Sisterly Love {My Captured Moment #80}

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


As a mother I have tough days, fun days, bad days, annoying days and some truly great days. Today wasn’t easy, it had some rough moments but it also had these wonderful, tender moments that I caught between my oldest and youngest daughters. Watching the relationship between my girls grow and develop is one of the most rewarding things about being a mother.

Little snippets like these, little captured moments of love and kindness between my girls is why I always have my camera lying around the house – because I don’t want to miss or forget any of these memories and feelings. This is also why I decided to create this little ‘picture linky’ in the first place!

Iris’ face lights up whenever she sees either of her big sisters. She gives them both a massive smile that takes over her entire face, and her arms and legs wave around with huge excitement. There’s no doubt in my mind that she already knows and recognises them – looking up to them like a fan who wants to join the fun of the games they play and songs they sing. This I’m sure will become more and more apparent as the months and years go on.

my.captured.moment.80.g my.captured.moment.80.e my.captured.moment.80.d my.captured.moment.80.b

This time last year I was about to find out I was pregnant, something that was not planned and came as one of the biggest and best surprises of my life. A year on and our beautiful baby Iris is now almost four months old and has become a massive part of our family, fitting in perfectly and making us all fall in love with her instantly.


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 11.00pm)

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

• Share the love – try to comment on a few of the 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.

Running in Lavender



  1. Lisa@Intotheglade July 14, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Oh Heledd I love the one where Lili and Iris are looking into each other’s eyes – beautiful. There really is something special about the bond between sisters and I think a bigger age gap really cements it too. They are such precious pictures! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely day xx

    • Heledd July 14, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Lisa, I know what you mean Lili is so protective of her baby sister. I just love it!! xxx

  2. mummyofboygirltwins July 14, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Totally gorgeous!! How lovely and they will be such good friends all growing together 🙂 You have such a lovely little family – such fab photos xx

    • Heledd July 14, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Ah thank you Jess!! I’m really pleased with these shots. They were just spur of the moment ones but I just love them!! xx

  3. Debbie July 14, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Hi Heledd, I can’t believe that Iris is four months old now! Where has that time gone? They are lovely photos and I don’t blame you for leaving your camera lying around so as not to miss a moment. I love the third photo down, where big sister is seemingly trying to calm baby sister.

    Thank you for hosting.


    • Heledd July 14, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Ha ha yeah she’s so lovely and gentle with her baby sister. She’s got the knack of calming her down too which is great!! Thanks Debbie xx

  4. Kerri-Ann July 14, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Aww she’s such a little cutie, they both are and I agree that watching the relationship blossom must be so lovely. x

    • Heledd July 14, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you KA, I was so pleased when I saw these pictures because it really shows their growing bond xxx

  5. Helena July 14, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    A great idea to have a camera to hand so you can capture a lot of wonderful photos that you’ll cherish forever. Thanks for hosting #MyCapturedMoment so we may do the same thing

    • Heledd July 14, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      It’s one of the best things I’ve done since having Iris, I’ve managed to capture so many special ‘every day’ moments and so many beautiful shots. Thanks Helena xx

  6. Christina July 15, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Oh my gosh – that photo where they are just looking into each other’s eyes just totally melted my heart!!!!!!! Make sure you print some of these so that you have them forever. I bet they will love to have copies of these when they are older. They look like they are going to have a wonderful friendship and bond when they are older

  7. Jo July 17, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Lovely pictures – well captured – Love it when you get some real shots of them that just oozes love – It’s great 🙂

  8. Jemma Taylor-Smith July 17, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    So gorgeous! I love it when my three have special sibling moments – it melts my heart! Jemma #MyCapturedMoment

    • Heledd July 24, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      I totally know what you mean, I feel the same when I see my girls together. Thanks Jemma xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *