Life with Mr. Terrible twos plus a little baby, is not exactly all fun and games. These early months have been a big adjustment, learning to juggle the two of them and deal with tantrums mid breastfeeding. My little boys are so beautiful and wonderful, but this stage of life can be a struggle. While I am mostly getting into the swing of things with two, and finding our rhythm and basic routine, last month we had several spanners in the works, that left me a little frazzled and at the end of my tether.
There has been a lot of talk and buzz on social media lately about Instagram, and the soon to be change from the feed being chronological, to some algorithm that apparently can read minds and shows what it thinks you will prefer first. The thing that makes me sad about this possible change, is that we will likely see the same posters and the super popular over and over and miss out on the unexpected surprise. I love social media, not just for sharing but for discovering. Making cool inspirational discoveries, that spark my creative mind.
My tiny human is growing fast! Now officially past the ‘newborn’ fourth trimester stage, this little bunny is now 3 months old. This month he has started grabbing things (mostly his shirt), sucking his thumb, learnt to roll over and has been happily giggling and babbling to us. He is one happy little man.
Henry has a lovely owl toddler backpack, that was given to him as a gift, and it has been MUCH loved, loved to the point that it’s eyes are falling apart and the zipper is broken. He loves that bag! He knows it is his and likes to cling to it when in an unfamiliar place. I had been thinking about looking at buying him a new bag soon, as it really is falling apart, but now that little Charlie is on the scene, the bag doesn’t get used as much, I usually put everything the boys need all in the nappy bag rather than taking both bags. So it only gets used if Dan takes him out for more than an hour that the bag gets taken.
I have been having a bit of fun with Easter styling this year, inspired by an Autumn Easter, lovely eggs and the natural beauty of the season. I had a go at making crochet nests from twine and wire bunny ears for a bit of fun. Hope you enjoy my little photos!
I have been experimenting with baking with Matcha, I made a raw chocolate and Matcha slice last week, you can see the recipe for that on instagram. This week I tried Matcha donuts, and they are yum! Some how baking with a donut tin, adds an extra bit of crunch (kind of like muffin tops) which makes them tastier in my opinion, I oil the tin with coconut oil before spooning the mix in, and I think this adds to the nice outer crunch and flavour.
The clouds are becoming grey and their is a cool in the breeze, the change is coming. Despite the extended summer this year, the season is finally beginning to turn, and as I went on a walk today I could feel and see the change beginning. Sometimes I will have people ask ‘Are you a summer or winter person?’ To be honest there is no season I have greater preference for than another. I love CHANGE. The changing seasons are a beautiful thing that I enjoy.
I have been coming across the odd article here and there talking about Native Australian foods (also known as bush tucker). Super foods are all the rage these days, boasting lots of nutrition contained in the one food, and with our foods being overly processed, soil nutrients depleted and most of us lacking in essential nutrients, it’s no wonder we turn to these super foods for a bit of a nutrient booster.
Home is a place to unwind, be yourself, relax and find a few moments of peace tranquility. While being a mum and having a noisy messy toddler and a small dependent baby doesn’t feel very ‘tranquil’ more like a mad house. I think it’s still important (and something I want to aim to do more) to find moments of peace, it helps ground you and make you feel happier and stronger, so you can face the madness better. It might just be a still moment on the couch to unwind after a busy day, a moment to read or work on a personal project while the bubs are napping, a cup of tea or sitting out in the garden looking up at the stars (the other night Henry was up late so we sat out the back for a few minutes and looked at the stars, in the cool evening air after a hot day. He gazed up with such awe and amazement, and kept talking about the stars the next day. It was relaxing and very special).
Happy leap day! This little man is 2 months old today, growing big and strong. He is very patient (needs to be with a big brother going through the terrible twos), very happy (smiling so much lately) and content. He loves tummy time and bath time and plays with the play gym happily. This month I have started going on pram walks again and taking the two boys to the park, shops and library.