Finley: Always creating. Whether it be with pens or chalk, or furniture, or Lego or just stacking toy baskets to build walls and entrances. There’s always something that needs building or sticking or inventing.
Sienna: Another day, another house. And that is not a hat, that is her helmet, she informed me. See that blue basket with the balls inside? That is her favourite hideaway spot.
These are things I want to remember.
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Happy Palm Sunday xoxo
“Art, much like beauty, lies in the eyes, heart and bones of the beholder”
Said someone with a dream.
Recently I’ve been sharing some of my artwork and recent projects on Instagram. If you’re interested, and fancy having a look, you’ll find me here; byCamillaHind.
…and Yes! Of course you can find Bestof2sisters on Instagram, too. We dig it there.
Have a great day! x
Sienna: We’re watching a bird take a sand bath in our sandpit. As it flew away she counted until it came back.
Finley: A new pool for the garden. Yes! Can the whole family get in at once? Absolutely yes!
This weekend marks Mother’s Day in the UAE. Of course we did not celebrate it, because we are of the type who purposely ignore these commercialised events, and strongly believe every day should be Mother’s Day. And Valentines. And Father’s Day. And Christmas and Easter and Pancake Day..
And I kid.
Of course we do not not celebrate them. It’s just that between the two adults in this house we can’t make our minds up should we be celebrating when it’s Mother’s Day in the UK, Norway or Dubai? Or all three? Sometimes we do all. But it’s a small and humble recognition. A card. A special breakfast. An extra big hug.
This year I got to enjoy a special treat. Finley and his LiveWire group performed a song about Moms in front of all the adults attending the normal service. I loved it so much. My guy. Up there. With the big kids. Spelling out M-O-M. Singing and doing the moves and waving to his Mamma. I cried, of course. And I smiled till my jaws hurt and waved and clapped and laughed and felt so very, very proud to be a Mamma.
To be their Mamma x
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Happy UAE Mother’s Day!
Finley: Patiently waiting to go for a swim in Abu Dhabi last weekend. A swim that lasted all of oh, maybe say five hours. He would’ve happily stayed longer too, if we hadn’t insisted on feeding him and driving back to Dubai. Ugh. Logistics like that.
Sienna: “Mamma, take a photo of me in my new house!” It is a good house.
Finley: I adore your eyes, and that you willingly oblige to my photo ideas.
Sienna: I am a huge fan of your made up songs.
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My favourite part of this chapter of life? Watching you play together. Choosing and enjoying each others company. You ace at role play together, and the made up nursery you’ve been seamlessly running, seems to be of high standard and discipline (judging by how often one the dolls in you care gets put in time out).
Finley: Oh how I love how seriously he took his stamping duty at the International Day. You go, my boy. Rules (and the policing of rules!) are his thing. A three hour attention span however, not so much. This year he remembered the event from last year, and helped me set up and decide how to decorate our stand. I very much enjoyed his excitement and company.
Sienna: She’s very pleased with her accomplishment this morning. Step up stool found. Window sill reached. Not quite sure about this big girl at three thing. When it suits.
We’ve had a good weekend. Reminded ourselves that taking our kids to Ikea is still awful. Also, Ed Sheeran came to Dubai, and down to pure luck (and some incredibly above and beyond friends) we got to enjoy the concert and lost our voices from singing along to every single song. Even when we didn’t really know the words. Ate pancakes, because Friday. Cleaned up garden, because jungle. Enjoyed a Mexican feast, because great friends, sunshine and delicious.
Finley: “Look up, he’s a star now. I can see him!”
Sienna: Three is huge. So is loosing your balloon to Balloonia, and beach gymnastics.
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A few days late, still playing catch up, and too many absolutely wonderful photos and memories from the past few weeks keep distracting me. Hey, there, luxury problems.
Linking up with Practising Simplicity.
And for fun, last year’s week five.