I love sending the girls to play outside in the cool of the afternoon while I prepare dinner. Our house is shaded by mature trees on the western side of our block, so it’s the ideal time for playing outside. Here’s what my four daughters got up to.

Aisha, 4yo, January 2010
Aisha set up this little drum kit outside and played along to the music coming from her little mp3-player.

Brioni, 3yo, January 2010
I heard Brioni and Aisha engage in a serious discussion about whether this broken hula-hoop was a diving mask or sunglasses. Here Brioni shows her sunnies. According to her logic, if she turned it upside down, it would be the diving mask.

Aisha, 4yo, + Calista, 21 months old, January 2010
Calista likes to wrap her "Pink" around her shoulders and then locate a corner to put up to her nose while she sucks her thumb.

Delaney, 2 weeks old, January 2010
Dell sleeps so well that I often have to wake her for her three-hourly feeds during the day.