Is it Sunday yet?

I love my boys with all my heart but this holiday can not come any sooner!!!

Today they were not my children – they were complete ferals. I have no idea where there behaviour came from today but it was the type of behaviour where you as a parent want to find a rock to hide under. They climbed up into a friend’s kitchen pantry to look for something to eat (where’s that damn rock to hide under!!!???), had tantrums, answered back.

So it was straight home for lunch and to bed for all three. Only the oldest fell asleep for an hour and a half. Middle son fought it and was a general right royal pain in the butt until official bed time. Dean and I are shattered!

Tomorrow is another day to start fresh and another day closer to getting on that plane!


A backfired April Fool’s

So the other day was April Fool’s. This is the first year I’ve decided to do something on the day. Nothing over the top – just a little fun with Dean and the boys. Dyed Dean’s milk yellow, the boys green. Put a plastic bug in between Dean’s sandwiches. Setup dinosaurs on the bench making milos. Peyton thought the green milk was hilarious and the dinos too.


Then I decided to do another one on Dean via private message on Facebook. I found in my due group from Hunter a photo of the pregnancy test from Eli. I reposted it in the group and had all the girls going – that was fun. Then I sent it to Dean.


D – What’s that?

M – a positive pregnancy test

D- Whose?

M – Mine

*big pause*

D – From when?

M – Eli lol

D – smart ass

M – did you panic my little April Fool xx
D – not really I was happy a little bit
M – well maybe you shouldn’t go to mr chop chop just yet
D – I know
So that left me completely speechless all day and no he wasn’t pranking me back. So there could be the pitter patter of little feet again in our house. Not anytime soon! There is seriously not enough room in our tiny house for another child and all the stuff that comes with them. And we sold EVERYTHING!!! So we would be starting fresh.

We put it to the boys. Peyton wants a sister. Eli is too little to care. Hunter thinks it’s stupid and he will call the baby BumBum and put it in the toilet :/ So we will see what happens in the next year or so.

Is it wrong I’ve already started name lists – I have given Dean first name naming rights but I have vetoe powers x 5.


Hello world

Well it’s been another busy few weeks/months!

Going through some bridezilla bullshit at the moment with work that will hopefully blow over due to my contract protecting me. It honestly gutted me so bad right to my heart as I work so hard on every job I do and it is my baby. Thankfully for me I have a great support network of family and friends, some of who are involved in the wedding world and photography who have told me to stick to my guns and hold my head high because it was their mistake and not mine. So we will see what happens with that!

Hunter started school a few weeks ago. He is getting there! His birthday party was pretty epic so think he is still coming down from the high of that. He is so beautiful and head strong that there have been a few clashes but nothing major. He is happy and that is what is most important. It is such a different journey for us as parents to what we did with Peyton but a good journey still.

birthday boysuper family

1st day of shcool

Eli is just to smart for his own good. He’s currently sitting in a cardboard box colouring it in. He is my little Rembrandt. Think we might have to hit an art gallery soon to increase his love of art. He loves creating so much. Everyone I talk to and that has seen his drawings is always really impressed at the level he draws at for his age.

joker vs batmanartist at work#artbyeli

He misses the boys a bit during the day but we are loving it just the two of us together. He is also currently obsessed with Frozen. I found this great printable for him

so he can build his own snowman.

do you want to build a snowman

The Sunday just been was filled with beautiful people and friends and new friends made too at my good friend Tanya’s (owner of NZFINCH) baby shower. Nothing is cooler than a picnic baby shower in your backyard with the sun, great food and good friends. I won a bottle of Lindauer too so that’s always a bonus!

Six weeks until holiday time for Dean and I!!! Countdown is so on!

Right that’s the latest from me!

We love reading

Oh books how I love you! And so do my boys.

Most nights (there’s the odd one when it just gets too late or we get too busy!) we read bedtime stories. Having three boys we’ve read a tonne of books the past nearly seven years. Hunter and Eli are still into shorter simpler stories (cat in the hat etc) but Peyton has moved up a stage in where he can now read all of those ones aloud to himself. So the stories I read to him at night now are chapter books. We’ve read a lot of Roald Dahl ones last year. Dean bought a whole collection of them for $50 off a deal website. Ones to treasure always. We’re reading The Wishing Chair at the moment. The library is always our greatest resource of course and we book books online. I just bought 13 Goosebumps books off Trademe for $25. Score! Three arrived today in the post and he was very excited.

I am so glad they have a love of books and reading. It will take them far in life. I can’t wait to read more adventures with my sons, especially books I grew up with. Stuart Little to Harry Potter we will read them all.

Raise your arms Maurice! It’s more fun when you raise your arms like this!

If you’ve got kids or seen Madagascar 2 then you get the title ha ha!

There is a fun day event that lasts 4 days and happens every year at the Alexandra Raceway and it’s completely free!!!. I find out about it every year too late and always think ah well next year. Found out about it this year on opening day at 8.30am. “GET DRESSED! GET SHOES! WE’RE GOING OUT IN 15 MINUTES!”

Got there just after 9am and off we headed, small crowd, no queues pretty much and especially not for the rides my boys wanted to do. The bigger two braved the Ferris Wheel, Crazy circus fun house, big bouncy slide and climb. All four of us went on the rockin’ tugboat ride. Then it started to rain – heavy! Bad mummy didn’t grab the umbrella out the car or bring any jackets oops! So we ran to the marquee and they waited patiently while I went and grabbed a bag of hot mini donuts. Another mad dash back to the car and home for a movie day.


Sunday morning we were spontaneous again and all five of us went this time. Did all the same rides as last time and more. Teacups this time, and I was so excited that Hunter and Peyton went on the sizzler with me as that is pretty intense for kids who have never been on a fast or slightly scary ride before. We all went on the rockin tugboat again and I got them to raise their arms (except Hunter his BFF was the bar to hold on too). None of them were keen for the one that went up in the sky though! Ah well next year!

Best mornings ever!

Gold Star for me!

Gold Star for me!

it’s 12.45am – I’ve been trying to sort out a new website for work and edit wedding photos from yesterday’s wedding! I really need to go to bed. Damn that 2nd long black that my lovely husband bought me this afternoon!!!

I’m so proud of me this weekend! I drove all the way up to Kaeo near the Bay of Islands by myself. Survived the Brynderwyn hills and only got a teensy bit lost! Stunning little town but must admit I was so happy to see busy Auckland traffic again this morning. I am not a fan of rural roads and the idiots that drive on them. They scare the crap out of me!

So yah me!

Dean’s back to work this week 😦 Boys and I are going to miss him not being a big part of our daily routine anymore.