Friday, January 16, 2015

A quick catch up of last year in photos.

I found the following photos in a draft blog I must have planned on doing a year or so ago. Figured I would post them in spite of myself forgetting what half of them were about :) I don't like to waste pictures- so here is a snippet of what I planned to write about in 2014....

Lani's hospital stay. I think she was there in the childrens ward for 3 days, Lani is certain it was 5. How would she really know? Her blood sugar levels were so high she didn't know what what was going on!!

 A few friends asked me to blog about paleo and what we were eating so I got some food pics ready..

 By the way my kids loved the healthy meals.

                           Christmas 2014

 I think we had pancakes Christmas morning.

          My brother visited last year and this year too
  Haha, must have thought this one of kym was funny. I think I was right.

We had lots of fun on the hot days with the kids Christmas present :)

 New years day....

 The kids were so excited about camping at bridport that they packed their bags a week before.

Kids and I painted some old drawers for Sisi to use. Tank painted his nose. Sisi painted her toes. 

We picked rasberries at the Rogers house when they were away :)

 Our guinea pigs had babies. Never trust pet shops to give you same sex guinea pigs!!

We spent lots of time at the Perth river. I love that place. So beautiful and refreshing.

We had a great year. The kids finished up their last year of formal schooling, we lived with the Rogers and drive Kym mad for 4 months.... and we had a cute little baby. He is now a cute chubby baby and we love him to pieces. We are now in our own place and are looking forward to the year ahead. Bring on more mayhem and memories for 2015!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A new pet

When we moved from our previous house, we had to part with a heap of animals. We had a mini farm! We sent our dog to my dad (which has made our dog and my dad very happy) and I was able to sell and give away our guinea pigs, rabbits and chooks. We had the guinea pigs and chooks since they were babies so it was a little hard to give them up.
It's the first time in a long while that we have been animal free. We've been here in our new house for around 5-6 weeks and have not needed to worry about looking after any extras!
...until Benny came home last week with a lizard. Louie the lizard.  He rescued him from the road on his way home from a morning run with Job.

He didn't look too good to me. Being the lizard expert that I am, I diagnosed a large bump in his midsection and announced a bleak prognosis. I didn't think he would make it through the night. Luckily for benny, his dad isn't a realist like me.
 He suggested Benny pray and perhaps Heavenly Father would heal the lizard. I shot Job a hard look that said "don't set our son up to have his faith crushed!!" He looked back half apologetically and half deflated that I didn't share his view. But when benny looked at me for confirmation that it may be possible for the lizard to survive and that God would care, I thought 'who am I to decide what Heavenly Father's designs are....for his lizard creations?' But mostly 'who am I to deprive my child of an opportunity to exercise his childlike faith and ask Heavenly Father for a miracle?'
It's amazing the thoughts and non spoken dialogue that can occur in seconds.
So benny kept louie in his room that night. He was barely moving. Many times that evening we thought he had died. I went to bed with my pessimism and didn't expect to see a live reptile in the morning. 

In the morning......we had a live reptile on our hands! Much to my suprise he is still alive today. The kids have been praying for his survival and Benny and Lani even fasted with Job this Sunday gone. We all enjoy watching him circle around the backyard looking for sun and shade. The kids sometimes take their lunch out and eat with him.........or her ☺

Louie still comes in each night and has also been on an excursion to the Rogers home.

He can't run away so the kids enjoy being able to get up close and watch him. They are very gentle with him. We're not sure how long he will survive but we are happy he continues to defy the lizard odds. I'm thinking he may be getting some Heavenly Aide ☺