Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Start of Something New...

Walking with daddy
Sometimes the blurry ones are the best. I love seeing him walk along with us, although it's not long before he's asking to come 'up'
That cheeky little smile and all of those teeth!
He's got the moody look down
But the smiles are never far behind
He loved playing in the park, even though it was quite chilly! If he could talk he would probably be saying "Mum get off me I want to go down this enormous slide!'
Trying to get a shot of the 3 of us where we all actually look OK is near on impossible!

I didn't really make many New Years resolutions this year, but one thing that has been a big goal of mine for quite a while now is to take more pictures and to take better ones at that. I love photography, it's something that seriously inspires me, makes me feel happy and gives me a huge sense of pride when I've got shots I'm proud of, but at the end of last year, when I was looking through all of my photos to make someone a photo calendar as a Christmas present, I realised I hardly had any that I truly loved. Of course there is a very special place in my heart for every little square Instragam snap I took, especially of Archie, but when it comes to printing then out or framing them, they don't really cut it. Learning more about photography was definitely high on my list of things I wanted to do for myself this year, and as I discovered, it was something Rik wanted to do more of as well. So we've decided that at least once a month we're going to take the time to document a special day or a fun afternoon out as a family through photos.

It feels like time is flying so quickly, and before we know it, these days of our baby being so little will  just be memories, and I'd love to be able to hold those memories in my hands and re-live those days for years to come.

This particular day was just a quick little trip to the park, we got there when the sun was shining and in the space of about an hour the sun was setting which is one of my favourite times of the day to take photos. At 16 months, out little man is a mini whirlwind and he loved toddling along the path to the park, (for about 5 minutes) then he wanted to be carried.

I love seeing his little face when he gets to the park because you can seeing all the wheels spinning in his head trying to decide what to go on first. We decided to try and sneak in a few family shots, because obviously it's always either one of us taking the photo, but Archie had other ideas so these were literally the only 2 we got of us all together! Then we all jumped back in the car and headed home for the evening to get all cosied up. Sometimes the simple, park days are the best.

I'm really hoping this will turn into a more regular thing on the blog, kind of like a photo diary? Let me know what you think.

Hope you're all having a lovely day.

Kate x



  1. archie is just the cutest little boy. i'd love to start actual picture books like my mom did of me and my sister when we were young. its no nice to look back on memories that way.

  2. I would love for this to become a more regular thing on your blog! They're beautiful photos, it's lovely to see them of you all together x

  3. Your pictures are amazing. What camera do you use?

  4. Archie is adorable ! Lovely pictures

  5. I love posts like these, such an adorable little family♥

  6. Ohh these are very lovely photos!
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  7. What a lovely post Kate, such gorgeous photos xx

  8. The photos are great! I can totally relate when it comes to trying to get everyone in the picture looking somewhat decent, especially with a wobbly toddler! lol

    BTW, this is the first post from you I've read, just happen to come across it through bloglovin and I'm glad I did. Your family is lovely!



  9. Cute pictures! Sophie xx

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  11. Hi Kate, I am a new subscriber to your YT channel, and so enjoy watching your videos, especially yours blogs and home decor videos. Can I be really cheeky, and ask where your large blue wall clock is from? It's beautiful!
    I would also like to see some pet videos, about the dogs, or maybe like a cleaning routine, because your house always looks so lovely!
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