Sunday, March 29, 2015

3 Years Ago...

This time 3 years ago Ashlea was in the final stages of her kidney transplant surgery.

I have a tradition of taking a photo of the 3 girls on the eve of Ashlea's kidney-versary.  I suspect this tradition started on the eve of her transplant in case something went wrong and I never got the chance to take another photo of all 3 of them together.  Now it is just a fun way to document the girls'  progress.





One thing that hasn't changed is the cheeky smiles on these three!  Ashlea has had an amazing 3 years since her transplant - here's hoping there are many, many more.

I'm not sure how many anniversaries it will take until I can get through the day without reliving the events moment by moment.  I no longer do any reliving on the girls birthdays and they are nearly nine now, so I guess I have maybe a few more years of reliving yet???

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The School Project

Emma wanted me to put her Harpy Eagle project on youtube for all to see.  So here you have it...

Emma's Harpy Eagle Conservation project...

Paper mache is still fun even when you're in your forties.  Who knew?

PS If any parents want to participate in a project swap library I have a paper mache harpy eagle and a bandicoot habitat diorama in my cupboard.  Anyone have anything interesting to add?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Moments with Ashlea

Moment #1

Mummy where are your chocolate eggs?

That moment when your child tells you 'I'm just going to get something to eat', but you don't really pay that much attention because - hello - she doesn't eat orally.

And then you find her.

In the pantry.

With your secret Easter egg stash.

Surely getting the wrapper off a little easter egg and getting most of the chocolate into your mouth counts as some sort of a developmental milestone?

Or maybe it's just her genetic destiny?

Moment #2

That moment when your child is not happy with you because you won't push them on the swing. You leave them outside having their tanty and you hear the following...

Ouch she says,

(followed by the sound of smacking as she smacks herself or the ground)

Stop it she says.

Don't do that!  

That hurts!

What is this?  An orchestrated effort to get the neighbours to call DOCS because I won't push her on the swing?

What a little terror!

Please tell me I'm not alone in these moments!

It's funny - she likes the taste of the chocolate
but not so much the feel of it in her mouth.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

I know I said 'wordless' but how awesome is this?  Have I mentioned how much we love Ashlea's teacher???