In this moment

reading... Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Such a crazy good read. Wildly entertaining and fascinating. And no, you don't need to be Asian to appreciate it.

excited about... our belated anniversary lunch celebration. Stu's mum has been enlisted to help with babysitting for a few hours while Stu and I steal away for our first date in 2 months! We're lunching at one of Sydney's most iconic restaurant - Guillaume at Bennelong, (yes that restaurant inside the Opera House) which sadly closes its doors at the end of this year.

ordering... a new BBQ for summertime entertaining.

planning... a little weekender come January next year. 

watching... Happiest Baby on the Block. Learning Dr Karp's tips on how to settle Alexander.

dreaming about... travelling again. To destinations I'd never been, to see sights I'd never seen.

baking... not so much baking but will be attempting to make a crepe cake when Alexander allows.

feeling... like I'm finally out of a baby-induced daze. Alex is finally starting to sleep through the night (though not all nights) so I'm a lot less sleep deprived and feeling more like a normal person. I've also become a more confident mum now than I was two months ago.

wanting... a Christmas tree decked out in pretty ornaments for Alex's first Christmas.

grateful for... Alexander's sweet smiles, gentle coos, strong kicking legs and overall good health.

loving... the pretty pink peonies I picked up at the supermarket (pictured above). Their sweet scent, their round and full blossoms, their delicate petals.

collecting... seed pods and pine cones - they're everywhere at the moment and would make for a great craft project.

25 Responses to In this moment

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am so dreaming about doing some traveling!

Ice Pandora said...

Nice 'moments' c: That
crêpe cake sounds yum!
And I can't wait for
your future crafts! Xx

little t said...

You're so BUSY!

Loving those peonies too.

cleartheway said...

Hope you can fulfill your travel dreams!

Kate from Clear the Way

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Have fun on your anniversary lunch! It's great that you guys will get to spend some time together celebrating :)

Linda said...

Beautiful words Trish...
And those Peonies!!!
To die for!!!
Our season is June for Peonies...
They are beautiful!
Enjoy your date night...
Happy Anniversary!!♥

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous. I love peonies!!!

Yay date night!!

We loved Happiest Baby on the Block. We were big swaddlers.

Pamela RG said...

It's so nice that you keep your positive attitude. It's so uplifting. I am also currently reading "Crazy Rich Asians." I love it and enjoy it tremendously. I am learning so much about Singapore, Hong Kong and Asians. What do you think of the Book?

Peach Macarons said...

stunning peonies! One of my favourites. love hearing about your moments :)
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My Garden Diaries said...

What a great list! I am so glad that you are getting a bit of rest! My little Norah did not start sleeping through the night until recently and she is one! I hope you have a lovely dinner for your anniversary celebration!!!

burntfeather said...

for some reason the last few years we've neglected to put up a tree but I want to change that this year get officially into the holiday mood!

I'm glad things are settling down a tiny bit for you, yay for smiles are abound!

Tina Bradley said...

I adore peonies--especially the pink ones! :) Have a fab anniversary celebration! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Joyce Olson said...

Oh such a delightful post! I loved getting to know you and your dreams, plans and happy heart a bit better! Beautiful photo too!
Jemma

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Very sweet list!

Jane said...

sound like wonderful moments! i love peonies. they bloom here in june. my favorite month! :)

Anouka K said...

Hope you will have a fantastic date! Tell us how it went.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

A friend of mine just told me about that book. I have to get my hands on it.

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Jessica said...

You take the most beautiful pictures. You should really post some tips to help people like me out sometime. :)

I hope you have a lovely anniversary lunch.

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Gorgeous list, Trishie! I'm interested in this crepe cake you are wanting to make! Please share when and if you do!

Sam said...

Great list, the peonies are so pretty. Nice to hear that Alexander is getting a good nights sleep. Enjoy your anniversary lunch!

JoaNNa said...

such pretty flowers!
Hope you have a nice romantic date with dear hubby!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Have a lovely date!!! So important to have some mama/papa alone time ;)And I'm sure Alexander will adore his grammy time!

esosandraUTD said...

Wow its two months already, can't wait to see his recent pics. Have fun.

Ellie said...

I keep seeing the book "Crazy Rich Asians" about and have been curious about reading it! I might have to check it out now :)

Hannapat said...

Beautiful post with so many dreams! Yes would travelling again not just be the best. I remember how excited I was about the first Christmas with mine and it was truly special. Xo