Sunday, June 30, 2013

Story Chapter 26- The setting

The setting of my story is one of the best things- most successful parts of my story.

The main setting of my life is my home. I have it pretty much exactly how I want it. I make a few tweaks from time to time- and I could mop more but hey.

I love having a space that is big enough to do what we want to do. I love having spaces for everyone's needs. The reading corner is a particularly favourite area. As is my craft room- having a dedicated space to create in is completely awesome.

I spend probably 85% of my time at home especially over the summer months- when I'm not taxiing the kids to winter sports games and practices. My favourite time of day is the window between when Tama as gone off to sleep and when I gently coax him out of bed to pick up the kids. It's quiet and there are no interruptions. The worst time of  day is once we get home with the kids and everyone wants a piece of me and all have at least 10 inane pieces of information that they MUST share from their day/their facebook/ their weird brain.

I love the way the sun streams into our main room. I love the space in the linen cupboard. The storage in the garage. And the fact we don't have to share a bathroom with the kids.

I would change only two things about this house: The crappy cheap faux wood floor and the backyard- which needs: space, a pool, a lawn overhaul and a lot more vegetation especially trees.

My home is set in a suburb that I don't particularly love but it does have it's assets: it's close to Merenia's school and the shopping centre- and it's really not too far to a whole bunch of other places. We also have the pond, playground and construction site all fairly close.

My suburb is set in a city that I am growing to love. I love its weather with all it's extremes and how it reminds me just how amazing the world we live in is. I love what I have seen of the wild life, communities, and destinations. I love that we have so much left to explore.

At the end of the year we are looking at moving a couple of suburbs away. I am scared to leave our amazing home but will be delighted to join an amazing community. I'm excited to have the kids living in the community that their school friends do. I think we will have a home that has a much better outdoor environment for our outside dwelling boys.

It will be another chapter in our story.

"Stay, stay at home, my heart and rest; Home-keeping hearts are the happiest, For those that wander they know not where Are full of trouble and full of care; To stay at home is best."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tama Turns 2

We ended up celebrating Tama's Birthday on the 23rd- he didn't know- but it was just easier to do it on a Sunday rather than a Monday that was looking like it was going to be quite full.

I love that he really takes the time to look at every present- including flicking through the books and checking out the cards.

It was very much a construction machinery themed birthday- with a few other bits thrown in for variety (and his book loving Mama).

He worked his way through the toys trying almost everything before breakfast.

He was kind and shared his balloons.

With Saskia too!

He was super happy and just totally into everything.

Favourite present by a country mile.

Construction site cake.
(If you haven't tried Philadelphia Lemon Cream Cheese Icing- DO!)

When asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner Tama said "Meat" We had a roast. And he wanted his special drink to be "Green" and so that's what we did.

Our neighbours joined us for singing and cake.

It was a pretty cool day for a pretty cook kid.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013