Me & Mine May 2015

This month we actually got outside to take our Me and Mine photos. Unfortunately the vision I have in my head of beautifully posed photos didn’t quite go to plan.

This was our first attempt.


The tripod was attached to the buggy and crouching down was clearly not the right thing to do. Ethan didn’t want to play the photo game after this and wanted to go and visit the sea.

After letting Ethan run off some steam we took a gamble and tried again. The camera slipped just as we started taking the photos. I also managed to cover the remote sensor with the camera strap so the camera put up a fight taking these photos.

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I have decided that autism, a baby and taking photos doesn’t mix that well. I will not give up and hopefully in three or more years we will have worked out how to take the perfect family photos.

I do love these photos though as they do capture us, chaos and all.

I did manage to take some nice photos of us with Ethan’s birthday cake, as this month he turned five.


We also had a nice photo taken at Legoland Windsor.


As you can tell this month has been fairly busy for us. Ethan celebrated his fifth birthday over two weekends as not only did we go to Legoland Windsor, but he also had a fifth birthday party at the bowling ally. This was something I was quite nervous about doing for him but it went really well and he hopefully enjoyed it.

Little E has also changed quite a lot this month as she perfected her crawling and over the past week has learnt to stand up. She really is growing up before our eyes!

All of the excitement this month has kept both me and Darren very busy and any time together has been spent running errands. We have had a nice relaxed half term but Darren’s shift pattern has meant that we have spent most of the days at home. This has been just what Ethan has needed so it has worked out quite well.

The return to school next week will be quite interesting and I have a feeling Ethan will find it quite hard.

I was going to say that June will be a quieter month for us with just a trip to see In The Night Garden Live but I have just remembered that I will be going to my first ever BritMums live. This year really has been a busy one!

dear beautiful


  1. 31st May 2015 / 7:44 am

    It is not easy getting these family shots is it? Kids really do not want to cooperate sometimes lol! Lovely shots nonetheless though and sounds like you really have had a busy month! Xx

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades
      31st May 2015 / 8:04 pm

      No it does take some skill! We have had a very busy start to the year and I don’t think it is going to stop anytime soon!

  2. 31st May 2015 / 7:45 am

    What a lovely month you have had. I often find I have similar problems with getting family photos – it is hard to get it right sometimes with the camera perched on the buggy and trying to get everyone looking at the camera! Love the photo of you at Legoland and on Ethan’s birthday too. Hope all goes well with Ethan’s return to school. We are also going to see In the Night Garden Live next month and I’ll be at BritMums too so hopefully will see you there to say hello 🙂

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades
      31st May 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you, I’m not looking forward to tomorrow morning. I keep telling Ethan he is going to school, he keeps saying NO! I will hopefully bump into you a BritMums it will be nice to meet in person x

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades
      31st May 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you, we do chaos very well ;0)

  3. 31st May 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Aw, that last one on the beach is pretty good! We have the same umpteen photos taken in quick succession issues 😉 always in search of the Holy Grail, the perfect family photo!! xx

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades
      31st May 2015 / 8:08 pm

      It can be so interesting can’t it. Ethan gets bored so quickly, I’m glad we got our camera with its quick settings x

  4. 31st May 2015 / 5:54 pm

    It sounds like you have had a really busy May and I love your attempts at photos, they look perfect to me as you all look so natural and happy x

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades
      31st May 2015 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you. Yes May was very busy it feels like most of it was about Ethan’s birthday which was nice x

  5. 31st May 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Oh that made me giggle – I have so many shots with H and I frowning and desperately trying to find the right spot that makes the remote work!!

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades
      31st May 2015 / 9:02 pm

      I couldn’t believe it, everyone in place and I couldn’t get the remote to work without a fight!

  6. 31st May 2015 / 10:17 pm

    It is so hard to get photos of everyone looking the right way! It can be so frustrating can’t it. I think you did quite well and no don’t give up!

  7. Nikki Frank Hamilton
    31st May 2015 / 11:32 pm

    Love the photos, they show real life! Kudos to you for figuring out how to get you all in the frame!

  8. 1st June 2015 / 9:42 am

    Wow it sounds like you guys have had a very busy and exciting month!! I love your photos – I think you managed to get some great shots and it looks like you had a lovely time at the beach! 🙂 xx

  9. 1st June 2015 / 2:59 pm

    This is a great idea i really need to start taking group photos as i think we only have about 3

  10. 1st June 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Ethan, these are lovely photos. I love the different attempts, and the beach backdrop is stunning. I think my fave is you all around the cake though, you look so natural and happy. Lovely xxx #meandmine

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