Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Recently

May has brought with it lots of days off, a reason to start running again and of course some beautiful sunshine.  I haven't taken my camera out very much recently, but these are a few snaps from the times I did.

We have spent long afternoons in the park, have seen friends and family ever day and have had our fair share of parties to attend as well.  May has involved digging the shorts out the back of the cupboard, making suncream a staple part of the changing bag and plenty of sandcastles on the beach.  Even if the weather doesn't last, we have had the last couple of weeks and we have spent as much of it as possible outside.




  We were invited to the joint birthday party of Kara from Innocent Charmer's two eldest - Grayson and Addison and the boys loved every minute, from the giraffe shaped sandwiches to the slides and bouncy castle in the garden.  Dylan hovered around the cake table most of the time, drifting off only to proclaim that he could still smell the cake before heading back.  Archie on the other hand was off exploring with a giant grin on his face most of the afternoon.


Vicky let me try out her camera lens as I am still using the kit lens, and I could really see the difference.  I know what will be on my birthday wishlist this year!  I love this picture of Archie outside on the bouncy castle, as the prime lens gives a much higher aperture. 


 We spent a lovely afternoon walking along the river in Canterbury looking for ducks (and preventing Archie from climbing in!)



Archie is a mischievious one, and incredibly determined to go with it.  The biggest sign that he is up to no good is noticing the tip of his tongue escaping his mouth.  Rather than the tongue of concentration, we have the tongue of trouble, and I finally managed to get a photo of it!


And finally a picture from a lovely morning at the park with friends.  It may have been roasty toasty, but Dylan refused to take off his jumper. Big swings are made for sharing though, and I couldn't resist getting a quick shot of them together, even if they don't look terribly impressed!



Recently life has been colourful, warm and full of the smells of summer.  How about yours?

42 comments:

  1. I love that Archie has a trouble face! We are all loving the warmer weather too. We've even had the paddling pool out. Interesting that Dylan's not wanted his jumper off. Talitha and I have had quite a few conversations about tights! I guess the move from season to season must be strange for them.

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    1. I think so, and Dylan loves to be warm and snuggly too. He really wasn't convinced that it was time to break out the shorts yet!

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  2. what a little beauty and such a gorgeous smile lovely pics to put in the memory box x

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  3. Lovely pictures, I especially love the one of him climbing the steps, too cute. Our May has been ok so far x

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    1. That is a normal view as he climbs anything he can get near!

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  4. We've been enjoying May too, the warm weather definitely helps.

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  5. How much has Archie grown recently??!! He's suddenly turned in to a little man. What an amazing smile x

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    1. He really is growing up fast! I am sure he is meant to be a baby still

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  6. love the little tongue sticking out!! I remember when my eldest was little, she'd still insist on wearing her socks and jumper all summer long!

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    1. I am not sure that Dylan is going to be too impressed when we get him some sandals, and he keeps asking to wear his winter hat!

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  7. Gosh Archie is growing up fast! I am in awe of you as Syd is the same age as Dylan and I have my hands full just with him! My other two are much older so don't need so much hands on looking after these days thank fully! Gorgeous pics, love the cheeky tongue poking out!

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    1. I think because Dylan is quite chilled it has been easier having two small ones together - I am not sure we would have had quite as small an age gap if we had had Archie first! hehe

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  8. Those are great expressions in those photos. It's my birthday this weekend and I've had lenses for my iPhone - I'm loving photography right now.

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    1. Ohh, can't wait to see some pics! I am really loving photgraphy too although I still have a lot to learn!

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  9. Lovely pics, and looks like a fun party. I'd love to get a proper camera and lens - that pic of your little boy with the prime lens is wonderful.

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    1. I love having a proper camera now, although I have only had it for a few months and still have so much to learn.

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  10. That last shot looks just like my local park in Romsey! Love the cheeky tongue! Ha ha! I love my camera, I only use prime lenses too. Have fun with it!

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    1. I definitely need a prime lens, wondering whether I really have to wait until August!

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  11. Beautiful clicks so cute Looks like you had a great time.

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  12. How grown up does A look? I can't get over it. Lovely pictures sweetie x

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    1. He seems to have just shot up recently, scary!

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  13. Lovely pics, especially like Archie with his tongue out!xx

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  14. Looks like you all had a great time at the party. I really like the picture of the three of them looking for the ducks!

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    1. It is lovely isn't it! Makes me so proud of my boys

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  15. Some great photos and loving what May has brought us too!

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  16. Archie is adorable. Lovely pictures, something to keep and look back on in a few years time.

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  17. They are all simply beautifu pictures! It is a lovely time of year at the moment! x

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  18. beautiful pictures! Looks like a lovely party x

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  19. Glad you got your camera out these are absolutely stunning!!!! Hasn't the nice weather been amazing. I wish it would have stayed. The rain came back as always boo. I love all these. Archie is really growing up fast. WOW so adorable too!!! Looks like a lovely time all together too!!!

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    1. We had perfect weather this weekend, It made it so much nicer and I am hoping it is back by Saturday!

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  20. Oh they're all stunning photos - and yes, prime lenses are awesome - my 35mm is the lens that lives on my camera and I love being able to use a really low f-stop, especially in low light - fingers crossed for you for your birthday!

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    1. I definitely need one, I could see such a difference

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  21. Aww lovely photo's. I keep wanting to purchase a DSLR but I worry that I'll never get round to learning how to use it properly! Love the fact that Archie could 'smell the cake' when he left the cake table lol

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    1. I still need to learn but I absolutely love it and one of the best things I have ever bought. Treat yourself!

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  22. We've loved the summer-like days we've had recently. It's turned to rain for the past few days but I'm not complaining because it means one less job in the garden to do!

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    1. We have had a few rainy ones recently so I am making sure we are outside all day when the sun is shining!

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  23. The but about preventing Archie from climbing in made me giggle! It's great when they want to explore everything but such hard work too x

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