We found a little river and recharged our souls for the afternoon. I grabbed my phone and captured a couple of moments to make as lasting memories.
We threw pebbles, rocks and sticks into the water, well anything the kids could get their hands on really. Grass, leaves and dirt were also collected and thrown into the river. It was just fun watching the river swallow it.
There were little tracks to tip toe on, long grass to lie in and the trees were so majestic.
We put the kids on our laps and let them take turns at driving. My phone went flat at this point and the charger was broken in the car but Bridies smile was so beautiful as she was in control of the steering wheel.
Narah's joyous little spirit cam pouring out and Balun found peace just being here.
I love our drives together.
A beautiful girl makes her way across town with hair wrapped in roses and the sun following her every step. The glow that radiated from her as she carries her first born child was just lovely, a little bit magical and a whole lot of beautiful.
Ange, her husband Shane, their dog Dodge and Ange's family all gathered together today to support these parents to be. The family stood at a distance watching Ange wander around and then they couldn't help but all gather together on top of this hill and connect, laugh and of course touch that beautiful baby bump.
I was so grateful to be capturing forever memories in their moments that afternoon.
We got lost in the country on the weekend.
I am so grateful that I get to play with these people. I love watching the kids play and discover new things.
Welcoming our new little baby into the family has been beautiful.
There has been many moments that have filled me with joy and many moments my eyes filled with tears.
There have been moments that I have felt overwhelmed, frightened, exhausted but that little voice inside creeps up and speaks to me. It never shouts, only whispers and tells me " I can do this".
It was a gentle reminder to nurture and love these little people around me and most importantly not to forget myself and to remember the beauty and love that surrounds me.
So on this day, I asked Craig to take us for a drive, I grabbed my camera after many months of not picking it up and clicked, just clicked capturing my delicious children creating their magic in the sweetest grass, under an apricot coloured sky and the cold autumn air kissing our skin.
On Sunday afternoon I got to spend a little bit of time on top of a big hill with this lovley family.
Mitchell, who was quiet, beautiful and shared some lovely intimate moments between his mum and many playful times with his dad. Mitchell's eyes were deep and dark and always looking straight at me with his head slightly tilted, he was just delightful to capture.
Erin was full of smiles and laughter, she would spin around with her dad or climb on his back and whisper in her mums ear. I loved her missing teeth and fun personality.
Their mum and dad were kind and gentle and a pleasure to be around.
There was a big storm cloud hovering above us but it let a little bit of sunlight through to allow me to capture a few special moments between this family.
Here are a couple of photos..
I met 2 girls on the weekend and the one thing that stood out the most was that their love is set in stone and nothing could break them apart.
A mother and her daughter sat in the long grass, walked along a quiet dirt road, felt the warm sun against their skin and they even turned the music up from the car and they danced together amongst the butterflies.
I am sure when these two met for the first time they smiled, their love felt true and I am sure this love is engraved deep in their hearts.
It was once again a pleasure to capture little moments of happiness between people and I just couldn't get enough of little Ellie, her delicious skin, her beautiful smile and delightful energy.
I hope these pictures make you smile as I was behind the camera.
There is a little girl, well not so little anymore as she is approaching 10.
This beautiful girl is my daughter and it never tires when I say my daughter, such special words.
When this little darling rises each morning it brings me to smile, it excites Narah, Balun moves over to her and is eager to play with her and her Dad's heart melts a little.
Each person brings a little magic into this world and I am so very happy that I get to be sprinkled with hers each day.
I make sure I get a moment with her before she sleeps each night and these moments never disappoint.
I love you dear Bridie, you hold your thoughts close, you spread your love far, you make us laugh, you are endearing and precious.
I love your wonder and spirit and please continue to spread your wings and fly to where that lovely heart pulls you.
My littlest boy turns two in only a couple of days and "oh my darling I love your way, our joyous way".
My moon shines a little brighter, my days a little warmer and today when you rested your little head on my shoulder as I sang to you in the shower, how you wore flowers in your hair as we shopped so you could be like Baba your big sister and how we ditched our plans today so we could just be together is the reason I am so blessed to be a mum, your mum.
You never hesitate and your knowing to be you, watching that might to follow that mighty heart of yours inspires me, your Dad and your two best friends Bridie and Balun.
I love breathing your skin, watching you breath and I am madly in love with you.
I was when I found out you chose me to blossom and grow and when you laid on my chest for the first time.
I want to take this space, this moment to tell you I love your little ways everyday.