2/52 WEEKS OF PORTRAITS

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

Inspired by The 52 Project

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Finley: He preferred watching Daddy chop up the wood for their camping trip from inside, as the chainsaw was so noisy. When they returned he told me he’d held a stick up in the air “With real fire on it, and I didn’t get burnt, I’ll show you.”

Sienna: I thought she’d been asleep in her pushchair for over half an hour today, when she suddenly appeared in the garden, smiling ear to ear. Apparently she now knows how to wriggle out of her straps and climb out of her pushchair, no worries. I tried again, same thing happened after two mins. I tried again. And again. And then gave up.

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I am so glad I decided to take part in The 52 Project this year, inspired by Jodi. I’ve spent most of this week in bed, sick with strep, and as a result this week has been dull. Dull, dull, dull and quite painful, too.

That’s what it felt like, at least. Until I looked through the photos on my camera, and it was full of snapshots of the kids. Just them, playing, drawing, relaxing, smiling, thinking. And then me, behind the camera; pale, clammy fever hair stuck to my forehead, quiet and probably feeling ever so sorry for myself. But, they look so happy. So content.  After a week like we’ve just had, I was worried there wouldn’t be a single photo of the kids I’d want to use. And yet, there were several. I struggled to choose. It sounds a little heroic. It was not. It was grim for the most part, but the photos I have from this week tell a completely different tale.

And that whole strep-o-tonsilitis-doo-ditis-pompitis thingy? Pales into the background, like some dull, insignificant, minor detail.

Next week? Onwards and upwards, clapping my hands like a room without a roof all the way yes.

Hope you’ve had a good one, friends! Stay healthy.

xoxo

13 comments
  1. Janet Finsnes said:

    As beautiful and angelic as ever, and you with a feber, too ! Good bedring and god helg! x

    Sent from my iPad

    • Thanks Janet :) feeling tip top this week, like last week never really happened! Thanks antibiotics!
      Love to you xx

    • Thank you! I can assure you she is far from angelic most of the time – but definitely full of wonderful, even in her worst moments :)

  2. I’m glad your hard week had some rewards! Lovely photos. Kellie xx

    • Thank you Kelle! It’s got to be one of my favourite things about photography :)

  3. Nic said:

    The black and white is so soft, they look lovely. Hope your throat clears up soon :-)

    • Thank you so much!!! I love how they are just everyday shots from inside our house ;))

  4. Amazing!
    I feel you on the strep front it’s horrible. Did you find your throat got worse after having kids? I’ve found I never got more than a mild sore throat then bam after him it wants to kill me every time I get a cold grrr

    • Oh no! Poor you!! Luckily only the once for me, in all the time I’ve been a mum – not to be repeated ;))

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