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.
Labels: Celebrations, family, parenting