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Yesterday I posted an instagram picture of Anya at three months (for throw back Thursday) and it just got me thinking about how time has flown.  I cannot believe how quickly these last six years have gone but on the other hand I feel like Anya has been a part of my life for as long as I have lived.  I started thinking about what a mix of things motherhood is and how each ordinary day is filled with so many extraordinary moments – from happy ones to sad ones and pretty much everything in between.  No two days are alike, yet each day brings so many little moments that we don’t always take the time to appreciate – I know I don’t always.  I can’t think of any other phase in my life where the little moments have been so many and mattered so much.  And besides, it’s moments that make up your memories, not whole days.  So I thought I would share some of my favourite motherhood moments today just so that I remember to appreciate them even more because sometime we take these for granted:

That moment when she climbs in to our bed each morning asking for a cuddle (this can also happen at 3am when it’s not quite so special a moment!)

That moment when she’s trying desperately to be a big brave girl but her face tells a completely different story.  Seconds later the tears come and she is a crumpled heap in my arms.

That moment when she steals a glance at me with a glint in her eye when she is about to do something she fully knows she isn’t supposed to, but does it anyway.

That moment when she (finally) goes to bed and we can hear a soft singing voice coming from the bedroom.  Even that moment when she belts out ‘let it go’ completely out of tune, looking so pleased with herself (ok, maybe not so much this one!)

That moment when she does something naughty but oh so funny.  I know I should be telling her off but sometimes I can’t help but burst out laughing!

That moment when you have to be the responsible parent and encourage her to do something you know she really doesn’t want to but it’s in her best interest, so you do it while you maybe crying a little inside.

That moment where I pretend to be a dog, a cat, a dragon or a monster and I actually think it’s completely normal!

That moment when you can literally feel your heart swelling with pride when someone else says takes a moment to say wonderful things about your child.

What are some of your favourite motherhood moments?

Happy weekend all and enjoy those extraordinary moments in each ordinary day – nomita x

{photo by Abigail Fahey photography for ebabee}

Happy mothers day

March 28, 2014

"happy mothers day from ebabee"

Do you take loads of pictures of your kids?  If you are anything like me, I often click away but when I recently looked back at my photos I realised there were hardly any of me with Anya.  My biggest regret is that I don’t have many with Anya as a newborn.  One of the reasons is that I am very camera shy but also I am the one taking the pictures.  So I’ve ended up with loads of pictures of Anya which is great but I’d love to have more of her with me and more with all three of us as a family.  Abigail Fahey, a photographer and mum of four offered to come over and photograph us for Mothers Day so I agreed.

"mother and child photography"

We decided to keep things natural and didn’t dress up for the shoot.  I’m not keen on those studio shoots where everyone is posed and every last detail planned.  Instead it was about capturing us in our everyday lives in our home, doing what we normally do.  So we cuddled, tickled, played on my bed and just enjoyed each other while Abigail shot us.

"family photographers Surrey"

I love the way Abigail has captured us in our home, with us just being who we really are.  We are a very cuddly, huggy, affectionate family and I think Abigail has got that so well.  Through my blog I get to meet many talented and creative people like Abigail and I feel so lucky and grateful for this.  Abigail has an amazing eye and a unique style – love those reflections in the shots below.

"mothers day shoot ebabee"

Whenever I visit my mum in India, I always enjoy looking through our old family albums.  So despite my camera shyness, I’m so glad I did this because it’s not only a great Mothers Day memory but also something both Anya and I will look back on in years to come and I know we’ll be so happy to have some beautiful shots of us together.  A big thanks to Abigail whose beautiful family photography you can see more of on her website.  

Wishing you an amazing Mothers Day full of love and I hope you capture those memories this weekend. x

P.S.  Abigail has also photographed herself with her four beautiful children and has set all you mothers out there a challenge for this Mothers Day.  Find out more on her blog.

{all photographs by Abigail Fahey Photography for ebabee}

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