10/52

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 to 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

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

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

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!


ayana : jimbaran indonesia

posted on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ayana resort bali
here's a few of our snaps of our mini break in jimbaran if you'd like to see?

ayana resort bali
lounging by the ocean beach pool was the most fun I've ever had doing nothing. it felt crazy luxurious to do this. like sitting in a postcard. or a pinterest board.

ayana resort bali
there are pools everywhere at ayana and this one was a two level affair in the centre of the resort. behind the waterfall were aquariums.

ayana resort bali
the mister went surfing at uluwatu most mornings. one day I went with him and lounged by the pool at blue point. if I used my zoom lens I could just see him surfing down below.

ayana resort bali
the kids pool at ayana made me wish our kiddos were there! I think they would have loved it. there was also a sheltered kids club with activities, and an outdoor play area with equipment.

ayana resort bali

ayana resort bali
cute tourists taking selfies at uluwatu. tiny specs of surfers in the water.

ayana resort bali
the rock bar. resort guests can wind their way down to the rock bar via pretty rock steps and the ocean beach pool but the other way down is by open glass elevator. fancy.

ayana resort bali
snack service at the ocean beach pool. skinny fries, I love you.

ayana resort bali
through the day the bar area around the rock bar was empty and was all very lovely and peaceful. this photo was taken at early evening when the music was playing and drinks were flowing.

ayana resort bali
kisik bar and grill restaurant was our fave eating place for sure. there's quite the choice for dining through the whole resort but picking our own fresh seafood to be grilled and slathered with delicious balinese sauce was amazing. all meals were accompanied by the kisik balinese bouillabaisse (just yum.) and a gado-gado appetiser.

ayana resort bali
us.


have you been to bali? do you have any must-go spots you'd like to share? I know ubud is a fave for one of my closest pals. maybe you've been with your kids? I'd love to hear!

6/52

posted on: Sunday, June 22, 2014

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

mister: rose! we don't drink the ingredients. (while they were making sunday pancakes. she was sneaking a sip from the pitcher.)

kiddo: I like sleeping when the sun goes down. I don't like waking up when it's dark. I like summer when the days are long and the nights are short.

teen: and then he passed me the ball and I made the shot. (his team came third in a big state comp, yay.)

me: I'm very short on patience tonight. in case anyone didn't notice.
kiddo: how could we not notice?!


I had to laugh when the kiddo said that. oops. what did your family say this week? link up to share :)




the baby's growing up

posted on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

when they stop being babies

when the kiddo was a baby I kept a blog, have I mentioned that before? it started in 2007 and it was private. back in the days before I was comfortable with being public. (times: they change.)

it recorded his milestones, cute anecdotes, the usual baby-book-in-a-blog type of thing.

I didn't have a plan for how long I would keep updating it, and recently I had a little peek back at it. 

2.5 

that's how old he was in the last entry. because that's when he started being more of a kid and less of a baby. he moved into a bed, something the lady has already done, and started becoming a lot more independent. 

about a month ago the lady, who is 2.5, joined us with her own seat at the table. we put her highchair out on the lawn for someone else to use.

in an hour it was gone.

before that it was the stair gates.

soon it will be the nappies.

and then the stroller.

hello: girl.


is your littlest growing up too? how are you feeling 'bout it? I'd love to hear.


{picture of us in the kitchen when she was a wee thing. by feather and stone.} 
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