Take a Photo With My Eyes Closed Mummy

I absolutely love child logic, and how children find magic in everything.

I have been practicing taking photos on a DSLR camera this week, and Amy has been a very willing participant. She absolutely loves the camera and rewards us with some award-winning smiles. She pulls some brilliant expressions as she goes about her daily adventures, and I have been trying hard to capture some of them, unfortunately the DSLR is a bit hard to hide, and as soon as she spots it she finds her camera smile and I miss those amazing expressions!

Today she has ask to take photos with her eyes closed, because she wanted to see what she looks like.



This is the result! Very cute. She really liked it, and I’m a little worried that she wont open her eyes for photos again! She enjoys looking at herself in the mirror and she spends hours pulling funny faces and dancing, and she loves looking at photos on my mobile and computer.

We have been decorating recently and we have taken all our picture frames down from the living room. There was a photo of Amy as a baby, and she looks exactly like Ava does now, I love how similar our children look. Even I can’t tell them apart on some photos and have to look for other clues in the picture! Amy loved looking at herself, and thought it was really funny that she had a dummy in her mouth. She ran to show Mr T and clearly explained to him that the picture was of her as a baby, she found the dummy hilarious and her laugh really came from her belly!

I love listening to her talk, especially now her vocabulary is expanding. Her questions have a real depth now, and she repeats a lot of what we say. Her speech is becoming so clear; to us anyway, I am not sure other people can understand as clearly, but I secretly like that!



I am joining the lovely Katie from MummyDaddyMe for #TheOrdinaryMoments




  1. Sherry January 17, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

    She looks so happy. My dSLR was gathering dust and I’ve started to use it a lot the last few weeks #TheOrdinaryMoments

    • Hannah January 21, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

      They take some amazing quality photos don’t they? I am looking forward to seeing some of yours x

  2. Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures January 17, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Ah such beautiful photos, she is really gorgeous. #ordinarymoments

    • Hannah January 21, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  3. mummydaddyme January 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Ah those are such beautiful photos of her and I love that she wants to have her photo taken- my girls tolerate the camera but aren’t massively forthcoming about taking a photo, I usually have to catch them unawares. The one thing my big girl loves doing though is videoing as she is really into other kids on You Tube! x

    • Hannah January 21, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      I love your photos Katie, they always are so natural and they really show your little ones personality. Lily discovered youtube recently, and now she can type/spell she searches too, she searched and was watching a princess cake tutorial the other day. Its a bit scary now she can search! I love that she loves videoing, I love looking back at videos, they make brilliant memories.

  4. Donna January 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    She looks like such a character – so cute and funny – and beautiful too! Lovely photos and I love her logic! x

    • Hannah January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Thank you, she is a character, she loves making people smile! x

  5. Natalie January 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Such gorgeous pictures, my big girl Meme poses for the camera when I would just like a natural shot most of the time!! They both then run to camera shouting let me see let me see! Xxx

    • Hannah January 21, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      This made me laugh, mine do the same! Mine get a bit excited when i say smile and start jumping about and smiling, they have lovely smiles but all my pictures are blurry! I love natural shots too, I am holding out hope that the more photos I take, the more used to the camera they will be, and just maybe I will get some natural shots xx

  6. Laura January 18, 2016 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Ah this is lovely and such a nice picture to remember – were always asking them to open their eyes! Child logic is amazing. X

    • Hannah January 21, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

      It is, isnt it? Its moments like this that i love #theordinarymoments for, I never want to forget the little things 🙂

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