Wednesday, 20 December 2017

47.52 reading from the dictionary

It's funny, how those quirky little family activities emerge.

I am not sure how it came to be, but the kids favourite bedtime book is usually the dictionary. 

They have this routine with their dad. He chooses a word and chooses a kid to try to explain what that word means. The kid then does their best explanation... often surprisingly apt, sometimes wildly off base. 

The latest evolution of this game (especially when the two boys are involved) is that, somehow, whether right or wrong, the child then gets a 'punch in the guts' (another quirky in-house phrase) where Mark wrestles the child while they scream hysterically.

It's really soothing and calming for bedtime (ha) but, somehow I think the memories of this crazy little night time ritual will be worth it.

He is such a fun dad. I love him for that xx

Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017.

Monday, 18 December 2017

46.52 Summer Sunset Strolls

Some of our sweetest memories. 

Balmy summer evenings, after dinner at my in-laws house, strolling up the pathway behind their home. 

It's always peaceful, the light is golden and beautiful and bringing along a couple of balloons is a random bonus!?

I love seeing the kids racing along the path. Walking hand in hand, taking our time, burning off energy and dinner. 

Family time xx

45.52 tween party // pamper party

Times are a'changin.

Lily went to a friend's birthday party... it was a pamper party! The gaggle of girls spent a dreamy afternoon getting their hair done, make up done, nails done, playing games and giggling up a storm.

So. Much. Giggling.

Basically, a tween girl's dream!

Needless to say she never wanted to wash that make up off!!!! Hmm, still a few years to go yet, my girl! ;) But loved to see them having such a sweet time together, it was pretty much the cutest - especially seeing them all lying back all in matching pink bathrobes and with cucumbers over their eyes!

Project 52: A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2017.