24/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, October 26, 2014

24/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: I might be in a band when I grow up. and the name will be major danger. but if it's not major danger, it will be big danger.

oh man, they entertain me. what's been happening around your way?


23/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, October 19, 2014

23/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.


talking to the eldest about a wedding planning decision. (agh. wedding planning.)

me: but I have a vision!
teen: sometimes you have to let go of your vision.


this is the kiddo and the lady watching the teen's basketball game earlier this year. he's the blurry one running from the left.
what's been happening 'round your way? link up!


22/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Monday, October 13, 2014

22/52 a quote a week projecta quote from my family, once a week, every week.

lady: do baby cows need nappies?
me: no
lady: yes! they do!

it's monday already, but better late than never. link up if you fancy.



21/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, October 5, 2014

21/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: mum, traumatising is different to hypnotising.


ha, ha, yeah, it is.
care to share words from your family? I'd love to hear them, link on up.

20/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, September 28, 2014

20/52 a quote a week projecta quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: I have more than two interests. my interests are lego, star wars, flowers, parents and drawing.

(trying to get our attention)
lady: guise! guise!

kiddo: mum, if I ever grow up and write a rock song, it will be called 'luke' instead of 'darth vader'.

(sitting in the back seat of the car listening to music.)
lady: I want the baby song. it's my song.

kiddo: mum, I've decided I want to be vegetarian. because I like animals. I don't want to hurt my friends' feelings.
(the next night. looking at rose's plate.)
that chicken looks really good.


rose is having big-kid conversations with us now: friends and family have commented that she's talking a lot, which is true. I've been playing music more which means the kids are listening to it and their comments about the tunes makes me smile. 'everywhere' by fleetwood mac is the kiddo's favourite song at the moment.

what's going on around your place?



19/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, September 21, 2014

19/52 a quote a weeka quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: (singing to himself) I believe I can flyyyy.
lady: you can't fly. (explains) you don't have wings.

(looking out the car window at the pure blue sky )
lady: there are no clouds. are the clouds next to the houses?

kiddo: you know how I made friends with a goat?
me: (thinks back to our farmstay holiday last summer where he did take a great shine to the goats) yes.
kiddo: I've decided I'm never going to eat meat from a goat.
me: ok.
kiddo: have I ever eaten goat?
me: no.
kiddo: phew!

(after he fell asleep watching tv)
mister: what happened?
me: more of the same.
mister: war of the sane?

what did they say over your way? link up to share.

18/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, September 14, 2014

lady in studio neon

kids in studio neon

kiddo with a balloon at studio neon
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.


(it was raining outside)
lady: hey ho, you know how to stop the rain? with magic!

(at dinner)
kiddo: dad, are tardis real?
mister: they're no more real than wookies.
me: so, real then.

mister: are you super?
lady: I'm super cool tricks!

mister: if you had one hundred dollars what would you buy?
kiddo: lego!
mister: lego?!
kiddo: I love lego more than anything dude!
mister: I thought you loved your sister more than anything.
kiddo: that's a different kind of love.

lady: I'm not a unicorn or a lady. I'm just a rosy.

this was a pretty fun week for us. we went to check out where we'll most likely have our wedding shindig, which is where I took these snaps. and the kiddo WON the young archie prize in his age group (!!!). if you're in sydney you can see his drawing of his sister hanging in the art gallery of nsw until the 28th of september along with the grownup archibald portraits and the other amazing artworks by the other kid finalists. 

how did your week sound? link on up here.

17/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, September 7, 2014

17/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

lady: you don't go to school. you go to work, I go to daycare. alex goes to school and max goes to school.
me:  you, are right.
lady:  no!
me: you're not right? you're wrong?
lady: no!
me: what are you?
lady: I'm a girl called rosy posy!

me (holding up a book to the kiddo): this is anne tyler. she's my favourite author. see these books? they're the ones dad gave to me as presents, signed by her.
kiddo: you're my favourite author.

happy father's day to all the great papas! I hope you're having a relaxing day. care to share words from your family? here's the linky.


16/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, August 31, 2014

16/52 a quote a week projecta quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: exciting days in winter, like the book parade, go too fast. they should go for longer.

lady: where's papa?
me: at work.
lady: I want him to come home now!

kiddo: why is sunday called sun day when it's not always sunny?

kiddo: sometimes I'm good, and sometimes I'm bad.
me: yes, that's being human.


we were hanging about outside the art gallery when the mister picked the kids up and put them on his shoulders. the kiddo often says he wants to be a dad when he grows up, I think his papa's awesomeness has something to do with this. I just love these people.

fancy sharing some words from your week?


15/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, August 24, 2014


15/52 a quote a week
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

me: what did you play at lunch time?
kiddo: we played 'be whoever you want.'
me: who were you?
kiddo: myrtle.
me: why myrtle?
kiddo: 'cause I was a turtle. do you know why I was a turtle? because I have a new trick where I pull my jumper like this (mimes lifting his jumper over his head).

lady: you my mama and my best friend.

kiddo: rose doesn't mind when I touch her face. in the morning when I wake up, I touch her face and she holds my hand.

(while reading charlie and lola)
lady: like me! (meaning lola) and we would play together, and fall down together, and eat lollipops!

what did they say 'round your way this week? link up to share.


14/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, August 17, 2014

14/52 a quote a week
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

the kiddo standing by his papa looking at this large oil painting at the art gallery of nsw. I showed him the link to the painting just now. this is what he said.

me: remember this?
kiddo: yes. (pauses. thinking.) it's the same battle where humpty dumpty fell off the wall.

***

we were all excited to be at the gallery this week. as a finalist in the young archie competition, the kiddo has his drawing hanging on the wall, which we got to see for the first time.

he also joined the other finalists in receiving a certificate presented by richard morecroft. (who, as an aside, I watched on the abc news every single night of my life growing up.)

*** 

it's super important to me that the kids feel I love them and am proud of them for who they are, not for what they do. but it was definitely a proud moment to see him acknowledged for his art. also, I was really pleased for him. he loves doing his drawings so much.

I asked him what his favourite part of the evening was. catching the train with the family? eating at the gallery with the grandparents? seeing the paintings? he said being presented with the award. (and here's his reaction when he found out he was a finalist.)


care to share words from your family this week? here's the linky.


13/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, August 10, 2014

13/52 a quote a weeka quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: I'm going to do a street sale. I'll sell my drawings that I don't want. I'll put out a table with paper all over it. and I'll earn money too!

{picture of the lady hanging outside a terrace in paddington. the teen and I used to live here, back in the day. she's wearing his hand-me-down jumper from 1999.}

fancy sharing words from your family? link up below.


12/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, August 3, 2014

12/52 a quote a week

12/52 a quote a week

12/52 a quote a week
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.


kiddo (to me): I don't think you should wear  that jumper.
me: well, it's dad's jumper. I'm just wearing it 'cause it's the weekend.
kiddo (accusingly): I heard him say he'd give it to you.
your work clothes are much better.

me:  rose, can you sit down please?
lady: the TV is looking at me!


omigoodness. what did they say to you this week? link up to share.

{these photos were taken in autumn, she's a mite bigger now.}

11/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, July 27, 2014

11/52 a quote a week
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: imagine if you turned on the tap and hair came out!

me (to rose): can you give max his beanie back so he can wear it today?
lady (thinks about it): okay. I will scare with him.
(we laugh)
lady (offended): I am sharing!

how's it going over your way? link up to scare ;)


10/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, July 20, 2014

10/52 a quote a week
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: I've never jumped in muddy puddles. I did go in mud once, but it wasn't a fun sort of mud. it was mud that I sank in. I walked into it and I felt like I was sinking and my shoes got all muddy.
me: what kind of mud would you like?
kiddo: mud that was ... are you writing this down?
me: a bit.
kiddo: mud that's not too thick and not not too deep and not too rocky.
(he holds up the milk carton. it has a picture of milk being poured.) also, mud that looks like this when you splash in it.

lady (resting her head on my belly and looking at me): you my lovely mum in the whole world. like dad and max.

me: how does it feel to be 17?
teen: it feels pretty good to wear a crown in the morning.

kiddo: I don't know how to party.

lady (walks up to me. stops.): I love you mum.


we're a bit late posting today, but link on up and tell me what they said over your way!


9/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, July 13, 2014

9/52 a quote a weeka quote from my family, once a week, every week.

a snippet of a conversation over dinner recently.

mister: what's your dragons name?
lady: punk. and he lives at the beach.
mister: what colour is he?
lady: orange. and he lives on my hand when he's little.
mister: is he a boy dragon or a girl dragon?
lady: a girl. she's a dragon and she's a girl. and she's tired. and she sleeps in my bed too. and she's a dr. and she's crying cause she doesn't want her dummy. she has to lie down at the beach.

kiddo: mine's called dominic the dragon.
mister: what colour is he?
kiddo: red. he's a boy. he lives inside a volcano. he breathes a fire and a lightening bolt.

mister: what if you had a pet worm?
kiddo: eww.
lady: (nodding) I would want a pet worm.
mister:  what would he eat?
lady: slugs.

teen: I would call my worm geoffrey and my dragon, south beach.
lady: no! my dragon is at the beach.

kiddo: I'd call my pig 'pop the pig.'
lady: my pop's a pig!
mister: (to me) don't write that down.


what did they say 'round your way this week? link up to share!


(photo taken on holiday last summer: a last minute snack before the long drive home.)


she style : back to black + fitflops

posted on: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

fitflops review

fitflops review

fitflops review

fitflops review

when I'm feeling low-key I like these basics: a thin tee that's more drapey than fitted. pants, sometimes jeans (never skirts) and some comfy sandals or flats. I put these on and I can forget about what I look like and just concentrate on my day.

what are you enjoying wearing these days? I'd love to hear!

wearing: pants from zara, tee from topshop, 2bar shuv slides c/o fitflops.

8/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, July 6, 2014

8/52 a quote a week
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

lady: where's my bike?
me: you don't have one. maybe you can ask for one for your birthday?
lady: my birthday doesn't have eyes. my birthday only has a mouth to talk.

kiddo: even though it's just a drawing, a drawing can take you so far in happiness.
(this was his reaction when his papa told him the news that he's one of the finalists in the young archie competition! his drawing of his sister will be hanging in the nsw art gallery. )

lady: my foot is not crying, it's happy.
mister: is that why they call you happy feet?
lady: yes


we had a lot of funny and beautiful conversations this week, but what max said about his art going up in the gallery touched our hearts. how was your week in their words? link up to share!



7/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, June 29, 2014

7/52 a quote a week

a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

kiddo: what do you call someone who doesn't have a body and just has a nose?

kiddo: a nobody nose.


heh, heh, man. a 6 year old's jokes, right? and this picture is from this past summer. just looking at it warms my cold toes. what did they say around your way this week? link up below :)


child magazines : birth story

posted on: Friday, June 27, 2014

child mags, australia's largest family magazine

I've been meaning to jot down my birth story ever since the lady was born so when my editor at child mags asked me to talk about the mind body connection and my own birth I was happy to do so.

you can catch our story in the june issue out for just a few more days. (also, how can june be nearly over!?)

have you blogged about your birth experience? I would love to read it!


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