sunshine and summertime

you just can't beat the summer time


the air smells like hot grass
there isn't a cloud in the sky to disturb the sea of blue.
ice-cream drips down the cone onto hot fingers
the sound of bird song and children giggling fills the air
you can feel the grass between your naked toes
you can feel warm sun on your bare skin
you can get the paddling pool out . . .
. . . and enjoy your first ever dip
you can run and jump and fall and get soaked and find it hysterical
you can splash and play and laugh yourself into exhaustion
the simplest things make you completely happy

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  1. Now that is one beautiful happy boy! LOVE the rainbow pool, & the pretty pics!!

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    1. He was so happy, it was adorable. And I am in love with the paddling pool, not bad for a cash-and-carry bargain at the end of last summer. X

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  2. Lovely photos hun and I am sure that the little man enjoyed his first dip in the paddling pool very much. We spent a small fortune on garden stuff for Maddie but she was more interested in our peg basket! Oh well we enjoyed them!

    I love all the colours- they are so pretty, all the blues, pinks and brights- they make they photos stand out lots.

    xx

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    1. She'll grow to love all her lovely toys, I'm sure, she just needs to get used to them probably. The little guy can be a bit funny with new stuff.
      And I'm so happy with how the pictures turned out, all the colours look good enough to eat and make it look even more summery. I even like the pink! X

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous photos, sums up what summer should be all about; fun, colour and smiles x

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    1. Ahhh, thank-you. I'm really pleased with how they came out. And I could agree that fun, colour and smiles equals summer. X

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  4. He's a cheeky one. Love number 5 (leaning on the side of the pool all casually!) - it's a corker.

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    1. Hehe. I like that one too, I think it's the way he's holding his hands together like a grown up. X

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  5. Stunning photos Lucy :) the blue of the water, the vibrant rainbow colours of the paddling pool and the boy himself., perfect x

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I'm really pleased with how they turned out. The colours just looked so gorgeous in the sunshine and I was worried the camera wouldn't get it well enough. But I love how happy he looks in them all. X

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  6. Awwww, beautiful photos! I love the multicoloured paddling pool. xx

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    1. Thank-you. And the pool is fab. Such a great find as we picked it up last autumn in the sales. I love the colours too. X

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  7. Paddling pools are so colourful! It looks like he had as much fun as my three did! Next time he can come and play in our one! xx Gorgeous photos!

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    1. He definitely had a great time. And we should definitely have a paddling pool play date before the summer is over, especially now I've seen your swanky pool! X

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  8. These are great! It looks like he is having a blast!

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    1. Thanks, he really was. It's easy to take pictures of such a happy face. X

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  9. All the things I love about summer! Especailly the little boy splashing around in a bright coloured pool hehe x x

    P.S I love his little trunks so cute x

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    1. Thanks hun. These pictures just scream summer to me too. He was just soooo excited. X

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  10. Such lovely photos of your adorable boy :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm really proud of them. X

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  11. Such gorgeous, bright, happy pictures! He looks like he's having so much fun x

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    1. He sure was having fun. It was great to watch. X

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  12. What gorgeous pictures! The colours are brilliant and he is so gorgeous and looks so grown up!!

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    1. He does suddenly seem very grown up lately. And he was having such a great time in his pool, just couldn't believe how much he has grown since last summer. X

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  13. He looks like he's having such a great time in the water. And like a proper little boy!!

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    1. He was. He's a total water baby and he loved it. X

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  14. Great photos, the colour in them is amazing, really vibrant x

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  15. gorgeous photo -note to self: must buy another paddling pool!

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    1. I do have to say that the paddling pool makes he pictures, not sure they would be quite as good without such a pretty pool. Glad you like the photos. X

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  16. Gorgeous pictures! He looks so happy and I love the colour of the paddling pool!

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    1. Thank-you. He was definitely very happy playing in his new paddling pool. X

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  17. I love everything about these, the colours, the splashes and most of all the fun he is having. I would frame a set of 3 of these together, I think they would look amazing.

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    1. That is a fan idea. They'd look great on his bedroom wall.... but how would I ever choose just three? :) x

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  18. So gorgeous. And the rainbow colours on the side of the pool round it off perfectly!

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    1. Thank-you so much. And I agree, the paddling pool does look especially fab in these pictures; a perfect backdrop. X

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  19. How happy does he look!? We have just got a bigger paddling pool so hopefully this one will be big enough for me too.

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    1. I'm so glad that ours is big enough for me to fit in too. I'd hate to miss out on all the fun. X

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  20. You're photos are lovely and he's such a happy little man

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    1. Thank-you. It's easy to take picturs when you've got such a cute and happy little subject to photograph. X

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  21. Gorgeous piccies! He is so adorable xxx

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    1. Thanks. I might have posted a few too many, but I couldn't choose my favourites. :) x

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  22. Wow what fabulous colours and what a gorgeous model! so happy. Looks like people are having fun here ;)

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    1. We were definitely all having fun, especially the littl guy. And I'm so thrilled with how the colours came out in these pictures; so summery. X

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  23. Oh love him and love you and your uber colourful photos! x

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    1. Awww, thanks hun. This much colour is terribly out of character for Dear Beautiful Boy, but I like it. ;) x

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  24. How much do I love that y'all call them a paddling pool?!? I think I'm going to have to start using it. (We've always said a wading pool.) Looks like he had a blast! Mine are water babies too. I love it!

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    1. Hehe. I do love how some little phrases get changed and lost in translation across the Atlantic.
      And you just can't beat pictures of water babies enjoying a good splash. X

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