Autumn Days

November 6, 2015


I don’t know about you but sometimes I look back on pictures of my boys and think, ‘Wow, I have three rather grown up children, when did that happen?’ Then I realise that in less than two months the twins will be two; they are no where near babies anymore and yet we still call them ‘the babies’ I wonder how long that will last? All three of them are actually looking closer in age every day. Lucas has just stopped shooting up and the twins are tall, all the baby chubbiness has gone and they look like proper boys to me now. At times I forget that there are over two years between them and somehow the twins seem to be speeding through the months so much quicker than Lucas did.

That is one of the reasons I love to blog so much is to just share some photos when we haven’t done anything in particular. It just captures a moment in time, when the days pass so quickly I’ll look back on these photos and be reminded of what they were like way back when.

Last weekend we spent an afternoon at one of our favourite parks. If you are close to Liverpool I really would recommend visiting Calderstones Park – it is beautiful all year round but especially now. Also The Reader organisation are working really hard to refurbish some of the old buildings; it has a lovely cafe, sweet shop, ice cream parlour and story barn opening up soon. It isn’t our closest park but it is our favourite, especially when you can stop for ice Cceam whatever the weather.

I think we spend nearly as much time outdoors in the Autumn as we do in the warmer weather. I just love it. The colours are beautiful, I never get tired of the fallen leaves and seeing little wellies boots stamp through them just makes me happy. Lucas and Boo don’t seem particularly keen to wrap up but Bear was happy enough to wear a hat…as long as it was Lucas’. There is an area which has hedges shaped into words (I can’t remember what it says now) but it’s off the main paths and a little secluded so it is perfect to let them loose. They had a lot of fun chasing each other through the hedges, collecting leaves and gravel. We sometimes just sit back and watch them all, they make their own fun and they love to be outdoors, this time is pretty special.















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  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Hayley!!!! These photos are amazing. And just before I read the first sentence, I thought wow the boys have grown. They really don’t look at all like babies any more. Strange to think that all three will be taller than you in a blink of an eye x

    November 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ah thank you Rachel, I really love these photos of them, they were having so much fun which always helps. Frightening how quickly they are growing! xx

      November 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    They really do look like they’ve shot up, it’s amazing how they suddenly just look so much taller an me grown up isn’t it? Gorgeous photos!!

    November 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Tas, it does seem to happen all of a sudden, quite a fright for me though 😉 xx

      November 6, 2015 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    Aah Hayley this is absolutely my favourite post of yours ever! The photographs of the boys are just beautiful – they perfectly capture a lovely day out in the park and the colours are beautiful too.

    I can’t believe how much the babies have grown – you’re right the twins are looking the same age as Lucas now I can’t believe how quickly our boys are growing up!! I have mixed feelings about that!! Happy to see my little sons growing big and strong but sad to say goodbye to the babies they once were. Even though, like you, we still call our boys ‘the babies’ xxxx

    November 6, 2015 at 10:55 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I know exactly what you mean…I so love to see them all grown up, exploring and enjoying different things but at the same time it all goes so quickly! xx

      November 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    Absolutely stunning photos Hayley and I agree with Rachel that I thought that immediately – they have grown up sooo much. xx

    November 7, 2015 at 12:08 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Karen, do look so grown up all of a sudden, much to my horror! xx

      November 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Hayley just stunning photographs! The colours and moments you have captured are perfect. I keep saying it but your blog and posts just get better every time!! 🙂 Your boys are adorable and you look so happy. Lovely post xx

    November 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you so much Jess, what a lovely thing to say. I am so happy with these photos of the boys just because they captured a perfect moment in time! xx

      November 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    Hayley these are gorgeous photos, I have been following your blog for so long and watching the children grow up, they look like great friends. I have to say I think you are coming into a lovely stage with them where family outings become so much fun and much easier than when they are tiny, combine this with a beautiful park and lovely autumn weather and you have a winning combination. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    November 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you Fiona, what a lovely comment! Funnily enough I was looking through my old blog posts and so many of them were linked up to country kids but my posts have come a long way since then! I think of you so much when I am out with the boys, I don’t know how you did it when yours were young!! xx

      November 8, 2015 at 7:01 pm Reply
  • Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

    Love your photos and yes the boys do look grown up here! I would so love to meet up at Calderstones, I reckon it’s about half way between us so let’s do it!! xxx

    November 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Yes Julia, let’s do it!! That would be so lovely, I’ll message you and we can arrange it, I think your two would love it! xx

      November 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock

    This is such a lovely family update. I can’t believe the twins are nearly two!
    Lucas is the image of you xx

    November 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Katie, it is just going so quickly! xx

      November 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Heledd - Running in Lavender

    Isn’t Autumn the most beautiful and magical time year? I’ve always been a summer girl but this autumn has really grabbed me! These pictures of your boys are great and really tell the story of Autumn.

    November 8, 2015 at 10:24 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Helen…I am the other way, I have always loved Autumn and this one seems to have been so beautiful. I am always ready for summer to come around again though! xx

      November 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Karen

    Autumn has been wonderful hasn’t it? But it feels like it is suddenly slipping away and those gorgeous sunny days are being replaced by cold, wet and windy ones. I totally get the “where’s my baby gone” feeling. Suddenly Emily is all grown up – it might be the hair in a ponytail, or her obsession with wearing my shoes, but it has become obvious that I have to stop calling her my baby now.
    I do love your photos and they are such a wonderful way of keeping track of yours boys growing up.

    November 11, 2015 at 10:42 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Karen, this Autumn does seem to have been so beautiful. I wonder if it something about this time of year that makes us see them growing up so quickly xx

      November 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Mrs H

    I love these posts. The posts that just capture fun days out. They are my favourite. Your photos are fabulous. Your boys are gorgeous and the twins do look so grown up all of a sudden. It looks a lovely day out. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    November 13, 2015 at 10:00 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you Mrs H, we really did have such a lovely day. I love those days when you just make something out of nothing xx

      November 18, 2015 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    These are beautiful photos lovely. And the twins do look so grown up and so tall. They seem lots bigger than two to me, but it also feels just like seconds since they were born. x

    November 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you lovely. I’m exactly the same, they seem older than two to me but I think they do more because they have an older brother and they are super tall for their age, they are definitely catching Lucas up! xx

      November 18, 2015 at 1:37 pm Reply

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