Remember how I love this song? And how my kids love this song? And how they called it “the one that looks like Mama and Dadda”? I found a video of them singing it together, three years ago. Enjoy!
We had been together just over a month. January 2007.
This is still the kids absolute favourite home move. They still ask to see it and it always makes me smile. The video was taken in August 2015 in our Rocky house.
When we went to Karumba in October 2014. We were living in Mount Isa, Chance was nearly 4, Quinn was 18 months and looking very much like Julius, don’t you think!! And I was very preggo with Darby.
Chance making “Baby Darby” laugh. September 2015. (Darby 10 months)
Just for fun, here’s all four kids around the time they turned one. Resemblance much?
They are all so different, but definitely related!!
It’s a funny thing.
This ad came on around the time we knew we were moving to Melbourne.
Do you remember it?
Frith bought me the album for my birthday and we fell in love with the song.
It fuelled my love affair with Melbourne and has stuck with me ever since. Still gives me goosebumps when I hear the opening melody.
Memories can be a bitch.
2014. 3.5 year old Chance and 1.5 year old Quinny dancing to Peter Coombes in our tiny townhouse in Mount Isa.
Our first night at home last year as a family of six. Watching a movie on Saturday night.
That’s right folks. Today I’m taking you back to the delivery room! Lucky you!
I don’t think I’ve shared the kids birth stories on this blog (g-rated obviously) but there is one thing I remember about Julius’ birth that I want to share. You see, the canulas they use in maternity are HUGE needles. In Mount Isa, Frith was introduced to the practice of using a tiny bit of local anaesthetic for any canulas he put in. Many nurses/midwives/doctors would say “why would you give them two needles when you can just give them one?” The thing is, for my last two births, they missed my veins and had to try for a second time anyway. Two needles. Two HUGE needles.
For J’s birth, a midwife put the canula in, and after an hour or so my hand started throbbing. When we looked down, we saw it had tissued and was swelling up. Frith just took charge, asked for a canulation kit and some local anaesthetic, and got to work on my other hand.
I remember a wave of love for him rushed over me in that moment. He had my back. He protected me, and he got the job done with no pain. I felt fearless after that, knowing he was by my side for another birth. It also filled me with pride to be married to such an amazing doctor.
That evening, just before 6pm, we welcomed our little bundle of deliciousness into the family.
This year has been near impossible, but the joy he has brought to our lives has no limits. He is our little treasure and we can’t wait to see what the next year will bring for us all. We love you Julius xxx