August 3, 2014




nicholas: We went on a bike ride to the park and down to the creek, just you, me and Charlie. It made me realise that we don’t come down here nearly as much now that Sam’s at school and there is less fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants time, and it really is so beautiful just to wander and explore in the afternoon sunshine. You were quite fascinated by the ducks we saw, and told Daddy all about the quacking ducks when he arrived home from work.

52-31-2charlie: As we took off from home, you had so much gusto riding that bike. You drew a treasure map before we left, did some exploring in the jungle at the park, and then we needed to go down to ‘Crocodile Creek’ for some more investigations. Apparently, there are even sharks in secret trapdoors, accessible via remote control, in the lamp posts down there. Not surprisingly, you demonstrated slightly less energy for bike-riding on the journey home, which gave Mummy a good work out as I pushed and pulled two bikes all the way.

52-31-1sam: The sushi making came back into trend this week, inspired in part by the steroids you’re taking and the increased appetite. The passion has waned since the month post diagnosis when we were making four rolls a day, but there is still a lingering enjoyment, and you even made a few rolls for your teachers. You are such a generous soul, and I have been on the receiving end of quite a few of your gifts this week – like when you made me a coffee and delivered it to the backyard, and you made a platter of afternoon tea for all of us. I love seeing the twinkle back in your eyes.

Joining in the 52 Project at Practising Simplicity ~ a portrait of each of my boys every week in 2014.


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