Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just hanging out

Today I decided baby Felix and I needed a leisurely day. No plans, no catch up's, no appointments. A day to ourselves, to do whatever popped up. That's exactly what we did. After we dropped Master Angus off at preschool, we cruised by our local shops, to pick up a few necessities. Then headed off home for a day of hanging out. Together.

It is rare I spend time alone with Felix. Thursdays and Fridays are seen as an opportunity to race around meeting up with friends and family, knocking chores off the 'to do' list. Mostly the ones too difficult to accomplish with two children in tow. So it was a real treat to watch my little babe at work and play. He is SO busy these days. Sourcing out projects everywhere he roams. Scott has always said our boys are working on their next scheme, even as we are shutting down the one they're on. Yes, I'm talking about the major obsession with the toilet roll, Felix! and the fascination with pulling the DVD out of the Tv cabinet and the overwhelming urge to yank the ironing board out of it's cleverly disguised (or so I thought) position next to the fridge AND the demolition of my tupperware cupboard at every. chance. you get.

It was a productive day for us both though, relaxed, but productive. I love how Felix has claimed the little step at the back of our house as his own. It's his latest favourite pitstop, where I could swear he sits and ponders the world around him. I HAD to capture a shot or two of him kicking back on that little step. He is such a Kool Kat. I savour every moment of these days with just the two of us. I know I'm going to miss them incredibly, come July when I return to work.


  1. I so get you. I love it when Zoe and I have a day at home when Abbey is at kinder. A day not spent running around like a mad woman trying to get 375 things done in a few hours. Bliss.

  2. Pondering the world around him... love it!

    I too try and chill out with my littlest one when she's home alone. The conversations we have are so precious I just want to hit pause and hold onto that forever. Alas, the school run calls! gxo

  3. I swear small people have "Demolish Tupperware Cupboard" as part of their job description...

  4. What a cutie pie! I love his grin in the bottom pic! I cannot wait for my eldest to start kindy (aaargh waiting lists are driving me insane!) so that I can have some one on one time with my 1 year old. She's such a happy, easy going kid that it's never been a problem to just lug her around to whatever her sister is doing. Will be so special to finally have some mummy n me time. It's times like these a 22 month gap between the girls is hard!

  5. That's so cute that he has his step! What a sweetie.

    As my Tsunamis grow a little older, it's catching them in moments where they are still and 'pondering' that I love best. All that energy, contained.

    You'll still have many, many moments of charm with your little Felix when you go back to work. x

  6. Oh I love this stage. You've inspired me. I was going to trek to the shops with Ruby in tow, but I'm going to stay home instead. And hang.


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