7/52

A portrait of my children every week in 2015

 A smiling Tommy, happy on the straw bales

A smiling Tommy, happy on the straw bales

Almost catching up with this challenge now I have found my camera charger!!! A lovely week of walks with our not so little pup, Ruby. Tommy is getting more confident on the straw bales, although not quite up to his big brother's fearless antics!

 A rare moment of stillness from William

A rare moment of stillness from William

I asked Will to sit on a bale so I could take a couple of less blurry pics when he runs about! He's at that age where a cheesy grin is clearly de rigour so I was happy to capture this little candid shot of him looking away and smiling at Ruby who was leaping about trying to find a toy I had thrown for her.

Joining in with Practising Simplicity's 52 Project

Nature Seekers - Miscanthus

A walk with Ruby through the miscanthus and along the Bridgwater canal.

 Golden Miscanthus softly waving against the crisp blue sky

Golden Miscanthus softly waving against the crisp blue sky

Friday mornings are when I can take an extra long walk with Ruby as the boys are both at nursery. This morning I drove down to my Mum's and we walked out through the fields to the canal. Walking through the miscanthus on a cold day is lovely, as it shelters you from the icy wind! I just can't get enough of the beautiful colour against the sky, I just love it.

 Shooting into the sun

Shooting into the sun

 Monochrome Miscanthus

Monochrome Miscanthus

 Ruby looking like a proper gun dog ;-)

Ruby looking like a proper gun dog ;-)

I managed to forget my proper camera again, but am always impressed by the pics I get from my trusty iPhone anyway!

4/52

A portrait of my children every week in 2015.

 4/52 - chatting at the campfire

4/52 - chatting at the campfire

When the boys are not at nursery, we always go for a morning walk with Ruby. Usually this involves a quick trot around the yurt field and a lengthy jump on the straw bales in the barn. They also love heading to the corner of the yurt field and clambering over the logs by the campfire area, picking up treasure and spotting creepy crawlies under rocks and logs.

They've both now had 3 weeks in their new preschool and nursery and are settling in really well! It's lovely to hear Will's tales of his day become more enthusiastic and detailed as he grows more comfortable and confident in his new setting. He's still not too keen on the uniform ("But I don't want to be the same as everyone else, Mummy!"), but enjoys Wednesday when he gets to wear trackies and a sweater for PE ;-)

Tommy is less chatty about his day, but always brings a new book home in his little book bag, and is always happy at collection time - generally fast asleep in his car seat before we even leave the school grounds!!

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