Sunday, March 31, 2013

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"A portrait of my children, one a week every week in 2013"


Grace: All set for the kindy Easter bonnet parade. I made sure she crafted her hat by herself - I just made a few suggestions, gave her a pile of collage-type bits and pieces and let her go for it. All too often as a teacher I would see projects come back to school, the majority of which had been obviously completed by parents. I wanted Grace to feel a real sense of ownership over her creation. The kindy Easter concert was very sweet and I must admit to getting all teary as I watched our big girl standing out the front with her classmates singing 'Little Peter Rabbit'. A proud Mama moment.

Sophie: Watching intently, in awe of her big sister riding her bike around and around the driveway. She followed Grace everywhere on our holiday like a cute little shadow.


Joining in with Jodi


Favourite snapshots from last week included Jo's photo of her icy-pole covered girl and Steph's shots of her two darlings.  

9 comments:

  1. Oh...look at the pride and joy in Grace's eyes. Her hat {bonnet} ROCKS!!!! I'm not a fan of kid's coming to school with amazingly crafted projects {THAT THEY"RE PARENTS HAD DONE!!!} As much of a control freak that I am - I too let Ella take the reins when it's her project. Last year in Kindy, they had to journal each school holiday break. I would print off the photos and then let her go for it. She'd cut and glue and decorate to her heart's content. It was usually a mess....but HER work :)

    And Miss Sophie is looking oh so grown up!
    LOVE!!

    Happy Easter my bloggy friend
    xx

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  2. I love her bonnet! gorgeous little ladies. happy easter :)

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  3. that easter bonnet is awesome!! it's so cute and you can tell how proud she is of it. just beautiful. :)

    and i so know what you mean when you remember some of the parents doing the projects themselves! it used to make me cross, but i have to laugh remembering once when in year 2 we were learning about bridges. one boy had the most AMAZING sydney harbour bridge which all that had to be done by him in class was take a piece of string and link it up and down the nails on the bridge -- which completed it and made it look like a scaled down model of the real thing. when i spoke to the mum about it she admitted that dad just got carried away once he started working on it! haha.

    awww...what a gorgeous little shadow sophie is. x

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  4. I agree, so much better for the kids to have an input into their Easter hats. I think it means a little bit more. So sweet about Sophie watching her big sister. It won't be long til they are having adventures together. Gorgeous pics as always xx

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  5. She looks so proud and happy with her bonnet - good for you and her!
    We've just been looking at some photos of ours when they were Sophie's age - often like this - taking it all in, remembering.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend
    x

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  6. Adore that bonnet of hers.... such a sweet shot too. She looks very proud. :)
    Ronnie xo

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  7. I hope you had a lovely Easter Amanda. Grace looks beautiful in her bonnet :)
    xx

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  8. Amanda!! Your little girls are unbelievably gorgeous. They look so much like you. And I think Grace's hat is very funky! She looks so proud. I agree with you - much nicer when the children can make their own hat! She is practically glowing - and it's so sweet that Sophie was watching her big sister.

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