Ages 6.8 and 9.1
On their last day of Summer school holidays.
They have always been good at creating play.
If there is anything they need for their game but don’t have, they just make it.
This part of childhood is golden.
The part where they can be anyone & experience anything, just by using their imaginations.
We were on the road for 7 hours, finishing our drive back to Sydney. We stopped home briefly before heading back out to Pete’s parents place for dinner.
I tried to take a portrait of Pete & the girls… one where they were all looking at the camera and smiling.
This is what I got.
She collects things.
Her pockets are often filled with treasures.
Stones, leaves, petals and sticks.
Going for a walk with Anouk will generally mean being handed any number of items she’d like you to carry home for her.
Anouk: “Hey mum, don’t you think this branch looks like a cactus?”
me: “Yes it does”
Anouk: “That’s why I picked it up!”
me: “and what about the rocks?, Why did you pick those up?”
Anouk: “They’re not rocks, they’re white crystals!” .
I think the world might look prettier through her eyes.
It’s not the most perfect photo I took that day, but it’s the one that takes me back to a moment.
Them rushing by me, headed straight for the ocean.
Abundant joy in simple things.
Their awesome swimwear is from http://www.babesintheshade.com.au/