Thursday, March 3, 2011

8 years ago today....

Eight years ago today our little family of 3 became a family of 5!
How to grow your family in one easy step!!!
 Those first 5-6 months were some of the toughest in my life. Sleep deprivation, post-natal depression, husband working away from home!!

That's Hamish Flynn (aka Hammer) on the Left & Andrew Robert (aka Andy) on the right.

I wouldn't trade those first months with these two sweet blessings for anything. I do remember lots of good
things it wasn't all 3 broken hours of sleep each night!!!  It was also; Cuddles lots of cuddles, seeing the birth of a big brother and watching him love on 'the brothers' as he referred to them, having the support of the best mum in the world!! She came by each day to hang out washing, clean, rock babies to sleep, cook, amuse an active 2 year old, heck she even stayed over the nights that Greg was away working & She got up with me 3 or 4 times a night to help me feed those
hungry boys!

I can't believe they were ever small enough to
both fit into this carrier!  Well, yes i can actually
and it was the cutest thing in the

One of my most favorite things in the world
when you were babies
was to carry both of you at once. 
Arms full of love! 
A feat not possible now, but they do both still love kisses and cuddles from their Mum!
Very thankful for that.

How lucky am I to be travelling this path with you, &
as your mother no less. It just doesn't get any
better than this!!
Happy Birthday Andrew & Hamish!


  1. Oh those pics are gorgeous.
    My twin boys turned 7 about 10 days ago so I just loved reading all you wrote.
    I also had a 2 year old and it is all a blur. You go through the motions every day but at the same time, I would never have traded a moment of it. To have two bundles and a bigger bundle in between made it all worthwhile. Hope the boys and yourself have a special day. xx

  2. wow leonie i just loved reading this!
    hope they love reading it too...
    happy birthdy hamish and andy, hope you have a fantastic day!

  3. What a beautiful story for your boys Leonie! Happy Birthday to Hamish and Andy, hope you all have a lovely day!
    Leonie your layouts are just gorgeous, love your work!

  4. Happy Birthday to Hamish and Andy!! I loved looking at your photos and my what a journey you have been on....keep on enjoying it! xx

  5. Happy Birthday to Hamish and Andy!Hope you have had a fabulous day. Love the pics andd memories you've shared, Leonie.

  6. Love your photos here and birthday wishes to your boys! :D

  7. Aww this is a great post Leonie !! Loved seeing the gorgeous pictures too!!!

  8. Beautiful story and adorable photos Leonie. Happy birtday to Hamish and Andy and big hugs to you! xox

  9. What a lovely post Leonie!! How cute were they as babies. Hope they had a fabulous birthday!! :)