Just a Trim

A couple of days ago, Eva had her first hair cut. Ever. For three and a half years Eva had never had her hair cut or even trimmed.

After much talk and preparation I convinced Eva come with me to the salon. We had our hair cut together, although Eva’s was more like about a half-inch trim. Little steps. 

Owen Henry — 6 Months Old

Owen seems so much more agile and stronger than Eva was at the same age. He reaches out for us to be picked up. And if he sees something he really wants, he launches himself at it. He can mostly stay sitting up on his own, with the occasional tumble. He is trying to crawl. Trying like anything to crawl. He will get up on his hands and knees and rock back and forth. I think he will be tearing around the floors by Christmas.

More than anything, I can’t quite convey just how sweet this little boy is — he’s constantly smiling. He has the most beautiful, sweet and somewhat adventuresome temperament. We just love him so. 

Favourite toys: Music box with two spinning wibble-wobble bees, anything he can chew on (but particularly Bullseye from Toy Story).

Favourite foods: He has two teeth now—the lower ones—and he loves to use them. His favourites so far are apple, rock melon, roasted pumpkin, peach.

Loves: his sister, baths, peekaboo, being sung to and danced with, being included and involved.

Hates: the carseat, putting on shirts

Weight: 8kg, Length: 70cm

Thor & Hulk — best early Christmas present. 

Lately — Milestones and a quickly trip to Melbourne.

Owen seems to be intent on growing up quickly. He wants to sit up, he wants to crawl, he wants to do whatever Eva is doing. And while Owen is looking up to Eva; Eva is looking up to her cousins.

Eva for her part is an attentive big sister. Most of the time anyway. Some of the times less so. (And at least once a day an active irritant of her little brother.) But she is always concerned for him.

Soon enough they will be able to really play and run together.

Loving — il Tutto — After Baby {Baby} Bag

These pictures were taken more than a couple of months ago and since they have been sitting in my drafts folder for so long, I thought I’d finally share them. And although it might be seen as being slightly pretentious to write one of these posts, I always enjoy reading them on other blogs! So here it is: What’s in my Bag.

Although this bag is designed as an “after baby bag” it fits all the essentials for two kids— nappies, wipes, change of clothes, burp cloth, snacks and a drink bottle for Eva, my purse, keys and phone. I could write more about how beautiful and functional this baby bag is, but I think it is better described here. Aside from the bag itself, these are some of my favourite items I always seem to carry around: an Aden & Anais muslin swaddle blanket, a Alimrose baby rattle and this Hello Kitty bento box.

Poppy’s Garden 

Spring time brings the most beautiful and fragrant flowers in my Father’s garden. On our recent visit, Eva took delight in picking different roses from each brush, whereas Owen was simply happy feeling the sensation on grass between his toes. It’s such a lovely time of year.

Starting {Pre} School

I feel completely overwhelmed with emotions at the thought that Eva will be starting pre-school in January. It’s just a few short months away.

Orientation has been this week, and it makes me sad to think how much more mature this experience is going to make her. I listened with pride mixed with regret (and small dose of incredulity) to Eva’s new teacher explain the various expected learning outcomes for the coming year.

I just can’t imagine that my little girl is going to be such a big girl so very soon!

Starting School by Jane Godwin 

Who said little boys aren’t fun to dress?

Shirt: Mini Boden, Leggings: Seed Heritage, Moccasins: Freshly Picked


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. 

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”



Owen: Happy Chappy


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