Monday, June 11, 2012

birthday time

it was my birthday yesterday, so to celebrate i lazed about in bed for an hour, (best use of time ever - don't be too jealous), before making our way over to st.kilda for lunch at restaurant mirka. every single time i go there i am knocked out by how stunning the dining room is & how good the food is. i told the husband that my lunch was so good, i felt sorry for him for not having what i had & he said the same thing back to me. the food is really that good that everyone feels like they've ordered the best dish on the menu. anyway it was nice to be back in the hood, dining in one of melbourne's most beautiful rooms, across the road from our old apartment where so many good things happened. we might not live across the street any more, but we're back with an entourage of two lovable* little monsters. my birthday present from the husband this year is kind of spectacular, so i'll post that next. let me just say it has required painting our entire back living area, which may or may not take til xmas to finish.

*mostly. charlie wasn't looking so lovable when we first sat down, but the fast thinking husband hailed a waiter to put some bread down in front of monster number 2 & all was good after that.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

charlie's 21 month portrait

charlie, charlie, charlie. funny little boy. i wasn't sure how to encourage charlie to stay on the eames rocker for longer than 10 seconds, but it was a stroke of genius* that made me think of this old blue alarm clock. i wound up the alarm & set it to go off, not sure whether it would make him laugh or cry honestly, but being the little bulldozer he is, he loved it. really loved it! the last photo gives you an idea of what he thinks of me and the camera in his face. again with the camera mummy? really? just as well he's a little mummy's boy & thinks i'm ace regardless.

*yeah it happens every now and then. don't be a doubter :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

yarraville festival

while i'm playing catch up, i thought i'd post these photos from the yarraville festival. you can tell it was a few months ago by the sunshine. i gotta say i was loving the pop-up park out the front of the sun theatre, then just like that, it was gone. anyway, the festival.. i met the husband & mirka there with charlie. charlie saw his daddy & mirka saw her mummy. big hugs all round. nothing like a little person's reaction to make you feel like a rock star! mirka spotted the merry-go-round swing thing & really, really wanted a go.. let's just say the first time around was all smiles, but by revolution number 20, i recognised that rigid body language and dropped facial expression; well i knew the feeling. poor little girl was stuck on there until it stopped and she knew it, but our little trooper was very brave! we got to climb up & have a seat in a real fire truck afterwards, so all was shortly forgotten and our day was back on track. think i may have enjoyed clambering up into the fire truck just a little more than mirka.. or was that just because the firemen were flirting with all the mamas? hello ladies!

Friday, June 1, 2012

did y'all think i was dead?

did y'all think i was dead? uh-uh i'm not dead; just lost my bloggin' mojo for a while, which not surprisingly seemed to go hand in hand with being crazy-time-busy at work. trying to finish a project and get it out to tender a couple of months ago was epic. the project wasn't that big or complicated, but it was the first real project i've done on archicad & in my new office & i seemed to be sucked into a time warp.. what felt like 15 minutes in the office was 5 hours in the outside world. needless to say the husband was not happy with me disappearing on weekends to "just quickly finish a drawing".. famous last words! i'm still not sure why it took so long to wrap it all up, but it did, and all before we went away on holiday to new orleans for close to a month. a whole month people. one glorious, sunny, silly happy month together & now i have to get back to normal life? huh? how do i do that? anyways, i wasn't sure exactly how to start back in this here space, so thought i'd share some more chalkboard scribbles with y'all. don't judge. i said they're squiggles. so before we left, we made a big count down board to get the kiddyliwinks excited & part of that was talking about where we were going, what we would do & where we would stay. just a little holiday shack. nothin' special. just a whole corner apartment in the heart of the french quarter with our very own wrap around balcony and this was my chalky squiggle at explaining what houses are like in new orleans. apparently it wasn't complete without fireworks, as added by mirka & charlie. 

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