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When your mom just wants to get a good photo of you and your brother in your matching outfits but you are furious that you are wearing your shoes and not your brother’s shoes.
Occasionally immediately after she wakes, but usually sometime soon after breakfast, Lyddie starts demanding, “Charlie clothes.”
This means she wants to get dressed in Charlie’s clothes.
Literally Charlie’s clothes.
Size 5 boys clothes.
I am not phased by the gender thing.  Tee shirts and shorts are read more

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More holiday snaps.
I remember spending entire summers in the pool…these two will stay in the water until their lips are blue and their fingers are wrinkled!
We got back from one holiday and my husband and kids went on another holiday!
They headed up the coast while I stayed behind in Brisbane to work.
I thought about commuting back and forth but it seemed like a perfect time to divide and conquer.
I had been trying unsuccessfully to wean Lydia and it seems that read more

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As happy as a pig in mud.
Ahh.  Holidays.  Popsicles (or beer, depending on your age) every afternoon!
We just got back from a week down the coast.
We went away before Christmas last year and are already making plans to go away before Christmas next year.
We have all come to cherish this newly formed family tradition.

I like it because it means that Christmas is mostly organised before we go…the shopping is done, the menu is planned, the tree is decorated, the presents read more

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Hide and seek.
Trying to determine if he can fit under the cabinet…he could.
Her face when I found her…she has “hiding” on the floor.
Hide and seek is very popular these days.
Of course with a  five year old and a two year old, the way the game is played varies and the rules are somewhat fluid.
Charlie tries to find clever places to hide and is happy to wait to be found.
Lyddie hides in plain sight and will start calling to the seeker soon after they reach their count of ten.  And when read more

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A sick day.
Can you see that little ponytail?
I’m back!
How I have missed this project!
My camera broke soon after we got back from the States…and it took me ten weeks to get it fixed!  It was one of those errands that I kept putting off as I thought it would be tricky to take the kids with me to the camera shop…I had visions of me trying to ask questions while they tried to pull lenses down from the shelves.  But it turns out I was in and out of the shop in about five minutes!  My lens was broken, repairing read more