Wednesday, September 28, 2016


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Maggie: Spring is most definitely in the air. Early morning walks on dewy grass and late afternoon outside play is possible again without rugging up! Love this look of triumph they were keen to be "the winner," the competitive edge might run deeply in these two. Today poor Mags was running around inside (not something I encourage obviously) and learnt the hard way why I always ask them to stop it. I was in the kitchen when I heard the wail, she had slipped over and whacked her nose on the concrete floor. Blood everywhere (we both ended up liberally covered in blood whilst - as Elisabeth described it -Mama played doctor) and then a very swollen nose despite ice. So off to the doctor and then an x-ray. Luckily no fracture but just a sore nose.
Elisabeth: I love this photo of her. She keeps astounding us with her observations and conversations.

Joining in with the 52 portrait project.

Monday, September 19, 2016


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Maggie: Rob took these photos in the late afternoon light alongside the flowering pears that line our driveway. The girls helped me pick some new spring dresses online. People often ask me if I always dress them the same, or let them choose. Mostly I have chosen clothes, and if I am buying new ones I will buy two of the same clothes. Because in my experience they do want to wear the same outfit. But it was interesting to see what they picked when given the chance, and they still have a fair bit of say in what they wear on any particular day (I don't need to add extra tantrums to my day!)
Elisabeth: The girls were happy to have their elder sister stay for a night over the weekend. The three of them played most of the time, or she would patiently read as many books as they could find. 

Hoorah- up to date on the portraits and blogging!


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Maggie: I took these photos early last week to prove I could do braids! Pippy long stocking eat your heart out!
Elisabeth: She actually took a keen interest in these photos, wanting to know why I wanted them to sit up on the window seat (to get the last of the natural light), and looking into the lens. 

Joining in a week late for week 37 of the 52 portrait project.


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Maggie: Simple things make them so happy- like a pile of wood chips destined for the garden. Instead the pile becomes a mountain to scale in the late afternoon sun.
Elisabeth: A mixture of toddler and little girl. 

Posting very late for the 52 portraits project.

Monday, September 5, 2016


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Maggie: After five days away from my family on a research vessel adventure we had a great weekend together. Heading up north to Launceston to visit family, eat delicious food, visit the museum (girls weren't quite ready for the Permian monsters display, apparently moving, roaring robotic dinosaurs are scary!) and attend a cousin's 1st birthday party. The girls had a blast, wearing party hats, blowing on party blowers, chasing bubbles, jumping on a trampoline, drinking strawberry milk, and eating rainbow jelly and birthday cake!
Elisabeth: bubble chasing is serious stuff. She has basically toilet trained herself in a week. Hooray! She came up to me at the museum and told me she needed to go to the toilet, and we managed our first public toilet with ease. So proud.

Need to take one more set of portraits to catch up with Jodi's 52 portrait series.


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Maggie: I took these two weeks ago, always playing catch up this year. A favourite spot for make believe games- in their nest of old grass/hay!
Elisabeth: Thoughtful here. Yesterday we had pancakes for breakfast to celebrate Father's day. They happily sat at the table to chat to us, and Elisabeth declared "this is my favourite part of the day".

Joining in very late with the 34th week of the 52 portraits!
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