As you can see from the collage above, our lives these past two weeks have been very very busy and our home, hearts and lives have been very very full.
These past two weeks we have shared our hearts and home with our friends whom we consider family.. Aunty Zoe, Saige (4yo) and Sanjay (3yo).
Together we have made play doh, leaned to share, made paint, made each other laugh and cry and angry and completely grossed each other out! We have shared stories, made memories, shared meals, played in mud, gone on long drives and out for lunches. We have been here for each other, snuggled on the couch, kissed each other on the noses and I have smelt Sanjays bogan feet many of times!
Together we have made it through one of the hardest times and our friendships have been tested. But from all of this I think it has brought us all together. While some friends are only in your life for a little while, my best friend of 12 years is still here for me and I am still here for her.
Sometimes I watch our children playing together with disbelief.
The kids have become like brothers and sisters, fighting one minute and loving on each other the next. Its so beautiful to see their personalities shining through and them strengthening their individuality.
Nevaeh is the independant one. Because she is the youngest in our home and in her Dad's household she has struggled with children younger than her wanting to do what she's doing, following her, playing with her favorite things and taking her Mama's time and lap.
Nevaeh has never really had to share me and with a big brother she has never really had to "speak" or "teach" other kids how things are done in our home. For expample, when Nevaeh does something to annoy Jie, straight away Jie will tell her to stop it (almost always politely) before warning her that he will tell Mum. Or sometimes he might say that he doesnt like what she is doing and tell her so. Well this is new for Nevaeh. And so instead of communicating with the kids she will get angry and mutter something nasty such as "Your not my friend" and come sooking to me. I have had to train her to be polite and to be kind, considerate and patient. She is improving!!
Sanjay is 3yo. He is such a boy. All boy. His favorite saying is "Smell my bogan feet". He likes to pick his nose and eat it as well as bushy blow. Click here for full definition. It's cute the first few times then OMG it's gross! But he pulls it off. He loves cars and trucks and making guns with his fingers and shooting me. We have had so much fun together these past few days and the way he says "Lissy" just melts my heart.
Saige is Sanjays big sister. She is 4yo and she is all Girl. Lipstick, shoes, make up, dresses and pink is about all her vocabulary consists of. She loves drawing, reading, playing with dolls and play doh. She is very much a mummies girl and loves cuddles. When she first came here she was very demanding but being here only a week and a half had her using her beautiful manners and doing things for herself like a big girl. Her smile is contagious, she now loves The Kazoos and idolizes Jie. Since staying here she has memorized songs from Barbie Princess & the Popstar and her severe eczema is clearing up with thanks to her new MooGoo we purchased online last week!
Jiedyn is Jiedyn. Having extra kids here has been no drama to him. Jie does his own thing and Nevaeh, Saige and Sanjay look up to him. He is a born leader often coming up with fun ways they can all play and caring for each of them. While having the littlies here it has really emphasized his age. He is a big boy and lately I have been treating him so. He has taken this whole situation the best.
But most of all being here for my besty Zo has been the most rewarding. Nothing can compete with a friend being a true friend. She has been through so much these past few weeks but has had a friend in me to have her back and hold her up when she has wanted to fall to pieces. I have felt privileged to be that friend and have thanked God it was me and not someone else.
She is one in a million and to see her happy makes me happy. I can't wait for the day when they can go home and unite with Danny (her partner and the kids father) and be together to be happy once more. Keep them all in your prayers please..
So while the blog here has been bare, our home has been full. And now your all updated with why!