I have decided to set myself a huge challenge. I'm going to take a picture of E - or E's things - every day for the next year. It's going to be tough. Actually, if my previous record with photography challenges is anything to go by, it's going to be almost impossible. But I want to try. I'm not sure if everything I will document will end up here, but at least for the beginning expect a post a week documenting E.
1/365 : Even in winter all you want to do is be outside.
2/365 : Mostly you're all over the place - running, hiding and pleading to be outside. Today after my shower I found you quietly doing puzzles. It must have taken you ages to line up the blocks "just so". After you'd finished you put it back on the shelf declaring your were "Fi-fished". I wondered if we'd perhaps taught you too well about the importance of being tidy.
3/365 : You've been so sick this winter. We've tried everything - Vicks vapour rub, humidifiers and lately - Ventolin. You hate it, riggling about all over the place and protesting madly about having the mask put over your face. Tonight I found you giving Teddy and Poupe (your doll) their Ventolin before bed. "Teddy. Cough." you nodded at me and then "Hold. Still."
4/365 : I wondered what you thought of your first experience of "Australian snow". Were you disappointed?
5/365 : Stories are one of your favourite things at the moment. You take books everywhere - in the car, in the pram and lately you've even started taking them as 'show and tell' to childcare. A new book everyday. You push books into the hands of anyone and everyone you meet
"You. Read it?" Mostly they do.
6/365 : You were out of sorts today. I think you might be teething. You keep telling me that you've bitten your mouth and I guess you're gums must be sore.