Sunday, September 19, 2010


so i took this picture of our beautiful liquid amber when i started maternity leave...

next thing you know, I look up and see this!

where did all that time go?
must have something to do with this...

here is toby contemplating his new red shoes - ok, socks pretending to be shoes (do you think I could get away with that?)
nb. small cut inbetween eyes is self inflicted. honest.
nb2. notice he is in a tshirt! it is warming up finally.

Monday, September 13, 2010

backyard wildlife

This blue tounge has been keeping toby and i company in the backyard the last few days. Isn't she lovely? (i'm pretty sure she's a she).

Monday, September 06, 2010

father's day

Toby and I tried to frame his footprints for Dad for Father's Day.
We attempted this while home alone on Saturday night (right before bath/bed time)...
Result? two big blue smudges on the page, toby almost resembling a little smurf and a slightly disappointed dad :(

note: dad did get to go out saturday night and sleep in sunday morn!

Friday, July 09, 2010

photo of the week

An angel in the form of my mum has been staying with us for the last two weeks helping out with Toby and making sure we eat! I think it has allowed me to get a grasp on sanity. I hope.
Anyway, here is a pic of Toby learning how to read.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

photo of the week

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

photo of the week (so far)

i am well aware that in a few weeks/months i will look back on this photo and wonder what possessed me to take a photo of my washing!
but, this is what its all about at the moment and I am keeping it real - and well, arent they cute?! and its not like this is the highlight of my week really, i could have taken a photo of umm....getting the car seat fitted or the queue at target orr, oh yeah, how we got talked into buying 10kg of potatoes at the market on sunday (that i now get to transform into meals before they sprout).....well, yes - its a different type of exciting compared to say, travelling around turkey.
anyway, more about washing! it is recommended that you wash all clothes/bedding/etc before they come into contact with that sensitive newborn skin, so I am trying to get through it. Luckily most of baby hudsons stuff is secondhand so doesnt require washing.
It hasnt been great weather for washing lately, but today is the best day of a bad lot so out it goes.

things i am loving at the moment:
the black keys
cloud control

ok, that should be bands. music, as usual, is keeping me sane.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

37 weeks

this shot is slightly contrived. i thought i could, but i cant actually see my toes.
well, i can if i lean over a bit (they are just visible in this shot if you look closely).
i am now on day 4 (!) of maternity leave. It is an extremely weird world to be in. full on limbo. yesterday i actually went into work?!
tomorrow i find out if my body is working properly and i can deliver this baby the normal way (my placenta is close to the escape route for those who want to know!). i am not used to my body letting me down so it has been something to come to terms with. many people (men generally) think this an amazingly fortunate position to be in, but most women know better. anyway, fingers crossed.
i just had a bit of a depressing moment - the sun came out for the first time this week - and my first thought? yay, i can do the clothes washing. oh god.
anyway, i'm off to indulge in a bit of pampering (its not all bad! ;)

oh - i thought i might try to post a (daily/weekly?) shot of my life. here - the backyard in its wet autumn glory & me trying to be a bit arty.