Keep on Rolling….

We’ve been a bit busy of late – well busier than usual. 

DS has started (and just about finished) Summer Soccer. He’s proven himself to be quite the little goalie and is enjoying it immensely (I’m enjoying the fact that practice was cancelled today!|) Image

(Horrible quality but hey – they move fast!)

On top of Soccer we’ve been trying to keep up with Swimming, and just general day to day life. 

We (the Boy and I) went on a mini trip to my sisters for my nieces 2nd birthday, it was lots of fun (until the Boy cracked his head open.) and it was great spending the time with them.

The Girl has been busy creating little dance routines and generally just amazing us with her little adultness. Dora is still the favourite here, but Mickey Mouse, Brave and Barbie have all started making an entrance into her “must watch” little world. 

– sidenote – Do not say f**king hell around a 2 year old girl! 

Hub continues to work and keep himself busy with the playstation.

and I have been reading and knitting as much as possible especially as the summer holidays are fast approaching, 6 weeks with the Boy home is going to be interesting! 





It’s been a while…

Ha, whenever I see that written anywhere I think of the Staind song. 


What have we been up to?






and some fun in the sun, while it lasted *I am not glaring at the storm brewing outside the window, I swear!* 




And some learning about local charities, and what they support. *In all their grubby glory* 



Taking that first step

First day of School. 


Now he’s 5..

So this boy is now 5…


5 Today


That’s the official I’m 5 portrait, he looks like a stunned mullet.  School starts in 2 weeks, he’s super excited and can’t wait to go… I on the other hand have suddenly grown apron strings…

In 8 sleeps…

This little boy will be







Christchurch Earthquakes by the Boy

The Boy came home from daycare the other day where they had made the kids have a few minutes silence in memory of those who lost their lives. The Boys interpretation of the earthquake is that the ground shook and everybody fell into the turtle, then they all died. Now we can’t go there anymore because it will kill us.

I didn’t have the heart to tell him we were there 3 months ago.

Out of the mouths of babes.

When things are not as they seem…

I recently took the boy to the doctor to  talk about getting him a referral to the local hospital to be tested for ADHD/Dyspraxia.  I feel awful and like I have betrayed him somehow, everyone seems to think that he is just a typical 4 year old boy, but it’s not what it seems behind closed doors. I have no-one to turn to, no-one to talk it over with, I’ve done a bit of googling and he fits a LOT of the criteria, I vented to my mother tonight that I would love for someone to just come and take him for the weekend so I can have a breather, I didn’t even get a “if I was there I would” comment, nothing, I feel pretty underwhelmed and hurt that she didn’t even acknowledge the fact.

I don’t want the boy to end up with a label, I want him to be just a normal little boy and that the last 2 years have just been a stage, but the mummy warning bells are ringing and I can’t just turn them off, I want for him to be able to carry out just the basic tasks, where as his answer for him to be happy is that I need to stop asking him to do stuff.

I feel bad enough that this post is all I, I, I, and not he… I just can’t wrap my head around all of this.

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