Christine Pobke @pobke

http://pobkephotography.com/

documenting my everyday. wife; mama to three girls pippa, elsie, olive; photographer; lover of good food. korean american aussie expat in vanuatu.

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Playing Scrabble with Pippa while the two littlies sleep... Her thinking face is just so funny to stare at!! :) And the fact that I'm actually trying says a lot more about me than her... :)
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Playing Scrabble with Pippa while the two littlies sleep... Her thinking face is just so funny to stare at!! :) And the fact that I'm actually trying says a lot more about me than her... :)

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I took this picture of me carrying Olive on my hip because it felt so weird carrying my "newborn" on my hip. And then I looked at the photo and it dawned on me how she doesn't look like a newborn at all, sitting upright, hand resting on me just so, biting her bottom lip, staring at me. #allgrownup #oliveharperpobke #fivemonthsoldtomorrow #whenwhenwhen #timeflieswhenitsyourlastbaby #orisshe? #ikidikid #definitelyluckylast
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I took this picture of me carrying Olive on my hip because it felt so weird carrying my "newborn" on my hip. And then I looked at the photo and it dawned on me how she doesn't look like a newborn at all, sitting upright, hand resting on me just so, biting her bottom lip, staring at me. #allgrownup #oliveharperpobke #fivemonthsoldtomorrow #whenwhenwhen #timeflieswhenitsyourlastbaby #orisshe? #ikidikid #definitelyluckylast

Caught mid-yawn. :) (Does this make you wanna yawn?) #adoptdontshop #billiepobke
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Caught mid-yawn. :) (Does this make you wanna yawn?) #adoptdontshop #billiepobke

After school reading includes a diverse range of stories they each chose: BJ Novak's "The book with no pictures," Hemingway's "The old man and the sea," and Joseph Conrad's "Heart of darkness." #elsieandpippa #pippapobkevideos #elsiepobkevideos
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After school reading includes a diverse range of stories they each chose: BJ Novak's "The book with no pictures," Hemingway's "The old man and the sea," and Joseph Conrad's "Heart of darkness." #elsieandpippa #pippapobkevideos #elsiepobkevideos

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When the chaser becomes the chasee... 😂 #elsiepobkevideos
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When the chaser becomes the chasee... 😂 #elsiepobkevideos

Watching Pippa and Elsie do ballet is both hilarious and heartwarming... Pip is usually off in lalaland during free dance time, imagining she's either Moana or Maui, sailing on a boat and battling Teca. Meanwhile, Elsie is too busy staring at herself in the mirror as she sings out loud, twirling while at the same time, closing her eyes to emphasize how much she's "feeling" the music. The highlight of my week! :)
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Watching Pippa and Elsie do ballet is both hilarious and heartwarming... Pip is usually off in lalaland during free dance time, imagining she's either Moana or Maui, sailing on a boat and battling Teca. Meanwhile, Elsie is too busy staring at herself in the mirror as she sings out loud, twirling while at the same time, closing her eyes to emphasize how much she's "feeling" the music. The highlight of my week! :)

Nelly: yu blong wea? .

Elsie: mi blong Vanuatu! .

Nelly: nem blong yu? .

Elsie: nem blong mi ELSIE!! .

Nelly: yu go wea? .

Elsie: mi wantem kiss Olive!! . (Fave part has to be Nelly asking Els where she's from and Elsie responding, "Vanuatu!!" Nelly just about fell over from laughing so hard.) #overheard #thanksnelly  #elsiesbislamaisbetterthanmine #effortless #sonotfair #elsiepobkeisms
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Nelly: yu blong wea? . Elsie: mi blong Vanuatu! . Nelly: nem blong yu? . Elsie: nem blong mi ELSIE!! . Nelly: yu go wea? . Elsie: mi wantem kiss Olive!! . (Fave part has to be Nelly asking Els where she's from and Elsie responding, "Vanuatu!!" Nelly just about fell over from laughing so hard.) #overheard #thanksnelly #elsiesbislamaisbetterthanmine #effortless #sonotfair #elsiepobkeisms

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Spotted at the Mama Markets this morning: kokonas krab!!! I guess that means they're in season now? #drool #coconutcrab #getinmybelly #ifonlyiknewhowtocookthem
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Spotted at the Mama Markets this morning: kokonas krab!!! I guess that means they're in season now? #drool #coconutcrab #getinmybelly #ifonlyiknewhowtocookthem

I used to think that eating alone was the worst punishment... And now, I absolutely savour it. I can study Bislama in peace, eat a delicious hot meal, and take in the quiet serenity of it all. :) #gettingintrovertedinmyoldage #ahtheserenity
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I used to think that eating alone was the worst punishment... And now, I absolutely savour it. I can study Bislama in peace, eat a delicious hot meal, and take in the quiet serenity of it all. :) #gettingintrovertedinmyoldage #ahtheserenity

Just when I thought she was finally outgrowing her naps, she falls asleep on the couch mid-sentence about some crazy adventure she went on today at school... #elsiepobkeisms
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Just when I thought she was finally outgrowing her naps, she falls asleep on the couch mid-sentence about some crazy adventure she went on today at school... #elsiepobkeisms

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No time like the present to get started on my new fitness routine!! I kept coming up with all sorts of reasons why I couldn't start exercising (no good footpaths, fear of stray dogs, it's too hot, the gyms don't have AC or a working treadmill, etc etc). But when I started thinking about it, I realised they were just excuses: it's winter so really, not that hot; they're building a gorgeous footpath along the water so with a few to-and-fro laps, it's easily a 5k walk; I have the best all-terrain pram for Olive (and this walk definitely requires all-terrain wheels given our walk has sand, gravel, dirt and uneven roads!); and the view is pretty majestic!! Here's to getting back my body and a healthier start to being 36! :) #workingonmyfitness #discovervanuatu #bugaboo #bugaboobuffalo #pobkegetsfit
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No time like the present to get started on my new fitness routine!! I kept coming up with all sorts of reasons why I couldn't start exercising (no good footpaths, fear of stray dogs, it's too hot, the gyms don't have AC or a working treadmill, etc etc). But when I started thinking about it, I realised they were just excuses: it's winter so really, not that hot; they're building a gorgeous footpath along the water so with a few to-and-fro laps, it's easily a 5k walk; I have the best all-terrain pram for Olive (and this walk definitely requires all-terrain wheels given our walk has sand, gravel, dirt and uneven roads!); and the view is pretty majestic!! Here's to getting back my body and a healthier start to being 36! :) #workingonmyfitness #discovervanuatu #bugaboo #bugaboobuffalo #pobkegetsfit

Still not the most confident sitter-upper but we reckon it counts!! :) #oliveharperpobke #almostfivemonths #skillz
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Still not the most confident sitter-upper but we reckon it counts!! :) #oliveharperpobke #almostfivemonths #skillz

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