A few weeks ago, in a burst of Christmas cheer, I decided to buy the kids their first ever gingerbread house-making kit. I'm sure we've all seen Pinterest-worthy images of cute kids making cute gingerbread houses - hours of fun, laughter and family bonding, right?
I surprised the kids with the kit last weekend, thinking this would get us all in the Christmas spirit, ready to put up the tree and be jolly for the day.
Well... things didn't quite go as planned. Mr 6 was more interested in eating the lollies than actually constructing the house - and while miss 7 was more into it, she lacked the skills to assemble the thing and so it all fell to me. We took the project outside to minimise the mess, and we propped and prodded the gingerbread walls, stuck them down with icing and let them merrily decorate away - until we then realised that we hadn't left any room for the gingerbread doors or the walls on the other ends. Prising apart sticky, gooey icing & gingerbread, sweat dripping, tempers flaring, ants and dogs hovering for the crumbs... well the fun, happy moment quickly soured and we struggled to put it back together again.
Finally we called it "good enough", took a few photos and told the kids they could eat it. One bite and they both decided the didn't actually like gingerbread and could they just eat the lollies and icing instead?
Oh well, at least we can say we tried!
There is something just so lovely about maternity sessions - the excitement, the joy and the love are so special to capture. Its such a privilege to share these moments with such beautiful families! Tamara and Ross came to Tamborine for their mini maternity session (complimentary with all Newborn Sessions booked) and we were blessed with some stunning afternoon light and these lovely memories celebrating that gorgeous bump :)
And then just a few weeks later, their cute little George was here! Oh so sweet and at just 13 days old, he was a little reluctant to go to sleep at first. He finally drifted off so we could capture these moments for his family.
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.