Me and Mine… A Family Project July 2016

Me and Mine… A Family Project July 2016

July has been a month with lots packed in, which tends to be the way as preschool winds down for the summer break. Alice had her sports day and this year she was so much more confident in taking part. Last year she didn’t let go of the teachers hand the whole time, but this time she was the first up every time and it was lovely to watch.

Alice has sadly left her lovely little preschool where she has learnt so much, made some lovely friends and the teachers were amazing. They had a leavers disco and I have never seen Alice so excited, choosing her dress and how to have her hair. When did she grow up?

With preschool behind us, it was going to be our summer of fun and full of lots of adventures before Alice starts school in September. But, all that had to be put on hold as Alice woke up on the first day of the holidays with chicken pox. So, instead we have been spending lazy days at home and in the garden. Thank goodness we’ve had sunny days.

Little Holly has become a proper little girl this month and with her turning two in August, I really need to accept that the baby days are disappearing. She is a proper little chatterbox, just like her sister and daddy, and so much fun to be around. Always up to mischief and with a cheeky smile on her face.

I had planned to take our Me and Mine photos on a camping trip we had planned with our friends, I pictured us all sat on a log in the woods. But, as Alice had chicken pox we couldn’t go and I had to make do with some photos in our garden.

I think these are some of my favourites, all of us being casual in our own surroundings seemed to bring out the best in us.





And Holly is off…





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  1. 31/07/2016 / 07:41

    Aww it must be a sad moment to know that Alice is off to big school, but I bet she’s so excited!! I know the feeling of growing up (although Parker is 1 in August not 2), they grow up so quickly don’t they! Lovely photos xx

  2. Oh no! What timing for the chickenpox to arrive! At least it was summer and you could get outside in the garden and hopefully it wasn’t too bad!

  3. 31/07/2016 / 16:09

    Lovely photos of you all. We don’t have enough photos of us all together as a family, we must try to do this some time too. I hope you all have a fabulous summer. Just to let you know, it wasn’t until Lia was pretty much over chickenpox that Libby came down with it, I think it takes quite a while to come out. Even if Hollly does get it though, it’s always best to get it out of the way before they start school I think.

  4. LauraCYMFT
    31/07/2016 / 18:51

    Oh no those pesky chicken pox! At least she’s got them now and not towards the end of the holidays for starting school. Great family photos.

  5. 31/07/2016 / 19:58

    Oh these are lovely captures of your beautiful family. Sometimes those casual captures at home are truly the best ones ever. The kids feel comfortable in their own space and it’s where all the memories and adventures happen for the most part so it’s lovely to look back on them in the future. #meandmineproject

  6. Such lovely relaxed happy family photos. Hope Alice is recovering well from the chicken pox and is much better now and that you all have a wonderful summer 🙂

  7. 31/07/2016 / 21:57

    Oh pesky chicken pox. I know its such a bittersweet milestone to finish preschool. I found it so hard but thankfully z is now settled into school. Hopefully your little girl will absolutely love it!

  8. 31/07/2016 / 22:58

    Ahhh beautiful photos Laura!! Sorry about your camping trip though 🙁 #Meandmine

  9. 01/08/2016 / 00:24

    Beautiful family photos 🙂

  10. 01/08/2016 / 09:01

    Sorry you missed the camping trip – isnt it always the case when we plan ahead to set up some dreamy pics it never goes to plan. I am glad she is doing better though and you have some fun things to look forward to in August! Lovely pics in your lovely garden x

  11. 01/08/2016 / 12:33

    I love this set of photos – you all look so relaxed and natural. Boo to the chicken pox – I hope you can reschedule the camping trip once Alice is better? #meandmine

  12. 02/08/2016 / 14:58

    Oh I love these photos, so happy and smiley and cuddly. I hope that the chicken pox hasn’t been too bad, and that you have some fun August plans to make up for missed camping trips. x

  13. 02/08/2016 / 21:46

    I love these photos! Real natural family pictures, you can feel the love and you can tell that you guys have a lot of fun together. Sorry you missed your camping trip. Do you think you’ll be able to reschedule for later in the mont? Can you believe we’re in August already? Xx

  14. 02/08/2016 / 22:37

    These are lovely photos – sometimes the ones taken at home are the best I think. I love Holly’s t-shirt too! Sorry to hear about the pox, both mine had it recently too. Fingers crossed Alice recovers quickly.