Me & Mine Project {May 2014}

Jess McGlynnMay 31, 2014
dear beautiful

This month we have loved:

* Birthday season – 4 birthdays in 4 weeks mean a lot of presents and, most importantly, a lot of cake!
* It’s kind of related to the above ^^ but I very much enjoyed my birthday weekend in Hay on Wye.  I’m so glad I finally got to go and will definitely be returning.
* Daddy being on 4 and 3 day weeks.  Due to bank holidays and birthday celebrations he hasn’t done a full week at work since the middle of April and we have loved having him here.
* Building and (almost) finishing a playhouse.
* Making lovely new friends.

Did we take this photo last night?  Maybe.

This month has been crazily busy and I’m afraid I let the side down and just didn’t even think about it until yesterday when I saw some posts popping up.

We took 66 photographs to get this one.  The lighting was bleurgh and the kids were excitable; we have plenty of three of us sitting nicely and then one child doing an impression of scream…I fiddled and faffed with the settings but in the end we had to settle for the best we could get at such short notice.  Naughty me, I must try harder next month!


  • Clarina85

    May 31, 2014 at 07:17

    I'd say that's pretty good going,Jess… You. Fr everyone smiling and looking at the camera! Love the princess dress… A little reminiscent of our house too at the moment!

  • Emily Beale

    May 31, 2014 at 07:18

    66 – but well worth it! #Me&Mine

  • Capture by Lucy

    May 31, 2014 at 07:21

    I love last minute! Mine is a mobile Me and Mine as I forgot my big camera!!! Aah on a birthday weekend away! But what a fab pic you got! Would love to see the outtakes! Happy May xx

  • Lucy

    May 31, 2014 at 18:31

    Oh I think this is totally lovely, last minute or not. You all have such big beamy smiles like you're having so much fun. I often find that when we're last minute and desperate to get a photo, the actual experience of getting the photo becomes so funny as we take 100s in hopes of getting 1 good one. x

  • Cariemay

    May 31, 2014 at 21:16

    I'm not even sure how many pictures I end up taking to get mine each month but 66 sounds perfectly reasonable! And it's a gorgeous shot too, I'm still living in hope of one day having everyone smiling at the camera!

  • Becky Arber

    June 1, 2014 at 12:40

    Last minute are always the best. They're not over complicated!
    By the way – your play house looks super super exciting!!!

  • Lauren_W

    June 1, 2014 at 22:49

    It may have taken 66 photos but it was totally worth it. The photo is really lovely. xx

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    June 2, 2014 at 07:39

    Amazing though that even last minute you were able to get a stunning family portrait. All four of you are smiling, no blinking, and looking at the camera. Out of a 100 of ours none of us were all four looking at camera, none smiling and have running out of the photo. I am in awe of your tactics. You must teach me! lol Lovely lovely photo. Your two are so adorable. May really seems to be the busiest month for everyone all around.

  • would like to be

    June 2, 2014 at 13:10

    Aaahh that's lovely. I'm in awe of all the fab last minute photos

  • SAHMlovingit

    June 3, 2014 at 13:35

    Considering it's a last minute one it's a great one! Hurrah for Birthday months 🙂

  • mummydaddyme

    June 5, 2014 at 15:22

    Last minute was definitely the trend last month! This is lovely though, you all look really happy! x

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