Saturday, December 8, 2007

what fun we had....

8th December, 2007

Okay... so these pics are pretty bad. A hot day, a glass or two of vino & an impromptu jam session. My concentration was a little off ~ but what fun we had....   

there are no words


What totally daggy captions, sorry, it's late. 
Time for some faerie dust.....

Sunday, November 11, 2007

my everything

11th November, 2007

Happy 35th birthday sweet P....

You are my everything. I love you & cherish you. Today we all celebrate you & what you bring to our lives. 

A wonderful day of wine, food, family, friends & laughter. 






a lovely day should always melt well into a wonderful evening

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Splash

10th October, 2007 

We've started swimming at the pool - Mt Martha cos it's salt water. Twice now, today was our second time. The first time the water was cold & miles was pretty nervy. Today not so much, although he didn't want to go when I told him, he became very busy & focused on his toys & got very stroppy when I took him to the car. He protested when I changed him into his bathers but after about 10 minutes in the water he relaxed. He had the most fun making eyes at all the oldies swimming up & down.  

 'scuse the pic ~ taken with my phone 

Superlovely

10th October 2007,

'Tonight I'll talk about my boy. :) 

He is lovely, superlovely.

He is 6 days off 16 months. He is walking... running almost. Saying so many things that sound like words. Everyday there is a new one. Du,t (do it), when he is trying to do something a bit tricky or his latest fave is to sniff anything that is 'pretty' or 'plant' so flowers, lettuce, fabric, candles. He sniffs it then still sniffing, puts it to your nose. Just perfect.' 
getting 'pushed around' by his main squeeze



Saturday, September 29, 2007

Snip

29th September, 2007

Milo's first haircut.....
thanks Lisa for your patience & your speed



our 'big' boy!

(photo credits to Paulie)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

the wonder

19th September, 2007

Milo's first pash...


captured forever thanks to the wonders of modern mobile phone technology
yes that's his best buddy Lucy


Thursday, September 13, 2007

rampant beasties

13th September, 2007

Rebuilding our vegie patch. 
Left to it's own devices whilst my babe was 'in arms' the vegie patch became a haven for all rampant species of couch grass. My pet hate & worst garden nightmare. So we pulled the whole thing apart, dug out the couch & started again. Check out my big helper.....

(photo credits to Paulie)

Friday, August 24, 2007

nudey running

24th August, 2007

This may very well have been the first nudey run....

(in phone camera)

Well, if you just mastered walking you'd want to test the applications too, wouldn't you?

Check out that smile, the utter joy. 
I can hear his giggle, his belly laugh, as I sit here typing 14 months later.
These are the moments I remember. The moments I wish I could bottle up & play on demand each & every day. The moments that pull on my heart strings just a little too tight, so that right now I'll go snuggle up with that sleeping (now 2.5 year old) & breathe him just a little deeper & a little longer before I too drift off to sleep.
x sweet dreams


Saturday, August 11, 2007

light tunnel

11th August, 2007

Playing with Photo Booth.... 



may there be magic & light in your homes too         
x    


Saturday, August 4, 2007

remembering?

4th August, 2007

Remembering the rainbow bridge crossing?


This babe excites me & intrigues me with his knowledge & his knowing.
His wonder, his stillness, his memory of worlds gone before.

I hope there is magic & knowing in your homes too.  x

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

moments

24th July, 2007

There are moments, you know them, when the world seems to just slow to a quiet breath. When the sunlight comes directly from the heart of the heavens & when your body feels so consumed with love, you fear you may just explode into a trillion tiny pieces of stardust with the sheer intensity of it. 

This morning I was blessed with such a moment.....



words nor pics will never describe but will remind

(in phone camera)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

snaps

19th July, 2007

We take snaps with the computer... kinda crazy & wonderful what can be done with modern technology. So we take them & send them to the Papa at work, to make him smile, or laugh, or breathe. Mostly they are of little M, I'm usually, like most other things, in the background making it all happen. But sometimes I'm in one too, unplanned & unexpected but a nice reminder for me ~ to see the warmth & the love & the smiles... he smells so good, so very good. 

a morning pic

19th July, 2007

Me & my snuggly boy....

a morning pic & hello to papa at work
thanks to photobooth!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

heart to heart

29th May, 2007

My sweet baby boy. Almost one year old. I'm not ready for this milestone yet, but you are. I want to hold on to the closeness just a little bit longer. I know soon you'll be off exploring on your own & I'll miss you terribly. I am so very honoured to be your mama. You amaze me with your kindness, your sparkle, your joy. You have taught me so much already. About my own strength & knowing. About the potential for humanity. About sacrifice. I thank you. 


This is where you sleep ~ against my body, so close, warm, safe. I hold you tight even as I dream about the day I'll be able to tuck you into your own bed for sleep. We move about a lot while you sleep. You like the motion. This is when I tidy up & potter about. Softly & slowly so as not to wake you. Please know that there will always be a place for you in my pouch. Snuggling close, heart to heart. For as long or as often as you want it.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Many expectations

13th May, 2007

My first mama's day...

I've not journalled about this time so this entry is by memory. 

Many expectations I recall, about this day, about it's significance. About the triumph of making it this far. An opportunity to celebrate my successes as a parent & a time to enjoy being the one looked after for a while. And I was. Coffee, breaky, cuddles in bed. 

Special smiles & kisses. 


A moonstone bracelet my gift. The birthstone of my boy. To hold close to us both. To draw strength from. Supporting intuition, renewal, calming & awareness. 
A big family lunch with my ma & sisters & their loves. And then dinner with my in laws. A big bubble bath to end the day. 


My Sweet P took this pic at lunch. I don't like my expression but I like the wisdom in my eyes. I know things, deep, wonderful, powerful things. Yes I do. Now if I could just work out what those things are.....

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

beginnings

Easter ~ April 2007

One of the best things about starting our 'own' family is the opportunity to create new traditions & celebrations. What is important to us, what festivals & cultures do we want to honour?

Easter was a tricky one. In our childhoods Easter was considered a christian celebration marking the crucifixion & resurrection of Jesus. We were gifted with ridiculous amount of chocolate eggs & visited by a sly bunny in the night who left even more chocolate eggs. The church service that week was grim & frightening. Repent your sins or spend eternity in the fiery gates of hell.. not so cheery, but here have a chocolate!

A little digging uncovers older tales of the Easter tradition ~
Easter, a Christian festival, embodies many pre-Christian traditions. The origin of its name is unknown. Scholars, however, accepting the derivation proposed by the 8th-century English scholar St. Bede, believe it probably comes from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon name of a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility, to whom was dedicated a month corresponding to April. Her festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox; traditions associated with the festival survive in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and in colored easter eggs, originally painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring, and used in Easter-egg rolling contests
 or given as gifts. Eastre (or "Ostara"), the Anglo-Saxon Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility was often accompanied by a hare when represented. The fertile nature of rabbits and hares is another symbol of new life and the rebirth that occurs during the spring season.

Also, German settlers in America are said to have brought over the tradition of a bunny named "Oschter Haws" who would visit houses on Easter eve, leaving colored eggs for children. Easter eggs were painted different colors to represent the sunlight of spring. Christians later used eggs to symbolize the rebirth of Christ.

Another Easter tradition is the eating of Hot Cross Buns. These cakes were marked by the Saxons to honor Eastre, the fertility goddess. The crosses 

on the buns are said to represent the moon's quarters, while Christians see the cross as a reference to the crucifixtion.Such festivals, and the stories and legends that explain their origin, were common in ancient religions. A Greek legend tells of the return of Persephone, daughter of Demeter, goddess of the earth, from the underworld to the light of day; her return symbolized to the ancient Greeks the resurrection of life in the spring after the desolation of winter. Many ancient peoples shared similar legends. The Phrygians believed that their omnipotent deity went to sleep at the time of the winter solstice, and they performed ceremonies with music and dancing at the spring equinox to awaken him.

An article from Funk & Wagnalls® New

 Encyclopedia. © 2005 World Almanac Education 

Group, A WRC Media Company

Being a festival originating in the northern hemisphere it occurs at the beginning of spring. A time of renewal, growth, awakening. Here in Australia it occurs at the beginning of Autumn. A time of slowing down & retreating in for the winter. Deciduous plants are loosing their leaves & others are going dormant for the winter rest. 

So what does that mean for us? 

After a little chat with the Autumn faeries it was agreed they would pass a message on to this Easter bunny to bring us not chocolates, but bulbs. Bulbs to be planted in the ground with a blessing & a wish. For safety, health & hope through the winter & for joy & abundance in the spring as they push through the ground & stretch their little heads up towards the warm sun. 


And so it was. The bunny brought the bulbs & left them in the garden. Little M found the basket & promptly shoved a few in his mouth. Then into the garden they went. A delightful morning had by all. So many great pics this post has a part 2! 




Monday, March 19, 2007

gorgeous george

19th March, 2007

A sweet little message from the papa ~

' Thanks for the piccy of gorgeous george, he's a beautiful boy, makes me smile.... miss you both xxoo'

Friday, February 2, 2007

a lesson in mathematics

February, 2007

One hot day = two nudey babes of course

These were taken right before Milo's first splash in a pool.
Such fun these two have. So many 'first's' together.


(thanks JoJo for the piccy's)