My boys have always loved taking photos so they were really excited when I told them they were going to get a new camera to take part in a competition. It did have to be a joint effort between Zac (7) and Ethan (6) as I would have had tears and tantrums if I'd had to choose between them.
So here are their photos:
Green - we live on the edge of the Brecon Beacons so on a day out it seemed very appropriate to stop at the top for Zac to take a photo. I just love this one with all the different shades of green. I was also very impressed - I don't think I could have taken a better photo.
Yellow - we went to a food festival last weekend and Ethan headed straight for the cheeses to take photos. The smell was a bit too strong for me so I stood back while he went for the perfect shot. The stall holder did wonder what we were doing, but Ethan won her over with his smile.
Red: this is Ethan again, this time with the red chillies and salsa. The boy really does love his food and I love how the colour of those chillies.
White - on another drive over the mountain Zac saw the clouds and thought this would represent white really well. There was nowhere to stop so he had to take the photo from the car. I love that the sky is lit up beneath the clouds.
Blue: on a day trip to Legoland we visited Star Wars Miniland where Zac took this very blue photo for the competition. I have absolutely no idea what it is, though I'm guessing I probably should as I live in a house full of boys!
Both boys took some amazing photos of every colour of the rainbow and they had great fun in the process. I've also got lots of photos of random people and close ups of me (not good and will be deleted).
This is our competition entry for Travel Supermarket Kids Capture the Colour Competition. Zac and Ethan received a camera in order to take part.
Monday, 7 October 2013
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Day 167: Cuddles - This is Ollie with my mother and it is special as Ollie has had an 'issue' with my mother for some time so there aren't many photos of them together. As he's getting a older he's growing out out this so hopefully there'll be plenty more photos like this one to come.
Day 168: Asleep - I spent all day in work so it's a sleeping child photo for today. I could sit and watch my boys sleep for hours.
Day 169: Strawberries - I'm still practicing my macro shots and this is one of my strawberry plants that I've got in hanging baskets. I'm so excited that they've flowered.
Day 170: Army - Another close up; this one of an army of figures that Ethan set up in his bedroom.
Day 171: Wine - I had a night out with the boys and got a little bit drunk on Rosé. It was a great night.
Day 172: Trains - Another train track that Ollie got me to make for him. I'm quite pleased with this one as it has two crossings and two bridges.
Day 173: Cake - We went shopping to Ikea and Ollie insisted on stopping in the café to have a chocolate muffin. I can't say that I blame him. It was very nice.
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Day 146: Trains - We spent the day at my in-laws and the weather was so nice that we were able to sit outside for most of the day. O spent ages playing with the Thomas train track.
Day 147: Pirate Day - we went to Tredegar House for a pirate day and to start our 50 Things adventures. It was an amazing day and we had lots of fun.
Day 148: Fireman Sam - It rained constantly all day so I decided to get my cleaning and ironing done. I didn't manage to take a photo until bedtime but I was glad as O decided to wear his Fireman Sam sleepsuit and he looked so cute.
Day 149: Cheese! - O loves having his photo taken at the moment and insists on me taking lots on my phone. He also tries to take photos of me but they don't turn out so well.
Day 150: Board games - The boys got their games box out and it was great to see them playing together. It was even nicer to see them playing these traditional games rather than being glued to a games console.
Day 151: Our visitor - Sonic's stay has been extended and we have him until the weekend. We have to be very careful when we let him out of his hutch as he makes a beeline for all the fruit and veg that I've planted. He does love to dig!
Day 152: Park fun - we went for a walk in our local park and the boys enjoyed running and jumping around before we stopped to have an ice-cream and look at the ducks.
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Day 83: Party time - The boys went to a birthday party today. We tend to have at least one most weekends since the oldest two started school. They had a great time on the bouncy castle and in the ball pit, and my oldest was very pleased when he managed to throw a ball through the basketball hoop.
Day 84: Feed the birds - The first day of the Easter holiday and luckily the weather was dry, though very cold. The boys decided to take some leftover bread out into the garden to feed the birds.
Day 85: Photo opportunity - Here are my younger two laughing at being able to see themselves on my phone screen. They love having their photo taken.
Day 86: Coughing boy - Just 24 hours later and my baby boy is poorly again. We had a bit of a rough night with coughing fits that ended with vomit. There were lots of changes of clothes and we were all covered with towels.
Day 87: Biscuits - My little one was feeling a lot better today and he enjoyed his Easter Bunny biscuit. I wish I could say that I'd made it myself but it came courtesy of Greggs.
Day 88: Hotel - Today we travelled to Slough to stay in the Premier Inn ready for our adventure in Legoland. I was very impressed with the room and we all had a great night. There were also the friendliest hotel staff that I have ever met.
Day 89: Legoland! - We spent the day at Legoland and had the most amazing time. I'm going to write a post about it this week but here is a photo of the oldest two with Darth Vader.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Day 76: Fireman Sam - O is going through a dressing up phase and is loving his Fireman Sam sleepsuit at the moment. I just adore the toddler phase.
Day 77: My three boys - it's next to impossible to get a decent photo of the boys together but I came home from work today and they were all in a cooperative mood. It was only when I looked back at the photo that I realised my oldest doesn't look too happy. I think it was because his little brothers were messing around a little bit.
Day 78: Rock Star - E was trying to develop his rock star slide with the guitar. He didn't quite get it though and just ended up lying flat on the floor!
Day 79: Thomas fan - O spent most of the day playing with his trains. He's lined up all of his Thomas trains to go around the track.
Day 80: Driving in his car - the weather was a bit nicer today so we dusted off the battery operated Lighning McQueen car for O. He loved it!
Day 81: Puddle jumping - O took great delight in jumping in every puddle in our driveway. He soaked himself (and me) but it was great fun.
Day 82: A new belt - My oldest two boys had their kickboxing grading today and they both got new belts. They are doing so well at kickboxing and I am so proud of them. They are both little stars.