28 June 2015


Ellery: our original Storm Boy
Aubrey: spotting 'tweet tweets'

Ellery, you are energy itself. An amazing composition of a boy. Loud and wild and dramatic, and also prone to quiet, thoughtful bookishness. You're full of spellbinding wordsmith-ery far beyond your (almost four!) years. Highly resistant to change, you shun affection and yet crave it, it soothes you. You're becoming so long and lean. You've recently learned to skip, and you've almost got whistling down. It's your last month of being three.

Aubrey, you are such a sweet, sweet child. You kiss and cuddle your teddies, animals in books, and us. You insist on rounds upon rounds of kisses when saying goodbye. Your dimpled smiles and cheeky looks melt us all. You are mad for pretend drives in Daddy's ranger car, real drives in Daddy's tractor, dinosaurs, birds and balls. And you've started to sit still for books!

14 June 2015


Ellery: little merman
Aubrey: chasing seagulls

A big week, filled with lots of little memories and milestones.

Rainbow star making, outdoor orchestra playing, road network building, whole body mud squelching, cubby making, bed jumping, make believe games of billy goats and angry trolls ... the smallest's first chocolate cake and first paintings ... the big kid learning to skip.

And gems like "You're my favourite brother in all the world!".

And no illness! Hurrah!

07 June 2015


Ellery: wild and wonderful
Aubrey: delightful little imp

These portraits. Gosh. They pretty much sum up my relationship with each of these kids.

Ellery, at a distance, hard to pin down, let alone photograph. And so. much. energy.

Aubrey, the face says it all. Cheeky and delightful, he likes most of all just to be with me.

And yes, a wintry beach. My forever favourite.