Another kind of life?

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju, Mowgli and Coco: All in absolute bliss playing in the beautiful white sands of Currarong Beach (Jervis Bay) on a drive from Sydney to Melbourne.    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what kind of life I want for my children….

47/52: Mo Bro’s & Mo Sistas

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Coco: Looks like a 70’s porn star Juju: Rather excited by her furry addition Mowgli: Crooked ‘mo   My beautiful friend, Emelia, brought some ‘mo love to our house last week. “It’s Mo-vember” she proclaimed to the kids, as she pulled out a…

44/52: Play-Doh Fetish

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Mowgli:Our little larrikin. When he’s not whingeing, he’s always trying to make us laugh. Juju: Star obsessed in a new tutu.  Coco: Play-Doh and dressups.     There’s no such thing as a quiet game of Play-Doh in our house. While their Papa lay…

35/52: The Devils Marbles

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Rock collecting.  Mowgli and Coco: Full of beans and up to no good.    North of Alice Springs, the highway passes close to The Devils Marbles, a famous rock formation that’s right up there with Uluru. The local Warumungu Aboriginals call them Karlu…

34/52: Peacock Digs

 “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Coco: Digging in socks… The twins have been wearing odd socks for months – usually their sister’s pink hand-me-downs. I really need to buy some new ones. Juju: I’m not sure why she put a bucket on her head. But it kept her…

32/52: Outback Roadhouse

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Rock collecting beside the Sturt Desert Peas Mowgli and Coco: Lego buddies    As we cruised along the Stuart Highway through the centre of Australia, outback roadhouses were our oases of food, fuel and accommodation. The distances between them are several hundred…

33/52: Camels at Uluru

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Mowgli: With Coober, named after Cooberpedy. Juju: She named her camel Princess Aurora, of course. Coco: He wouldn’t stop feeding dirt to his camel, Hercules. We couldn’t resist a short camel ride at The Red Centre, the only paid tourist thing we’ve done…

31/52: Dirt and Wind

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Coco: My little street urchin. I can’t seem to get him out of the dirt.  Mowgli: Taking in the views from a higher perch. Juju: Hating the wind at Mungo National Park.       Joining in on Jodi’s 52 Project. 

30/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Juju: She couldn’t have been happier prancing in her pink frock and collecting rocks. The only time she’s let me wash her princess” dress on this road trip was when she accidentally peed on it. Mowgli: My sweet but stubborn little boy who’s…

29/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Mowgli: That outfit! One sock, a tutu and a bulldozer toy Juju: In bliss in her “tent” Palace, pretending to be Princess Aurora Coco: I’m not sure how he got his hands on two ginger bread men! I love that my boys are…

28/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”   Coco: That cheeky smile… Mowgli: “Hop” Juju: “Argh, a monster is chasing me”   Our twins spend a lot of their day laughing. When they’re not clinging to my ankles or fighting over toys, they can be found giggling in a corner…

Three / 52

‘Three favourites from The 52 Project Somehow we are half way through the year already, and half way through The 52 Project! Looking back to pick my three favourite photos of Coco, Mowgli and Juju, I couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed out how quickly the time is going. My babies are growing up too quickly.