Friday, December 12, 2014

#DecemberDaily Days 1-6

This year I thought I join in with December Daily, you know because I have a great track record of keeping up to date with my Project Life Albums and all... but anyway. It's the 11th of December and I am pretty much up to date so I thought I better share them here (because you know if I don't then they didn't happen, right?) for posterity. And because, well I haven't really blogged in yonks!

And I've just realised that I don't have a picture of the second page for day 5... I'll share that when I upload days 7-14. 

Anyhow, I'm mainly using all the supplies from the Ali Edwards December Daily kit. I'll probably add a few different embellishments that I have in my stash, but I'd have to unpack it first (yep, I still haven't finished unpacking from our move last month). 

If you want to check out some other December Daily layouts be sure to check out Alyce's over at And Sew We Craft. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gifts for Boys (8-12 years)

It's that time of year again when the kids start writing their letters to Santa. Above is just a small snippet of what Caden has on his list.

It's heavily focused on on Minecraft and Video Games.

1. Minecraft Steve Figurine
2. Skateboard
3. Yet more Minecraft figurines
4. Rabbids Invasion The Interactive TV Show game
5. Fuji Instant Camera
6. And MORE Minecraft merchandise

He is just a little obsessed with Minecraft at the moment and he has finished most of his video games that he received for his birthday in September so a new game in the house will be very welcome and he loves Rabbids Invasion on Foxtel so this game will be a no brainer.

Do you have a Minecraft obsessed kid in your house? 

What about video games, do your kids play them? 

Is there a limit on the time that they are allowed to play them? 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The kindness of strangers

On Friday I went down to the post office to collect a parcel thinking it was just some Christmas shopping that I had ordered online. But when I turned the parcel over to see who is was from I was shocked to see the name Tash.

Tears started to well up as I wondered what she had sent me and why. Well she had read this post and thought she would do something special for me. And man did she make my day, week, dare I say it, month?!

You see Tash and I have never met, we've only chatted on social media. And whilst she might not be a stranger to me, she still is if you know what I mean? But that simple gesture from Tash really made my day and it also made B's too. He couldn't believe someone I have never actually met sent us a gift out of the kindness of her heart.

Tash we are so grateful that you took the time to do something wonderful for us by celebrating Darcy. We truly appreciate it, you are a beautiful human x.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fourth Baby...

Since Darcy was born I've been surprised by the amount of comments about his birth order in our family. Yes, he is our 4th child but NO this doesn't make him or his birth any less important than our 1st.

I guess it all started with the fact that B wasn't able to be there for his birth. I was met with comments about me being an old hand at this birth thing so I didn't need him anyway... This is so not true. I do wish he would have been there for the birth of his 4th child. It was just as special as the birth of his 1st.

And well the comments have kept coming, and not just the comments really. But the lack of acknowledgement from family and friends too. I guess that might come down the digital age that we live in now and well, Facebook too. Yes they may have liked a picture or typed the words congratulations on a Facebook post , but there were markedly less phone calls and text messages than when the other three kids entered the world.

There were only a handful of cards received in the mail too. And that makes me sad. I've kept the cards from when the older three were born and can notice the gradual decline as our family grew. But little Darcy received a grand total of FOUR cards. FOUR.

I just wish he was welcomed a little more into this world by our extended family and friends. Don't get me wrong, some of our family and friends did acknowledge his birth more than enough. It's just the ones that didn't haven't gone unnoticed.

Did you notice that as your family grew the excitement and well wishes decreased? 

*Please note that I realise that these comments are made with the best intentions, but sometimes they just hurt.
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