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Monday, 15 February 2016

Days like this will never get old....

You know those days when you have a list of things you need to achieve but the little ones just demand all. your. attention.  RIGHT. now?  Well this day was one of those.  And I'm so very glad I dropped my "to do" and hung out with this sweet little fellow, taking photos, soaking my feet in the cool water and chatting away, cuppa in hand.  These beautiful days will pass and I will be forever grateful I stopped, was present and savored it.    

 


 

 Splash!

Our new, kind rooster protecting his girls.

 Ronnie and the chooks chilling out.  This is the very same dog that went on a chook killing spree last year I write about HERE, after much TLC and de-sensitising, he is doing just beautifully!!

Much love,
Emma
xx

19 comments:

  1. ....and your grass is looking great too - pretty lush for an SA summer.

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    1. It has had ALOT of water Phil, but worth it. We also had some pretty good rain one week not long after it was laid which helped it no end. Its getting very well established. Almost needs a mow!

      xx

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  2. Yes Emma, you will look back at those photos and be glad you stopped and spent time with your little one. Before you know it he will be grown up so make the most of his childhood.

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    1. Yes I cant believe the other two are at school, it seems so strange to have just one little one at home, so much quieter! But I miss my little snuggle pot Gus.

      xx

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  3. Oh today was one of those days for me! Toys that should have been put away 3 days ago are still littering the floor, vacuuming not done, I didn't cook tea instead got a hot chook from Woolies. I figure my house will be tidy when they are both at school...maybe sometime in 2019!

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    1. Oh I don't even count a hot chook from woolies as take away, SO good, SO fast. Some carrot, cucumber, avocado and tomato roughly cut and its a totally healthy dinner in 10 minutes with very few dishes. :) Good on you!

      I have yet to master the tidy house, I have patches that are ok. ;)

      xx

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  4. He is adorable. Looks like fun and your weather looks inviting.

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    1. He is a beautiful fellow, though a total little rabbit. Into everything he shouldn't be and full of beans. Three boys and this sweet blond haired blue eyes guy is a level up in energy, activity and "busyness"! It was a lovely day though hot. :)

      xx

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  5. Oooh, that grass looks so good! And of course Henry's swimming pool activities will only green it up more...what a clever Mummy you are!
    Have a great day!
    Cassandra xx

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    1. yes incidental watering is always good! Its a good energy burning activity thats for sure.

      xx

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  6. Great shady spot for playing. I remember those days....enjoy.

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  7. Your garden is looking amazing Emma. Lovely post. :)

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    1. I'm half thinking of buying a few plants this weekend with a voucher I got for the local nursery to pretty up the beds near the table and chairs a little more. But I'm not sure we are still not in for a few hot spells, I dont want to fry new plants. We also have a rouge chook that's driving me crazy. She is a little Houdini. We have clipped her wing but she still escapes and has done a good job of ruining my bulbs for this year. Cheeky sod.....If shes not careful she will end up as soup...... ;)

      xx

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  8. My first thought was - great grass !
    Well done you for living in the moment.
    I did something similar after school today when our post school commitments were cancelled. My to do list was calling me - especially the hoovering but I sat with the girls and helped with homework and listened to their tales about their day and chilled out in front of the tv with them. A bit of quality time goes a long way :)
    Enjoy your week
    Rachel

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    1. Floors and children, never ending!!

      It certainly does. Love to chill out infront of a movie with the kids, my littlest is not so good at chilling in front of a movie yet, but I do look forward to slow movie nights togeather! Right now the end up looking more like a wrestling match after the first 15mins..... ;)

      xx

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  9. Thanks for writing about it, Emma. I should have found it on Tue morning and read it. I was doing exactly opposite and was so stressed by the end of the day... I guess, we now feel so much pressure to achieve, do, accomplish and have certain expectations about what is it like to be a good parent. So when I load too much on my shoulders, I get too stressed out about not being able to carry it all. My feet were sticking to the kitchen floor, fridge was busting with the food close to its expiry date that waited to be processed asap and I had two little children bouncing off the walls in our tiny house asking for xyz... My wake up call that Tue was when my 21 month old badly wanted to play with me and used his huge plastic magic wand to turn me into a friendlier version of his mum, only he did it with too much of a commitment that I ended up with a huge bruise on my head.... I really should have let it go and just enjoy these moments with him...

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    1. Oh lovely to hear from you! I have been wondering how you were! I have not seen you about for a while. :)

      Im sorry I did reply earlier but my phone is glitchy and froze on me! Finally remembered and am on the computer. :)

      Oh dear, I had to chuckle at your little one with his wand....its so hard isnt it? I too have days like that, dont worry. We all do. I hope you got it done and have managed to slow down and spend the time you want with your sweet little ones. Your doing a great job Mama! xx

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    2. Thanks so much for your reply - it made me feel good :) Yes, the magic wand is big and heavy, with batteries and sounds, so children cannot resist it (it was my girls birthday present, I now wonder what spell should I cast so it ends up at the nearest op-shop). Just wanted to let you know that I have read nearly all of your posts since my last comments year or so ago, I just did not leave any comments. A simple living journey is on my favourites list and I check for updates every week :) Thank you for your blog, it inspires me so much, when I am a bit down :) Please keep writing it !

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