Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

36/52 {The 52 Project}


Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2015.

Space for the Butterflies - The 52 Project

Kitty: Earlier this year your Grandad rescued and restored a couple of bikes for you and your sister to play on and you’ve happily toddled up and down our little patio on it, but now you want to take your bike to the park and you decided that you needed a bike helmet.  You actually didn’t want to go on the bike at Grandma and Grandad’s house until we’d gone to get you one.  It seems like a very good idea to me, if you always wear a helmet to cycle when you’re four, you probably still will when you’re bigger and nearer faster things than ducks, so we all went out to find you one.  It’s pink and white and has flowers and says Girls across the top and I’m just going to hazard a guess that you really really like it.  Long may that continue sweetheart.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/160, f/6.3, ISO 250)

Space for the Butterflies - The 52 Project

Elma: My smiley girl, twirling in the late afternoon sunshine.  You’ve really grown up over the summer, all hint of the toddler is gone as we start to count down the last few months until you’re three, may be the littlest in our family for your age but you are a most sweetly determined young lady and you’re definitely not a forgotten middle child.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/5 , ISO 200)

Space for the Butterflies - The 52 Project

Pip: This is possibly one of my favourite pictures ever of you wee boy.  You were digging in the herb garden with your stick (as you do) when your Daddy walked through the back door and called your name.  You looked up at him with such joy; joy at being home, joy at digging in the garden and joy at having all your favourite people around you.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/125, f/3.5, ISO 200)


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  • gemma @ gemslittletreasures 05/09/2015 at 11:00 am

    Such gorgeous pictures Carie! Love kitty’s face-I bet she’s sleeping in her new helmet x

    • Carie 05/09/2015 at 10:03 pm

      Oh just about – she really loves it!

  • Donna 05/09/2015 at 5:30 pm

    Every time I see a photo of Pip he seems to much bigger than the one before – you can totally see their sibling resemblance x

    • Carie 05/09/2015 at 10:05 pm

      Oh I swear he grows every time I take my eyes off him at the moment!

  • Caffeine Girl 05/09/2015 at 7:32 pm

    This is such a lovely idea. There were no blogs when my kids were so small.

    • Carie 05/09/2015 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you – I love that my children will have such a great record of their childhood, I’ve never been very good at keeping up their baby books!

  • Kim 05/09/2015 at 9:50 pm

    Such happy little people. Beautiful photos of your kiddos Carie.

    • Carie 05/09/2015 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks Kim, they really are!

  • Katherine 05/09/2015 at 9:55 pm

    Oh, what beautiful portraits of your 3 sweethearts! Love just shines out of each of them – way to capture it, mama. A wonderful way to journal their childhoods.

    • Carie 05/09/2015 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you – I’ve only started doing the picture a week this year and I love how you can see the subtle changes across the year

  • Yanic 07/09/2015 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful captures of your babes this week again dear Carie. As always, Kitty cracks me up. And Pip is darling, but I think the one of Elma gets me the most. How long and lean she has gotten, not a baby anymore huh?

    • Carie 07/09/2015 at 10:22 pm

      Very much not a baby indeed – she’s on the countdown to being three at Christmas – how am I grown up enough to have an almost five year old and an almost three year old I do not know!

  • Tara 09/09/2015 at 7:40 am

    What a clever girl to know about bike helmets!
    I love love love the little dress on your twirler. Was it handmade?
    My son also constantly reminds me of the very simple pleasures. Being outside, and loved ones nearby xx

    • Carie 12/09/2015 at 9:53 pm

      I wish it was a handmade dress but no, it’s spanish, so possibly handmade, just not by me!

  • sally 21/09/2015 at 10:20 pm

    Lovely photos, especially Pip’s! And I’m so glad Kitty wanted a helmet. I know safety issues can be taken to extremes but a couple of years ago a little boy from our toddler group fell off his bike, he was riding it around a very quiet park path, no chance of colliding with anything else and he wasn’t wearing a helmet, they didn’t realise at the time but it caused bleeding on the brain and about a week later he was rushed in for emergency surgery. Happily he’s fine now, but it could have had a very different outcome, and apparently such a scenario is not as uncommon as you might think. Consequently I’m a helmet person wherever any wheels are concerned. I know we didn’t worry about it so much when we were young, but then some changes are good changes! Does feel slightly crazy to make them wear a helmet on a bike but then watch them climb to scary heights in trees mind you, although I often find it best not to watch!

    • Carie 24/09/2015 at 9:37 pm

      Oh crumbs!! I’m so glad he’s OK now. I’m thinking that she ought to have one for scooting too if she wants to go further than the patio but that might be a harder sell when her friends don’t – maybe if I find a really pink one!