Sometimes, no matter how cute you look because you are wearing a tie, you just don’t want your photo taken.

Sometimes finally happened. Normally our little bug loves posing for photos, but lately he has realised there is a big wide world out there and he is missing out.. so this little shoot was pretty much me chasing him snapping whenever I could.

Speaking of chasing, I am currently on the hunt for some sort of backpack with a strap arrangement. Oh yes you better believe I am one of those parents. So far he has been pretty good at holding hands, but he is a curious little lad who will be on the run soon no doubt. I know they aren’t for everyone, but we really want to teach staying close when out and about.

Hopefully better photo days are ahead!


Hat Trained

My kid keeps his hat on like a champ. I started training at a young age even though everyone told me it wouldn’t work. He isn’t as good with sun hats & his new cap, but 90% of the time I can pop a hat on him and I know it will stay on.

Unfortunately I didn’t think to train him with sunglasses, because they come off faster than my camera can snap a photo, and trust me I am fast with a shutter button.

I managed to get this one shot while he was distracted by puppies

At least we still have hats

and who wants to cover these baby blues up anyway

Fathers Day

We had the most beautiful weekend celebrating Fathers Day. My husband is a shift worker, so when a weekend off falls on a special occasion it makes it even more special for us. I always know when we have had fun because I don’t tend to take many pictures, so these are all I have, but they will do! I am learning more and more I should just relax and get what I get when it comes to family and day out shots, I can’t set up everything to be perfect and I don’t want our memories to be skewed because I was too worried about having good quality images. So now I just take happy snaps and don’t sweat about composure, aperture, exposure and all that business.

Harvey helped me paint the wrapping for his daddy’s gift, thank goodness for non toxic paint because I think he ate more than he painted with.

We had a Saturday night roast then cooked up a big breakie Sunday morning before heading to Diamond Creek Railway which has the cutest little mini trains. We took a picnic and just sat back and relaxed. Harvey loved watching the trains, he clapped whenever one passed us.

Because we were going for some park play I dressed H pretty ‘play friendly’ for all of the climbing and sliding he would no doubt do.

Harvey wore this cute bulldog top I picked up at Tarjay – his first item ever purchased from the ‘big boy’ section (size 1) He was called a girl a few times during the day, it happens sometimes and I shrugged it off.. his dad did notice the sleeves had a little ruffle on them but we thought nothing of it, it’s a bull dog with a bow tie after all. When I cleaned out my laundry bin the other day though I spotted the tag and what do you know – Girls top size 1 – 7. Haha fail! It’s certainly not his first item from the girls section, but it does explain the ruffle sleeves! I am so so sure I found it in the boy section so guessing I am not the only one who thought it was a boys top.

Fathers day family pic:

Clearly our little H was thrilled at being held away from all the fun to pose for photos.

& what’s a family ride on a train without a selfie


This post will be fairly wordless because we are currently getting ready to go to the Zoo. No words are really required though, this boy just keeps getting happier.

and the real kicker:

Happy Thursday!