week thirteen

ah, easter in jurien bay. is there anything nicer? (well, it would have been nicer if i didn’t have to spend two of my four days away writing a 15 minute presentation on sexual violence and international law – massive debbie downer right there…) despite that slight blip in the weekend, we did still manage to spend a bunch of time with the family, head to the gloriously clear and inviting beach everyday (i may even have been convinced to jump off the jurien bay jetty at one point) and have a super fun easter egg hunt (so fun, in fact, that i forgot to take any photos).

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marlow: seaweed. if it’s good enough for the japanese, it’s good enough for me.

thatcher: he would have spent all day running up and down the sand dunes if he could.

week 13 / the 52 project


family fun time

sometime soon, i’m sure i will get on top of things and start catching up with my blogging, but in the meantime, here is a little snippet of the life and times of our little family over the past few weeks.

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ps. please excuse the state of t’s face in the last photos – our backyard is currently a dust bowl whilst we wait to have new lawn laid and he just cannot resist getting out there and playing in the dirt… it’s like i’ve got enough washing to do or anything.

isn’t there supposed to be another week of winter left?

dear mother nature,

I fear you may be a little confused as to the date it is or the hemisphere we are in. i am so not complaining about beautiful, sunny 25 degree days in winter, but what the…?

anywho, making the most of the divine weekend you gave us, i took t and Alfie down to the park for a play in the sun on more than one occasion and even got out myself and did some long overdue gardening.



^^t loved throwing the ball for Alfie and got a lot of practice at saying “dogga” everytime we saw a dog^^


ps. please let every weekend be like this.

thanks in advance.

the arnolds

what a month: part iii

so, i think i am finally getting to the end of our holiday photos (“finally”, i hear you say. “it’s about flipping time”) and it has taken me so long to go through them all that i’m feeling like i’m just about ready to go on our next trip away. this post is dedicated to the things that we arnolds miss most about not living in canada: our family.

we were so fortunate while we were there to attend two family reunions, introduce T to EVERYONE, spend quality time with the grannies, see family in grand bend for canada day (and eat the largest scoop of ice cream i have ever seen in my life), drive in grandpa’s camero, let T run amok with his cousins and spend a day exploring storybook gardens.

until next time canada…

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^^canada day in grand bend. T absolutely loved playing in the sand and climing into every single hole^^


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^^cousin time^^DSC_0561 DSC_0545 DSC_0537 DSC_0524 DSC_0512

^^showing grandpa his mad swimming skills^^IMG_1734 DSC_0482 DSC_0459 DSC_0434 DSC_0414

^^exploring storybook gardens^^DSC_0009

a day out at the zoo

when the sun broke through the clouds for a few hours last saturday, daddy arnold and i thought we would seize the opportunity to take T for his first visit to the zoo. we brought the godfather along for the trip and the four of us had a wonderful afternoon in the sun.


T didn’t care too much for the big animals, but was absolutely besotted with the meerkats. it is an absolutely brilliant meerkat enclosure at the perth zoo because you get to walk out into a little glass walled bubble and watch the meerkats play around you.

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the giraffes are always a favourite of mine.


the elephant show was also a highlight

nap time all around