Monday, July 13, 2009

mr busy

this boy, he's so very busy. Always doing something. I hear those little feet pattering along on the floorboards and I think, here he comes, the mischief maker. I can tell straight away which boy it is, just by the sound of his footsteps. There's fin, with his slow and steady walk, like that of an adult, almost. Nearly nine now, a big boy. Then there's willow, usually ambling along on all fours, planet of the apes style. Always the entertainer. And then there's jasper, running along. Fast little close together steps that say "here I come".he's a climber, this boy. Maybe it's from being surrounded by so many people who are much bigger than him, but he always has to be standing on something, seeing what's going on up there. He will climb on anything, and if there is nothing to climb on, he will go and get something and drag it over so he can climb up. Always the high chair, dragging along on the floorboards and making that lovely squeaky sound. Music to my ears.
always looking, touching, pointing, talking. So determined to do things on his own. Ah, boy number three, so much to learn from so many teachers.
fortunately, big days make for big sleeps. We're still in the blissful stage of the afternoon nap, something his brothers had long given up by this stage. Sometimes people ask me how I manage to get any sewing at all done, well this is how. In little two-hourly blocks, every so often. And I have learnt that the sound of his little cry means scissors down, until next time. Because it will still be there tomorrow. There's no hurry.

7 comments:

jodi said...

these photos are so beautiful emma. and it looks like you've been busy sewing all those aminals. so cute. Yes, let's catch-up when you get back. We're recovering from a flu/cough/tired bug so best you stay away for a few more days. take care! x

JasperBoy said...

This post was like reading a picture story book. Lovely.

Jen in Melbourne

Rach said...

That last photo is just gorgeous. Lovely post Emma. x

sean-the-prawn said...

What an angelic little mischief maker he looks to be.I so understand what you are saying about the sewing still being there tomorrow..these kids of ours are so precious I feel we should cherish every moment we are lucky enough to have with them...sometimes easier said than done!! your softies look almost edible, really gorgeous. Leah B.

Levin (and Emily) said...

beautiful photos.
louis was and still is a climber too - he's also the third. he's so determined that he can do everything the other two can.
i love your attitude to having your sewing time disturbed. i figure one day there will be no one to disturb us and hopefully we can reflect on how perfect it was to have interruptions. i have to admit though, that there are times when i just wish i had a few more minutes peace.....
l
x

gardenmama said...

gorgeous photos emma!
I loved reading this post how you described your children's footsteps!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Oh yes, I hear you on the super busy, and the super sleeping! My little P was an uber climber too, must go with the busy nature!