Saturday at our place was pretty much run of the mill.. washing, cleaning and a good dose of fresh air in our back yard.. I didn't have a lot on the 'must-do list' this weekend so I just soaked up my kids.
You may have noticed a new little button pop up on the side bar last week.. Well its official.. after months of loitering around the Sunny Mummy website I given in and joined up to be a Sunny Mummy myself. I've been neglecting myself a little of late and have been very focussed on ticking things off the to-do list and I've been head down and bum up as far as kasiabear designs go. The kids have been well looked after and so has the house but I haven't looked after the captain of this ship.. 'me'..
I saw this little clip on seven cherubs.. one of my favourite blogs last week and again this week over at SPR.. I fell in love with it last week and have watched it most evenings before going to bed..
(please take a moment to have a look.. its so incredibly worth it..)
I love our ordinary days and always have. I always try to remember to stop and smell the roses, so to speak, and I do notice the amazing things that happen in our ordinary days and log them into my memory and try to photograph them.. but I've been a tired mummy and have overlooked at how incredibly tired I really have been.. I stopped seeing the positive side of everything like I normally do, I stopped chuckling to myself, while in a stern voice telling the kids not to draw on each other or run around the house doing a nudie run..
So on Sunday I decided to take care of my children's mummy and have a little me time. A baby shower was already on the cards, so I headed off in my little buzz box listening to the beautiful Beth Orton. I caught up with a handful of my girlfriends, got to soak my feet (as it was a bodyshop foot fantasy party) and ate cheesecake. I then headed off to another friends place and we went down to the beach with her little pup.. had dinner and a quick stroll on the beach.. I got home and opened the door to an at last you're home look on three faces.. I proceeded to put Zaccy to bed followed by Ella and chilled out for the rest of the evening by myself, as hubby had to take off to take care of a work emergency..
It's incredible how rejuvenated I felt this morning even after yet another night of broken sleep.. one day I'll have a block of sleep that lasts longer than 3 hours, and I really don't mind when that is.. I'm sure it will creep up on me and I'll be missing those midnight cuddles with my little man and I'll miss turning over in bed to find Ella snuggled in between my husband and I.. I'll miss chuckling at two little nudies running around the house like mad giggling their little heads off..
It didn't take a lot of effort, just a day out being me and I'm back.. ready to take on the mummy role yet again and overlook how tired I am and soak up all the glorious things that happen in our each and every day..
more week-a-boo here..
more point + shoot here..