Me and Mine {October}

October 31, 2014


Hayley from Home blog

I am so pleased that we have finally managed a picture of the five of us and a little ashamed that it has taken nearly ten months! Still, we’ve done it now and I’m making a commitment to get a new one every month and join in with Me and Mine so next year I will be able to look back on a year’s worth or family photographs. If you haven’t heard of Me and Mine please go and have a look at the lovely Dear Beautiful’s blog; the idea is to capture a family portrait and focus on capturing your growing family each month, whatever the photograph.

This one was taken a few weeks ago on our trip to the pumpkin patch. I realised I could effectively trap all three children in the wheelbarrow so we could get the photo and the boys had the most fun sat there playing with the straw. I am certain we will never get one when all three boys are still or looking at the camera but I’m really happy with this one. It was such a great day and it felt like we had turned a bit of a corner with our family trips out; it is getting easier! I think Autumn is a favourite season for all of us so it seems perfect to start our me and mine journey amongst pumpkins in October.

I’m looking forward to capturing more each month and will gladly take any of your tips for getting a family photo!

dear beautiful
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  • Caro AKA The Twinkles Momma

    What a GORGEOUS pic!! Aaah Hayley — I can’t believe how big the twins are looking already! It seems like 5 minutes since you tweeted that they’d arrived! Such a beautiful family! I love the backdrop too!! Particularly topical today!! X

    October 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Caro, I know they just look so big to me now. I kind of wish I had photos of us all together when they were tiny but it just wasn’t possible! xx

      October 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Sarah (@tobygoesbananas)

    Aww, this is an adorable picture! We’ve been doing Me & Mine since January and I’m so glad I decided to join in, even though some months it does seem very hard to find time to take a photo (and I’ve only got to try and get one boy in mine!)

    October 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you, I’m looking forward to it but like you said it can be hard to get a photo each month!

      November 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • Louise

    That’s a beautiful photo of you all and I love your idea of putting your boys in a wheelbarrow so they stay put! 🙂

    October 31, 2014 at 9:42 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know, if only I could put them in a wheelbarrow every month!

      November 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm Reply
  • LauraCYMFT

    Such a great photo! Love the wheelbarrow!

    October 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Carie

    it’s a gorgeous photo – I love your plan for corralling the little ones in the wheelbarrow, it works a treat! my photos usually have at least one person looking in the wrong direction so I’m probably the wrong person to ask for tips but i have had some luck with giving Kitty the remote trigger and also having everyone look at one person, usually Elma or Pip – welcome to the very addictive world of Me and Mine!

    October 31, 2014 at 10:59 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh a great idea to have them all look at someone, thank you! Corralling is definitely the word for it, I have a feeling we will have to trap them in something every month 🙂

      November 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Donna

    That is such a beautiful picture! I love how all three fit in the wheelbarrow! x

    November 1, 2014 at 12:29 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I was so lucky they all fit in, I will have to find something similar every month to keep them in one place! xx

      November 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Not my year off

    It’s a lovely pic and so seasonal. They’re kind of almost all looking but I think that’s always the beauty of family pics 🙂

    November 2, 2014 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Tina

    Aw yay a family photo!!!!! I love it!!!

    November 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    What a gorgeous gorgeous photo of you all! You have the cutest little family. x

    November 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm Reply
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