You may have seen recently on Instagram lots of people posting their ‘2016 Best Nine.’ It is calculated by a website using your username taking the most ‘liked’ pictures into account. Last year was the first year I did the ‘Best Nine’. I instantly loved the idea I knew I would be doing it again next year.
So first up: Here are my 2015 Best Nine.
I still love all of these photos. But I knew I wanted to post more in 2016. I wanted to average one a post a day, which as you can see I achieved.
Here are my 2016 Best Nine.
I like all of these photos, of course I do but they are all from the last month roughly. Since this website takes into account your most ‘liked’ pictures I can at least see that my account has obviously continued to grow month on month. This is positive for me to see but I don’t think these are my 2016 Best Nine so I thought I would pick Nine of my own that are my ‘Best’ regardless of likes and comments. Then I realised that I couldn’t stick to just nine because some of my baking pictured are my favourite so I am splitting this into two categories: Family and Food. I will do the Family pictures in this post and the Food pictures will follow later in the week.
Family Best Nine
I have missed this super happy girly the last couple of days as I was at work. 12 hour nursing shifts come at such a cost, I'm so lucky it's only short term! #toddlersofinstagram #happygirl #littlefierceones #workingmum #kidscomefirst #livingarrows #mamasmonster #happychildhood #childhoodunplugged #happychildhappymum
This is one of the least ‘flattering’ photos I have of Perky but her whole face exudes happiness. I absolutely love it!
This was taken at RHS Wisley which is one of ur favourite places to go. Pinky thought this little gazebo looked like a witches house so she had to go in and have a look.
'You don't like tarts mummy, you taste them when you are a fishy' I love you little girl but seriously what are you talking about??? Thoughts from a toddlers mind 🤔 . . #crazytoddler #kidssaythefunniestthings #littlefierceones #letthembelittle #myhappycapture #lifecloseup #kidsofinstagram #toddlersofig #toddlersofinstagram #childofig #littleloves #childhoodunplugged #instamum #mylittlemonsters #motherhoodthroughinstagram #UniteinMotherHood #UMH_Kids
How could I not include with one… Her expression makes me laugh every time! As does the caption. She used to ask some crazy stuff!
After a desperately long weekend of tantrum and teething I've been looking at some past smiley photos to make myself feel better. This was a couple of months ago at bocketts farm . . . #giggles #daddydaughter #dadsofinstagram #fatherhood #littlefierceones #letthembelittle #myhappycapture #lifecloseup #kidsofinstagram #toddlersofig #toddlersofinstagram #childofig #littleloves #childhoodunplugged #instamum #mylittlemonsters #motherhoodthroughinstagram #UniteinMotherHood #UMH_Kids
I love this of Perky and Daddy. They had just gone down a huge slide together, her big sister was too much of a wimp to have a go but Perky kept asking for more!
The caption says it all… Look at that attitude.
This was taken on our summer holiday in Menorca. This had to make my top 9 as it includes all of us, we all look happy (because we were) and we are all looking at the camera. All parents can relate to how hard it is to get this shot!
This really does just sum them both up!
This had to be included. Pinky really began to find a passion in photography this summer, I basically lost my camera. Her favourite things to capture were flowers and as you can see here things like height difference were not going to get in her way.
This is a recent post but I love it. Over the past (nearly) two years these two have become closer by the day. Yes, they bicker and fight, what can feel like all of the time, but they are also each others comfort. They turn to each other for reassurance. They give each other their biggest smiles and no matter what has happened that day they always give each other a good night kiss and cuddle. So when I managed to capture them walking hand in hand chatting away, how could I not share it?
I have really enjoyed writing this and going through my Instagram to choose my favourite photos. It was unbelievably hard to pick just nine. I am definitely going to do this again next year (but I may have to pick a few more than nine).