Monday, 2 June 2014

Surprises and Family!

The past week brought with it a couple of surprises and lots of family!!
I looked after this little man for 3 days this week - here he is having brekky - pancakes are the everyday brekky here with Sustagen added as Naomi is on a high protein diet!! Oliver is now 9 months old and loves his food, any food that is, as long as you feed it to him!!! Not too keen on holding onto it himself!!
On Friday night our eldest son, Adam, arrived with the truck to be loaded with hay and straw to take back to Canberra to delivered to customers. His sons, Brodie and Lachlan came down with him to help load. Brodie turned 17 on Saturday so we had a birthday cake and presents for him. Here he is in the Onesie we gave him as a joke - he actually wore it home on Saturday night in the truck as the cabin is quite cold even with the heater on. This boy is a big 17yrold (6'3" and the same across the chest!!! Lol - not really quiet that wide!!!) He gives me the best bear hugs and usually cracks a few vertebrae back into place when he does!!!
At Tuesday night sewing my friend of 38years brought this beautiful bowl arrangement - from her garden these roses have the most beautiful fragrance - it is 'Best Friend' (RSPCA Rose). They are absolutely beautiful!!
On checking my plant house for the first time in 3 weeks I found these. All of the plants are completely covered with blooms. I remember last year when they were blooming I was going away with Naomi to Melbourne for tests on her heart - it was in good going order and we were all elated.

The photo below is of my favourite one of all of them - such beautiful delicate colours!! 
To top off my week I had Nathan, Rheis and Isaac here on Sunday as well as my mother (plus the 2 youngest grandsons) - a great family weekend with Adam and boys being here on Saturday!! It was a great 'pick-me-up' for Naomi with the 3 boys and 2 sister in laws all sitting on her bed and bedroom floor at one time!!lol The bedroom was overfull!!!
Naomi's results for the tests on the stomach fluid have all come back negative - which means the cancer hasn't spread. She is being discussed again in Sydney today - hopeful that they will decide to try a couple of things that may give her a few months longer or at the very least make her more comfortable by controlling the amount of fluid that builds up in the stomach! Today she has been sleeping mostly but she does get up each morning to get Karah off to school.
SPECIAL REQUEST!!!! Please pop over to Chookyblue - she has a special request and a link to follow to support that request.
Time for the school bus to come here so time for me to sign off. Until next time take care and have a wonderful week!!


  1. There seems to be never a dull moment or a lack of visiting family at your place, Kerrie. Such gorgeous roses, and wow, all those gorgeous blooms in your plant house. One of mine is flowering but the others are a bit slow.

  2. so nice you have had lots of family to visit.................quality time...........

    the onesy is so funny..........and your flowers are all beautiful..................

  3. Oh and thanks for sharing the petition link..............much appreciated...............

  4. Such a lot of happy fun in your busy household. Good news for Naomi with the negative outcome on the stomach fluid.

  5. How wonderful to have lots of family visiting. Really hope there is something that can be done for Naomi. XXX
    what beautiful roses from your friend and the cacti look fabulous..

  6. You've had a busy, but what sounds like a happy time with your family popping in to visit. Beautiful flowers! I have two flowering cactus too, both the hot pink and the coral red same as yours. They've finished two bloomings through the winter. Your grandson sounds like a good sport to have actually gotten into the onesie and then have his photo taken! I hope the good news continues for Naomi (your daughter?), always a relief to get a clear result from tests. Take care, Wendy x

  7. Is there anything better than your house running over with all the love family and friends can fill it with? No, I think not. Love and Laughter IS the best medicine. Such gorgeous roses from your very generous friend! I am amazed at all the blooms on your Christmas Cactus (that's what we call them, up here ;) It must have been such a pleasant surprise to see. I hope that Sydney can offer Naomi more time AND more comfort. XOXOXO

  8. I am really smiling reading your post. It is so nice knowing that you have been surrounded by such a loving family and spent some quality time with them all. Great news about Naomi. May the good news and good times continue and bring you an abundance of joy.

  9. I am really smiling reading your post. So nice to know that you have been surrounded by such a loving family. Great news for Naomi. May the good times continue and bring an abundance of joy to you all.

  10. The baby and roses are adorable. Best wishes to dear Naomi too. xx debbie

  11. You have had a wonderful few the flowers....

  12. What happy family times at your place, Kerrie - so good for you and I'm sure the visitors helped lift Naomi's spirits too. What a hard time you are all going through; I do hope something good can be done for her. Your cacti are gorgeous and the roses are so pretty; the Best Friend rose does so well in my garden and its smell is wonderful. Thinking of you, Kerrie, and I'm hoping that you don't forget to look after yourself too.


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