Tuesday, May 26, 2015


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Maggie: She is ridiculously tough this girl of ours. This week after procrastinating about it for some time we took them for their flu vaccinations. I needed one too. Both girls watched in quiet horror as I got my needle. I held Maggie on my lap for hers, and she didn't make a noise, no crying nothing. Just a fierce glare at the nurse. Both the Doctor and nurse were highly surprised by just how brave she was. Poor Elisabeth though by now was clutching her arm and saying "no", when we said we needed to pull up her sleeve, Maggie warned her "no way!' Elisabeth only cried a little, and by the time we left the surgery she had recovered her good humour enough to say goodbye to the receptionist. Elisabeth told Rob "there's a hole in my arm."
Elisabeth: She is getting very descriptive about her feelings and needs. "I'm tired", "I'm hungry, eggs and bacon please", "I'm sick". She is also very into friends at the moment, she declares "Maggie is my friend "all day long. Their morning greeting is too sweet to witness. 

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portraits.

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.
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