26 April 2019

Lessons from Sigmar // In Memory,,,

He was 65 years old, and after a tragic accident in his twenties which left him paralyzed, spent thirty-five years in a wheelchair and without his short term memory. He spent his days under the eye of carers, never leaving the town he lived in, unless it was for a hospital stay, and needing help with the most everyday tasks. Yet despite all this, his positive impact on those who knew him was enormous.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

My little Narnians!

Since the new year we have been immersed - hook, line and sinker - in The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. I read the infamous "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" as a child, but the others have been uncharted territory for me and it has genuinely been an absolute feast!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Easter Breakfast and Growing Children...

Easter breakfast. Every year it verges on chaotic. Every year there's a lot of crazy excitement over the disbelief that they get to eat chocolate for breakfast. There'll be a spillage or two, jam on Sunday best shirts and the odd bicker... but amidst the reality of life with four small people, this little celebration remains one of the highlights of my year.