Sunday, March 3, 2013

February








"A Portrait of my children once a month, every month, in 2013" via Che and Fidel

Oh February, you are such a tricksy month! The beginning of the new school year brings so much change and excitement with new routines and activities. If you have danced this dance before you know it is going to take a good month to get into the swing of things before everyone is fully up to speed with what's going on - which day to catch the bus home, which day is library day, news day, kinder day, swimming. If Mummy forgets to pop the slow cooker on in preparation for a busy Thursday afternoon then things can turn pear-shaped very quickly. February is the month where you realise whether or not you have bitten off more than you can chew. If you have then there is absolutely nothing you can do except chew like crazy until the end of term and re-jig things the following term. This year, I think I may have finally, finally found just the right balance and we are managing to find a decent amount of quiet time during the weekdays. 

Eleanor: Back into the new School Year.
Charles: Admiring the boats at The Wooden Boat Festival.
George: Mr Serious.
Noah: "Another feather for your collection Mum".
Flynn: 3 Months old, here mesmerised by the Oak Tree canopy above.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Mel x

January Portraits.




25 comments :

  1. oh mel, quietly I could not be happier that February is over with! It is the tricky month, the month when it all happens and the year is in proper swing! I'd like to think I havn't bitten off more than I can chew but I think I'll need March to assess that! I love your images Mel, you children are beautiful and you have a magical way of capturing something unique in all! Have a wonderful week and enjoy that balance and quiet times too xx

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  2. You really do have the most adorable children Mel :)

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  3. hi mel...feb is crazy isn't it....we in the swing of things now so fingers crossed it stays that way till at least easter....which of course is just around the corner.....your kidlets are so sweet....what beautiful eyelashes they all have x

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  4. My Feb has been horrid. Fingers crossed March is better. I collect feathers as well. x

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  5. Lovely photos yet for the month of February.
    How are you displaying the collection of feathers?
    x

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    1. I've plonked them into a glass vase until I get around to doing something else with them. I was wanting to make a mobile out of some, maybe bunting too, the kids were keen on making some dream catchers and I've seen some ideas that make me think sticking them onto a wall would be nice.....any other ideas?

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  6. Beautiful photos of your beautiful children. Their eyes are gorgeous, all of them. I feel like February was hard also, hopefully everything will settle this month. xo

    www.twinsplusonemumma.com

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  7. Your kids are so cute! I always forget February is shorter so I'm always surprised when its suddenly march.

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  8. Wow you are so lucky to have such beautiful, creative children. I'm super glad February is over, I feel like March is the month in which the dust settles.

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  9. You are so right (even sans kids), February is definitely tricksy and I totally agree that you know by then whether you've bitten off more than you can chew! I'm definitely feeling I have bitten more than I can stomach right now, but fingers crossed things will settle in a few weeks!

    Hope you guys are doing ok in all the post-February craziness xx

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  10. Dear Mel, your children are a beautiful bunch. How do you get them to stand still long enough to get such lovely photos? My little girl is almost 3 and I am damned if I can get her to stand still for any length of time! My husband bought me a Nikon D5000 a while ago so I really need to get off my bum and start using it, if I can get the subject matter to stand in one spot!
    On another note, I really hope you don't mind me asking. Would it be possible for you to email and let me know your Hobart obstetrician? He sounds fantastic from what you've written about him. We found out today we've having our second baby and I'd prefer to use a private obstetrician this time, rather than midwives only. My email is stella.danielle@gmail.com
    Hope you're enjoying the lovely Autumn weather in Hobart - my favourite time of the year! However I confess to wishing the days would start to cool down.

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    1. Hi Stella, for every clear photo there are a bunch of blurry ones as the boys don't sit still for more than a few seconds! I think the manual settings are much better for avoiding the blur. And I generally take photos while they are doing something so they don't know I'm photographing them because if they see the camera they go a bit silly with their superhero poses. But CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!!! Will e-mail you about the obstetricians :-) Mel x

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  11. We used to call it 'really knowing you are alive'! x

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  12. Beeeeeautiful photos Mel. All such delightful little faces. Yes, February was certainly a time of great change around here too. And I get that feeling of biting off more than I can chew much of the time also... though I think you might have a tad more on your plate with your 5 than I do with my 2. Enjoy that quiet time when it comes xoxo

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  13. Beautiful portraits Mel, they all look so full of concentration. Hope you've all had a great weekend. x

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    1. Thanks Jay! Think I might get them smiling next month :-D Mel x

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  14. Lovely lovely pics Mel, your children are beautiful. Good to hear you are not having to chew excessively, I am looking forward to swimming lessons finishing at the end of term, should mean I can I can save my fast chewing for getting through the reno. mel x

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  15. Beautiful photos and you also summed up February so well.....it really is a tricky month with so much to get organised and in routine.

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  16. Lovely photos. We will be down that way soon ourselves. Yippeee!

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  17. Hello Mel! Thanks for popping over to Thriftwood and a very warm welcome to you! I'm going to grab a cup of tea and have a browse through your blog if that's ok? Love that your little baby is called Flynn ... It was my Mam's maiden name, and my sister and I always wish we'd called one of our children by that name.


    Love Claire xxx

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  18. Glad you are getting the balance right, fantastic photos! :) x

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  19. Gorgeous pictures - especially George with his dandelion, that's beautiful. x

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  20. Gee, your photography skills are improving so rapidly, Me l- a joy to behold. J x

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  21. These are beautiful Mel, you've captured your children so perfectly, love Posie

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