Linking up with Jodi and Living Arrows with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2015.
Kitty: this has felt like a very long week for you at school; you miss your teacher and in some ways it feels like starting school all over again. But You’ve changed since September, grown taller and more resilient, and you’re processing it all in your own way. I love this shot of you, licking your fingers after a post ballet class jammy snack, it’s another one of those pictures where I can see a flicker of the young woman you will become and the baby you have been all overlaid on my sweet little five year old.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/3.2, ISO 250)
Elma: I suspect that were we to look we’d find the phrase “I want to do it” emblazoned down your core like a stick of rock. Anything Kitty can do you are absolutely certain you can do, be it scaling the monkey bars of doom or making your own jam and rice cake sandwich. The former you really are still too little for, but the jam spreading you’ve got nailed, and it’s so sweet how happy it made you.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/3.2, ISO 160)
Pip: if last week’s picture was the promise of mischief, this is the real thing. You’ve realised that you’re tall enough to open the bathroom door. And sneak in when no one is watching. And climb up so that you can prod the sink (we’ve got one of those flippy disk sort of plugs that you push to open and shut and you think it’s hilarious). So little man, now that we’ve captured the moment for posterity and to show to your future spouse, maybe we could just leave that door shut? Not a chance is there Pip Squeak!
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/60, f/2.5, ISO 1600)