I'm back, though I never left. I've had a few crazy months.
Starting with 14 weeks of morning sickness so bad I struggled to make it though the day. Followed by Harper and I catching a flu that lasted a month, Harper spent two days in hospital, and I ended up with pneumonia. 

Then we had a crazy idea to buy a house before little is born. Three weeks later we bought a house, in three weeks we move in. I'm exhausted, but its nice to be busy and nice to have change. A mortgage is daunting, it's taken a long time for me to commit, but I'm here now and ready to make a patch of dirt mine.

The kids are good, growing like crazy, becoming more independent each week. I'm 23 weeks and feeling very pregnant, I'll save the details for a pregnancy related post.



 A portrait of my family, once a week every week whenever I have time, in 2014.

Charlie, a girl who wears skirts just so she can twirl.


Light at the end of a tunnel. Week 13.

One of the sad things that comes with not blogging often is I've stopped taken photos. I never took photos solely for the blog, but having a blog seems to work well as a reminder. I've felt better in the last week (pregnancy week 13) I'm still not 100% and do feel sick everyday but I'm not throwing up and my energy is slowly coming back, you'll still find me in bed by 9pm but I'm getting basic jobs done around the house. The first trimester really kicked my butt, I feel like I'm coming out of a haze. At some stage I'll try and do YouTube pregnancy videos, and weekly updates here on the blog.
I feel like my tummy grew a lot this week although this photo is taken at the end of the day when bloating takes over any form of baby in there, in the morning I have a smaller bump.


Monster Milk

For the last few months Harper has been fussy, He wont touch vegetables other than mashed potato, and I have trouble hiding them in foods. I'm slowly finding ways of getting him to eat vegetables and still serve them with ever meal. He might have turned his nose up to this green smoothie had I not mentioned it was Monster milk. We even ate some Pea and ham soup which would have been a struggle had it not been Monster brains. You get my point, sometimes you need to think like a kid and if you're lucky occasionally it works.

Vegan Monster Milk

I cup of soy milk, or your preferred milk
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 frozen banana
1 dried date for sweetness (optional)

Blend it up until smooth and watch you fussy preschooler drink it and want more.