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

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

Inspired by The 52 Project/ Practicing Simplicity. 

DSC_0294 DSC_0002Finley: Chuffed to bits with his new swimming goggles. On Saturday morning at the beach, it meant he could confidently and comfortably keep diving into the salty water, swimming around pretending to be a shark trying to catch us.

Sienna: Tutu on, spade in hand, there’s digging to be done, and she’s the girl for it. She has strong opinions about what to wear, and how to accessorise. Currently more is more, which means wherever we go she carries a hat, two bags, three stuffed toys, a doll, two phones, a necklace and a spade and/or fishing rod.

xoxo

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

Inspired by The 52 Project. 

DSC_0017DSC_0031Week 36

Sienna: My little baking partner, through the window.

Finley: Engrossed in one of his favourite books, The Night Pirates.

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Week 37

Finley: Happy the weather is cooling down (ever so slightly), as he so enjoys being in the garden, especially when there is water involved.

Sienna: Puffy eyed, early morning fairytale making, with kings and queens, princesses and knights.

xoxo

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

Inspired by The 52 Project.

DSC_0034 DSC_0012Sienna: It always takes her a while to fully wake up after a nap. This week she’s totally mastered some big girl stuff, leaving us standing on the sidelines in awe, wondering what on earth happened to our little baby girl? Good bye nappies and baby bed; hello fancy pants and big bed aka The Bed With The Freedom To Get Out Of Anytime You Want.

Finley: Much needed, much deserved and highly valued quiet time, while little sister has a nap. First week of school made for a very happy boy, yet tired after the long days. I somehow can’t keep up with his appetite all of a sudden, apparently being 5 and a few months means you double your food intake from one week to the next?

I can’t wait for the weather to be cooler, so we can start enjoying the outdoors again. We’re eager to get down to the beach to run, dig, splash and play, but it’s just a little too hot still. Soon though, soon.

xoxo

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