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.


complete cupcake love

My computer decided to die in numerous ways which confounded Apple care so I'm a bit behind in posting my 52 week project with miss s.  

It is birthday party season in Jan/ February for my little one and her playgroup mates. Miss s has developed a huge crush on cupcakes which mainly involves slurping on icing and then demanding another.  With a little face like that, it is very hard to deny her (but I do!).