Saturday, February 27, 2016


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Maggie: We took these photos last Sunday evening. We had rushed down to the dog beach for a quick walk. The girls were keen to make collections of treasures on the natural shelves the sandstone provided. Rob took this photo of Maggie.
Elisabeth: She was probably watching the antics of our dogs, who were wrestling, swimming and being crazy dogs. I took this portrait.

Catching up before the next set of portraits!

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Monday, February 22, 2016


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Maggie: The girls and then me have been unwell this week with a terrible virus that caused a very high temperature, with associated aches and shivering. It has knocked us flat. So my post for last week's portraits is very late, and I had limited opportunities to take photos when we all felt like it! Still their were moments of joy like Maggie picking a flower and pretending to give it to her sister!
Elisabeth: She was only just feeling better, we had some cool weather this week, so I dug out the leopard coats to keep them warm.

This weeks portraits were taken yesterday (ON TIME) but still need to be tweaked.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Monday, February 8, 2016


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Maggie: Rob just left on a week long field trip. Last night he let me know he would be taking his camera with him, I hadn't taken any photos for the week, so he quickly snapped some photos of the girls while they played with his golf clubs. Poor Maggie, she was hurtling along the terrace in her too-big-gumboots, we called out to slow down before tackling the ramp into the garden, but it was too late. Luckily she didn't tumble all the way down the gravel covered ramp. A few scrapes and scratches and a cuddle later and she was undaunted running again. They are tougher than I realise.
Elisabeth: She made up a sort of dance routine with the golf club, checking herself in the reflection of our glass doors. Not looking forward to our discussion tonight about where Papa is....

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


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Maggie: This girl. When she doesn't want to go to sleep she can resist for so long. She can cry this angry cry that tears your heart in two. She can refuse pesto, salad, mushrooms, with a quick but polite "no thank you". She can tell me "not yet" when I say it's time to go home. But she can also smile until her eyes crinkle up. She can snuggle up to me and say "Mama I love you". We went to an afternoon tea to raise funds for the families of premature babies. She and Elisabeth latched onto two older girls (probably about 9 or 10) and we were amazed to see Maggie take charge! "ok guys follow me, we're going to do...."
Elisabeth: She is going through a stage of not wanting to go to family day care. As we get ready to leave, "can I stay home?", at varying intervals on the trip in (about 15 minutes) she will repeat the question. She usually perks up and runs into the carer's home, eager to check out the new activity for the day. But as we say goodbye, she turns to us and with a fake cry, "MamaPapa (yes in one word), can I go home". We tell her gently no, she needs to stay, we know she will have a good day. She always does! Last night when we started driving down our driveway "can't I go back to care, I don't want to go home!"
Rob took both these portraits on Monday night.

Joining in with Jodi's 52 portrait project.
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