Sisters : May

sisters may web

First time walking together and holding hands

surely not the last

(I obviously can’t take the credit for this shot, that goes to mum)

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, United Kingdom

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Sisters : January

I’m going to make sure I post a picture of the girls together once a month to try to get a sense of their growing relationship.  With Marlowe now on the move its certainly shifting more towards playing with each other, she wants to be anywhere that Roxy is and play with everything Roxy is playing with, not always to Roxy’s enjoyment! Roxy regularly walks into me with armful of toys she doesn’t want Marlowe to get a hold of and the pitter patter of Marlowe crawling behind is never far away.

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Sisters who swing together…….

23rd January 2016

Friarwood Valley Gardens, Pontefract, United Kingdom

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Hello 2016

Well its over 3 weeks into 2016 already, I hope it’s not a sign of the speed of the year to come! Its been a little strange not doing The 52 Week Project posts, I’m still not sure what will be best to do to make sure I keep up the regular photos! I think I’ll do monthly posts of a photo of the girls together and will see what takes my fancy or what inspires me beyond that!

2016 has brought so far a crawling baby, more winter colds and flu, a husband away for 8 days and a new camera. Its been busy but more the staying at home kind of busy!

Im super keen to get more use of my new camera, I love it already and have only had it a week, as the year went on I was getting less and less happy with the quality I was getting from my photos so I’m hoping for more sharpness, especially at lower lights as I take a lot of my photos indoors and lets face it there isn’t a lot of great natural light over here at the moment!

So like my 2015 weekly posts here are a couple of photos of the girls.

Roxy and Marlowe January web

Sisters- wherever Roxy goes Marlowe is close behind. She adores her big sister. Roxy is getting ready to open the cafe.

January 18th

Roxy January web

Roxy – Still totally in love with dressing up, this was her serving at Roxy Rapunzels Cafe, I think I got served a carrot a tomato and a sparkling water, can’t say its the most inspiring menu I’ve ever encountered but the exceptional service will ensure my return!

January 18th 

Marlowe january web

Marlowe- there is nothing stopping her now. My baby doesn’t feel like such a baby anymore, from crawling to climbing she is learning new tricks every day.

January 22nd 

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Lauren’s 52 Project

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WOW, so I made it all the way to week 52.

I feel a little sad and excited, the year has gone so fast.

I started the year with a 2 year old and a bump and ended with a 3 year old and an almost crawling baby. Its been a busy year and I am honoured to be mum to these 2 girls. They take up 99% of my time and although sometimes I definitely need more than 1% of my time for me, I wouldn’t change it. I am their mum.

I’m so happy to have these simple home moments documented throughout the course of the 2015. Thanks to Liz, my partner in crime for suggesting it.

 Most of my ’52 project’ photos are taken at home, that is where we spend our time, this is where they develop and learn.

Im so proud these two cheeky, loving, beautiful, delicate and crazy girls are mine, I hope I’ve been able to capture some of their amazing qualities in these photos.

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Not sure what we have planned for ‘from opposite ends’ for 2016… maybe no 52 Project but im planning to keep up the photos and the posts.

Thanks for reading.

Happy 2016!

LAUREN

52/52

a portrait of my girls once a week every week

week 52 roxy web

Roxy – easy post christmas mornings, staying in our pjs, drinking coffees and reading books

Roxy amazes me at how many animals she knows and she learns so fast. Her ability to retain information is incredible.

She slept with her plaits in last night to make sure her hair was ‘nice and beautiful and wavy’

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Marlowe – another book worm

We have been in quarantine this week (again), Marlowe has had Hand, Foot and Mouth, not the way her first christmas was planned but she was still happy and amazed by all the toys and attention.

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49/52

a portrait of my girls once a week every week 

week49 Roxy and Marlowe web

Roxy and Marlowe – sisters, i love how I’ve managed to scatter a few joint photos of the girls throughout the year, they really do have a beautiful relationship developing .

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We are a very excited household for christmas this year, its Roxy’s first year of really understanding and being super excited and its obviously Marlowe’s first one. We don’t have the typical christmas filled with loads of family but we have lots of wonderful friends and a handful of family over here which is enough for us.

We won’t know what has hit us when we do eventually move home and have a big Australian christmas. Ill miss the cold and cosy nights around the tree.

and wow there are only 3 posts left for the year!

Home, Pontefract, United Kingdom

LAUREN