Monday, October 26, 2015


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Maggie: not displayed in this photo she has started a scrunch nose face when she doesn't want to do something!
Elisabeth: I need to take our Christmas card photos so the Santa hats are about. She likes to wear hers all day long. I had to make a count down calendar until when we can put up the Christmas tree as she keeps asking about that!

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


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Maggie: We have been treated to some very nice spring weather so far. On Wednesday evening, just before Rob came home from work, the girls wandered barefoot down to the ornamental pear trees that line the drive way. The late afternoon sunlight created a halo around their heads as their hair lit up. Maggie in particular was quite proud of her "big hair" as she put it, as they rarely have their hair loose. There were quite a few photos I could have picked this week but this one of Maggie with her eyebrow arched and the cheeky smile has made Rob and I laugh every time we looked at the photos.
Elisabeth: She'll be very sad when she grows out of this pink dress. With it's full skirt and satin bow it's her absolute favourite dress to wear (and there are quite a few to pick from!) She loves to twirl around in it, but equally she would love to dig in the garden as well.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


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Maggie: My post is running late- but the photos were on time! Rob took this photo of Maggie on their visit to the botanical gardens over a week ago.  They love going there, especially this fountain in the Japanese garden. You might remember a similar image of Elisabeth earlier this year. The girls started ballet this week. I was slightly worried Maggie would be overcome with shyness, but as soon as they saw the dance studio and the big mirror she was completely fine. The girls were so excited to be there they gave each other a big hug whilst looking at themselves in the mirror! Not to mention the excitement over the leotard/tutu and the ballet slippers. Made me so proud to see them confidently interact in the class.
Elisabeth: She was particularly happy when we went shopping on Monday for their outfits, she kept peeking in her bag and smiling. She even carried it herself on our walk around the shops. She was in awe of all the other little girls at the class, and kept exclaiming "look at all the ballerinas". They were very ready for this class! I took this photo when they first tried on their leotard.

Joining in a bit late with Jodi's 52 portrait project- but I am feeling virtuous as I already have taken this week's portraits for tomorrow's post.

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.
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