The Glorious Everyday

In the whirlwind of our days filled with exploring, learning, playing, crawling, trying to get everywhere, battling the naps (that is a very time-consuming activity I should say) I hardly have any time left to spend in front of my computer screen. I take pictures though, every day.

The rain is hammering our roof, and the naptime battle is over. I finally have a few quiet minutes to sit down, have my coffee, and look at those pictures. And as I go through them, one by one, the glory of our days is unfolding in front of me.

And I am so grateful for having documented so many of those seemingly mundane, but oh so precious moments.

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Belinda - January 28, 2015 - 11:17 am

Oh Anastasia, he is simply one of the most beautiful little boys I’ve ever seen. Those eyes and that smile! He must get away with murder 😉 😉 😉 It’s so wonderful that you are enjoying those little ‘everyday’ moments. They go so fast and yet they are the most important things to treasure xoxo

Anastasia - January 28, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Belinda, thank you so much! Your lovely words always make my day so much brighter! And yes, Daniel can get away with a lot of things… Just one look at that face, and all mischief is forgotten :)

The First Year

My boy, you have just turned ONE, and what a year it’s been for all three of us. An unforgettable year for sure, despite the almost constant tiredness and sleep deprivation (you still don’t sleep through, and it’s ok). Some of the memories are getting a bit fuzzy but that’s why I have the camera, and I am so very grateful for this ability to capture the fleeting moments, and your amazing growth. And boy, you’ve grown. Teddy looks rather shrunk by month 12!

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The Early Birds

He wakes up early. Really early. Normally before the sun makes its appearance from behind the horizon line. Some days I cannot really function until a couple of hours later, so I just sit there with my tea and watch him play happily with his toys (somehow he is more interested in his toys first thing in the morning). But some days I feel awake enough to load him into the pram straight after breakfast and to go for a long, lovely walk in the neighbourhood. It is my favourite kind of light at that time of the day, so I make sure I grab my camera on the way out, and off we go, to enjoy the coastal views (me) and the empty playground (him), and chasing an occasional duck (him again).

And when I look at these photos, I see that being the early birds is so worth it.

This post is a part of Where We Live blog circle. Please visit Angelica’s site to see some stunning Californian landscape photos.

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On a Lazy Sunday Morning

This is my new favourite thing to do. To wake up really early on a Sunday morning (well, when you have a ten month old, you wake up early whether it was in your plans or not), get out of the house while the sun is still low in the sky, and walk slowly along the water’s edge, feeling the coolness of it wash over our feet. To stop to admire the bright yellow flowers, to breathe in the fresh, salty air. And then, to end up at one of the local cafes and enjoy a cup of coffee, beautiful light, and being with my favourite people. It only takes us an hour or so, but it’s the best hour of our weekend. The quietest, the simplest, and the most energizing.

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 This post is a part of the “Where We Live” blog circle. Please click HERE to enjoy photos taken by Marian of of Moanalua gardens in Oahu, Hawaii 

Karen Buchanan - November 13, 2014 - 12:52 pm

What a beautiful way to spend a morning! Walking along the water looks like fun. I miss early mornings.

Angelica - November 15, 2014 - 6:15 am

Captain Adorable is surely cute! Such a beautiful morning walk.

He Loves the Beach

My little water baby, oh how happy you are when we take you to the beach. The expectation of the incoming wave makes you scream on top of your lungs from excitement, the feeling of sand going through your fingers makes you stop and sit still for a moment, and some of the biggest smiles you give us happen right there, out in the elements.

You are still not sure about the whole hat plus sunglasses business, but we are working on it.

And my camera is always with me when we go to the beach, because I want to capture this joy of exploring, of learning new, wonderful things.

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