Me & Mine Project {June 2014}

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This month we have loved:

* Being reunited with much loved friends.
* A whole weekend with just Daddy when Mummy went to BritMums Live.
* Mummy and Daddy have discovered Castle and have spent many evenings staying up far too late watching ‘just one more episode’.
* Lazy days at the beach realising exactly why we moved to Southport.

This month sees the return of the ‘kids can’t smile’ disaster.  Why is it, when you capture a child engrossed in a task, you can achieve the most delightful pictures but when you ask a child to smile they give you a forced grin which just looks awful?  I was relieved at BritMums Live to see a photo of a well known photographer’s daughter doing exactly that and thought that at least it proved it is the subject and not the photographer!

We went to a wedding this month which provided us with the perfect opportunity to take a photo of the family all together and dressed up in our glad rags.  Except…except the kids just weren’t playing ball.  My dad, bless him, dutifully took a handful but this was the only one in which none of the children were a blur and you can at least see their faces.  Meg appears to be having a bit of a wild and curly time with her hair at the moment and in many photos her face was completely obliterated by the springy curls which make up her fringe!


The following day we discovered this lovely park close by to us with some beautiful gardens so we tried again…but they still weren’t playing ball.


So, despite a number of attempts, this month we just didn’t manage to capture us all smiling.  Never mind, eh!

This project is hosted over on Dear Beautiful.  Head over there to see more gorgeous family photos.

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  1. Lucy
    June 30, 2014 / 12:41

    Oh my goodness, I love that second photo. I love the first one too, but the second one is just so natural and I love the composition of it. I don't think I'll ever get a photo of all four of us smiling at the camera, I've decided it's just not possible, and I've just decided to accept anything where we look half happy. x

  2. June 30, 2014 / 18:45

    At least they are looking at the camera and to be fair sort of smiley – i would count it as a resounding success. Gorgeous, the lot of you 🙂 x

  3. June 30, 2014 / 19:24

    Both pictures are really lovely, it does make me chuckle when you see the forced grin of a child! Do these beautiful children of ours not realise how precious these pictures are, we have a blog to write! So cute #MeandMine (this may post as my old blog name, it is actually 'lifeasourlittlefamily'

  4. Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
    June 30, 2014 / 19:31

    Your children look at the camera – you are already doing better than me! haha

  5. July 1, 2014 / 07:16

    That's a great idea to capture a family photo, I never appear in family photos as I'm always taking them. Off to take a look at the linky!

  6. July 1, 2014 / 18:54

    They are both lovely photos and the children are just being children – it makes it more natural. I love it when you find a new TV series to watch and end up wanting to watch more than one 🙂

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