Our Family

Our Family

Monday, February 4, 2013

what everyone else in the family likes to do...

I love it that as the kids get older they start to create the creativity in this household...without needing me to be the instigator. I love that they give things a go just for the fun of it...

Kirilee loves finding things to do on the internet - and made herself some cushion covers from leftover curtain material from her bedroom curtains (that I made with my Mum in a forced-to-be-creative-to-get-the-job-done moment).  She also made the ruffled white "pillow" using some picture she saw on the internet...



She was also in need of some "wall art" in her room, and given that her mother steadfastly refused to spend a  small fortune on wall art, she improvised and made her own, using some old frames she found in my cupboard.  Much nicer anyway, I think...


Shiana loves to draw, though the phase comes and goes a bit...


as does the desire to paint (perhaps because of my hesitation -shame on me - to set things up and to be around to help).  She did mange this pic some time ago now with only minimal help from me...


These PYSSLA beads recently caught Shiana's eye while we were in Perth at Ikea and Shiana went online to find heaps of designs and 'twas a great holiday project...




All the girls (Ashlyn with help from her big sisters) love to try making hair clips, etc, such as this one.  It uses up old bits of material too, so that's a bonus, and the actual clips were purchased dirt cheap off ebay...


Our youngest daughter is mainly creative in her imaginative play.  She can be anything from a fairy, to a ballerina, to a mum, to a figure-skater.  Her imagination runs wild and if she sits to watch a movie she always watches for a few minutes and then hurriedly pronounces: "I'm such and such a person" in the movie. 

She needs to be encouraged to draw or colour, but when she finally decides to get into it she can do a great job (being a perfectionist means many screwed up papers in frustration, which I think is the reason she tends not to start in the first place, despite my ensuring her that it is okay to make mistakes...sigh...)  



The girls love to take photos, too, which is wonderful for me, as I am one of those mums with great intentions, who actually spends more time admiring other people's incredible photo taking skills rather than trying for myself.  Thankfully, my girls do a more-than-adequate job...








The little man in our family has a creativeness all of his own.  The more the rest of us try to clean up the playroom, the more he tries to "bomb" it.......



Yeah, he's a pretty normal 1 year old, who much prefers to have books on the ground rather than on the shelf (he does "read" them as he pulls them off, mind you, complete with babbling noises and all)..


...he has a pretty normal 1-year-old-see-how-much-I-can-stuff-in-my-mouth policy...

                                               
...and a dirtier-is-better attitude.

...and the constant I-have-molars-coming-through dribble happening...



..and he wins the cutest/most creative-without-even-knowing-it faces contest hands down in our family....


And then there's the big man in the family who loves all things gardening (when he can, and thankfully the summer holidays afforded him precious time to do it, especially since we stayed around the home apart from a 3 day trip to the big smoke) and continually seems to be doing this and that...like...adding a lattice "wall" around our existing (abundantly full) vegetable patch...


...or a few more vegetable patches...

...or a new passion fruit vine...

Recently, we were blessed to be able to have some additions done to our house and this means tidying up outside, too, with some new garden beds..



Oh, and what else would you do with a few left over Jarrah sleepers, but build a few "rustic" benches to rest on while enjoying the outdoors?



So... we all have our things we love to do and we are so thankful to have the talents, means and opportunity to be able to do them...knowing full well that all these blessings are gifts from our God and Maker.











2 comments:

  1. I love this post Nat! :) And your property is looking very beautiful! Andrew does a great job of the gardens. Hope you guys are going well. X

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  2. Thanks, Kate...I still keep up with your blog too, BTW!

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