My Captured Moment #11

Welcome to My Captured Moment, a weekly linky where I share my favourite ‘Captured Moments’ and invite you to do the same.

For this week’s My Captured Moment, I’ve gone back to November 2011 and our first holiday as a family. Lili was almost eighteen months old (so she was walking, talking and becoming a real little madam), when we decided to take her to Dubai. Our good friends were living there at the time, so it was an easy destination choice for us.

These shots were taken on one of our more relaxing days, on the beach. I love how gorgeously chunky she was, and how when she was tired, all she wanted to do was cuddle up with me and go to sleep in my arms. This was such a lovely day and is one I remember with a fond smile. Honestly, is there anything more relaxing or calming than having your baby sleep in your arms?… wherever you are!

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Share your Moments

Your ‘My Captured Moment’ can be a single picture or a series of shots, new (taken this week) or old, with or without words. The idea is to simply share a moment in time you’ve captured on your camera and make sure it doesn’t go unseen. This could include vintage shots of your own childhood and beyond or a simple picture you’ve recently taken and want to ‘show off’.

How to Play Along

• Link up every Thursday to Sunday (ending at 11.55pm)

• Add my badge (or link back to my website using #MyCapturedMoment) at the bottom of your post.

• Share the love – try to comment on at least three other posts. After all that’s what it’s all about.

Go Social

Tweet your posts to me @HeleddLavender using the hashtag #MyCapturedMoment and I’ll retweet. Hashtag your picture #MyCapturedMoment on Instagram (follow me @HeleddLavender) so we can share our pictures and hopefully get some new followers and likes.

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  1. March 19, 2015 / 7:25 am

    Oh gorgeous pics as ever! Am in love with her swimsuit, I want it in adult size!! Xxx

    • March 19, 2015 / 9:15 am

      I know, it was so sweet!! Thanks hon xx

  2. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Ah Heledd she is just so so cute oooh I long to be on the beautiful beach today x

    • March 19, 2015 / 9:16 am

      Me too!! It’s so grey and cold here today. Bring on summer, I say.

  3. March 19, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Just beautiful! What a gorgeous bubba and mummy. Thank you for hosting a fab linky lovely lady. xxx

    • March 19, 2015 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you honey!! I love looking back at these old pictures xx

  4. March 19, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    She looks so cute in that little swimsuit, I can’t resist little chunky babies! Gorgeous photos xx

    • March 19, 2015 / 2:16 pm

      I know what you mean!! All those beautiful rolls. Thankfully, the puppy fat has now all gone and she’s a beautifully healthy four year old.

  5. March 19, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Such gorgeous photos. what a cutie! You look so content.
    Thanks for hosting
    Becky xx

    • March 19, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks Becky, it was a good time. Holidays with a baby is not easy, except for when they nap!! ; )

  6. March 19, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    oh look at her chubby little arms and legs! so gorgeous!!! I’ve got quite similar pics of Maya when we were in Tunesia. This is such a cute age! xx

    • March 19, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      Such a cute age!! Bless her, she looks like she’s got bands on her arms and legs. Lovely!! Thanks for linking up xx

  7. March 19, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I so wanted my little one to be that chunky; it just didn’t happen :-(; not quite as I’d like it anyway. Beautiful shots, delicious skin, lovely pose, and the lovely calm, all captured well. There truly is not much more relaxing or calming than having your baby sleep in your arms anywhere!

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your lovely linky! #CapturedMoment 11

    • March 19, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Ah thanks you!! It’s such a lovely memory and special captured moment. xx

  8. March 19, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    What beautiful photo’s. She’s adorable and yes sleepy baby cuddles are the best x

    • March 19, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      They really are!! Thanks for joining in hon xx

  9. March 19, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    What beautiful chunky toddler pictures and I love that swim suit! Great pictures x

  10. March 19, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    I adore chubby arms and legs, those creases are just the best! Lovely photos, thank you so much for hosting xx

  11. March 20, 2015 / 11:08 am

    What gorgeous photos. I just love her swimsuit and there is nothing nicer than chunky baby legs. Just so cute. Thanks for your lovely linky! xx

  12. March 21, 2015 / 10:54 am

    Ahhh love these photos, looks so relaxing. Your daughter’s swimming costume is so cute! #mycapturedmoment
    Sabrina x

  13. March 21, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Lucas says – Ahhh she looks so cute and looks like a lovely place for a holiday. I think the Mother would look rather fetching in that swimsuit!!! he he #mycapturedmoment

  14. March 21, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Lovely photos from what looks like a lovely family holiday. Lilli looks a real beach babe 🙂 #mycapturedmoment

  15. March 21, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Just beautiful, look at those fabulous toddler legs 🙂 And, the shots of her sleeping on you are wonderful, special moments indeed x

  16. March 22, 2015 / 11:25 am

    I do long to travel again. We haven’t been abroad since the twins arrived. I simply cannot imagine being on a plan with three bored children. These pictures are beautiful. I especially like the third one, it is a precious moment captured xx