It’s been a funny month this month, the month of May. It’s flown by for one thing. I didn’t even realize we were at the end of the month until today. Ooops. We have been so grateful too this month having been to Marbella to see our friends new house who just moved there. The weather was lovely for the most part of our visit but our travel curse of illnesses have plagued us again this month. I don’t know if it’s just coincidence or if it’s all the traveling that my kids keep getting so ill but either way it’s putting a slight damper in our big year of travel before B starts school.
Last month while we were in France, B had a throat infection that saw him not eat for five days and get really skinny. Just when he was making up for it all, we were packing our bags for Spain where MM started vomiting and diarrhoea when we got there. If it wasn’t bad enough that our kids keep getting sick and like true trooper still have a nice vacation in spite of it all, my friend’s kids this time ended up with it. So we had four children sick on our hands in one house to cope with. I never felt so guilty and awful about getting another family sick. It was horrible. I think we need to start wearing face masks on the plane so my kids poor immune systems can have a break and us too!
In true fashion my kids are not getting into the family captures this month nor last. Lately, I even have to really bribe the husband to get involved. I don’t want to nag and beg for them each month but it’s the memories and the places I want to capture for our future. I would love to have a full photo album someday of us all each month, happy and in our element but that’s just not reality is it? As you can see B wants to run and play on the beach as soon as he saw it and MM is literally trying to undo her seatbelt and jump out of the stroller to join him. Neither of them care one bit about the photo Mommy is asking someone to take for her. Typical but that’s our mad crew and our reality so I love the photo just the same. I can tell just by Mr P face he is about as happy as the kids are on my photo capture. It was such a beautiful place and I would love to one day have a professional come take family photos of us on the beach. There is something so mesmerizing about the waves and the sandy behind. Marbella was so lovely and I will be blogging about it soon and share it all with you.
B is loving…
Swimming in a pool that has no edge
Speaking Spanish to our friend’s daughter
His new Timberland baseball cap on backwards like a dude.
MM is loving…
Mickey Mouse all the sudden
Choosing her own outfits
Her new pink sunglasses from Spain.
Daddy is loving…
Traveling and seeing some amazing places recently.
Booking his ten day golf trip.
All the surprises Mommy has been spoiling him with lately.
Mommy is loving…
Traveling to see good friends.
Absolutely cleaning every cupboard and closet out and taking it to charity (4 car loads full).
Watching how much MM has changed in the last month.
Together we are loving…
Playing with close friends in Spain, both adults and kids alike.
Swimming in infinity pools.
Playing outdoors in the sunshine abroad.
The sun on our backs.
This month I am sending you to the beautiful Fritha at Tigerlilly Quinn and we are all very excited for Fritha’s baby announcement and so many new additions are coming this year to the Me & Mine crew including Alex and Lucy’s babies too. I can’t wait to see all the family captures.
I think you do amazing lovely. My kids literally scream. Hence why it has been months since I joined in.
At least you have memories and you can tell them of how hard they were to get them to photograph. I love the pool shot. Here is to a healthy month x
Sophie @ Mum, M & More says
Your photos are always so beautiful. That swimming pool just looks amazing!! 🙂 #meandmine xx
Love the photo of you in the infinity pool. It looks amazing. I hope you have an illness free June.
Rebecca x x
Amy @ Very Much So... says
Wow, that pool looks amazing! Even if they don’t want to look at the camera, you’re still creating memories and capturing real life so don’t worry. The pictures look lovely regardless x
That pool photo is amazing… such a gorgeous backdrop. I’m so sorry your track record of poorly kids on holiday has continued, but at least they don’t let it spoil their good times too much. x
True they really keep giving it a go! We just wanted to have a bunch of traveling this year before B went off to school and tied to term times where we could make amazing memories and its just been full of sick and sofas abroad. Shame we couldn’t capture the happiest moments in between as they were just tired and sick to take photos this month. Hoping that’s all different when we get to america but then we are without daddy for six weeks boo!!! The kids loved the infinity pool! Thanks for hosting beautiful.
Californian Mum in London says
Fab photos. I especially like the one in the pool. Impressive considering you must have used a timer and had to run back. #meandmine
It’s a lovely photograph and very real! Lovely snap of you all. What a fab pool. Sorry to hear you’ve had so many illnesses to deal with – and while your away too. Hope you’ll be OK without Daddy for 6 weeks…wow! You’ll be very glad to see him when he gets back. Jess xx
I love the photos, they are true family life.
I really hope you have a healthy month and a healthy trip to America x
Such lovely photos. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely month with lots of travelling and sunshine.
Alex Gladwin says
Gorgeous family photos lovely. That pool looks amazing! xx
Double Trouble says
The swimming pool photo looks so lovely, looks like you have had a lovely month
Katie @mummydaddyme says
I love the infinity pool shot Jenny- just gorgeous. You have had such a busy month and it looks like you have had some amazing times.- although I am sorry that some of the month has been taken up with poorliness. You are such a beautiful family. x
Jess @ Catch A Single Thought says
These are gorgeous photos, even if B and MM weren’t complying as you say, it makes it more ‘you’…I hope that you don’t get any sickness before you head to America, I would say you definitely deserve a break from that!!
It sounds like a month tinged with sickness but I am glad you’ve had so much family time. Lovely photos! x
Hayley (@hayleyfromhome) says
Love the one in the pool, you’ve really had a bad time with illness’ and I hope you are all clear soon. We’ve been just the same, Lucas is recovering from another bug and it just seems like we are never clear of them. I bet the nice weather in the US will do you the world of good! #meandmine
I LOVE the pool shot, so quirky. I know what you mean about them not always wanting to play ball. Hopefully your Mr loves the pictures as much as you at the end of the year. Wow are you off soon. It doesn’t seem like 12 months ago! x
Sarah christie says
Ah so beautiful I love the pool shots Jenny they are so fab x
Oh I love the infinity pool shot – what a gorgeous place to bathe! And I’m so sorry to hear that the bugs keep following you around – you’ve really had a year of it so far! Fingers crossed they will hold off on the plane to the US and you’ll have an amazing time!
Chantal Milk&Nappies says
The infinity pool shot is amazing and it looks like so much fun! It’s a shame that some of your month was spent dealing with poor lines but it looks as though you still enjoyed your holiday! xx
Julia @ Rainbeaubelle says
Your photo is gorgeous, honestly I have the same problem and my son especially hates having his photo taken and always has to be bribed! If he does smile his eyes are usually looking the other way! haha! Your month sounds lovely x
I love sunny holiday photos makes me want to go on holidays myself. Lol #meandmine
Mummy on a Budget says
Lovely photos! That pool looks so amazing – very jealous!
Mummy Says says
Oh hon I really feel for you with all the illness you guys have had. Hope that’s the end of it! A lovely update though, I get such a feel for how happy you all are together xx
Jane - Our Little Escapades says
What an amazing pool that is. Sorry your children have been ill. We had a time when it felt like Ethan was ill every two weeks one winter. He also got croup in Florida! Illness is such fun!! x
Oh no I am gutted for you that the illness bug hit you again for your holidays, that is so unfair. However I love you photos and you are right that it doesn’t matter about getting them to look the right way as its your little family. I love the natural ones, however I haven’t worked out how to picture those and keep them in focus yet!
I really feel for you, every holiday we have taken our daughter on she has been ill so I can sympathise! On the plus side the pool & the beach looked amazing, I hope you have some good memories as well with your family & friends the holiday.
Its just not fair is it. We save all this time and money up to have a few great holidays before B starts school and its plagued by vomit and throat infections and fevers. Just not fair at all. it’s hard enough waiting for good weather. We still had great memories thank you.
Bex @ The Mummy Adventure says
I can’t get anyone to voluntarily join in our photos either, it is all about the bribery! haha. What a lovely month of travel you had!
I tried the bribery and it used to work but lately it’s gone completely out the window. Hoping next month is way better. Thanks we have enjoyed it minus illnesses as always for us.
Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy says
Beautiful photos Jenny. I love the last one, it’s stunning. Wow, 6 weeks apart, I hadn’t put that together in my head, of course it makes sense, but must be difficult for you all. Good that you’ll be with family and that technology makes the world so much smaller these days xxx lovely pictures, I lOVE that you did the *loving together* part xxx #meandmine
Thanks Alex. I always have to include what we are all loving together afterall its a family post and one that’s centered around us all as a unit as much as individuals. Glad you liked it. Hard to get my brood to actual sit still for a second to take a photo these days. lol Guess, I am just lucky I have two to share. lol Sad Mr P will be missing in a few next few months.
Amy @ Fun Being Mum says
I adore the photo of you all in the infinity pool – so sorry to hear about the illness. Here’s hoping to a very healthy rest of the year for you all x
Thank you. They didn’t smile as we made them stopping playing while we took it. hahah Kids! But it was so much fun. Yes, hopefully that’s enough illnesses for awhile.
Fritha Strickland says
so sorry about all the sickness you guys have been having! it’s just sods law it comes when you are on holiday isn’t it! I always find it amazing how kids just get through sickness and it makes you feel so much worse for them being such troopers about it. Thanks for your lovely words! xx
Nicola Bradbury says
Lovely photo’s Jenny. It’s such a shame the kids have been so poorly though, hopefully the worst is over. I know what you mean about the the kids not wanting to have their picture take.n. My son, Alfie, who is just over 2 and a half, will not stand still for a family shot. We have to bribe him with anything we can think off… That said, hubby isn’t too keen either and he only participates because he knows how much it means to me. Safe travels to America xx
Thank you Nicola. I know it’s just typical and my luck lately. I can’t catch a break on what should be the biggest traveling year of our lives. Boo. My kids never stay still for a shot ever. lol Bless them.
Capture by Lucy says
I know that feeling!!!! The bribery! But it is all worth it, we will look back on these photos when we are old ladies and they will thank us! Hope you are having a wonderful time away lady xxx
Oh yes bribery is really worth it in the end for sure. Sadly it doesn’t work at too young of an age but we are almost there. hahaha Thanks babes we are having a wonderful time indeed.