I am a South African born Kiwi and I live in beautiful Napier, New Zealand's Art Deco Capital.
I spend my days at home with James (4) and Emma (1).
The four year old is a lot of everything. Confident, bold, loud, literal, sensitive, caring, clumsy, kind, dependent. He loves people and his own company. He'll love you a lot if you own toys that have wheels. He makes a lot of mess but loves to help. He thinks a lot and asks a lot of questions. These days, he's asking really big questions, like "What's called God?" and "Where is Heaven?" followed by "which cloud is heaven on?...what's that cloud called?". I tell him daily that I love him, and I hope that when he grows up he will be good at what he chooses to be (currently a digger driver), that he has the same work ethic and loyalty as his dad and that he is a wonderful dad to his children.
My little baby girl-child is one. She loves to hug, kiss, eat, is BESOTTED with her dad and is fiercely independent. She is feisty, determined, stroppy, gorgeous, cuddly, quite delicious and I hope for her that one day she is loved and cherished tremendously as a mother and wife, that she prays hard and works hard on whatever path she chooses.
These two and their father complete my life and make me extremely happy.
When I have 5 minutes peace, I love sewing and crafting.
This year, 2012, I am going to:
sew or make every gift I give,
craft more, faff less
read the Bible from the very Beginning to the very End,
eat less, exercise more, (okay, stop laughing, Echo Beta)
talk less, listen more (I'll try)