Is it bad that it’s the second day of the year and I’m already exhausted? Technically, I’ve been exhausted since the last day of last year, which by the way, was splendid because taking into account my current state of being, we decided to spend new year’s eve having the best kind of party…
A pyjama party – wherein we filled the living room with all manner of soft objects and hung out in our jim jams playing Disney Infinity and watching Monsters Inc until we all got too pooped. Which, if you must know, happened at like about 10.25.
I like to at least be awake to welcome in the new year but the time check was 10.28 and I thought I’d just have a quick lie down next to baby Finn and then I figured I’d maybe close my eyes a little bit. Let’s just say that I didn’t make it very far past that time.
The benefit of that was being up bright and early(ish) on new year’s morning so went to check out PasarBella for the first time with the whole tribe.
Is it just me or does this place feel like New York’s Chelsea Market? We walked in past the rows of Maine Lobsters sitting on ice and I had a major flashback of the steamed lobster we had at the Lobster Place in NYC; I could taste the juicy, succulent lobster in my mouth. Then I looked at the price and wow, ok, moving on. For $110 a kg, I’d be having 3 of those babies at Chelsea Market.
Overpriced frozen lobster aside, the place is quite a gem. It’s beautifully themed, the food’s decent (hello crackling roast pork), plus there’s good coffee and some ice cream, what more could a girl ask for?
How about pretty toilets? Uh huh. It was pretty enough for the kids to make themselves feel very comfortable in the toilet, among other strategically placed rest areas.
Post lunch, we all came home and I took a delicious long nap.
January is looking good, y’all!
At the end of every year, I sit down and do this post, to remember the very best parts of the year gone by. Even if the year wasn’t stellar or filled with moments I’d rather not relive, it’s cathartic to sort of acknowledge the not-so-good parts, feeling glad that perhaps the worst is over.
But mostly to find and celebrate the good parts.
2013 has been one of the good ones.
As far as years go, it was overwhelming. Present throughout the year was a feeling that I was barely catching up with everything I wanted to do. All the balls I had up in the air each felt like they were threatening to fall just out of my reach the moment I took my glance off it and onto something else. Sometimes I think maybe we should slow down and take our feet off the pedal just a little but the husband and I have a condition of being chronically restless and a smidge masochistic so we’re constantly flinging up new balls into the air just because.
But on the bright side, I dare say that we’ve gotten a lot done this year. A lot to celebrate and thankful for.
Adjusting to 3 kids has been exciting but it’s also been the year we’ve had the most fun with the three of them. There’s never been more adventures in the park or giant bear hugs (especially from baby Finn, who spends his day randomly doling out tummy squeezes to his siblings) or pre-bedtime tumbles or synchronised battle cries as they charged around the house, roaring in unison. Good times.
Ok, enough words. My 2013 in pictures.
1. Is this the raddest baby of the year or what? My heart can’t even, urgh, he’s too cute is what.
2. So Bali was breathtaking and loads of fun, if not for the lizards and occasional uhm, FROG.
3. Truett turned 5?!! and I made an angry birds cake for his party – achievement unlocked.
4. Sydney and Melbourne were awesome as always.
5. My baby girl turned 4 in style. This girl is the beat of my heart.
6. And then there was that time I tried to change a dollar coin with a stranger and she thought I was begging for money. There will be no pictures for that.
7. New York, oh, New York, how you’ve stolen my heart. I’ll be back for you.
8. Disney! Disney does not require words.
9. We also witnessed the evolution of The Hair.
And finally to this:
10. Of all the great things that happened this year, watching my babies loving on each other is the very best one of all.
However your year went, I hope the year ahead is better than ever. See you guys in the new year!