One Lovely Blog Award

I am all squiggly inside pleased at receiving this nomination from April at http://diapersandtutus.wordpress.com/  She has a lovely blog – definitely worth looking at. Thank you April!

In acceptance, those nominated have a few guidelines to follow:

Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog.
Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

 

So… seven facts about myself:

1. I gave birth in my car.

2. My 1 year old is my best friend.

3. I enjoy shopping for baby clothes more than shopping for myself.

4. I am a total chocoholic – would happily eat it for breakfast.

5. I am an excellent procrastinator. Pinterest, Facebook and I heart faces are my hideaways.

6. I hate housework 😦

7.  I generally wish I was better at everything I do. I would love to be a better photographer, better organised, better at cooking, a better blogger, a better mum, a better wife, a better friend.

 

My nomiations are:

1. Steve and Jon at http://steveandjonbest.wordpress.com/

2. Cat at http://www.mammina.co.uk/

3. Baboo at http://newmommylessons.com/

4. Arlee at http://mysmallpotatoes.com/

5. Lauren at http://laugraeva.wordpress.com/

6. Lucy at http://superlucyjblog.wordpress.com/

 

Sorry I can’t quite do 15. 
What fun though 🙂 

 

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Local location.

My lovely husband (of 5 years tomorrow!) suggested we go out with my camera this afternoon. This is my number one thing to do so I really appreciated him suggesting it and coming along. After trying to think of somewhere exciting to go we finally settled on popping to some local gardens to see if there were some good photo opportunities. What a result! It was beautiful and I’ve taken some of my favourite pictures yet of my daughter and her daddy.

Bright sunlight meant I had the ISO right down and could have a really low f/stop and high shutter speed to capture the cute little expressions she had. I also really enjoyed going under the trees with her and having a first attempt at the dappled light they created.

Here are some of our achievements.

Looking at the daisies.

Looking at the daisies.

Being very serious, briefly.

Being very serious, briefly.

Wearing Daddy's hat.

Wearing Daddy’s hat.

Sitting prettily.

Sitting prettily.

This tree is the perfect height for me.

This tree is the perfect height for me.

Phoebe and Daddy.

Daughter and Daddy.

The whole picture.

I was feeling lazy after my previous post and feel the need to give a bit more tonight. The splash photo is me taking part in a fun photo sharing competition from I heart faces. I have been following their site on facebook for a while and always thought what a good idea their monthly challenges were. They provide a theme and you are encouraged to take a new photo to show your interpretation. I think it will be good for me to attempt more diverse shoot ideas, I only hope I can keep up with it.  This month the theme is ‘make a splash!’ I’ve been thinking about it for a few days and going down the bath route, but then I also wanted to make it a summery outdoors picture. Bath thoughts led to bubble thoughts which made me think about this framed old poster for Pears’ soap my parents have in their house. Its a girl sitting and looking at bubbles, I was sure I’d also seen an old Pears’ poster with a baby in a tub… a bit of googling and there it was. So my photo idea was a modern recreation of this poster. Not very close but you can probably see where my inspiration came from.

Pears' Soap

Pears’ Soap

Make a splash!

Make a splash!

I do feel daunted when I look at other people’s photos but it does say for all levels… and I am getting lots of ideas for the future.

 

Making a splash!

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Evening all, this is my very first entry to the I heart faces monthly competition. The subject was ‘Make a splash’. Junebug and I had lots of fun having a bath outside and playing with her family of ducks. This was the only actual splash I managed to capture but I think it works. I hope you like it!

Check out other entries by clicking this button.
Photo Challenge Submission
Read more at http://www.iheartfaces.com/how-it-works/grab-a-button/#yK1DBlLbqiM4Bwyy.99

“Hat on!”

Two words I find myself repeating constantly at the moment. My child is such a cliche when it comes to wearing a hat in the sun – she does NOT want to that’s for sure! It is pretty cute though to see her face when she realises she has one on and tries to figure out how to get it off. She does now understand the command which soon follows her success – “Hat on”. This is possibly even cuter as she attempts to get the hat back on her little head and can’t manage it.

What's this?

What’s this?

Off it comes.

Off it comes.

A hat? Mum, come on.

A hat? Mum, come on.

Here Mummy.

Here Mummy.

Much better!

Much better!

Each day I am impressed by how much she knows about her little life; she knows her bib goes round her neck and trousers go on her legs. The other day she found some of my husbands socks out of the clean laundry basket and tried to put them on, just adorable. Babies learn so much through watching us it’s incredible. Junebug is always so pleased if I leave my phone lying around she picks it up, holds it to her ear saying “Hiya”. And I have never shown her where my keys live but she makes a beeline for my handbag to find them if she gets the chance. She is taking every little thing in observing me and it makes my heart swell when I see her trying to copy me whether its writing lists or using a spoon. More on this subject to follow soon I think.