feeling summer

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I hope you are having a truly great summer too.

 

Oh and before I forget, I made a little video from our three days sans baby. Take a look on vimeo. There’s a slight problem with the upload so give it time.

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odd ends

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1. Georgie’s godfather returns…

2. …bearing insanely good gifts from Russia.

3. Lily Rose’s reaction to home-baked cookies. She then proceeded to jump through the window.

4. Shadow selfie.

5. Shadow selfie with Lily.

6. Cyprus goes tropical with rain pouring from the sky. No complaints.

7.  Can’t beat summer in full swing either.

8. Summer nights with babies and ping pong.

9. The other Lily. Mwah!

The Parent Hood//04

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Last time we began with parenthood musings from Denmark. This time Finnish babies sleeping in cardboard boxes and the unbelievable gift packages ALL mothers receive from the government is inspiring.

A lengthy yet fascinating article on why all the cartoon mothers are dead.

Don’t praise them for being smart. Praise them for being hard workers. Where do you stand?

Embrace your baby weight, mamas!

Have you seen Breastmilk, the movie?

 

splat painting

DSC_0556 DSC_0562 DSC_0577 DSC_0583Our day was nearing the end and I had been toying with the idea of splat painting since the morning. I decided our cold concrete garden wall was in need of colour so Georgie and I headed out, armed with paints, soft balls and a roll of paper. Warning: this is extremely messy. It involves paint. Splatting. If you are game anyway, of course you don’t need a concrete wall to begin. Tape some paper on the wall or hang a big piece of cloth that needs cheering up. The end result is so good and it was fun for both of us. I think we’ll be doing it again soon but this time with another batch of colours.