Thursday, November 28, 2013


"Our lives are made in these small hours"

A couple of home days, one for a curriculum day, and another just because, coupled with great weather, meant time for outdoors and exploring.  Stool making with Aunty, bush walks, and playing in creeks.  Pretty pink roses with special stories, keeping the kitchen bright, and a beautiful weekend spent with beautiful women, finished off the week perfectly.

Joining Em's stills, over at The Beetle Shack.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


We are no longer a Lego-less family.

I had been waiting for the right time to introduce Lego to the smalls.  Waiting until they would have the attention span, the capability, the interest.  We've had the bigger duplo blocks, which had limited appeal, but I thought at almost 41/2 Jenson would be really ready for the proper stuff.

I was right, and it has been a hit.  They have all loved it, and since Sunday it's been played with every day.

Jenson, as expected has sat quietly playing with it, needing some help to construct, but working through things well.  Ruby, surprisingly, constructed her ambulance with minimal help and even less frustration, which I was very impressed by.  I think this time last year, even a few months ago, I would not have had the same outcome.

I can some our Lego collection growing in the very near future.

So, to all you Lego veterans, fire away with your tips, advice, recommendations.  I'd love to hear it.

Monday, November 25, 2013


"A portrait of my children once a week, every week in 2013"

Ruby::  Amongst the grass
Jenson::  Seen, not for the first time in this series, with a stick
Mila:: She now really hams it up for the camera

Joining Jodi for the 52 Project