Category Archives: birthdays

Happy Easter

Happy Easter WordPress I hope everyone had a lovely day with family and friends. If you are lucky like me you get to do it all over again next week for Greek Easter.

For our family it was a double celebration, Easter and the twins birthday family celebrations – 13 is quite a milestone one that should be celebrated several times – at least we think so. 




April Fools day babies 

Well today is the day!! My beautiful babies have now turned 13 years old. I couldn’t have wished for a better April Fools days surprise!! As of today I am the mother of not one, not two, but three teenagers and surprisingly that thought does not scare me as much as it no doubt should. 



The things you do for love 

Two days before the twins birthday and the only thing they both want is a DS game. How easy is that right? Wrong. 

Turns out the game that Harry wants is sold out around the state. After an hour of trying every store in our area and watching his face grow sadder and sadder, we have finally located a copy but it’s like on the other side of town – literally.
Fortunately they have a hold on it for me until
close of business Wednesday afternoon. So looks like I’m going on a little trip.   

Happy Birthday Sunshine

Tomorrow is my baby’s birthday!! Well he isn’t a baby anymore I guess, tomorrow he will be sweet sixteen.

I know we all think it and say it, how quickly time passes but it’s so true. I remember everything every little detail. The look on his face when they placed him on my stomach after he was born still attached to the placenta and covered in yucky stuff!

I remember endless hours of just gazing at him in wonder and amazement, how I couldn’t believe that this perfect little person was mine. I remember how hard it was to leave him when I had to return to work, how my desk looked like a shrine to him all covered in his photos. The first tooth, the first steps, that day he tripped and cut his head just above the eye. First day of primary school, I remember crying so much as I drove home that I drove up onto the footpath and ended up slashing the tyre of my car.

High school was next and the horrific start to what was one of the scariest years of my life, and now here we are just about to turn 16, we have just had the first job interviews, tomorrow will be the learners permit driving test.

I could never have imagined how having children could change my life so much. I am so lucky to have been blessed with my three beautiful children, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them. Tomorrow though it is all about my Georgie the sunshine of my life, so happy birthday baby hope you have a wonderful day and that the year ahead brings all that you desire.

Another year older

Another year older, I would like to be able to say wiser, but somehow I don’t think so, I may be forty five now but I still feel like I did twenty years ago, of course I wish I still looked the same but alas no. I spent the day celebrating my birthday with the people I love most in the world, my family. The sun was shining, everyone was relaxed and happy, there was champagne and nice food, what more could a girl possibly ask for?

I have really been thoroughly spoilt with many beautiful birthday messages and presents from my amazing friends and extended family. My mum outdid herself again and made me the most decadent chocolate birthday cake, unfortunately we were all too full to enjoy it, but I’m sure tomorrow the girls at work will be happy when I take in left over cake to share.





Any excuse for a party

Harry’s soccer coach is turning 50 on the weekend and to celebrate he is going on a child free holiday with his wife to Port Douglas.

The moment I heard that the coach was having a milestone birthday near the end of the soccer season I began planning how the boys could help to make this momentous occasion even more special.

Together with the team manager we arranged to have some photos of the team framed for the boys to present to the coach, and we set about planning a mini surprise birthday party.

Tonight our plans all came together in what can only be described as a great night.

All the boys helped blow up balloons and decorate the table in preparation of the coach’s arrival.

There was lots of cheering and party poppers, lots of food and cake but above all lots of fun.

This has been Harry’s first year of soccer and thanks to the coach and the boys it has been the best experience.

Sport isn’t just about honing skills and playing a game, it’s about making connections and building lifelong friendships.




Another Birthday


Another birthday! Feels like only last week we were celebrating George’s birthday and today my twins celebrate their twelfth birthday.

We had a lovely day filled with laughter, presents, cake, balloons and lots of love.



Happy Birthday Sunshine


Today is my baby’s birthday, but he is still on camp with school. I wish that I could hug and kiss him and wish him a very happy 15th Birthday. I wish we could celebrate what was the greatest day of my life. The day that he came into my world and changed it forever. The day I became a mother. But that will have to wait till the weekend when he is home I’m afraid.

My children are the greatest gift I could ever have asked for, and George my eldest, is the light of my life. He is my sunshine. Even now that he is maturing into a grumpy teenager he still is everything to me.

Because of George I have the twins. Because of George and my twins I am stronger than I ever thought I could be, because of my children my life is complete.

I have always known that I wanted to be a mother but just how much you can love another human being well that I never really knew until I had George. The mere thought of anything bad happening to any one of my children grips me with such a paralysing fear. Their triumphs are my triumphs.

They are the first thing on my mind in the morning when I wake up and the last thing on my mind when I go to sleep. Everything I do in life is with them in mind.

I may not always get it right but I will never stop trying. I will always be there for them, always, and my love for them will linger long long after I am gone.

So Happy Birthday my Sunshine I hope you know how loved you are and how special.



Happy Birthday Nut


Yesterday we celebrated Nut’s 8th birthday with a Hawaiian themed birthday party. All the dogs dressed up in colourful lays, so did some of the guests,and we all enjoyed drinking Piña Colada’s (non alcoholic Of course in the children’s case) and eating yummy food and having a wonderful time.

The birthday boy got spoilt with gifts and treats as did the other dogs even though it wasn’t their birthday.

I know that for some people it is strange to host a party for a dog but in my family it is just something we like to do. Any excuse to get together with our beloved pets, which are valued family members, is always well received and a great time is generally had by all.

So Happy Birthday Nut, I hope you had a great night, Dexter was thoroughly exhausted when we go home, and has spent most of today sleeping.












My Facebook Movie


Facebook today is going crazy with everyone sharing their own personal Facebook Movie. To be honest it has been really lovely reminiscing over old photos and posts, not only my own but everyone else’s too.

Turns out I joined Facebook in 2009 which makes sense, as I was wanting to check it all out and get use to it before my eldest son joined. I know that Facebook gets a bad wrap quite often, but I have really loved being part of the Facebook community. It has allowed me to get in touch with family and friends all over the world.

Life is busy for everyone and we don’t always get a chance to keep in touch as much as we would like to with friends and even family. Facebook is my way of staying connected with people. I get to watch my friends and family grow through the photos they share. I share in the joys of their day to day lives, get to laugh with funny memes and connect with various organisations and sites that are of interest to me.

So Happy 10th Birthday Facebook, thanks for making the world seem smaller by bringing people together.