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Florence…

Where to begin… This little girl of ours brings so much joy into our life, there has not been one day since she was born that she has not bought a smile to our faces! She is a crazy child, with wild curly hair that will not grow, she is always happy, but just recently she has started a crying phase, very loudly I might add, whenever we say no to anything… It’s driving me crazy! This past week she has been poorly, she had a fever and a head cold, but Friday saw her happy smiling face re-appear… Yay, this makes her Mommy very happy!

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She is not the best eater in the world, she goes through phases, sometimes she loves pasta, sometimes she loves pizza, but she always loves chocolate and ice cream! She loves to drink water and milk from Starbucks, but her favorite type of milk still comes from Mommy, now I know some people won’t agree with extended breastfeeding, and to those people I say it is your problem not mine… We cuddle in bed just in the evening and she nurses for 5 to 10 minutes, it’s just our time together and we both love it, so how can it be a bad thing?

She is not potty trained just yet, she knows totally when she needs to go, but with the arrival of Tate, she likes to be just like him and diapers are one of the things she likes to copy, I’m not worried it will come soon! She still sleeps in our bed every night, she tosses and turns and takes up most of our king size bed, what would we do without that size bed, some mornings there are four of us snoring away in our family bed!

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Florence is the joy of all our lives, she has coped with having a new little brother remarkably and she loves him so much! Her smiles and laughter fill our house each and every day, the cute things she says fill our lives with so much pleasure… HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY beautiful girl, we love you with all of our hearts!

The day she was born…

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Her first Birthday…

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Her 2nd Birthday…

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Will we have anymore children?

A lot of people think Paul and I are crazy, and maybe we are… The standing joke at the moment is when will number 9 be coming along? Of course having 8 children is unusual, well not as unusual as I used to think before I got addicted to the social media and blogging, it is hard work at times having 8 children of all ages to give your love and attention to… But the rewards can be the best ever!

I never saw myself as a mother of eight who wallowed in every moment, I only wanted one child, at the ripe old age of 19 when I had my first son I was very happy, who would have thought 27 years later I would have just had my eighth child and that I would be so happy and enjoying every moment of new motherhood in my forties!

This last weekend, just gone was a crazy mix of celebration and despair… First off celebration, on Saturday we celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary… The first time I ventured out for a couple of hours, baby less… Very weird but wonderful both together! Sunday of course was Mothers Day, most of my children were working or playing soccer, but I did get treated to a little shopping trip together with a slice of cheesecake and a glass of white wine in the very crowded Cheesecake Factory… Thank you Farrel, it was a lovely thought, although next time I think we will avoid the Mall on Mothers Day! I was also lucky enough to have my own Mum here which made it all the more special too! Finally the despair part, Monday saw my Birthday, yet another year older, despair I’m getting nearer to the big 5 0… But there was joy too, eight children come into their own on special days, you realize through all the pain, the heartache and the worry x8, that there is pure joy… Each and everyone of them brings kindness and a love that cannot be compared! Through every worry for each of your children, there is a life you have created and a love like no other… So we may be totally crazy, life is hectic, expensive and sometimes very noisy… But I have come to realize we are very lucky and it’s just the family we are!

So in answer to the question on everyone’s lips right now… Will we have number 9… I guess you will just have to watch this space, who knows what the future will bring, but for now we are just enjoying getting to know our new little bundle of pure joy!

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My baby boy…

Yesterday my baby boy had his first day at High School… Wow, when did he grow up so much? I think the answer to that question, truthfully is in the last year, this time last year he had just become a teenager, he still had his cute puppy fat and looked like my cute baby boy! Over this past year he has started to look so much more grown up, he has grown upwards, slimmed right down, he has hairy legs and his face has matured so much… He still looks like my cute baby boy but all grown up, this makes me slightly sad, but most of all I look at him with pride, he is a wonderful kind person, annoying at times but mostly he has the most wonderful personality!

Blu has always been an easy child, in the first five years of his life he was a pleasure to be with, I cried when he started full time school because I loved spending all of my time with him! His eyes are a beautiful bluey gray color, they light up his whole face, he has always worn his hair long and his easy going personality makes it hard to ever really get mad with him! Of course as he approached his first ever teenage birthday I could see traits of the dreaded teenage hormones, but my fears have been unfounded, he is an annoying teenage boy from time to time, he loves spending time on his beloved Xbox, but he has his own mind and recently decided he wanted to play soccer for the High School team, his commitment has been fantastic, even though throughout most of August he had to be on the soccer field at 9pm every morning, he has not wavered!

Now my beautiful blue eyed boy is at High School I can only look on and hope that the person he is will always shine through, as we all know High School is a whole different ball game, drugs in most schools are abundant, our grades we achieve are now the most important they have ever been and the friendships we make can be the ones that will last forever… It really can shape who we will be… My hopes are that Blu will always follow his heart, remember who he is and be the best person he can be… I love him so much and have such emotion whenever I look at his handsome face!

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