Monday, 26 March 2012
Sunday, 25 March 2012
|With the new doctor. No pressure, Amotai.|
|Picnic in the bush|
|Walking around a pa site near Napier|
... a whanau hui at a marae next to a Taranaki beach ...
... a wonderfully relaxing weekend on a farm in the King Country ...
|Amotai attacked by the dreaded super head lice of Benneydale|
... the fabulous Art Deco weekend in Napier
|Autumn in Arrowtown|
|On the Basin Reserve's sacred turf. No pressure, Amotai|
Friday, 2 March 2012
If you are still reading, I wanted to write a list about the things I love about being a mum. Amotai is almost 5 months old now, and it's been an amazing time. I'd be lying if I said I loved every minute (especially the day of dyeing-all-the-washing-blue-after-being-pooed-on-doom), but I am having a pretty neat time. These are the things I am particularly enjoying:
1. When he smiles. So cheesy, but true.
2. The neat Mum-and-baby activities that are out there. I laugh at me of last year that worried about being bored while home with baby. If anything it's the opposite - there is so much to do. Active Mums, various other programmes that generally involve singing to the babies ... it's all quite fun.
3. Building on 2, re-learning all those old songs. Although, I confess to having to google the words to Rubber Ducky after some failed attempts to sing it during bath time.
4. Seeing the world through his eyes. It's hard to guess what will interest him - for example, today he ignored a small river, a native bird that flew across our path, and a colourful toy. In contrast, he spent ages stroking the couch.
An Amotai eye view of some sheep
It's a great ride, anyway, and I look forward to what the future brings.