‘Fun’

The prompt for this week is ‘fun’. When we go to the park our dog Poppy often hides under the pram. On this occasion my son Jeremy got under the pram with her. Why did he do this?  Just for fun! :-)

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Melinda

Linking with Finding Myself Young for 52 weeks of memories

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By |March 1st, 2014|Photography|0 Comments|

‘Love’

The prompt for this week is ‘love’ and I have chosen a photo of my son Elliott having a cuddle with his Julie-ma (my mum). Elliott is looking quite serious because he has just woken from his nap. Both my boys just love their Julie-ma and she is crazy about them too!

 

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 Melinda

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By |February 19th, 2014|Photography|1 Comment|

‘Food’

The prompt for this week is ‘food’ and I have chosen a photo of Elliott eating yoghurt. Yoghurt is definitely his favourite food at the moment along with custard – already displaying a bit of a sweet tooth. I never really get over how messy babies are when they are eating. Elliott is always getting food in his hair!

 

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Melinda

Linking with Finding Myself Young for 52 weeks of memories and My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

 

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By |February 12th, 2014|Photography|3 Comments|

‘Hug’

The prompt for this week is ‘hug’. I wasn’t able to capture a photo of a hug this week so instead I have decided use a photo from my wedding day in August 2013. I really love this photo of my son and I having a hug. Hope you like it too.

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Melinda

Linking with Finding Myself Young for 52 weeks of memories and  My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

 

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By |February 5th, 2014|Photography|6 Comments|

An alphabetical list of motherly advice

Always know you are loved.
Be brave.
Challenge yourself.
Drink plenty of water.
Have Empathy.
Find what you are passionate about.
Go and see the world.
Have fun.
Invest in your imagination.
Just be yourself.
Be Kind.
Laugh.
Make mistakes – it is part of learning.
Never say never.
Be Open minded.
Be Positive.
Ask Questions.
Relax.
Support each other.
Trust yourselves.
Be Understanding.
Venture into situations that may be out of your comfort zone.
Wishes can come true.
Be eXcited by life.
Say Yes.
Time Zooms by – be present.52770741_8668d7e7a9_m

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Melinda
By |February 1st, 2014|Family, Parenting|1 Comment|

First day of school

9:30 am

It is Jeremy’s first day of school today. He was up, dressed and ready by 6:30am. Very excited especially because his dad was coming down from the country to see him off. I decided to make pancakes as a breakfast treat. Probably a bad idea as by the time we all sat down to eat Jeremy’s nerves had kicked in and he wasn’t hungry. Luckily he’d had an Up & Go earlier. After a few photos we all walked over to the school just 100 metres away. Super handy! Feeling super proud and excited for my big school boy.

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2:00pm
Well the first day of school is over and appears to have gone pretty well. He had a short day today and finished at 1:30. Jeremy described the day, classroom and other children as “good”. He informs me he spent the day playing inside & outside. Sounds good to me.

We have started a new first day of the school year tradition – Ice creams from the milk bar. Also as soon as we got home I asked Jeremy to take his lunch box out of his bag and put his bag away. Hoping to safe myself years of frustration.

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By |January 31st, 2014|Family|0 Comments|

‘Smile’

The prompt for this week is ‘smile’. I just love Elliott’s toothy smile and nothing makes him happier at the moment than practising his standing. He is very determined and I am sure he will be walking soon. In this photo he is being helped by his great grandmother (Nonna).

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Linking with Finding Myself Young for 52 weeks of memories and  My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

 

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By |January 29th, 2014|Photography|9 Comments|

Interview with a (my) five year old

I decided to interview my five year old son Jeremy. He was happy to oblige and answered my questions quite succinctly. Not sure where the idea to holiday in Brazil came from but I’m thinking it was probably Peppa Pig.

Alan works in software development but is quite a handy man at home so I’m sure that’s where the spanners came from. I wasn’t surprised to find that he wants to be a fireman or that his perfect day would involve train rides and eating cake.

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The Questions:

How old is Mum?  

32

How old is Alan? 

33

What is Alan’s job? 

Working with spanners.

How old do you have to be to drive a car? 

10

When Juliema (grandma) babysits, where do you think Mum and Alan are?

 Out where you want to go.

What does your brother do to annoy you?

 Elliott annoys me when he is crying when I am in bed and trying to sleep.

Where would you like to go on holiday?

 Brazil.

Where do babies come from?

Tummies.

How much money should the Tooth Fairy leave per tooth?

 One dollar.

If you were a Mum what would you let your children do that I don’t?

Do anything that they want to do. But no driving cars.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A fireman.

What does mum always say to you?

‘No’.

What would your perfect day be like?

We would play lots of games outside and play hopscotch and eat cake and go on the train to the city.

 

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Melinda
By |January 27th, 2014|Family, Parenting|4 Comments|

Writing Prompt: ‘she had the last laugh’

He left her with nothing. She had been the ideal wife but now he had a younger model. What a fall.

She moved in with her ageing parents, their apartment was small and musty. But they were happy to have her and she was grateful.

On a whim she bought the lottery ticket. She knew the chances of winning were nearly nil. Still a little glimmer of hope as she waited for numbers to appear on the small TV.

They were all there and the $20 million 1st division prize was hers.

And then she just started to laugh.

 

This was written for this week’s 100 Words on Saturday at The Write Tribe.

 

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Melinda
By |January 26th, 2014|Writing|6 Comments|

52 WEEKS OF MEMORIES

I have decided to take part in the weekly photography challenge over at Finding Myself Young. You can check out the weekly prompts here.

I am a few weeks behind so will just start with week three. The prompt for this week is ‘play’ and I am posting a photo of my two sons playing on the tractor my older son Jeremy got for Christmas.

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Linking with Finding Myself Young for 52 weeks of memories.

 

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Melinda
By |January 25th, 2014|Photography|4 Comments|