Now that we are a family of four,
weekends are even more precious. For my husband, it is a chance to spend
time with the kiddos. As for myself, it is wonderful to have an extra pair of
hands and the chance for some time off from the nappy/ feeding/
answering 3.4 million questions before 9am. Even though I am out and about during the week, I do get a bit of a hankering for wide, open spaces as life with a newborn requires a bit of time indoors.
Now the the weather has started to warm up, we have been exploring our local bush. Pre-kids we would have chucked the dog in the car and headed down south but that is far too much of a mission at the moment so local "wild" areas are our preference. It is nice to discover some new places so close to home.
Miss S requirements for our family adventure included flowers, rocks to climb and a swim. We headed to Walyunga National Park located in the Perth foothills. The wild flowers were glorious, lots of rock pools and plenty of fresh air for mama to breathe in.
My crappy Iphone photos don't do the area much justice but it was breathtakingly beautiful. There were a range of walks available. We did a six kilometre one easily with our three year old. Our baby boy Arlo is not liking the Ergo at the moment so we took the pram friendly trail.
Hope you are enjoying the change of seasons too wherever you are in the world.
Mmmmm, it has been a while. Got some study completed, work contract started and finished, best friend had a baby after 7 years of trying (huge hooray!) and dealing with the emergence of a will of steel in my darling two year old daughter...life has been busy. Most exciting news (for mr k and I at least) is that I'm knocked up again.
We are feeling very blessed...and I'm also feeling somewhat squeamish and unbelievably tired. It is still early days but I've never subscribed to the make it to 12 weeks then tell all...no way I could keep a secret for that long.
I hope to write a little more on this blog...we'll see how I go. I have enjoyed looking back and seeing the small snippets that I wrote and remembering where I was when I wrote them. I've been reading a few posts around blogland about people questioning why they blog. Although I am more of a "note taker" than a blogger, I just love reading how other people perceive the world, whether it be reflections on their outfits, their friendships, their flaws, their loves, their last home cooked meal...I love it all... suppose I am a bit of a nosy parker. I like seeing/ reading what makes people tick.
Although most of my photos on here are from an ancient Iphone, I hope to share more of my photos from my "big camera". My original degree was in Film & Photography and there is nothing like your own progeny to revitalize that interest in capturing the small details around you. I have some little photos projects planned...maybe they come to fruition on the blog.
Hope this is not one of those posts where the author pops in with good intentions only to not log in again for another six months!! See you soon I hope xxx
We love our friends. We've been blessed to enter our 30s with some gorgeous mates. I must say though, friends with children of a certain age, are particularly sought out at the moment!
miss s LOVES older kids. Give her a five year old and she will happily forsake her parents to play with and be bossed around by a little gang of kids.
This Summer has been lovely to have a tiny bit of personal space back. Instead of miss s on my lap or nursing, she has been off playing with other kids. It is lovely to be able to be a part of the conversation at the party/ dinner table again. Somewhat bittersweet though, how quickly do our kids grow up?