alanalittlerock Touchdown. Koches in Kingscliff. Flynn's first flight. 4d

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alanalittlerock TGIF. Heading on holidays tomorrow. Goodbye from the rainbow pterodactyl. Xx 6d
  •   joyess Salt?? 6d
  •   helenahall Awesome picture! 6d
  •   alanalittlerock @joyess keepin it real at mantra salt this time. Ha ha. But yes bring the pool and beach on!! 6d
  •   alanalittlerock @helenahall I am going to give him colours that work with my loungeroom and get him to do some wall art ;) 6d
  •   phoenixjamie This is actually really appealing for a lounge room. That's quite some effort all the colouring in too!! Have an amazing holiday x 20h

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alanalittlerock I have a baby who wants to become a boy. The cup with no lid. The adult chair. From dawn till dusk there are tears of resistance as he tries to exert his independence. Somedays it is just too much to wrestle with this angry toddler. Somedays I lose it. But I know that he will emerge as a beautiful boy who is happy and confident. I just have to give him time. 1w

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alanalittlerock Angus turns 2 tomorrow! I have excelled in cake decoration this year. Thank you Peppa. 2w
  •   mrsdztb Wow I am seriously impressed! 2w
  •   jinzilayla New business venture? Seriously impressed! 2w
  •   alanalittlerock @mrsdztb @jinzilayla ha ha seriously I just cleaned all his peppa toys and stuck them on! 2w
  •   nbreakspear He will love it! 2w
  •   phoenixjamie You have a remarkable ability to make it look like a professionally bought cake! I can't believe Angus is 2. Time flies. I hope he enjoyed his special day. 6d

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alanalittlerock #studiolittlerock book printed by #artifactuprising arrived today. How the little one has grown in 3 months. So glad for these memories. @artifactuprising 2w
  •   kirbyarmstrong How is the quality? @alanalittlerock Have been planning to do one of these too! 2w
  •   alanalittlerock @kirbyarmstrong I love it. It isn't as clear as other photobooks but I really like the vibe. It feels very magazine. 2w
  •   kirbyarmstrong Great! Will try and do one soon! What a gorgeous little man Flynn is! x 2w
  •   alanalittlerock Naw shucks. It's really easy to work with for a file of photoshoot photos. Would be harder to span it over a year due to the way the program works. Also you can't change the cover style once you start! 2w
  •   phoenixjamie Oh your boys are lucky to have you as their Mumma. I was wondering how AU looked. I imagine magazine like too. Did you only use your DSLR photos and not any iPhone? When i print photos I wish I never had my iPhone to take photos, but then would I take any if I didn't had it?!! 6d
  •   alanalittlerock @phoenixjamie my "normal" photobooks are quite hideous. iPhone and slr pics but most unedited as I just don't have the time. I am sure yours would be much better! I work on the principle of getting something done rather than nothing at all. The AU book I just used pics from my photoshoot. So they are all coordinating with the same white balance etc so it looks stunning. 6d
  •   alanalittlerock I am trying my first photobook through Lightroom and blurb. Lightroom is where I keep my photos so it's easier to do one over a whole year through that program. AU better for an "event" in my experience. 6d

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alanalittlerock Every Wednesday morning Ollie waits for another preschool mum to take him to preschool so I don't have to leave the house. Such unexpected kindness from neighbours. It takes a village to raise a child. 3w
  •   phoenixjamie Good people attract good people. Loved seeing you on Sunday x 3w
  •   nbreakspear So kind !! 3w
  •   mrsdztb Where we used to live there was a walking bus to get all the kids to darlinghurst primary which I thought was beautiful since all the parents would be rushing off to work. There is a lot in our society that can make you feel very isolated but random acts of kindness save you! 3w

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alanalittlerock House release for an amazing wedding. Food cooked by someone else. Amazing. 4w

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alanalittlerock Goodnight little prince. 12 weeks ago today I first met you. Where has the time gone? A lot of feeding, screaming, bouncing, patting, juggling and ball dropping. You are worth it. But for today my anthem is 'I'm a survivor' by Beyoncé. 4w
  •   nbreakspear He's beautiful. And chubbing up nicely too @alanalittlerock. Need another cuddle before he can crawl away from me! 4w
  •   helenahall I can totally see you busting a Beyoncé 4w
  •   alanalittlerock @nbreakspear any time please!! Only a few weeks till he goes to lulu boot camp. 4w
  •   libbysmith80 Naww, look at those cheeks. You've had a tough time with him: not at all fair for a number three. Meanwhile, I suspect my very zen number three is plotting how to become the world's worst toddler the day she turns one... 4w
  •   helenahall Everyone told me no. 3 would be a breeze. LIARS!!! 4w

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alanalittlerock This morning I realised Ollie just needed to be shown how to draw. He isn't visually creative and so until this day has been limited to scribbles. He asked to draw a robot. So step by step he copied each texta stroke. Since then he has been drawing robots all day - adding scenery and colours. I hope this is the beginning of a whole new creative world for him. 4w
  •   mrsdztb @alanalittlerock I know. It's a job and some days you're not that into it. We need to have a coffee before I go back to work! Did you get my private insta msg w number? 4w
  •   alanalittlerock @mrsdztb no ! Or if I did I lost it in a flurry of newborn land. Am getting another haircut in paddington tomorrow at 2... 4w
  •   nbreakspear He's a quick learner!! This is awesome. For more ideas, try http://artfulparent.com @alanalittlerock, lots of good drawing and other art ideas. 4w
  •   helenahall Good on you! Is he a leftie? 4w
  •   mrsdztb I'm overseas but maybe next week? My mob is 0419811155 4w
  •   alanalittlerock @helenahall we aren't sure. He keeps swapping. Preschool says most of the boys are the same. Takes them a bit longer to work it out! 4w
  •   ans81 I want a robot on my next birthday card!! Proud Godmama. Go Ollie!! 4w
  •   ans81 P.s. Already drawing better than me!! 4w

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alanalittlerock I can't stop looking at this photo. Last week we celebrated @ans81's birthday and Ollie was in full swing excitement mode in anticipation of the ice cream cake. Pure joy. 1mon

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alanalittlerock My MIL gave me money for the birth of Flynn so I decided to buy a small camera for the handbag as our old one was so slow it was useless. I wanted something I could take to the beach or a party without lugging the DSLR. Why this one? It has the fastest autofocus system currently available in such a camera. This is paramount for me when taking photos of kids. It also has interchangeable lenses so I can put a prime lens on it and get some good depth of field. Can't wait to use it! 1mon
  •   nawoodall Nice background 1mon
  •   danedgepod Wow awesome. All I got when I had babies were stitches 1mon
  •   nbreakspear Yes certainly better than getting another onsie but I might've been more excited by the Kitchenaid @alanalittlerock and you are right, it makes pizza dough easy! 1mon
  •   supakezz I got the same one for Andy last year and we're loving it! Have fun @alanalittlerock :) 1mon
  •   phoenixjamie Oh I love this photo! It's the funkier camera too! I want you to explain more about it next weekend please!! Yup that's right we finally meet again!! ;) x 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock Will do @phoenixjamie but @mirvine1979 may not be friends with me anymore. 1mon
  •   joyess Bring this on Monday!! I want a go! 4w
  •   alanalittlerock @joyess will do! I have no prime lens yet but will bring it along and we can camera swap! 4w

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alanalittlerock For the past 24 hours Flynn has been more happy than sad. He has started gurgling and talking to us. This is a minor (major?) miracle for a kid that was screaming if not sleeping. At my wits end I have been expressing and trialling him on lactose free formula. The difference is amazing. I don't think I have it in me to cut lactose, coffee, dairy or whatever out of my diet so he will have to be content with formula and love. 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock @suzannegorman wow ok. What do you drink your coffee with now? THAT is my major hurdle! 1mon
  •   suzannegorman Fresh goat's milk. It is ok and I like it but I don't love it yet. I hate soy milk and I spat out almond milk! Next I am trying rice milk and apparently home made almonds milk is easy. and yummy. I treat myself with delicious Coco Chocolate organic hazelnut & sea salt dark chocolate - big change but wouldn't go back to milk chocolate. Wait 3 whole weeks for dairy to wear off and you will likely not regret. 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock Hi @designhunter will keep an eye out for it and give it a go. Such trial and error. He has been a lot happier on the lactose free formula so I am happy but still expressing as can't get my head around bottles overnight! Can't wait to see your little man! Loved your dream room in the latest mag x 1mon
  •   phoenixjamie Oh the cutest photo. I love the tongue out stage. He looks like Ollie here. Fab news re lactose free working!!! You might be surprised that you can keep eating yoghurt and hard cheese but cut out the milk. It's definitely time to get accustomed to the alternatives. Mike and I both have soy in coffee and seriously I cannot even taste dairy now without feeling sick!! Must be bonsai though so creamy!! 1mon
  •   libbysmith80 @alanalittlerock have you tried your coffee with bonsoy? Most decent cafés will use it as their soy option. It's actually pretty nice (good texture and flavor). When I was pregnant with T I couldn't have milk coffees without feeling rank, and wasn't up for black, so I had bonsoy. Of course, there are a host of other dairy things that are not replaceable (mmmm, cream...). Not sure I could do the no dairy thing, at least not long term. Hope those baby smiles keep coming! 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock @libbysmith80 @phoenixjamie ok I'll try a bonsoy. If I hate it I am sending you a $1.85 bill each. I am expressing during the day and breastfeeding dinner and overnight. A real circus that's for sure. 1mon
  •   phoenixjamie Oh my I just re read my message and I meant it definitely takes time to like the taste not that it is time for you to change. Ouch!!!! 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock Haha @phoenixjamie all good xxxx 1mon

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alanalittlerock Good morning from @threewilliamscafe 1mon

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alanalittlerock Last summery days in Sydney. 1mon

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alanalittlerock At 8pm last night Alex told me he had taken a day in lieu for today. I shed a tear of joy. This week has been hard with little Flynn. Such a joy to go to a beach on a quiet weekday and have lunch in our fave cafe Ruby's without a nauseating crowd. Flynn senses my calmness and is sleeping perfectly in his cot after a warm shower. Thankful. 1mon
  •   supakezz Perfect! 1mon
  •   helenahall What super news!! 1mon
  •   ans81 Praise God for giving you these things just when you needed them. Is that castle cove again?!? 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock Yes @and 81 and Flynn has slept for 2hrs with no resettling in his cot and slept till 4.30am this morning. Seriously a different baby. Alex is like 'what are you talking about?' 1mon
  •   mrsdztb Oh I'm so sorry you've had a bad week. Jack does crappy 40 minutes naps.... He's so grumpy by bedtime. 1mon
  •   lyndeljlarby This is fabulous, so glad for a rejuvenating family day and a sleepy bub xx 1mon
  •   ans81 It's a miracle! Seriously!! 1mon

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alanalittlerock Quietly observing all the food he will refuse to eat at dinner. 1mon
  •   nbreakspear Cutie pie!! Don't worry @alanalittlerock, mine rejected chicken pie tonight (oh except for the pastry). Not sure how you eat with your kids every night, I've been trialling while Tim is away and I get indigestion and eat again at 8pm!!! #fatty 1mon
  •   alanalittlerock Ha ha @nbreakspear it is easier because alex is at home... And I am just too tired to cook when they are in bed! You have impeccable stamina! I won't say it's always pleasant though. There is usually a tanty every night. Half the week I just cook stuff they will eat because I can't stand the tanty. 1mon
  •   phoenixjamie Oh another thing in common with his beast friend over here! 1mon
  •   foxandwild A familiar story here! Tonight Jonty refused mashed potato. I mean really?? It's basically butter and salt, your usual best friends. Ugh!! 1mon
  •   ans81 But he's so cute 1mon
  •   helenahall My kids ate kelp soup today. Had seconds and third helpings too. #halfies 1mon

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alanalittlerock Dining room pendants. A touch of mood lighting. Mini Koch O Block makeover. 1mon

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alanalittlerock Finally. The moment we've all been waiting for. 2mon
  •   kirbyarmstrong Oh cute! 2mon
  •   libbysmith80 Gosh, he doesn't do things by halves, does he? Biggest. Smile. Ever! 2mon
  •   lyndeljlarby Hey little man! You're smile is lovely xx 2mon
  •   helenahall Love the gummy smile !! 2mon
  •   nbreakspear He's saying, "thanks for your hard work mum, here's your reward"!! Doesn't look like Ollie's smile though or is it @alanalittlerock ???!? 2mon
  •   joyess Yay!!!! 2mon
  •   ans81 Aww hello Flynn!!! Can't wait to see this in person. Birdie birdie pop coming your way. 2mon

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alanalittlerock When something is wrong with my baby, something is wrong with me... Little Flynn why are you so sad all the time? :( 2mon
  •   danedgepod Oh hun I know that feeling ... It's a tough six months. 2mon
  •   lyndeljlarby :-( xx 2mon
  •   libbysmith80 Praying for you both. xx 2mon
  •   lorraineeccleston1 Poor baby boy feeling for you Alana x 2mon
  •   janekbritton poor Flynn (and you). 2mon
  •   vicbrigden Oh so sad x 2mon
  •   nbreakspear Praying for a happier household. That is tough going on everyone. Xxx 2mon
  •   mrsdztb Oh the poor little monkey. Jack has super crabby days too. So not fun :( 2mon

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alanalittlerock Boy and girl sharing a room? This is the perfect cross over print for blue and pink with a touch of mint! 2mon

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