Her new smile.
While her baby brother is just getting new teeth, this little lady is losing them and moving on to her 'grown up' set. How is this possible?!
There were a lot of wild lions, ferocious tigers and scary bears roaming around at Enlighten -
unfortunately poor Eli got attacked by one, though he fought it off bravely!
Ok, ok, this is actually make up done by a clever young woman at Questacon who was doing free gruesome special effects makeup. One kid got a bullet wound on her temple!! We got quite a few concerned looks as we wandered around and people caught a glimpse of my angelic little man's face so cruelly bismirched. Mark and I had to have several *slightly louder than usual* conversations with each other 'oh, isn't his facepaint marvellous and my oh my how realistic' so no one would call child services!!! ;)
When a food item does not please him, he tosses it from the tray with the most cavalier flick of the wrist you ever did see. The clincher is when he follows this up by peering at you (or the food), wagging his teeny little finger and saying solemnly 'No, no'.
It is very hard not to laugh!!
(Yeah. this is how the baby of the family ends up totally spoilt, I realise!!)
Here he is wagging that cheeky, beautiful little finger at food just 'mysteriously' flung to the floor.
Ummm... let's go ahead and say that's a no to a beard, ok, Honey??
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014.
More highlights from the week that was...
|preparing the very first 'tooth fairy' delivery. couldn't resist adding a teeny tiny note :) |
she asked me to be sure to dress up in wings and fairy outfit too, haha!
|enchanted at enlighten.|
for the first time we visited the beautiful light projections and night festival of Enlighten around Canberra's parliamentary triangle. an incredible night, with thousands of people buzzing around soaking up the magical atmosphere. galleries all open (and free!) till 11pm, all kinds of things to see and do and engage with. we had such a blast, the kids were in awe and we already can't wait to return next year... I think we will have to go twice! just another thing I love about this city!
|the budding photographer had to make a few 'captures'!|
|daddy and his mini-me|
|eli's impression of his scream when a tiger attacked him!|
|oh, what a night!|
|the 'projections' on the galleries around the Parliamentary triangle were simply stunning and so fascinating!|
they changed every few minutes - a transitory canvas. this here is the Portrait Gallery
|the fire garden in front of the High Court|
|the National Gallery, images taken from the current Incas exhibition. |
Eli gasped and said 'Look at the moon!!'
|Old Parliament House, all decked out!|
|these boots were made for walking (in winter style)!|
|he was utterly thrilled to find this little hiding spot beneath some shrubs. tucked away inside, in a world of his own.|
|lily makes a food delivery|
|a child was here // he lingered near // fingerprints mark his memories.|
|bonds baby with bed hair :)|
|'yeah... umm... well, Mum, i reeeeeally couldn't say how all that food ended up on the floor....'|