Birthdays, Family, Friends CELEBRATING 32 6 November 2013

32 years… errr… young.


That photo above was taken two months ago. Quite a few friends that have seen this photo remembered I wore this EXACT same dress for our pre-wedding photoshoot. So it looks like it’s all from one photoshoot – argh!!! Me and my stupid (bad) memory…

Anyhoodle. I still love this photo because it’s just Chris and I. Sans the kids. I love our family photos, but this one is particularly special because we are celebratingย just us.ย 

Because I believe that loving your children can only get you this far to a happy family. It’s loving your spouse that is the icing on the cake, and that gives your children the happiness and security that they really are in a happy family.

Do you agree?

That said, I did anย adults only birthday dinner a couple of days before I turned 32. I was desperately wanting my group of friends, and being able to chat with them without having to make sure both my kids are OK and eating!

And thankfully, the kids slept at home just fine (we put them down to bed early, just after 7PM), and didn’t make a peep til morning. Not that we partied the night away or anything… everyone at the dinner was a parent, so we were all eager to scoot home by around 10-ish!

Us! Though a couple of guys got chopped out of the pic..


Birthday greeting by Elliot, drawn on the spot!


Dad of the Year ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fortunately for him, Elliot hated the beer!


…but he did love the truffle mac and cheese…


OK I lie. I did have ONE non-mummy friend there. But she loves kids (or at least tolerates all of ours) so it’s all good ๐Ÿ˜›


Blowing out the candle on my lava cake, after this thunderous HAPPY BIRTHDAY song that had me a bit dumbfounded…


My birthday lunch was a simple affair at Prive, specifically picked because it’s so kid-friendly. The kids had a ball, and by extension of that, so did I ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Mum and Dad for the lovely lunch!!

Hunter dishing out his deathstare, Carter going “shhhh!” for some reason


I love this photo. A sweet moment captured between Carter and I ๐Ÿ™‚


Watching “Cars” on the iPad, Hunter’s #1 fave movie..


Having fun after lunch


Longing to go out to sea?


A lazy afternoon walk


It took two of us to get Carter up the slope ๐Ÿ˜‰


..and about 2 seconds for Hunter to push him down it!


Such lovely greenery. A lovely place for a family photoshoot by the way, if anyone is looking for a good location!


Letโ€™s Chat!

Let's Chat!

i reckon you should wear your wedding dress for a shoot one day! ๐Ÿ™‚ just for kicks!

love the set of pictures from your birthday!!

Nooo that’s just like an ol auntie squashing herself into her old wedding dress and trying to relive her yesteryears!!!! omg.

erm… cons: look like the same photoshoot. pros: theres no difference in size or signs of growing (older) except for the difference in hairstyle in you.

i would be if i were you! Happy belated birthday to you!

I can’t believe you can still wear a dress from a pre-wedding photoshoot! Wow. Am jealous much ๐Ÿ™‚ That photo of you and Chris is truly gorgeous tho. Glad you had a great birthday! 32 isn’t too bad. 35 on the other hand…

It’s a floaty chiffon dress. My wedding/wedding dinner dress on the other hand…………….. let’s not even go there ๐Ÿ˜‰