Two teeth in two months. Keep this up and the tooth fairy will go broke! Its amazing how loosing a tooth can make them feel so grown up. 🙂
The excitement, the realization, all bubbled over this morning. 12 times you asked me ‘am I really in grade one now mummy’. That was just before breakfast. It was as if you had surprised yourself by growing up overnight. You love school. You have a passion for learning. Of course there are the friends that you have missed over the holidays even tho some are not joining your class this year. You were happy. Proud. And so you should be, I know I was.
I was hoping the curls would last longer. I have never cut her hair, except for the fringe hoping they would stay. But as the last two months have passed, every time I brush it, its as if I am actually brushing the curls out. Here is all that remains of the once full head of bounciness. And the colour, wow. What a difference a year makes. Pure golden on the ends, mousy brown with a few stubborn streaks of blond peeking through on the top. The contrast is amazing and a little sad. In two days, she will start kindy. The hair, is just a testament of her growing up.
Although it wasn’t as hot today as it has been, we promised the kids a ‘water play’ afternoon. Out came the water balloons, buckets, water pistols and even ice water! They are both such water babies. Even after 2 hrs of out side play, they will still want to spend another hour in the bath.
I think we need a bigger bath! But by the looks on the kids faces, this is just how they like it.
Its 4.55am and yes, that is my bra he is wearing…..
Taken, very groggily on my very unfocused iPhone!
Hmmmm, I know she is having a great time, finger painting the shower door. But I have just discovered half a bottle of shampoo missing to do so!
A simple bird water whistle kept her entertained for an hour. Thank-you Aunty Caroline for the special gift…..of a happy little girl.
Oh the sequels of delight! The wonder and joy on a child’s face at a simple cartoon character….priceless.
What better way to spend a hot afternoon than baking lamingtons with friends.
I am amazed at the development of kids these days. Here is Benjamin, barely 6 years old, fully reading Ayrlie a bedtime story. I don’t think I was even reading any words at his age let a lone a whole book! These moments are rare and you so need to be quick to capture them.
It doesn’t happen too often but sometimes Ayrlie crawles into bed with us. Her favourite sleeping place is cuddled up alongside one of us. She will grab your arm, and drape it across herself. She will then cuddle it tight and drift back off to sleep. I wonder how long it will last because if I’m honest, its one of my favourite things too.
Christmas nails. Very sparkly!
Happy New Year! I think I will just make this post in time to keep it on the 1st! Wow! What a busy, exciting 12 months it has been. My family has had some memorable firsts, first day of school for my son, loosing his first tooth, Ayrlie started ballet and at 3 was writing her own name. We have also had some heartbreaking moments too when Mark and I both lost our grandmothers, within 6 weeks of each other. They were missed terribly this Christmas. It reminds me of how quickly our little ones grow and how you must treasure every day. This is my way of capturing that time. I will endeavour to take a photo a day of my loved ones for the month of January. Mark and I are taking a little trip to Thailand so stay tuned for some beautiful scenery as well!
If you are new to the blog, thanks for stopping by. I hope the next 30 days inspires you to pick up your camera and take that extra image, capture that 30 second video of your family. If you have stopped by before. I thank you for coming back and sharing a little piece of my family.
With love and dreams