9 February 2012

Simple things

Library, museum, swimming, the big blocks of time out and about in my week. We have had those. Busy things. High effort things. Logistical nightmares getting everyone safely in and out and all about. Trying on this Mama, and on Daddy too.

But we also have, always, the small, the everday, the little plain simple day-to-day. Friends coming to play. Time just chatting, reading, hanging out together.

Paper dolls.
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Simple games with simple toys.
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A girl finding a love of reading for the first time.
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Time out of doors.
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And indoors.
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Shop-bought gingerbread from my mum.
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Schooly things.
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A new coat for Rowan, and red boots, because I could *not* resist them. Yes, that is ANOTHER week when I spent the money set aside to buy jeans that fit me on things the children don't really truly need. But it is so much easier to buy things for them than for me. And it is a fabulous warm waterproof coat.
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And this:
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Actually, this, this tiny human being, how I feel about her isn't simple or ordinary. When I look at any one of them, the feeling is so big it doesn't deserve trivialising by my poetry and prose.

5 comments:

  1. My goodness you have beautiful children!! and I LOVE the baby in handknits pictures. I want to scoop her up!

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  2. They are *so* beautiful!

    Loove knitty baby things too. The February sweater and Aviatrix were knitted by Ashleigh (in two days lol), and the rainbow patchwork by Leanne. Lucky lucky Tali pudding with so many people knitting for her. :) :)

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  3. Lovely, lovely. Tali looks so serious in that picture in the sweater and aviatrix - love it!

    Love the Roald Dahl reading, BFG was a big hit here too, lots of great books, reading Esio Trot here amongst other books.

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  4. I think she looks somewhere between self-satisfied and suspicious in that picture haha!

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  5. Such knitted goodness and the rainbow coat and wellies will cheer many a dull day.

    The last shot of Talia just priceless!

    Hugs to you for doing sterling work in raising such lovely kids.

    San xxx

    PS Try and remember to treat yourself next time!!

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