Each January I set myself the challenge of taking one photo a day of my children. See the images I took in 2016 here.
Rifling through my box of sparkly, shiny earrings.
Exploring where she shouldn't.
Big and small.
First trip to the movies. Popcorn and sweets a happy child make.
One tired baby, one last look at the light before the curtains are drawn and sleep takes her.
I told her that penguins love fish. So she tempted this one with hers. The penguin tried to eat it through the glass.
Perfect weather. A perfect beach. A perfect day for two little people who will dream tonight of salt, sand and tiny little fish.
Today we practiced jumping. On all the beds in the house.
A trip to the zoo put a smile on this face for most of the afternoon.
A few months ago, you would't go near the water without me or your dad by your side. Tonight, you jumped in and swam all by yourself. I was so proud.
If there was an award for eating, she would hold it. These strawberries stood no chance.
Watermelon, watermelon. I love you love watermelon.
She had a bath. Then she had dinner...
One long day. Two tired little bodies
Years ago, a family on our street set up a bench and a swing on their nature strip for everyone to use. We stop there almost every day on our way back home.
She got a yoyo for Christmas. But the string is longer than she is tall. So she practices on a chair.
Sometimes, when you look at me a certain way, I catch a brief glimpse of how you will look when you're older.
She loves to watch birds. And the tree outside this window is usually filled with them. But today was sweltering. And all the birds were gone.
This little baby didn't want to go to bed.
All she wanted from Santa was a stroller.
One last hurrah before bedtime.
This little mouth needed two little hamburgers.
A little person in a big world.
We went for a walk to a little forest. Usually, she loves to explore. But today she was very, very tired. And the forest was frightening.
It was far too late for her to be awake.
Today we went to the city. It was hot, so she spent the day playing in fountains. And then crawling. Soaking wet. She needed this bath.
Today was busy. So busy that I forgot to take a photo of you or your sister. But then you woke up hungry. So I got my photo. And I got to look at those big eyes while you drank your bottle.
It was way past her bedtime. But we were staying in the country, and she had spent the day swimming, befriending chickens, meeting a blue-tongue lizard, flying a kite and making pizza. And she was too excited to sleep. Instead, she practiced her jumping.
Climbing stairs is fun. Keeping her off ours is not possible. So, I'm trying to teaching her how to get down safely. However, it's usually more of a belly slide than a controlled descent.