March 2017: The Moments In Between

I take hundreds of photos every month, and most of them don’t get shared with anyone, let alone online. And yet the moments in time that those photos capture are just as important a part of our story as the other images that I do choose to share.

I created this blog as a way of documenting our lives, a way of watching the girls grow into who they’re going to be and a way of remembering who they once were. It’s something I want them to be able to look back on as they get older, because memories fade but (digital) photographs don’t.

It’s easy (and tempting) to only focus on sharing the fun bits, the memorable parts, the highlights and the celebrations. But I’m learning more and more as I continue through this crazy journey of motherhood that it’s really important to me that I capture the ordinary, everyday times that we spend together as well. The bits of the jigsaw that fill in the gaps to complete the picture. The tantalising glimpses into who our girls are becoming.

The chaos, the calm and all the moments in between.

This monthly feature – The Moments In Between – is a space for me to share all of those magical bits that would otherwise just stay in a folder on my laptop, never to see the light of day.

MARCH

It’s finally beginning to feel like Spring is on it’s way.  Hooray!  We’ve had some lovely sunny days and have even been able to go out a few times without having to wear a coat, which is nothing short of a miracle in March.  The magnolia and blossom trees are blooming and the leaves are starting to uncurl and show themselves to the long-awaited light.  I feel sooooooo much better for having got some much-needed vitamin D and knowing that the Easter holidays are just around the corner has boosted my mood immeasurably.  I can’t wait for two whole weeks with the girls.  I’m not normally one to wish away time, especially as it’s going by so fast already, but honestly we’re all so very ready for a break from the routine of school and work.

I have lots of favourite photos to share from this month – quiet moments, candid moments, normal family life moments, private moments and silly moments.  Each and every one of them is part of what makes us who we are.  Each and every one of them tells part of our story.  And I love them all.

This is us.

Celebrating the sunshine (and new dungarees!)

Mid tickle fight

“This one is called Louise and this one is called Sam”

Monday morning. Waiting for her sisters to finish getting ready for school.

Typical Saturday morning scene

Sunset

Forest rope-swing fun

Smushyface

I don’t know why but I really like this one, even if the contrasting shadows are less than ideal. She just looks so grown up here

Window art

A little bit of encouragement from Daddy

“I picked this one just for you Mummy”

Thoughtful (and bored!)

Whatsapping

A peaceful moment. You have no idea how happy I feel when I look at this image.

Nana reliving her childhood. I LOVE this photo!

Daddy-daughter cuddles

Sunrise

Coffee and cake on Mother’s Day

All her freckles are just beginning to come out on her cheeks

Budding photographer being creative

Checking out what the neighbours are doing

Typical morning chaos

Peace offering

Tree climber, adventurer, explorer and wild one.

Ready for a doll-and-teddy tea party

Sunset

Twinkly eyed and gap toothed

My thinking spot.

Stick measuring

Snuggles with Grandad

“Oh my gosh they’re sooooooo tiny!”

Making up a dance routine

 

Sister love

Tummy ache

Just swinging around

Squeaky clean post bath

 

Colouring in

What is the endless fascination of poking sticks in mud

“Mummy my hand has grown so much!”

Bookworm

 

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