Thursday, 28 May 2015

Interviewing my 6 Year Old

I'd seen a few of these "interviews with my..." vlogs and I thought it was a great idea to do with Miss C and Z, especially since I want to do some more vlogs.

What I noticed from filming both of the kids was the difference in the length of time it took them to answer. Whilst Miss C's video lasts around 4 and a half minutes, Z's was under 2 minutes. Their answers were also, for some things at least, a little surprising.

You can watch Miss C's interview below and if you'd like the list of questions, you can find them over on A Matter of Choice blog.

A Letter to my Six Year Old

Dear Miss C,

Today you turn 6 which is more than half way to 10 and that scares me. It is frightening just how quickly you are growing up and I think you have done a fair bit of growing in this last year.

You transitioned from nursery girl to school girl really well. You quickly made new friends even though you were placed in a class with all boys from your nursery session and no girls you knew already. I need not have worried as you quickly made lots of new friends including Miss L who is your best friend. Although, you did already know her from swimming lessons. I love that you have chosen your own friends for yourself, just as your brother did when he first started school.

You adore horse riding and since starting there a year and a half ago, your confidence has never faltered. You get straight on your horse and off you go. There have been a few scary moments when you've come off a horse but you weren't fazed and got straight back on. You even told the horse off. Pony camp was probably your most favourite week of the year so far. You got to spend a whole week with a horse called Sonny and you learnt all about stable management and mucking out the horses. You were definitely in your element that week.

You are still are really cuddly girl who loves nothing more than cuddling up with someone on the couch. I wonder sometimes if this is because you know you are the baby of the family or if you will always be the cuddly one. You give the biggest and most tightest hugs and you always says "love you, sweet dreams!" at bedtime. You always have to take a million teddies to bed with you too!

Your favourite thing to eat is definitely pasta. It doesn't matter what kind of pasta dish you have, it's always the dinner you eat the quickest. Followed by sweeties. You love sweeties.

Z and you are often the best of friends but you do have your moments. Z likes to wind you up; he knows just what buttons to press to get you to scream blue murder at him. But it never last long and you are back to being great friends after a few minutes. Your favourite thing to do together is a toss up between Minecraft on Xbox or playing tickle-fest on the trampoline.

This next year is going to be another big one for you as you move in to primary 2 after the school holidays. You won't be in the youngest group in the year at school any more! You are also super excited to go on your first long haul flight to Florida. I know you are going to be absolutely taken in with the magic of Disney and I'm glad because I worry that you're going to grow up too quickly and the magic will soon be lost.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday princess and an equally wonderful year being 6!

We love you lots and lots!

All my love, forever and always,

Mummy xxx+o

Miss C Turns 6

My baby turns 6 today! I can't believe how big she is getting and how fast it is going!

Since her 5th birthday, Miss C has had a pretty busy year. She started school in August, enjoyed a pony camp in the Easter holidays and has come on leaps and bounds with her swimming lessons.

She has made lots of new friends at school but has found herself a best friend who she adores. It's so cute how excited she gets when she knows her bestie is coming for a play date. They are absolutely bonkers together and it is so fun to watch their friendship blossoming.

I wish I could have measured her at age 5 and then again at age 6 to see just how much she has grown. She definitely has grown a bit although she's still teeny and in age 4 clothing. We keep telling her she needs to eat up all her dinners so she can be tall enough for all the rides in Florida which seems to be working as motivation!

I made a video of photos and some video footage I have of Miss C from the last year which you can watch below. Music credit to One Direction as she loves them...I won't be offended if you mute the video though!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Macro #TheGallery

I love a bit of macro on my DSLR.

I love that shooting in macro mode means you can get really, really close to something and pick up the finest of detail.

Flowers and plants are one of my most favourites things to capture in macro. You can see how delicate they are and how detailed they are.

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery

Monday, 25 May 2015

A First Family Football Game

On Saturday, the sun was shining which had me very excited and relieved because we were heading to watch our first football match. Z was especially excited because he loves football and has been asking to go and watch a real life game for awhile.

Originally it was just supposed to be Z and Husband going but then Miss C decided she wanted to go which meant I felt obligated to go along too. I didn't mind really as I quite enjoy watching a good game of football. Not that I understand it much; I just know you have to get the ball in the goal and do that as many times as possible.

It was quite busy when we arrived at the grounds and there was a fun day on for the kids before kick-off. The kids had fun playing with toys and dancing for prizes. Miss C got her face painted like a lion. When it was time to go and get our seats, we managed to get really good ones so we could see everything. Z and his friend were pretty hyper at this point.

Miss C, whom I was worried would become bored and restless, absolutely loved it. She was cheering the team on and shouting, "wake up boys!" when the team weren't doing too good. Z and his friend really enjoyed the match although they were pretty disappointed when they lost. And I really enjoyed myself as I managed to enjoy some sunbathing whilst cheering the team on. You really do get quite in to the game!

I made a vlog of the day which you can watch below.