Saturday, February 9, 2013

20 in 2013!

Last year was a crazy whirlwind, much more than I was expecting it to be. William kept me on my toes way more than I thought he would and like every year my list was a bit of a hit and miss.

Last year my list was like this:

1. Get through every day with four kids without ripping all my hair out and/or killing someone.
2. Find time in the week for me. 
3. Go to the beauticians/hairdressers more regularly.
4. Take the boys to their first football game. 
5. Go for walks with my two smallest people.
6. Visit some family off both sides.
7. Spend Christmas with those that we love, somewhere pretty.
8. Laugh more.
9. Stop and take time to play silly buggers with my boys
10. Go on dates with my hubby.
11. Say yes to things without worrying or stressing.
12. Stop second guessing myself, and just do it.
13. Go away for a kick ass family holiday.

So I did terribly. But it's nice to have something to work towards right?
I made it to the beauticians once, ditto with the hairdresser. We saw family but we didn't really do much traveling to see them. Lucky there's a new year hey?

So my list for this year may be a little more realistic, I know we've got a lot on this year already, pretty much every school holiday has been planned already, including Christmas and early 2014. 

1. Take the boys to their first football game (we already have tickets for May, is that cheating?)
2. Get a cleaner.
3. Save for a house (this better not be on my list next year.
4. Make the most of my Charlie bear before he starts Kindy next year. 
5. Go on dates with my big boys, often. 
6. Take Will to do fun baby things on our days just the two of us.
7. Buy a new dining table, and maybe a new couch.
8. Get some new winter boots (very important in my world.
9. Spend less time online and more time in the real world with my gorgeous boys and my beautiful girlfriends.
10. Blog more.
11. Take more photos of everyday stuff. 
12. Get some nice photos of all of us together.
13. Make new exciting dinners and don't get upset when the kids won't eat it.
14. Don't feel guilty about buying new knickers/bras/shoes for myself. 
15. Try to be less truthful with Michael, sometimes a little sugar coating is needed. 
16. Throw some kick ass birthday parties for the whole family. Life is more fun when you can celebrate with friends right?
17. Try to keep my car clean (ish).
18. Go to see proper grown up movies.
19. Be more organised, maybe then I would have posted this around the new year instead of February. 
20. Try to get the above 19 crossed off before 2014! 

Right what do you think of my list? Maybe not so realistic but hey it's nice to dream, what's on your list for this year? 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

12 Months!

My gorgeous boy is a one year old. It's still strange to think we made it through the first year. It was a whirlwind that's for sure and I'm really glad I made the time to take monthly pictures and blog about it, reading back through the month by month posts reminded me of stuff I had already forgotten. 

He is our most loving boy yet, he demands hugs from everyone, if he's standing he will hug your leg if you aren't paying enough attention to him, but if he's lucky and you put your arms out he will give you big open armed, head on the shoulder kinda hugs accompanied with a little pat on the back. It's quite hilarious to watch and almost always gets an 'awww' from whoever he is hugging. I get the feeling he likes the attention, big time. 

I had to bribe him with a milk arrowroot to take these pictures, which is whats hanging out of his mouth. He's walking everywhere and cracked his first tooth just before Christmas. No stopping him now he's started. He's hit toddlerhood full force and is loving it. 

When I get the chance over the next few years I'm going to try to keep taking these photos with his quilt it's amazing to see how much he's grown already, my gorgeous big boy! 

To see his 10 month photos go here. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pond Scum~The new Detox?

Green pond sludge drunk with a curly straw has to make it more interesting and tasty right?

I have over indulged this silly season, worse than ever before I'm sure. Sunday was my first alcohol free day since before Christmas, Christmas!
Along with the booze I've had a ridiculous amount of take out, party food, crazy dinners, big breakfasts and crap.
My waist line is suffering, my face is breaking out and I had to break the habit with something a little drastic, so this morning I had a strawberry chiobani yogurt and a green smoothie with added spirulina, I don't even know what that means but its obviously something good right?

What do you do to kick the binging habit? Liquid diet for a few days? Detox? Please tell me I need it!


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