Me & Mine {May}

May 31, 2015


Me and Mine May


This month has been so busy and has just flown by, I thought we would have plenty of opportunity to take our Me & Mine this last week as it was half term but we still left it till the last minute. Thankfully we went to Delamere Forest on Thursday and took my good friend with us who snapped a few photos. I also invested in the Joby Gorillapod after seeing Kerri-Ann’s lovely family portraits and I know how much she loves her little tripod. As we still take the buggy pretty much everywhere we were able to wrap it round the handlebar and take the photo with the Gruffalo, as you can see the children were less than pleased about it; note to self, always make sure they are well fed before attempting the family photo! My lovely friend is just like a part of our family so it seemed right to include her in Me & Mine.

We had such a fantastic day out there and it was really just what we needed, a little time in the great outdoors. Our days out aren’t perfect, they can be a little chaotic and I have a strong-willed three year old always wanting to do exactly what HE wants to do. Having said all that we laughed, a lot! That is part of what made it such a great day, just being with the people I love and remembering how much fun we have together. It’s been a tough month and I really enjoy having my husband home in the school holidays, I love the family time and the chance to catch up with friends. I love to take the boys somewhere new and give them a little adventure. I love treating the boys to cake or ice cream and seeing their faces light up. I love how happy the littlest of things make them, it really is the simplest of things that can make our family time extra special.

Finally, I am loving taking part in Me & Mine, it is never easy but it is so worth it. I’m learning more and more about how to get a better photo as we go along and I’m constantly inspired by seeing everyone else’s. My husband is getting more on board each month and even reminds me now when we have to do one. The best bit will be looking back on twelve months worth of portraits, I cant wait!

Me Mine May 2

Me Mine May 3


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  • Julia @ Raiinbeaubelle

    Gorgeous photos Hayley I really love the idea of this project and always love to look at your family photos. Respect to you for managing to take the photos with you all in, I know it is so hard! x

    May 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ha, I’m just glad to get the photo, people looking in the right direction is a bonus! It is a lovely project, keep those precious memories xxx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Aww I love the one with the Gruffalo Hayley- such a classic family shot! We have a Gorillapod which we really love as well, they are so useful to wrap around things. x

    May 31, 2015 at 2:51 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know right, I had to put it in as I’m learning more each time…definitely bribe them with chocolate in the future and I’m so glad I bought a Gorillapod xx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • SArah Christie

    I love these photo Hayley, me and mine is so amazing, I am just completed month 2 and like you cant wait to look back at a year xx

    May 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Sarah, they will be so nice to have, amazing how much changes over the year xx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    Ahh bless them, I have many photos which are similar! Now I always carry chocolate buttons in my bag when I have a Me & Mine shot in mind to bribe the kids with. Doesn’t always work though. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely month; hope June is just as great x

    May 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Chocolate buttons are a brilliant idea, I need to do this next time! xx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:07 pm Reply
  • Donna

    I love your photos this month, all outdoorsy and symbolic of family time. It sounds like you’ve had some much needed time together and YAY for husbands getting on board with the Me & Mine! x

    May 31, 2015 at 5:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know, makes it a lot easier when he is enthusiastic! I think he likes the idea of having them all to look back on too 🙂 xx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • Kerri-Ann

    Absolutely gorgeous honey. Yay for the gorilla pod. For one of ours in May we wrapped it around the scooter! Anywhere which is perfect. I love it so much x

    May 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’ve only had it a few days and already I love it, so glad you shared your tips! xx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • Janine

    It’s so funny about the husband reminding you now. I think mine is not far off that. Lol #meandmine

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

      I think it’s more that he just wants to get it over with, haha! All good though as we get the photo at the end 🙂

      May 31, 2015 at 10:09 pm Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    Such lovely pics pet 🙂 I always laugh when I see the 5 of you together!! The 3 tinies look SO like you!! They are like tiny little Hayley clones!! 🙂 xx #MeAndMine

    Caro |

    May 31, 2015 at 9:47 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh I know, it’s ridiculous isn’t it? My poor husband, I think he wishes he could see some of him in them! They are really the image of my brother when he was younger, it’s spooky xx

      May 31, 2015 at 10:10 pm Reply
  • Carie

    I love looking back on our pictures and however much H fake grumbles about having the pictures taken I know he likes that we have them too. Our first Me and Mine pics are on our bedroom wall and it’s amazing to see how much has changed in such little time!

    May 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • hayleyfromhome

    Oh I love that you have the first ones on your bedroom wall, that is so sweet! I will make a collage out of ours I think so we can see them changing!

    May 31, 2015 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Californian Mum in London

    Such pretty pics. Delamere Forest looks lovely. Love your Gruffalo pic–or is that the gruffalo’s child?

    June 1, 2015 at 12:06 am Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    Love love these photos, really keep meaning to join in with Me and Mine. Hubby is never on an of the photos. Maybe in Greece this month we will fix that!

    June 1, 2015 at 6:53 am Reply
  • Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy

    Aww I’m loving the Gruffalo appearance Hayley, these are all great, you look so happy xxx #meandmine

    June 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Aww, I love Delamere Forest. It’s the nicest place. I have a strong-willed one too. I sometimes feel sorry for my littlest because he just gets dragged along. It’ll be all change come September though. I’m dreading J being at school full-time but love the idea of spending more time with M.

    June 1, 2015 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Hannah

    Ive never seen the Joby Gorillapod before, but it looks amazing. We have a huge tripod and its a pain to carry, brilliant idea! It sounds like you had a lovely day out, a day filled with laughter is the best kind!

    June 1, 2015 at 11:25 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Yay for family photos! I need to take more of myself and lyla!

    June 2, 2015 at 12:20 am Reply
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