Saturday, September 1, 2012

Father's Day or Irish terriers are awesome with toddlers

Mr k doesn't read my blog unless I direct him to so I'm not concerned with him seeing this image before Father's Day on Sunday.  Celebrations are big deal in this casa. There are many referrals to the special event for at least a week before hand. We usually have a special breakfast or dinner, home made cards and aim to have as a relaxing day as possible. 

I always enjoyed birthdays and celebrations but since meeting mr k, my expectations have been taken to a new level. I have known him to take the day off on his birthday and think nothing of this. This from a man who didn't take a sick day in eight years (other than his birthday!). 

As miss s was born in Summer, we celebrated Mother's Day first. Mr k set a high standard. There were flowers, photo enlargements, a special lunch and a lovely home made card. 

I'm not so good with stuff like that.  To give you an idea, I forgot our wedding anniversary the first four years of our marriage.  

This year however I am pretty pleased with myself.  I have made a card. Miss S and I have painted a little canvas together for mr k. I even finished the plans for the garden (hence the theme of the garden photo - which is to be part of the present presented to mr k)

 Out takes.  I can highly recommend Irish terriers and their patience with toddlers.

I had a doozey of a day. We had a dress up day at music class today. We got dressed in the fairy costume. Took a photo out in the garden.  Realised that the antibiotics that miss s is taking for an ear infection is taking its toll on her tummy and digestion system. Costume change was required. Elmo costume is brought out. Miss s is delighted and lots of cute giggles and "mama, elmo". Miraculously, we arrive on time.  We last 10 minutes before it becomes apparent that we might have another bowel issue on our hands. Sure enough, I realise that a simple nappy change is not going to be enough and after a quick plastic wrapping of the car seat, a short drive home and showers for all, including mama, are required. 

devis purdy house backyard garden

Inspiration for our soon to be started garden
from here

Have a gorgeous weekend my lovelies.

vertical succulent wall art 


  1. Knowing what they say about working with animals and children, I am very impressed with the end result! A gorgeous photo! Happy Father's Day to your mr k! x

  2. Oh no! Hope alls well now and you are all recovering... If it makes you feel any better after having nappy off time for a rash after bath time last night... I turn around for a few seconds to grab the 'bum cream' and bam... Poo EVERYWHERE... And I mean EVERYWHERE...

    1. Oh dear, I can just imagine Sammie. I'm always amazed by how these little tiny beings create so much mess whether it be poo, toys or just general debris.

  3. Oh my, that tray of succulents has totally taken my breath away!
    Thanks for your beautiful words about Cameron, spark. It really meant a lot to me.
    Ronnie xo

  4. Yikes the bowel problems do not sound fun! I wish that garden was mine .... Kellie xx
    PS Hi! I've just popped over here from Raised by Wolffs.

    1. Hi Kellie! I just saw your blog, WOW - so beautiful!!!

  5. I just realised I never commented on this post tsk, tsk! I hope he loved the present, the garden inspiration is beautiful. On the poop front hurrah for that being over!

    1. Thanks Jess! mr k he loved the present, even if all the colours on the little canvas turned to a very unappealing dark blackish purple as miss s really enjoyed mixing all the colours together!

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  7. Beautiful Fathers Day card!
    I bet your hubby loved it.
    Very interested to hear more about Irish terriers as we seriously considering getting a pet.

    Urgh Anitbiotics can create as many problems as they solve! Poo explosions not fun for anyone.

    Love the garden inspiration!!

  8. Third time lucky I hope! I've tried commenting on this blog several times and it seems blogger isn't liking me lately! I'm quite keen to hear more about your dog too since I'm still searching for the right breed for Lily. That poo story is too the beautiful garden too!