Thursday, 12 June 2014

Alexis - 12 June

12 June - Swinging
I had a shoot this afternoon and you required a good run about to let off some steam so you came to the park, too... it has only been a short school week and you've been a right little rat for your teacher all week. Misbehaving, not listening, getting in to things and being in "Lexi-land"... you had been so good all term, we have been a bit disappointed!!! You have SO much energy, but today we ran you wild until you were absolutely STUFFED! You love going to park, though you struggle to just pick one thing and stick with it. And you really dislike playing alone, trying to convince other children that they really want to be your best friend! You had a blast though, and took all of about 2 minutes to fall asleep!!! Mission accomplished.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Alexis - 11 June

11 June - something special from your brother

On our drive home from school Zavian told you he had made something special for you today at Bunnings craft. He goes a bit crazy without you when you are at school, and he's always thinking of you and worried about you missing out. We weren't allowed to leave today until he made you a door-hanger, too. You were so excited and grateful when he took you to your door and showed you what he made. More so you were excited to see your name on it! I loved the way you thanked him and hugged him and showed him you were grateful. You are a wonderful big sister to your brothers.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Alexis - 10 June

10 June - Bookworm
Homework at times is stressful and painful here, but sometimes you decide to take it in to your own hands and I will find you writing out your sight words, going over your red words, or like this afternoon, perched on your bed reading one of your home readers. You have both impressed and amazed me at how well you remember your books, and how quick you pick up new words. I am so proud of you. You love books, and I can't wait until you can read them properly and get the true enjoyment out of them.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Alexis - 09 June

09 June - special visitor
You love everyone. But then there are some people you love more than most. Uncle Monkey fits in to the category of being one of your all time favourite people. He surprised you with a visit today during his visit from NSW and you were so excited, you have missed him so much! You had a great afternoon mucking around outside with him playing on the trampoline and with the air canon and best of all, being Queens Birthday, you did his hair and gave him a tiara. Only fitting. You are very blessed to have an Uncle who lets you do that!!!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Alexis - 08 June

08 June - little miss poser

Today was SO hard to pick out a photo, as we took a whole heap today! You had a great day for the most part, minus one epic tantrum. We headed up to Mount Tamborine and had a lovely time at the markets, the most enjoyable part for you being a ride on a pony. The last time we went you were terrified (and it was $2 cheaper!) but this time you we confident and excited. You waved at everyone like you were the queen being chauffeured around! We had a great lunch at the St Bernard Hotel, where you met a huge St Bernard dog that you were happy to look at from afar... he was bigger than the pony you rode! The afternoon was spent taking photos and playing at the Botanical Gardens. You are such a poser. It's the reason I picked this photo, you are being so YOU. You are always posing, waving, performing. In fact you are doing your little dance you learned for the can festival here because it was SO much more fun than playing with the leaves like I asked haha. As frustrating as it can be, I do love the way you do your own thing when I want photos!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Alexis - 07 June

07 June - reading Joycee's book in the big bed

We have interstate visitors this long weekend. AuntyCaterina and Isabella, and Great-Grandma Joycee. Cat & Isabella are in your room so you've decided you are having sleepovers with Joycee on the airbed down in the studio. When I snuck down to see if you were asleep, you were propped up "reading" Joycee's novel that she left on the pillow!! So cheeky and independent going to sleep down in the studio by yourself, but to read a big book too? Slow down, baby girl. Slow down. xx
PS. You were most unimpressed that I took a photo of your hair once your plaits were out. You call it your "crazy hair" and you hate it hahaha.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Alexis - 06 June

06 June - drawing time
Nearly 6 months into your schooling it is beautiful to watch you develop. You are starting to draw with so much more detail, your people are more like people and you like to add things to your pictures (flowers, hearts, lollipops, rainbows and sunshine... so girly!) The magna-doodle you received for your first birthday (from Chanel and Loki!) still gets a work out. What surprised me most today though, is that you have learned how to write your surname. It's not something we have pushed, but you've picked it up at school. Needless to say, we are all pretty chuffed!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Alexis - 05 June

05 June - Being a tease!
Sometimes you like to sit out the back with the dogs while you have afternoon tea. I am not sure why, because you always end up whining that they are trying to eat your food! However it amuses you no end when Byron army-crawls his way over to you in the hope you may drop him a crumb. You're a big softy when it comes to Byron though, and more often than not you share what you with your buddy.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Alexis - 04 June

04 June - after school, school photo day!
Today it was school photo day at school! Hard to believe you are still even big enough to BE in school (look at you, you still haven't grown in to your school bag!) but here we are, having your Prep photograph taken. What chaos this morning as you tried to decide what clips to put in your hair (oh I am in trouble!)... here's hoping your hair was still nice and tidy when you went for your photos, and all your fluffy wispy bits had stayed in!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Alexis - 03 June

03 June - Helping Zavian
Most days, Zavian comes to you when he needs help with things. He looks up to you so much. This morning he was having trouble with a game on his tablet, so he pulled his chair up to you and you both sat like this for half an hour whilst you helped him to move through levels. You are so clever with your ability to use a tablet, and to help him the way you do. I love seeing you look out for him, you are such an amazing big sister.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Alexis - 02 June

02 June - the big sister
You are an amazing big sister. You and Zavian are the best of friends, but you also have a beautiful bond with Memphis. From the moment you laid eyes on him, he was yours. You are so loving, and so protective of him. You miss him so much when you are at school, that when you get home you tend to smother him... with hugs and kisses and lots of cuddles. You like to show everyone that you are big enough to care from him, and you measure this in your ability to hold him all by yourself. He LOVES it when you bounce around and tickle him. He'll forever be your Charley Bear.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Alexis - 01 June

01 June - Watermelon, Watermelon... I love, Watermelon

This afternoon we went to the park out at Yarrabilba with Nana and our family to celebrate her birthday. We had a lovely lunch and some great family time.  You ate chippies, kicked the ball around, had a BBQ, walked around with your cousin, set up deck chairs to cheer on the boys, invited random strangers to play, and got yourself covered in watermelon <3 
This picture ties in so well with a rather annoying song you like to sing ALL THE TIME (and have taught your brother!).  "Watermelon, watermelon, I love.. watermelon"... which is fine, except when it's on repeat!

Every year on the month of their birthday, I take a photo-a-day to document the kids month. Every day is taken in black and white, and the photo taken on their actual birthday is colour