Well, we made it! The very first full term of school is done.
Now we have two glorious weeks with our girl at home... we have missed her cheery presence around here. She is very ready for this break and so are we. Hooray for lazy days with no school bell dictating our time!
Well done, little lady, on transitioning so well into your first term of school. You have handled it all with grace and bravery. It is a big step for a little girl. Not so little anymore, it seems... you are transforming before my eyes.
With the new Lego Movie coming out, Mark was keen to take Eli out for a special 'boy's night out' to see it. Of course, I think Mark would have happily gone along without Eli, but having a kid is a convenient excuse!! ;)
To say Eli was excited would be an understatement. He was so thrilled to get to go out at night with just Dad. He came home so hyped up on jelly snakes and general excitement, he could barely form a sentence to tell me about all the fun.
You could feel the joy radiating off him - he just loved having a special time out just with Dad. That quality-time cup just got filled to the brim - and overflowing.
|Photos taken on Mark's phone|
Whilst tidying the room, I turn around to see Miles splayed out on the bed, feet kicking in the air, just chilling with Daddy's (switched off) phone.
Or perhaps he has turned it on and is texting with his friends?
Who can tell with kids these days??!! ;)
'Thank you' cuddles from Eli, for taking him to see the Lego movie.
Yup, when it comes to fatherhood, this guy has got it sorted. How awesome it is to parent alongside such a loving and involved father. He makes every step of this journey so much better.
These kids are so blessed to have him!
Project 52: A portrait with my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.
More highlights from the week that was...
|Yay for the Lego Movie (they both said it was awesome)|
|Of course a special outing with Daddy requires a special treat of junk food - chips and|
nuggets, if you please!
|He totally gets this from his Dad!! When you are just so happy and chilled out you|
have to lie back and half-sleep whilst eating ;)
|E set the animals up in quite a procession!|
|'Do you mind, Mum?? I'm just facetiming w some friends'|
|'Ok, cool - see ya at the park in five'|
|Following along with '30 Days to Transform Your Play' from the inspiring An Everyday Story blog run by my clever friend Kate. Well, we are dipping in and out as we can! It's been a great motivation to extend and enhance the kid's play|
in new directions.
|Preparing the toppings for the kid's favourite meal - home made pizzas!! Even better when shared with friends - we were|
blessed with my dear old friend Vicki coming to stay over the weekend :)
|He was absolutely determined to decorate his pizza like this. Totally satisfied with the|
outcome and content to eat it as it was. Oh, Eli!
|This man loves his pizzas... cooked to perfection on the BBQ (enclosed, on a pizza stone - it's delish!). He also loves|
his jumbo spatula!!