We have seen the month of May fly by, faster than any other month for us as a family of four. I don’t think there has been a day that hasn’t been jammed packed with adventures, new milestones, and ongoings. Life as a family four, definitely keeps us on our toes.
We have been blessed with good weather lately, and we are always quick to take full advantage of it when we can. You never know when you will see it again, here in the UK.
Hiking has become a new family favorite passtime although I am sure Buba would disagree about all the dogs that kept appearing while we hiked. Even in the photo above he refused to look at the camera and kept his eyes on the two dogs below us while the dog owner took this photo for us.
I am constantly having to ask strangers to capture our family together, if I didn’t I would never have family photos. Unfortunately Missy Moo is hiding behind Daddy, a little too far. But if I step up a tripod and attempted to do it myself, I know all too well my family wouldn’t co-operate. It’s hard enough to quickly grab a stranger, tell the kids look who has Mommy’s camera, beg Mr P to smile and hope for the best within that 3o second window of the stranger pushing the button and handing the camera back.
It was a beautiful day being completely surrounded by greenery, birds chirping, and creeks trickling. We are so blessed to live near such a stunning place and I am going to make a point to visit more often. It’s a photographer’s paradise and so many things for me to practice my photography on. It makes for a great family day out too, with a little cottage to eat and drink at too. We enjoyed a lovely lunch.
After pleading with Mr P just one more photo, I begged another stranger for a last attempt to get the four of us together.
The month of May has seen our back yard being landscaped by yours truly, extreme planning of Missy Moo’s 1st birthday and christening party, numerous craft projects, recipes, and milestones galore from both kids. Life really does go so fast, and the kids really do grow up at record speed. My Momma wasn’t kidding when she told me it would only go faster and faster the older I got. But even in the busy months like May, I try to stop, taken it all in, and remember ordinary moments like taking a hike with my beautiful family, whom I am ever so grateful for.