Sunday, September 14, 2014


 'A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.'

Ronan: You and your bag of cars, in the beautiful Spring light.

Finnian: You and your brother were more excited about Daddy's birthday than Daddy was.

Nellie: Checking out Daddy in his new glasses.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


We are taking things pretty easy 'round these parts. We wake up slowly, staying in our pyjamas to enjoy waffles or eggs for breakfast.

Our days are filled with walks, bike rides and simple play.

Nellie and I are finding our rhythm of sleep, feed, play, sleep, feed, play.

Friends leave gifts by the front door, as well as boxes of girls clothing, shades of colour this household has never seen before.

The wooden train track has found a permanent home on the living room rug and the outdoor pavement is covered in coloured chalk - roads and rivers and hopscotch numbers.

The boys ask for regular cuddles with Nell and always check to see where she is and what she is doing. Finn gives his baby sister 'Nillie' many kisses on her head and Ronan reassures her - 'it's okay Nellie' - when she cries.

We all nap in the middle of the day, closing our door to the outside world, switching phones onto 'silent' and taking time to rest.

The washing doesn't pile up too high, as we try to do a load per day to keep on top of it. So many tiny singlets and socks!

Our evening meal is eaten early. Mine is usually pre-cut into bite size pieces so I can eat it one- handed whilst feeding Nellie at the same time.

Michael takes care of the boys and the house, so that I can rest whenever I feel the need.

The Spring sun is shining and the grass has been mowed.

We are into our third week as a family of five and so far, we are doing wonderfully.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


 'A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.'

Ronan: One of your many silly faces.

Finnian: So content just being you.

Nellie: Fresh out of the bath. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014


'A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.'

Ronan: A proud big brother (and a shirt covered in chocolate cake).

Finnian: Eating morning tea, trying to spot a rainbow.

Nellie: You complete us.