Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas crafts, holiday fun, special memories!

We've been very busy making memories!

Mia baked cookies, we used this recipe from Alton Brown. They came out really nicely! Packaged some of them for gifts.

Ella is 8 months old today, and such a happy baby.  Shame, about two weeks ago we went through a very rough phase, she had a virus that caused terrible fever blisters in her mouth, on her tongue and her chin, poor body didn't eat or drink very well for a few days. Luckily she's all better now, the horrible fever blister on her chin has just left a mark, hope it will clear up in time.

She's getting very keen to become mobile, gets quite frustrated at not being able to move to where she wants to go. She adores the walking ring and moves really fast in it, I giggle so much at how her lil leggies go!

She's a precious lil thing, she gets a million kisses a day.

Eating litchis - ultimate summer holiday snack!

Lots of fun putting up our Christmas tree - Mia did most of it herself! Such a special tradition. I loved the way she was so gentle with the ornaments, carefully hanging them, chatting about them, choosing her favourites. So special!

We made clay decorations again, this time using a different recipe from the previous two years - we tried this one this time - it came out quite nicely!

We made Christmas cards - again - Mia did a lot of the work herself! Such a big girl.

Summer fun - hubby thought he'd water the grass, Mia thought she'd get sopping wet!

A fun lunch at a restaurant with my special people. Oh I love my two girls to the moon and back!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mia's last day of school for 2014!

Oh my big girl, what a year it has been! 
You went to school for the first time, and you became a big sister. 
You learnt how to cut with scissors, jump off steps and trace pictures. 
You lost your fear of climbing jungle gyms and your sensitivity to loud noises (mostly.)
You talk so wonderfully and say the best things. ("Hello my beautiful sunshine mommy" - this makes my day!)
You are gentle, kind, giving and loving.
You make jokes and make us laugh.
I am so proud of you!
I love you to the moon and back.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pine Lake Holiday 2014 ♥

We had a super special time in White River, as always. I'll let the piccies tell the story!
Such fun spending time with my hubby and two precious girlies ♥
Mia enjoying our tradition of visiting the chocolate shop for their melted chocolate!
Heaven in a cup!
Ella had a taste of choccie too, mmm!
Swim time!
Mia was in awe of the rhino statue
This view. Soulfood.  
Summer vibes!
Nom nom icecream!
Mia enjoyed playing putt-putt with us!
Much of the holiday was spent with baba in the arms, teething baby, unfamiliar surroundings... 
Last swim 
Family selfie! ♥