me and mine {may}


Daddy is loving
* feeling the baby kick for the first time.
* heading 'up north' for a few days.
* seeing the beautiful girl's face on the In The Night Garden ride in CBeebies Land.
* finding out Flump's gender.
* taking the beautiful boy on the big flumes at Splash Landings.

Mummy is loving
* seeing Flump again at our 20 week scan and finding out the gender (big reveal coming soon!)
* sunshiny days at the seaside, RHS gardens and the bluebell woods.
* maternity jeans... how did I cope without them in previous pregnancies?
* a lovely mini break to Alton Towers with our besties.
* finally feeling some little baby wiggles. 

The beautiful boy is loving
* absolutely anything to do with space.
* the Octonauts ride at Alton Towers.
* white chocolate spread sandwiches.
* watching Miles From Tomorrow on Disney Jr.
* reading his books from preschool (and everything else for that matter.)

The beautiful girl is loving
* reading BabyLit's Pride and Prejudice over and over again.
* wearing flower head bands and acting like a hippy.
* stealing Mummy's chocolate pillows at breakfast time.
* the In The Night Garden boat ride.
* eating strawberries.


And just like that, another month flew by. Scary how fast that seems to be happening this year! I feel like "happy" is just beaming out of our family photos this month... and that seems really apt. We seem to be in such a happy kind of place at the moment and it makes me want to freeze time and keep it just like this forever. The children are best friends, they are so easy (most of the time), which means that Rich and I can step back a bit more and have more little moments for us; and it really does feel like our days are filled with lots of laughter and smiles. And we still have the summer ahead of us to pack full of fun adventures together. Life is good, and I am so so grateful.

This month I am sending you to visit the lovely Katie to check out her Me and Mine photos over at Mummy Daddy Me. We actually went on our little trip to Alton Towers (the one we've all mentioned in our highlights from this month) with her and her family, they are our absolute besties and I can promise you that they are all as lovely as they appear in Katie's photos.


dear beautiful


A whopping 66 people linked up with us for Me and Mine last month, and I honestly can't tell you have happy and proud it makes me to see so many other families embracing the act of getting together in front of the camera. I know I've learned a lot from two and half years of doing these monthly photos, and that however much work they sometimes feel like to get, we always treasure the results and the fact that we put in that effort. So thank-you, and well done, and I hope you love your photos as much as we love ours.

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  1. Gorgeous pictures. They really do scream happy, you all look wonderfully happy. I think these are some of my favourite of yours xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely. I've definitely really loved both this month and the last couple of months photos... I think having two children who finally get the whole idea of looking at the camera is helping my cause a little bit. x

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  2. Gorgeous family photos... And yes, happy does seem to leap out from them! Enjoy the second trimester "bloom" as well... Doesn't life feel so much better when you're over the sickness? Thanks for hosting us all again!x

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    1. I've definitely hit that lovely "blooming" phase now I think... I feel so good and have that lovely clear skin and bouncy hair thing going on (which always makes me want to stay pregnant forever!) x

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  3. You're quite right, happiness just radiates from your pictures and it's lovely to see! It sounds like a wonderful month with lots of excitement ahead and I'm very much looking forward to the big reveal!!

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    1. Thanks Carie. They are some of the simplest, quickest Me and Mine pictures we've taken, and I had lots of good ones to choose from... so we were definitely all in a good mood for it this month. Reveal is coming very soon.... I still can't really believe that I know what my baby is!!! x

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  4. Such beautiful photos with so much happiness radiating from them. Glad you are feeling some baby wriggles now and had a lovely time at Alton Towers too. Wishing you all a wonderful summer ahead. Thanks for hosting #meandmine :-)

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    1. Yes, the wriggles are so lovely... although I'm still not feeling very many which makes me a bit nervous sometimes. We can't wait for a summer of adventures!!! x

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  5. Gorgeous photos, they really do show how happy you all are, can't wait to read about Flumps gender x

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    1. Thanks. I love how smiley and happy they turned out. x

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  6. I think these are my most absolute favourites of yours so far Lucy in the whole 2 and a bit years we have been doing this project. You are right, Happy is definitely the word that I would describe them as. I love them. They are beautiful and you all look happy and content, ready for a Summer of memories and fun before another little person joins the family in October.They have actually made me a little emotional looking at them. I am excited for another member to join our gang of besties. We are all so lucky to have your beautiful family in our lives. xx

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    1. That is exactly how it feels... we are all so happy and content right now, and know that we have amazing things on the horizon to look forward to, so life feels pretty great. I've loved all of my last three months photos! It's taken me two years but I think I've finally found my groove... just in time for a baby to come along and make it tricky all over again no doubt. x

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  7. These are gorgeous photos. You all look so happy! I'm excited for the big reveal! X

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    1. Thanks Laura... Reveal coming very soon. x

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  8. omg I can't wait to find out what you're having! I keep checking back to your blog daily to make sure I'm not missing it! ;) I LOVE that second photo you are all just radiating happiness!! x

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    1. Hahaha. I'm just taking my time to get my bottom in gear and share the news. I've been enjoying it being our little secret for the last few days. But I will reveal all soon. x

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  9. Eek I can't believe you know. I need to know. How exciting. Your hair looks awesome as does BG. Gorgeous photos xxx

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    1. HAHAHAHA!! I KNOW!!!! And you'll get to know soon enough Kara, I promise. x

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  10. Beautiful photos as they are every month. Excited about your gender reveal, i love those posts!! :-) #meandmine xx

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    1. Thank-you. Some of my favourite Me and Mine's I think. And I love gender reveals too... I get so excited. And I can't wait to get to do my first one after two little surprises. x

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  11. Love the beautiful boy's smile! Gorgeous photos as always. Thanks for hosting x

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    1. I know, right?! Such a little cheesy nutcase. x

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  12. Such gorgeous happy photos. I look forward to seeing your gender reveal too. Thanks once again for hosting.

    Rebecca x x
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    1. Aww, thank-you. They just oozed happy as soon as I put them on the computer, love them. x

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  13. Gorgeous photo! And excited to find out what you're having! This is my first me & mine post of many to come hopefully!

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    1. AHHHHH welcome to the gang. I hope you'll enjoy collecting family photos as much as I do. x

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  14. You're right these are definitely happy photos, they're beautiful! Can't wait for the big reveal of flump's sex as well. All of these lovely pregnant me and mines are not helping my baby fever! x

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    1. Hahaha, there is definitely a baby announcement and pregnancy announcement boom going on at the moment... not good for broodiness at all. x

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  15. Oh Lucy best captures EVER, you all are SOOOOOO full of happiness here and it's just pouring out. I love it. So stunning and a hint of the five of you to come. Making me all excited too! You have just made me broody through these somehow. Doesn't take much. hahaha Thanks for hosting I love your amazing linky even if my kids don't always work together with me for ours. hahahaha Maybe as they get older.

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    1. Thanks lovely, they are definitely some of our happiest Me and Mine photos... I think my kiddies might finally be getting the hang of smiling on cue a bit more, and we were really quick at getting these taken which I think helped a lot. x

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  16. Such gorgeous photos. You all look so happy and joyful! #meandmine

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    1. Thank-you. We are certainly feeling very happy at the moment, I'm glad it shows. x

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  17. I didn't really have to read your post to know how happy you are right now - your photos just ooze it. Gorgeous! Oh and MC is loving Miles From Tomorrowland too xx

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    1. So my child isn't the only one obsessed then? I swear he'd watch it all day if he could. x

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  18. Oh I love this months photographs, how lovely! Looking forward to the big reveal of flumps gender xx

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    1. Thank-you so much lovely. Reveal coming soon. x

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  19. These are such gorgeous, happy photos Lucy. Yay for feeling baby wiggles! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely. The baby wiggles are definitely helping to set my worries at rest a bit, although still not feeling anywhere near as much as I did last time. :( x

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  20. Lovely photo's Lucy, Congratulations on the pregnancy. You look so happy, its so lovely to see :)

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  21. So excited to find out haha, really pleased you found out, that's so exciting eeek. These photos are just stunning, you all look so amazingly happy. Lucy you are absolutely blossoming, you look gorgeous. Very excited for your big reveal. Beautiful, beautiful photos xxx #meandmine

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    1. Thanks lovely. And you're making me blush...! x

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  22. We are loving Miles from Tomorrow here too, Eli can't seem to get enough of it although he does sometimes watch from behind a cushion! Gorgeous photos, you do all look so beautiful and smiley. How exciting about your gender reveal too!

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    1. Hahaha. I swear my little man would watch it all day everyday if we'd let him. And he just talks about it and all the characters from it all the time. Thanks lovely, they are definitely some of our smiliest Me and Mines to date. x

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  23. Such lovely sunny photographs, you look totally blissed out! How on earth do you get your littles to look at the camera like that? They are looking so grown up and BG looks so like you in these photos, gorgeous xx

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    1. Thanks Hayley. Honestly I wish I could tell you a magic trick for making the kids look... but I think it was luck on this occasion. They don't always play ball so nicely. And lots of people lately have been saying how much the little lady looks like me... better than looking like her dad I guess!!! x

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  24. Such gorgeous pictures, I love them all, the first is my favourite, I love how cheeky they both are. Have a wonderful month x x

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    1. Thanks lovely. They are certainly cheeky, and I'm glad it shows in photos too. x

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  25. Such perfect pictures of a beautiful family. So thrilled to hear your news. Baby wiggles are the best :) x

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    1. Thank-you so much. We are so excited to share the gender soon. x

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  26. Gorgeous pictures and they definitely have captured how happy you all are! Sounds like you've had a great month and I've very excited to find out clumps' gender - I bet that was an exciting moment!! xx

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  27. I recently found your blog on Bloglovin' and I really, really love this idea. I was a bit late to enter this month, but think I will try to get at least one photo of all five of us together in the coming months. I really love the idea, as my husband and I have vowed to get in pictures with the kids more often. It can be tough to do family selfies so I may focus an "everyday" photo (cooking together, for example) rather than a posed portrait - but I"m excited to join in in the future! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Such lovely photos. Your me and mine pics always look effortless and you have a beautiful family. Can't believe you're 20 weeks already, zooming by! x

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  29. Lovely family photos. Lots of very happy smiles. Thanks for hosting #MeandMine

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  30. Wonderful photos full of happiness, feeling the baby kick for the first time is such an exciting memory too. Loving Me and Mine! x

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  31. Lovely happy pictures of you all, thank you again Lucy for hosting such a wonderful linky :) xx

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  32. All four of you really are glowing with happiness and joy in these pictures. I bet the kids are so excited about the new baby and I can't wait for the big reveal. Have a great month xx

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  33. I love your photos, it really sounds like you had fun this month. Alton Towers is on our to do list but I think a Disney Florida trip might be creeping in again! Our Little guy also loves Mile's From Tomorrow, we have to listen to the theme tune quite a few times!!!!

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  34. These are such big, beautiful, happy photos Lucy - I love them! I can't wait to find out what you are having; it's so exciting! xx

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  35. Aaah you all look so blissed out — it's so lovely to see! Amazing to think that this time next year there will be another little person in these pictures! It's so exciting!! :) #MeAndMine

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  36. These are just so lovely, you are looking FAB by the way! How are you 20 weeks already?!! Crazy where the time is going! Thank you so much for hosting xx

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  37. This month's photos are just so lovely - you really do all look incredibly happy! It must be exciting times with another one on the way. I don't know about you but I'm finding my pregnancy is flying by this time!

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  38. Gorgeous happy photo's, I love the BG daisy chain in her hair :)

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  39. Just such beautiful photos, how do you manage to get such natural fun photos with 2 kids on your own!! I struggle to get mine in focus and timed right. Practice makes perfect I suppose!

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  40. I can't wait to find out flump's gender, you all look so happy

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  41. I just adore your photos in this post, so natural and you can feel the happiness in them. Thank you for hosting this linky, i have joined up today (finally) better late than never i say, i look forward to joining your linky each month x

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  42. Awww such beautiful photos!!! Your hair looks amazing! Pregnancy is really agreeing with you Lucy!! So excited to find out the gender! xx

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  43. Congratulations on your pregnancy :) Your photos are beautiful, you definitely have that pregnancy glow! (It pretty much escaped me apart from a fleeting visit for a few days towards the end of my last pregnancy!) I love your little ladies top and headband xx

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  44. What a wonderful month and special time for you.. pure happiness xx

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  45. Beautiful photos, as ever!
    We love those BabyLit books too. B knows the Pride & Prejudice off by heart :)

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  46. I think these might be my favourite photos so far! You all look so relaxed and healthy! Where have you got a May tan from?!! Beautiful photos, so special for us readers knowing what was to come. A pink one to add to your brood. Lush xxx

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