I’ve struggled with my photos this weekend, they looked great as I was taking them and I was really starting to feel like I’d started to get the hang of balancing the ISO and aperture, but when I came to view them on the big screen I was very disappointed.
These are the best of the bunch, but on the bright side I had a great time roller-skating with the kids. As it turns out Z is tough teacher, forcing me out from my safety net of the soft, cushioned park surface onto the tarmac, which on brand new, super slippy skates was pretty terrifying. Little H held my hand around the park, telling me to push, push, glide. I even got a Good Girl Mummy at the end.
The first two are a rare capture of Z and S having fun together, usually our house is very much split into boys and girls, but over the last few months I’ve started to notice the age gap seem to lessen as they’ve bonded over Match Attax football cards. Despite their differences over the years, I know they always look out for each other, I’ll never forget the time at soft play when a little S turned to a boy much taller then her who wasn’t being nice to Z and told him off, for such a tiny girl she can be very fierce when she wants to be.
Finally, who doesn’t love a chicken hat?
What have you been up to this week?
I want a chicken hat! How grown up do they look skating, I can not imagine my two ever getting off the floor from the first tumble. Lovely pictures.
I LOVE the chicken hat! I love chickens! Great photos x #LivingArrows
Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)
Awww I was looking for a hat for my son cuz his penguin hat’s noce and ears are gone!
What a lovely sibling relationship captured =)
Lovely pictures. Roller skating looks great fun.
What lovely photos. I love that you got a ‘good girl mummy’ at the end of your skating session.
I had to do a bit of a double take when I saw your photos because the scenery looks exactly like the Heath where I live!
aaahhh these are lovely magical memory photos, I particularly like the black and white one xx
They look like very lovely photos to me, and you lost me with the technical jargon at the top – this is why I am too scared to by a posh camera as I know I will have no idea what to do with it!
Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer
Oh those photos are still beatiful. I know what you mean about the heart in the mouth when they go off, let alone when you’re skating too. Mine are on blades and I couldn’t entertain the idea of having a go myself, so you’re a braver woman than I! So glad you got out and about and it’s an activity that crosses the sex and age divide! x
Boo Roo and Tigger Too
I really love your photos, so lovely to see their bond strengthening. My daughter would love to go skating but I fear she doesn’t have the coordination for it.
I want a hat like that! Not surer I’d be up to the roller-skating though – can you get stabilisers for skates? And don’t your pictures – they are beautiful! x x
Mum of One
I think they are beautiful photos…and that you are VERY brave. I’ve not put on skates in over twenty years!
oh bless. beautiful that last picture! My eldest keeps asking for some but i think i am going to wait a bit longer before buying some!
The photos are great I would love to do a photography course and make more effort with images.
I love that chicken hat!!! I think these pics are great. And love the idea of roller skating, you dont see it so much now with everybody on scooters!
Bwuck! Love the chook hat! Love the shot of them on the bench – cant help but wonder whats going through their minds x
Gorgeous photos, I love the black and white too.I used to live in my roller boots when I was a kid.Time to introduce them my kids I think.
Love the B&W of them side by side. How lovely
I used to love rollerblading so much- I have such fond memories of doing it as a kid. xx
Me too! I remember not being able to stop and throwing myself on the grass 🙂
Such great photos. I cannot imagine mine going skating. Yours look amazing. Love these x