Saturday, 14 February 2015

Made with love...

Valentine's Day today,

Some hate it, some love it.

My opinion is only one - 
Every occasion to say your beloved ones that you care about them is good !!!

Gifts made with love...

My hand made cards for my dear hubby and kids...

And home made customise cupcakes...

Happy Valentine's Day!! 

Monday, 2 February 2015

Back to school !!

My below little girl starts school tomorrow  (she is just 5 years old and will be prep student- zerówka in Poland).
From few months everybody asks her, if she is exited about going to school ? 
She used to replied with a timid smile, that yes...but inside her much more was going on. 

I think she nodded , because everyone expected from her this happy, positive and exiting feelings  about school. 

Her big brother introduced her already with school rutine, even with homework ;). 
Believe me it didn't reassure her dilemmas.

So far she asked me a lot of questions. She feels a bit unsure. I try to prepare her for a lot of possibilities: 
How to behave when something not quite ok will going on? 
We talk - what is school for? 
That it's ok that she doesn't know everything...and much more.

The most important for me is to comfort her, give her a sense of security that no matter what she feels she can share this with me. 
I think that all this talking helped her a lot. Now she really feels excited and can't wait till the sound of school bell :) 
I'm  sure that this whole new chapter will be great experience for her, that she will grow in confidence, knowledge, new friendships... 

All the best my dear girl!!! 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

After the rain always comes the Sun

Last few days of school holidays were a bit tough. We simply had enough of each other...

We still managed to prepare supplies for school rather in peace ;)

At Fraiday Niki started grade 2. In the morning he, then, then put his new shoes, took new back pack and very proud in no time was redy :) 
first day is always bit different ;) 
then old habits will come back, but I hope that maybe not in few weeks ;)

Next week a big day for my little girl - she also starts school :)
This means more time for me, yuppie !!! ...if only little prince will behave himself...

Time will show, how all new rutine will work for everybody...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Mum, what to do?

Holiday careless time 
(Our favourite destination this holiday-water playground)

I love holidays. I love not being in a rush, not have to be on time somewhere. I have a break from dropping off and picking up, from driving around the city. We can sleep till 9 am and being in our pyjamas till 12 pm, from time to time. We are during school holidays here in Australia. First time 5 weeks of school with my three at home. Yes, I was worried, how will I cope? Because we've planned only one week out of home. So, 4 weeks I am with them on my own till 6 pm. Believe me it's not an easy task to keep them busy, but because we don't have to rush anywhere, I don't have to panic and I can gave myself luxury of doing things slowly, according to the situations, moods etc.

Every day I entertain them for nearly half of the day (playgrounds, walking, visiting friends, all sorts of activities) rest time I expect them to take care of themselves ( i didn't count my little prince  ;) )
And then they starts 'Mum what to do?', ' What can I do?', ' I'm bored.'Etc.

I've noticed that the more I suggest, the more ideas they demand and less creative they are.
They won't stop till I lost my control or till I say go and watch television.
So, I've stop giving them any ideas.
I only encourage them to find their own plan for entertainment.
What I say exactly? 
- I'm curious what you will figure? 
- What you fill like to do?
- Hmmm...
- Hard to decide ? 

Is it working? Mostly, yes. Some days are harder, but only some ;) a lot depends on how they are filling, what kind of whether is and the way I speak ( gentle works, a bit irritated not at all ).
Only sometimes I am giving them advice, when? When I want them to do something ;) but, this is whole other story ;)

How you guys dealing with questions-'What to do mum?' Or 'I'm bored.'

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

I resolve to...

When I was a little girl every time I have finished next year of school I've started holidays from huge cleaning. I simply couldn't enjoyed my holidays with cupboards full of papers, books, notepads and other stuff  crushed inside. I had to close that chapter and make a room for next one.

Now facing New Year I have a big need of cleaning, the same one when I used to be a little girl. I want to literally clean a house but also my mind. I want to start this year differently not only with a tidy cupboards but with a focus mind, with a clear plan for next year.

Us a result I've made a to do list for 2015 first time in my life. Are you waiting now for that list ? Sorry, but I won't tell you ;). I only can tell that there are things to make, to change, to read and write, to like and inspired. Who? What? And why? You will know next year.

What about you? Do you have some to do list or New Year's resolutions? 

Maybe that one will help