A Family Portrait For July

I came across this lovely idea this morning – a monthly family portrait project from Dear Beautiful – and just happened to have a pretty decent photo to hand.

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This is me and my boys on our first family holiday to the New Forest. We had a fantastic time, despite some of the stresses involved with holidaying with a toddler and a small baby. It was made considerably easier by booking in with the fantastic Hideaway Cottage.

It  had everything we needed from a playmat, bouncy chair and Cosy Coupe to a steriliser, baby monitor and toddler bed. It really was a home from home and made packing to go away so much easier. Leaving to come back without any of the toys was a different matter….

Soon as i have just started up and missed out on previous months i thought i would also add our first ever family portrait! This was taken in hospital on day 2 of Seth’s life. Felix and he had just met and lets just say he was none too impressed with his new little bro :)

mumm,daddy,felix,sethdear beautiful

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19 thoughts on “A Family Portrait For July

  1. lucy at dear beautiful

    Ahhh, this is lovely. Welcome to the project!!!
    I love your photo from this month, and that holiday sounds perfect. Holidaying with a baby and a toddler is definitely a challenge, we went to the New Forest too earlier this month and getting everything in the car was like a very complicated game of Tetris.
    x

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    1. hurrahforgin

      Ah the New Forest is lovely isn’t it! Packing up is definitely the worst part though. Thanks for your comment, all of your photo’s are really lovely – and the project is such a good incentive to keep taking the family snaps! x

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  2. Katie @mummydaddyme

    Gorgeous photos both of them and welcome to me and mine, it’s fun taking a different photo each month. Your holiday sounds great, so handy having everything there ready for you. Even a baby monitor! Leaves more space in the car for wine. ;) x

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  3. SAHMlovingit

    Lovely photos and so great you had such a good getaway. We did our first ‘abroad’ holiday 3 years ago when my daughter was about 13-14 months and we got an amazing child friendly place in Lanzarote – it had everything! I’m off to look at the link now x

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    1. hurrahforgin

      OOh do share – I’m always after recommendations of good places for holidays. It makes such a difference when they are extra family friendly! Thanks for your comment x

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  4. Lauren (@LaurenInSuffolk)

    Congratulations on your new baby. Your photos are fab, you look like a lovely happy family.
    I’m desperate for a holiday to the New Forest, funnily enough wanting to book through the company you linked to :-) x

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    1. hurrahforgin

      Ahh thank you so much! I’ve been on a couple of holidays through BFB, they are great and i can highly recommend the New Forest. Let me know if you want any tips of places to visit x

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  5. carie

    That cottage sounds amazing – you all look so happy and relaxed it must have been hard to tear yourself away but at least you have a lovely photo to remember it by.

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