Monday, February 22, 2010

So honoured and excited about our gorgeous feature in the Autumn/Winter edition of Shop 4 Kids.
The "Oliver Twist" feature included our BATO trousers from our new KOTA Collection for Winter!
We love this photo xx

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We had such a wonderful weekend and we made Valentine's Day just that little bit extra special.
E thought that Valentine's day was something special just for our family and had planned all these 'really cool' things for us to do on Sunday.
He started by suggesting that we have a 3 course dinner where everyone could pick a dish to cook... well at least help Mummy cook : )

So we had Homemade tomato soup, Veal cooked with sage in a white wine, caper & garlic sauce and Vanilla Cupcakes. E and I cooked the soup together in the morning so that it was ready for dinner that night and then we made Vanilla cupcakes which E decorated with his M&M's - with an extra special one made for Daddy.

Then in the afternoon, E spent sometime drawing pictures for us....

It was such a beautiful day filled with laughter, happiness and lots of hugs!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A roller coaster week with a full first week of pre-school, swimming and golf lessons and by Saturday one very tired little boy!

We took this photo last week just before E left with Daddy in the morning. Aside from being tired he is having a ball and loves the stimulation he is getting from the other children and their teachers.... it's all about exploring and learning through experiments, visual aids and lots of discussions.

When E gets home in the afternoon he is filled with unbelievable energy and can not wait to share the day's experiences with all of us.

Every night at dinner we share the favourite parts of our day with each other. Each of us has to share our favourite day-day moment (Our day-day is about our family and something we have done together) and then our work day moment. I have loved seeing E's change from 1 or 2 moments to about half a dozen!

I am so happy and relieved that he has settled into his new school and loves it. I've already noticed a change in his problem solving skills and his imagination - well it's definitely kicked up quite a few notches!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Audrey Hepburn is one of my style icons and someone that I have always admired. I love her elegance, style and grace - it is effortless and she just 'is' ..... the essence of beauty from within.

This poem written by Audrey, was sent to me by a gorgeous friend, whom I also admire x

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

Monday, February 1, 2010

The boys had so much fun on weekend building planes, cars, bikes and an amazing rocket from Lego... they were both so proud of their achievements!