My lil boys Tully & Flynn have both had a bout of Gastro since late last week, so I’ve been kept busy with laundry, bathing, holding buckets, cleaning, nurturing, cuddling, reading and singing to, and taking care of my lil ones day and night. Never fun seeing them so sick.
Tully said to me yesterday afternoon “I don’t want to be sick anymore Mama, please make Tully better.” All Mama’s should be given magic wands with the birth of children, breaks my heart hearing him talk like this. It also makes me even more aware of such difficult, heart wrenching times parents of very ill children must face daily.
I love the shifting layers of colour and the beautiful patterns I’ve created on the right. Can you find the heart? I still find these small canvases so hard to work with. Once they’ve all been used I don’t think I’ll be buying any more. I’ll just paint big and bigger.
I know it’s actually the start of the week but as I missed last weeks “weekly moment” and “weekly wrap up” I thought I’d post a few photos from my past week for you today as a bit of a catch up. With the cooler weather we’ve had this past week I’ve enjoyed cooking from one of my favourite cookbooks “Super Natural Everyday”, by Heidi Swanson. It’s full of great recipes, but also images that make you drool and feel like you just have to cook!We enjoyed a Wild Rice casserole on Tuesday night which to me is just good, hearty, nurturing soul food. Think wild rice, brown rice, mushrooms, cheeses, thyme, sage…
Michael always makes a really good coffee each day too, actually this is my saviour most days. To think now I never used to drink coffee! Each day the two of us look forward to this little ritual of sitting down together with a beautiful cup of smooth, creamy coffee in hand and a few moments to share. Don’t worry we don’t always eat cake (o”
Tully enjoyed a beautiful walk through our local nature reserve earlier in the week with Michael. He’s definitely an outdoors soul, and loves the freedom of exploring in the bush. He enjoys not having to hold hands, always leading the way, finding flowers, leaves and pods to bring home for Mama and exploring the trails, crossing bridges, and looking for lizards. We’re very lucky to have this gorgeous walk run off our street along the creek.
Michael and I also decided at the end of last week that we need some us time. A weekly ritual, just the two of us, quality time, once again. So after we drop the boys off at daycare we’ll head off for an hour together to enjoy a lovely early morning walk together along our local beach. We’re with each other every day at home but it’s not really quality time together as such, more so doing time, so this shall be very much treasured us time. Michael’s still not keen on the walking and wants to go for a run instead. I replied, ummmm that’s fine but there won’t be much talking coming from me, more like gasping for air! I haven’t ran properly since I was 8 weeks pregnant with Tully!
These photos were taken last Friday when we enjoyed our first walk along the beach together, just the two of us. The sun wasn’t shinning but it was beautiful and calm and uplifting. And…we got to talk continuously without Tully yelling repetitively at us “excuse me Mummy & Daddy…!” Here’s hoping my little munchkins are back on track again now and our days find their natural rhythm again. Wishing you all a great week ahead and o o ooooo Happy Valentines Day for tomorrow xxx