Sunday, March 13, 2011

growth spurt

The news from Japan are upsetting and unsettling, so soon after the Christchurch quake, too. Seeing those tsunamis roll in, so powerful and unstoppable. I hope everybody gets all the help they need to rebuild their lives after this!

Meanwhile, oblivious to all this, my little boy is having another growth spurt! He's been feeding almost hourly all day, so I'm taking it fairly easy, drinking fennel tea, and eating oaty biscuits (cowboy cookies)! I have all intentions to get through this project

before the evening though! This guide seems like a good starting point.

Emm is in a good mood today, playing dress up, and making pretend custard in her kitchen for us. And P is home, trying not to do his sprained ankle in again, so it's a laid back day here.

The coming week will be mad, we have Ti's christining planned for saturday, with four house guests arriving on Friday! We've made lots of lists, so the week will be spent running around, preparing, and cooking all the food. For Emm's christening (30 people) we had a hot buffet, which meant my mum and I spending a solid day and a half cooking, and all of the christening day making sure the food was hot on time, and didn't burn, and dishing it out and doing dishes, I hardly talked to anybody until 5pm, and by half six everybody had gone home! This time it will be a cold buffet, so hopefully a little more time to enjoy the day and chat to the guests. I know we could just get caterers, but it's a lot of money, and usually for food that isn't half as nice as what we'd make ourselves.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

things that make me happy this week

finding myself having proper conversations with Emm
chicken gumbo, yum...
seeing Emm eat loads of it, chased with steamed broccoli, and declaring it 'the best dinner ever'
my sleeping babe
having spare energy again! today used to make a batch of cowboy cookies

the lengthening days
feeling warmth from the sun
the spring cleaning urge, even if i don't actually get to do much about it, i can feel it and am full of ideas on how to better use our space, and do tiny little projects, whatever i can get done in 5 minutes...
feeding Ti, with ease, and no pain,
the calm disposition that comes with breastfeeding
the great rack that comes with breastfeeding!
seeing Emm look after Ti
seeing Ti look up at Emm
Pancake Tuesday (even if pancakes are way more often on the menu in this house!)

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