Sunday, February 23, 2014

Moments







-When Poppet choses her clothes it's all about the 'princess clothes' - in a favourite dress and her birthday tutu- she runs across the playground. The kids were playing with the two boys of one of my best friends and poor Poppet spend a lot of time yelling "Boys, boys! Chase me! Over here!" while they were monumentally uninterested.
-Poppet and Sprocket exploring in a park. There were many wonderful sticks and the occasional tree trunk Sprocket tried to hoist up.
-Sprocket, climbing up on the railings for a better look down into the pond for tadpoles and waterlife. We were lucky that my Aunt, who specialises in freshwater invertebrates was with us to point things out and find interesting things.
-Sprocket, playing cars with a friend.
-Sprocket, examining a cicada shell. He didn't want to be left out of the nail-painting on the weekend and his finger nails and toe nails are now a fetching shade.
-Poppet, with an old school friends little girl. She's so ready to be a big sister!

We've been in Melbourne the last week, hiding out from the smoke and fires of home. It's been lovely gulping down the fresh air and catching up with family and friends. Now we're back in our home town, unable to go into the garden, feeling sick with the smoke just going to the letterbox, and trying to explain to the kids why they can't climb out the windows and play in the garden like normal. We live for the times the wind changes and are considering returning to Melbourne… lovely as it is to be in our own home… fresh air has it's own (rather strong) allure. As my Poppet cried for at least half an hour when we left Nana and Grandpa's the kids are all for a return to the city… if it wasn't for Sprocket's school...

Joining with the lovely Em of the beetle shack for moments from our week. 

12 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your photos...they have a dreamy quality. Just lovely.

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  2. Hope the change you need arrives soon!

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    1. So do I! torrential rain please come soon!

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  3. Love the little feet on the fence. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. I'm a sucker for little feet! I keep finding myself taking photos! Just so cute… and little hands!

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  5. I reckon Sprocket is rocking those nails! So sweet he wanted to share the experience. The last photo of Poppet and the little sweetie is just gorgeous. Jo xx

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    1. It's coming off now and I'm waiting to see if he'll want it redone! I think he's rocking them too!

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  6. I'm so glad that the cool weather has changed things in Melbourne and that you were able to return home. I had friends that were close to it to scary stuff. Lovely magical photos that hold such a strong narrative. Beautiful light and the first photo was really lovely. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the cooler weather l know l am hoping to get into the garden with the kids in the next few days after the light rain.

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  7. Um, can I have your daughter's tulle skirt? Gosh, I want that whole outfit in my size! I found your blog from The Beetle Shack. Precious pictures! The time of play goes by so fast. So terribly fast!

    Jenni

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    1. I want the skirt in my size too! I was talking to a friend and we both agreed we want big people ones… and what do you know… they have them… and in gorgeous deep blue… it's very tempting!

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