A Day Of Rest

Today Was Sunday….

So we spent the day resting.

It was a first for a very long time. The first Sunday in ages where we did not have to rush off for sports, shopping, unpacking, picking up cars/caravans/bikes/furniture….

The most relaxing day by far…so relaxing that I even had a sleep. Even baby woody Kyle had a sleep….such a deep sleep that he wet the bed. He is going to be five in June, and is the laziest boy with toilet training amongst our boys. By now all of the boys were totally toilet trained day and at night.  He sometimes has a sleep during the day, most days he has a “rest” where he plays or reads. I think because of the late night Friday and the beach yesterday must of worn him out….and he went into a really deep sleep.

I am going to have to think of a reward chart to help with getting him up at of bed 🙂 Oh the joys of toilet trainng. Have you had any lazy little ones that finding it easier to wee the bed instead of getting up to go to the toilet? What was your solution? Really would love to hear any ideas/solutions for this!!!

A day of rest was really needed, and appreciated 🙂


Lisa Wood

All My Babies Are At School

This Year All Of My Babies Are At School….

For the very first time in over 14 years all of my boys are at school…

I was so very upset when I dropped my baby Woody off to Prep for the first time two weeks ago. With us moving and unpacking the three younger woody boys started school a week after it returned for the year.

Originally I wanted to Home School our youngest Woody boy Kyle but he was set on heading off to school.  I was so upset when I hopped into the car after dropping him off to his classroom….I even sat and cried in the car park to think that he was flown from the coup and into the world of schools!!!

I had left some paperwork at home that the school required so I raced home and returned to the school. As I drew up in the car park I noticed his class was outside playing in the playground. Kyle looked over and noticed the car….I took his paperwork to the office and went to his fence to see if he was doing ok. He smiled and asked what I was doing there. I explained why and gave him a kiss and hug. He was like “Bye Mum, See ya later”……Gosh he melted my heart all over again.

To think that my baby was happy to go to school, and excited about being with friends. Since that day he has painted a picture every day, made a collage and has had so much fun. I must admit I look forward to pick up times in the afternoon so that I can see his smiling cute face…..He always throws himself into my arms so I think he must be looking forward to me picking him up.

If for any reason he is not happy to go to school then I will re-asses what we will do. As long as my boys are happy then I am happy to send them. To think that they are all growing up…..my oldest keeps reminding me that he can get his licence in June, and that after this year he has only two years left of high school – makes me feel old and freaks me out!!!

Are all your children at school this year?

Looking forward to receiving and having all that we have dreamed about.

Here’s to your year.

Lisa Wood.

Say GoodBye To One And Hello To Another

Mixed Up Weird Day….

Today was flat out….so flat out that I was eating breakfast, filling up drink bottles and trying to vacuum the carpet all at the same time!!! Wished I had more hands some days.

Today I said good bye to Hayden, our oldest boy as he went away to two weeks of Army Cadets training in Brisbane.

Before he had to go he needed a hair cut (gosh why couldn’t he tell me that yesterday) and had to have his room completely packed up….He will be away when we are moving. I also had to pick up one of his friends from the other side of town at his house, and get back to Wamuran to drop them off to another of his friends before 12.30 – lunch time today!!!

Saying Good Bye To My Oldest.

I could not take him into Brisbane due to the fact that I was picking up Cameron from the train station. So today was a sad Goodbye to my oldest boy and a sweet Hello from our fourth boy 🙂

It was such a bitter sweet day today….My oldest boy is 15 1/2 and due to the strict rules with Army Cadets he had to shave his face on the weekend just gone!! Shaving and his only 15 1/2!! So Not Ready for any of this.

The icing on the cake was Cameron. I remember almost crying saying Goodbye to Hayden because this camp is really important to him. It will be two weeks of hard work/lots of study for him to pass his test and move up on his rank. I cried Tears Of Joy when Cameron got of the train. Three of us were sitting on the train station waiting for the train to pull in.  As soon as we saw the lights change colour we knew the train was coming.

We stood up and walked towards the front of the train because this is where the Woody boys and Grandma are usually sitting when they come back from Bundy to home. I saw Grandma and then saw Cameron but they were yet to see us….they had that look of “where is Mum? Where is Nicholas and Kyle?” searching the crowd of happy families waiting for their loved ones.

I spoke loud enough for Cameron to hear us…and he ran, throwing himself into my arms. It would have to be the first time any of the Woody boys have ever done that to me…..I suppose its the first time that I have been there for them to get of the train – normally I am running a few minutes late.

I cried…It was the sweetest moment from Cameron, the sweetest moment in a while, the love was pouring out of his arms with “I have so missed you mummy and have missed your cuddles. I couldn’t wait for one of your cuddles”

Oh please stay sweet and young forever Cameron.

Stay Safe Hayden on your two weeks away…..Bring you back to me in one piece!!!

Say Goodbye To One And Hello To Another was my day.

What was yours?


Lisa Wood 🙂

From The Mouths Of Babes

From Our Youngest Woody Boy

He decided to take the washing off the line….with no prompting from any family members…so wish they could stay this age for ever 🙂

Here is how cute he is….From The Mouths Of Babes!!

Did you hear how much he wanted to be paid for his job? !!

From the previous post, we let our kids down again.  We could not find a Halloween costume, the shop that David took the boys to was closed and the other shop had nothing suitable.

Our boys did not like going to school with no costume, and I ended up letting Cameron stay home for the day (that was last Thursday). We really enjoyed having him home.  Kyle got to play with him, under the house creating a “science lab”. Gosh the imagination of the kids is so wonderful.

On Friday I took Zachery out of School for the day and we spent some bonding time together. He is in Year 8 at high School and has had a few weeks of being tired and stressed….This week is Nicholas time….one day this week Nic gets to stay home.  Then I need to find time for Hayden’s day off 🙂

Oh the joys of boys….

So wish that they stayed as cute and innocent as Baby Woody, from the mouths of babes they say the most cutest things…..saying what they want.

From the mouths of Babes….

Mother to five Woody Boys, trying to stay sane while raising them.

Lisa Wood.

Cute Kids

Cutest Kid on earth.

We have the cutest kid on earth….and I am not being a “Mum”!!

Our baby woody who is four has the most cutest personality ever. He has all four of his brothers personality rolled into one.  Don’t know how he got to be so cute, not sure where he gets all cute sayings from 🙂

Cute Sayings….

The latest saying is ” I love you for a week”. I keep laughing and say “I love you for ever and ever”. He smiles and reply’s “I love you for a week”. How did he learn that? Where did he learn that from? Not sure because the other boys have never said it to us before.  The other Woody’s say “I love you” which we reply back “I love you”.

He is so cute that I want to bottle him up, I don’t want him to grow up. I know that he will need to grow as the others have grown.  I know that he is the age for school next year, but I do not want him to loose his cutie pie personality. Why should I let him go to school, to mix with other children and pick up there habits. Can’t he stay this age for ever and ever as a Cute Kid.

Look at my cutie pie smile!!

Look at my cutie pie smile!!

Cutie Pie Saying!!

We have a saying between Baby Woody and I.

Mummy Woody:- Can I eat you all up?

Baby Woody:- No you can’t eat Kyle all up.

Mummy Woody:- Why not, you are so yummy I want to kiss you all over and eat you up!!

Baby Woody:- But if you eat me up, you will have no more Kyles and then you will be sad because you love me.

Mummy Woody:- Oh that’s right, I forgot that!! I do love you and I always want Kyle. Mummy is only kidding.

Baby Woody:- But I told you that before (with a look on his face that says “you are silly”!) ….he has the most funny voice when he says it !!

So cute. Never want him to change.

But Change they do….and in the blink of an eye as well.

Here’s to Cute Kids. Do you have the cutest kid story? Share and laugh with us Woody’s as we raise them and try to stay sane.

Lisa Wood

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