THE GALLERY – Children

This, of course, is a picture of my two ‘Children’ – which is the theme for this week’s Gallery. You might recognise it from when mini-Monkey was born, last Autumn, but I just couldn’t resist posting it again.
I was so worried about how Todzilla would react to being knocked off her Only Child post, but she has turned out to be a fantastic big sister.
Although there has been the odd little incident like burying mini-Monkey under a mountain of folded washing because ‘Bubba’s cold’… dragging her off the baby swing by her ankles to play with her… rolling her across the floor…
But all the rough-housing aside, she’s genuinely besotted by her baby sis. Just this evening she insisted on leaping out of bed and running downstairs because she’d forgotten to ‘Kiss Bubba night-night!’
I think this picture perfectly captures that adoration. I love it so much I even had it made into an actual piece of art for OH’s 35th birthday late last year. It was recreated in acrylic paint, by the fantastically talented @AndreaCutts of Children’s Portraits.

Now they’ll forever be my babies – on canvas, at least!


  1. carole - January 26, 2011

    What a beautiful picture – one to cherish forever!

    Carole x

  2. Emma - January 26, 2011

    Lovely photo, makes me want a sibling for Leo!

  3. Mom on a Wire - January 26, 2011

    Really gorgeous picture and lovely post!

  4. Domestic Goddesque - January 26, 2011

    That really is divine, both the photograph and the picture. Aren’t children amazing? And horribly photogenic?

  5. Sarah - January 26, 2011

    So very precious and that painting is such a treasure x

  6. Laura - January 26, 2011

    I remember seeing this photo first time round, it’s a cracker of a pic. And lovely to have it as art in your home. Hope Bubs has recovered from the towel incident, bless her.

  7. Crystal Jigsaw - January 26, 2011

    That is absolutely beautiful. And what a really special sentiment to give your husband.

    CJ xx

  8. Nic's Notebook - January 26, 2011

    Oh that really is a stunning photo!! Lovely xx

  9. Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin - January 26, 2011

    Just a beautiful photo and it also looks amazing as a canvas. I wonder how B will react to his new sibling in April, but your photo gives me hope all will be ok xx

  10. Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst - January 26, 2011

    Such a gorgeous photo. It looks stunning as a canvas…

  11. marisworld - January 27, 2011

    An absolutely stunning photo I can see why you chose to have it ‘canvased’

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