Mama Mondays – Life Lately Mothers Day 

 Just a quick photo diary post on last weekend’s shenanigans!  Started off this year’s Mother’s Day weekend with a cute little morning tea at Mr D’s preschool. They had a nail painting station, cookie decorating station and some other few activities that the centre’s educators had organised so well right down to the lovely little decorative lace on the vases!

It was such a fun morning and which ended with a walk to the nearby park with pretty pink balloons raising money for research and awareness for breast cancer. We left before the walk though, so that Mr D could join his cousins and aunties and uncles at Barwon Heads.
  A screen shot from one of my Snapchat snaps
I didn’t realise I was pulling this face while he painted my nails – a worried kind of smile!    He was so proud of his paint job that he showed off my hands to everyone last weekend. Thankfully Monday came around and I was finally able to take the polish off!That super gorgeous smile of his – brightens up even the gloomiest mornings!
Off to Barwon Heads for some fishing which Daddy and the cousins have been getting into over the past few weeks! They’re learning every day new things like what bait to use, when and where to fish etc. They caught twelve fish that day! It was such a great day to be outdoors!We always set up a little pop up tent for Miss H and this time Thad joined her. A great set up to give Miss H room to roll around and keep the babies safe from any cool winds and rain!
On Saturday Melbourne again brought the beautiful sunshine out and we ventured to Jurassic World at the Melbourne Museum. I’ll write a more details regarding the exhibition in another post but for now here are just a couple of teasers! The dinosaurs were huge!Our little scientist!
Saturday night we were able to have a few hours of alone time without the kids as we celebrated a friend’s birthday in the city and scoffed down plates of dumplings and Hutong! Sorry for the cramped and stingy looking lift selfie but it was the only one we took of the night!

The smell of a croque monsieur grilling away in the morning wafted throughout the house as the hubby made this amazingly delicious breakfast for me. I love the little family and little home we’ve created and can’t wait to spend many more Mother’s Days with them! The Sunday was all about the mums and grandmas so the day started off with mass, then lunch with all my aunties, uncles, mum and grandparents, then dinner with the hubby’s side of the family.image2 (9)image3 (6)

 Love these people! – Happy Mother’s Day 2015

  Forever grateful for all the experiences, beautiful, tough and indescribable, that come with being a mother.

Never-ending learning about just how much love us humans are capable of.

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P.S Thank you to this gorgeous little boy for giving me Mother’s Day, my strong and loving hubby for his soothing calmness, my parents for giving me such a deep and meaningful understanding of what it means to be a parent and all the other mother-figures (my aunties, friends, workmates etc) out there who’s support and friendship I’ll always cherish. Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day 2015.  

      A beautiful tribute to mothers who have passed on at the Sunday morning mass. How sweet are they!? Freshly squeezed orange juice with a yummy breakfast!       

What Mother’s Day looked like this year 

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Aspirations

When I first found out  I was pregnant, along with all the other things that ran through my mind, I thought “Does this mean I won’t be able to dance anymore?”  For over 10 years I have been to late night rehearsals nearly every week, danced at clubs, events, and even in Rod Laver Arena. I could go out whenever I wanted and come home any time I wanted, even if the sun was coming up. These days I love being at home or at the park watching Baby get so excited when experiencing the most simple everyday things like smiling at a stranger and them smiling back.

In the course of our lives we have many roles to play – a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, a granddaughter, a niece, a trainer, a dancer, a mentor, a volunteer, a godmother to name a few. Out of all the roles I’ve had so far being a mother is the most life-changing and the most amazing – such a blessing that we have a cute little miracle to call our own. It is something I could have never understood until I had my own little bubba to take care of and love. I feel that in order for me to give the best of myself to Baby I should continue to pursue my hobbies and things that I am passionate about, like dance, because a happy and fit me means a happy and enthusiastic mummy! So just last week, myself and some first time mummy friends decided to fulfill our goal of creating a Mother’s Day dance video.

It was so much fun but also so very tiring. With the strong direction, editing and choreography from our friends this video has been possible so thank you to AR Films and Lanie De Castro for putting this all together. I also thank our baby daddies for being so supportive and encouraging. It’s funny how these days it’s the simple things in life like being in bed giggling away with my boys that can put the biggest smile on my face and make me feel so much joy. I hope you enjoy our video and if you have any questions or comments please comment down below!

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Cocolatte peplum top (similar here), Cotton On Body bottoms, Sportsgirl necklace (similar here), black heels borrowed from my sister, Australis nail polish in Kick The Bucket. On Daniel: Country Road polo tee, Rhubarb knit vest (similar here), Oishi M bottoms (similar here), Converse baby shoes.

Today’s OOTD post is simple with a pop of blue. With our stay in the CBD being extended I quickly had to shop around for something to wear on Mother’s Day – something affordable, something comfortable, something stylish. This is what I came up with 🙂 Let me know what you think and what you wore for Mother’s Day! This was my first Mother’s Day celebration and it was a day filled with food, love, mummies, grandmummies and great grandmummies. Mother’s Day this year blew me away – the hardest but most rewarding job in the world was celebrated this year with a family bbq lunch, afternoon high tea and a delicious home-cooked dinner <3

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Cupcake Central hosted our high tea experience this Mother’s day with delicious sandwiches and gorgeous sweets! Loved the rose water and pistachio meringues and of course my favourite – creme brulee cupcakes. There were pikelets topped with salmon and a creamy mint chocolate mousse – YUM!!

What did you get up to last weekend?!

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