Mmmmm, it has been a while. Got some study completed, work contract started and finished, best friend had a baby after 7 years of trying (huge hooray!) and dealing with the emergence of a will of steel in my darling two year old daughter...life has been busy. Most exciting news (for mr k and I at least) is that I'm knocked up again.
We are feeling very blessed...and I'm also feeling somewhat squeamish and unbelievably tired. It is still early days but I've never subscribed to the make it to 12 weeks then tell all...no way I could keep a secret for that long.
Although most of my photos on here are from an ancient Iphone, I hope to share more of my photos from my "big camera". My original degree was in Film & Photography and there is nothing like your own progeny to revitalize that interest in capturing the small details around you. I have some little photos projects planned...maybe they come to fruition on the blog.
Hope this is not one of those posts where the author pops in with good intentions only to not log in again for another six months!! See you soon I hope xxx
Monday, March 11, 2013
We love our friends. We've been blessed to enter our 30s with some gorgeous mates. I must say though, friends with children of a certain age, are particularly sought out at the moment!
miss s LOVES older kids. Give her a five year old and she will happily forsake her parents to play with and be bossed around by a little gang of kids.
This Summer has been lovely to have a tiny bit of personal space back. Instead of miss s on my lap or nursing, she has been off playing with other kids. It is lovely to be able to be a part of the conversation at the party/ dinner table again. Somewhat bittersweet though, how quickly do our kids grow up?
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I couldn't resist including this photo of you and your Dad. We went to Sculptures by the Sea and it was humid and hot. No matter to you, you still wanted to snuggle your dad at every opportunity. When I asked to take your photo overlooking the bay, this was the only photo that I took where your head was not wedged into the crook of your Dad's neck.
I love how you two love each other.
One of my fav 52 portraits this week is Alfred. Just love his expression - such a typical toddler expression
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Cleaning the boat the day before, up at 6am, driving down south to Yunderup, launching the boat with an active toddler in tow, raining....
....the boat doesn't start.
You loved it all.
*edited to add one of my fav shots this week...the happy hubby. Check out those beautiful eyes!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two - Bruce was right about that bottom lip.
Slowly catching up on our weeks. Our ob noticed your lovely bottom lip when you were a day old. "She'll be stubborn" he predicted.
And yes you are. You are a beautifully strong-willed little girl. While it can be exasperating at times, a large part of my heart is so grateful that you are not easily distracted, that you are passionate about what you find interesting (gravel has been a favourite for months here) and demanding that your opinions are truly listened to. All these qualities will stand you in good stead for your life ahead.
We are truly in two year old territory with the pouting and tantrums but this portrait reminds me to be grateful for this. I want to raise a strong woman.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Playing in your cubby with your best friend
I am enjoying watching a beautiful friendship develop between miss s and our first baby Ruby. Ruby has been in love with miss s for a while, sleeping on my belly when I was pregnant with her and now snoozing outside her bedroom door whilst she naps. Chasing is miss s' favourite game at the moment and Ruby is her ever patient playmate.
You are so surrounded by love my girl, it takes my breath away.
A big week here. Your second birthday. This year has been hard. I got completely overwhelmed with migraines (me) coupled with hand & disease (me) and sleep regression (you) which had me falling into a heap the first half of the year. We got through it however with lots of love and support from your dad and your beloved Gaga and Papa. You have grown so much this year and so have I. I am so thankful for this.
Your birthday was a quiet one this year compared to the mega party we had last year. Just a family BBQ brunch which was lovely. My favourite part of the day, and I suspect yours too, was after your nap, we scooted back down to the river to eat fish and chips and munch on watermelon. In the 40 plus heat, we spent the afternoon hours wading in still water, eading the paper, building sandcastles and rolling down grassy knolls. You fell asleep sticky and happy on the way home. Pretty great birthday by anyone standards.
Watermelon juice running down your tummy on your birthday. My favourite photo of you ever.