Portraits of my Children | 10/52


Both pictures this week were taking during our walk in the woods at Heaven’s Gate on the Longleat Estate. I can’t help but smile at Lyra’s photo. There’s a reason why so many photos of her on this blog are action shots and that is that she has no interest in stopping exploring to have her photo taken. Matt actually managed to get her to pause long enough for this picture but I think her facial expression speaks volumes about how she feels about stopping, even for a second.I also feel like this picture is a glimpse of teenage Lyra and that worries me somewhat.

Athena’s photo was taken during the five minutes that she managed to stay awake during our walk. Our Ergo is magic and without fail will knock out our little sleep thief but before she fell asleep she couldn’t take her eyes off of the trees. I think that this picture was taken just as she was drifting off as she has that sleepy/serious expression on her face that I just love.

Linking up with What the Redhead Said. This is my second full year of sharing a portrait every week of the girls so here are their portraits from 2017 and here are their portraits from 2016.

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  1. 6th March 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Aw i havent been on the longleat estate in years! It’s so beautiful. Something wonderful seeing children back in nature. Am glad Athena was awake long enough to see the trees #LivingArrows
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  2. 6th March 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Gorgeous photos of both of them! But I really do love the look on Lyra’s face, you really are in for trouble when she’s older! x #LivingArrows
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  3. 6th March 2017 / 9:27 pm

    What a little explorer with a little branch in her hat – super cute! I struggle to get photos of my little one as he never stands still either. Such a beautiful photo of Athena!x #Livingarrows
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    • 10th March 2017 / 4:53 pm

      I’m seeing that face much more at the moment, I think three is going to be a challenging year and we’re not even there yet! That hat is age 6-8 years so I’m hoping it fits for a couple of years at least although she’ll probably need an adult hat next year at this rate!! x

  4. 10th March 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Adorable photo’s. Its great to get out and have an explore.

  5. 12th March 2017 / 6:37 am

    Oh I just love Lyra’s hat, it’s adorable. 4 has been the most challenging year for us so far x #LivingArrows
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