Zoe helps with admin

I’m feeling ill still and doing admin at home today. The plan is to get everything ready to drive over to Melbourne for the congress with Rose on the weekend. Tonks is gradually improving, she has started eating again and moving around the place on her own. Zoe helped out with the admin but sleeping in amusing formations on the couch.
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Overdosing on cute photos

Today I helped a friend paint walls, and then did grocery shopping and a lot of admin. Because I like you, I’m not going up talk about it. Instead, you’re getting photos of babies and kittens. You are lucky!

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My gorgeous god daughter Sophie is nearly one now and had figured out how to crawl. Every week when I visit I feel closer to her. I love holding her and playing with her. I was a little worried at first that maybe is only bond to her as a tiny baby and detach as she grew older, but the reserve seems to be happening, I’m more comfortable and confident and in love each time I see her.

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Given my own baby plans in blessed to be inheriting get outgrown clothes and belongings. This week I was given her delightful pea green carrier! I adore this. The rest of our baby stash is living in Rose’s shed, but the carrier came home to my place where I can admire it. Tonks decided to try it out for size. Provided no babies are allergic to cats I think we’re going to be okay 🙂 What we do about bouffy Zoe I really don’t know.

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So there, don’t ever say I’m not good to you. 🙂

Recipe for fun with kids

Rose and I are doing our first kid sleepover! One of her nieces has recently turned 13 and come to stay for the night as a treat. We’ve done amazing glitter tattoos, takeaway Indian, a movie (we watched Rise of the Guardians for the first time, I loved it), a midnight picnic down the beach, and tomorrow has plans for board games, op shopping, and cake. 🙂
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I have been drowning in adult responsibilities lately and SO MISSED being silly, having a laugh, getting sand in my ears. Just the beauty of the beach at night was enough to cut through the sense of deadening mundane. I’m blessed. 🙂

Recipe for midnight picnic:

  • 1 Mad Dog
  • 1 Themos of hot chocolate
  • 1 packet of Raspberry licorice
  • 1 large beach towels
  • 3 Beanies
  • 3 Jackets

Take all to beach around 11.30pm. Dispense onto sand. Start ticklefight. 

Zoe ran excitedly around like a mad thing, dug holes, half buried us in sand, knocked us over, and cracked the occasional rib. We got into an argument about whether you could see Victor Harbor from Grange beach. We discussed the probability of a mysterious apparition in the sky being a spy platform, a swarm of flying scarab beetles, or a cloud. We threw a stick for Zoe. We lay down in a huddle and star gazed.

Whoot!
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