Me & Mine {February}

February 28, 2015



I feel like I’m going to get a reputation for what I’m calling ‘natural’ family portraits. We can’t seem to go a month without someone being ill and this month the culprit is chicken pox, hence the sleeping boy in the background!

In fairness we’d had plenty of opportunity for photos this month, in fact I kept realising I’d forgotten to have an attempt as we drove away from the parks and gardens that we’d visited over half term. That’s ok, I thought, we’ll go for a nice family walk this weekend and get an outdoor snap. Well, obviously that didn’t happen so we have this quick selfie snap, yet again indoors. Lucas went nuts everytime we tried to get a photo (understandably as he is covered in spots) so we waited until he nodded off, then pounced!

I’m still loving this project; these photos are making me realise that firstly, I need to invest in a tripod for my camera or phone, and secondly that one month we will get that picture perfect photo. Hopefully we’ll have a good memory to go with it but actually these ones of us all crammed in just in our lounge are an equally precious family memory. I know I’ll look back at them and remember just how manic life was, how busy we were every single day, how my memory failed me on a daily basis but we still managed to have a laugh and get a photo of us all. I’m going to claim we’re just keeping it real!

dear beautiful


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  • life as our little family

    Oh no chicken pox. Really knocks them out doesn’t it. I’ve become a bit of a freak with the tripod and have begun carrying it everywhere. I actually saw another family hunting for a photo spot with their camera and tripod on Saturday. Shame Mr H wasn’t there as he still doesn’t quite get it! I hope you manage to get that photo outdoors you want honey. Otherwise this is still a gorgeous capture, you’ll certainly remember the chicken pox! x #MeandMine

    March 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m sure I will drive my husband demented when the tripod arrives, he already rolls his eyes when Me and Mine rolls round, next month I am determined to be outside, even if it is just the garden! xx

      March 2, 2015 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Katy {What Katy Said}

    I love this photo Hayley, natural shots are the best type I think. xxx

    March 1, 2015 at 8:31 pm Reply
  • Colette B

    Bless his cottons! Such a gorgeous photo x

    March 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    That is THE best Me & Mine photo. I love the way you’ve got Lucas sleeping in the back. So funny but so, so cute 🙂

    March 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh gosh, he is going to hate us when he’s older isn’t he?! 🙂

      March 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • Sonia Constant

    Ah bless. It took me a little while to see the poorly one in the background.

    Neither of mine have had pox yet 🙁

    March 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m sure he prefers it that way 🙂 I’m glad we are getting it out the way but it isn’t nice!

      March 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm Reply
  • Emma Shilton

    Oh goodness, poor little fella. I hope he feels better soon. Love your natural shots though, shows what life is really like at home. Have a fab March #MeAndMine xx

    March 2, 2015 at 10:32 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Gorgeous family capture this month Hayley. Looks like you got your hands full but don’t amazing with it all and having it all under control. I give you a huge high five hun. #meandmine

    March 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy

    Aww I love the natural pics, so cute little sleeping poppet in the background. Hope you’re all much better next month #meandmine

    March 3, 2015 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkles Momma

    Aww bless your little sleeping beauty!! I love the fact you’ve managed to take your monthly pic and still managed to include him — that will be a great talking point in years to come! 😉 #MeandMine

    Caro |

    March 4, 2015 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Awww I love this Hayley I think it’s one of my faves just because it’s SO sweet- I love that he is having a snooze in the background- thats just so real life! x

    March 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Aww poor Lucas 🙁 I think here in the US they give kids chicken pox vaccines so they don’t get chicken pox anymore? Or maybe it just lowers their chances? I’m not entirely sure haha. I hope he feels better. I think the photo ended up looking adorable as is!

    March 6, 2015 at 4:26 am Reply
  • Gayle

    Hayley, I love your Me & Mine project and the fact that the photo’s are “natural” will mean so much more when everyone has grown up. It’s a window into your lives at that point in time – Awesome. I may just have to try to get more shots of my crew all together!!

    March 11, 2015 at 3:51 am Reply
  • Donna

    I said the exact same thing last month but I love how real and natural your photos are. You also look very happy which is lovely to see x

    March 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm Reply
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