Monday, 26 September 2016

Portraits of my Children | 39/52

Toddler laying on the grass smiling up and surrounded by autumn leaves
Portrait of baby staring into distance with a glum look on her face

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This week's photos have definitely got that autumnal feel about them and I couldn't be happier about it. In fact bring me more, I want crisp autumn mornings, I want jumper and woolly hat weather as I'm a sucker for a kid in a novelty winter hat! Both photos this week were taken during a walk through the park on one of the few really sunny days we've had recently.

Lyra's photo is my new favourite picture of her. I know that i say that a lot but I love her expression, I love the fallen leaves around her and I even love her dirty hands and grubby face! This a picture of a girl who was having a really fun day and nothing makes me happier than seeing her happy.

Athena's as usual is much more serious. It's getting ridiculous now, she is such a smiley baby but as soon as I get out a camera I get this expression. Well joke is on you Athena because I happen to love this expression, it really emphasises her cheeks!

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Friday, 23 September 2016

My 366 Project | Week #37


253.366 || When I think of all of the days I spent just holding Lyra like this I'm almost crushed with guilt. Because life is busier this time around. Moments where I can quietly hold you and breath you in are too few and far between for my liking. You even have your sister 'singing' to you or beeping your nose whilst you try to feed to contend with. But love takes many forms and whilst my love for you is deep and strong her love for you is loud and wild. So I'll continue soaking up every quiet, little cuddle I can get with you but I'll also try to remember to appreciate the noise.


254.366 || Pirate Athena! Little sister. Enough said.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

My 366 Project | Week #36






246.366 || This girl loves stones almost as much as she loves sticks. She insisted on collecting these up despite the fact they were heavy, we were on a long walk and it was 36 degrees!


247.366 || Another hot day so another day spent by the pool after a trip to the local market. Letting Athena float around in the pool for short intervals was definitely the best way for her to cool down.

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Portraits of my Children | 38/52


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I love this week's photos despite it being a rough week on the parenting front. Athena has regressed back to waking every two hours during the night and is super clingy during the day so a lot of coffee is being consumed in our house at the moment. This week's photo of Athena was taken during a woodland walk we took on Sunday afternoon just after she'd screamed and screamed to be let out of her wrap. Matt had resorted to carrying her like this which is her favourite thing ever and she was looking back at me with her hungry eyes. These are definitely her 'feed me' eyes and combined with the fist in the mouth I knew I only had a minute to snap this photo before stopping to nurse her!

I think Lyra has been a little jealous of all of the attention her little sister was demanding this week and so decided to crank up the terrible twos a notch. Which is just what this sleep deprived Mama needed. Her photo was taken midweek during, what I think was, the best day we had together. We spent all morning outside walking slowly to the park collecting sticks on the way and even got what will probably  be our last ice cream van ice cream of the year on the way home. Despite her being beautifully behaved whilst we were out you can definitely see a hint of that attitude creeping in in this photo.

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Portraits of my Children | 37/52


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I'm stretching out these holiday photos as much as possible because there are just so many that I like. I've chosen a couple from a trip to the beach as, to be honest, I just love their matching swimsuits. The first thing that Lyra did each time that we went to the beach was throw herself into the sand face first and roll around in it before trying to bury her legs. She loved it but she ended up covered in sand! I don't know if you can see it all in the photo above but it's there.

Athena's photo was taken on her first proper dip in the sea. On our first beach trip of the holiday she dipped her toes in at the edge of the sea but the second time we put her in her costume and took her right in. She seemed to love it despite what her face is saying in this photo!

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

My 366 Project | Week #35


239.366 || Walks in the sunshine for no other reason than to go get icecream. I could say that it was all for Lyra but it was totally because I fancied some!


240.366 || A quiet moment in the middle of the chaos that was packing for our holiday. Lyra climbed up next to Athena to 'read' her a story. So cute!

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Portraits of my Children | 36/52


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I'm a little late in posting this week's portraits but only because we've been on holiday! Both of these photos were taken whilst we were away and I really love them.

I have lots of pictures of Athena out and about this week, including in the pool and at the beach but then I saw this one that was taken during a moment of down time in the apartment. I think this is my favourite photo of Athena that I've ever taken, she is all eyes and cheeks and could not be any more adorable if she tried.

Lyra had so much fun in the pool this week so it seemed fitting that my portrait of her was taken in the water. She still very much wanted to do things on her own terms and wasn't too keen on taking her feet off of the ground but there were definitely tantrums when it was time to take her out of the pool or the sea.

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