Joining Amanda at Habit of Being for "Weekending"
She had just thrown her whole cheese sandwich to the ducks.
Well it kind of plopped about half a metre away from her feet and swilled around :)
Then she wobbled ever so slightly and plopped herself right next to it :)
I love one year olds.
If the girls can find something to climb, they will climb it :)
Matilda is my little dreamer. She loves to live in her own quiet world of imagination.
I love this picture of her. I love the way her gold green eyes gaze off to faraway places.
Yesterday we took a trip to the beach.
It was lovely and warm with a cool gentle breeze blowing salty through the air.
The girls love searching for beautiful shells and stones and digging boats shapes into the sand.
It was perfect kite flying weather!
This little lady is becoming such a character! She loves to do everything the other girls are doing and get herself really involved in whatever the activity of the moment is. She took her trench digging very seriously indeed!
She also loves my sunglasses... and everyone elses shoes and hats, much more than her own of course :)
The girls played in the waves till their lips were purple!
Emmy is a strong swimmer and she went really far out. So far that I got a little worried. Especially when she started swimming back and I could hardly see her as she dipped in and out of the waves.
She is becoming more and more independent now and I know this is natural and good.
I have to let her become who she needs to become by allowing her to explore what she needs to explore.
I have to trust that God created her to be who she is for a reason. And she is a lover of the outdoors and someone who loves sports such as caving, hiking, climbing, abseiling, parachuting, wild swimming, kayaking and camping.
I love that she loves these things. I know that each one of the girls will find their own path and little by little they will become their own unique and wonderful person with their own unique and wonderful life.
That is both a deeply exciting and somewhat emotional thing for a Mama to embrace.
We are still enjoying our lazy Summer. I think today will be a quiet day of washing towels, hoovering sand, warm baths and garden play.