Looking back or looking forward

The new year is a funny period....leading up to it everyone seems to be looking back at the year they have just lived, reminiscing about the good times, trying to forget maybe or learn from the bad times, putting the whole year into some kind of basket , containing it, ready to move into the new one - and then bang, January 1st and we are supposed to be looking forward...resolutions, intentions, plans, goals, where we want to be, where we want to go......

Just don't let go too easily of those memories....document them, capture them, savour them, cherish them....the moments disappear too quickly as it is!

looking back or looking forward

looking back or looking forward

New Year.......

New Year? Resolutions, intentions, new year, new me...etc etc.... or just another excuse to cajole the kids into letting me take their portraits? 

This one. Who is still so much my baby and yet at the same time is not at all. Turned 5, lost his first tooth, learnt to swim... and dive, can walk for miles and jumps all the time when talking. Just wants to learn and be 'BIG'! Loves chocolate, hot chocolate, cold chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate...any kind of chocolate. Less keen on vegetables. He draws and paints and is happiest with a big roll of sellotape and an empty cardboard box. Adores to write (but it has to be perfect) and PLAY!, cooking (mainly sweet things) and cuddles. Knows all the words to Mog and Slinky Malinky and doesn't really like mornings, at least not early ones. Loves holidays, slightly less keen on school days. Has his serious moments, like this one... but 2016 has been full of smiles and laughs too....keep on smiling little boy!

forever looking forward...

forever looking forward...