Silence. While I didn’t mean to leave it so long between posts, it was nice to have a little break from blogging. The kids and I recently tagged along with Johnny on his business trip to Melbourne. It was lovely to explore the city a little more and visit family.
The weather was freezing! We wore coats while dodging the rain, sampled many cups of coffee, visited our favourite little chocolatier, explored new restaurants and lounged about in our hotel suite before staying with family. And while our visit was only short, it was a lovely change of pace.
Trick or Treat
Halloween is slowly gaining traction and becoming more popular. And while door to door trick-or-treating still isn’t commonly done, we spent the afternoon at our neighbourhood park. This year the local community had organised market stalls and free activities for kids—fishing in jelly (jello), an obstacle course, a craft table and a bunch of other Halloween themed carnival games. At the end of the activity the kids were given a lolly or candy.
Although Eva didn’t get to experience “real” trick or treating, she had a blast getting dressed up and seeing all the other kids in their costumes.
Here are a couple of pictures of Eva, taken around the same age, in the same onesie. In some ways they look so different — different colouring, different hair and different temperaments. Yet size-wise they’re tracking almost identically and if you take away the distraction of their hair, they have very similar features. But despite whether or not they look similar, in my biased opinion, they’re both crazy cute!
“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”
Imaginary play at its best:
"Plut plut plut. I’m running out of petrol! Oh no, my propeller fell off! Don’t worry, I’ll get my tool box and fix it."
Little Aeroplane (Flatout Frankie)
Our computer is back — fixed and with a new hard drive. And while we regularly back up our photographs with Time Machine, we are unable to access all of them. Thankfully, we have a second back-up, but we’re missing the last month or so of pictures. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal, both my kids have well documented childhoods!
So while our iMac has been out of action, Owen has had a few milestones — sitting unassisted (!!!) and starting solids. He has been far too interested in food to hold off any longer. Over the past couple of days we’ve started him on a routine of porridge or cereal in the morning. And so far he loves the taste of apple and enjoys gumming and sucking on cold pieces of rockmelon, the latter being a favourite since Owen is teething. On Friday, his first little tooth poked through!
As you can imagine, life lately has been busy!
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Apartment Therapy -- Best Kids Parties: Pretty in Pink
Apartment Therapy -- Eva's Playroom
Little Sooti -- Pretty in Pink Party
Spearmint Baby -- Pretty in Pink 1st Birthday Party
Dear Baby Magazine -- Letters to Eva (pp 68-71)