Sunday, July 28, 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week every week in 2013"

Sophie:  At her little cousin's birthday party where the farm animals came to visit, Sophie finally made progress with her fear of anything cute and cuddly.  Seeing as all the animals were being 'swaddled' in blankets, I asked her if she'd like to hold a 'baby'... my choice of phrasing appeared to work and she was happy to cradle a little guinea pig in her lap while she fed it a carrot stick... a big change from her face of fear back when we visited the animal farm at Denmark...

Grace: Ever the gentle animal lover.  She took a shine to a little white chicken and while the other children requested to hold the usual fluffy rabbit and guinea pig favourites, Grace had eyes only for her little feathered friend.  It sat happily nestled under her scarf while she lovingly held it.... a real 'mother hen'...

Joining in with Jodi

Last week kite-flying Theo and Coco were among my favourite shots, as well as sweet little Finn... welcome to the world darling boy...


  1. I LOVE the gentle hands and expressions of your sweet girls in these. Just lovely, xx

  2. How precious, Amanda. Your girls are so sweet! What a great photo of Sophie -- I'm glad she is warming up to animals. I love your descriptions of how nurturing Grace is with little critters. She is sure to become a veterinarian or something having to do with animals.

  3. They look so tender with those little pets

  4. So precious - such gentle, caring girls

  5. oh look at sweet grace holding that chick under her scarf -- that's just too precious!

  6. Awww!!! How gorgeous. Getting to visit petting zoos were some of my favourite childhood memories.

  7. Such beautiful and soft and gentle photos of your two little ones. xxx


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