Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hello, holidays!

I'm soooooo excited right now - tomorrow we are driving down to LA and meeting up with my girls!!! I've only seen them twice in the past three years and can't wait to finally spend some proper time together! Along with our Disneyland trip, we're also taking our time coming home along the scenic Highway 1 route, then the next couple of weeks will be filled with day trips in the bay area and of course, our Las Vegas weekend before the girls head home.


So, things are going to be quiet around here in the next couple of weeks; I'm taking a little blogging break, a mini holiday... See you on the other side :-)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Currently {26.02.13}

Loving: Being in our new house, unpacked. Having visitors coming less then 2 weeks after moving meant I had to get organised and unpack quickly! We're loving the house and neighbourhood in general already too - it's not huge, but it just feels 'right'. And Mr Oliver is loving having a backyard finally!

Reading: Does the Lonely Planet USA count?

Watching: Well, we finished watching Downton Abbey *sob*. A new season of The Amazing Race has started (and I think we are both a little bummed that it's just not possible for us to go audition in San Francisco in March, if only the Aussie one had been around in our pre-kiddo days - we would've been trying our hardest to go on it!) so we've been watching that and also started The Following. I'm not entirely convinced - I might like my thrillers but this one is a little too gruesome for me.

Creating: I'm embarrassed to admit that although my sewing machine and fabric is all unpacked... I haven't sewn a thing! My stock is running low and I've cut out a bunch of patterns, but unpacking and cleaning our old house has just gotten in the way of actually sitting down at the machine. It'll be getting dusted off when I'm back from holidays!

Thinking about: All your responses to the survey I posted last week - thank you SO much for filling that out! It's been interesting to read and has definitely helped answer a few questions I had floating around in my head.

Making me happy: The fact that it's almost HOLIDAYS!!! I've still got to clean the house, pack a suitcase and do a bunch of other things but just the thought of being on holidays is making me happy! It's also predicted to be 28 degrees (celsius) on Friday in Anaheim - I'm packing shorts! Why is it that warmer weather always makes a holiday feel more... Holidayish???

Looking forward to: Feeling well again. I feel like I've had a cold or flu or something off and on since Thanksgiving and I'm sick of it. I'm tired of sniffling and coughing and this general feeling of fatigue. You know when you can tell your body is just not itself and something is out of whack physically? Well, that's me right now. I've had blood tests which have been normal so can't quite put my finger on why, but I've been starting to make some diet changes to see if that helps (which are going to be difficult to keep up with over the next few weeks, mind you). Here's hoping the end of the flu season means better health in general.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Away from home

Today you can find me here: I'm excited to be guest posting over at at My Traveling Troop!

Feel free to pop over, have a read & say hi to Kristina! Enjoy :-)


Saturday, February 23, 2013

8/52


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Oliver: Inspecting his belly button aka 'bee bo' - the hippo belly button book has become a favourite for this little guy!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Life in the USA: Month 11

It's almost been one whole year since we moved to the USA... Eeeep! Life here feels a lot more familiar nowadays but just like at 1 month3 months6 months and 9 months in, I'm often still reminded that we are in a foreign country...

The good

- The American accent hasn't rubbed off on Mr Oliver. Now, I know he's only 18 months so his talk is still a lot of gibberish. But to hear him say Mummy the other day - my heart was filled with joy! He could definitely do worse then a Cali accent, but still... I want him to have a bit of Aussie :-)

- It feels like you can kinda do what you will with rental properties. I don't mean you can trash them, but it's totally ok to stick a nail in the wall to hang a painting! Coming from Australia (where doing something as horrific as putting a nail in the wall can result in a lifelong black tick against your name), it's a welcome relief. Bye-bye dodgy 3M hangers that I can never seem to remove from the wall successfully...

- My biggest happy about life in the USA, one year in: all the lovely friends we've made! Seriously. I love my friends all over the world, but I haven't felt such a connection to a group of ladies so soon after moving anywhere before. I think being a Mum has been a HUGE help - it not only widens your social network and gives you a way to meet other women when you're not working, but also gives you common ground in those early days of making friends. The people we've met here have been such a huge blessing and I'm so, so very thankful.

The bad

- What do you imagine when you think of California? Sunshine? Clear blue skies? Beautiful beaches? Surfers? Shorts weather year round? Well, all of those things exist but I've come to realise that life is a little different up here in northern California. The beaches are too cold to swim at, even in summer and winter is long, dreary and cold. And when it rains, it pours. I'm well and truly ready for summer!

- Credit card companies send you offers constantly. The amount of junk I get related to this is unbelievable, especially given how hard it used to be to get one in Aus (not to mention Holland, where we could never ever get one because of our visas!). It's no wonder so many people struggle with debt when you're forever being bombarded with these offers.

- This is just not a tea drinking nation. The tea shops are few and far between (I miss you, T2!) and the teabag selection at the supermarket is laughable. Costco doesn't even stock tea in bulk! It's coffee, coffee everywhere :-( I can't get enough of the smell, especially since Mitch started roasting his own coffee at home but how I wish the taste didn't make me so sick!

The hmmmmmmmmm moments

- Words that will be met with a blank look: clucky, cuppa, esky, doggie bag and fortnight. That would translate to: baby fever, cup of tea, icebox, box and bi-weekly!

- 30 is getting closer and closer and yet I STILL keep getting carded when buying wine at the supermarket. Even when I have bags under my eyes, clothes covered in toddler slobber and said child in tow... I'll take it as a compliment. I'm sure the day will come when I wish I was being asked for ID!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Nerves of steel?

Next month I'm doing something that I am super excited about - but it also makes me nervous... I'm leaving my sweet baby boy for the first time! Before my friends go back to Australia, we are making the most of their trip and going on a girls weekend to Las Vegas. No boys. No toddlers. Just us girls, a nice hotel, pretty dresses, shopping, cocktails & perhaps some Cirque du Soleil! I haven't been on a girls weekend since before we moved to the Netherlands; it's been a loooooong time and as excited as I am, I have butterflies when I think about actually being apart from Mr Oliver.

If we lived in Australia, I know this is a hurdle we would've already crossed by now - yep, we'd be making the most of having the grandparents (and Aunties) handy for a weekend away. Given our situation though, we've never actually left Ollie with anyone other then the sitter/friends for a couple of hours and since coming home from hospital, I've never been away from him for more then four hours. Four hours. In one and a half years!!! 

Mitch keeps telling me that I deserve this break, that I need it and I agree. It's been a full on 18 months - we've moved countries, moved houses, made new friends, traveled (literally) around the globe. Tried to figure out this whole parenting gig. I'm not complaining; I wouldn't change it for the world, but it's been exhausting. Particularly in recent months - having a strong willed toddler is proving to be challenging.

Part of me can't wait to not be responsible for anyone for an entire weekend. To not have to worry about naptimes or snack times or wiping bottoms or diffusing a temper tantrum. To be able to walk out the door without having to wrangle small arms into a coat or find missing socks. But at the same time, I'm nervous. I know Oliver is going to be fine - he's a Daddy's boy, he practically ignores me whenever Mitch is around so I know he's going to love having Dadda all to himself for a couple of days. I know Mitch is going to be fine - he's an awesome Dad, he's reasonably organised, he is pretty cool, calm and collected even if he does lose his wallet, phone and/or keys on a regular basis (those two being locked out of the house while I'm away is a worry!).

But me? I'm nervous about how much I'm going to miss my baby boy! Oliver is my whole world. I might moan and whinge about how tiring motherhood is, but my days revolve around him; I love being his Mum. I'm going to miss his sleepy snuggles and tickles and ear to ear grins. I'm sure that once I've said my goodbyes and we're on the plane, I'll be wondering why I ever wrote this post and loving the chance to spend quality time with my good friends. But still - I don't have nerves of steel!


What was your experience the first time you left your little one?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

18...

Another month has passed and Mr Oliver has reached the big 18 months!!! At one and half, our little man...

... thinks every meal is dinner. When it's getting close to breakfast or lunch time, he runs over to the kitchen bench exclaiming din-nah, din-nah, din-nah!

... has three favourite books and doesn't want to read anything else: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book by Justine Clarke and Road Work by Sally Sutton. It's doing my head in, I think these books need to conveniently go missing for awhile!

... has started playing dress ups. He loves wearing my shoes & slippers around the house but also goes into his room and tries on his hats and scarves.

... is starting to use his imagination. Just in the last week, he's started putting his arms out wide and running around the house making plane noises. It's so sweet!

... is obsessed with pouring. He doesn't want to play with any toys in the bath, but will quite happily sit there and pour water between two jugs. He also does the same thing with cheerios and measuring cups in the kitchen - it's amazing what can entertain him sometimes!

... has started quizzing ME on my animal & vehicle noises. Instead of me asking him what noise a cow or truck makes, he will suddenly start shouting either CAR! COW! PLANE! CHICKEN! TRAIN! at me and won't stop til I make the correct noise (he thinks it's just hilarious of course). The tables have been turned indeed.

... thinks that chasing squirrels at the park is funny (Mumma doesn't agree).

... has been fooled into consuming more vegetables by way of 'green' smoothies (lots of fruit blended up with a couple of handfuls of baby spinach). I tell him it's a 'treat' and he skulls the entire thing and walks around saying yum. mmm. yum.

... is getting the hang of Skype. When he wants to talk to Granny, he finds my phone and hands it to me saying Gwanee.

... called me mUmmy for the first time! Not the usual mama, and not Mommy... MUMMY! You have no idea how proud I was to hear that 'u' sound. There is a little bit of Aussie in my third culture kid after all!

It feels like it was only yesterday that I posted this, I have to say it hasn't been the easiest month since. We ended month 17 with a lot of tantrums and they continued on for a good couple of weeks. Not just little every day I'm-not-getting-my-way headbangs, but massive whole body, all limbs kicking, epic meltdowns that lasted 30mins and NOTHING I could offer him would fix it. He was sick, he was tired, he was frustrated and he was letting me know about it. It was exhausting, for both of us. Thankfully, he's back to full health and the tantrums have subsided back into the usual stuff.

He's also started sleeping better, finally - hooray! He slept through the night twice last week and although I was super happy about that fact, I was also kinda cranky that it had to happen just as we were moving again because a big change like a move always puts him out of whack again. Much to my surprise however... He slept 12 HOURS STRAIGHT on our second night in the new house - that's actually his longest stretch. In his entire life. And when he woke up, he chatted happily in his cot for ages. Here's hoping it's the start of some new & improved sleeping habits!


Happy 18 months big boy!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

7/52


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Oliver: His favourite activity currently consists of climbing all over Mumma: he loves to pop up from behind my legs with a boo! and a cheeky smile :-)

Friday, February 15, 2013

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Currently {14.02.13}

Loving: The fact that it's Valentine's Day... Because that means that all the Valentine's merchandise and advertising will soon be done and dusted! It's not that I don't like Valentine's Day, it's more that I feel like we hardly had a break from Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas before having the next holiday. I suppose now the stores will be filled with Easter goodies?

Reading:
 My last trip to the library was a mad dash as I didn't have the stroller and a certain little someone was going CRAZY shouting and running around in there, so I didn't make it past the C section and came home only with a couple of Harlen Coben's! Yet to finish the first one though, they're both just more thrillers.

Watching: Still stuck on Downton Abbey! We got through that first season in a little over a week... I'm trying to catch up so we can watch the current season as it airs. We are both hooked, well and truly - I'm wondering why we didn't watch it before now?!?!

Listening to: My packing music has been Abba... I know if Mitch was at home he'd be blocking his ears, but Mr Oliver approves! He LOVES dancing away to it!

Creating: I'm sad to say, nothing :-( My fabric & sewing machine are now all packed up but even before that, I have been so distracted - I just haven't been feeling creative. I'm looking forward to setting up my craft room though and giving some new ideas a try.

Thinking about: What I can attack with chalkboard paint... Mitch just painted up our cheapie Ikea kids set with chalkboard paint & it looks awesome! So much so that I'm feeling ready to join the chalkboard craze. Ideas, anyone?

Making me happy: The thought that I'm going to be seeing the girls in TWO WEEKS TODAY!!! Yup, that's right - only 2 weeks until our Disney trip!

Looking forward to: Being unpacked and settled in our new house. I hate living in limbo and although the period between signing a new lease and moving has been reasonably short, it's still frustrating. When I get something in my head, I want it done, NOW! I am going to be breathing a sigh of relief once we are all unpacked and our the keys to our current house are handed over.


Happy Thursday & happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Frozen Hazelnut Mousse

I am a lover of all things hazelnut, so it probably comes as no surprise that I have a slight addiction to Nutella. Yummm... I can happily eat that stuff with a spoon. I used to have this little chocolate cookbook years ago, one of those dollar cheapies you can pick up at the newsagents. It had the most amazing dessert in it - frozen hazelnut mousse.


I had been craving this recently but with all our moves over the years, the cookbook is nowhere to be found :-( That didn't stop me however - I slightly altered this Donna Hay chocolate mousse recipe in an attempt to recreate this tasty dessert and I'm pleased to report that it was a winner!


Enjoy :-)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's packing time again

I remember breathing a sigh of relief to Mitch almost a year ago when we moved in here, saying just how good it would be to not have to move again for a long time... Well I was wrong - it's time for another change, although this one is slightly more local :-) After a couple of weeks of house hunting, we were accepted on a new place and so have been frantically packing for a move this coming weekend. As much as I hate moving, I am so happy to be moving on before something major breaks in this house. We had been thinking that moving might require downsizing or not getting all of our 'wants', but instead - we gained a lovely backyard (we currently have a tiny dirt patch), a bigger kitchen, a more 'normal' contract through a real estate, a lock up garage, a quieter neighbourhood and all for less rent per month! I'm super excited because nothing about our life will change except the house itself - it's still walking distance to all our favourite spots... Including Target :-) This was a HUGE answer to prayer and came just at the right time.

So it's time to say goodbye to our current home after only a year - it feels strange to be moving on already, but I'm sure our family & friends will be as relieved as we are so that they don't have to hear us whinge about our dodgy house anymore ;-)


Onwards and upwards I say - here's to a smooth moving process!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

6/52


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Oliver: Mu-ummmm... Stop taking my photo!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

07.02.2004


This was us, 9 years ago today - on February 7th 2004 I said the big I do to the amazing man I now call my husband. The reaction most people give me when I tell them how long we've been married for is a dropped jaw; a HOW old are you again? 

Yes, we got married young - I was 19, he was 20. We met when I was 15, started dating almost a year later, got engaged during our first year of university and married that summer. I used to be reluctant to tell people just long we've been married for as it's not always met with the nicest of comments (imagine whydidyouthrowyourlifeaway type remarks). Believe me, people do judge others for getting married young! But, it was the best decision we have made and I've come to realise that it's nothing to be ashamed of!

We met young and we knew early on that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. It wasn't a question of why get married, but more so - why not? I have a good friend in Australia (who I met after I was married) who has said to me that she never really thought that getting married young could work until she met us. I'll take that as a compliment - although Mitch and I have our ups and downs, getting married young has been a huge blessing to our lives. We didn't have to deal with the potential messes of dating, we've been able to support each other through our studies and we've been able to share so many amazing experiences together. We've traveled the globe together, experienced other cultures, learnt new languages. We've supported each other through so many different events and seen each other at our absolute lowest points as well as the highs. We had years as a couple to work on our own relationship as husband and wife, building a solid foundation before we welcomed our son into the world.

Our marriage is far from perfect and it's a continual work in progress, but I wouldn't change our wedding date for the world. By the time I turn 30, I will have been married to my best friend for more then a decade: that thought makes me a very happy woman indeed...

Happy wedding anniversary to my Mitch xo


And... Happy wedding anniversary to my big sister and brother-in-law! Thank you for letting us celebrate your wedding anniversary by getting married on it six years later - we love you guys!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Never say never

Before I became a Mum, I had some pretty definite ideas about how I'd mother. I hate to say it, but I'd look at Mums (that I knew or even complete strangers) and disapprovingly tsk-tsk to myself, thinking oh I'll NEVER do that when I have kids! Because, you know - you're just such an expert when you're not a parent ;-) Since becoming a Mum however, I've discovered that I should never say never - where do I begin...

My baby will never have a dummy. 
Then: Why would I give my kid a dummy? It looks ridiculous when you see a 3 year old walking around with one hanging out their mouth, why would I want to go down that path?
Now: When your day old baby is being poked and prodded for over half an hour by multiple doctors who can't get an IV into his tiny veins, and you're so unwell from complications from the birth you are forced to lay on your back, metres away, helpless, and a nurse offers to give him a dummy (pacifier) to comfort him you cry out YES! I did what it took to comfort my baby in that moment and well, once he had it once... It was just all too easy to keep going. It was a lifesaver on 24 hour plane trips and although dummy weaning is an experience I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, I don't regret giving one to Oliver.

Co-sleeping? I'll never share my bed!
Then: Our bed is sacred. I value my space. Our kids will NEVER sleep with us, that's what a cot is for!
Now: When your toddler is waking up every couple of hours crying cuddle-cuddle-cuddle and you're both exhausted and can't figure out why they sleep worse then what they did as a newborn, you do what you gotta do. And sometimes that means getting the kiddo snuggled up in between us so we can all get some sleep. I don't appreciate being woken up by a certain little someone pulling my hair at 6am but I do love the snuggles and smiles I am greeted with when I finally open my eyes :-)

My kid will never, ever (EVER) eat fast food.
Then: Fast food is sooooo unhealthy. My child will only eat nutritious, homemade meals that are preferably organic.
Now: It's road trip time. Toddler is tired being stuck in the car. McDonalds has playgrounds. And free wifi. Need I say any more?

TV before 2? Never!
Then: What need is there to expose your child to television before age 2? Surely it's not that hard to stick to what all the research suggests and entertain your child otherwise. Just do some craft. Ride a trike. Play pat-a-cake. Sing happy songs.
Now: It's 5.00pm. The whiney hour is barely half over. I'm attempting to cook dinner with a cranky toddler trying to twist the gas knobs on the stove. Toddler claps his hands over his ears and glares at me when I burst into yet another verse of the wheels on the bus. Switch on Bob the Builder and cranky toddler starts laughing and smiling. Problem solved (we did *somehow* manage to wait til 16 months before he realised what the TV was for. I respect what the literature says but I am telling myself that 10mins of Bob here and there for my sanity isn't going to ruin him).

My kid will never join me in the bathroom. 
Then: Why, oh why don't you just shut the door? It's not that hard. You can have your privacy, just lock 'em out.
Now: My toddler can open doors. There is no such thing as privacy. And prior to him opening doors, if I was having a loo stop and the door was shut, he'd just bang his head violently on the door and scream til it was opened. I can't remember the last time I went to the toilet in peace. Nowadays, Oliver trots in there after me and reverses himself into 'his' spot (the shower ledge) and proceeds to blow raspberries on my legs. It's so fun. Not.

Tell me I'm not alone here - did you also have to change your expectations after having children?

Image source: here

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Toddler approved: savoury muffins

Mr Oliver has recently entered the picky eating phase. I'm sure it could be worse, but he fusses over his vegetables like never before and is constantly requesting treat treat treat. I prefer that he doesn't consume too many processed snacks, so I've been testing out some more nutrient packed morning & afternoon teas: hello, savoury muffins!


These are most definitely toddler approved! They're not only full of vegetables, but cheesy & tasty and haven't been refused yet... Although, I'm sure that day will come - one day he loves something, the next he throws it across the room. Ahhh, the joys of toddlerhood!


Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dreaming of spring

The weather here has been taunting me lately. Some days the skies are grey, it's cold, it's raining... Then we have days where I have to leave the park because it's just too hot in the sun and it feels like summer has arrived early! These warmer days have me longing for winter to be well and truly over. I'm dreaming of warmth & sunshine, dreaming of spring; my favourite season when we lived in Holland. The sun shone, people flocked to outdoor cafes and the tulips...


Oh, the tulips were magnificent!







Hurry up spring... This Mumma is ready for more reliable warmth & sunshine!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

5/52


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Oliver: Sometimes I can't decide if he's Mummy's little helper or Mummy's little mischief maker?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Currently {31.01.13}

Loving: The kindness of our neighbours. We had a pretty massive job to do last weekend which involved cutting back these two crazy trees in our front yard to a stump as they were not only dropping a lot of leaves, but becoming a bit of a hazard (a job so big that the other neighbours told us the previous owners got charged $500 for by the gardeners! It was A LOT of work!). Anyway, Mitch was out there in the rain sawing the first tree when our neighbour came and pitched in. It was such a huge help and totally unexpected - it certainly made the job a lot less painful then it could have been!

Reading: Last week I read 3 books in 3 days. All by James Patterson (ie thriller), all pretty much the same - mindless and allowed me to truly switch off. It was bliss so I've just stocked up on a bunch more thrillers to get me through the next week :-)

Watching: We're a little late to the game, but we started watching Season 1 of Downton Abbey. I do love a good Brit drama and so far, we are BOTH really enjoying this one! Now that Fringe has ended for good *sob*, it's nice to have 'our' show to watch together again.

Listening to: I've been listening to a lot of Kate Miller-Heidke and Angus & Julia Stone. Perhaps it was Australia Day on Saturday making me feel slightly homesick and unusually patriotic, I don't know. But I do love my Aussie music :-)

Creating: I made a bunch of 'girly' softies - I have so many scraps of floral fabrics but tend to make more boyish softies because they seem to be so few and far between in shops. I'm really happy with how these came out - I made a cat, puppy, bear and tulip! Australian animals are next on my list.

Thinking about: All our friends & family back in Australia - there has been some seriously wild weather this past week with tornados and extreme flooding in our home state. This comes right after the huge bush fires in the south of the country - it feels like Australia has been getting hit with some pretty crazy weather recently. Stay safe everyone!

Making me happy: Learning to use the DSLR in manual mode and Lightroom/Photoshop. I've never really had a desire to take photos other then on my iPhone (all non-blurry photos are usually courtesy of the husband!) but I wanted to participate in the 52 weeks project so I got Mitch to give me a crash course. I've also been attempting to figure out Photoshop for creating things like the recipe I posted on Tuesday. What do you think? I have no clue what I'm doing with any of this and just keep pressing random buttons 'til it looks pretty - but it's fun anyway!

Looking forward to: Having Mitch home again! He went to Washington today and although it's only a short trip, I still really struggle when he goes away. The days are so loooooong when you don't have the Dadda walking through the door to end cranky hour :-(


Happy Thursday everyone :-)

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