Woven- Two little peas in a pod

For those who have just started following Growing A Bebé, Woven is a new series of stories from the women around me- their stories of labour, love and growing their little families.. I hope you see the imperfect perfect of this experience we call motherhood in the tapestry of stories woven by each woman.. My next…

Love lives here..

There was a time where a messy house would put me out of sorts. By out of sorts I mean, I would go commando cleaning everything up, I would probably get annoyed at my husband and say something I didn’t really mean because why..why can’t me take his shoes upstairs..For me, in my younger years,…

Winter Warmers

While we don’t get snow here in Sydney, Australia the weather can drop to around 1-2 degrees overnight and in the mornings. I have already been layering Ava with her pajama onesie and an extra pair of pants and a long sleeve top.. it may be over the top but her room is freezing during…

Baby Toys

I generally keep our home very clean.. everything has a place.. shoes..books..toys..everything… Having a young baby who is almost mobile has put a small dent in this- if it’s not toys everywhere, it’s clothing or a headband.. As Ava has gotten older I’ve definitely relaxed a little.. We have a canvas hamper that we use to store…

The Modern Dad- Birthday Ideas

Tomorrow is Greg’s birthday. This will be 9 birthdays together! We have climbed bridges, gone to fancy restaurants.. I have given him handmade gifts and bought gifts. We have stayed places for a weekend as well as celebrated with friends at home.. One thing I’m grateful for is, that finding a gift for him has…

Bedroom Update

When Greg and I first bought our townhouse we knew we needed to cosmetically update the house- I’m talking brown walls, ceiling fans, brown tiles.. the whole lot.. Apparently the lady who lived in our house prior to us purchasing was a police officer so my guess is that she didn’t spend much time at…

Woven- A story from Iraq

They say it takes a village to raise a child.. I wanted to introduce a new series of stories from the women around me- their stories of labour, love and growing their little families. There will be women who have migrated from other countries, women who are in ministry with young families, women who are…

Ava- 9 months old

I decided to dust off the old camera to take some shots of Ava! We can’t believe she is 9 months old! Motherhood has and continues to be an amazing experience..  

Quinoa & Beef Meatballs

We introduced Quinoa to Ava when she was about 5 months old and she loved it! I mixed it with sweet potato, or zucchini. I think the change in texture from her normal pureed food was a great new experience. Most nights I look through Pinterest for recipe ideas for Baby Food- purees and semi-solids, considering…

First Birthday Inspiration

I have been pinning on a board called Ava’s first birthday since she turned about 2 months old- I couldn’t help it. I doubt we’re going to throw her a party, but for the sake of hypothetically having fun I’ve gathered together some of my favourite ideas! From Top Right to Left Floral One |…

Turning a corner at 8 months..

I know, I know, I’ve been pretty slack with updating the blog.. I tend to just do a photo dump.. which is what I’m doing today.. but I promise I’ll try harder! It feels like we have turned a corner with Ava. She seems to have developed into a toddler the last week or so-…

The Best of- Breakfast (Sydney)

Ever since Greg and I married (7 and a bit years ago) we have enjoyed going out for Saturday Breakfast. During the work week we tend to rush in the mornings so breakfast is an on-the-go/ how-fast-can-I-eat-this event. We have tried a number of places around Sydney (i.e. barely scratched the surface of all the…