Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A Second birthday

We forgot until we were half way through making breakfast, when we turned to each other: 'they're two! You're two!' 

Celebratory toast and jam and then frantic packing and cleaning to get to the ferry on time after a long holiday on a windy isle. 

Ferry fish and chips for lunch, plans to stop in Skye for some birthday cake derailed by two two year olds, fast asleep in the back of the car. 

A long drive home, through mountains and moors and forests. Pizza for dinner, a low-nutrient day. 

A bath and bed and asleep before the lights are out. Us and them.

Two. Two two year olds. Two. 




















35 comments:

  1. Two. Captured just as it is.
    Perfect. Enjoy the next year. It will be magical...chaotic...hard work and adorable. xx

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  2. Helforpink7/11/12 9:30 pm

    Gorgeous pictures. The Uist wind obviously played havoc with Ammie's hair! Ella's hair looks lovely in bunches. They both look so grown-up!

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    1. Yes, it made her look completely bonkers! And the bunches only lasted about 3 minutes.

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  3. I love the black & white photos interspersed with the colour ones, just somehow makes the presentation look lovely.

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  4. Ahh just lovely. We have been away for a lot of out two kiddos birthdays. There birthdays are consecutive days three years apart. Being away on an adventure, on holiday for their birthdays are some of their best memories so far. Loved this post, jx

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    1. It was fun having a birthday adventure, although I missed the ritual of waking up and having presents. Perhaps being away but not travelling is the answer.

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  5. I love these photos. Happy two years to widdle and puke!

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  6. A thought.... They will read this one day. They will soak up every image and process it through the filtered lens of their lives, loves and longings... they'll know how you felt when they were two and (maybe) they'll remember a bit about it themselves. What a gift. Bigger than the sum of all it's parts because it's about them through the lens that's you. XX

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    1. Oh, you made me all tearful. Thank you for such a beautiful, heartwarming comment. x

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  7. What you call bunches we call PIGTAILS! Piggytails! *falls on the floor from cuteness if I hadn't already from Ammie's pugnacious expression*

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    1. Ah, here pigtails are two plaits, bunches are two ponytails!

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  8. congratulations on those wee ones being TWO already. . ! good job all round. love this blog...always so fresh, whimsical, beautiful, meaningful. yes. x j

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    1. Thank you. And 'already' is the key word here, just how the hell did that HAPPEN?

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  9. I saw this on Pinterest and assumed you pinned it because it looks like you, but it wasn't you who pinned it, but this print does look an awful lot like you. Crikey that was a ramble. http://www.etsy.com/transaction/99863631

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    1. Oh my, it does look like me, doesn't it?! How funny.

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  10. Your family is precious. This post makes me smile all over the place!

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  11. Those curls!

    Belated happiest of birthdays to W&P.

    Also where you were is stunning, hope the holiday was most wonderful.

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    1. Thank you and yes, it's so so beautiful. I must post some pictures of the actual island soon.

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  12. Well done dudes. They look like two very happy little people.

    There is no way I could take a photo in front of a ferry toilets and make it look lovely. HOW DO YOU DO THAT?!

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    1. Ask Nye. I married a clever photographer man. Not clever enough to make me look not completely exhausted, but clever nonetheless.

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  13. Wild curls and pigtails and elbow patches and stripes. <3

    And your island. I want to go there so much. It's gorgeous.

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    1. Two two two two two. It's crazy.

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  15. What beautiful beautiful pictures!

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    1. thank you! Nye took all of the ones of me and the girls, I love them.

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  16. Happy Birthday what beautiful pictures to look back on.

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play nice.