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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dear Olive,
1. How delightful are flowering gums? Each flower bursts open like a tiny little firework. This beautiful bunch was a gift from some friends who came for dinner. 
2. You love Lorde. You really, really, REALLY love Lorde. The only way we could get you to calm down after you found out she was in Sydney for laneway festival but that you weren't going to see her (18+ entry requirements), was to promise that we'd get a card and a present to her. I'm sure she'll treasure her new crystal.
3. A long afternoon spent with great food and even better friends in dappled shade at beautiful Blackburn Gardens (interspersed by swims at Redleaf Pool). Ah, summer, you've turned out to be pretty splendid.
4. He's a handsome devil, my Shane. (With true emphasis on the devil part!)
5. Circle of friends.
6. Now that we're at home so much (so blissful not having to race off to work/kindy at the crack of dawn every single day), we've been introducing some regular chores for you. Simple daily tasks, like feeding Pepper morning and night, and taking your plate to the kitchen after you finish eating. Doing the washing up is one you've instilled all on your own. (I try not to think of the water wastage each time. And boy, is there some water wastage.)

I'm joining up with Em's weekly stills collection. I don't know how I'll go on a weekly basis, but I'm hoping it will keep me blogging, and taking photos.


Kathy said...

I love photos of little ones up at the sink on a stool...always so sweet. The weekly stills are a great way to capture life as it is now. You'll really enjoy it. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

Alli said...

I love those flowers, so beautiful and such a wonderful shade of pink x

Unknown said...

It was so sweet to read that the only thing to remedy Olive's disappointment on not being able to see Lorde was being able to send her a gift. What a gorgeous little spirit she has.

Elsie and Joan said...

I have a vase full of flowering gums here too. And a sprig hanging at our front door. They are so pretty, firework bursts is a perfect description!! Also loving Olive's Lorde fanmail, your girl is the cutest.

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness! The card to Lorde. So ridiculously cute.
Those flowers are gorgeous too.

Jess | Malt Memories.

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Love the flowers too so pretty!

Imogen Eve said...

What a beautiful week.

k said...

great post! Had fun reading it :P

my blog ♥

k said...

great post! Had fun reading it :P

my blog ♥

Unknown said...

Such vibrant photos, makes me long for summer here!

Rachel said...

Oh gosh those gums! Glorious!


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