31/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, December 14, 2014

31/52 a quote a week project

31/52 a quote a week project

31/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.


to santa
lady: I want a car with bells.
kiddo: I want 'lego movie' lego.


to me
lady: I don't want a baby.
lady: I want a cat and I want it to be mine and not to play with my toys.


trying on his page boy outfit for the wedding and looking in the mirror
kiddo:  I do look awesome.


in the living room with with a drum each slung around their necks
kiddo: three, two, one
lady and kiddo: we will, we will ROCK YOU.


they have some strong opinions, these two. what have they been saying over your way? link up here:

20 questions : liebster award

posted on: Thursday, December 11, 2014

back when I was a wee thing
toddler me, circa 1979.

a while ago the gorgeous bec at bloggers bazaar, and babs at patchwork cactus, nominated me for a leibster award. thanks you guys! they both asked me 10 questions each. here goes.

30/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, December 7, 2014

30/52 a quote a week project

30/52 a quote a week project

30/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.


lady: santa has holes on the top of his roof so he can get out.

kiddo: I wish it went day, then next day. instead of day, night, next day.
me: because you don't want to sleep?
mister: your brain grows when you sleep.
lady: my brain is in my stomach!

after putting her shoes on the wrong feet and trying to walk.

lady: my sandals have run out of batteries!


we got the tree up, their little trees (in the photos), the christmas lights and all the tinsel. they're excited for the 25th! how are things over your way? here's the linky.



28/52 + 29/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, November 30, 2014

29/52 a quote a week projecta quote from my family, once a week, every week.

28/52

kiddo: I told my friend, at the wedding, it's serious. you can smile, but not laugh.

lady (singing): do you wanna build a snowman?
kiddo: NO. wait, yes.
lady (still singing): ride a bike around the hall...


28/52 a quote a week project

29/52

mister: you're behind on your quotes. didn't anyone say anything interesting?

eep. our wedding is just 6 weeks away and the kiddo is taking his page boy duties very seriously. bless.
I've tried to maintain a level head but it gets a bit crazy sometimes. if you've planned your wedding, what's your advice for staying sane? I'd love to hear.

 also, what did they say over your way these last couple of weeks? here's the linky.



27/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

27/52 a quote a week projecta quote from my family, once a week, every week.

lady: bye mum! don't lose yourself at the coffee shop.

haha, and I would too. care to share some words from your week? please feel free to link on up.


26/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, November 9, 2014

26/52 a quote a week projecta quote from my family, once a week, every week.


me: do you want to go to the hairdresser?
kiddo: I don't want to go to the hairdresser today! I've got lots of stuff to do!
me: (baffled) like what?
kiddo: draw the unicorn... read my comics...

every christmas our local mall decks their halls with shiny ornaments including a couple of life-size baby polar bears that look like they're breathing.

lady: I don't want the bears to catch me!
me: they won't catch you, they're friendly robot bears.

yep, that is what I actually said. the mister was away in boston for business, I think I was a bit tired.

what did they say over your way? here's the linky.


25/52 a quote a week project

posted on: Sunday, November 2, 2014

25/52 a quote a week project
a quote from my family, once a week, every week.

she ate an apple through all the trick-or-treating on friday. and this expression on her face was her standard reaction to seeing fairies, vampires, ghouls, ghosts, and one sheep, run by her on the street.

and here's something she said out of nowhere, as I was taking her out of the car one afternoon.

lady: mum? my family is beautiful.

such a sweetheart. what did they say at your place this week? did you celebrate halloween? link on up to share.


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.}

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