We took the kids to the Beaudesert Show on the weekend.
Random fact about me - in my 42 years, I have never, EVER been to the Brisbane Ekka. When I was a kid, it just wasn't really in mum and dads budget and so we never went. I thought this was grossly unfair and no doubt sulked about it for days each year, as all my school friends brought in their showbags and bragged about the rides they'd been on.
I figured I'd go once I was an adult, but somehow, year after year it just didn't really rate high enough on the importance scale. It sort of became a "thing" - the "I've never been to the Ekka" discussion, and then I started announcing it as some kind of tradition to be proud of!
Now that the kids are a bit older, I guess we'll have to take them eventually, but for now, they are satisfied with a bit of fun at the local show. The Beauy Show was much bigger than I expected, with lots more things to see and do than just rides and showbags! Miss 7 particularly loved watching the equestrian show jumping and the circus, while I thought the panning-for-gold, and venomous snake show was pretty cool too. Hubby enjoyed watching the wood-chopping, and Master 5 thought his Dagwood Dog was the best bit of the day (along with his show-bags)!
So what do you think - should I break my tradition next year and brave the actual Ekka?
Hayley brought her gorgeous boys, aged 4 and just 6 weeks old to the studio recently for a mini studio session. 4 year old boys have so much energy and I loved capturing this gorgeous little personality! Its also lovely seeing the bond develop between siblings and such an honour being able to capture the memories of these early days together. So much love in these cuddles!
Here's a few of the favourites from this session:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.