This month I got to spend a lot more time with this guy. It was a good time. We also ate a lot of watermelon.
I repainted our kitchen dresser. I couldn't decide on one colour, so I tried out a few sample pots I had lying around. I might change it again in a few months.
Theo investigated a friendly peacock at Cataract Gorge.
This guy is great. Even when he has climbed up on the kitchen table (which is often) and is throwing things off the table onto the ground and smearing the kitchen window with various food items.
Spraying his mother in the face with milk became Theo's favourite pastime (and he laughed harder than I've ever heard him). I've been taking him for lots of walks lately into the city and letting C have a 'day off' playing computer games. I love getting to spend extended, uninterrupted time with Theo - I haven't really gotten to do that much since I started back at uni earlier this year. I love watching him observing, mimicking things, figuring out how things work, trying to find something he has misplaced ("Wheredigo?!"), watching me doing something and wondering why. This age is a total delight. If I could bypass the newborn age and just have 3 of these guys, I would. My house would be even messier than it is now, but that would be okay.
Theo loves walking everywhere and can mostly be trusted not to wander off. It's nice to go for walks and not have to take the pram. Sometimes we see friendly cats on the street and Theo squats down to pat them (like his dad does).
I found this sweet sailor suit at the opshop and made Theo wear it a lot. He's also started putting things in his pockets recently, like rocks and food scraps.
Reading | A Bone of Fact - David Walsh
Watching | Outlander (urgh, I can't wait for it to come back in April!)
Listening | Tiny Ruins, Ben Folds, Head and the Heart & Rufus Wainwright
Making | I've been working on commissions and doing a little bit of painting, addressing envelopes, but haven't been doing many creative things lately. I guess it was my first uni-free month so there was no forced creativity. Next month I'd like to start on some fun little creative projects. My current course is on break at the moment until February, so I'm excited to have a whole month of free creative time.
Purchasing | A sweet Dear Creatures dress in Launceston that was 75% off! I'm considering going back to get the same dress in a different colour.
Looking forward to | My brother and niece visiting in January for a week, getting to work on my studio and garden and working on creative projects.
I'm not much of a resolution maker, but my goals for the new year can be summed up in three words: organisation, creativity and health. How about you?
Happy New Year!