Sunday, May 12, 2013


I've struggled to write or to drag out the camera this week. Falling back into our normal rhythm after such a long period of living in a holiday-like existence has thrown me out completely. Combined with settling back into the kindy routine, several days of continuous heavy rain and a household of sniffly-nosed little ones, and my enthusiasm for photography has been lacking.

Today however was different. I was greeted in bed by our two darling girls, rugged up in their dressing gowns, carrying gift bags, kindy creations and breakfast in bed. We enjoyed morning tea in the sunshine with my Mum and the remainder of the day has been slow and simple, just the way I like it and perfect for taking a few candid snapshots...

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

Grace: I smiled to myself as I watched this little 'princess' sip her chamomile tea... a ritual that I love we can share together now that she's acquired the taste for a cuppa

Sophie: Flushed cheeks, red ears and still feeling a bit under the weather

Joining in with Jodi

To all my fellow mothers out there, I hope your day has been filled with many cuddles, a touch of pampering and precious time spent with loved ones...


  1. A girl after my own heart:) What a sweet sight your little one sipping tea in her princess dress. And poor little Sophie I hope she feels better soon. I'm so glad that your mother's day was such a special one, those handmade cards from kindy are such treasures to receive. Wishing you a wonderful week lovely. xx

    1. I've been looking forward to those kindy cards and gifts ever since Grace started :) I hope your Mother's Day was equally special Catherine xx

  2. Lovely photos you have captured well. Sorry to see little Sophie under the weather though. I know what it is like sometimes being so busy to be inspired. I have been juggling lately , looking after the family while trying to learn so many new skills to bring together ideas I have for new ventures. Ive had some moments where I dont know if I can do it all. How do mums go out to work full time & manage a family ? I hope you enjoyed your special day yesterday & everything settles into a routine again soon.
    Karyn x

  3. What a classy little lady Grace is- I can imagine her sipping her tea very elegantly in that dress. I hope Sophie is on the mend now. x

  4. I adore these gentle images. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day. Hope your week is gentle and restorative :) x

  5. They're beautiful photos Amanda - love the one of "Princess" Grace :-) I've found it hard getting back into the swing of blogging after being away too. So glad you had a lovely Mother's Day, sounds perfect. Mel x

  6. Sweet! Love the gentleness and pure affections in here. Hoping Sophie to feel better soon. Got my eye on your next posts.


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