'Lily is Speshl'
Yes, you are, baby girl, yes, you are.
I love discovering these remnants of play, from our wonderful family-filled week on the beach. This girl had the time of her life, running wild and free on the beach all week, with cousins galore to accompany her. She takes her role of oldest cousin so seriously, watching out for all the many babies and toddlers!
My little 'old man' partaking in his morning ritual of surveying the ocean for whales or dolphins with his 'binocleyers'.
(On the last morning we spotted some dolphins, and must shrieking and squealing followed - mostly from me!)
Hard at work, digging in the sand.
He turned into such a big boy during these holidays, but those squishy little cheeks betrays his status as my forever baby. FOREVER, I SAY!! ;)
We celebrated Father's Day by the beach.
And what better way to celebrate than being woken early by your horde of children, a delicious breakfast in bed and then a looooong morning sleep in?
This was topped off with a day chilling out on the beach and yummy Indian take away for dinner. A good day for Dads and for the whole clan. It was awesome to celebrate the many wonderful Dads in our family on this day too :)
As always, I am ridiculously thankful for this fella. The father he is to our Trio just takes my breath away. A loving, fun, wise, engaged, gentle, hard working father, who is truly present for his family and involved in every aspect of family life. Some say you don't know what you've got till it's gone (well, the Counting Crows say that, anyway!), but we know now. We really do. We got a good one :)
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week.
More highlights from the week that was...
|(Before the trip)|
Little scenes that make my heart smile.... like noticing three little toothbrushes clustered in the bathroom.
Thankful for three cheery little grins in our home!
|My little kitchen assistants|
|Off to Kiama. It was a little rainy on the afternoon we arrived, but thankfully not for the rest of the week! The kids were|
happy to take the opportunity for a little puddle splashing :)
|Waking Dad up for cuddles on Father's Day - surprise, Daddy!! ;)|
|Sprung - sand flinging!! Thankfully this was a very rare occurance :)|
|I wanted to capture the smattering of sand on his cheek, and he gives me his best Blue Steel.|
|This is the holidays of childhood: A sand and chocolate covered happy face.|
|The big project for the week: the kids took it upon themselves to dig this huge hole - then attempted to build a bridge|
over the hole!
|Auntie Alex organised a fun treasure hunt for the kids one afternoon. Picture seven little kids who rarely get sugar gleefully tearing around the grass hunting down lollies!!! It was adorable. This is one of the triplets digging into his bounty :)|
|Surveying 'bridge' progress.|
|They assured me it was a bridge but it sure was starting to look like a camoflauged booby trap to me!! ;) Thankfully no one was lured in!|
|The best spot on the beach was this little sandbank. The kids looooved rolling, sliding, jumping and leaping down it, with|
such a soft landing. They must have gone up and down it hundreds of times!
|Having the time of his life, throwing himself down the sandbank!|
|Happiest when he is flying free!!|
|The boys - getting some air!|
|Locking eyes with cutie pie Alaia.|
|Sigh. Such a happy, beautiful place. Already can't wait to get back there!!!|
Well, that is probably enough beach shots for one post!! Will wrap up the rest in another post shortly, I think. I thought I didn't take many photos, but guess I did ;)