Testing. Testing.

Tuesday March 20th,2012…

Ha!  Anton and I both can’t remember what we did today!  The kiddos were the focus… Miss Rubes testing all boundaries and pushing her parents’ (particularly Daddy’s) buttons!

My girl, I took this pic over your Dadda’s shoulder as you were eating lunch today… You’re looking so angelic here, but not long after this you were chucking food on the floor, just to irk your Dad it seemed.  There’s been some big changes in your world of late and you’re letting us know you’re processing it all!!

I do love your wispy hair and big eyes captured here.  We love you so much and really do understand your world has been rocked by your brother’s arrival!  You have been so sweet with him… just a bit contrary with your parents 🙂

Sweetieboy, this is pretty much where you wanted to spend the day today… either on or under the susus!  Your sister liked to hang out here too and sometimes I feel a little pang that I just can’t sit and let you, like I did with her.  We do get lots of cuddles together at night time which is lovely.  You are a noisy little critter, making all sorts of sounds through the day and night!

I can hear some now…. best get ready for feeding time 🙂 xxx



Monday March 19th, 2012…

Ruby, Oscar and I headed for the Grandies today so that Anton and PaRoy could work on getting the dishwasher installed.  So it was we 3, plus Dondy and Asher…. and somehow it was bedlam.  Seriously, Mum and I could have used a stiff drink by the end of the day.  Refereeing and pottying and distracting and peacemaking and feeding and…. well hats off to anyone who has more than one child or works in childcare!!

Here you and Asher are, looking like little cherubs together.  Sitting nicely, reading your birdbooks.  You really are little cherubs, just highly spirited ones!!  You just love one another and I fear will get into all manner of mischief together throughout your lives 🙂  I don’t think Asher will be the ringleader though…..

Oscarboy, you had a little playdate too… well, a drinking susu date, with Miss Chloe.  Chloe’s Mum is a friend of Mummy’s and Chloe is about 6 weeks older than you.  She’s gorgeously chubbier at the moment, but I think you’re making it your business to catch up, and fast!

I just had to put this pic in because I loved it…. 3 dear little feet… Asher, Ruby (yes, that’s blue toenail polish) and Oscar…. all these little feet leave many many footprints on my heart ♥

Family time…

Sunday March 18th, 2012…

Starting to feel very sleepy as I write this!  Yawnnnn…… We had a good bit of family time around home today.  Peppered with a visit from the the gorgeous Georgia of Georgia Peach Pictures this morning to do some newborn shots of Oscar. Then in the arvo a pop in from some other gorgeous ones (thank you Ange, Alex, Luca & Taj!).

Rubyroo, you are such a busy little girl.  I get worn out just watching you!  You’re always standing on something that’s likely to tip up or balancing on something inappropriate.  Seconds after this pic was taken you flipped yourself over the couch arm headfirst. I’m torn between delight in your no holds barred go get ’em ways and seriously thinking I am going to have heart failure with your antics one day!  I think enrolling you in the Aunty Megan’s gymnastic classes asap is the only option 😉

A sleeping angel on my lap.  A little face that’s chubbing up, eyelashes thickening and rosebud mouth that just wants to have susu in it ALL. THE. TIME!

No. Sleep. ‘Til….

March 17th, 2012….

So, I have the Beastie Boys song in my head… actually I think Ruby is running it as her theme song… through the day at least.  Surely 21 months old is too young to drop a daytime sleep??…. Pleeeeeeease Universe!!

Apparently this is the position one should assume when one is very tired (but has refused to sleep) and needs to poo….  worked remarkably well for you today Ruby 😉  Your father was wishing you had a disposable nappy on….

“C’mon seriously Mum, I just want to sleep.  Get that camera out of my face….. you’re worse than the paparazzi!”

But, you’re just so yummy, my boy! xxx

Danny Tiss!

March 16th, 2012…

Mostly an ‘up’ day today!  Had a lovely brekky at Jam with my folks & Anton’s Mum.  Ruby wouldn’t nap again today… but wasn’t too grouchy for it!  4 pics for this post… just because I can 🙂

Here you are, out at brunch, with your Dondy’s iPhone… she has an app on there (Soundtouch) you like and are allowed for a treat… I watched you pressing the phone excitedly and wondered what technology you will see and watch change in your lifetime…

Here you are with your Granny Chris (“Danny Tiss”), in your pretty dresses!  I love the way you are smiling at one another… partners in crime 🙂  You have loved having her here… you’ve bossed her around a fair bit and lapped up all the undivided attention.

Next door’s puppy has snuck into the shot too!

You are so beautiful, my daughter xxx

Oscar… your PaRoy was pretty keen to get his hands on  you for a cuddle this morning.  I loved e you cradled in his arms and being gently stroked by the same strong hands that have loved, teased and built for me over my lifetime.  PaRoy has promised not to become a grumpy old grandad and I know you’ll love having him in your life ♥

Little man, you are growing and changing before our eyes!  I couldn’t resist this pensive picture of you.  My heart, in my hands xxx

Delirium reigns…

March 15th, 2012…

What a night… or really early morning….  It’s NOT that I expected to be sleeping well with a newborn, but top that with a teething toddler who woke just after 4 and didn’t go back to sleep…. well, no-one was quite sane at our house this morning!!

Sweet girl, we had a rough night and morning.  So many changes for you and your nasty big molars are moving around too.  This pic was taken after you woke from your daytime sleep.  Not surprisingly you slept for almost 3 hours today.  Much much needed!

You’re off with the fairies here… you do this a bit, just gaze into space.  Your Granny Chris does it too!  You’re having one of the few “steezytoobs” you are able to eat here.  They are generally not FODMAP friendly!  Your favourite is blueberry, banana and quinoa, but I think this was sweetcorn, pumpkin and chia.  Good for your lazy Mummy 😉 xxx

My darling little drunkard 🙂  All blissed out on the good stuff! Heehee….

Hanging out….

March 14th, 2012…

Granny Chris arrived for a visit this morning, which had Miss Rubes in a tizz!  Suns also came by which was nice for Mama 🙂

Missymoo, you, Oscar, Granny Chris and I vacated the house to Dondy and PaRoy’s after your sleep (yes, you napped today!) so that Daddy and PaRoy could work on putting in our dishwasher (yippeeeeeee).  There is so much fun stuff at your Grandies’ house, you love being there.  These toys you are playing with were Unky G’s and mine once.  It’s lovely to see you playing with them.

It was a really nice arvo, just hanging out with you, your brother and your gorgeous Grannies xox

My sweet boy, we had your hearing test today and the nurse had barely finished sticking the electrodes to you and turned the machine on and she said with surprise, “oh, he’s passed already!”.  You got her gold star award for the day 🙂

You then came very blissfully asleep with me to Chermside to get my new iPhone sorted out.

You have such a perfect little face, it makes me swoon xxx

What day is it??

March 13th, 2012…

Got a few days to catch up on now and they’re all blurring!  I have the pics, but as to what actually happened on each day, I am quite fuzzy about! Not surprising given a newborn and a toddler in da house 🙂

I knew Mummy had this voluminous skirt on for a reason!  It’s so great for hiding under, saying “Where’s Ruby?!”  🙂

Today was a no nap day for you. Siiigh……

We had a visit this morning from The Matriarch. My paternal Grandmother and your Great Grandmother.  Gran Sonny is 95 and Aaaa-maaaaaaaazing! Active, interested and could talk for Australia.  That’s genetic though and I’m thinking you sister has inherited the gene 😉  So wonderful for you to know some of your great grandparents.  They are all such special people who have been part of what has shaped who your Daddy and I are.

Great Gran was very pleased to meet you, darling boy xx


March 12th, 2012…

Morning spent at home with a visit from Dondy and Merle.  Ruby went to play at the Grandies house in the arvo and Oscar made his first venture to Germside, I mean, Chermside… 😉

You’re always babbling away Rubyroo!  You do some funny nursery rhyme mash ups that I wish I could catch and record!  But here’s a few other things you have said in the last month or so…

Ruby and I are in the shower and mascara is running down my cheeks….

R: (points) Little bit of poo dere!!


A: I love you Ruby

R: I want a car!


Ruby playing with a plastic turtle and her water cup, muttering away under breath.

Me: What are you saying, Ruby?

R: That’s fan-tas-tic, Mummy!! (enunciating like I am an idiot!)


I’m on the phone…

R: Want this one OFF! (pointing to phone)

Me: Would you like me to get off the phone Ruby?

R: Get. OFF. Phone!


Has a cute way of saying”Ruby wear them on” instead of Ruby put them on 🙂


R: Wiggles did a stinky poooooo!! (Announced randomly the other day)!!


Treegazing….this piccie was taken just after we got home today and you had a big feed.  You were so cute all bundled up in the hugabub on your first big outing today.  We had to go do medicare stuff and get Mummy a new phone contract sorted.  You slept peacefully the whole time, despite numerous admiration stops by passersby!  I can completely see why people think you are just gorgeous… and I am not biased at all!!

Off to grab you and smooch you now xxx

Little lips…

March 11th, 2012…

Our Sunday was spent around home, with a fun visit from Dondy & PaRoy in the afternoon.  I even managed to make some chicken noodle soup… fairly average, but nourishing I’m sure 😉

We’ve mentioned the love of jelly before, but I couldn’t resist this as you were having such a lovely time eating the jelly from your hands 🙂  It must have felt nice and cool as you were squishing it in your fist at one point, saying “squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!”.  The jelly did follow a healthy selection of tuna, brown rice & broccoli 😉

Jelly is sweet, but it ain’t as sweet as you xxx

Asleep in my arms after a big belly of susu consumed…. I look down and see this mouth…. ahhhh, be still my heart ♥