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Butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths – Wordless Wednesday

My darlings in ALL their glory!!

My darlings in ALL their glory!!

How could I EVER be cranky at these 'angels'?

How could I EVER be cranky at these ‘angels’?

My friend and talented photographer Aroha @ Photography By Aroha took these photos during an impromptu photo shoot at a mutual McAwesome friend’s house!

She is UBER reasonable, very flexible and is a wee bit of a perfectionist so you WILL get some good shots!

It’s Wordless Wednesday and I link with:

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

Twinkle In The Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


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He got knocked down but got up again! Wordless Wednesday

Getting this close to the water is a big deal for my boy - he didn't want to even come to the beach!

Getting this close to the water is a big deal for my boy – he didn’t want to even come to the beach!

Psyching himself up for a wave to come

Psyching himself up for a wave to come.

Oh crap, another wave was coming in close behind so it became a bigger one than he expected!!!

Oh crap, another wave was coming in close behind this one so it became a lot bigger than I, and he, expected!!!

This is such a great action shot, if I do say so myself, so had to zoom in to show you him getting air!

A great action shot, if I do say so myself, so I just had to zoom in to show him getting air!

Getting SMASHED by a wave! I promise I ran over to see how he was as soon as I took this photo!

Getting SMASHED by the wave! I promise I ran over to see how he was as soon as I took this photo!

I was convinced he would scream his head off and run away but this is him, minutes after - reading to face the waves - a proud mumma I was!

I was convinced he would scream his head off and run away but this is him, minutes after – ready to face the waves again. I was so proud.

And you can imagine my shock when he ran back into the ocean after just being knocked over by it - that's my boy x

And you can imagine my shock when he ran back into the ocean again – that’s my boy!

The ocean is a powerful thing and it should be respected.

A Wordless Wednesday post and I link with the trio of ladies I love!

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

Twinkle In The Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


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On being a mother to five for the weekend – Wordless Wednesday

Over the weekend I was a mother to five kids under five-and-a-half-years old – now surely that deserves another trophy?

Ahhh - so peaceful just me, myself and I ...

Ahhh – so peaceful just me, myself and I.

It didn't last for long - I was soon bamboozled with love from seven gorgeous cherubs, just three of which were mine!

It didn’t last for long – I was soon bamboozled with love from seven gorgeous cherubs, three of which were mine, two were staying with us over the weekend and two more were just visiting!

After having five young children under my roof for three nights – I’m not sure I will ever moan about my three again (yeah right).

Honestly though, to those who have lots of young children, I salute and admire you – but certainly wouldn’t want to be you – no offence!

Did you have a crazy weekend? How many kids do you want/have?

It’s Wordless Wednesday – linking with the lovely Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

Twinkle In The Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


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All creatures great and small – Wordless Wednesday

My eagle-eyed and very observant two-year-old (in 3 weeks) found this ant and was amazed by what it was doing!

My eagle-eyed and very observant two-year-old (in 3 weeks) found this ant and was amazed by what it was doing!

Here is a close up of what he saw, a small ant pulling probably 10 times its weight in cheese - ain't nature amazing!

Here is a close up of what he saw, a small ant pulling probably 10 times its weight in cheese – ain’t nature amazing!

PLUS – here are some photos taken by my daughter near our house at the weekend.

She’s pretty talented I think!

Up, up and AWAY!

Up, up and AWAY!

About to take off and follow the other balloon!

About to take off and follow the other balloon!

I have to credit the Husband for taking the kids out in the car to see this happening - I was still in bed. I love that man!

I have to credit the Husband for taking the kids out in the car to see this happening – I was still in bed. I love that man!

Have you been up in a hot-air balloon?
Do you have those big ants that bite and boss you around your own home?

PS – it’s my little sister’s birthday today – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLISSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE xxx

Another Wordless Wednesday post and I link with a trio of troopers!!

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

Twinkle In The Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


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Why we all need time at the beach – Wordless Wednesday

The love of my love and I had lunch at the beach mid-week – a rare treat for us!

Oops - I got a bit carried away!

Oops – I got a bit excited and overfilled my glass! And check out that bread platter – BOOM!

I couldn't waste it!

I couldn’t waste it!

Almost composed.

Almost composed.

The photo I posted on IG :)

Composed

LOVING time to myself

LOVING time to myself

Me LOVING time with my soul mate!

LOVING time with my soul mate!

Nothing nicer than the sound of waves crashing!

Nothing nicer than the sound of waves crashing!

Getting feet wet and loving it!

Getting feet wet and loving it!

Ummm, can you read this?

Ummm, can you read this?

Promise me if you live near the beach to do this as much as you can – it’s tonic for the soul!

It’s Wordless Wednesday and I link with the lovely

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

Twinkle In The Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


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Two of my favourite images ever – Wordless Wednesday

Since the arrival of our gorgeous third-born we haven’t had any proper family photos taken.

But here is one that my daughter drew just after her youngest brother was born nearly two years ago.

It sits proudly on a table at the entrance to our home:

fdasfw

And here is one that got taken 6 weeks before I found out I was pregnant with No.3!

arewer

Another Wordless Wednesday post:

Linking with a trio of bloggers I love:

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


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Eat your heart out Venus and Serena – my little tennis champ! Wordless Wednesday

Watch this space - I'm gotta smash some ASS!

Watch this space – I’m gotta smash some tennis ASS!

Waiting patiently for the others to have a shot (BORING)

I really hate having to wait for others to have a shot – BORING

I've totally got this!

I’ve totally got this!

Watch out suckers - this is gonna hurt!  BOOM!

Watch out suckers – this is gonna hurt! BOOM!

EAT YOUR HEART OUT SERENA!

EAT YOUR HEART OUT SERENA!

Not bad for someone who has only ever picked up a tennis racket once in her life (bad mum, must rectify this).

Joining with the lovely trio for Wordless Wednesday

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka