Sunday, October 29, 2006

My favourite - right now

We had a photo session with Rachel Richter a couple of weeks ago, her photos are sensational. Right now, this photo is my favourite - I love it. It shows Ruby and Max as I mostly see them, as a little team. They are such good friends. Sure they scrap and fight as kids do, but mostly they have a lot of fun together and look out for each other. Mum - this is for you.

peace and love to you


Saturday, October 28, 2006

Water restrictions make summer fun really hard work

Ruby was desperate for a swim today, but in the "spider pool not the big pool". The spider pool is a little blow up pool. It was a hard work lugging buckets of water from the big pool to put a few inches of water in the spider pool, but we did it. Ruby had a great time splashing and jumping, but Maxie wasn't so keen. He's not a big fan of getting wet under any circumstances, but he toughed it out - reluctantly - because Ruby was having a good time.

A nice warm day here today. I love summer.

oops - excuse the clothes on the line in the background.

peace and love to you


Sunday, October 22, 2006

Bouncing from one day to the next

It's been a crazy week here. Lots of work, lots of study and lots of out and about activity. Not enough sleep - for any of us - and not a single day at home all week. *sigh*

Mark has been studying frantically these last few weeks and is getting close to the end of semester - hooray! It will be nice to reclaim Saturday as our family day.

Two trips interstate this week have left me exhausted. A day trip to Canberra on Thursday and a day trip to Sydney yesterday. The trip to Sydney was for Access, I'm going to be involved in IVF clinic accreditations and yesterday was my first training day. It was great to meet up with others who are involved - there was a lot of commitment, positive energy and enthusiasm for the work. This is going to be my only volunteer work until I finish my studies. Remind me of that if it looks like I'm going to throw myself into something else!

I've got one big assignment left and it's due this week. I'm finding it hard to get excited about it. I guess I'll be writing it at the last minute.

Highlight for Max this week - he's talking a lot more and has declared that he wants to be called 'Maxie Taxi'. His most frequently used word is 'mama' and I'm pretty happy about that.

Highlight for Ruby this week - she was very excited about the Krispy Kreme donuts I brought home from Sydney yesterday. Chocolate icing AND sprinkles. Doesn't get much better than that when you're a donut-a-holic.

Jan gave me a bunch of photos today. Lots of great shots, here are some of my faves. thanks Jan. xx

peace and love to you

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Our baby is 2

We love our big, beautiful, brave and strong Maxie, but I'm sad our baby days are almost behind us.

It's that crazy in between time for Max. He's trying so hard to be a big boy and do big boy things, but he still can't go without his dummy and he still loves to be rocked and patted. He's a beautiful soul. A kicking, punching, jumping, thrashing and happy little soul.

We love you Maxie.

These pics are from his birthday last weekend.