Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.
Kitty: This week for World Book Day you didn’t have to dress up, so no pictures of you as Harry Potter just yet, but you did have to learn a poem over half term. Not only did you have The Ning Nang Nong nailed by the time your turn came to tell it to your class but you also were chosen to be one of three from your class who said their poems in assembly in front of the whole school. Your teacher told us that you did really really well and I am just so proud of you. When I was five there was nothing on this earth that could have persuaded me into standing up and speaking in front of my school, I was far too shy so I love that you have all the confidence I lacked. At the end of your school day and my work at home day we two ran on ahead to the park while Daddy got the little ones ready and I really treasured the time with just my biggest girl, goofing around and getting to actually play with you without also needing to hold a baby brother or sister; it was awesome. As are your funny faces!
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/3.5, ISO 100)
Elma: I remember when you were too little to do more than crawl around underneath these steps. I remember when I held your hand and helped you hop along them one by one. And now look at you striding out not a hand to hold in sight. You were playing at being a pirate (because pony tail equals pirate) on your way to the look our post to check out for ships on the horizon through the kaleidoscope.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/4, ISO 100)
Pip: I had quite a few possible photos for this week’s portrait, but then I clicked onto this one and knew it had to be. Your expression says it all: joy and mischief in equal measure!
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/400, f/4, ISO 100)