Sunday, March 25, 2007

Angus and Julia Stone - April 11th - Zoo

I'm there ....with Rose...can't wait...

Smile Like You Mean It

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Climb On Board...

...the texture bandwagon...I did! It's a photogeek thing!!

Almost Autumn

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Lamby is near and dear to us all but of course he belongs to Mary-Ella. He arrived just days after she did (thanks Justin and Tracy!!) When he first joined the family his hair was so soft and his little cheeks had just a hint of colour.

Lamby is dear to me as he has been my most patient subject. Lamby helped me throught the introduction to manual exposure and for that he will always hold a place in my heart.

The Higgins Family loves you Lamby!!

(ps - I was recently informed that Lamby is actually a girl - of course when you belong to a five year old how could you be anything but?)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Her Royal Kittiness

Took these yesterday afternoon - she actually said "take photo mamma" - yeah!!!

That's my Kitty.

Two Wheels Today

And I guess if I blink it will be four wheels tomorrow.....

As you can see Mary-Ella said "good-bye" to training wheels. This age amazes me - so many new things to learn like tying shoelaces, blowing bubblegum bubbles, skipping rope, swinging on monkey bars and of course riding a two wheeler. All complex tasks - tasks that challenge but this kid is a determined little girl - she keeps at these things until she gets them just right.
I was preparing for some angst on her part - things come so easily to her and I thought this challenge might be the one that made her walk the hard road - but it was not too be....

Luke gave her the run and push and she just peddled her little heart out - perfect balance first time. She didn't have any major crashes which was amazing. The only thing that gave her any tears was a green ant bite - and who can blame her - they make me cry!!

Terrible pics - I know - but you can see the joy on her face and that is what really counts.

Now she just needs to learn to start herself and master the brake......I can almost hear the keys jangle.....

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Pie and Kitty

Pie and Papa

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy Little Vegemite

Here is Ava's litte vegemite face.Each day she asks me for a "meatymite poon" - so I get a small spoon and put a little vegemite on, she gets it all over her face.
When she is done she brings me the spoon and asks for.....

No - not more vegemite but peanut butter....

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Kiss Me Sister

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Bittersweet and the birthday bbq..

On Saturday we had a quiet little birthday bbq to mark Ava's second birthday.

Here she is playing with her Tinkerbell teaset from "the burgers."Cake time. These are just a few snaps that I got - no great portraits but they show her cute expressions. She was so excited when everyone hit the "Happy Birthday" high notes!!

I would never have finished the girl in the teepee cake if my sister wasn't there to help...I was ready to flatten it!!!
I can't believe my baby girl is two. I'm feeling sad to say goodbye to those baby ways - her sweet little chatter, her wonderful expressions, her cuddles and all those tiny little things that make her who she is right now.

I wish I could hang onto it for just that little bit longer.....

Being a mother is bittersweet.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Her Royal Kittiness Turns Two

March 8th - and Ava turns two - it's also International Women's Day (a great day for a girl to be born).I was hoping to get some great birthday shots - but Kitty wasn't workin' it - guess she figured it was her birthday and she was entitled not to have photos.

I hadn't planned for the ballons but we got them at the Luncheon we went to for International Women's Day - their was a guest speaker from a Woman's Mag discussing the achievements of women and celebrating the strength of women around the world.

It's also Kaitlin's birthday - Happy Birthday Katie!!!!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

No School Today

Mary-Ella was last to fall victim to the illness in the house. She spent the day at home in her jimjams with Kitty and I.
She's feeling better now :)

Monday, March 05, 2007

A Song I Love To Sing Loud....

....usually in my need fast lips to keep up.....

These guys are a UK outfit that I have been lovin'....the video is a tad weird and I will understand if you run away yelling "PINEAPPLE" (sorry and in joke...will link that next)

anyway this is just a crazy fun song that I dig...enjoy and feel free to comment that I'm a freak...

Look out that I have figured out how to link youtube I will be pushing all my fav tunes on you........

Meet Tamana - I'm a great-aunt

Sorry it's been awhile.
We've had some illness in the house.

Meet Tamana.
He's about 3 weeks in these pics - he was born 9lb 4 (Mary-Ella weighed the same when she was born) and he was such a happy little baby.

And here he is with his MamaHe was awake for the first part of the session but he fell asleep later on....i love sleepy baba's...

I havent' finished proofing yet....hopefully I will get a chance to share more sometime soon...