This Saturday I’m grateful for a little bit of family time. Time over a weekend to just stay at home and potter is so ridiculously rare at this house. There always seems to be something going on and somewhere we need to be.

I love to savour and breathe in the little ‘everyday’ moments, particularly in the backyard – spending time outside is just good for the soul.

Although these photos were obviously not taken in the past week where there has been more rain than sunshine, as sad as it may sound, hanging clothes on the line is one of my favourite household chores. I find the time to slow down and reflect, with the kids playing around me and letting the chooks out for a run rather therapeutic. Hanging clothes over clothes horses over vents throughout the house, does not have quite the same appeal or aesthetic…

I’m also grateful for these two gorgeous little kids who I get to hang out with during the week, while their big sister is at school and their Dad is at work. They really are so different to each other in so many ways, but they are the best of mates to each other at only 15 months apart (yes, we are insane) and they really are very good at amusing themselves without my help. Something I am truly grateful for.

Remembering that he likes things to match, he quickly amended his ‘peg fingers’ to more suit his slightly OCD tendencies. This quietly observant and kind hearted child finds himself in the middle of two loud & bold as brass sisters.

Grotty, full of cheekiness & spunk, dressed in her favourite pink “ballet dress” (thanks Kate!), constantly talking & always in an animated fashion – these images typify so much of what I’ll remember of this little one at this age (which is of course the number she is holding).

What are you grateful for?

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  1. says

    I think kiddies close together is great, and you're already reaping the rewards, imagine the friendship as they get older. Nothing better than just hanging out with family on a nice weekend.

  2. says

    what a cute post! and it is nice to just be together in the backyard, with everyone doing something a bit different. saturday afternoons are perfect for this, aren&#39;t they?!<br /><br />Gill xo

  3. says

    Beautiful little kiddies and a lovely grateful post.<br />I also LOVE hanging the washing on the line. It&#39;s relaxing and refreshing all at the same time… sun dried clothes are always the nicest :o)

  4. says

    How sweet! Already we are finding ourselves &#39;thinking back&#39; to try to remember what Princess Pea was like at 2. And she&#39;s only just turning 4! Seems hard to remember now….thank goodness for digital photos – since we now have thousands of them!

  5. says

    Lots of pink dresses in this house too.<br /><br />I have never really bonded with hanging out the washing as a job. I try to relish the moment but it still feels like a chore… Oh well.

  6. says

    Weekends of nothing is a goal of ours too, but unfortunately the &#39;almost teenager&#39; doesn&#39;t seem to agree with how covetable they are. I have also been thinking about how grateful I am to be at home with my girls, most of the time, and how much I&#39;ll miss them when the go to school. God, they&#39;re gorgeous. And grotty. Don&#39;t know how that is, but you&#39;re right, it just is!

  7. says

    My first two are also very close on age. Whileit was intiallg exhausting, these days I would highly recommendhaving children really close together.<br /><br />Love the peg fingers. Thats the kind of thing I used to do as a kid (and matching too!) x

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