Saturday, June 7, 2014

winter at the beach

Recently, Tim and I spent a glorious winter's day with friends.  This particular spot is one that - no matter what the day has brought so far - always makes me feel better.  And for once I took my camera with me.

Friday, May 30, 2014

winter sunshine

Our place is gloomy to say the least, and in summer almost no direct light makes its way in at all.  But just now, on the verge of wintertime, we get some afternoon rays into the kitchen.  I like how they make the colours glow - albeit faintly.

Monday, May 5, 2014

tree climbing

Here's Tim in the throes of his first ever tree climb. He'd never before come across one with branches so low to the ground, and I'm honestly not sure if he'd ever seen another kid climbing a tree (maybe on TV..?) so as far as he's concerned, he invented the sport. I think he delighted himself with his own audacity!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

eggs for decorating

From these photos, it might not be clear that Tim actually took quite an active part in decorating these eggs.  But the parts where he was involved were NOT the parts when I took out my camera - my hands were already full!  Tim was actually pretty good at handling the boiled eggs and dropping them carefully into the dye.  He was also in charge of deciding how much dye went in for each colour. I think he did well!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

a hobby

Nowadays, Tim has a hobby.  He really enjoys putting together these balsa wood models that come in kits (so far he has a pirate shipwreck and a jungle treehouse).  His favourite part by far is holding the instructions and telling Hayden and me what part to put on next.  We're pretty happy to take his direction.

turning three

For his third birthday, Tim requested the same cake as he had for his first.  And because Tim always gets what he wants ...

Friday, January 10, 2014

the best

Gently warmed by the afternoon sun, these New Zealand strawberries were perfectly ripe and delicious, straight from the field.

naked time

I've included this (naked) photo just as a bit of a marker of a big milestone of Tim's: toilet training.  It was Tim's sudden penchant for being naked whenever possible that lead him naturally and easily into using the potty.  I was (of course) very glad that we got through this process relatively painlessly.  But there it is - the real and final final end of his babyhood.  He's definitely a big little boy now.