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Thursday, June 17, 2010

the sea and six

Our seaside abode and adventures of four days.
We left with a girl of five and returned with a girl of six.
With a long weekend falling on or near Mia's birthday each year and this year falling on the very same day of her birth to be exact, we decided to take advantage of it and spend a few nights celebrating by the sea.
Her only requests were to return to *our island* and that there should be no goannas...difficult but with the cooler weather I was confident we could fudge our way through without a close sighting anyway.
So we stole an extra day from school and took off on an adventure to sleep under a glorious starry sky...our southern cross shining brightest... and to indulge in the sound of the gentle lapping of the Pacific by day and night.

We spent complete days in the sand...
sitting, digging, looking, lazing, basking.
We parachuted from she oaks...
swinging, flying, bouncing, falling, laughing.
We played and fished and walked and dipped our toes.
We roasted marshmallows on an open fire and warmed those same toes beneath the blanket of night.
We indulged in the company of good friends.
We hung the birthday bunting from the trees and sang and celebrated six...
the sea and six.
No goannas in sight.

22 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

I love these photographs, soo beautiful. Happy birthday to your girl!

gardenmama said...

Leanne, each post is more beautiful than the last. Such gorgeous photos, it looks like a beautiful day!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!
What a lovely celebration!

Every photo make me smile.

karen said...

sounds like a great way to spend the long weekend! Happy birthday to your daughter. love the silouette of the children playing on the shore, beautiful

Kristi said...

perfect. so beautifully captured.

Sam said...

Beautiful photos, just amazing.

Sounds like an amazing long weekend. Beats mine, which was spent house hunting.

xx

Twig and Toadstool said...

What gorgeous pictures! It sounds like you enjoyed a magical time away!
:) Maureen, (who is missing the Ocean)

littlechrissy said...

A beautiful post and beautiful photos (as always). Happy birthday Mia!

tikje wit said...

Looks&sounds like; Great...! Happy new year for the 6y old, keep enjoying!

.::Our Waldorf Home Mama::. said...

That birthday crown is one of the most beautiful I've seen! It's nice to see a change of pace from the traditional rainbow sea of Waldorf colors, to a more natural and even more simple and girly than others. Very nice! And happy birthday to the young miss!

~Samantha

Sophie Munns said...

What a wonderful post Leanne...the photos are evocative and the poetic story-telling just perfect!
Sophie

Madeline said...

Happy 6th to your little lady!!!

Ha! I had to google goannas. After seeing pictures, I probably would have had the same request as a little one. Glad her wishes came true.

Phyllis said...

How beautiful! Love those kinds of days.

Kelly said...

Happy birthday to your girl. What a way to celebrate - by the sea - perfect! Such beautiful, beautiful pictures.

Heather said...

Your photographs are magical, thank you so much for sharing. I hope that your daughter has a wonderful time celebrating, and a beautiful year ahead

The Noisy Plume: said...

Just have to say:
Beautiful images.
Beautiful everything.
xx

Elflyn said...

Looks perfect! Where is that?
We celebrated a birthday this past long weekend as well.... 16 for her.
I remember 6, though!

Your photos and words made me smile, loved it all.
Happy belated birthday to your girl!

Sabrina said...

Oh my gosh...more gorgeous photos! And one absolutely lucky six year old. You all do manage to have some amazing adventures.

Happy Birthday Mia!

Levin said...

sounds absolutely perfect.
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x

Patricia said...

Happy birthday Mia X
Wonderful pictures and day!!!
(winter?)...

5orangepotatoes said...

Happpy belated birthday to little Mia, she's not too far behind Araina. Same month but different seasons, interesting.

lisa

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Amazing photos, it looks like you live paradise ;)