Muddy Organiser – Taking in the spectacular Warrumbungles
Muddy Pixie – Enough with the shoes already – I’ll carry them
Muddy Puzzler – Captured in a moment that cheeky smile
Muddy Boy – I want to do what my sisters are doing
Muddy Organiser – At the moment there is no silence, you are constantly chattering away, asking questions, sharing information, your mouth just never stops.
Muddy Pixie – At the moment you have good days and bad days, the good days you let me do your hair, the bad days – you don’t
Muddy Puzzler – This week you turned 4, it’s hard for me to believe and you are LOVING being 4
Muddy Boy – Caught in motion, as Muddy Hubby throws you in the air
Over the weekend Muddy Hubby and I had to be on the coast, so we had two Muddy Kids with us and took some time out to take them to the beach. For me, growing up on the coast it’s not so much of a ‘wow’ thing, for Muddy Hubby and the kids though it is awesome, every, single, time! It’s like each time is the first time seeing it, stopping, just watching the sun, the sand, the waves, and the shells, my goodness the shells! It is all shiny and new.
Each time we go to the beach the Muddy Kids collect shells, hundreds of them, we go through a culling process, then a washing process, and then a mummy culling process and then we have a small collection to take back home to remember our time at the beach.
Although the beach doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ factor for me, I get such enjoyment from Muddy Hubby’s and the Muddy Kids excitement that I can’t help but get caught up in the excitement, looking at the beach through fresh eyes as if it was shiny and new.
The coming together of family is always so special, the shared memories, funny stories unearthed, the companionship that can only be had with family. Then the time afterwards to relish in my own little family and hope that they also have the same bond with their cousins and extended family as they grow.
I am joining in with 52 Weeks of Grateful which can be found here over at Octavia and Vicky.
Muddy Organiser – Now on gate duty, jumping out so quickly to get the gate
Muddy Pixie – Stacking up her own fire and packing it down, just like Dad
Muddy Boy – Dirt, Dust and Old Machinery = Happy Boy
Muddy Puzzler – Glamorous in her party dress while holding a sheep skull – and showing off her new haircut.
My Muddy Pixie and I have had a whirlwind trip to Sydney and back this week, I’ve squeezed in a day of work a little bit of washing, some trips up the paddock and taken the Muddy Puzzler to a birthday party, it’s been go, go, go and it’s nice to know tomorrow is Sunday. In all the busyness I have made sure to stop and reflect on what I’m grateful for this week.
Toasted marshmallows with the Muddy Kids up the paddock.
Family Drives around the farm.
A flexible work place.
Specialist Doctors who keep you calm and know what they’re talking about.
Good Friends who can answer techy questions about which I have no idea.
New ugg boots that keep my feet toasty warm.
My Muddy Hubby who has stepped up when I am sick and in bed by 8:30.
Lots of things to be grateful for on the Muddy Farm this week. Check out the other lovely grateful posts over at Octavia and Vicky where Kylie hosts 52 Weeks of Grateful.