37/52 I am really failing at being consistent with these portraits this year which is such a shame as I love looking back on them. That being said I’m glad I’m sharing this week’s as I really like both of them. We went to spend a few days with my parents on Portland last week and since my Mum wasn’t working we managed to fit in a couple of day trips. We had nothing planned but I find that’s when all the good stuff happens. We took a walk to a local community farm as Lyra loves anything to do…

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A 2am alarm which wasn’t really needed as I was too excited to sleep. A long dark drive with two little girls who didn’t really wake much as we transferred them into the car. A 6am take off and a two hour flight in which I even got to read for more than 30 seconds! One very excited girl running into her Nanna’s arms once we arrived. Squeezing all of our luggage into two cars and one short drive later and we are there. Holiday starts here. What follows is a blissfully relaxed week in the sunshine. Spending time together…

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August has flown by and I must admit that this little blog has been rather neglected. I don’t even have the excuse of it being the school holidays as both of my girls are too young for school anyway. We’ve been filling our days with adventures and making memories though and the unexpected break from blogging has been good for me. September always feels like a new beginning and I’m ready and energised to throw myself back into it. August ended up being a month of two halves. The rain that seemed to last forever at the beginning of the…

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32/52 I haven’t shared a weekly portrait of my girls in weeks and look how much they have grown! Things have been a little manic around these parts which I plan to do a blog post on soon if only to get all of my thoughts and feelings out (no, I’m not pregnant!) but for now I’m just going to try and pick up from where I left off. My husband actually took the photo of Lyra this week, he was trying to get some pictures of me breastfeeding Athena as that chapter of motherhood is coming to an early…

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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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