Mummy & Me | June

Okay I'm gonna be honest, these photos are getting so hard to get! Especially with Arch, he just doesn't want to be held or sat still for more than a second, this little boy is always on the go, he's not got time for photos hence this awkward pose of me trying to keep him still just for the camera to focus and take the photo! These beautiful beach shots are from a recent trip to Caister-On-Sea at Haven, we booked a last minute trip and had a very much needed break as a family. When I look at these photos I cant quite believe how big my two are, there is no way I could be picking them both up at the same time anymore! 


As much as this little one loves his Daddy, I think deep down he is a bit of a Mumma's Boy! The way he runs up to me and cuddles me to say Hi when I have only been gone 10 minutes melts my heart. He loves his kisses and cuddles he gets from me, but he also loves the way Daddy throws him around (in a playful way!) he is growing up every single day, and we are both excited for September when we can have some special time together when big Sis goes to school. 


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We spent a long weekend at Haven in Great Yarmouth, it was so lovely to just take some time out and spend some quality time together as a family. We didn't capture to much of our break as we all decided it would be best to keep phones at the caravans and occasionally bring out the camera. The difference it made was unbelievable, we all seemed to bond more as a family and I loved watching the kids play whereas I normally would be looking down at my phone scrolling through Instagram etc. 



^ I love this shot I got of my girl, she really is into her flowers at the moment, thankfully she knows to just look and not to pick them! She was admiring the pink flowers, her favourites apparently and it wasn't until afterwards when I looked at this photo, that I realised just how grown up she is looking these days. 



^ This boy loved playing in the sand, this photo was captured as we had all packed up and was walking back to our caravan, but our cheeky boy just had to stop and continue playing whilst occasionally staring at me, giving me the "you can wait for me Mummy, I'm busy playing right now" look. I was left behind waiting for him to finish playing in the sand as you do!


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This weeks photo comes from yesterday, it was Fathers Day and so we headed to my parents house to spend the day with them. The weather was so hot that the littles were getting a bit restless and to be straight to the point "grumpy" so we headed to the beach, all 4 of us in our wetsuits to go for a swim in the sea. It is something I remember doing as a child, even as a teenager and so it was so bittersweet to be swimming to the rafts with my own 2 children, hoping that one day they to will be doing the same and creating the same memories I did. Can we just take a moment to look at my just 2 year old, why does he look about 5!? He has really caught up with his sister now who is twice his age! I didn't manage to capture any photos of us in the sea, as we was all swimming together. I also forgot to take a photo of them in their life jackets, they look so funny together in these big orange jackets with their tiny legs coming out from them! Thankfully everyone around here goes out looking the same so walking down the street like this doesn't look strange! 


They both had so much fun floating in the sea and going over the waves, they thought it was the funniest thing. I cant wait to spend more of summer down at the beach, lets just hope this weather stays around!

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Siblings | June

These two have been so sweet this past month, they are loving the warmer weather and are enjoying the summer so much, I hope these will be the memories they talk about forever. I still think back to summer 2006 etc and all the things I did as a child and I can imagine them doing the same in years to come. They compliment each other so well in situations, with Isla being shy but able to do more things, she loves to teach her brother how to do things just like her, and then Archie, our wild out going child who gives Isla the confidence she needs to take part in activities. It is so lovely to see what they gain out of each other, and of course the biggest thing is that they have one another to play with, and boy is it so nice to just sit and watch their imaginations come to life. These photos are of them having a little break from the paddling pool, they were talking about something and I was just sitting watching them in awe, look how similar in size they both are as well! I love the second photo of Isla putting her arm around Arch, she is so loving towards him, when she wants to be anyway! 



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This past week has been a funny with the weather, I could tell the children were getting a bit bored of being inside, it wasn't warm enough to go in the pool in the garden and I just feel they are a bit tired of playing with the same garden toys. So I went on Pinterest and found a great easy little activity for them to do. I simply filled a bowl with water and placed some plastic dinosaurs inside, stuck it in the freezer and once it was frozen they could use any objects they could find outside (I provided the spoons) to help them get the dinosaurs out. It was lovely watching them together, Archie spent some time watching Isla and what exactly she was doing and then he would try. 


^ The look on his face when he could see a bit of dinosaur poking through!