I love the quick accessibility that a camera phone offers. In time gone by those fleeting moments that make you laugh or smile would only be captured in your memory. In the modern age I can now grab a quick snap to look back on in years to come (I am so glad of photos, my memory is notoriously bad).
Here are some of those moments ...
Bennie pooped all over Daddy!! So gross, yet so funny!
Zak's dress up days. Particularly love the one of him and Josh as supermen!
Even if I've had the worst night sleep. Waking up next to these boys never fails to bring a smile...
Re-visiting all those firsts with Bennie. You'd think having watched two of my previous children do these things already would make it less exciting and special. But it's absolutely just as wonderful (ok, explosive nappy not quite so wonderful). I love seeing Bennie grow and change. It goes by so fast. Can't believe he's 3 months already!
First time in the baby bouncer, first really explosive poop,
Starting to discover his hands and use them to grab stuff (2 1/2 months)
first time to roll over from back to front (look at his little confused face!)
The kids came into our room one morning adorned in all of Aniah's hair accessories. So sweet.
Aniah comes out with some cracking one liners sometimes. Recently my brother Matt was over visiting from Dubai. He started to lose his hair quite young and as a result has opted to shave it now. Anyway, Aniah has never really seen anyone with a shaved head. When she saw Matt for the first time she asked 'Uncle Mafiew, where your hair gone?' He replied that it had moved to his chin. She replied 'I like it' as she placed her hand on his head.
Later that week, he was over again and she came down the stairs holding Mrs potato head. "Uncle Matt, you like Mr Potato head... you want his hair?". Poor Matt, he took it all in good humor.
The kids do have many not so gentle moments with Bennie, but on the whole they are pretty good with him and love him to bits...
Sometimes I try and entice our kids to eat their healthy lunch by arranging it in an amusing way.
After a few minutes of eating, Aniah came through and showed me her plate, "Look Mummy, an angry face".
Aniah fell asleep looking like this the other day. She looked like a sleeping princess.
My kind father sometimes comes over to our house to help out in the garden. This day the kids took delight in watching him from their Wendy house.
Then they decided to join in with cutting the grass using paint rollers.
Before leaving, Grandpa kindly read some bedtime stories to the kids.