Chopping the pecans like a Mini Masterchef!
My little man woke up lethargic and saying he didn't feel very well - and even took himself off to bed again shortly after rising. Soon enough he threw up, poor little buddy. After a good sleep and a good snuggle, he cosied up on the couch.
Dear Eli, it was a privilege to care for you on this day. It's so rare for you to be unwell - and so rare to see you so quiet and still!! I relished cuddling and caring for you and was touched by how you thanked me in your quiet, feeble voice for every little thing I did for you. Getting to eat crackers on the couch was the highlight of your day! By mid morning you were back to your energetic bouncing self... a quickly passing illness, it seems. Nothing is going to keep you knocked down for long in this life, I have a pretty good feeling about that :)
Here you look at me above you, sweetly and drowsily asking 'What you doing, Mama?'
My dear friend Amber of We Stood Together (my photography mentor, inspiration and pusher of new kit, haha) has kindly offered me a loan of her 1.4 50mm lens! I have always just used my kit lens and never really understood the difference a lens can make.
Then I clicked on her 50mm lens, snapped a few quick shots of my littlest man and ohhhhh, now I see.
My little sunshine, in a whole new light. I think I could get addicted to this!!
(Goodness knows I am already addicted to this sweet little face! But now - with even more shallow depth of field to enhance the cuteness!!)
This man o' mine.
The kind of man/husband/father who changes jobs and consciously slows his own fast-moving career trajectory so that he can be home at 4.15pm (most days) and spend an hour doing things like this. Priceless, simple, memory-making, Daddy-zone things like bouncing the kids wildly on the trampoline.
It is the kid's favourite activity and I am so grateful for their father, who prioritises being there for them in moments both big and small. I am also grateful they have a father who realises those small moments are really the big ones.
What a blessing he is.... even if I can't bear to usually watch these zany hijinks with children flying through the air!!!
(I stay inside and finish preparing dinner in peace - everyone wins!!)
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014.
More highlights from the week that was....
|Bubbles makes everything better!|
|A little couch and cushion and we have ourselves a 'Reading Corner' at last!|
|Kid Approved :) Since we hung these shelves last week, the books displayed|
there are on heavy rotation and the kids love adding in their favourites too!
It will be a great way to highlight certain books or topics too.
|Our first cherry tomato, hooray!|