“Family means love, happy, support and lots of fun.”
Toddler Lucy recently got up to all sorts of trouble while on a home-based documentary family session. With a tape measure, a potty and the keys to the back door at hand, she created all sorts of mayhem while her mum was trying to look after her baby sister Rosie. I think the photographs show hard it is to parent two young children simultaneously.
Mum Rhian says: “I feel we have the best of both words with Lucy. She is a girly girl and has recently started to love all things princess and Disney but she also loves rough and tumble and is a bit of a dare devil who loves climbing. She’s shy and quiet but can hold her own when she wants to.
Scroll down for more… including when Lucy managed to escape from the house…
It amazes me how much children love to imitate adults – Lucy spent a good ten minutes measuring all sorts of things around the house – without, I should add, curling the tape up into an unrecoverable mess (as has happened with my own son!).
“Lucy is our first child and is now enjoying the role of big sister. She is usually a happy little girl who is fun to be around….she’s currently full of a cold though, so we’ll see what mood she’s in tomorrow!!! She is pretty laid back but definitely knows her own mind and the word ‘no’!!!! She favourite things are doing jigsaws, looking and books and climbing…the zip wire and big slide are the current favourites at the park, despite being 2 and a half.”
“We’re members at Chester Zoo and regularly visit the big park in Sandbach.”
Things calmed down a little once her cousin and grandparents arrived.
Rhian told me that baby Rosie was almost permanently full of cold and therefore often extra sleepy. “Rosie joined our family in January and is also a happy, chilled out little girl. She loves her big sister and it’s generally Lucy who generates the biggest smiles. She’s slotted into family life perfectly.”
The first time a toddler works out how to work the keys to the house to escape is a worrying moment for every parent, but a joyful experience for the child…
…until the situation is rectified of course.
“Rosie is starting to develop her own personality but is most happy when having cuddles, sleeping, eating or slobbering…as 5 month olds do!!!”
Rhian added that family means “love, happy, support and lots of fun.”