Saturday, 27 August 2016

My 366 Project | Week #34



232.366 || Serious little girl as per usual when the camera is out...


233.366 || Rainy day cats!
Also, is there any better feeling than your child's arms around your neck? I think not.


234.366 || A quick cake picnic during our walk yesterday called for a family selfie! There are three things I really love about this photo...
1. We're all in it! I mean Athena isn't looking at the camera but she is at least in the frame and not tucked up in a wrap so that's an improvement.
2. How crazy similar Matt and Lyra look. Their eyes are identical and they both have the same cheesy grin that never fails to make me smile too.
3. That Lyra is holding Athena's hand. So, so cute.


235.366 || Leading the way with a stick in her hand. Such a regular view for me and one I hope I always remember.


236.366 || My daughter. Mud and dirt. Sticks and stones. Dresses and frilly socks. And, of course, the bruised legs. So perfectly, wonderfully her.


237.366 || We finally got round to digging up the potatoes we planted and I was surprised by how many had grown. Lyra decided to sneakily take a couple though and 'plant' them in a small flower pot she found!


238.366 || This little lady is now 12 weeks old! She's still pretty chilled out, is a little snuggle bunny, only wakes up once a night for a feed at the moment, adores her big sister and has an impressive set of lungs on her! Oh how we love you Athena Grace.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Stonehenge Walk | Weekend Adventuring

After our walk around Avebury a few weeks ago we were excited to try another walk from the Avebury and Stonehenge walking challenge. We had a couple of friends that wanted to join us for the next one and so we made plans to do it this weekend. Unfortunately throughout the week the weather forecast started looking worse and worse and we debated whether to cancel or postpone our walk but in the end we decided to just go for it. So we wrapped ourselves up in waterproofs and donned our wellies on Sunday to do the first of our Stonehenge walks.


I'm so glad we risked it because we'd only been walking for a few minutes when we had our first glimpse of blue sky. The weather got better and better as we walked and soon we were stripping off the layers and the waterproofs in favour of our short sleeved t shirts. We had originally picked one of the shortest walks to do thinking that we wouldn't want to be out too long in the expected rain but since the sun was shining and we were having such a lovely time catching up we just carried on walking. We ended up doing two of the four Stonehenge walks in one go because we were all enjoying ourselves so much. Lyra managed to walk a lot of it herself and then our Tula came in very handy!


As we got near the end we stopped for some banana bread and a sit down. And a lot of photos of course. Once we were finished with the cake eating and photo taking it was time to head back to the car park. That was the moment the weather decided to change and the rain started to fall. So we had a very soggy walk back to the car through fields of cows (eek!). The rain didn't dampen our spirits though and we had such a great day. I'm really enjoying these walks even more so when we get to do them with friends!


As always Matt filmed our little adventure and you can catch up on videos of past weekend adventures over on our YouTube channel.





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Monday, 22 August 2016

Portraits of my Children | 34/52


34/52

Despite the sunshine that we've seen this week both of the photos I chose were both taken during our very rainy Saturday. Athena is such a little snuggle bug and her favourite place to fall asleep is on our shoulders at the moment. The only problem is that she then falls into such a deep sleep that she starts slouching and sliding either down our chests or off our shoulders. She looks so cute smooshed against us though. Those lips and cheeks. Ah, so cute!

Lyra's photo was taken after I tried to entertain her by drawing cat whiskers on to her face with eyeliner, mainly to distract her whilst Matt was cleaning the kitchen. We spent so long running round the house afterwards miaowing to each other and I was lucky enough to capture a photo of her mid miaow. Her imagination is just amazing now and I love watching all of the little games and scenarios she devises for herself.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

A Trip to Cornwall | Weekend Adventuring

Another weekend, another adventure. The summer months just make me crave a little getaway so although we only went to Wales a couple of weeks ago we thought we'd head to Cornwall to visit family. We set off as early as we could manage on the Saturday morning so that we could make it Cornwall as early as possible but after stopping halfway for a pastry and coffee/juice/milk break and then stopping again when Lyra threw up her pastry we didn't make it to our destination until after lunch. After a quick stop to unload the car, clean Lyra's car seat, change clothes and eat some lunch we jumped back in the car and headed to the beach.




Lyra loves the beach. Unlike in Wales we actually remembered her swimsuit and swim nappies so she was fully prepared for the sea and she really made the most of it. Despite the water being pretty darn chilly she ran in and out laughing her head off and dragging us after her. We carried the push chair on to the beach to give us a shady spot for Athena to lie in and I'm so glad we did because, despite it being late afternoon the sun was still really strong. It took us ages to drag Lyra away from the beach as every time we got her cleaned up she threw herself in the sand so she would have to go back in the sea to rinse herself off again.




Sunday was our only full day in Cornwall so to make the most of it we packed a picnic and headed to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Unfortunately our camera battery died really early into the day so I don't have many pictures which I'm so sad about because the place was gorgeous and very photogenic and I'm pretty sure I could have taken hundreds of photos if I'd had the chance. We walked so far in the heat so it was unsurprising that Lyra wore herself out and needed to be carried for the last half hour. Eurgh, carrying a toddler in the heat is never fun. Although we did reward ourselves with ice cream before we left, mine was salted caramel and rhubarb which was delicious!




Before we knew it it was Monday and time to head home. To make the most of our day we stopped at Cotehele on the way home for a little explore. The last time we went there was about three or four years ago so it was fun to visit again with Lyra. After the quickest walk through a National Trust building that has ever been thanks to Lyra we went to wander through the grounds. And there was so much to explore. We walked all the way through the valley garden and down to the Quay where we ate lunch before it was time to go back to the car and start our journey home. A journey that would take us six hours! Two of those were just trying to get out of Exeter services which was a little like torture with two small children on a hot day but eventually we were home and exhausted from our adventures. Time to plan the next one now.

As always Matt filmed our little adventure and you can catch up on videos of past weekend adventures over on our YouTube channel.






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Saturday, 20 August 2016

My 366 Project | Week #33


225.366 || Athena really needs to work on her camera face but as you can see Lyra had got her fake smile down. After all you never know when someone will want to take your photo!


126.366 || Have I mentioned how much this little one loves the beach?! Despite living further than I'd like away from the coast we are trying to take her to the beach any chance we can. This weekend we're in Cornwall, the weather is beautiful and we're having a wonderful adventure.


227.366 || Another beautiful day in Cornwall and this time we headed to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We all loved exploring amongst the flowers but none more so than Lyra. Weekend adventures are just my favourite thing ever.


228.366 || Baby wearing and toddler carrying, he takes it all in his stride and completely rocks this fatherhood thing. Lyra is up in his arms because she'd just fallen out with me due to a keep off the grass, piece of rope, runaway toddler disregarding the rules incident!


229.366 || Back home from our adventures and it's a lazy day for us to recover after a very long journey yesterday. Athena spent a lot of time today practising her reaching and hitting. This baby stage seems to be going even quicker this time around, I'm sure it was only yesterday that she was a curled up sleepy newborn!


230.366 || Can there be anything better than a giant cardboard box and some felt tip pens?! Both Lyra and I had so much fun. Well until a certain little someone weed in the box that is.


231.366 || Walking amongst the flowers. Lyra taking a moment on her own to daydream and explore whilst we were out with friends.



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