Our lawn is like a swamp - just need a few flax bushes, tussocks and pukekos and we'd be sweet. DH suggested digging a few holes to make a pond so some Paradise Ducks could come and make their zzzzzt zzzzzt noises in our back yard.
Still, I have seen evidence that spring is coming. The Magnolia trees and flowering cherries are in bloom, plus the daffodils too. And I believe there are some lambies frolicing out in the paddocks down on the farms. So... there is hope. But boy oh boy am I sick of the rain already!
DS is a delight lately. He's been so polite and thoughtful. (Interspersed with playing rough with his sister!). I've been getting lots of kisses, and lots of compliments. "You're so beautiful Mummy" and other such stuff. Flattery will get you everywhere my son. ;-) This morning he got me my toast and vegemite.
As for this rat - well, we have a totally different personality in this cupcake. She's going to be a right minx I think. Both kids have bad coughs and yesterday DD actually puked from it.
Unfortunately I was holding her at the time and it went all over my back. Since I hadn't done my hair up, all over my hair as well! Puke conditioner anyone? So we jumped in the shower to clean up. I washed my hair (as you do) and when DD saw my towel wrapped over my head she insisted on having one too. Fortunately I have a few micro-fibre mini towels that suit the job perfectly.
This is a layout I started at the Waikato crop and hadn't finished. I have journalled on it since (had to get a slick writer thing). We visited West Lynn gardens a while back. Lovely gardens. They have a butterfly house for Monarch butterflies there, but unfortunately it's not the right season for them. We'll have to go back in the summer I think.