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Taking Stock: April

Making: The Arlo by Michelle Wang for Brooklyn Tweed for my eldest’s best friend, at the beach!

Cooking (aka dyeing): Easter eggs in true German tradition. What are your Easter traditions?

Drinking: Rooibos tea again….after a fairly long time…and it’s delicious!
Reading: Making Stories Magazine and I want to knit every single item.

Wanting: to have more time…to do what I love to do!
Playing: silly faces with my youngest in the morning.

Liking: culling things before our move into our own home!
Deciding: and trying to convince my other half what we need to buy after we move…new mattress, new TV, things for the garden…the list goes on.
Wishing: I had more time!
Enjoying: My eldest’s first and last camp as a Joey before he moves up to Cubs in Scouts.

Wondering: what will pop up next at work…it’s been pretty full on!
Loving: the bond these two are developing in the last month!

Pondering: what to knit for myself next!
Considering: whether to have another glass of wine.
Buying: yarn….so much yarn!!!

Watching: all the Marvel movies in the order they were released….it’s fascinating and my husband thinks I should move onto Star Wars next or Harry Potter… I have yet to be convinced!
Hoping: my eldest feels better in the morning!
Marvelling: at everything Tanis Fiber Arts comes out with.
Cringing: at the mess that inevitably goes with packing up a house.
Needing: new trousers…because Winter is coming!
Questioning: nothing!

Smelling: the most amazing flowers I received from my friend.

Wearing: nothing special.
Following: through on things I promised to do.
Knowing: that I will love tomorrow’s bush playgroup with the littlies.
Thinking: about my best friend in Scotland…missing her loads.
Admiring: the ‘shelter’ the kids built during the school holidays at the workshop put on by the Mount Annan Botanical Gardens.

Sorting:…still sorting!
Bookmarking: nothing in particular.
Coveting: yarn…always and forever more yarn!
Disliking: all the things I have to do before we move.
Opening: yarn from Wren & Ollie.

Feeling: tired…and I really should get to bed.
Snacking: earlier in the day on Strawberries.
Helping: others by giving away two guitars I was gifted.
Hearing: the diswasher downstairs.
Mixing: yarns.
Splicing: spit splicing….my new favourite way of joining yarn.
Celebrating: from afar my mum’s 70th birthday!
Forgetting: to bring back books to the library!
Winning: because he finally let the dentist check his teeth!

Pretending: …
Sneaking: away with work to Manly Beach.

Embracing: family time on Easter Sunday at Kiama.

Taking inspiration from The Little Room of Rachell.

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week in 2016.

45-52-lukeLuke: this boy loves to paint, even more so when it can be done in the nude! (Canon EOS 550D, f/3.5, 1/1600 sec, ISO-100).


Max: peebo! (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO-100).


I just had to add this picture of my two boys…who needs toys when boxes make the best toys!


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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week in 2016.


Luke: LOVING the ball pit at a local kids cafe/soft play centre…we love our new place. And Luke is definitely happier here!! (taken on my Google Nexus camera).


Max: lots of new playgrounds to discover! (taken on my Google Nexus camera).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week in 2016.

40-52-lukeLuke: my gorgeous boy has had a few hard weeks, he is really not dealing well with the change of moving, missing his friends, not being in Kindergarten, etc…so the fact that we move to our own place next week where he will be king of the castle again should really help! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: the box that the bike trailer came in is almost as good as the bike trailer itself! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO-640).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week in 2016.

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Luke: climbing, climbing…always climbing. (Nexus 5 camera).

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Max: hiking with Oma…I love everything about this picture…just too cute for word. (Nexus 5 camera).

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I had to add this photo of my two boys, lights of my life…they are amazing and they make me happy every day (they also drive me crazy!!!)

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week in 2016.

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Luke: being a brilliant big brother on our recent trip to Germany…to see my family (mother and brother and his family) (Nexus 5 camera)

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Max: this little monkey was hard work on the flight to Germany and on a longer drive…but he’s been the sweetest little boy since we came back! (Nexus 5 camera).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: this dude, too cool for school! He’s been coping well with our impending move, finishing Kindergarden, lots of leaving do’s and back and forth… (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: this cheeky boy, he’s into everything at the moment and the words ‘no’ and ‘nein’ only make him want to be even cheeker…but he’s absolutely adorable doing it! (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO-100).

And I had to add this one of my two boys working together…aren’t they sweet.

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: these two only see each other twice a year, but they pick up right where they left off last time. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO-2000).

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Max: pensive! (Canon EOS 550D, f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO-100).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: attempting to get hit by the water out of the hose… (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/640 sec, ISO-250).

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Max: busy, busy, busy….and always on the move. This is all I could get of him this week. (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/500 sec, ISO-200).