The only slight downside was being with an almost 2 year old that doesn't sleep through the night. I had to work very had at keeping my mouth shut and not offering unsolicited advice along the lines of "he's old enough, you just have to let him figure it out on his own". Having two babies pretty close together certainly stamped some of the gentler parenting ideas out of me.
I have been busy in the garden lately turning the sandpit that surrounds our house into something green. There is a master plan that is going to take some time to implement so for the time being I am just having fun planting any bit of ground with vegetables, herbs and flowers. This is the north side of the house, which I didn't think got much sun and wouldn't produce very good results. Here is Soldier is helping get the soil ready.
So lush and green. I will admit that some of the green is winter grass but I have been picking salads from here and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my first cauliflower. And here is a pumpkin that sprung up from the compost. I see a future with lots of pumpkin soup!
I have been slow on the crafting front but I do have a giant granny square blanket that's almost finished, an emergency baby gift that is coming together pretty quickly. You can have a peek when it is done.
And just for a bit of a lift, isn't this a gorgeous photo? We were in Kings Park for a BBQ and the sun coming through the trees was just delightful.