blue skies and big smiles

What is it about blue skies
and the way they seem to call you outside?
The white wisps of cloud just beg to be chased.
And we like to chase them all the way to the park.

We climb up the steps with determination
and finally, for the very first time,
make it up them alone
ready to slide back down to earth again.

We realise we can scale climbing walls
which had previously been reserved for 'big boys only',
and it makes us so proud that we can hardly believe we've done it.

We fly up high on the swings,
so high it feels like we could touch those wispy clouds.

We smile,
we laugh,
we squeal to be pushed even faster
and even higher.

We enjoy new rides
with great excitement,
and the fun of sharing an adventure.

We laugh uncontrollably 
and long to stay until bedtime.
And we hope that the blue skies are here to stay
so we can enjoy adventures like this every day.


  1. What a lovely capture of them together. So sweet, so innocent, and full of life. You can see it in both their eyes. Just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks lovely. It's amazing how photos can capture their innocence so perfectly. x

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  5. Stunning photos and great post :) x

  6. Play grounds are such fun. . I love blue skies

    1. You can't beat a trip to the playground, can you? And blue skies make them even better. x

  7. Beautiful pictures of lots of playground fun #Point+Shoot

    1. Ahhh, thank-you. And thanks for stopping by, off to visit all the Point + Shoot link ups in a bit. x

  8. We have been going out to the park lots recently because the weather has been so much nicer- my two love it, although I think it will be that little bit easier when LL can walk. I love the last picture of them both on the swing. x

    1. It's the best place to be when the sun comes out, according to my little man! And while we've always loved the park, it's really coming into it's own now they can chase and play with each other while we're there. x

  9. Such lovely photos! Looks like you are having nice weather :) xx

    Oh So Amelia

    1. Thanks lovely, the weather has definitely taken a turn for the better lately. x

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  11. Swings are amazing at making children smile. They really do make even cloudy days that much more exciting! Lovely photos as always xx

    1. I have to confess, I'm still a big fan of the swings as an adult. It's a rare trip to the park that doesn't see mummy having a quick swing too. x

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  13. We have had a bit of sunshine too and it's so glorious. What beautiful pictures. Your little girl looks so sweet in those pigtails!

    1. Thank-you. This new change in the weather is lovely isn't it? We've loved getting out to play more. x

  14. Beautiful photos Lucy - am loving the park time/beach life at the moment :)
    p.s BG rocks those bunches :) x

    1. Thanks lovely. And I'm so jealous of you getting all the beachy time in the spring weather. I so need to move to the coast. x

  15. I love your pictures, their pleasure just shines through.

    1. Ahhh, thank-you. It's lovely that other people can see that too. x

  16. Oh that looks like so much fun! We tried to go to the park on Saturday and got caught in a massive hail storm instead - roll on better weather. I love the picture of the Beautiful Girl climbing up the slide, so very sweet and so very determined, she has so much personality coming through in your pictures!

    1. Oh no!!! Hail really isn't ideal park weather now is it?
      Her personality seems to be showing more and more each day, she's so much fun at this age. x

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  46. we have that smart trike too! We are spending so much more time at the park now but I can't wait until Archie can walk and it is a bit easier!

  47. Thank you so much for linking up to lets have an adventure this week Lucy :) I love these photos and i love how happy they always look when they are together x

  48. Lovely action shot on the swing

  49. Priceless smiles are always a nice rewards to mothers =) Happy mother's day and your photos here are the nicest =)


  50. Lovely photos Lucy and what a difference the blue skies make, I think more to us than to them, they look taken with their activities. How you push the swings and grab the camera all at once is very impressive but great results! Thank you for sharing your children's smiling faces on Country Kids.

  51. Love the angles you have taken so many of these photos from - they are really good :)


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