Sunday, September 5, 2010

Willow Rose Turns One

My baby girl turned one yesterday and the day came with very mixed emotions. Although excited by this momentous occasion I was also very emotional that this day came at all. When Willow was 5 five weeks old she was admitted to hospital with a very severe case of cellulitis. It was behind her eye so the doctors were very afraid it would spread to her brain, not to mention she was the youngest baby they had seen diagnosed with it. In the week she spent in hospital I think I spent only one whole hour away from her side. My husband and I watched our baby girl prodded and poked so many times and each time only got harder not easier. Her big brother Xavier kept us sane and so grounded, he really is wise beyond his four years.
The day the doctor came and told us we could take our little princess home was the happiest day I have experienced thus far, that was the day I finally let the pent up tears flow free, as did numerous other family members. It was also the day we were told just how sick Willow actually had been. I will be eternally grateful to all the medical staff for their care and understanding.
So as you can imagine, seeing our little girl turn one was an even bigger deal than it normally would be. We celebrated with all our family and friends and I spent the day laughing and simultaneously running to the bedroom for a little cry.
Willow, Mummy, Daddy and Xavier love and cherish you so much and we just could not imagine our lives without you, thank you and Happy Birthday Darling Girl. XXX

Friday, August 27, 2010

Confession Time

Hello, my name is Sheryn and I am a shopaholic. Although always partial to a good shopping spree this addiction has gone ten fold since having the kids, I blame this on boredom and just a little bit of wanting to be a Yummy Mummy. The funny thing is that since having the kids shopping is so much harder.
As I have mentioned earlier I have been on a weight loss journey and I have now reached my goal weight. Part of achieving this is due to the reward I promised to give myself which was a HUGE shopping spree.

I also asked for only vouchers for my birthday which was graciously delivered, thanks friends and family. However when I imagined this shopping spree it was me all on my own, easier said than done when hubby works 6 days a week.
So after hearing the devastating news that DFO was in financial strife I decided to see what I could do to save it and yesterday I packed up two moody kids and a days worth of snacks and set of for my local DFO. The one year old screamed the whole time but I did not let this deter me, I think it's fair to say that DFO will not be closing it's doors any time soon. No, please don't thank me, just give me ideas on hiding the credit card bill.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Celebrations!!

It was my birthday this weekend and I must say it truly was glorious. I have had an awful throat infection for the last week but I did my best to ignore it (and my diet). Hubby and the kids spoilt me rotten, I love my new gumboots!!! I was born on Friday 13th and as this year it also fell on Friday 13th we had all the family over for pizza and cake. Then on Saturday we got a babysitter and hubby took me to Vue de Monde in Melbourne. What an experience, I even ate snails.....and they were yummy!!
It is weekends like this that you realise just how blessed you are to just have some of life's simple pleasures.
Now to get back on the diet!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I can honestly say that I have not had a week like this in so long and that's a good thing as it's been awful. Lots of things have happened but it's always like that, when it rains it pours. However one of the hardest aspects is two sick kids which means no leaving the house. I am going crazy!!
On a good note though, my weight loss journey is going great guns. After two kids and an illness I had stacked on the kilos and I felt sluggish and BIG. However I decided to follow the Dukan Diet and so far I have lost 7.4 kilos in 7 weeks. I love the feeling of putting on clothes and finding that they are too big. I have 1.6 kilos until my goal weight and then I am going on a killer shopping spree, sans kids!
Only problem is that I weighed what I weigh now 5 years ago when I got married but my body looked a lot different back then. I dare say having two babies and age have played a role in that. I am working out most days but may need to kick it up a notch.
It's amazing how much better you can handle stressful weeks like this when your health is good. Why didn't I do this sooner???

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Travel List

Simone over at honey and fizz got me thinking about my dream travel places today, so I thought I would share a few of them with you. The first of course being New York.
                                                              New York
                               Italy ( a must considering my other half is Italian)
                                                             San Francisco

There are so many more but I am concentrating on these ones for now. We are off to Fiji in October and yes I am very excited but this trip is based more on what's easiest with two kids. Hopefully the next one will be a little more adventurous!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Things that make me happy.







Wednesday, July 28, 2010


If money were no object this is the house I would buy. I came across this in our local rag and I think my heart actually stopped. The inside is not to my taste at all but so much can be done about that. It's just so pretty. If somebody had asked me even an hour ago what my dream home looked like I could not have answered but now I can. Love it, love it, love it!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Dream Outdoor Table

I have always wanted a very rustic outdoor table, possibly made from railway sleepers, however I have never found one I loved, until now.
There is an old antique warehouse in Mornington that will be closing it's doors soon and while spending a few leasurely hours there yesterday I came across this table. How much you ask??? A bargain at $650.00. However the dilemma is this, earlier this year I gave up on this dream and bought an outdoor table from Early Settler, it cost a lot more money and just does not have the charachter of the one above. Hubby said if we were not turning our backyard into a contruction site very soon we could get it and sell the other. Words of wisdom but still worthy of a little tantrum I think :(
I have not told my sister this story yet but I can just hear her motto in my ears...See it, Love it, Buy it!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby

It was hubby's birthday on Thursday so today we had both our families around for cake. There is nothing like sitting around with loved ones watching the next generation play and explore. Master Xavier being 4 feels he has to be the responsible one with his sister Willow 11 months and cousin Kayla 1. So very cute, makes me realise how much he is growing up. Every day he comes out with the most amazing things and every day without fail he makes me laugh until my sides split. Love you little buddy xx

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fiji Here We Come

Finally accommodation booked, 11 nights at The Outrigger in Fiji. We so need this holiday and as we will begin building when we get back and then will be buying a new house it will be the last in a while. I have started looking on for some ideas on "the Dream Home" and already I am confused as to what I really want. It doesn't need to start as the dream house but it needs to be able to become the dream home. It's all happening so fast now, excited but a little freaked out!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flights are all booked for 11 nights, now it would be handy if we had somewhere to stay, I am currently waiting on a quote. I have decided we do not go on holidays often enough to stay in mediocre accommodation. The room I want to get is a bure with butler service, but only if the quote comes in under budget. This holiday had better be good as when we return the backyard will be made into a construction site, which brings to mind the next dilemma, what to do with the four year old and two dogs??

Monday, July 19, 2010

Island Dreaming

I am currently dreaming of lagoon waters and lazy days by the beach, especially since my little household of four are all sick. We are off to Fiji in October and I am so excited, 12 whole days, just myself, the workaholic and the kids.
I think this will be the first holiday I have ever had where I really do NOTHING!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Here We Go

Well, I did it, I joined the blog world, something I thought I would be terrified of, and to be honest I still am a little.
I am a full time stay at home Mum, my little boy Xavier is four years old and my daughter Willow is ten months.
I used to love to write but for the last few years ( at least over 10) I have not really had an outlet to do so. Therefore I am very much out of pracetice so please bear with me.
We are currently living in our first house which we lovingly renovated. However we are now looking to upgrade to "THE DREAM HOME".
Council has FINALLY approved our plans to build a unit in our backyard and once hubby (builder/plumber) has completed that mammoth task I can start the search that I have been dreaming of for many years. It is this journey that I hope to take you all on with me.
I hope I do the blog world justice.