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I wanted to catch the yellow flowers before their bloom had ended. On our way out to the highway past this patch (that was once more yellow than not) I’d think “oh, next time, I’ll stop and grab some photos” until one afternoon when the final flowers were in bloom and I realised how late I’d left it.

Sometimes, lately especially, as I transition to working full time and Errol to being the stay-at-home-parent I feel a lot of “last-minute-ness”, leaving things till I have no option but to do them and sometimes leaving them so late they don’t get done at all. Realising I don’t have the luxury to spend all day planning or executing photos for fun like I used and that taking photos for Florin’s 365 is frequently the last thing on my often overwhelming to-do list.

There’s a lot of shifting this year, for me. To let go enough to give Errol the space to be the more involved parent, to be able to pump milk and leave my baby way earlier than I’ve ever left a baby before, to roll with not having time to do everything I want to do. All this things new and strange and sometimes hard to settle into. But here I am watching our children blossom and learning that things always are good, just in different ways.

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  1. gravatar for Catherine V Catherine V

    Being a full-time working (outside the home) mother is a tough act, but can come with its rewards. Thank you for the reminder that we just need to do the best we can, and even just a few of the yellow flowers is enough!

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  2. gravatar for Talia Talia

    You’re very brave! I suppose the truth is that the moments are there whether we capture them or not. But how blessed are your little ones that you do capture them. :)

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  3. gravatar for Wilma Wilma

    I love your little boys expression. I love their clothing, I love everything, so so sweet!

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  4. gravatar for Talia's Travel Blog Talia's Travel Blog

    Just the thing to write on a post about having a long to do list, but I was wondering if you could write a bit more about your inspiration/how you go about taking daily photos of all of your children? We just started a 365 day project (currently week 7) and I am still trying to balance whether I want to photograph the every day routines (which includes a lot of sleeping photos at the moment), or set out to take a beautiful image to remember each day along the year. In part I want to be able to look back at the images and remember what their favorite toys were, or favorite places to nap, favorite parks, but then I also want interesting images instead of daily snapshots …

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  5. gravatar for Anna Zbożna Anna Zbożna

    “learning that things always are good, just in different ways.” how beautiful and wise are these words…I really keep my fingers crossed for you on this new kind of life. I am also a kind of a parent that wants to spend first years of kids life with them, watching them on their every step with curiousity ’cause these moments will never come back again. Within couple of weeks I am going to start a new job too, as a cook in a vegan restaurant which is very exciting for me, kind of a dream job but on the other hand I am anxious about how things will settle, will I have time to handle everything the way I would like to? Will I have enough time for my kids? oh life…

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  6. gravatar for Michelle Michelle

    Cat Power! <3 I love this photo, your babes win best dressed for the rest of eternity. ;) I totally get the last minute-ness. It's overwhelming. You are rocking it, lady!

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The day we took Priya to Australia Zoo for her 6th birthday and Florin met a Koala. I was particularly happy this day for an unrelated reason: Florin’s suit. I was hunting through some hand-me-downs from my sister in law that had clothes Priya or Theo had worn when I found this little suit, which was made by our friends – who ran a lovely little clothing business while we were growing up. Happy memories all packed into a little Stringybark echidna suit.

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Two boys. Two lovely boys. Theo’s ‘babywearing’ days are all but done and so I ask Errol to capture a last photo or two and Theo finds this whole process somewhat amusing.

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  1. gravatar for Coral Coral

    I love your blog! You have truly encouraged me to connect to my children in a different way. I wear my 4th daughter Matilda around all the time and have since she was born. It’s so beautiful to have my little person so close especially given how busy I am with my 3 big girls. I put her sitting up in the shopping trolley for the first time the other day and it just felt wrong! So glad to see I can carry her on me for a long time to come. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful family with everyone xx

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  2. gravatar for Sarina Sarina

    Wow, so strong!!
    How long could you carry Priya and Theo?
    Today it was the first time that I carried my godchild, just some walks from kitchen to living room and back and this like 100 times, so he could fall asleep and his mother could eat her breakfast. It was so beautiful…

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    • gravatar for Errol Errol

      Hi Sarina, I can answer this one (I hope you don’t mind). What a wonderful, bonding experience you had! One of so many more! Anyway we carried Priya until she was about 4 I think. We carried her often when we went around the Philippines and it was a lifesaver. Theo we carried regularly until about 3 and only occasionally until about 4 too. I’d carry Theo still but he prefers walking these days so Florin gets us all to himself. :) http://www.documentingdelight.com/2013/03/06/ergo-tula-for-a-toddler-a-comparison/

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  3. gravatar for Dani Dani

    Awww! Gorgeous photo…the talent runs in the family, hm?! ;o)
    I’m not sure, if the Tula carriers are available here in Germany, but had I had one, I would have worn my son longer.

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  4. gravatar for Tomomi Geisler (Tomo) Tomomi Geisler (Tomo)

    Cute!!! Love it! Only Florin wasn’t happy. Doesn’t he like sharing his mum?

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Georgia Brizuela-7

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While everyone else in Westeros was busy bickering Baby Baratheon, King of the Andals and the first men, master of the chubbies, Lord of the seven kingdoms, sucker of boobies, protector of the realm has usurped the throne.

I find pop culture more interesting now I am a parent, thinking to when they will be big and might be able to frame “our” time around “old” TV series or music that we liked. So Florin, when you’re all grown up, yes, this is what we watched on TV and George RR Martin hadn’t even written the final books. Yes son, these are the dark times we were living in.

Baby sized Iron Throne cleverly 3rd printed by my brother and his wife. Here’s how they printed it, if you are interested in the weird and wonderful world of 3d printing.

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