Monday, August 24, 2015


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Maggie: Yesterday we took a technology free day (no iPhone, iPad or iview) and we took the girls on a little walk to a place called Fossil Cove. A rocky playground hidden away to enjoy watching them make up games using rocks, shells and the little cave. Perfect. They loved it and in fact Maggie sobbed when we had to leave "her beach and shells".
Elisabeth: She was worried when Papa ventured onto the rocks without her! She also deliberately jumped in the rock pools to get her feet as wet as possible!
Rob took both of these photos.

Joining in with Jodi and Practising Simplicity.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


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Maggie: This look is quintessential Maggie, the direct, slightly bemused look. The girls decided these skirts worked perfectly as hats.
Elisabeth: Like a little flower. Still a lot of baby in that face to me.

Joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity.

Monday, August 10, 2015


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Maggie: Oh my that look. I was asking her to put the stick down. She seemed to be channelling her inner (Tarzan &) Jane. These two melt my heart one minute and exasperate me the next. While I was prepping their lunch box she drew all over a white chair, whilst out at morning tea she filled her mouth up with milkshake then dribbled it all over herself, my handbag and the floor. I knew I was beat so packed up and ran from the cafe, but not before Maggie explored a rubbish bin (eeewwwww). Thank goodness for wipes is all I can say.
Elisabeth: Rob took this photo of her during their excursion to the botanical gardens on Friday. Apparently they had a blast and ran around for about two hours, playing in the Japanese garden, watching a wood chipper and chasing seagulls before eating jam doughnuts on a park bench in the sun. This week I was trying to engage them in playing with their farmyard toy set. I asked Maggie to feed a (wooden) apple to the horse. Then when I asked Elisabeth what piggies eat, with out hesitation she answered "roast beef". I was confused about this choice for a minute, before remembering the this little piggy game!

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portraits.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Snow at the hut

The hut was made for snow. The magical snow dusting we awoke to yesterday seemed perfectly natural to us. The perfect white covering the weeds, the wallaby poop, the septic tank, the empty garden beds. I hope we don't have to wait so long for another snow day.

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The dogs were in heaven, rolling and snuffling, eating and wrestling.
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The girls and I made a tiny snowman.
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A day to remember always.

Monday, August 3, 2015


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Maggie: To tell you the truth, I held off taking portraits until this morning, as the forecast of snow was made late last week. We awoke to a perfect white blanket (well I did take a sneaky peek when I woke up at 3.30am, but it had only just started then), it was so beautiful. We rugged up in layers of polar fleece, mittens and hats and gumboots and headed outside for the girls first experience of snow. They were impressed. Maggie has been making up for not eating all that well during her cold. She is eating everything we put in front of her.
Elisabeth: She was pretty adept at throwing snowballs. Her final ball got the dslr right in the middle of the lens! 

Both of these photos were taken by Rob.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

A bonus photo in front of the hut.

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