Tuesday, October 6, 2015


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Maggie: Classic Maggie expression; she takes riding trikes seriously. We took advantage of the warm weather and extra daylight on Monday evening, and went outside after their late nap to play on the freshly mowed lawn. The girls rode their trikes down the slope, nibbled on sourdough bread and lay next to each other on a rug staring at the clouds and birds flying by. Maggie's imagination has taken a leap this last week, she is making up songs and dances, and when she appeared to lose a 10 cent coin (it fell down her nappy!) she told me "it's invisible!"
Elisabeth: She has such a strong little body. It still amazes me that from babies so tiny and fragile we have these little girls who run and jump now. She has been declaring her love for us all at bedtime. "I love you Papa, I love you Mama, I love you dear sister Maggie". Heart melting stuff.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Monday, September 28, 2015


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Maggie: Rob took this photo of Maggie on Saturday morning when I popped out quickly to pick up milk. They were eating milk arrowroot biscuits with butter on top. The girls love butter, indeed Maggie said "I could eat butter all day long!" She made Rob's year I think yesterday, when after eating three slices of his fresh sourdough bread (his first ever sourdough loaf), she declared "I love your bread Papa." 
Elisabeth: Escapee curls, a ribbon, and a slight smile. Elisabeth told everyone this morning "I love you Papa/Mama/Maggie!" She notices the most amazing things; when we were at the park the other day she noticed a grandfather and grandson together on the swings. She looked at me and whispered "Mama that's his grandfather". She loves her Gramps and we haven't seen him in two weeks due to a flu he had. I took this photo yesterday while Rob was vacuuming I try to keep the girls amused and out from under his feet!

Joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


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Maggie: She is so polite, saying please sweetly when she requests something and thanking us profusely after she receives it! Today she woke up and starting reading books to herself next to me. A delightful way to wake up!
Elisabeth: Poor Lizzie took a tumble yesterday off a chair onto the concrete verandah- the instant egg in the middle of her forehead always makes my stomach lurch, but she let me ice it for some time, so it isn't as bad as I feared. She is answering everything this week with "of course". Would you like breakfast? Of course. Would you like a bath? Of course. Except maybe, would you like to go to sleep now?

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project ON TIME!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


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Maggie: Two serious portraits in a row! Eating freshly made scones with raspberry jam and cream is obviously something she takes very seriously.
Elisabeth: This last weekend was finally warm and sunny, and the girls made the most of it. Playing with water at every opportunity and spending the rest of the time naked! They were giving their rubber ducks a bath, which became giving themselves a bath!

Rob took both of these photos on Sunday morning, so we have caught up with the 52 portraits project.


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Maggie: Such a serious and melancholy look for such a smiley little girl. (20150912)
Elisabeth: Happily dancing on the terrace in her new (to her) dress. I have found an excellent online source of quality second hand clothes and the girls are in heaven. We have added 11 dresses, 3 skirts and 2 tops to their wardrobe. (20150911)

The week (3rd to 10th September) was strangely an uninspired photo week, so these portraits were actually take late last week. Oh well!

Joining in very late with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

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