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It is so lovely living next door to my brother’s family. The children play together endlessly and even though he’s small, Florin often tags along. 4 bigger kids on the lookout for him and live-in playmates for all. In the “winter” evenings they run around hunting kindling and we stand around a warm fire pit. This – this is a lot like the childhood I imagined for our kids, long days of playing outdoors and family and friends to share it with. We feel so lucky to have found ourselves living that dream.

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  1. gravatar for Chantal Chantal

    I love this picture, we’ve been having Friday night fires ourselves. Barefoot and sleeveless with toasted marshmallows and badly knitted blankets. I have loved it.

    Must keep it going through spring and summer. I think it’s time to dig up the best anti-mozzie tricks now.

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  2. gravatar for Cristina Cristina

    please (please) Georgia don’t tell me that this is winter and the kids are standing outside barefoot…?? be merciful….

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  3. gravatar for Jaccas Jaccas

    How wonderful. I only wish that where we live our children could get around in so little clothing!
    We are looking at moving to a warmer climate, and this photo just reiterates that there is a life in winter if one lives in a warmer place.
    You are very blessed to be able to give your children such an upbringing, and they are most fortunate to be on the receiving end!

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Bogan Lyfe.
Killing time at the local park and the kids found an abandoned trolley.Florin was unsure about this whole affair.

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  1. gravatar for Kathryn T Kathryn T

    I used to use the phrase “killing” time until I realized how precious time is. Now I say “filling” time.

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  2. gravatar for Ashley Tiburcio Ashley Tiburcio

    That look on his face is priceless…She better not get me hurt or else…lol…

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My “helper” assisting me with cleaning the toy room

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Visiting with Nana and we chat about the difference in parenting between our generations. “Babies are happier nowadays” she tells me and I ask her why she thinks that is. She tells me she’s noticed how much I hold Florin and continues “when we had our babies we were told to feed them and put them in their bassinet. We didn’t carry them around like you do. And I think they like that. We just wanted to do what was best”. And don’t we all? I feel more settled into motherhood these days. Happy to do my best, knowing I can’t always get it right, but I’ve done all that I could. Reminded how lucky I am to be born at this time when I have the freedom and support to parent however I feel is right.

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  1. gravatar for Kelly Kelly

    What a thoughtful insight from Nana! :-) How great to have older generations to speak to. That’s very sweet, and a lot to learn from too. Even my own Mom, who raised us in the 1980′s, used to remark how a lot of moms did not really interact with their children (not based on disinterest, just not knowing what to do). Since we were little my Mom always told us “babies love learning new things” so when I babysit I try to point out things like trees and stars and grass. Lovely post.

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  2. gravatar for Valerie Valerie

    What an absolutely gorgeous shot!! So amazingly blessed to share the inter-generational love!!! This (and so many more of your beautiful pics) TRULY give meaning to “Documenting Delight!!” MUCH LOVE to all from Ohio, USA!!
    Val in Ohiooooooo!!

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  3. gravatar for Dani Dani

    Hi. This is my first comment, since I just finished about 2 weeks of reading your entire blog from the oldest entry to this one! You truly are an inspriation in your parenting!

    I try to be the best parent I can be to my now 3,5 year old son and I love people who inspire me to be the intuitive and natural parent I strive to be.

    Thanks for your great blog, I’ll surely be keeping track of you and your gorgeous family while on this great parenting journey myself!

    And your Nana is right, it was a completely different story a few decades ago and we are lucky to be able to parent our kids the way we want without much hassle.

    Greetings from the other side of the world (aka Germany) ;o)

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    • gravatar for Georgia Georgia

      Hello Dani! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and I can’t believe you read all my posts! Wow. That’s impressive. Warmest wishes to you and yours and thank you so much for stopping and taking the time to write such a lovely comment. Made my day x

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      • gravatar for Dani Dani

        Georgia, you are more than welcome! With your georgous pictures you have made my day several times in the past weeks, so now we’re not even close to even. ;o)

        I’m so glad, you get to use your talent professionally, it’s great to make a living with things you enjoy so much.

        PS: I hope you don’t feel stalked by me for reading your whole blog…I stumbled over it and just had to know how your beautiful family came to be and then I could’t stop. Love to way you photograph and write!

        Greetings from Germany!

        Dani

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  4. gravatar for Raphaela Raphaela

    Oh you can be so happy with your grandmum. We still need to fight every day with our familys about parenting. Also they are wondering why our sweet little Babyboy is so happy, they cant see it is because we carry him, feed him when he tells us he is hungry, let him sleep between us and give him all our Love and attention because the time we can do this is so short. They never get tired to tell us that he would better sleep in his own room in his own bed and in a proum and that we really have to start to feed him instead of nursing (at 4 month!) and that we carry him to much. Hate to fight about this things! Why cant they just see that he is fine and happy?
    Love the pic and to Folklore your blogg!
    Tank you for sharing your live with us!

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Priya turns six at Australia Zoo

Well this is strange. I was just being handed a newborn at the hospital the other and day and now she’s gone and turned 6!? What is this madness? Beautiful, bittersweet, magical madness.

In the lead-up to her  birthday I overheard Peach describing her dream “vegetarian” birthday to her a friend. I inquired with her asking what exactly IS a “vegetarian” birthday. Happily, she explained, it was a birthday where they loved animals and they would go to Australia Zoo and no one, unless they weren’t a vegetarian, would eat meat. “So…” I began, to clarify “it’s a party where you love animals at the zoo and you don’t want to eat meat?” “YES” she said happily “but Daddy can, if he wants to”.

Well really… how could we say no to that?

A little photo essay of her day. I am posting this 6 weeks in arrears and our great zoo adventure has been a constant topic of conversation, a little animal lovers heaven.

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How proud we are of this little soul who we get to spend so much time with, she’s pretty excellent.

It is our absolute honour to be hers.

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  1. gravatar for Tess Tess

    Oh wow, I never normally leave comments but this is such a gorgeous, heart-warming photo essay; it almost made me cry! You’ve captured the simply joys of childhood so well. Theo kills me with his cuteness in the overalls (!!), and Priya is such a gorgeous soul – that photo of her feeding the giraffe is one of my faves. Gorgeous family, love it all. Xx

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  2. gravatar for Tomo Tomo

    I loved this birthday! I loved her 5th BD, too!
    We are vegetarians and my husband doesn’t like zoos in general. But he decided to take our kid who just turned one to the local zoo (free!) on her birthday. I cannot tell she liked it, but it was fun. We ended up running into an OB doctor who delivered our daughter a year ago on her birthday!!!!! (yes, the zoo is next to the hospital, but still!!!)

    Thanks for a great idea!

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  3. gravatar for Pamela Lurie Pamela Lurie

    Happy birthday, Priya! These are fabulous photos. We watch the Wiggles special at the Australia Zoo all the time with the kids and it’s so neat to see the photos here with your gorgeous family. Blessings from Boulder, CO!

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  4. gravatar for Jackie Jackie

    I don’t even know her but I think she is so wonderful. Happy (belated) Birthday Priya!

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  5. gravatar for anna anna

    Oh my! What a wonderful day and a wonderful place!!! All your pictures made me smile, all interactions with beautiful animals and your smiling faces and all the family experience plus as always adorable Priya, Theo and sweete Florin <3 melting my heart!

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