There never seems to be enough time to do all the activities I’d like to do – hence some things get put aside. One of those activities to be relegated to the ‘one day’ list, over the past few years, has been scrapbooking. Consequently I have a number of pages that are crying out to be created and these two are the start of my foray back into this much-loved activity.

I love that scrapbooking is permanent, that it’s about preserving memories and that if I want to, I get to share my thoughts and stories about the photos.

These two photos were taken at Christmas a few years ago – Elliotte is now six! She was then – and still is – a bookworm. When she came across a bunch of books in the top of her Christmas stocking sack, she was happy to sit and flick through the pages rather than explore further and see what other goodies might be in there.

One of the gifts we gave her was a little pushchair. She loved it. Her dollies were firmly squished in there and she was off – as fast as she could possibly walk – in and out of the house at full speed. If I was going to take a photo, it would definitely need to be an action shot.

After a few attempts, and results that were less than satisfactory, I asked her to “please stop” so I could take a photo.

In true Elliotte style, she paused, tilted her head, smiled, then was off again. All in the space of about two seconds. Fortunately I’d managed to capture the moment in time.

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