Monday, October 26, 2009

two pixies...

has been hit with the tummy bug. Ewww!!

Miss 3 was the first to come down with it. As she puts it she "spewed" three times on Friday. She found great joy in regaling her Gran and Grumbles of the exact details of these events. She is back firing on all 8 cylinders now, after just 24 hours.

Then it was my turn late on Friday night...

Then joy of joys the little one got it and covered me in breastmilk...3 times so far. When the only way she will go to sleep is with a breastfeed it makes life mighty difficult. Feeling extremely drained last night so I had a reverse sleep in...I went to bed when C did at 7:30 and slept till about 6:30 this morning. She fed about 5 times during that time but it didn't disturb me too much.

Feeling a bit better for the sleep, but am having some vision problems now. I have new glasses and they were fabulous for the first 3 days, but now I am having a bit of trouble focusing and it could be because of the tummy bug. Will wait and see before I go back to the Optometrist.

I'm hoping that C shakes the bug soon...

Before we all got the tummy bug, we went for a drive so Miss C could get a sleep in and I took these...

I am completly obsessed with Canola at the moment...I just want to get into a field of it and take photos of my girls, but I don't really want to trespass on private property and risk the wrath of a farmer. I love the little bits of wool on the wire fence where the sheep have been rubbing against it.

This is the view on the other side of the car, and what I originally went to photograph...I also have an obsession with old buildings.

This one is in Avoca...

I see alot of great old buildings while driving, but I don't always have the camera with me, or the inclination to stop and risk waking up the girl or girls. Sometimes I go back when they are awake. I have one in mind for my next drive. Hope to post pics of it soon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Decisions Decisions

I couldn't decide which photos I liked best for her first birthday I chose 6 different ones.
Now to spend another 3 hours on the wording *sigh*

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So it seems

I have given up.
I really wasn't that committed to begin with.
I only managed a grand total of 13 days of my 365 challenge. And I only posted 7 of those.
I got bored.
I need some help. A theme perhaps. Maybe a monthly scavenger hunt instead.
I am having a strange relationship with my camera at the moment.
I'm frustrated with it. I'm not entirely sure why.

Right now it's 3 in the morning and Miss C has been awake since 12ish...she is wired...she hasn't done this for weeks. I don't know what the deal is. She's like the Energizer Bunny on Speed. Maybe mummy had too many coffees. Maybe the decaf she asked for wasn't really decaf after all?????? Back to dairy free perhaps?

Hopefully I can get some sleep before the sun comes up.
But while I wait...I can always blog :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A lovely day... last
Some nice Spring sunshine and a chance to get outside and take some photos.

It is so difficult to capture Miss 3 in a natural pose. She is either doing the fake smile or sticking her tongue out. But I love both of these shots of her. She was pretending to be a tiger in the long grass...

As for Miss C...she's 10 months old now and growing up way too fast.
She's cruising the furniture...
Walking holding on with just one hand...
Feeding herself...
Still NOT sleeping through the night...
and just got her FIRST tooth.
She has way more attitude than her sister did at this age, boy are we in for trouble later.

These photos may even drag me out of my photo slump.
Here's to more sunny days.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Flying Solo

My little girl is growing up...

...she had her first swimming lesson without a parent on Wednesday. It was just her, her 3 classmates (all girls) and her instructor. We sat on the sidelines and drank our coffee as she instructed us to do, while her Dadda felt useless and unneeded.

She did really well. She has been ready for this for a long time.
Now she can get down to the business of really learning how to swim. They practiced kicking and freestyle stroke and floating on their backs. It has been an issue for us whether we should discontinue her swimming lessons when she starts Kinder next year...I still haven't decided.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Not doing so well...

with the 365. True, I have taken a photo a day for a week...but I haven't really challenged myself. The idea is to push your limits, do something new. As it stands at the moment I'm just plodding along with it. In fact it usually gets to 5 in the afternoon and I think Oh! I have to take a photo. So here are 5, 6 and 7. The photo of the town hall clock was taken as I waited for my man to finish work. The hand in the grass was one of those oh crap photos (an almost 10 month old exploring the grass is fun though)...and the photo of Peanut I love..she was really playing up to the camera. In fact Peanut has been quite strange lately. She has never really been a cuddly cat, but for the past 2 weeks she has been wanting to sleep on me and she's pawing at me...maybe it's spring.
I think I'll head down to the roadworks in our street for a walk with the girls and take todays photo down there. Our street is blocked off in one direction while they construct a roundabout. Which isn't so bad, but someone in their infinite wisdom decided it would be a good idea to have roadworks on the main street past our house as well. As a consequence of this we have had hundreds of cars...and that's no exaggeration...turning our corner, realising they can't get through and then doing  a u-turn, quite often with a squeal of tyres (frustrating and irritating). On an up note...I finished the 21st dress I was working on and it's gone to it's new owner, to be worn this Saturday. I have also finished the cushions I was working on for birthday presents...hopefully I can find the time to make a cute little ruby doll to go with each of them (twins) by Thursday.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

365 Challenge

So I've decided to do it...not enthusiastically, so we will see if I continue with it.
I didn't even remember I was going to start the 365 challenge on my birthday and I didn't take anything until very late in the afternoon...I have been on dialup speed UGHH!! So here are the photos for days 1 & 2.

Both photos just happen to be of C, because she is the easiest and cutest subject to photograph at the moment.