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.

Monday, April 13, 2015


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Maggie: looking at birds in the sky. Her language is still continuing to amaze us, I keep thinking before I look down that Elisabeth is talking to me. Taking after Elisabeth she adds please to any request she is serious about. We headed outdoors this morning after Rob left for work, the girls still in their onesies with gumboots. They like foraging for the last of the alpine strawberries and picking flowers.
Elisabeth: Yesterday we were all in the veggie garden doing our own things and Elisabeth commanded "people come here!" She makes me laugh, but her determination is more than a match for me at times! She really enjoyed the rose petal snow I floated over her head. She can nearly sing all the words of "Let it go". 

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


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Maggie: She said her first real sentence this week. After a week of requesting jelly (they have been watching Nanny Plum on Ben and Holly's little kingdom wreaking havoc with her jelly floods), I finally made some, and Maggie scoffed down her first serve, then looked at me and said "More jelly please?" How could I say no? Her chattering is increasing daily which is a delight. She had a rough week with a tummy bug on Thursday before bouncing back in time for Easter, unfortunately I came down with it in the middle of Easter lunch!
Elisabeth: I know her eyes are shut, but it would seem amiss not to document her "smile" for the camera look. Loving her curls. She was a star at the Easter egg hunts this weekend, rushing about snaffling treats and collecting them in her basket. But without prompting she also happily offered her eggs to her Nan-Nan and us!

Joining in a little late with Jodi's 52 portrait project (however the photos were taken on Friday).
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