Tuesday, September 16, 2014

all about evie...

Lately we have been...


Enjoying babychinos...



Starting daycare...


Celebrating a round of first birthdays with our lovely mothers group buddies...



Playing with birthday gifts...


Spending a wonderful Father's Day with this one's favourite person...

It really has been All About Evie! Starting daycare has been a big change - the tiny one has taken to it well it would seem. She has always been an independent little creature, and this whole venture seems right up her alley. 

Although I am not returning to work until next February, I'm glad we are having this slow easing-in period - more for my own sense of self, rediscovering who I am as an individual, not just as Mum. I am someone who is generally quite resistant to change, but this whole parenthood thing has really helped me to relax and ease up a bit - here's to the next chapter!
xoxo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

fit for a princess...

The nursery has been a work in progress - I love to rearrange it, move things around, V finds it hilarious (it was worse when I was pregnant and nesting!) And I have had so much fun this past week incorporating all of the lovely birthday presents!

Evie-girl received some truly beautiful and unique gifts - I certainly have girlfriends with amazing taste...


My old Ted retains his key place on top of the bureau - the kiddo adores him, but doesn't get to play with him much unfortunately as he is extremely fragile, and "gentle" is a relatively new word in Evie's vocabulary...


Backpack from Country Road
"Wild Thing" crown from Hubble&Duke
Collette Dinnigan for Target tutu
Target Slipper chair


Absolutely adore the cot!


Gorgeous Maileg bunny was a gift from a family friend
The Hans Christian Anderson fairytales were mine, from a Danish friend
My parents bought Evie the marionette from Poland, the week after she was born!




My lovely sister gave me these two prints from Tassie at my baby shower - apparently one of them bears a freakish resemblance to me! 
The felt ball garland is by Felt Foxes.
V picked the owls from the Canberra Bus Depot markets when I was pregnant. The colours aren't "right" but I adore them, and that he went out and found them for our wee girl ❤️

Very much looking forward to doing her "proper" room once our place is complete!
xoxo

Saturday, September 6, 2014

in absentia...

Salutations and hello! Yes, I am still alive - just, sometimes it feels haha

We have had a lot going on lately - life has been wonderfully busy and fun, but we have also had a rather stressful, negative incident to deal with, I won't bore you with the specifics. We are all well and healthy, happy as a family as always - and we will bumble our way through this, with the help of the experts. But it's taken up rather a lot of time and headspace. But it's in the hands of the gods now, and no point worrying about what cannot be controlled.

V has been working away during the week a fair bit, luckily he is often at a site that is driving distance for the kiddo and I. The other week, we drove to Orange to spend a few nights, we had a blast!


Having way too much fun at the Orange mall...


Coffee and furry new friends at Bills Beans...


Dinner at the impeccable Rocking Horse lounge - someone was rather taken with the titular horse!


Some sustenance grabbed at 2337 at Glenwood on the drive home

Evie turned out to be a champion traveller, and slept, read and played the entire way. Gives me confidence to venture further afield next time!

My sister and her family came up from Tassie for E's birthday party. It was such a lovely thing for them to come all the way, and so amazing to catch up. They are there until November and we miss them like crazy! Need to get ourselves down there for a mini-break I think...


Cousin love ❤️


We have been attending the round of mothers group first birthday parties, and loving it! My daughter has received more social invites than I have this year!


Father's Day brunch with Totoro...

I remember promising a nursery tour over a year ago now, before Evie arrived, and I have yet to deliver! It's been a work in progress and I am rather obsessed with rearranging it, much to V's great amusement. I promise some photos during the week!


A little taste...

Thanks to all who are still reading, for your patience, and kind messages. Here's to a good week, month, rest of the year!
xoxo

Thursday, September 4, 2014

twelve months of evie...

Our little girl turned one this week. I cannot believe we have survived a whole year of parenthood! More importantly, so has she!


We had a party...


The cake was a definite highlight - Faye Cahill did an amazing job!


Let's face it, the first few birthday parties are more for the parents...


Making meowsic - someone was very spoilt with many lovely gifts


This past year has at once been the shortest and the longest year of my life. It feels as though it has passed in the blink of an eye, and yet I almost cannot remember a time before our little Evelyn May was in our lives.


Happy first birthday to my tiny human, my heart's delight
xoxo

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

pretty little things...


I have been so enjoying my weekly barre Pilates class of a Monday morning ��


Always followed by a coffee!


While this one hangs out with her nana for an hour - not sure which of them enjoys it more!


Treated myself to some lovely blooms from my local flower spot...



Evie has started music classes and is loving them it would seem...


Fun in the sun at mothers group today...


We are having Faye Cahill make Evelyn's birthday cake (let's face it, I'm hardly able for that LOL) - tossing up between something like this...


Or this. Obviously in pink rather than blue �� 


How gorgeous is this month's Vogue cover? Sarah en pointe ❤️


Have been enjoying some early nights with a jasmine tea and my book...


Hot water bottle optional, but most definitely desirable in this weather!

Night
xoxo