20 May 2011

things i'm loving 'my children's faces'

Greetings all,
Things I'm Loving this week . . . my children's faces, ready for Winter.  Some are still sun kissed & looking tropical, but they're rugged up ready for snow (they have high hopes for a skiing holiday this season & follow those snow clouds which blow over Canberra for the Snowy Mountains).  We'll see.
In reverse birth order ("for once" i hear my boy sing for joy) here are my children & their fresh little faces, in new coats, jackets & jumpers for Winter.
 He still loves this sherpa beanie (from preschool), i think it was $10 in a SportsGirl sale, i mean SportsBoy.  He lived most his life in tropical Darwin before Canberra, brrrr.  I love his new Country Road coat with chunky checks in a size 10 which should last a few years.  It will get a good work out fishing this weekend with handsome soldier.
 Can you tell she's a little self conscious about her teeth??  Thumb sucking, oh it's going to cost gazillions to fix.  Our sweet 3rd born daughter with the dinner plate blue eyes, she's so bohemian & tip toey, she floats through life.  Is it wrong to put a child in faux fur & real sheeps skin, is it sending the right message??  She loves animals.
 So nice to see this one giggling at a mistake she made, she strives for perfection & is the reason i just don't put pressure on my children - she is the kind of child who aims to please, loves praise & is devestated when she's wrong.  I believe, any sport or academic success should be natural in primary school, not coached or pushed, there is plenty of stress in high school for serious hard work & results + teenage angst!! 
Our high schooler, also a bit gappy in the tooth department, thus the pursed lips.  First borns get such a rough trot (so they tell me), they are your experimental child, born into an adult world with weighty expectations.  She had to train us & she's the special one who made us parents, we're all learning how to be parents & children together.  I often ask "can i put you on pause, i need to think" when faced with an issue to solve or behaviour to quash . . . to which she might reply "frowny face". 
It has been a particularly long week, exhausting but happy . . . at my sewing machine (market this Sunday) . . .cross country trials (all 4 children took top places) . . . my husband home which creates a different dynamic (i don't have to do absolutely everything & make every decision myself) . . . & an early parent/ teacher interview (one beautiful girl needs to spend more time on her reading & less time talking!!
I feel like i've had to digest so much information this week, there are so many possibilities coming my way, great opportunities & a new directions on where we're headed (my business; building our home; children's study habits; state level sports; this blog!!)  Trying to keep a level head.  Yesterday i had the whole day off - no school runs - thank you husband, while i sewed non stop all day.  I didn't think too much, just sewed & sewed & found my centre so i can get lost looking into these children's faces this weekend.  Handsome soldier & i still look at them playing together & think, wow, we made all these lovely little people.  So lucky.  For more 'loving' pay PaisleyJade a visit today, love Posie
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24 comments:

A-M said...

Oh your children are so so beautiful. I often look into my boys faces and think, yes, of course you look like that, I have known you forever and this is a face that I have known forever. It's like I always knew they would look like they do... like they have been here since the dawn of time. A-M xx

Frances said...

Hi Posie, am loving the "mug" shots of your georgeous 4. Can I ask when you get some sleep in the equation of your busy day, I see you posted this at 12.24AM, What are you thinking????????? Love your blog an inspiration, THANK YOU!! Frances

Posie Patchwork said...

FYI i set the Blogger timer to publish my post after midnight, i was sound asleep!! Ahhh, love Posie

Kerryanne English said...

I can hear the joy in your voice. Children are magical (even when they are irksome teenagers) and keep us real. I hope your family has a super duper weekend and all the best for the market too.

Hootnz said...

Love your post! And I agree that our oldest are our "experiment" poor things :)

makeitgiveit said...

Beautiful faces, lots of processing for you. May there be Great wisdom in the journey as you search for it. Sending you love for the journey!

The Beetle Shack said...

thanks for your sound advice on my bloggy! your kids are seriously good looking littlies, i can see why you would have 4!

xoxo em

Maxabella said...

Wow, you made all those lovely little people.

I like your idea of mummy 'pause' functionality. I'll be trying that one out! x

Renee said...

What beautiful babies (no matter how big they are they're always babies right!), found you through Paisley Jade, good on you having the strength to have this time apart from your husband for the future of you and your children while he builds your dream patch!

Taylor Made said...

Have an awesome weekend with your brood.

Working london mummy said...

What a lovely post. I think it is amazing looking at the faces of one's children, I am constantly looking at mine thinking 'did I really create this beautiful human being'? your kids are gorgeous!

PaisleyJade said...

You have such a precious and beautiful family!!

Renee said...

Wow - you do make gorgeous children!!

Amy said...

Have fun fishing this weekend. Hopefully you keep warm whilst catching all those fish. Loving your kids winter woolies!

tartankiwi said...

What a line up of cheeky faces! Well done for recognising their individual characters and allowing them to grow in their own ways.

Mama of 2 boys said...

What a lovely post Posie. My you have stunning children. They're just gorgeous, they don't even NEED to smile! I have no doubt you and handsome solider are proud and you should be, they are a beautiful achievement.
My parents were forever being told in the parent/teacher interviews that I talked too much. Who? Moi?? hehehe. Some things never change.
Hope you have a fab weekend, enjoying the frosty delights the season has to offer xo

Kylie said...

Have a great weekend. Love the pics of the kids, might have to get handsome soldiers beanie done before he next visits. Brrr to the weather you have had down there so early in the season. Canberra is a no go zone for us next year, poo to that:( but still don't know where 2012 will take us. Looking forward to finding out all the goss:)

m.e (Cathie) said...

lovely, lovely! your children are simply adorable Ms Posie ♥
i agree, the oldest does always get a harder time...hmmm..older child anyone ;)

happy weeekend, have a wonderful market & keep on being fabulous ♥

Claudia Lane said...

Your children are beautiful Posie.:)
Hope you are having a nice w/end.xo

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Dinky dy, natural, beautiful children.

Cross fingers get to do some snow fights.


x jill

Lark said...

Gorgeous post Jennie x

jodi said...

They're gorgeous, as are your words x

Rebekah said...

Your babies are just so delicious, gorgeous post!

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