Thursday, May 23, 2013

Further Afield {an ambitious adventure}





 After three weeks of serious hibernation we have emerged, ready to return to the outside world and all it's glory. On Tuesday we packed an assortment of home made delights and the kids into the Kluger and set off for the forest.

The air was crisp as we filled our tin tea cups from the thermos. Hot tea and chocolate slice warmed our  bellies while the children found various ways to ensure they were covered with soot, dust and dirt - chasing, tripping and adventuring as they went.

While I placated an unsettled Elke, Dave and the kids built a fire to crispen mammoth croutons and crackle bacon. Once they were ready we piled them atop the hearty vegetable soup we had made the day before. As the flies raced us to our bowls, we devoured said delicacies.

It was an ambitious adventure for our first as a family of five - a long drive, a fancy pants hand crafted pic nic, real crockery, a fire, you know, the works. But it was so much fun and hilariously chaotic. On more than one occasion Dave and I looked at each other, laughed and knowingly shook our heads.

Life is wonderful.

These are the golden days - the ones we will always fondly remember. When our babes are tiny and adorable and want nothing more than our time and attention. To hold our hands and tell us tall tales about astronauts and the ocean. To kiss us on the lips and cuddle us at the hips.


Forgive me for being nauseatingly sweet but i'd like to document both the beautiful and the totally irritating. Kids are nut cases, nothing is truer but gosh they a little love buckets, overflowing with goodness.

38 comments:

  1. Best! Gorgeous. Makes me want to run out and light a fire in a forest. You've really captured the work and the rewards of creating family life here Em. x

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  2. Beautiful Em.. the crockery, those kids, your whole family, and you.x

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  3. When did Pippi grow up so much?! She's a real little lady now, no lady baby about her! Sounds like a beautiful outing - and now I'm craving hot soup with crispy bacon and crusty bread! I know what's for dinner tomorrow...

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  4. A delicious post Em. Kids truly are the epitome of love & innocence. That's why we have them isn't it?

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  5. BEAUTIFUL Em!Simple,yet beautiful.xx

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  6. "Kids are nut cases, nothing is truer but gosh they a little love buckets, overflowing with goodness." No words have ever been more true!

    What a lovely picnic you five had yourselves there in the woods.
    x

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  7. I love the free-to-be-grimy faces and hands. You are giving your children the right idea: seize the day, enjoy the moment, and make good soup!
    Rosemary

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  8. glorious days indeed! I love the look of that spot, we need to do some more exploring I think. And learning to light fires is a key task of childhood, I believe. ;)sarah

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  9. What a beautiful day! Loved every bit of it! Thanks

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  10. Your picnic looks perfect!
    I couldn't even make soup that looks that good in my real kitchen!
    And I swear that Zeph and Pippi look so much older and wiser now that Elke is on the scene.

    I had a love bucket day too...even though he was a sugar crazed toddler for much of the morning, he was full of good fun and I got so many chocolatey kisses...I love him to bits.

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  11. I said to sam tonight 'is it just my happy hormones, or does life feel really good right now' . . . i can totally relate to the nauseatingly sweet. your adventuring looks fantastic.

    rachel xo

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  12. Amazing photos! Enjoy this wonderful time. I can't get that saying out of my head "These are the golden days", might have to try and fit it on the lightbox xx

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  13. Wow, that was ambitious! Beautiful photos, I love how your Pippa and Zeph are so filthy dirty! Makes me smile, that's how it should be as a kid.

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  14. You are so brave, a picnic with 3 chlildren! wow!!
    You teach me to be more brave and do more things, because these is what they will remember! Thanks!

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  15. agree! these are the golden days! I'm sure they'll treasure this moments for ever!
    beautiful photos!

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  16. this looks like so much fun! xo

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  17. Gorgeous photos. You've totally made me want to have an autumnal outdoor picnic in the woods now! x

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  18. What a lovely family outing...and the kiddos couldn't be any cuter!

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  19. Sounds truly wonderful! Sometimes you just have to get out of the house, no matter what!

    Last weekend, we took the kids to Chinatown in the city for dumplings. Harriet slept the entire time, only to wake for a feed in the carpark. But handling the other 2 near George Street traffic was so nerve wracking! Not sure I'll be doing it again soon!

    Pippi is growing up, she seems to have aged overnight into a little girl!

    xx

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  20. What can I say.............a truely magically picnic in the forest..... this is making family memories and homemade food as well. Couldn't think of a better family outing. Regard Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com

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  21. It is worth the effort... real crockery though! I'm impressed! x

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  22. your children are beyond delicious. seriously, divine. xx

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  23. your children are beyond delicious. seriously, divine. xx

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  24. Sounds like an awesome first outing. xxx

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  25. Looks beautiful! Proves that just a simple picnic can make wonderful memories :)

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  26. all kinds of beauty in these images ... that crispy bacon looks delicious x

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  28. Well that just looks like a little slice of heaven to me!

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  29. What a magnificent adventure! What a beautiful family you are :) xx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em