Back to the familiar. Back home. I don’t go back often enough and it’s only now that I’m older and it has been so many years since I lived there, that I realise just how beautiful it is.
We spent the day exploring the lighthouse, escaping the heat by eating gelato, building sandcastles, Owen ate the sand and Eva squealed while being chased by the incoming waves. It was short and sweet, but a perfect day spent at the beach.
I’m a little behind in make these videos, but here is one from last year — March to November, 2013. No longer are these videos just about Eva, but they document both Eva and Owen growing up together — it’s crazy, beautiful and mostly filled with giggles.
This brings up another point, should I change the name of this blog?
By far, the most amazing and intriguing exhibition I have been to in a while. Cai Guo-Qiang is a genius.
Eva was nervous but curious, and eventually her anxiety got the better of her in the wolf room.
Owen very nearly leapt out of Johnny’s arms at the Water Hole, and was not the least bit concerned by the wolves.
Back home and into the heat.
There is nothing like being away for a month to make you realise how much your child has grown. When we left, Owen had just learnt to sit and although he had mastered the skill, he was still a little wobbly at times. Now, he is so much more agile. He crawls, moves into the seated position, catches himself, grabs and pulls with greater skill. All of this, of course, has made us realise that we desperately need to “Owen-proof” the house!
This is Eva’s room currently. It’s always evolving — new pillows, quilt cover and I’m still searching for the perfect rug. I’d love to paint Eva’s bedside table (step stool), but I’m too indecisive! What colour should I paint it? A shade of pink? Bright? Pastel? Or should I go with a contrasting pop of yellow?
Disneyland - Day 3Despite the jet lag and slightly overwhelming nature of Disneyland, the kids did incredibly well. Eva had a blast and Owen, of course, was his smiley self. Childhood memories have been made and we’re already making plans to visit Disney World in a couple of years from now!
HAPPINESS IS EVA
3rd Birthday Party