I've been trying for three days to write a 2012 review and/or 2013 plans post but it's just not working for me. I'm not a new year resolution kind of gal, and generally I'd rather go to bed early then wake up with the sunrise for the New Year. So, seeing that my heart just isn't in it, I'm moving on!
Yesterday the Little Big Fella "discovered" a bunch of little presents in a box from my parents. He'd already opened it on Christmas Day but didn't really pay attention at the time. But on discovering paints in the box, it was on!
We got out the messy mat and an old t-shirt of mine to protect his clothes then I let him go for it with the paints while I took photos :-D He ended up painting his fingernails (guess what Mummy's been doing lately that's slightly unusual!) and getting it all over his hands!
For some reason I've also had a bit of a clean out bug over the past week so I've been going through the cupboards and drawers and tossing lots of stuff into bags for the Salvos. So far I have three and a half garbage bags of clothes and linen, about 3 shopping bags of toys and a bag of Christmas decorations all loaded up in the car for the next time I go in that direction.
I also started copying all of my photos from CDs to an external hard drive today. Seriously big job! Mostly because I get distracted :-D I got to remember lots of fun times so I thought I'd share a few of them here:
|You've seen this one before, but here's my little boy learning to ride his motorbike.|
|My 21st birthday! Isn't this cake cool? Unfortunately the staff at the restaurant threw out all of the toffee pieces :-( Fun night though!|
|This is Alvin. He was one of our first attempts at owning chooks and ducks. Yeah, that didn't turn out so well! The first three chicks all died, then Alvin was all alone so he moved to a new place with lots of ducks.|
|The Big Fella and I remember this photo being taken. It was one of the most awkward moments EVER! We were keen on each other but not together and our friend who took the photo kept trying to get us to stand closer together. Awkward.|
|Obviously our wedding. We had so much fun that day and I thought he looked SO handsome in his suit!|
|This is my Big Fella trying to catch my sister's bouquet!|
|When we still lived in Victoria I danced with these girls. For this concert we were dressed as dolls and danced to Gwen Stefani's "Tick Tock".|
|Here's my Little Big Fella in his first week of life!|
|Here's my biggest fish catch ever! A barramundi :-)|
|I finally graduated - it took me about 6 years and I didn't quite complete my degree so graduated with a diploma.|
|These are my grandparents - my Dad's parents. I was stoked when I came across these photos on my CDs!|
|Here's a rare photo of us together - I think it's at Mossman Gorge. This was definitely the worst holiday we've ever had, but it was good to see the photos and see that we actually had some good times amongst it all.|
|Lining up in the plastic bags are some of the staff where I worked. The students got to throw plates of cream at them :-)|
|Here's my best friend! This was at my goodbye dinner before I left Victoria.|
|This was a constant source of amusement when the Little Big Fella was younger. He'd often grab the vacuum cleaner from me to suck up his hair, skin, clothes or whatever. It brought a lot of giggles :-)|
|The Big Fella decided to smoke some meat using his BBQ. Unfortunately he "smoked" the patio too - putting a hole in the roof and also on the side, behind the BBQ :-D|
|I was a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, before we moved to Queensland. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed meeting lots of different people.|
|This is my Dad on the trampoline when we were kids. Nothing like a parent jumping :-D|
|This is Poppy with his motorbike and sidecar. When we first moved to Queensland we stayed with my grandparents for a couple of months and the Big Fella helped Poppy re-paint his bike and sidecar yellow :-)|
Oh! And I saw an idea on Facebook just before Christmas where you write down things that make you smile throughout the year and put them in a box. Then at the end of the year you get to look at what a great year you've had! So I started that tonight.
Wanna know what I wrote about?
Of course you do!
I wrote about the Little Big Fella and I having a jump on his new trampoline for about half an hour this evening, when he probably should have been having a shower. We laughed and giggled and tickled and crashed into each other and had a great time.
Yeah, that's a good memory :-)