The month that was...August08:30:00
With winter behind us now for another year, I reflect upon the month that was August and I have only one word to describe this month and that is fast. Time has flown by.
So much so that I was just sitting here wondering if mum was going to come back here to visit as she has had the month off and low and behold I realised the answer to that would be a big fat no because August is done and dusted.
A new baby will do that. Make you forget things that is. Including filling up the electric kettle and placing it on the stove top and turning the plate on. I know, What the? We had a little smoke, the slight smell of burnt plastic. It was a 10 second lapse in concentration or forgetfulness and I do not remember doing it, only just the 10 seconds prior. Baby brain on overload or what? It still works though. Good as gold. My brain too I might add. ha ha!!
Besides the potential there for our house to turn into a scattering of ash, we welcomed our new baby into the world, Oliver Michael. I know I am biased here but he is just so lovely and really is a beautiful baby. He is changing so much everyday day and now I couldn't tell you who he looks like. His brother, my brother, Cameron and little glimpses of his sister. Good old genetics at play. Apparently he is in good stead according to one of my brothers after I told him Oliver has dimples like him. 'Good' he said, 'Chicks dig dimples'. Ha ha
Oliver is doing a good job of getting acquainted with his family.
...and Aunty Yve to name a few. I think he also got a few kicks from his cousin here too, whom we have to wait until November to meet.
My dad celebrated his 61st birthday on the fourth in Toy Story style whilst he and mum were here awaiting the arrival of Oliver. This pic was taken from my I phone.
Having just lost one of my own Grandmothers; Nanna this month, I know my kids are truly blessed to have all four of their grandparents around. It really is quality time where the best memories are made. I only have Dad's mum left, aka Gran and after the funeral on Monday last week I took Oliver to see her before we headed home. It made her day! Oliver is her 29th great-grandchild I believe and was my Nanna's 26th. What a legacy these two ladies are leaving on the earth and how wonderful it is and has been to have them in our lives.
The day before Oliver was born, I took Hugh to one of our local Kinders for their open days. Of course he loved it and I think three year old Kinder is going to be lots of fun for him next year.
This is one of my favourite pic for the month. Its got Spring written all over it. Com-pos-it-ion! he he..
There is nothing like a visit to 'Aroona' at the beginning of a new season to make you feel good.
Out of its winter gloom are splashes of colour around every corner including the gorgeous blooms of that Japonica, the humming of bees and just the inspiration I need to get into my own garden again. Margot is going to give me some new Dahlias to grow and I have been trying to grow some of her lavender from cuttings, however the kids keep pulling them out of the pots which is not helping their cause. Margot let me help myself to her flowers yesterday and I now have a lovely vase filled with daffodils and lilies sitting on the kitchen table.
We are getting outside a heap more in this glorious sunshine of late. The days are getting longer and the Oliver routine is somewhat getting mastered, making life around here pretty happy of late.
September it is now and here are a few things to look forward to this month...
A giveaway on my blog. Yes, that is correct. A gal has got to celebrate a birthday and a year of blogging in style. Watch this space.
The vegetable patches are getting made over. It is time I took control and stop the destroyer chooks. The kids too. Can you believe Hugh took to my broad beans with the secateurs? The only crop the chooks didn't touch.
Fingers crossed here too as we wait for some good news hopefully on our entries into a variety of wine shows.
Im also going to make an effort to get back to Garden Club and will be joining our local Camera Club too.
How was your month?
Whats your favourite thing about Spring?
Thanks for visiting today.