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Another manic Monday morning today as Violet decided she did want breakfast after all at 7.30am. We are supposed to be out the house at 7.40 so I can get my train. She managed to speed eat 2 weetabix and get her teeth cleaned and we were in the car by 7.45am so not too bad. We had lovely day in the sunshine yesterday at Dunham Massey and I won the sweet hamper at Henry's school raffle on Saturday so all in all a pretty good weekend #pixel_kids #ourwhimsicalstyle #ourplayfulstyle #magicofchildhood #kidsofig #adventuresofchildren #dearphotographer #celebratechildhood #myhappyviews #keepthemyoung #simplechildhood #momentsofmine #lifecloseup #everydaynatureplay #playfreemylove #chasingnature #lovelifeoutside #moretoexploreoutdoors #celebratechildhood #explorerkids #countrykidsfun #wildandbravelittles #littlepiecesofchildhood #theoutdoorchild #lovelywanderings #outdoorsandhappy

This one was taken out for the day Saturday with her auntie, uncle & cousin πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ . They went to @mountviewranch1 just up behind Castle Coch, and had a brilliant day β˜€οΈ . Was there from 11am till around closing time, with so much to do and open areas for the kids to play they didn't want to leave!! Looking forward to going ourselves in the summer holidays πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ . Entry fee Check their page for various activities . #blog #blogger #daysoutblogger #mumblog #southwalesparentblogger #daysoutsouthwales #daysoutwiththekids #daysout #auntieanduncletime #cousinsdayout #daysoutwiththefamily #visitwales #adventure #neverstopexploring #mountainviewranch #explorerkids #adventuresofchildren #funinthesun #outandabout #picnics #outdoorsandhappy #makingmemories #letthembelittle #countrykidsfun #lostboyshideout #wheretonext #familytime #familydaysoutdoors #curiouslittleexplorers #wildchild

And just like that it’s Monday 😭 I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! What did you get up to? Ours was full of early morning walks, which I think is my new favourite thing! Madeleine suddenly seems so grown up, she really feels like a toddler now. Her language is developing, she wants to walk anywhere and everywhere, and her character is really shining through. Every month I find myself saying β€˜this is my favourite stage yet’, and then I eat my words because it just gets even better. She definitely isn’t β€˜tiny’ like this t-shirt says, and I do miss my baby, but I’m also so excited to ride the train of life with her ☺️

E S C A P E E β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € There's something of an art in taking photos of tiny kids, I haven't mastered it yet and I think there is a market gap/opportunity there for a camera manufacturer to have VERY quick focusing cameras labelled as parent-friendly hardware πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ“Έ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Ria pretty much stops on any given place for about 0.003 seconds. Which means that most of the photos I take of her are usually blurred, out of focus or encompassing a foot. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € I was going to do my usual Monday Run post with this one from our @bitecardiff experience at @insolecourt but I think we need to come to terms that family snaps can be pretty demanding. As is climbing that particular set of stairs 37 times. Yep. I counted. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € What are your tips for that perfect child's snap? Bribes? Monkey business? πŸ˜… β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #escapingchildren #wontbestill #whatshouldidonext β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #dotsobsession #girlswithheart #raisingdaughters #dadlifeisthebestlife #motherhood #fatherhoodthroughinstagram #happykiddo #fatherhoodclub #mydaughterismyworld #fatherdaughter #explorerkids #igdads #igdadteam #thedadnetwork #dadsquad #raisinghumans #takethekids #happyfamily #fulltimefamily #curlykids #motherhoodinspired #dailymotherhood #thisismotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #dailyparenting #parenthood β €β € #fearlessfamtrav

Have you ever seen any of these little guys on the beach? They are always on the move towards an unknown direction. They are always on the move even though they are living on most amazing beaches. It's as if they go on new adventures every day. They explore and discover everything in nature. And every day, they return home more experienced, informed and fulfilled

β€’ C A N A D A β€’ Back to the grind today but no holiday blues surprisingly. We must still be on a high from the trip, or jet lag still has us in a fog πŸ˜†. We made the best memories and packed in so much. This is my favourite picture of the whole trip taken just before we went fishing out on Rice Lake. Little L just thinks her brother is thee best ❀️ They melt me...sometimes πŸ˜† Cx #canadatrip #ontariolake #canadagram

Down by the river 🌿

G o o d M o r n i n g 🌿 love this little snap of my babes from yesterday, they may argue like cat and dog at times but they love each other so much and it makes me burst with pride to see ☺️ I'm working today instead of tomorrow as it's Cubs sports day tomorrow.. but I'm thinking it's going to be a good day πŸ™ŒπŸ» β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #documentyourdays #lifethroughmylens #candidchildhood #ourcandidlife #infinity_children #letthembelittle #runwildmychild #mamawithacamera #cameramama #motherhoodsimplified #theeverydayportrait #wildlittleadventurers #explorerkids #freespiritedchildhood #freespiritchild #wilderness_kids #parenthood_moments #scenesnotscreens #capturingchildhood #letthemagicbegin #childrenseemagic #themagicofchildhood #toddlerfashion #pixel_kids #canonphotography #canon5dmkii

Things I learnt about our family this holiday.. 1. Louis is THAT toddler on the plane, you know the one πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ 2. Ella has Monica hair, think the friends episode where they go to Jamaica πŸ™Š 3. Chris loves a good pool day πŸ– as much as the rest of us πŸ˜‰ 4. The boy is a surprisingly fussy eater πŸ™„ 5. There is such a thing as TOO much ice cream🍦 (I know, who would have thought it πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ) 6. Both our children still enjoy a good nap πŸ™ŒπŸ½ 7. Holidays are SO essential for our little tribe πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ . . . . #motherhoodthroughinstagram #thisparentlife #littlestoriesofmylife #mumsofinstagram #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #lifecloseup #capturingchildhood #rememberingthesedays #mamastraveltribe #wearetravelmums #postcardsfromtheworld #familyadventure #instatravel #travelgram #welltravelledkids #jetsetfam #explorerkids #ouradventure #familytravel #exploringtheworld #showthemtheworld #travellingwithkids #stopdropandmom #kids_unscripted #lifewellcaptured #letsgolittles #cutekidsclub #discoverunder10k

New week, new 'do, and new Insta username! It's still me, but with a sparkling new IG handle that says more about where my life (and heart) is anchored - this house full of mad, kooky fun-loving boys! ❀️❀️ #namechange #homeiswheretheheartis #mumofboys

Another week of beautiful sunshine ahead..this little lady and me have our last 3 mummy days together this week before the summer holidays..time to plan and make them ones to remember 🌸

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Right Monday...I am ready for you. Hangover gone, last day teaching ahead of me and only two weeks left at school for the kids. . . My #julyideasandinspo for today is the @lythamstannes International Kite Festival. This is a #throwback photo from last year. It happens the last weekend before school starts back after the summer holidays in England. It is such an amazing free day out and the sky is literally full of the most amazing kites. The kids were amazed and you can take your own kites and join in too. The only problem last year was the weather was too nice and by early afternoon there was no wind πŸ˜‚ but we had s brilliant day at the beach then. . . Has anyone else been? How are you feeling about yoyr Monday? Pumped or want to hide under the duvet? . . Thank you so much for everyone who has contributed so far to #julyideasandinspo I'm going to be sharing more in my stories today too. Keep sharing using #julyideasandinspo xx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mondaymotivation #letsgoflyakite #julychallenge #inspiration #instacommunity #sharethelove #summerholidays #funinthesun #survivingthesummerholidays #manchestermums #throughachildseyesΒ  #myhappycaptureΒ  #familytime #mumblogger #lovetheoutdoors #borntovoyage #Explorerkids #familyblogger #funseekingkidsΒ  #whatevertheweatherkids #wherenextlittleone #mummybloggingsquad #therealityofparenting #familyfunuk #instablogger #instafamily #havekidswilltraveluk #teachersofinstagram