I do love to get behind the DSLR and have a bit of a play. Capturing moments to file away and reflect on at a later time. But sometimes it sits and waits for the love. At times it's longer than others. I haven't pulled it out of its case since this celebration, two weeks ago!
But thanks to my iPhone and Instagr.am, I'm still capturing moments, telling stories and keeping memories alive. All too often we might miss these moments, miss the stories in them, and the moments of pure simple joy that they offer.
So, from the last two weeks, these are the stories I can tell you. I'm grateful that I didn't miss them.
(Sorry if you follow me on Instagram, this may be boring.)
The story about when Mila took her first steps. She's still not walking, although she does stand up by herself and takes a few steps.
The one when the kids were pretending the tramp was a pool and went swimming. Jenson obviously likes to go nude! A little bit of nude jumping can't hurt, can it?
The one when we had the most beautiful tart Rhubarb crumble, made with rhubarb straight from the neighbours garden - yum!
When Mila was gathering a congregation of chairs
The story about when Mila had her first bike ride.
When the Autumn nights were so balmy, bubbles on the deck were mandatory
When we had tractors in to correct this view
The story about when I was able to enjoy a coffee and a Hot Cross Bun on the deck, until Jenson threw sultana's into my coffee! I miss you Hot Cross Buns, come back soon!
When we had amazing glowing sunsets...
And kick arse glowing sunrises!
When we let the kids eat chocolate for breakfast (OK, we did too!)
When the balmy days turned to freezing ones, and movies, blankets and popcorn were called for.
When trips to markets, and pony rides were taken
When Johnny wanted to see what he would look like with botox.
The story about when Mila sprouted three teeth in as many days, fought high fevers and tremors...
And just wanted to be held. Of which I was more than happy to not get out of my pj's and oblige.
The story about when I began to try to tackle the finger sucking. (Any tips?)
When the days turned back to balmy and the kids rode their bikes in the street with their friends...
The story about when we bought mummy in some flowers and "I wrapped them in tissue so they could warm down"Linking up with Bron and more lovely Gratefuls.