wovenspirit Afternoon meltdown crisis averted with a bit of crystal therapy... 35min

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wovenspirit Our new #sakurabloom bluegrass arrived, and worked instant sleepy dust magic on Griffyn... #wearallthebabies #buyalltheslings #sakurabloombluegrass #colourperfection 3h

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wovenspirit My little dreamers... these two... their relationship is still so new, but already some things are clear ~ they can get each other cackling like crazy in a heartbeat, Griffyn's eyes follow Anaru with adoration, Anaru's love for Griffyn is a fierce and very physical one (cuddling, smooshing his cheeks, constant kisses, tummy blurting... fingertip nibbling ), when big bro gets a bit wild little bro makes his feelings clear with a loud protest or a roar, and Anaru playing the guitar and singing to him will calm Griffyn in even the most fraught moments... when I was first pregnant with Griffyn I had a recurring dream of two little boys standing on a shoreline watching the ocean and the sunset, holding each other's hands... no parent can make siblings be friends of the heart, but you can hope that the alchemy somehow turns out just right 20h
  •   katiegoodrow The sweetest! 19h
  •   littleearthstories Beautiful foundations right there. 19h
  •   batuteena They're so adorable. 19h
  •   kenziechaney This is a spot-on description of my two little boys! So fun to watch little friendships unfold! 19h
  •   bonitabelle My second is about three weeks younger than yours and am noticing and enjoying watching this amazing relationship develop! 19h
  •   eskjess oh yes. 17h
  •   nurturingkitchen Oh this sounds like my girls already! Big sis is so adoring and physical.. Lil sis just stares with big gushy eyes! I hope it blossoms in the same way 17h
  •   wuzlewonders 11h

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wovenspirit Barefoot Monday morning wandering and discussing the merits of each of the sticks in his chosen pile... 1d

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wovenspirit Five months old today... watching the trees blow in the west wind... he kicked off his booties as I hung out the washing... he sleeps snuggled next to me, wants only to be in Mummy's arms, but has smiles for everyone from their safety... I love these finally arrived cooler Autumn days and seeing him snug in handmade loveliness {fireworks cardigan handknit by my Grandma, overalls of loveliness from @redcreekhandmade } 2d

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wovenspirit Sunset afterglow looking like an aurora in the sky... thinking of the people of Nepal tonight... sending hopes of safety across the seas for some beautiful young women and their families there... 2d

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wovenspirit Tagged by the lovely @poppymallowmoon to share a pic #fromthecuttingroomfloor ~ here's my bigger monkey (although he kept insisting this week, I'm little, Mummy, just a little boy!) in action ~ he loves to climb... to run... to test his physical limits... I love watching him
got any hidden you'd like to share @thevioletjournal @shelleylawnikanis @harryandthefrog ??
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  •   myvintagesupplies My Mumma heart just went 'Yikes', then practical Mumma saw the beauty in pushing boundaries, the learning - it's not always easy to let them be free though. Good on you. :) 3d
  •   thecharleygirl Lovely 3d
  •   cutepiggy Wow!! Definitely a little climber 2d
  •   harryandthefrog Wow!!!!! Go Ru! 2d
  •   shelleylawnikanis Wow he is good! Boys are such little monkeys aren't they! Sure keep us on our toes (and often our heart rates up! ) Thank you for the tag, I'm sure I can find something xx 2d
  •   poppymallowmoon Whoa!!! 2d
  •   poppymallowmoon And thanks for playing!! 2d
  •   oliveandus This is amazing! He must have such great strength! What a great photo! 2d

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wovenspirit Griffy has caught big brother's cold, so it's been snuggles and cuddles and don't-leave-my-sight-mummy all day... I thought Anaru was a sling monkey, but Griffyn is even more so! 3d
  •   mooseandbird Poor baby! Mabel caught Millie's cold too. Boosting immunity I guess!!! 3d
  •   ournativesouls Thank goodness for slings, you are looking great 3d
  •   littleearthstories Poor little fella ... it's the same here. Hope he's feeling better soon. xx 3d
  •   smallforestshop Hoping they get well soonish xx 3d
  •   teaandfleur Awwww.. slings make life so much easier!! ~ hope your wee one feels better soon. Much love xx 3d

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wovenspirit My husband's Mama was from Kaitaia, a little town in the far North on the North Island of New Zealand... this photo of them was taken at Cape Reinga (a special Maori place) a few months before she passed away... this time of the year marks the anniversary of her passing, and though it's been seven years since her death, as Anaru gets older I have begun to see, and deeply think about, the impact of losing not only a Grandmother (and a Mother and a Mother-in-Law), but all the stories and language and cultural wealth that disappear too... most especially because I know she would have delivered them in her own wild and emphatic way, with her cackling laugh teasing the boys constantly... When I ask my husband about it, the stories he knows, the things she taught him, he tells me it's strange... one foot each in two worlds... he says, 'You look white, but you never feel white inside.' Our boys never knew her... but I'll keep on missing her on their behalf. 4d
  •   dharmicpath @wovenspirit I can't believe it's been 7 years....it feels so long ago and yet, strangely like yesterday too....what a lot of growing up we've done since then xx 4d
  •   lucyflowerdew We stayed with a family in kaitaia when we visited nz we spent a month in the far north exploring it thoroughly, the whole area has a strong sense of Maori culture and so much history..so many beautiful places there too. @wovenspirit 3d
  •   rhiannontoast Beautifully said. 3d
  •   nicfaz23 Beautiful. 3d
  •   wearethenepias 'One foot each in two worlds...you look white, but you never feel white inside' those words are powerful! I have felt like that my entire life and though I knew there must have been others who felt the same it was kind of unspoken. I am fiercely protective of my Maori heritage, I think ipart because I look so much like my pakeha mother. 3d
  •   wearethenepias 'in part' 3d
  •   littleearthstories Beautifully said. xxx 3d
  •   littlepapaya I feel that way about my Omama. But then I remember she is in me. It is inevitable her ways are passed down through me x 2d

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wovenspirit Littlest one had a mild fever all afternoon, so we wandered in the cool ocean breeze and watched waves and the sunset... I'm not sure if this is what you imagined for your beautiful indigo dyed necklace @iamalchemy , but Griffyn adores it... he holds it tight, and brushes it on his face as he falls asleep in the sling... 4d
  •   softfluffycloud Hope he's feeling better soon xx 4d
  •   littlepapaya Oh I'm sure there was never a better purpose for it than that! Swoon! 4d
  •   liz.stern Sweet pea x 4d
  •   houseofhumble Beautiful. Get well soon little one!! xx 4d
  •   teaandfleur Oh beautiful! Hope your little Griffyn feels better soon. Much love xx 4d
  •   melbourneepicure Hope he's OK soon 4d
  •   shell_mcclure He has beautiful lips I bet you can't stop kissing them! Hope your little one is feeling better. 4d

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wovenspirit Sunset dancing... 4d
  •   thisbrownwren Such a beautiful, slow and simple life you're living Mietta xxx 4d

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wovenspirit Hanging out with Grandma at her Cafe @or2beecafe ... accidentally colour co-ordinated with her amazing jewels (all made by her) ~ my Mama is an amazing woman 4d
  •   saskiaandchris Oh she's lovely!! 4d
  •   shelleylawnikanis She sounds a lot like my mum. There are 6 of us and she too sewed all our clothes and cooked everything from a scratch. I honestly don't know how they did it! I have only two children and find it hard to make time for a lot of things! 4d
  •   allesmitliebe Looks fantastic! Charisma 🏼 4d
  •   mommykati What a lovely picture!! You're mom sounds like a person I would like to be  4d
  •   thisbrownwren So very lovely xxx 4d
  •   littleearthstories She sounds like an amazing woman! 4d
  •   womanlyfire That is the best grin ever! 4d
  •   oliveandus What a great pic! 2d

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wovenspirit Afternoon snoozing under the macadamia tree, while Mummy stitched felt ocean waves {and big brother 'pruned' shrubs and plants with kitchen scissors} 5d

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wovenspirit Papaya Mandala ~ a collaboration with Anaru, in honour of our first homegrown red papaya... 5d

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wovenspirit Waiting for breakfast... he's loving his new kitty slippers, Aunties! @dharmicpath @andenave ! 5d

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wovenspirit That which adapts to the earth is virtue... : chuang tzu
#earthday #mamaearth #barefootwandering
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wovenspirit Perusing his op-shop book treasures... he chooses a few each time and pays with money gifted by his Great-Grandma
#booksforlife #readeveryday
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wovenspirit Thanks for my cuppa, Mama!! 6d

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wovenspirit Sunset escape... {from our house of snot and tissues, tears and tantrums}... 7d

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wovenspirit Deconstructed vegan sushi bowl lunching ~ brown basmati rice, avo, sweet potato, tofu, spinach, crisp nori sheets, homemade cucumber pickle, splash of tamari. So easy, so good. 1w

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