Category Archives: Project 11/11

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.

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)

 

Project 11/11 – January

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

Friday 11th January 2013:  Today it was just E at home, as Ash had daycare.  Both my boys are getting quite keen on cooking, so E and I decided to make a chocolate cake.  Knowing it was the day ‘mum annoys us with the camera’, E had the idea the photos should be of the cake.  So, this month we have a story.  The story of a chocolate cake,  from eggs and flour to the leftovers, including the cake mix all over faces!!  Enjoy x

(Ash sleepy after a long day, and of course the cake eating!)

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.

Project 11/11 – December

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

Tuesday 11th December 2012:  What a huge day!  After breakfast and the school run Ash and I had a quiet (haha!) day around the house.  Friends popped in for a coffee, and we chased the cat for a cuddle.  After getting upset he couldn’t help me with the cooking, I let Ash de-shell hard boiled eggs, which was a very funny exercise!  After school E started his Christmas cards and we had a play with Papi, Aunty Megs, Uncle Richie and Baby Riley (who’s almost two so I wont be able to call him that anymore!!)  A lazy dinner and a spot of reading, it was time for bed, with Ash falling asleep on the couch! 

And because it was December, a few snaps of our Christmas preparations!

 

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.