Just a couple of pics from a shoot last week. The little boy is 4 years old. About the age little M will be when we have our second. It is such a great 'gap' we think. I got quite clucky thinking about it all....
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
23rd April, 2008
We take such delight in the simple joys of our day. The camellia buds finally opening ~ soft, light, pretty. Little M likes to pet them. I'm sure he thinks they must be faeries.
A giant autumn leaf still soft brushes over his face & he giggles. 'More' he says & closes his eyes as the leaf brushes past again. Giggles.
The pine cones & the other seed pods fallen on the ground. We look up into the branches & we say thanks 'ta tee' to the tree for it's gift.
We bring treasures home to find a place on our nature table. Ever changing as the seasons & our adventures.
Today little M wakes to a new special play scene. Many babies are in our conversations at the moment. Meeting & visiting with friends old & new. Babes in tummies, babes in arms, babes in blankies. Little M cares for his own 'baby' doll. He is soft & squishy, so good to cuddle. The figurines above were spotted & held with such happiness this morning. 'Dad, me, dad, me, dad, mum, dad, me'. Gentle hands & gentle words. Soft voice. They were put safely back onto the shelf then but soon he will wake & find them in their simple basket home.
I can't wait to observe the play.
23rd April, 2008
This morning at the breakfast table little M was not the least bit interested in his porridge. He preferred to play outside but as it was cold, foggy & still wet I insisted he wait a while. To smooth the situation over I started to tell him about the gnomes that lived in the garden & how their favourite thing to eat in the morning was porridge, especially when it's warm. 'Quick', i said, 'eat your porridge before the gnomes come in to get it'. He patted the table beside him 'gno, gno, aye'. So then an elaborate explanation about how the gnomes are secretive & sneaky. 'They don't like to be seen'.
A while later I went to shower. Little M was not pleased about this I suggested he sing a song to the gnomes 'because they like music so much' & watch to see if they come out of the garden to dance. I went to gather my clothes & when I came out he was sitting by the back door, singing & playing the tambourine. I was a little slow with the camera....
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
22nd April, 2008
Busy, busy, busy.....
Much going on around this place. Lots of excitement to share... on another post though.
The new Georgie Pie website is 'live'. Hooray. Relief & happiness abound. Check it out here www.georgiepie.com.au
These are pics from a pregnancy shoot I did last weekend. What a gorgeous couple. They are so very excited to meet their baby 'lumpy' when s/he arrives. They're having a home birth with our wonderful midwife Brenda Manning.
Thanks for being so brave in the freezing cold wind P & G.
Gotta run now... off to our ABA meeting to share birth stories
with all those fabulous mama's
Sunday, April 20, 2008
20th April, 2008
We have babies ~ two in fact ~ their names are Eb & Flo and they are simply divine. We are all in love. Who would've thought you could be so very fond of chickens.....
A trip out to the farm in Montrose for
our carefully selected breed ~ Pekin's.
Good layers, friendly, small & not flighty
& those oh so fabulous feathered feet.
first introductions once arriving home...
shy & unsure but most definitely smitten
home, sweet, home...
look at those two boys checking in on the two girls, are they happy?
our babies are only 10 & 13 weeks old, they will eat & grow
a lot over the next few months & we'll start collecting
fresh eggs most likely in the spring time
thanks pb for building such a wonderful home for
our feathered friends... above & beyond &
so very much appreciated by all 5 of us x
Monday, April 14, 2008
14th April, 2008
Where to begin...?
A tumultuous time at the moment, in our lives in the wider world. We see it, feel it & hear of other people's discontent. Why? A time of change, of shift, of new beginnings. The collective consciousness of our world is expanding.
In our country & across the world our call for peace & fairness & rightness is being heard. Newly elected political figures make ethical decisions, based not in gain but in love. I watch with pride & exhileration.
In our home this energy of change brings itchy feet & contemplation. New goals are sought, although not yet found. Time is spent on inner reflection with new directions slow to emerge. We each attempt to find the 'answers' but first we need to find the right questions. I feel like we are making choices for the long term.
Little M feels this energy too of course. He is quite wound up at the moment. His behavior is extreme ~ the highs are exhilarating, the lows overwhelming. His language development is rocketing along, his body is growing so very fast. Imagination & play is becoming more intricate every day. He needs much mama time in between to reconnect & reassure. We are both looking forward to a trip to the chiro today. My first adjustment with Shady. I hope he can 'fix' my neck pain. I hope he can free up some space for clear thinking & calmness.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
12th April, 2008
A new commitment to buy local produce whenever possible, combined with a love ~ read obsession ~ for markets of all kinds, leads us to begin the weekend in pure happiness.
After our morning cuddles & little M's porridge we trotted off to the farmers market for some goodies for the week. I, totally caught up in the moment treated little M to his first honey straw ~ fresh from the farmer. We even saw the busy bumble bees making the honeycomb. Then we climbed a few trees & came home.
Sweet P cooked a breakfast bbq with our market delights & little M went over the fence to help J with some digging. I made us nice warm cuppa's & sat in the sunshine. Aaahhhh....
Friday, April 11, 2008
11th April, 2008
What better way to idle an afternoon away than with a paintbrush in your hand, grass between your toes & birds singing sweet songs in your ears.
& yes, the easel was positioned right by my hammock & yes, I did, for a little bit, close my eyes & sway in the breeze, just for a little bit x
(& no, I have not 'done' anything to his eyes. They really are that blue.)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
10th April, 2008
My Little Milo
He will be 2 years old in 10 weeks! I'm so many adjectives about this milestone & this little boy. He is truly an angel in a knitted beanie.
I could ramble endlessly about the way that there are no words to describe the love I feel for him but instead I'll just tell you some of my most favourite recent happenings...
best new word ~ whoops
best new toy ~ scooter borrowed hesitantly from the toy library
best new job ~ dig, dig, dig
best new animal sounds ~ seagulls, seriously
best new adventure ~ climbing & cuddling trees
best new skill ~ falling asleep holding mama's hands, not ears :)
best new game ~ deep in the jungle the elephants go - slow, slow,
to & fro, swinging their trunks from side to side.
Boom! Boom! the elephants go. Can you go like that?
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
7th April, 2008
Such busy work this afternoon....
Saturday, April 5, 2008
5th April, 2008
A sad post today. It's been a rough time these past 6 days.
Our wonderful friend Harry was sadly laid to rest on Monday.
He was 1 day off his 14th birthday - April fool's day. Those of you who know us well also knew our Harry well. He was many things to us ~ beautiful, loyal, naughty, gentle, witty, smelly, compassionate, funny, opportunistic & determined. He had the very finest velvet ears & the most adorable wet black nose. His eyes could & did, melt the hardest heart. He will be missed & longed for, his stories will live on....