Its school holidays and I've got a bit of a backlog of editing and admin work to catch up on, so I've been careful not to over-schedule our days as I have done in the past.
I've deliberately planned a few days as home days and actually wrote in my diary: 'STAY HOME'. The kids certainly need the break and the down-time too. No plans, just catch up on stuff. Monday was hectic and we ended up being out all day, but it didn't start well with both kids cranky, bickering and arguing from the moment they got out of bed. Its been getting worse lately and I think our culprit is allowing them too much ipad time lately.
Both of them will sit for hours (if we let them) watching You Tube clips of kids playing computer games. I don't know why they enjoy this, instead of playing actual games themselves! But the more they watch these clips, the crankier they get and the more attitude they dish out.
So the ipads have been removed, hidden, and not returned until possibly the weekend for limited time. They have not complained (much to my surprise) and instead, they have helped me tidy up, played nicely together, we have done some baking together and they've watched a movie without problem.
I've even managed to get a good chunk of work done, so its a win all around!
How are the school holidays going at your place?
I had the pleasure of meeting this gorgeous little girl for her newborn portrait session recently - she was just 6 days old and absolutely perfect! I just love those little ruffled-bum pants too, so cute!
Her beautiful mum Rici had this to say:
"Hilary did an amazing job with our 6 day old daughter. So professional, yet so caring, gentle and 'motherly' at the same time. The photos were lovely and can't wait to print them and show them off. Thank you Hilary for capturing such precious moments!"
Here are a few of our favourites from this session:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.