It’s been a week of holding on, and letting go. We can all feel our time here is drawing to close, but there’s some celebrating to do first!

72/365 – Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

We had a lovely day, starting with Nana-made cake at playgroup, and then another Nana-made cake at our picnic later. Ameli made a 1st birthday badge for her and her baby sister and we all went to King’s Park for a picnic, looking out over Perth while the sun set. It was a perfect first birthday. 

73/365 – Chill Out Day

After a big day yesterday, we went to Subiaco to the markets and had a walk around. We bought some waterbeads, which took up most of the rest of the afternoon. It’s kind of funny – we can go all around the world, but we find the same things. And we do love our waterbeads.

75/365 – Picnic on the Beach

Or on the grass  by the beach, more like. And just sitting, rather than picnicking, since we had no food. So, just a visit to the beach, really, to watch the sun set.

76/365 – Fairies and Pixies, It’s A Party

We had such a lovely birthday party for Aviya today. I loved it. I can’t wait to share the pictures, one day, when I have more than snatches of time to write on these pages.

77/365 – Dinner Al Fresco

The days here are getting fewer and fewer. I can feel a tightness in my chest, every time my dad or mother hug one of my girls. I feel physical pain. Also, looking at the UK weather report does me no favours. We’re savouring every moment.  Here’s my dad sharing her dinner with Aviya.

My mother making bubbles for Ameli, but attracting every child in the park.

Martin and his big girl feeding the ducks

78/365 – First Goodbye

And so the celebrations end and the goodbyes start. We went to visit my friend Tanya and her family. We’ve loved the time we’ve spent with them over the past months. Today they took us to lunch at a local botanical garden. It was lovely, and sad. Saying goodbye sucks.

This picture feels like my life  right now. Always looking back. 

This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.

We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!

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