Saturday, April 30, 2011

post by the fishermen

[The following as dictated to DaddyB by the little guy, he chose the icons ]

My Dad took me fishing on Saturday.
It was fun.Hug

That was my first ever snapper. It was fun catching the fish.Big smile
I caught a snapper using a fish head.  Big smile

My dad caught a much smaller one. Pig

I went home.

(dad's fish went back in the ocean to get bigger)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Oh how we adore these two small people.  They fill our hearts with indescribable joy, our arms with smoochy cuddles and our home with raucous laughter.  Sure there are moments of frustration and grumpiness but really life is wonderful.  I am so very grateful.

best buddies


(pictures taken up the hill this morning)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy easter

Early this morning I found evidence that the boys had been peeking out the window to see if they could spy anything hidden in the garden... 

Sure enough when we ventured outside in our pjs, there were eggs and chocolate (dairy free) treats. Yummy!  Hope you're having a nice family weekend.

so sweet

On the last week of term I was struck down with another cold/flu and cancelled my walk with a friend so I could rest at home.  When I got back from the school run I found this on my doorstep from her.  A huge thermos of lemon, honey and (strong) ginger drink.  It brightened my day, so very kind and hugely appreciated.  Unfortunately I had to get much sicker before I got better but now all is good once more.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

what the?

 "Mummy take a photo of me lying down here." 
Okay sure honey.

"Mummy I want to do some poses like an adult" 

"Can you put these photos on the blog and write that I can do grown up poses now?"

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.  All of these poses were completely his idea, no input from me required/allowed. I have absolutely no idea where this has come from but I won't be encouraging it, and no he's never watched Top Model or Zoolander.  I just found another one... teehee.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

gogo crazy bones

Right now we're all going a bit crazy!  Mostly me.  I had a wonderful five days at the PSNZ convention over the weekend.  Met some nice people, learnt how to use my flash and was inspired by some awesome photographers.  But now I'm really sick with a head cold and it's making me grumpy and miserable.  So no proper blogging this week.  Just an old photo I had lurking on the the computer.

Friday, April 8, 2011

this moment

{this moment} -  A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. 
A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Thanks SouleMama for the inspiration.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

martial art(ist)

He got his second ribbon this week, so proud.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

creative play

Little one found the magician costume on the weekend, a stick for a wand and a wee glass dropper bottle for his potions. Then we built a house with the old umbrella and play cloths, complete with a rainbow door that you had to pass under to get there.  He played happily for ages by himself, so sweet.  I adore imaginary play, it's something that we lose as we grow up and it's so beautiful (even those repetitive games of puppy store).

Great (55min) talk about important creative play is - link here. Not sure how long this will be up.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

autumn is really here...

 and with it came the torrential rain (to soccer practice).

Monday, April 4, 2011

Perfect afternoon chilling out with books.  
Summer still lingering but not for very much longer.