Monday, May 18, 2015


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Maggie: After a week of not doing much because of our head cold, we made the most of the sunny autumn weather this weekend and spent time outside. We went for a wander around the block yesterday evening, walking the dogs and looking at leaves, hazelnuts and mushrooms. Rob took this week's photos again. I was too busy playing chasings with Nigella who had suddenly decided she was a puppy again! Maggie and I often go to our bed to snuggle to sleep (the girls can be a bit silly together at bed time), but on Saturday night she asked Rob and Elisabeth to "come too please". Once we were all snuggled up in bed together (under our toasty warm flannel doona cover) she gently stroked Elisabeth's face and gave her a kiss. Yes the next day they might fight and squabble over toys but their growing friendship and connection is a privilege to watch.
Elisabeth: The fact they can still sort of fit these beanies and hoodies this year makes me smile. She is  worried about where everything is at the moment, we are often answering "where is baby fox?", "where are my rings?", "where is Maggie?" Yesterday while Rob was taking her photo she cupped her face and said "my pretty face"! 

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


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Maggie: Bath time. Enjoyed and endured in turn. Not big fans of having water running over their faces. 
Elisabeth: This morning she told me Maggie was her "sister-friend". Heart melting. Both photos were taken by Rob.

A super fast post as we are all sick with a head cold. The girls are napping on the window seat and I might just join them!

Joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity.

Monday, May 4, 2015


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Maggie: Cheeky ragamuffin that she is. She's had her moments this week, wanting to be held all day long, tantrums, but when she is her happy self, she is such a dear little clown. Her vocabulary continues to grow. She loved the botanical gardens, especially a little bridge in the Japanese garden.
Elisabeth: Rob took this photo at the gardens on Saturday morning. She gave us a bit of a scare yesterday when she swallowed a button. An event she alerted us to with the phrase "button mouth" and of course it was no longer there. Sure enough this morning the button had worked its way through, thank goodness!

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Monday, April 27, 2015


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Maggie: We headed out this morning for a quick play in the leaves falling off the apricot tree. The girls had another exciting week, we visited a local wildlife park. Maggie was particularly excited until she got cornered by an overly friendly kangaroo. Yesterday we also went to their first movie. Shaun the Sheep. They surprised us by sitting through the full 85 minutes with only a few exclamations of the character's names, (which they know quite well as they love watching the shorts on the iPad).
Elisabeth: Their curls still make me smile when they loosen their way out of their pony tails and frame their faces. Elisabeth's latest phrase is "for ever and ever" this is used in regards to staying in the bath, in her favourite pjs or at the wildlife park!

Joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


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Maggie: (on the right) Yesterday we took a picnic lunch and met my parents and brother at the Salmon Ponds at Plenty. The girls had a great time, feeding the fish, watching the platypus, running on the grass and kicking piles of autumn leaves. They especially liked the Angler's Hall of Fame, a perfect hut shaped building (exactly the same size as our dreamed of third hut). Maggie was also pretty taken with the platypus and wanted to "touch it please". 
Elisabeth: (now on the right) She has just been out gardening with her Papa. Apparently she has taken ownership of the veggie plot, telling her Papa it is "my garden". She also demanded to have a yellow envelope of seeds in her pockets just like Papa. 
Both photos were taken by Rob.

Joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity.
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