Happy Friday Everyone.

It’s been a long and tiresome week in this household. We have had sickness, grief, confusion, trials and a little bit more. But our family of four youngins and Mr. A and me, I believe are a resilient bunch. We don’t scare easy. We might have had a bad week, but we pick up the pieces and we march on. We try hard not to let the shadows of the past make the present or the future look bleak. God is always in our hearts and we believe he will never burden us with more than we are able to bear.

Here is us marching on. Have a great weekend everyone.

Wed 24

The Roo


The Roo has been in a very very strange mood today. Its probably because he is no longer sick and needs to spend all the pent up energy. He has had what feels like about 50 temper tantrums since this morning and its only noon. Most of them has been because we wouldn’t let him bite his big sister. His shrill cries are still echoing in my ears.

Whatever has been bothering Roo, has now affected the twins. They have been up all night, running fevers and it has not been pretty. The doctor is now on my speed-dial till further notice.

The weather is not getting any warmer. We have loads happening this week. Hope its all going to be fun and possible. Tigger is a toy soldier in their school adaptation of Pinocchio and the first show is tomorrow. With all the excitement, I don’t think he is going to sleep tonight.

Here is wishing you all happy weather’s like me.

I am sitting here on my computer as I watch Bambam being silly just so that he can make Little Roo laugh. I love that my babies have each other, to laugh with, to play with, to annoy, to wrestle and most importantly to love.

With three out of four kids out of the house for a few hours a day, I am thankful. I am thankful for the time moving forward, for the times we have seen and the beautiful times I Know we are going to see. I am thankful that little Roo is walking like a pro and that he isn’t too upset about being the only little one in the house. It amazes me everyday how quickly he is growing and learning and being his own little individual – completely different from his brothers.
I know right now that he is going to know exactly what he wants, and he is going to be persistent in getting it. I know that he loves to laugh and have fun, and wrestle with his big brothers. I know that he loves to chatter and can’t wait for the day when we can actually understand it.
I love how his favourite place to be is on top of his grandfather’s shoulders, or in his father’s arms.

God bless you, my littlest one.


Being in a hospital is hard, for both a patient and the one who visits.
It is the hardest in the waiting room, awaiting news, or when unable to see the patient, someone you care for.

Therefore here is my thoughts on…

Hospital Waiting Room Etiquette

1) Always call ahead. If the immediate family could be too emotional to talk, call someone who is there also, or has already visited, such as extended family or friends, to check if it is appropriate time to go.

2) Once you are there, use common sense to asses the mood of the people in the room. Avoid asking the immediate family about the condition of the patient, unless you know they are getting better. If you really need to know, check with someone from the extended family or friends.

3) If using the phone while in the waiting room,whisper and end the conversation quickly. If not, move out of earshot of the people in the room.

4) Do not work in the waiting room, on the laptop nor on the phone. If the work is too important, it is better not to go to the hospital at all.

5) DO NOT (and this is the biggest one) have idle conversations with others in the waiting room about your kids, weddings, cats or other insignificant and irrelevant topics. It is disrespectful. If someone else initiates one with you, reply curtly and pointedly to let him or her know that you are not interested in talking while there. If you are religious, pray, or read the holy book. If not, respectful silence is a great option.

6) If you are hungry and have been there a while, excuse yourself, eat and come back. Anything more that a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit is just too much in the waiting room.

7) Give the immediate family ‘space’. Space to grieve, to hope, to think, to get a handle on their emotions. If you do not know them personally, or think you could say or do something that would help, keep a respectful distance and speak as quite as possible.

8) Unless you feel you being there could offer emotional support to the members of the immediate family, try to keep the visit brief. Let them know they are in your thoughts/prayers and leave quietly.

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We went all out on the decoration. We had everything, including a large red riding hood themed signage.

Gorgeous white chairs with bright red tie backs, and red table clothes with picnic style table runners. Red and teal lanterns and paper fans hanging down from the trees. And a grandma’s house that you can sort of see in the background.

IST_6549 Centre pieces that looked like tree stumps with white twigs that had crystals hanging on them, and the red riding hood and the carriage leaning on it.


IST_6863 There was a photo background, where people could take selfies or fun pictures.

IST_6532 And finally a sweet table with the red riding hood and the carriage making an appearance on the teal background with color themed dessert.



The weather, the sunshine, and the amazing people that came made the day all the more special. Thank you all.


Follow the series
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Invite
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Food
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Kids Activities
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Games And Favors

The decor was done by the amazing Luminous events whom I have known for what seems like forever. They always do an amazing job.


To people who don’t have sisters, sometimes its hard to explain what having a sister is like. Suffice to say i think that most times, it is THE BEST. And I should know, I have two.
My little sister is expecting her second baby soon and my big sister and I decided to throw her a baby shower.
If you didn’t already know, i LOVE planning parties. We were hard pressed to find a theme that would be feminine, but sort of fun too. My big sister picked teal and red as the colors, and as soon as i saw red, i thought it would be amazing to have a Red Riding Hood or to adapt it to the baby shower, Red Riding Carriage Theme.
This is a 5 part series. This is the invitation that we send out last week for the party. We loved how amazing the card turned out.
I am so excited about this series.

Read on for
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Decor
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Food
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Kids Activities
Red Riding Carriage Themed Baby Shower – Games And Favors

…wonderful! Yes, today was absolutely wonderful. I love days which I have been looking forward to for a while and today was definitely one of those days. My little sister is expecting her second baby and we threw a wonderful shower party for her – full of love, fun and some amazing food *obviously*.

The theme was Little Red Riding Hood, and it was HEAPS of fun.


Is it just me, or people automatically assume that twins are the best of friends and that they always have each other to play, fight and do things with. If Only…!
(is absolutely what I am thinking, but I just smile and nod, because the ladies asking me this, obviously don’t know enough about me or my home to need to know more).
My fraternal twins are like night & day. In character, likes, play and sleep.
Pebbles is the more creative one. She loves to explore and touch and feel things, and is neat and orderly and loves plenty of cuddles and loves to take breaks on mom’s lap.
Bam Bam on the other hand is like a rubber ball, bouncing and rolling around everywhere (well, more like waddling as he hasn’t really got the hang of balance yet). He loves to fight with his big brother, ‘run’ with balls, eat anything he can get his hands on, be it hot or cold. He hates sitting still and is always looking for the next adventure.
The twins, being the way they are, play together very rarely.
But they had a rare moment of hugs today, and it was SUPER sweet to watch. Until a few seconds later, when they both fell tumbling down and Pebbles hit her head on a table and screamed bloody murder for the next 10 min.

Have a lovely day everyone!

Photographed by: Lisa Lundqvist

Welcome to my blog and my first blog post. As a mom to three kids and one on the way, I am sure you can imagine that I have some stories to share and a few rants to shout. The first one I think needs to be about where we are in life and what we are looking forward to (and that you will read about) in the coming few months.

Big brother Tigger is finishing his last few days in his current school. Change is always hard, and I am really not sure if he will notice the big change. Of course there are a few advantages. The big one being, he will be in the same school as his cousins. He loves them to bits, and he will welcome any chance he gets to spend time with them.

Pebbles and Bam Bam have finally started to walk. As of this month, they are officially 17 months old. Though they were born premature at 28 weeks, they have done so well and I am incredibly proud of my little miracles.

All three of my babies have been premature, with Tigger born at 33 weeks, and I am sure you can imagine that me being 30 weeks pregnant as of this week has got my family on their toes. I keep on telling them though, that I have a feeling that Little Roo is going for the long haul and is probably going to be the only full term baby I have.

It is official though – my belly walks into a room way before I do. I should probably enjoy this, as it is probably going to be my last few days as a pregnant woman, and of course when I say enjoy, I mean milk it for all it’s worth.

Craving Curly Wurly candy bars today.