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The Road to Tamworth – part I

Term 1 of school went super quickly!  Feels like only yesterday we were putting names on pens and pencils and buying a new lunchbox!  All of a sudden it’s Easter holidays!  We decided to take a BIG road-trip.  One of my bestest photography friends Amanda moved to Tamworth from Sydney just over two years ago, and I haven’t been able to “catch up” with her since we photographed a wedding together in Wollongong.  So off we went.

On Easter Sunday we left home around 1pm and got into West Wyalong for the night just after 9pm.  For Easter I made the boys each a Brair Bunny, (although finishing them in the car I put the heads on incorrectly, but shhhh! don’t tell the boys!) and they were a hit.  E named his Lucus Parker and Ash named his Jackson.  We found some great parks along the way for the boys to play and stretch our legs, and all in all, for 9 hours of adventure, we had a pretty different and nice Easter!

Some scenes from day one!

Project 11/11 – March

 “The days are so long, but the years are so short”

Monday 11th March : In Melbourne, we are in one of those horrible over 30 degrees heatwaves.  It feels like it will never end!  So with 11/11 falling on a public holiday, we had a lazy day.  We cooked breakfast, checked on the herb garden before the weather got too hot (and someone ‘planted’ a football…. not sure why really), the cat had a run-in with spray paint (don’t ask!)  so had to have a haircut (poor thing, she was just growing back the fur from her injury), we watched several movies lazing on the couch while I knitted (cute bunnies for Easter, pattern by the AMAZING Amanda Keeys – if you enjoy knitting you must check out her shop HERE!).  The boys ‘got bored’ so we built a cubby house (quite a highlight as we were allowed in mummy’s office, and used studio gear to built it….)

The last image was actually taken today, however the damage was done last night, a mozzie decided to make the boys room a kitchen.  Poor Ash got the grunt of it.  6 bites on his face, and today he’s known as ‘one-eyed Jack’.

About Project 11/11:
I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer.

thePROJECT 2013 – Day Eighteen

My ‘old man’s’ time to grace the blog.  He’s not a “cat”, at least don’t tell him he is, he thinks he’s a dog.  And a guard dog.  He’s big and tough.

He’s a sweetheart too.  Meet Sebastian AKA Sebbie.

Project 11/11 – February

“The days are so long, but the years are so short”

Monday 11th February 2013:  We had a big weekend planned.  We were visiting “Cawol’s Farm” and then a bigger farm (Alex’s parents) So just to cheat this project, these images are actually from the Saturday 9th February and Sunday 10th February.  But really, it’s my project so I’m totally ok with that!! 

The kids were in awe the whole weekend.  We knew they were tired when they asked to play with lego inside!  We chased the dog, threw sticks for the dog, had a BBQ, fed the horses, saw the end of a bushfire as we traveled from Woodend to Chintin, learnt about cows, saw baby cows, collected eggs from chickens, rode the tractor (in E’s case, DROVE the tractor / truck) just like “real” farmers.  

I’ve picked out a few highlights, but with such a fun weekend there’s lots more so have included a slideshow for you!  Enjoy x

 

About Project 11/11:
I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer.

thePROJECT 2013 – Day Seventeen

For something SLIGHTLY different, (which actually feels rather strange posting this on a blog which is normally newborn babies)  we have snakes.  Yes snakes.  And lizards, AND a crocodile.  The boys attended some dear friends birthday party with a mobile reptile farm.  So really, how could I not post images with snakes for thePROJECT.  But out of tradition, I’m posting a few, because, well, reptiles make for exciting images do they not!??

(The birthday boys!  Happy Birthday guys!  Best children’s party ever! x)