A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, ONCE A WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project/ Practicing Simplicity. 

DSC_0294 DSC_0002Finley: Chuffed to bits with his new swimming goggles. On Saturday morning at the beach, it meant he could confidently and comfortably keep diving into the salty water, swimming around pretending to be a shark trying to catch us.

Sienna: Tutu on, spade in hand, there’s digging to be done, and she’s the girl for it. She has strong opinions about what to wear, and how to accessorise. Currently more is more, which means wherever we go she carries a hat, two bags, three stuffed toys, a doll, two phones, a necklace and a spade and/or fishing rod.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, ONCE A WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project. 

DSC_0017DSC_0031Week 36

Sienna: My little baking partner, through the window.

Finley: Engrossed in one of his favourite books, The Night Pirates.

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Week 37

Finley: Happy the weather is cooling down (ever so slightly), as he so enjoys being in the garden, especially when there is water involved.

Sienna: Puffy eyed, early morning fairytale making, with kings and queens, princesses and knights.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, ONCE A WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project.

DSC_0034 DSC_0012Sienna: It always takes her a while to fully wake up after a nap. This week she’s totally mastered some big girl stuff, leaving us standing on the sidelines in awe, wondering what on earth happened to our little baby girl? Good bye nappies and baby bed; hello fancy pants and big bed aka The Bed With The Freedom To Get Out Of Anytime You Want.

Finley: Much needed, much deserved and highly valued quiet time, while little sister has a nap. First week of school made for a very happy boy, yet tired after the long days. I somehow can’t keep up with his appetite all of a sudden, apparently being 5 and a few months means you double your food intake from one week to the next?

I can’t wait for the weather to be cooler, so we can start enjoying the outdoors again. We’re eager to get down to the beach to run, dig, splash and play, but it’s just a little too hot still. Soon though, soon.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, ONCE A WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project.

DSC_0002DSC_0020Sienna: Post swim, on a Saturday morning, helping Daddy disassemble her baby cot. Sister did a lot of growing this summer, and is well and truly ready for her big girls bed.

Finley: With his two favourites, Geoffrey and Bluey. Tomorrow marks another milestone in his life, this boy is officially ready for Year 1 and Big School.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, ONCE A  WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project.

DSC_0093 DSC_0086Finley: Barefoot on the beach, on the last day of our summer holiday. Slightly chillier temperatures kept us out of the water, but two hotdogs, some digging, sand dune jumping and sliding, bubbles, seaweed and a slice of Rocky Road made for a very happy and content Finley.

Sienna: Determination is the key to success, and boy does this girl know it. Thankfully, she is blessed with an abundance of it, as she must have slid back down this steep sand dune more times than I can count. I was sure she’d give up trying to reach the top without any help, but of course she proved me wrong.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project. 

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Finley: Nothing beats a walk in the woods, looking for Mikkel Rev (fox) and Klatremus (mouse). Finley was quite certain he saw them both, “I saw the white tip of his tail!” He lead the way through the woods, telling us when to stop, so he could go ahead and check what might lay ahead; a fallen tree, a gigantic puddle, the end of a path.

Sienna: Looking up and Finley, and waiting for him to tickle her again with a grass straw.

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xoxo

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