We spent Mothers Day visiting a well loved little spot of ours... documenting another year down as a family. The kids are growing like weeds, I got rid of my bangs, and we aren't just tourists, but living a short drive away... (and coming out of a two month lockdown, but who needs to be reminded about that).
From Left to Right
1 - May 10th, 2020: Francesco is 33 months and Caoimhe is 15 months.
2 - April 16, 2019: Francesco is 20 months and Caoimhe is 2. 👩👧👦.
3 - May 3, 2018: Francesco is 9 months and I’m 2 weeks pregnant with Caoimhe. 👩👦.
4 - April 18, 2017: 25 weeks pregnant with Francesco. 🤰🏻
In 2017, we were on a short walk in Lagos that morning, and I was trying to eye a good wall to use for a belly backdrop before we headed out of town. I didn't want to make a fuss over it, or draw attention to ourselves, so when we found this tiled beauty, we stopped, awkwardly snapped a few shots and headed off. This was actually my 'coming out' photo on instagram showing I was pregnant, but I never would have thought that we were starting a new tradition, or that those decorative green tiles would become something special to us.
This year, actually living a mere 25 minutes away should have made it easy for us to take our photo. Instead we were waiting for the lockdowns to start to lift, and therefore it was a bit later than usual. Mothers day seemed like the right occasion to document my babies and me, and enjoy a little wander in a favorite town. We wished that our pizza place was open, or we could have enjoyed an ice cream as we walked... but we still need to wait a bit longer for that. Instead it was a pretty quiet walk through a closed up town, quick photo session and back to the car. Luckily Lagos has a few gems of beaches, so we made sure to get our toes wet before heading back to Alvor.
Any yearly photo traditions for your family?