Wednesday, 17 January 2018

49.52 Trimming the Tree

Trimming the tree and soaking up the magic of Christmas.

Carols playing, I made egg nog, the kids decorated the whole tree themselves and did beautifully. 
They absolutely love to trim the tree and there is nothing sweeter than sifting through and handing out ornaments, reflecting on their origin, then sitting back with Mark and watching the kids decorate with glee and abandon!

And we decorated in late November this year. Missed the early December rush and got extra time to soak up the magical sparkle. No regrets!!! I think we will do it early from now on!

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

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

48.52 Hanging at home with my Boys

These simple things, these quiet days, these precious, zany boys. 

UNO games and backyard swing sets.

I can feel this season slipping through my fingers. 

Let 'future me' know it was not always as glossy as the images appear, but it was pretty damn good, it was ours and we were always grateful for it.

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

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

47.52 reading from the dictionary

It's funny, how those quirky little family activities emerge.

I am not sure how it came to be, but the kids favourite bedtime book is usually the dictionary. 

They have this routine with their dad. He chooses a word and chooses a kid to try to explain what that word means. The kid then does their best explanation... often surprisingly apt, sometimes wildly off base. 

The latest evolution of this game (especially when the two boys are involved) is that, somehow, whether right or wrong, the child then gets a 'punch in the guts' (another quirky in-house phrase) where Mark wrestles the child while they scream hysterically.

It's really soothing and calming for bedtime (ha) but, somehow I think the memories of this crazy little night time ritual will be worth it.

He is such a fun dad. I love him for that xx

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

Monday, 18 December 2017

46.52 Summer Sunset Strolls

Some of our sweetest memories. 

Balmy summer evenings, after dinner at my in-laws house, strolling up the pathway behind their home. 

It's always peaceful, the light is golden and beautiful and bringing along a couple of balloons is a random bonus!?

I love seeing the kids racing along the path. Walking hand in hand, taking our time, burning off energy and dinner. 

Family time xx

45.52 tween party // pamper party

Times are a'changin.

Lily went to a friend's birthday party... it was a pamper party! The gaggle of girls spent a dreamy afternoon getting their hair done, make up done, nails done, playing games and giggling up a storm.

So. Much. Giggling.

Basically, a tween girl's dream!

Needless to say she never wanted to wash that make up off!!!! Hmm, still a few years to go yet, my girl! ;) But loved to see them having such a sweet time together, it was pretty much the cutest - especially seeing them all lying back all in matching pink bathrobes and with cucumbers over their eyes!

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

Monday, 27 November 2017

Giveaway!! Framed & Custom Designed Foil Print

Hey guys,

Just popping in quickly to say I am running a gorgeous giveaway of TWO framed and custom designed foil prints - the perfect Christmas present! It is hard to describe how beautiful they are in real life :)

You do NOT want to miss out on entering this gorgeous giveaway! Foil & Frame will work with you to make a design of your choice - whether it's a quote, a poem, a Bible verse, or a child's name and birth details etc.... the options are endless. And the end result is sure to be treasured!

I am running one giveaway on my Instagram and on my Facebook page.

Hop on over and enter :) Good luck!

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

44.52 A rush of blood to the head

Head stands, cart wheels, round offs, bridges.

All day, every day.

She literally makes herself dizzy but she will not stop!

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