A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project.

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Sienna: We had the whole park to ourselves, just her and I. She sat down on a bench and patted the space next to her “Finley can sit here.”

Finley: This is not the kind of photo I imagined id be including in The 52 Project, when I started it, but then I hadn’t quite realised at the time what a comedy genius he is. We don’t set the bar too high for those kinds of things. But, comedy genius. 

I love laughing with my kids. I love watching them laugh. I love when they do something silly and make me laugh. They can be so silly. I love showing them, that it’s ok to be a bit silly, and to laugh at yourself. I love their unfunny jokes that could only ever be funny in a five-year olds mind, because singing about willies and bumbums are hilarious when you are five. Hilarious.

I don’t think there’s anything better.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project, Practising Simplicity.

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Finley: Taking a break from running around the garden, he climbed onto a tree stump and looked over into the neighbours garden. When I asked him to be careful, he confidently assured me he knew exactly what he was doing, and suggested I could take a photo of the neighbours house if I wanted to.

Sienna: Holding little Halloween ghosts. Her favourite place to be is the kitchen bench, where she can take part in whatever we are making. Stirring, mixing, pouring, slicing. Or just tasting.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project, Practising Simplicity.

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Sienna: Our little explorer. Never happier than when she is free to roam and choose her own way in big open, and quiet, spaces. She happily climbed and rolled down the sand dunes, smiling as she wandered along the tops.

Finley: The king of our castle. He likes to follow instructions and prefers everyone to play by the rules, yet his imagination knows no bounds when he takes on the role of writer, director and actor.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS

Inspired by The 52 Project, Practising Simplicity.

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Sienna: Her smiles have been few and far between this week, but she still manages to light up our day, even when she’s feeling under the weather with a temperature over 40. To make up for missing nursery all week, and having to mostly stay at home, her cuddles and need to be close and held, have been plentiful.

Finley: He is becoming more certain of who he is, and what he likes to do lately. He’d rather choose drawing over the TV, and his number one wish for the weekend was to practice playing football with Daddy. Of course he knew just what he wanted to wear for these training sessions.

With so much time indoors this past week (and past month!), I have found it hard picking up my camera and taking photos of the kids, or anything for that matter. It is finally cooling down a little in the mornings and afternoons though, which meant I managed to get a few shots of them playing in the garden yesterday, when the light was lovely, slightly grey and dimmed.

xoxo

A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS 

Inspired by The 52 Project, Practising Simplicity. 

DSC_0320 DSC_0322Finley: I love this look he gives me. Frowning and pretending to be upset with me, and yet he can’t help but smile, and so we both start laughing.

Sienna: Always pushing the limits, standing on top of her chair, jumping and singing, even though she knows she shouldn’t. She often makes us laugh.

I love their portraits this week. Not perfect, a bit blurry even, but it’s so them. 

Both kids have been fighting viruses this week, but by the weekend they’d both managed to shake their coughs and bugs, and were back to their normal, busy and mischievous selves. It’s Eid in Dubai this weekend, which to us means an extra two days off school and nursery, plenty of time to relax, catch up with friends and play on the beach and in the pool.

xoxo

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