"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."
Melody: Back-to-school haircut. Just a few more days now before this girl is a first-grader!
Maddison: Bed-hair and pony-mania. I seriously don't know how we have amassed so many plastic ponies, most as gifts, but they are everywhere I look. She loves them so much I can't bring myself to go on one of my anti-plastic toy tirades... The ponies are here to stay.
We are hunkered down here at The Byron Life HQ as the big wet hits. Ex-cyclone Oswald has thrashed North Queensland with six tornadoes so far and the low has headed our way. In the space of a few days the weather has transformed from the driest, hottest summer we've had for many years into the non-stop cyclonic rains and heavy winds typical of the season.Ah, the tropics. Always intense.
Looks like we will be indoors for the next few days at least, so I'm planning on keeping the girls busy with a lot of crafting and baking. Melli received some terrific crafty kits as presents for her birthday in the new year and they are being put to good use now. Yesterday the little ones painted "sun-catchers" (wishful thinking?) and today we will road-test another gift - cute bug-shaped silicon baking molds.
I am looking forward to school returning. There, I've said it! As much as I love that we have had a long summer holiday together, I think we are all going a tad stir-crazy in this little house and needing to get back to a routine of sorts. This rain is not helping with the stir-crazies...
Hope you're safe and dry and not going stir-crazy wherever you are!
P.S You still have time to enter the draw to win one of two Byron Farmers Market Recipe Collection books here. Winner announced on Wednesday.
Joining the "52" project via Che and Fidel
Click here to see all my "52" portraits to date.