A picnic for our bear!

We celebrated Byron’s two years of life at our favourite park down by the river.
A teddy’s bear picnic was the order of the day. The looming rain clouds and then the down pour didn’t dampen our spirits even though we did get a bit wet!


Name tags for the teddy’s!

Picnic food!


When talking about his party Byron was very clear that he would be having cake and candles and that is what he got!

We give God…

our many thanks…

for our fun, colourful, miracle boy!

Love Martine


Byron turned two today! He has always been a cuddly boy and we have always thought of him as our cuddly bear…and just recently discovered one of the meanings of Byron is bear…very apt!

A brown bear for our boy – and for his teddy’s bears picnic birthday party!

Byron you are strong, powerfully affectionate, loving, quick to say sorry, have a very cute scrunchy smile, you can be LOUD with your deep voice, you love to run, jump, dance and sing, play hide and seek, the Wiggles are your favourite/obsession at the moment :) and you love to put your head under the water at the pool. It is a joy to be your mum and I thank God for so wonderfully giving you life and giving you to us!
We love you so much!
You bring energy and joy everywhere you go!

Love Martine

The week that was….

This ‘lil guy got accepted into prep with a distance education school…he is loving “school at home” and has been excitedly learning all about cheetah’s while pretending to be one most of the time.
“Mummy let’s be a Cheetah herd…I’ll be the big boy cheetah, Byron will be the baby cheetah, daddy will be the daddy cheetah and you can be the mummy cheetah.”
I love what Noah said this afternoon in character…”Mummy cheetah, I am going to hunt down an impala (aka pillow) for dinner for us all”. He then preceded to BBQ an impala for us to eat :) So cute!

Byron is ten months old! He is crawling around the place and pulling himself to stand on anything he can!

I received a lovely package in the mail from etsy. Thanks Tamara!

Loving this print and this verse :)
Galatians 5:25 For the fruit of the Holy Spirit living in your life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.


The last few weeks….

The last few weeks have been full of boxes, packing, unpacking, cleaning and shifting!!
We have embarked upon a new adventure as a family and have settled into our new house and are slowly reorientating to our new area!

In amongst all the boxes, emotion and exhaustion that comes with moving and resettling (mixed in with more gastro and Byron having a suspected case of measles) I know God’s peace and trying to take each day as a new adventure…

This cubby entertained Byron and Noah while getting jobs done!

Our spotty boy was still happy to smile for the camera! :)

Noah was loving being a “scary” tiger!

Dan and the moving truck :))

Byron is seven…months that is! :)

“Hey Dad….the dummy is just a little bit too far…”

…a favourite pose by Byron…its hilarious!

I will find him with a sock in his mouth and he will be happily chewing away on it!

…we love your gorgeous smile…

…and your favourite toys are kitchen utensils! Maybe a future master chef in the making?

We love you Byron!

A favourite little song….

Jesus loves Byron this I know

For the Bible tells me so

Little ones to Him belong

They are weak but Jesus is strong

Yes! Jesus loves Byron!

Yes! Jesus loves Byron!

Yes! Jesus love Byron!

The Bible tells me so

Our weeks that were….

Noah’s early morning “Grader” research while trying to keep warm!

Cherishing six month old Byron…so so cute :)

…backyard camping antics…
Noah is anticipating the day when he and Dan sleep outside in the tent!
“When the weather gets warmer mummy!”

Every young knight needs to polish his sword :)
Dan and I were given this sword for a wedding present from his parents…reminding us of God’s word and the powerful role it plays in the Christians life….
Hebrews 4:12
“The word of God is living and active…sharper than any two edged sword…”

After arriving home around dinner time the other day I was greeted by “super boy Noah”….”Hi there super Mummy! I am cutting us up vegetables for dinner!” I’m glad he is keeping us healthy :)

Ready for church and Byron has sneakers! Not that he needs them but they sure do look cute!

Here is to another week…

Thankyou Jesus for each day you give us and the strength you give to live, truly live in you.


Around here….

A little bit of sunflower love…

Bread baked by Granny Sandy! :)

Byron getting close to the action in his makeshift highchair :)

Definitely more cooking!

Noah “hugging” a wallaby :)

Remembering how much God really does love and take delight in us…

Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God is with you…
The Lord will take delight in you,
and in His love He will give you new life.
He will sing and be joyful over you…”

And this ‘lil guy is almost 6 months and two teeth have made an appearance! Ouch for Byron!

The wind…the breezy type that is…

On a particularly windy day while feeling a bit of cabin fever it was time for us to get out and walk…

…being transported in the red chariot (+kite)…

…to the park to fly Noah’s kite!

Although Noah’s kite looks dangerously close to power lines it wasn’t :), it did fly into goal posts a few times though!

…our handsome boys…

…the wind reminds me of God…how even though we can’t see the wind we can see the affects of the wind…

It takes faith to believe.