Sunday, 16 November 2014

46/52 - an ode to my baby's beautiful curls...


'Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Mum!'

I remember only the giggling, coy pleading, not what was being requested. 

But how could you say no to a face like this?! ;)

(I somehow manage)


'Lust for life' is the phrase that comes to mind, as I capture my son, literally leaping for joy.


This week my baby boy finally got his first proper hair cut. Sob.

Please excuse the absurd amount of photos in this post of his crazy, luscious curly locks, before the big chop. Oh, baby hair, why you gotta be soooo beautiful and yet so fleeting?!

The photos are helping me process my grief, haha :)

This kiddo got some solo shower time (eg not jostling with two siblings) thanks to a #3 (if you know what I mean!!!). He was absolutely enchanted with the water streaming down around him and his curls.... quietly watching, feeling, experiencing the rushing downpour in wonder. Just fascinated, enthralled Just as much as I am with him. Sigh. Love this kid.


Out to brunch, and introducing Miles to the joy of finishing off the cinnamon marscapone with his finger. Giggles abound :)


Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014.

More highlights from the week that was....

'Mum, come quick!! Look!!! I'm making Miles sleeping!!!'. If only ;)

After school smoothie making. Lily had recently experienced the wonders of choc-mint and knowing we had mint growing like wildfire in the garden, had the idea to use the mint leaves to make our own choc-mint smoothie. We added oats and banana and enjoyed quite the treat :)

Wearing his halo of ringlets.... sigh.

I ask you, can you take too many photos of gorgeous ringlets?? Oh wait, don't answer that ;)

I will always accept whatever gift is in your precious little outstretched hand xx
The Marymead Fete rolled around again, always a highlight on our calendar. The kids loved the petting zoo, Miles was getting as close to the animals as he could through the fence!

A child was here....
Lily has been stitching away in her room... she added a sun with a smiley face and a little cloud. Precious or what?

'What the ???'

In the doghouse, but not too unhappy about it ;)
Grandad's Birthday. I made a little chocolate cake and told the kids they could decorate however they pleased. Needless to say, the sprinkle drawer got emptied with gusto ;)
Pretty much the most beautiful cake ever!?
My lovely inlaws have moved into their new home - the most charming little townhouse ever, in a most delightful area. We are so happy for them, it seems like a wonderful place to live. Surrounded by native plants and leafy trees. Needless to say, expect to see a LOT of photos in front of this stunning ivy wall ;) 

Blue Steel, with triple the attitude. Oh, brother!!
'Hmmm, now what's left around here for me to destroy??' (Still has that furrowed little eyebrow, love it)
'Huh? What did you say will happen if I keep squeezing this balloon?? Are you sure??'
His new cut. With a few curls remaining for now... love seeing more of his face, though strangely he seems to look younger and not older? I keep taking a double take at his new look, this new boy emerging before me. He was not happy about the hair cutting, poor kid was terrified and hysterical so this was the best/most the very accommodating hairdresser could manage! I love it though, still a few curls to enjoy but a lot more cute face now :) 


  1. What a great set of photos for the the B&W ones with the water dripping down. Regards Kathy , Brisbane, Australia

    1. thanks so much kathy! i love that one too, such a sweet little moment :)

  2. Oh those photos are gorgeous - and no you definitely can't take too many pictures of those amazing curls!

    1. thanks Carie, good to know i am not toooooo crazy obsessed ;)

  3. don't apologize for that baby hair, because it is perfect. gah!

  4. Gorgeous kidlets! Oh those curls, he looks a little older with them cut. Love the shower photos, especially the black and white ones! x Dre

    1. thanks!! i am missing those sweet curls now they are gone (sob!!).

  5. I can see why you took so many photos of the curls. So adorable. Did they REALLY have to go?

    As for your precious girl, well I'd be mourning the two adult teeth coming through. Miss Possums gaps are almost gone. So sad about that. I loved her gappy grin!

    1. I have to admit i have second guessed doing the cut... so sad, saying goodbye to those ringlets!

      oh i love my girl's gappy grin too! its pretty adorable huh. especially as so fleeting. its hard to imagine her with a set of grown up teeth. xx


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