'It's real ice, Mummy. It's really real ice and I found it outside!' she squealed.
You know winter is here when the kids run into the backyard in the morning and find slivers of ice from the water pooled on the backyard play equipment. Brrrrrr.
'You don't want this chocolate biscuit back, do you?'
All rugged up in his cosy winter coat.
Darling third child, in case you ever feel like all you get is hand-me-downs... and yes, this will likely be mostly the case... let the record (blog) show that I did buy you this brand new warm little jacket to get you through this winter of chilly school drop offs and pick ups! I shall try to set it aside for you as evidence when you're grown, in case you feel hard done by! :) xx Mum
Project 52: A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2013.
More highlights from the week that was...
We have hit a new groove for our family lately. Life has settled down into a sweet, slower, relaxed pace. We are spreading ourselves more thickly - doing less, but getting more out of it. Spending our time with intention rather than scattered, hectic activity. Ironically, the relentless busy-ness of life with young children forces us to slow down but also gives us more energy and purpose in doing what really matters to us. I want to appreciate this season for what it is, and the gifts and lessons that God brings with it.
Several things we have long prayed for and worked towards for our family and faith have met us in this place... and so a feeling of peace and contentment pervades my days. Of course, there are still ups and downs and grumps and dramas as real life tends to contain. But overall? We know we are in the right place and space for our family. Blessed to be able to savour this season, and determined to be conscious and generous with our bounty.
|Yup, he knows the right way to eat a chocolate-based biscuit!|
|The day long begged, pleaded and cajoled for arrived. I allowed her to do the|
'stand up hold' that she assured me she's been practising with her dolls.
Oh darling girl, looks like it was worth the wait! And no dropping, phew!