Spring is here! Longer, brighter days, (hopefully) warmer weather, and colour. Everywhere I look at the moment is colour. Daffodils, bluebells, leaves on trees again, as well as butterflies and bees. Beautiful. My favourite thing about Spring though is the chance it brings to be more spontaneous. I find myself obsessively checking the weather less and, since we don’t need to wear as many layers when we go out, I can leave the house relatively quickly so we can squeeze in all of the adventures we want. This Spring is special too as I feel like Athena is my little…

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These two have been sisters for eleven months now and that means we’re almost at the end of our first year as parent’s to two little ones. It’s crazy to think how quickly this past year has gone but I honestly couldn’t imagine life without the two of them, Lyra certainly doesn’t remember a time where Athena wasn’t with us. I’m so happy with how Lyra adapted to life as a big sister. She adored Athena from the very beginning and, although of course they have their moments, she is still just as in love with her little sister. She…

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This year Easter Monday falls on Lyra’s birthday so, rather than have the two competing, we decided to head to Lacock to take part in their egg trail last weekend instead. This way we can keep the long weekend dedicated to celebrating our eldest daughter as much as possible. We still have an Easter Egg and a couple of little Spring gifts for the girls next Sunday and we’ll have a little egg hunt in the house to find them but I imagine I’ll be spending most of the day trying to bake a cake that looks OK! Last year…

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14/52 15/52 Time just seems to be flying by at the moment. So fast in fact that I forgot to post last week’s portraits! We’ve been outside even more than usual due to the sunny weather and our house has also been full with various visitors over the past couple of weeks. Athena has been standing more and more, we bought her her first pair of shoes, and she’s even tried (unsuccessfully) to take a couple of steps! We’ve been spending lots of time in the park as she still loves the swings and this week’s photo of her was…

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These four photos were all taken in the very same spot on the very same day every year since 2014. They document my journey as a mother and today I took the last photo in the series. A photo with both of my children in my arms. I’m certainly not saying that my journey is over, but this time of creating new life is and my family is complete. I took the first photo on the 6th April 2014, Lyra’s due date. I stood there whilst Matt took photos of my bump with a thousand thoughts running through my head.…

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March was a good month for my little family. In my February Me and Mine I talked about how we were trying to get used to having our weekends together halved by me returning to work but I feel like we’ve really found our groove again this month. I mean, Sundays still go ridiculously fast for us but the pressure to make it the greatest ever day each week has decreased. We managed to get out on lots of little adventures each week and had a long weekend in Wales together to celebrate Matt’s birthday. The blog has been a…

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that is so true for me today. My Mother’s Day was utterly wonderful, filled with my family, blue skies, picnics, muddy knees, and lots and lots of laughter. And I think, for once, that these pictures all convey that. And so I’ve included more than I usually would because I just couldn’t narrow them down! It all started with a lie in (although with the clocks going forward I’m a little confused by how much of a lie in it actually was) followed by a delicious breakfast that Matt and…

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13/52 Each week when I’m choosing the girls’ photos I usually try and pick two that have a similar feel to them. Maybe they’re both taken on the same day or both outside, they have a similar tone or they’re both in black and white, but this week they are completely different. Except that they’re not. To me both of these photos remind me of how quickly my little ones are growing up. Athena’s photo this week was taken on Mother’s Day whilst we were out having a picnic. She’s been letting go of our hands to stand unassisted for…

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