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 won.)


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 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 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 :)


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