“A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Poet: she dressed herself (in her printebebe smock top) and then accessorised with a butterfly brooch, the necklace she made with mama and a frou-frou headband that caught the light just so. 
I’ve retreated this week, away from here and the online world in general. I find it’s a necessary step to take every now and then, to plant my feet firmly in the real world without explanation or apology. So far, August has been grey and very, very cold so whenever the sun comes out we head to the beach to soak up warmth and Vit D. Whilst Poet looks vibrant and happy in this photo (taken Friday) by Saturday morning she was miserable with conjunctivitis and went to bed last night complaining of a sore ear. Four weeks into pre-school and she’s most definitely boosting her immune system. I think I’ll keep her home this week; let her little body rest and rejuvenate, feed her noodles in chicken broth and cuddle up with her on the couch.

And one more shot because…gratitude:




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  • Jovana

    looking at those images it almost seems like summer…i'm sure it doesn't seem like that, but over on our end of the world autumn is coming so seeing these bright, sunny, beachy images reinforces the thought that summer is leaving us traveling down south to you…

  • The F Girl

    Ah, the beach. And sunshine. We had loads of sun this summer, but right now it seems like fall isn't creeping up on is, no, it's jumping us, with lots of rain and chilly storms. Brrr. I can't get used to the cold hands again.

    Lovely shots!

  • Lil Muse Lily

    oh, i hope she gets better soon. i am sure home and snuggles will do her good.

  • Katrina@capturingmoments

    I hope she heals quickly. She looks adorable and so happy. I miss the beach.

  • EJGreenwood

    Lovely pictures, I do hope she feels like this again soon, and gets better quickly

  • Kirsty

    I hope she gets better soon – we're having some time cuddling in bed as well – I've one recovering from an operation and one threw up in the night, but at least the baby's healthy – touch wood! Beautiful beach shots – I love the accessories!

  • The adored: journal

    Beautiful photos Jodi. I hope Poet feels better soon x

  • Jessica G.

    Such beautiful photos and memories. I hope Poet feels better soon.

  • mel @ loved handmade

    that sounds like a good plan. I had one home most of the week, sometimes they just need love and cuddles, it works wonders for all of us x

  • familyfaithfoodfabric

    How very sweet… The weather looked gorgeous.

  • mumma-love.com

    Those weeks of switching off, sunshine and chicken soup are certainly good for the soul. Hope Poet is feeling better soon x

  • momentsandmiscellany

    Wow she looks really grown up in this photo!

  • Pink Ronnie

    I hope she gets better soon too.
    Thinking of you guys,
    Ronnie xo

  • Kylie P.

    It's been a while since I have blogged, but I have today. yay. I need to do this a bit more often.

  • kate @ livinglovinglaughing

    Poor little poppet! The exposure to so many other kids sure 'builds immunity' thick and fast, huh! Good idea to take time to rest – both for her and for you! I took a day offline this week and it was sooooo refreshing – and eye opening too, to how often minutes get chewed away in FB and so on! xx

  • A.k.a Chymecindy

    I hope Poet gets better soon. She looks so grown up in that photo and so adorable too.

  • Katie and Reuben

    I too find it necessary to retreat from the online world every now and then. Love what you said about doing so "without explanation or apology". Hope Poet is feeling better soon, poor babe. She is looking so grown up!

    Katie xx

  • Anne Hill

    she's too cute! love her headband

  • Aby Moore

    She is beautiful! x


  • Lori Taylor Arnold

    So so sweet and sorry to hear that she has been under the weather. I dread how F will fair when he starts school and he has to fight off infections. x

  • Holli Roberts

    Beautiful photo of your beautiful girl.. x

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