Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A couple more favourite pics..

I took so many photo's the other day to capture 'a day in the life' of our family, but there were some absolute favourites that I just couldn't fit into that blog post. So here they are :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

A day in the life.. Monday 21st November, 2011

7 am - Kids are up from 6.30 am, and we have brekky around 7 am (after I've had my cup of tea).. breakfast is rice bubbles for Lola (at her 'love heart table' while watching morning cartoons), and weetbix for Andrew in his highchair in the kitchen (too messy for the loungeroom)

8 am - Get dressed and organised for the day. The only thing we have on all day today is art class at 9.15am.

8.30 am - hang out washing, take out meat for dinner, and everyone gets in the car and off to Art class

9 am - Art class (at Art 4 Ages, Wishart Rd) with Maria (Andrew's not old enough to participate). Today the kids paint a christmas tree shaped box.

10 am - arrive home, Andrew goes down for a sleep, Lola watches a movie (Bambi) and we do some baking (chocolate cake then soda bread)

12.30 pm - Andrew wakes up, so we head out into the backyard for some lunch, and a swim

1.30 pm - we head inside for some quiet time

2.30 pm - the longest hour of my day.. Both kids are tired, but neither will go to sleep. We ice the cake we made this morning and watch the clock until Simon gets home...

3.30 pm - Simon arrives home from work and breathes new energy into our day

4 pm - we head back outside and have some afternoon tea

5.30 pm - the kids are happy playing outside and are joined by Oscar and Eliza (from next door)

6 pm - we head inside and get dinner organised (satay beef stir fry). The kids are exhausted and there are many tears and tantrums over the next half hour

6.30 pm - bath and bed time (finally...)

Today was a fairly 'typical' day at home for us. I must say we don't 'always' bake, and it's actually quite rare for us to spend the majority of the day at home. But it was a beautiful hot, sunny day today, and the plastic pool in the backyard definitely cools things down.

It's almost the end of the year and it's back to work (albeit part time) for me next year. The kids will go to  day care 2 days a week from mid January 2012 - so I'm sure I'll look back on days like today and wish I had treasured them more.  Which makes me glad I had the opportunity to create this 'record of our day' today - both for me and for the kids.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lightroom, I love you..

Here are some of the things that I've been learning to do in Lightroom lately...

I am having so much fun playing with the photo's. There's still much to learn, but it's no chore when I get to look at photo's of these two kids while I'm doing it :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

a present for Anita

The other day I decided that we needed to make a present for a friend of mine. I wanted all of us to contribute, and I wanted it to match Anita's personality - fun, outrageous and brighter than the sun.

We started painting, did some handprints, then some gluing. Well, Lola glued, and Andrew pulled things up (what was in his reach).  I loved the idea of layering more and more 'stuff' over the top of everything - and giving it a really textured look.

At the time of making it, I was channeling some of the inspiration that I saw in this 1000 journals documentary a few weeks ago (a great watch if you find the time).

The final product was a bit of a mish mash - but it was definitely full of love.