My getting-so-big girl gets ready to go on a late Friday night shopping session with Daddy (just quietly, I think they were looking for a Mother's Day gift even though I always say *no bought gifts* for Mother's Day!).
Daddy dressed her up too - I was impressed with the cute outfit he put together!
She was super-dooper excited to be heading out with just him... and At Night, Past Bedtime, no less. Giddy with excitement, she had a blast and bounced back in two hours later with tales of a chocolate milk shared with Dad. Precious.
Looking at her Daddy, excited for their special Father/Daughter adventure.
An Autumnal stroll with my two little fellows (while Sister was at school) turned into quite the adventure after Eli asked to walk Bee along in his trolley and I agreed. He was thrilled, to say the least!
I can't believe I haven't introduced Eli's beloved Bee before. He has always been the kind of kid to cling fiercely to routine, familiarity and the things he knows and loves. We never pushed a 'lovey' type toy but kids have their way of making their own connection and slowly but surely, Bee rose to the top of the overflowing toy pile. He is actually a wheatbag gifted so kindly by a sweet friend (so he can be heated in the microwave in winter for extra toasty cuddles - his tummy is the wheatbag). Eli adores him and totes him around the house for all manner of play... they have hilarious conversations and all kinds of role play are acted out between the two... Bee is usually the baby getting into all kinds of mischief. Bee is sadly not usually permitted to go outside, so Eli props him by the door to 'watch'. I love observing his imaginative play. They are best buddies and Eli was so pleased to take Bee on his very first outdoor adventure - a walk around the block!
The walk was slow but delicious with the soft Autumn light and colourful fallen leaves all around. Autumn is Canberra at its most glorious.
This week's portrait... it's just the sum of Eli - a boy, some sticks, his Bee and his transport!
My little ray of soothing sunshine.
(Those eyebrows are sure getting a work out these days).
Project 52: A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013
More highlights from the week that was...
|Mark reads a Bible story to the kids each night and lately the kids have|
started acting out the stories as he reads. They love helping the stories
come to life! This is Eli as John attempting to baptise Lily/Jesus in the river...
|Ready to stroll... and Bee is ready too!|
|love the protective little hold!|
|He saw a plane!|
|a boy and his beloved bee|
|he saw a cat. his reactions to everything in life are this big!|
|'he not happy now, mummy'|
|The Long Walk Home (he suggested leaving the trolley behind, half way home.., sorry, Dude, keep pushing!)|