Sunday, December 29, 2013


farewell 2013

Bill:  Beach babe. Oh how you love to swim, to sing, to eat. Such a year of growth, change and milestones. From a just born baby to a running, laughing, learning little person. You are determined,  cheeky and captivating. I look forward to a new year of teaching and playing with you wally.

Frankie:  Such a kind soul. This is typical of you doting on your sister. You are gentle, yet feisty. A planner, yet carefree. Funny, charming, indecisive, smart and dare I say it beautiful. To think just one month more of you and me. Come Janurary 30 Wood, you'll start prep and a whole new adventure awaits.

Smith: Sleepy little Buz.  Blinds open, I'm poking your chubby tummy singing you a song and still you sleep.  From quite young you gave me my nights back - for that I thank you sweet thing.  You are strong, determined and don't back down.  But it is those cuddles, those heart warming, neck nuzzling cuddles you have given me this year... like fuel to a car.      

Wilf: If ever there was a photo to capture your essence perhaps it is this one.  In I go for my nightly check and nearly trip over you at the door.  When questioned the next morning you simply look at me and without hesitation say "I just wanted to be a littler closer to you mumma". It is your heart, mind and innate empathy that amazes me. A magnetic persona I'm addicted to. Thank you for caring so much and hanging out with me honey.     

linking back with JODI at Che and Fidel for the final week 
we have so enjoyed being part of this little community and watching weekly as our children grow up. Is anyone going to commit to another year of portraits?? 

Saturday, December 21, 2013


"A portrait of ours, once a week, every week, in 2013." 

...Happiest Christmas to you all...

Frankie:  Christmas pudding traditions. Lucky enough to have 3 generations present. Proudly wearing great granny Robina's apron. 
Bill:  Needy, you spent the week pining after bunny/dummy and clambering into my arms. At almost fourteen months your first tooth is finally here.
Smith: Kicking back with 'Nernie' your absolute favourite cuddle buddy.  You drag him everywhere Buz.
Wilf: Last day of kinda was friday.  Here you are giving your favourite teacher Joshua a big goodbye hug.  What an amazing, amazing teacher he was to you too. 

linking in favourites:
lamb loves fox  kissable indeed

Sunday, December 15, 2013


"A portrait of ours, once a week, every week, in 2013." 

WILF: Trapeze concert at kinda this week.  Yep you learn trapeze, I couldn't have been prouder.  This snapped a moment before you all broke out into song at the end - 'Rockin' Robin tweet tweet' never sounded so good.
SMITH: A customary reach out to find your brothers hand.  This and the word 'cuddle' a Smith staple.
Frankie: pure excitement as you arrive at your kinder concert. you were dressed and bathed about 2 hours early.
Bill: stand up play, busy fingers, full tummy

Saturday, December 7, 2013


"A portrait of ours, once a week, every week, in 2013." 

wilf: having a sushi phase of late, but would you look at those skinny little legs.. where is all that food you eat going?
smith: blue eyes number two, caught you in a daydream.
frankie:  Does every 4 year old girl love rainbows as much as you? With almost no say in your clothing choices… everyday is a rainbow. Visiting the NGV 'Melbourne NOW' exhibition.
bill:  So sweet… The sun had barely come up, and here is your big sister teaching you all about christmas.

 favourites this week…  
because honestly not much can top strawberries and sea breezes
snap to two sweet heart kindred spirits

Saturday, November 30, 2013


 A portrait of ours, once a week, every week, in 2013 

Bil: After a few false starts, you are officially walking 
Frankie: Coaxing your sister to come a few steps further. And a bonus shot because you are a beauty 
Smith: A mouthful of dirt a day, you love the stuff Buz.  
Wilf: I'm not sure if you get sick of me randomly snapping your photo, but you never say a word.  Not missing a beat you continue with your tale, animated to the max. 

Piper and Poppy just beautiful from last week..

Saturday, November 23, 2013


 A portrait of ours, once a week, every week, in 2013 

Smith: Bangle stealing blue-eyed bandit
Wilf: First day ever at your school (to be). Transition day one is done and I am so proud of you.
Bil:  Sweet sunshine and strawberries 
Frankie:  Think you love ice-cream as much as me
linking in: with the 52 project & a fav this again week, the wind sweep curls of lamb and beautiful in black and white kisses through the shower screen

Sunday, November 17, 2013


 A portrait of ours, once a week, every week, in 2013 

couldn't resist..

Bil: Your off (with a little help)… bush bashing in the unmown grass and and if i look away down the street.
Frankie: The only person I know to play ball in a tutu & heels.
Smith: Someone's been watching his brother..couldn't resist adding an action shot this week.
Wilf: Singing in the.. hang on it's not raining. Spirited nonetheless honey!

linking in 52 project hey jude.. man you are cute!