09 August 2016

Savouring the moment

Do you remember back to when you had a baby and people told you, blink and you will miss it. Its such a true saying. My girls are growing up so fast.

Lately I have been making myself stop what I am doing, and to take in my girls. Just watch them, or join in on their silliness (like the lava that is flowing in our lounge room or the piranha's that are in our car) and savour the moment. I don't want to forget this age, it's such a sweet age, especially Cherub at the moment. She's at that stage of turning into a big girl, but she's not quite over being a preschooler and wanting to be my baby, or panda, or puppy...but at the same time, wants to be like her big sister.

She told me the other day, "Mummy you should have another baby", naaw, I wish. I miss her so much as a baby.

I've been a bit of an emotional mess lately. Last week I received dates for Cherub's Kindy transition, the first date just happens to be on her 5th birthday! Nothing quite like throwing your child into school at 5! She's of course very excited about going to big school. I on the other hand, am not coping well. I have been avoiding the enrolment papers like the plague. I started to fill them out the other day with Hubby, but still haven't finished them. I know she has to start school next year, but for some reason I can't get myself to complete them and drop them off. I know some Mums who are so excited about having their children off to school, and having peace and quiet at home. I guess I'm not that Mum.

Popette and I

Popette and I on the train

Enjoying some family time

I don't know if it's the same for other Mums who have two or more children, but I have difficulty remembering stuff about Cherub when she was little....blame it on lack of good sleep, stress and children driving me insane! I guess I had Popette, who was a demanding 3 year old keeping me on my toes, so those memories are a little foggy, unlike when Popette was little.

I guess I am scared of losing all those precious memories of our time together, and why I take so many photos....I have around 4000 photos on my phone, and making such an effort at enjoying this time with them both.

How do you savour the moment? How many photos do you have on your phone? Do you enjoy the kids being home or at when it's quiet and they are at school?

26 July 2016

Are you a 2 cups a day type?

Hello, my name is Julie and I'm a coffee addict.

Ok well I'm not too bad, but I do love my coffee, which I have admitted here before. I have even been creating some coffee art which I have been posting on my Instagram account.

I average 2-3 coffees a day. I don't I could drink much more, not because of the caffeine, but rather I'd be going to the toilet all night!

 Here's some other fun facts:-

* I love my husband, but think I love my coffee machine more...is that bad?

* I think about having a coffee a lot..seriously if we go out with the girls, and its been a couple hours since my first i'm wondering a) if we are going somewhere to get a coffee, never mind screaming hungry wingy kids b) if the coffee is any good and c) do we have money to buy said coffee...kill me now if we don't...I'm dying, I need a coffee.

* I love that my eldest knows how to make Mummy and Daddy a coffee using our Aldi coffee machine. It tastes really good too!! I think I'll make her my own personal barista!

* Some people say that they aren't coffee people, or only drink tea. I don't think I could give it up.

* Some people say that they like it for the taste or to get the buzz first thing in the morning...mmm...I think its taste for me, I hope it helps to waken me up, but usually it doesn't. So its taste for me for sure.

* I have been trying to cut down on my sugar intake, esp since I have coffee and tea during the day. I usually have 2-3 cups, with 2 sugars per cup, which equals quite a bit of sugar. A few weeks ago I bought a sweetener, but I found it's not really that sweet at all and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. So I've gone back to my raw sugar (thinking it's probably better for me than white sugar anyway?!) and trying to reduce it to 1 1/2 teaspoons, but I find the more stressed I am I have my usual 2 sugars!

So are you a coffee person?

Do you prefer instant or coffee machine/plunger coffee?
Do you get takeaway coffee or have it at home?

Tell me quickly before I need another coffee (note this post was written while I was on my 2nd coffee)