My oh my, this family, this light, this location. Absolutely drooling!
It has been a while since this little girl and I have made time to enjoy some 'mummy and me only moments', so at the first sound of the Formula one engines on t.v (and our youngest boy imitating the sound of these loud engines, sitting on his daddy's lap) this little miss & I made a quick exit in our favourite dresses to our nearest park. What a glorious afternoon. To sit down and soak up everything that makes up your children from the way they walk, to the funny stories they tell, the way they look at everything in such an excited way, to the way they reach over and touch your hand to show you something new - I can't get enough of it. To have that one on one time with a girl who seems to grow more knowledgeable by the day was heaven. The icing on the cake was when I pulled out my camera to take a photo of her feeding the ducks and she didn't shy away (she generally runs at the sight of my camera nowadays or pulls a face). So I dared to take more to capture the moment and her renewed sense of spirit in front of the camera made for a wonderful photo session. Laughing. Enjoying the moment. I then put the camera away and shared a very special afternoon with my very own ray of sunshine.
I love change, I absolutely thrive on it. It is the one thing that drives me forward, keeps me motivated, passionate and focused. I love new beginnings, new starts, a fresh page, something new to sink my teeth into (I think you get the picture). There is something refreshing about closing a certain chapter and being able to write a brand new one. It is the excitement of the unknown and the new experiences that will be explored that makes me want to try new things constantly, meet new people, travel to far & wide or local & obscure places.
There is one change that I am not looking forward to however, and it is the nursery room in our house. This one tiny little room has stayed the same for over four years. From the cot & the matching set of drawers (that were second hand & needed to be sanded back & stained) to the old lamp stand that was a hand-me-down (that was also sanded back & stained to match the draws & the cot) the gorgeous 'garden inspired' lamp shade that was posted over from London from my sister (one of the most beautiful congratulatory gifts I have ever received), to the amazing print hanging above the change table (that I had framed) and had been discovered & purchased at a festival in Europe by one of my nearest & dearest friends ( a gorgeous print of some free falling gatecrashing cows, skydiving into a paddock), to a simple clock that quietly ticked away to the countless amount of times I was up nursing my two beautiful babies. I have walked past this room innumerous times and stopped at the doorway just to take in the light & the surroundings and to reminisce about the very first day(s) we brought our little babies home.
Although we don't have to change the room JUST YET... The time will soon come when I will have to move out old furniture in the room to accommodate a bed & 'big' boy stuff. Until then I will savour every moment I have left in this little nursery watching these two play and grow.
Enjoying some inside play | riding out the rain brought on by cyclone Marcia... We all got a little loony being indoors for so long...
I am always on the lookout for new locations to shoot, so when my sister in-law and I stumbled across a skate park tucked in behind Brisbane River, I was in urban heaven. So were the kids as it meant they got to play instead of smiling for the camera. I can't wait to do a photo shoot here.