Thursday, 25 May 2017

19.52 // Assembling Ikea like a Boss!

We bought an Ikea bedside table for Lily and she was thrilled not only to have one at last (very important book storage facility!), but also to try her hand at assembling it. She busied herself in her room, hammering away with full concentration and intention. While she couldn't quite get the whole thing completed on her own, she gave it an admirable attempt! 

I never cease to be amazed at how she throws herself into things, with full confidence, determination, vision. 

You teach me daily, little lady. Never cease your striving xx

Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

18.52 Building Cubbies at Calthorpe's House

During the school holidays we spent a lovely morning at historic Calthorpe's house for their cubby building workshop. The fun bit was they have a Fort Magic kit just like we do at home!

We explored the beautifully preserved 100 year old house, saw the bomb shelter out the back (!), the cubby where the children played a century ago, and went on a little bush walk.

The children then took their inspiration into designing cubbies, then they ate baked potatoes, explored the grounds and just generally had a 'jolly good time'!.

Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

17.52 {with his headphones on}

Eli loves to listen to audio books and music, especially in the evenings when he is trying to wind his bouncing self down for sleep. I discovered him like this one evening - clearly sleep had over taken him mid-scroll for his next book selection!! Melt my heart, why don't you, kiddo?? 

For my own memory file, I want to record here that his favourite current audio books are Chronicles of Narnia, Veggietales stories, Where the Wild Things Are and Anne of Green Gables :) 

Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

16.52 cousins at the cape {easter}

Five days by the rugged Victorian coastline with my sister and her crew over the Easter long weekend.

The tribe of cousins played (how I love to see them play, bond, make memories together!), we ate a respectable amount of chocolate and pretty much just wandered from beach to home and back again, a couple times a day, each day.

It was perfect! x

Rolling on home. Memories made. It was lovely xx

{project 52: a portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017}
Ok, this is a bit more than one!!!! But how could I narrow it down, I ask ya?!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

15.52 playing at versailles

We started the school holidays with a lovely morning with our friends Amber, Finn and Harper at the new play space at the National Gallery of Australia. The play space was themed around Versailles due to the current (gorgeous!) exhibition. 

I am thrilled that the NGA has finally introduced a play space! It goes a long way in making the venue truly inviting for families. I love to take the  kids to experience the beautiful art but, they can only last so long haha! It's fantastic to have a space available where they can make a little noise, wriggle around and of course, learn how they do best - through play. I was hugely impressed with the quality of the provocations and experiences. It was a super fun morning and I can't wait to go back again with the kids, especially to see how the play space themes evolve!

Have I mentioned lately, how much I love living in Canberra?! Having wonderful free cultural experiences like this, just a fifteen minute drive away! Love this town. 

Project 52: A portait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017.