Mother’s Day was on Sunday, and I needed to take yesterday as a go slow day to get back on top and organised again. I’ve been taking quite a few go slow days (okay maybe weeks) recently as Cohen, Sarah and Fraser are all going through developmental spurts and changes. I guess that’s going to happen with them being close in age five and three years old and nearly nine months old.  They’ve all been needing a lot more of me in recent times, which means I have had to slow down and pair back some of my commitments here and there.  The good thing is that we are slowly coming through it together. On Sunday we had a lovely day together and I was reminded of the my little ones love for me. Whilst also being reminded that Mother’s Day is really just like any other day, just one with a special title to it……..which is code for being busy dealing with all the normal woes of crazy little souls.

It’s become quiet a tradition the last few years for us to head for Mount Tamborine to the markets on Mother’s Day. It’s their busiest market of the year and there are loads of families celebrating the wonderful women in their lives. We strolled around, bumping into and catching up with old friends, eating wood fired pizza and listening to funky tunes. I’m thoroughly enjoying this CD we bought from this Indie musician who plays the didgeridoo (well several didgeridoos) and instruments while backing it up with funky cosmic “didj” beats. You can check out some of his performances here on his website.

Our afternoon was spent visiting my mum, followed by an afternoon run for the kids before popping in and wishing Ben’s mum a happy Mother’s Day too.  I took the sneaky chance to chase after the kids trying to nab some photos in the dwindling hours and light of the day.

I like these photos I took, they’re just in the moment with a squirmy wormy little girl who will just not stop for a moment these days. The few sweet pictures I caught of Sarah were just in split seconds before she twisted and flew off in another direction.  Although her unruliness is driving me somewhat crazy parenting her at the moment, I just adore what I see in these pictures and it serves as a great reminder that she is exactly what she should be a three year old girl living her life according to Sarah.  

10 thoughts on “Mums the word on Mother’s Day…..

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:26 am
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    Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your beautiful family 🙂 And I adore these photos of Sarah. As much as they drive us nutty sometimes, pictures like these are always that little reminder we sometimes need, of just how beautiful they are xx

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  • May 13, 2014 at 1:46 am
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    It sounds like you had a good day. My folks have a stall at the Tamborine markets and they said that they had a great day which was very nice for them !
    I love those photos of Sarah – she looks like a lively, spirited little girl.
    Have the best week !
    Me xox

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  • May 13, 2014 at 5:33 am
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    Stunning images. So grown up so quickly. Hmmm these will be treasure to keep when your baby is as old as mine.

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  • May 13, 2014 at 5:35 am
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    Thanks Erica it was a nice day like most other days really, but it was nice to chase after them for some happy snaps.

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  • May 13, 2014 at 5:36 am
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    Oh and you know how I need a reminder lately, boy oh boy have they had me busy.

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  • May 13, 2014 at 5:38 am
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    I didn't think to look out for your parents, I remember you telling me that they have a market stall business. Yes Sarah is most definitely spirited these days.

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  • May 13, 2014 at 5:40 am
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    They most certainly are and thank you. I just love the pics there's no fixing of stray hair or checking for a clean face, it's just as she is in the moment enjoying the fresh air and space to run.

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  • May 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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    Lovely photos of Sarah, glad you enjoyed you day! x

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  • May 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    Beautiful light in your photos, Trudie. She's such a gorgeous little thing. I also love your "slow day" concept. It's nice to pull back after a busy period. x

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