So many beautiful days this month and so many wonderful photo opportunities, all blighted by naps, horrible moods or sheer absent mindedness.
We ended up taking our family portrait for March on the last possible day, in the only time slot available – breakfast. So we are not dressed and i am looking rather
rough au natural. But never mind, i quite like it, it’s nice for the photos to tell a little story i think.
Mothers day involved a nice lie in, breakfast, bath and papers, a couple of almighty tantrums, a lovely lunch at my sisters with my mum, dad and niece, lots of trampolining and a good few bottles of fizz.
Are you wondering what is in the present? F chose me a pony called Pinkie Pie, now renamed Lightening McQueen, like every other god damn thing in the house :)
I am ending the day feeling a little lot tipsy and a very, very lot lucky :)
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Lovely photo, especially nice that it’s on Mother’s Day!
Thanks Jemma and yes i liked that too, seemed fitting :)
Champagne on the table. I like to think this is an everyday breakfast for you guys. Also. *rough* ahem. In twenty years you will look at this photo and think “I am not looking rough, I am looking younger than my sons are now”. Bet you a fiver x
Yep champers every day for brekkie here – totally ab fab! And thanks :)
T will be so impressed with your choice of present and name! You guys always look so cute :)
Lovely photo’s and gifts..particularly the bottle of fizz :)
Lovely! Sometimes the best shots are the ones taken in a rush. It’s real life after all!
Your kitchen looks lovely, as do you x
So cute! Happy Mother’s Day!
I love these photos!! And really wish I looked as good as you first thing in the morning! xx
Thank you but i really don’t believe you look anything less than perfect in the morning! Your family are stunning! x
Um I am loving your kitchen!!!
Sounds positively divine my dear – lucky you! I am liking the look of that bubbly…did you sup a glass whilst wallowing in the bath? That’s my idea of heaven! I got two keyrings (don’t ask) from my daughters and very little else….not so much as a hand-picked daffodil from the garden here. Not that I’m bitter. Honest!
No i did have a bath but can’t believe i didn’t take the champers! Keyrings – lucky you ;)
Such a lovely family photo! Sounds like you had a great day! Xx
Love this post – I love that you had the dedication to take a photo on the last day you could and in having that dedication posted a photo of you not yet dressed and without make up! You look like such a lovely family and I love your kitchen too! x
Funnily enough, I think that bottom one is my favourite of yours so far. I wish I looked that good au natural. I look like I have been dug up out the ground. ;) I love your little family portrait, it’s gorgeous, and very special that it was taken on Mothers Day too. Love the choice of the pony, Mads has got a few My Little Ponies- very retro. ;)
I love the pony, what a great present! Dylan thinks that everyone wants a football if you ask him to help choose! lovely photos x
Oh I loooove this! Au natural pics are the best! You’re such a sweet little family.
P.S I love your kitchen!
I love these family pics. And you look fab ‘au natural’. You wouldn’t be able to see me for the dark bags under my eyes if I took a shot first thing in the morning. I have to confess that I’m a little bit jealous about the pony. I’d quite like one for myself now.
These are lovely photos. I love your kitchen; it looks so cosy and inviting.
I love how babies do that smiley tip of the head. Great photos
GORGEOUS photos! Reading these posts is making me realise I need to try and get more photos of us as a family!
Oh and I’ve got kitchen envy!!
Gorgeous me & mine march pictures. How do you get your gorgeous family to all look at the camera and smile. Just stunning! I love these!
Aww it’s a gorgeous photo – and I love Lightening McQueen the pony! At least now when he says he wants to play Lightening McQueen you can get out your pink pony rather than a race car!!
Love this and LOVE your kitchen! x
Ahhh, this is such a perfect “Mothers Day morning” shot. You look so thrilled with you bubbas and your gifts.
And can I just say I love your kitchen… so my taste!!! x
Aww x loving your kitchen! ;) xx
Gorgeous pictures. You all look so naturally happy. X
Mother’s Day has a habit of making me feel very lucky too. I love the low-key photo, every day life and scenes definitely tell more of a story.
I agree that it’s nice for photos to tell a story – and to capture life how it really, truly is. I wish I looked as good first thing in the morning. And, come to think of it, that my breakfast table looked so good. It’s usually smeared with copious amounts of food!
Nice kitchen, there is no way on earth my oh would appear on my blog.
Love theses snaps – mostly cos I’m nosy.
The pony is freaking me out. Those things are weird. Strange eyes.
Love that you got a pony, so awesome! Ps I hate how amazing you look with no make up on!!!