For some reason I didn’t do one of these posts last month so things between the girls have changed quite a lot since May. Athena turned one and got more and more confident and suddenly the gap between them isn’t looking so big. Watching them whilst out and about remains my favourite thing to do in the world. Lyra rushes off as soon as she sees some wide open spaces but it usually clicks after a few seconds that her little sister can’t keep up so she comes running straight back to us, usually to tell Athena all about what…

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28/52 Look at these little cuties! I love this time of year, it is just so colourful. Yesterday we headed to Somerset Lavender which is somewhere we visited for the first time last year when Athena was still a small baby. It was so nice to go back now that Athena is walking around and exploring with her big sister. Lyra was fascinated by the bees and spent most of the time that we were there watching them buzzing about. Athena on the other hand just wanted to walk and play with dirt. It looks like we definitely have another…

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Sutton Lane Meadows is such a hidden gem especially at this time of year. We first went whilst I was pregnant with Athena last year and although I thought it was really pretty at the time (I think it was May) it was too early for most of the wildflowers. We then went again on Mother’s Day when we had a picnic there which was lovely but obviously we were much too early for the long grass and wild flowers and so we went again last week and it was perfect! Each time we’ve been I think we’ve seen a…

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26/52 27/52 Looking at these photos, I can’t quite believe where my little babies have gone?! We are well and truly past those baby days in this household now, apart from Athena still not sleeping through the night, and we are thrown into the world of toddlers and children. Life is go, go, go but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the top photo of Athena that was taken on a picnic and it really shows, not only how much she’s grown, but also her cheeky personality. Lyra is constantly in her own little world at the…

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24/52 25/52 I’m doing as well as I hoped at keeping up with these weekly portraits of the girls 9hence another double post) but that being said I love all four of these photos. The top two were from my birthday weekend on Portland and I think that they both do a good job of summing up the girls’ personalities at the moment. Lyra is constantly exploring and as she gets older she’s getting even more adventurous. And Athena has turned into a little whirlwind overnight! She is constantly on the go and usually shrieking at the same time. Life…

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We’ve been doing lots of ‘wild’ things during our days recently but since Matt works during the week he’s had to miss out on most of them. Obviously he can join in at the weekend but we thought it might be nice to push the girls bedtime back a little one evening and make the most of the extra hours of sunlight. So after dinner one day we headed out on a mini beast hunt. Lyra loves hunting for bugs so she was in her element and since she was walking much slower than usual in order to find them…

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Saturday was Athena’s party and so I was a little worried that we weren’t going to find time to squeeze in our Random Act of Wildness for the day. I’ve tried not to put too much pressure on us to do something big each day and I’m really trying to just follow Lyra’s lead this month. I knew that we wouldn’t be able to go for a walk or anything that day as we had lots of people visiting but I hoped we would manage to get out in the garden for a little bit but I certainly didn’t think…

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23/52 This week has been a big one for our little family as Athena turned one! We spent her birthday as a family of four visiting Bristol Aquarium and then we had a party with our nearest and dearest celebrating Athena. Both of this week’s photos were taken during the party. I love Athena’s expression as she was sat in front of her cake listening to us all sing happy birthday to her. That girl loves being the centre of attention! During the party Lyra and her friend were playing in the garden. Before long they were both stripped off…

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