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Letter to my Daughters – June

Dear Emily,  what an amazing couple of months with you.  You loved the visit up to grans place and loved spending loads of time outside.  You also finally got over your fear of walking in dirt/sand, although you now can sit for ages cleaning every last grain off the bottom of your feet.  You continue to be incredibly active and it’s not unusual for us to go to the zoo and you only hop in the pram right at the end when we’ve already been walking around for nearly 2 hours.

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Your speech continues to expand and you seem to come out with new words every day at the moment.  Latest words include “wet”, “sit”, “corn” and you love to say “meow” every time you see a cat.  You have had a few illnesses over the last little while (probably courtesy of childcare), with gastro working its way through all of us, and another bout of tonsillitis making you miserable.

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You test your boundaries on an almost constant basis (and our patience at times), however you are a good kid with a beautiful, kind nature and love to help us out.

Dear Sophie.  so much is happening in your little world right now.  You are finding your voice with your favourite noise being a deep growl, we don’t know how you don’t have a sore throat from it but you love it.  In the last week you have also started some serious babbling with lots of different babbles coming out – all interspersed with your growls of course!

You are regularly eating 2 meals every day and haven’t rejected any tastes we have offered up to you so far.  You are getting more mobile too, rolling is totally under control now, spinning on your tummy and you even manage to shuffle around a little bit while sitting to get where you want to – as long as it isn’t too far.  We don’t think it will be very long before you are crawling now, you can move from sitting, rock forward onto your hands and knees, you just don’t have the moving part happening yet.

You are still a happy, smiley baby, with great big grins for everyone, especially your big sister and when we sing nursery rhymes to you.

Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo

Follow on to the Joanne’s blog to see the next entry in our Letters to Our Children blog circle.


A touch of winter colour ~ Family Photography

A gorgeous winter morning, a lovely couple and a delightful almost-one-year-old combined with the amazing colours at Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane made this shoot absolutely stunning.  The little girl was a bit our of sorts for part of the shoot but you wouldn’t know it from the photos and it gave us an excuse to get a beautiful baby-wearing shot in while trying to keep her settled.

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We were only doing a mini-shoot, but I could have kept taking photos of this little girl all day!  She had such a definite personality and was fascinated with everything going on around her.  A bird joined in on things at the end of the shoot and slowly circled around us – she couldn’t take her eyes off it and got very annoyed when I ruined her view of the bird to try and get a shot in!

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