At this time of the year could you be any prouder of your children?

At this time of the year, could you be any prouder of your children? They dance, sing, dress-up and we watch, beaming with pride. The school reports come home, their school books are here and they sit and tell you about every activity they’ve done in them over the year.

We now look to the future as a year has passed us by. 2012 is shaping up to be a cracker of a year! My baby will start big school and my eldest turns 10 in a few weeks. Where has the time gone?

This little dude above, Tex, is a funny kid. I love him to death. The middle child, over achiever and as stubborn as hell. But cheeky! He asked my brother yesterday, as loud as anything, “do you have a hairy doodle?” Monkey!

Today I am off to Christmas concert number 4 and the school swimming carnival. School finishes tomorrow and then it’s time to take a break. The best bit about Christmas? My husband takes a bit of time off (this is a man who only ever has about 10 days off at Christmas for the whole year. There is no time to take a break during the year when you have your own business.). He’s tired. It’s been a big year!



  • Sheridan

    Ohhh such cute little babies! I see a friends little boy in the background too! I get emotional this time of year also. My eldest is only in Prep (NSW’s Kinder) and so I am still in the thick of it all with two still at home! eeeek. We have a Christmas concert tonight as well – lots of tears…Have a great holiday. We have our own business as well, with a husband who will only be able to take 10 days off a year as well….so I get how fabulous it is to have them home – a huge novelty!

    • Katrina (author)

      Oh, who is the little boy? 🙂

      • Sheridan

        One of the famous four! (Susie L’s)

        • Katrina (author)

          There you go! Suze and I were sitting next to each other.

  • Pennyb

    So typical of boys asking questions like that. i have a 12 year old who cant wait to get black hairs on his balls as he keeps telling me he has hit pubity as he has heaps of white hairs on his balls, it is the funniest thing ever. Proud of himself….
    Our kids finished on the 2nd dec, crazy…we go back on Jan 24…

    • Katrina (author)

      Now that’s just hilarious! Lord help me!

  • The Distressed Mother

    It is a very big time of the year, isn’t it? Exciting and emotional. Gorgeous pics of your boy.

    TDM xx

    • Katrina (author)

      Thank you! I’ve had a few tears today as it’s our last day at pre-school before big kid school.

  • Maxabella

    A hairy doodle? ROFL!

    Proud doesn’t begin to describe it, does it? I’m just bursting!



    • Katrina (author)

      Cheeky. I’m bursting too. Love this time of the year.

  • Niki

    Your boys are beautiful. I love this time of year.
    Same with my husband. 2 weeks off at Christmas. That’s it.
    Enjoy yourself this silly season. Love ya, Niki

    • Katrina (author)

      Aww thank love. Yep, I love Christmas just because husband is here! Your boys are getting so big!

  • Our Shabby Cottage

    I’d love to know what your brother said to Tex in reply Katrina!!! It’s a great time of year isn’t it.

    • Katrina (author)

      I didn’t even ask my brother what he said hahaha! I want to know now too!

  • Jill

    Omg I agree Katrina such a great time of year. LOL at Tex, my middle daughter who is 8 is often pointing out to her 10 year sister that she now has boobs and hair. Funny little poppets. Have a great Xams and I am looking forward to fun things in our 2012

  • Tanya Harvey

    Something about kids in santa hats just equals cute!!! I went against all my principles and just entered my little man Ryder into a facebook xmas photo comp. He’s my 3rd bub and have never ever entered any of my kids into anything but the photo was soooo cute I couldn’t resist. So cute and candid (dirty singlet gives it away!!) Here’s his pic:!/photo.php?fbid=214483121961146&set=a.206657202743738.49269.109562645786528&type=3&theater

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