February 27, 2010

Looking back

I took these pictures early this morning, they're what I am seeing sitting on my lounge looking back to my rear fence. Everything is in bloom, the air is crisp and I can feel Autumn on it's way.

A lot has happened when I look back on the week that has just been.  I think it will be one we won't forget.

Ellie turned 18 months, seems more grown up than ever and we love her to bits.  Additionally, on Thursday night we had a big scare.  She decided to taste test a small bean from the tree you see in the far left background here - it's seeds are poisonous, especially to young children.  When I tried to instruct her not to eat any more, she defiantly picked up another, chewed it and swallowed it before I could stop her.

A day later, calls to the poisons information centre and a few gastro symtoms on her behalf, she is fine.  But it was an anxious evening, I can tell you.

And yesterday morning, we received word that Shayne's dear Grandmother passed away.  She was a lovely, generous and hospitable lady who's passing was quite unexpected, and she will be missed by all of us.  We were blessed to be able to see her shortly last weekend, but none of us were aware it would be the last time.

So a few milestones, and big events and lessons learned this week.  But now to look forward - Today I'm off to my very first full day of crafting with crafty buddies!  I can't wait.  See you soon! 


  1. Oh my that wasn't a good week, you poor little things. So glad your little girl was generally OK. Some little people are just too curious. Our fourth is like that, it drives you crazy!

    So sorry to hear about your loss of your Grandma. It's never easy, no matter how old they might be. Love to you xx

  2. Sorry to hear about Shayne's Grandmother. We are so blessed to still have ours xx big hug

  3. Oh Gret what a week. We had a shocker here too but nothing quite so scary or sad. I am so sorry about Shayne's grandmother. I hope he is doing ok x


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