After dinner at our lovely in-laws new home, we went for our first stroll up the bike path out their back gate. I only happened to have my camera with me as the house was already locked up, it only happened to be dusk, the kids just happened to insist on bringing leftover party balloons and it only happened to be the most delightful, picturesque little path. And so... a spontaneous rapid-fire photo shoot commenced as the kids raced up the path, waving their balloons...
(Eli's popped within 5 mins, sadly!)
I have a feeling we will be taking a few more walks along this little path - felt like we were in the middle of bush land, yet in the midst of suburbia! That's Canberra for you.
This week Lily had her end of year show at school. She had the full quota of grandparents (four!), parents (two!) and siblings (two!) in attendance to cheer her on. But I think no one was prouder than her brother Eli.
On the way out the door to the show, I snipped a few little rosebuds from our garden. After the show, Eli asked if he could give them to Lily. He put the roses behind his back carefully, then marched from the hall to the classroom (where she was being collected after the show) with utmost determination.
As soon as she appeared, he told her to close her eyes and then thrust the roses at her with gusto saying 'Lily, dis is because you did a really great job'. Cue all the surrounding parents bursting into a chorus of 'awwww' as Eli fiercely embraced his sister.
Sigh. What a devoted and loving sibling you are, little E. What a gift to your sister - and to me.
My little rev-head.
This kid loooooves cars, in a way neither of the other two quite have. Every morning he begs to go for a drive in the car. He spends large portions of his day zooming various cars around the house, just happily wheeling them while making various car sounds. It's pretty adorable, to see his own little interests and passions emerge :)
(Thankfully, Daddy's vast childhood collection of matchbox cars gives him lots of options to enjoy!)
During a quiet Sunday afternoon, I peeked into the spare room to see these two busily crafting masks together. Yes, this is why he is the best father who ever fathered.
Talk about a sweet father/daughter moment. Too cute, these cuties!! :)
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014.
More highlights from the week that was...
|Brave little lady up on stage..... singing silly songs about cleaning the house :) Her whole little Kindy job did a stellar job.|
|Man on a mission...|
|My little performer who said she 'LOVED!' being on stage. She had fun and we|
had fun watching her and being super proud (and noisy!) family members! :)