The only place to be

Love Bug isn’t very well. Her head hurts. She has a temperature. Her arms and legs hurt. Her appetite has faded. She’s got snot {which she’s very enthusiastic to make sure you’ve had a good look at}.

She’s super snuggly and she wants to cuggle. A lot. Even more than usual. {Of course, this can only be seen as upside.}

Even though it wasn’t Saturday last night. And it’s not Saturday tonight, Love Bug is sleeping in mumma’s bed.

the only place to be

Because sometimes when you’re {in her words} feeling a little bit not well your mumma’s bed is the only place to be. It’s also a little easier for your mumma to be right there for you when you need her.

Your puppy dogs too.

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Que Sera

Love Bug has a favourite song.

She sings along.

It’s very, very cute.

If we’re in the car and it comes on she asks me to make it louder.

If we’re in the car and it’s not on, she requests ahead of time in case it comes on for me to make it louder.

que sera

outside of kindy – we can’t get out of the car because the song is still on the radio

Always there with a smile, saying you’re not alone.

Singing la, la la la, Que Sera.

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Tasty Tuesday {nut butter cookies + cherry cacao bliss balls}

When I saw Teresa Cutter’s recipe for Salted Nut Butter Cookies in my inbox the other day, part of me though oh yeah and part of me thought oh no.

cashew nut butter cookies

Oh yeah because, well, cookies with no dairy, no refined sugar and no flour. Oh no because, well, that. Love Bug and I made ours with cashew nut butter {organic and all cashew, no other nasties in the jar} and some honey from our friends at the farmers’ market. I put some crushed macadamias on some and some organic dark chocolate chips in others. Surprising even myself, I wouldn’t use chocolate chips again. They’re good, but the ones with the crushed macadamias on top are delicious.

cherry cacao bliss balls

At her request, Love But and I also made some more bliss balls. This week we made them using cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, organic dried cherries, organic coconut, maca powder, organic raw cacao, coconut oil and organic maple syrup. Similar recipe here.

did you eat the nut ball mix out of the bowl bubba?Love Bug, did you eat the bliss ball mix straight out of the bowl?

 

 

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Growing body parts

This may not look like much to you.

But to me it is a HUGE step. Love Bug’s drawing has evolved. This weekend circles and lines joined forces to become bodies, hair, arms, legs and tails {naturally}.

Her drawings are growing body parts.

growing body parts

And in this case, fins. Yep, this is a fish mumma.

fish

The look on her face is priceless as she hands over piece after piece of her gorgeous new art. Then another piece. And then a couple more, her confidence growing with each one.

The tears started when she handed me a piece and said There’s writing on this one mumma and it says we are in America and I really love my mumma. Do you like it my mumma?

Then she started naming the pieces: this one is called …

Ridonculous.

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Silent Sunday {even when she’s sleeping}

One paw on her little sister – looking out for her, even when she’s sleeping.

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Under the flight path

We live under the flight path of the busiest airport in our country. Sometimes I notice the planes, particularly if it’s windy and more flights are using that runway.

Last night though, with the news of the MH17 tragedy, I heard every plane. This morning the earliest arrivals woke me. I couldn’t help but feel every family’s slightly anxious anticipation – and their extra joy at holding their loved ones close. Arrivals halls all around the world will be scenes of extra love today. Tears and love.

As I snuggled back under the warm covers, wedged into bed by my three loves my thoughts turned to all of those families who will never hold their loved ones again. And to their fuzzy family loves … who will never know why their precious friends didn’t come home. Tears. And extra loves for my loves.

Peace: such a simple concept but so difficult for humans to achieve. I saw somewhere once {if I could remember where, I’d reference it here} a mathematical equation:

PI {peace in} + PO {peace out} = World Peace {sustainable}

We need to find forgiveness and peace within ourselves for this to ever be achievable, so my challenge for each of you today is this: try to find peace within today.

peace - marvin gaye

Then give your loved ones a big squeeze.

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I love you guys

Tonight Love Bug said to me mumma I like you and I love you too.

As if that little pearl wasn’t enough, I was sitting on the floor giving Bella a cuddle and she came over to us and wrapped her arms around us: I love you guys.

As mentioned yesterday, last night I had a tough evening at the mumma office. Tonight we were having a chat and a cuddle on the couch. It was a bit after her bedtime, but not too much. She said that she wasn’t tired and she didn’t want to go to bed.

I took this photo approximately 60 seconds later.

I love you guys Ah kids and their FOMO. It’s very cute.

Sometimes.

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