Saturday, 29 March 2014


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

Saxon: That gap in his front teeth slays me. Every. Time.
Caelan: In a state that i rarely see: contentment. He is usually wild, happy and very busy. But in this moment he was so different. I see a little boy, engaged in his own thoughts, admiring the flora in his hands.

This week the boys and i went on a small adventure. After the heavy rain had passed we buckled into our carseats and took a drive to a nearby town. I had always knew this little spot had been here, i have driven by it so many times, however i didn't realise it was this beautiful. It is always nice finding new areas to explore, my mind was buzzing with creativity, but Caelan, as he is, never wants to get a photograph on demand. I found him sitting here and i snapped this image of him. A few moments later he was running wild around the place...

Following along with the lovely Jodi.

Sunday, 23 March 2014


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

Saxon: Observing… Watching how one throws a tantrum.
Caelan: 'Cup of tea' in hand and a good book.

Following along with the lovely Jodi.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

life with Saxon - month 11

How have you grown so much since last month? When i look at this photo of you i see Caelan all over.
Oh, how grown up you look.

On this day, i took you and Caelan to the park for a bike ride. You and I sat on the grass where i expected you to put a leaf or grass to your mouth as you usually do, but this time…. you lifted your arms right up until you were standing. In that moment i knew you were no longer a baby, despite how many times a day i say it. You are fast growing into a healthy little boy, and i am proud.

What can i say about this month? You have developed a habit of biting my shoulders when you are cranky. Your little teeth are pretty sharp! :( The gap that lives between your front chompers is the most adorable thing i have seen in a while. So perfectly imperfect.

You are a shocking sleeper Saxon! And i say that with so much love, because i think co-sleeping is beautiful with you, but waking 5 times a night is draining. You kick, you bat your little hands around all night and we often find you sleeping across the bed, your head in the crook of my shoulder and my neck, and your feet kicking daddy in the face. The beautiful thing about having you in our bed is that we snuggle all night and i can breastfeed you back to sleep when you wake. I will never tire of that.

Music makes you happy and your little dance is so joyful. You wriggle your body and your head bobs from side to side. Have i already mentioned how cute you are?

You are understanding more human talk now. Words like, "kisses", "bickie", "clap", and you can recognise our names. So clever you are Saxon.

Well, it's one month until yours and daddy's birthday's. One month until you are one, and you will most likely be walking… One… It's a scary thought.

I love you little man x

Sunday, 16 March 2014


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

Saxon: Being greeted by Max at sunrise.
Caelan: It is getting more challenging every week to take this kid's portrait!

Following along with the lovely Jodi.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A picture an hour












Today i kept my camera close-by to capture our typical day.

This was not easy! There were many meals that i scoffed down before remembering the project, and i'd also given up by dinner time - things got pretty chaotic.

Inspired by the wonderful Bluebird Blog

Sunday, 9 March 2014


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

Saxon:  Just all-round edible.
Caelan: From jumping in rain puddles to wet water parks and a swim in the lake, he had a blast with his uncle and poppy!

The last few weeks have been challenging for me as a parent but this week has been a better one. While i won't go into too much detail (you might see an interview soon over at Wholehearted) I can tell you that any expectations i had about parenting went out the window, and now i am trying to find my balance again, as well as myself.

The boys and I have been getting out quite a lot this week, getting milkshakes, visiting family and enjoying the lingering Summer weather. This has been good for me. My creative mind is beginning to flow again and i see a routine in our days take place once more - something i have been longing for.

This week has brought me relief and most importantly it has shown me hope.

Following along with the lovely Jodi.

Monday, 3 March 2014


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

Saxon:  I could kiss those chubby cheeks all day long.
Caelan: My wild one. His personality is one of a kind.

Following along with the lovely Jodi.