Cheeky Smiles {Living Arrows 2017 – 10/4/17}

The girl and her curls. The one who tries her hardest not to show you she has a handful of crisps from daddy and then stands there laughing with him at her cheekiness whilst mummy pretends not to notice

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Freckles {Living Arrows 2017 – 3/4/17}

Last week I was getting dressed when a very excited little girl came running in screaming with excitement at having freckles from the sun. I don’t think I’ve seen her so excited about something for a long time and she was running from room to room yelling about her freckles from the sun

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Pausing {Living Arrows 2017 – 20/3/17}

It’s been a long, hard few days but a successful week as well. I started to prepare my photos for my monthly round up and realised whilst there have been lots of adventures as a household we have barely seen or spent any quality time together. This weekend we decided to change that and reset and pause our hectic schedules as a household

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Dreams {Living Arrows 2017 – 13/3/17}

Over the last few months J’s dreams have become more vivid, some good, some bad. The bad ones wake her up in tears and there’s no real theme to them, just her imagination running wild at night

Because they are so vivid she’s convinced they will happen so after a very early wake up call one morning I promised her we would make a dream catcher, explaining that they wouldn’t stop her dreams – instead they would catch the bad ones and prevent them from becoming real – letting the good ones happen and pass through

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A Girl and Her Pancake {Living Arrows 2017 -6/3/17}

The concentration of a little girl who has been given a pancake and a pan (cold) to practice on. After what seemed like an eternity of asking she finally got her wish to help daddy and then do it on her own. Lots of falls, lots of laughs and lots of memories made along the way

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Concentration {Living Arrows 2017 – 27th February}

I really am enjoying this monthly portrait project and recording each different snippet of my little girl as she continues to grow and amaze me. This week we visited Mottisfont Abbey for their half term trail and although she cannot read she loves to have the books, maps and leaflets we are given. She is often asking what each word is, takes it all in and we’ve also spent a lot of time talking about phonics and practising how to put words together through the letter

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Mummy Asked for a Photo {Living Arrows 2017 – 20th February}

I asked her if I could stop and take a photo of her and this is the shot I got. I laugh every time I look at it – my cheeky, happy little girl, with her beautiful blue eyes and tumbling curls.  I’ve learned sometimes it’s best to ask for a photo as she will stop and give me a smile, but instead she did this which isn’t the worst thing as it was quickly followed by the next photo. It’s amazing how much personality a photo can show you isn’t it?

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Hide and Seek {Living Arrows 2017 – 13th February}

I don’t know about other children but my girl loves to play hide and seek. It can be behind trees, beneath a blanket, under tables or even in the dark, it really doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing, she will find somewhere and we all become part of the game

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A New Pose {Living Arrows 2017 – 6th February}

Whenever J was ever asked to smile for the camera she would pull what we used to joke and refer to as the ‘Chandler grimace’. Anyone who has ever seen Friends will know exactly what we mean, but it resembled a half smile, half scrunched up face but even though it made several photos hard to take at times we secretly adored it

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A Different Sort of Week {Living Arrows 2017 – 23rd January}

I have spent a couple of weeks with what seems to have been flu mixed with a chest and throat infection and no voice. I’ve been in bed at my mums where she has helped to nurse me back to health but my oh my  I have missed this girl

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