Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.
Kitty: A few days before Easter you were on the phone to your grandparents and you asked them whether they’d been to the tip to see if there was a bigger bike for you yet (the tip and Granddad’s handywork being the source of all of your previous bikes), and when you heard that the tip wasn’t letting people have bikes anymore and there wasn’t a bike for you you dissolved into a little puddle of shattered hopes and dreams. You weren’t throwing a tantrum, just genuinely disappointed that your plans for bike riding over the holidays weren’t going to come to fruition. Well that would never do, and armed with the local paper your grandparents set to, and by the end of the afternoon they’d found the perfect new-to-you bike. You’re so tall, and it’s a smidge on the tall side for you so even with stabilisers you felt a bit precarious perched up there, but you persevered, slowly cycling up and down the drive, all your dreams coming true.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/3.2, ISO 250)
Elma: I forget how fast your fringe grows. It seems like only yesterday that we had it cut and yet we’ve suddenly got to the stage where it’s falling in your eyes again and you’re starting to tip your head back to have a good look at me from underneath it! You do look so very cute peering out at the world but it’s not great as a long term look. Hair slides and an appointment with the hairdresser are on the cards for you little sweetie before too long.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/25, f/2.5, ISO 160)
Pip: Of all the happy smiley photos I have of you from the weekend, this says you the best; graze on your head from face planting the gravel on Good Friday, golf club in hand, sprinting after a ball as fast and as intently as your little legs will move. Perfect.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/4, ISO 160)
And if you have a moment, I would truly love a nomination in the MADs and the BiBs blogging awards for writer, craft, or family/school days (all the details are here). I love reading about people’s great adventures so travel parenting blogs are one of my favourite reads. And for this year’s travel blog nominations I’m playing eenie meenie miny mo between Mini Ventures (which as well as lots of posts of beautiful places, also has the most user friendly guide to StumbleUpon that I’ve come across), Tin Box Traveller (who currently lives where I grew up – yay for Devon), and the very fabulous Space in your Case – it’s a tough one isn’t it!