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

Inspired by The 52 Project. 

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Finley: Major accomplishment. He’s figured out how to make his swing go fast, and high, without any help. The lean back, bend your knees and tuck your legs in, technique is officially ticked. Proud. Still prefers someone to give him a little push, though.

Sienna: She managed to sit in her seat (own seat/Daddy’s lap/my lap..) for the entire first half of the circus show we went to see yesterday. She clapped and waved her light-up wand around, cheering the circus performers on. After the interval she was over it, though, and spent her time mostly running up and down the stairs and empty aisles. We let them both run around in the field, to release some energy, after the show finished. Sienna flopped down onto the grass. Tired, happy and giggling to herself.

We’re in sunny Devon this week, visiting family and soaking up plenty of British summer sun. Summer here is beautiful, so much green everywhere and wild, brightly coloured flowers grow abundantly, spilling out of everyone’s garden, along sidewalks and play parks.

Hope you are having the best summer, so far x

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

Inspired by The 52 Project.

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Sienna: Arms stretched towards the sky, enjoying the hammock. On our way back to the car she spotted the lambs and called out to them like old friends “Hello little lamb. You like to come with me?”

Finley: His cheeky smile. He did not stop for long at the cabin, he barely had time to eat, there was so much to explore – trolls and sticks to be found, dens to claim and bunk beds to test.

xoxo

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We are having a lovely time. We’ve been to the cabin, tried out the swings and hunted for trolls. We’ve had a refreshing dip, not voluntarily, in the cold Norwegian sea and a crab pinched Sienna’s hand. Also, we’ve been horse riding, because it was Fourth of July and Frognerparken went all American, with chilli dogs and cool cars on us.

We’ve fallen off chairs, spilled strawberries all over Gran’s white chairs, and hugged our cousins (especially Baby Oscar) a lot. We’ve probably eaten too many Norwegian buns, but feel like we could still eat a lot more Norwegian strawberries, because buying them from the side of the road by a fjord with the sun beaming down on us feels like the best.

We miss Daddy, especially when Mummy gets cross, but our friend Emil invited us to his cabin yesterday, where there’s a pool, and a beach, and trees, and lapper and grass and wild flowers, and all sorts of awesome seaweed and rocks to climb on, so I guess we’ll be fine.

The weather has been glorious. Even the rain.

xoxo

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

Inspired by The 52 Project.

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Finley: Playing with the friendliest little rabbits, under a cloudy sky, not far from his cousins’ house.

Sienna: Standing on the window sill, looking out into the garden at Gran and Grandpa’s.

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We’re just over a week into our summer holidays, and once again I am amazed at how fast time flies. I feel the need to remind myself to slow down, close my eyes and take a deep breath of fresh air every now and again, because that, as simple as it sounds, was what I was desperately craving during those hot June days in Dubai.

The rain is falling outside, both kids are tucked up in (my) bed, under thick, comfy duvets, and I’m about to make myself a cup of chamomile tea and call it an early night. Long gone are the days where I’d return home for the summer holidays, quickly dump my bags, and head straight out to meet friends over a few summer beers in town! Although who needs nightclubs when your sister and brother in law are at the ready to throw impromptu midnight dance parties in their living room? Sorry, about that one, neighbours.

xoxo

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

Inspired by The 52 Project. 

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Sienna: She found this hat, while I was packing for our summer holiday this week, “This one mine.” I can’t wait for her and Finley to play with their cousins this weekend, and enjoy some cooler temperatures.

Finley: One last go with the Super Soaker. He’s had a busy week; a puppet show and a party at school, saying “See you later!” to friends, a Cheeky Monkeys playdate and a swim lesson this afternoon. I’m thinking he’ll sleep well on the flight.

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I’m scheduling this post so it’s ready for the weekend; we’re leaving for our summer holidays in about two hours, and I still need to finish off this packing job! We’ll be in Norway and the UK this summer, plus a bonus week in Majorca, and let me tell you: packing for two months away is tricky. Or is it just me? Will we need this? Shall I take that? Are they going to miss those?

xoxo

PS. Last time we were in Majorca.

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

Inspired by The 52 Project. 

DSC_0159DSC_0176Sienna: Finley and his friends built a huge train track earlier this week, and since then Sienna has been playing with it every day. She loves Thomas the tank engine. And I love how the morning sun lights up her wispy, blonde hair, almost like a halo.

Finley: Soaking up the sun, the sea, and the silence that only an early morning trip to the beach can offer. He would happily float around and swim and play in the sea for hours and hours.

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I love how different each portrait of these three siblings are, each captured mid action, happy and engrossed.  Oh, and THAT smile. Gorgeous. Magical sunlight captured in these beautiful photos of Eva and Xavier. 

Hope you are having a lovely weekend xoxo

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