Me and Mine: A Family Portrait in March


Spring has sprung and I’m so pleased! We’ve managed to get out and about so much more this month, and on the whole it’s been a good one for us.

Our family portraits this month are from Mother’s Day, when we headed out for a low key trip to Bushy Park. When I was asked what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day, my one request was that I didn’t want to go to a restaurant – I’m finding it far too much like hard work these days and a low key walk and trip to a cafe is a much better bet.

We took out my new tripod – a proper one now rather than the GorillaPod we were using before – and set it up amongst the daffodils. As usual, Max loved running to press the button and then running all the way back. Unfortunately with the new tripod being higher, he needed more help to press and seemed to manage to tilt the camera by mistake a few times. Next month we’re taking the remote shutter in the hope that this will fix the problem!

I think these photos sum up the eternal dilemma of the family photo – having everyone looking at the camera at the same time and smiling is a very difficult thing to achieve! And I can imagine all hope of that going out of the window when we add another member to the mix in a few months’ time!


Katy, John and Max standing in the daffodils

Katy, John and Max stood in daffodils - Max not looking at the camera


Max was so taken with the tripod and his budding photography skills that he really wanted to take a few of me and John – I love what he managed to come up with! Not the most flatting angle, but I think he has a great future as a photographer!


Katy and John stood on tree stump, laughing

John jumping off tree stump with Katy in background laughing


March has been a month of two halves for us – the first half seemed to be filled with illness and difficulty. John was away in the US for a few days on a business trip, which was difficult for me back home, and came down with a nasty bug on his return which wiped him out for a couple of weeks. But the second half has brightened up – just like the weather! We’ve all been back to full health (pregnancy sickness aside), and we’ve enjoyed trips to RHS Wisley a few times, as well as discovering Painshill Park, and a trip to Legoland for the first weekend of opening (which was actually such a nightmare that I’m reluctant to go again – but I’m sure I’ll be convinced!)

Roll on April, when I’ll no doubt be looking even bigger!



  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    March 31, 2017

    Beautiful photos amongst the daffodils. We took ours on Mother’s Day too, Alice wanted to take me for coffee and cake and I wasn’t complaining. A restaurant on Mother’s Day does not appeal to me at all, far too busy! I love that last one that Max took x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 5, 2017

      That’s so sweet that she took you on a little date! Glad it’s not just me who doesn’t like the thought of a restaurant – meals out are a trial at the best of times, not my favourite choice!

  • 3 little ladies and me
    April 2, 2017

    Gorgeous photos Katy, glad you had a lovely mothers day. Bump is looking beautiful! Won’t be long until your me and mine photos have 4 of you in the frame! how exciting x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 5, 2017

      I know, getting so close now! I’m looking forward to having one more person to worry about whether they’re looking at the camera 🙂

  • Mummy on a Budget
    April 2, 2017

    Lovely photos amongst the daffodils. You’re looking amazing. #meandmineproject

  • Louise George
    April 4, 2017

    Glad that things picked up in the second half of the month for you! Lovely photos as always and I love that Max enjoys helping take the photo. Those ones of you and John are so much fun. I’m with you on finding that a low-key walk and a trip to a cafe is preferable to going to a restaurant for Mothers’ Day. #meandmineproject

  • Laura Little Ladies Big World
    April 4, 2017

    Lovely photos, I find it so hard as the remote never seems to work for us either so I usually get ones of me with my arm up pressing it! Good luck though I hope it works for you! x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 5, 2017

      Haha – we have two – one that’s wireless and one wired in, but the wireless one we’ve never had any luck with! I blamed Max as he liked to pretend it was a car key and played with it for ages, but it sounds like they’re just not great!

  • Emma Easton
    April 4, 2017

    My two love taking it in turns to press the button on the timer and then running back over, but we have the same problem with then knocking the camera down sometimes. Lovely photos x

  • Katy
    April 5, 2017

    You look amazing!! I adore that last photo – he did a fab job! #MeandMineProject

  • Let's Talk Mommy
    April 7, 2017

    I think you look amazing with your bump. Making me all broody I always miss my bump. He did a fab job! Hire him! lol #meandmineproject

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