Me & Mine {July}

July 31, 2015



Me & Mine July Final

The photos for July’s Me & Mine were taken today…we just made it! I thought the July photos would be no problem as I had planned plenty of fun days out once the schools had broken up but with the weather being dismal we decided to get some jobs done in the house instead. After nearly a whole week of being in we needed some fresh air today so thought we would pay a visit to Speke Hall, a National Trust property near us in Liverpool. We had such a lovely day and managed to get a few family photos in front of the main house. It is beautiful there and there is lots to do outside for the children so we will definitely be going again, I can’t believe we hadn’t been there before.

As we were walking around we found a little patch of lawn that was perfect for a photo, and for playing, running and spinning around. I love the photos; you can tell we had promised Lucas an ice cream after the photos as he was throwing out some of his best poses. These photos are extra special because we had such a lovely day, one we would want to remember.

This month has been quite a fun one, me and the husband celebrated my birthday with a child-free day in Liverpool which was such a treat and we found delicious Mexican food! The boys have been so funny this month, they’ve grown closer all the time and we had a fun morning at the park together and I’ve written a little bit about them as brothers. We have a list of things we want to do before school starts in September; Lucas basically listed different modes of transportation to go on and a day at the beach so nothing too extravagant. I’m hoping to squeeze in lots of family time over August, these little munchkins are so much fun!

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Me & Mine July 5

Me & Mine July Speke Hall

Me & Mine July 6

Me & Mine July 7

Me & Mine July 8


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  • Julia @ Raiinbeaubelle

    Love these photos Hayley. Speke Hall is a great day out as well isn’t it, I love the maze and the plane spotting! It’s a special place for Roger as well as his dad used to work there. Lovely! x #meandmine

    July 31, 2015 at 8:52 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh really? It must be a lovely place to work, I bet Rog loved visiting there espeically with his Dad being there. I can’t believe we haven’t been before, it was such a good day out and the boys all loved it xx

      July 31, 2015 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Naomi

    Is Speke Hall good for children? It’s on my list of places to go but I wonder if my nearly 3 year old might be bored. Your children look like they’re having fun though!

    July 31, 2015 at 9:05 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We had such a great day…we didn’t venture in the hall as they don’t allow buggies so the twins are too young to be let loose but on a nice day there is plenty to do outside! There is a good playground and maze, a woodland trail and zip wire in the woods, a kitchen garden and orchard and plenty of gardens to play in. We got there early so it was fairly quiet and took a picnic, there are also a few events for children over summer so look out for one of those! I would recommend it 🙂

      July 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Oh Hayley I love all the fun you are having is such a beautiful place. It’s good to capture candid photos and the kids can be themselves and run and laugh which always make great photos too. Love these. Have a lovely weekend hun. #meandmine

    July 31, 2015 at 9:20 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Jenny, we had such a great day there and I love to see the boys running around laughing, there is something about being outdoors with them which is so relaxing!

      July 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Carie

    Oh they’re lovely pictures for a last minute photo shoot; what a gorgeous backdrop!

    July 31, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We definitely got lucky, our last minute photos aren’t usually in such a nice location 🙂

      July 31, 2015 at 10:13 pm Reply
  • Donna

    That property looks beautiful. I am loving investigating national trust sites since we got membership the other week although I think Liverpool may be a tad too far for us! Lovely, happy, fun photos this month 🙂 x

    July 31, 2015 at 11:17 pm Reply
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    I love how simple their expectations are, I asked Dylan what he wanted to do before school and it mostly involved play dates! I hope August is fantastic for you

    July 31, 2015 at 11:25 pm Reply
  • Abzi

    These photos are beautiful. Really love the candid style of you just being a family and playing together on the lawn!

    August 1, 2015 at 10:45 am Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Hayley I so love how you chose a few photos that show you all having such fun they are so great with a beautiful backdrop x

    August 2, 2015 at 4:22 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    It looks like lots of fun indeed, I love all the action shots of your beautiful family. I think it’s even better when you capture some photos of a really happy day out- you can look back on them and always smile. x

    August 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Stunning photographs and the hall looks amazing behind you! Love the outtakes! You must struggle as I find snapping two hard! Lovely post and have a fab rest of your Summer holidays together 🙂 Jess x

    August 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Kerri-Ann

    So cute. I love that pose! I hope he had an extra large ice cream x

    August 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    I adore the ones where you are throwing the boys around they are brilliant shots. Very special and you’ll remember that day for ages!

    August 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm Reply
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