Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Butterflies are Free


An Irish Blessing
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

The summer holidays have just begun, and we're as free as butterflies for two whole months. Well, sort of. Speaking of butterflies, yesterday morning, as I was getting the boys ready, this little critter flew in the window. It caused all sorts of excitement for Jack, who learned the life cycle of a butterfly at nursery and rhymed it all off like a little David Attenborough. 




I can't believe Jack's year at nursery has come to an end. He seemed so little when I first led him in by the hand, tiny baby brother in tow, and he hid timidly behind my leg. In the blink of an eye he's turned into this big, clever, confident boy who will be starting primary school in September! How quickly the terms flew in. I had such a wonderful year, and I know Jack did too. I'm sad it's over, but... onwards and upwards. Flutterby Butterfly!





Hope all your little ones are getting excited for upcoming holidays and fun in the sun. Here's what we have been up to since nursery ended.

1.Screaming contest, everybody wins! (Except Mummy!)
2. Holly, my new fluffy niece!
3. Stands of him
4. Good morning
5. Homemade ice lolly
6. Cowgirl
7. This tiresome heat
8. Lazy summers days

33 comments:

  1. Amazing photos. Truly enjoyed my visit here! Have a grand day!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! Appreciate the visit. Come back soon. X

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  2. How sweet! I have always called butterflies, flutterbys. Seems very appropriate. I love how the simplest things can bring the most pleasure. Enjoy your summer!

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    1. Mock-Turtle2 July 2015 at 15:47
      Aren't the little things amazing? It's only since I had kids that I have learned to take pleasure and appreciate the little things. I always appreciate your visits and comments, Kim. Come back soon. X

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  3. Aren't the little things amazing? It's only since I had kids that I have learned to take pleasure and appreciate the little things. I always appreciate your visits and comments, Kim. Come back soon. X

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  4. Beautiful captures - the authentic expressions of awe and wonder in the face of your children is just wonderful!

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  5. Look at that cheeky butterfly all round the kids, looks like they were fascinated. We have been butterfly hunting in Activity Hour but they are never around when I want them! Love the lazy summer days photo.

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  6. The boys and the butterfly are so sweet. What a special moment and, being a photographer mom, you could capture it. ;) Congrats to Jack finishing nursery school! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More.

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  7. Wow, what a compliant and willing butterfly. He did well to stay so still, must have been very tickly. Beautifully designed blog.

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    1. Little butterfly was a calm critter. Me thinks he might have been on the way out, if you know what I mean. Poor dude. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Come back soon. X

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  8. Absolutely stunning images as usual! Just gorgeous!

    http://www.superbusymum.net

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  9. I can't believe how calm your children look with the butterfly in the room! Mine would've screamed I think if it has landed on them haha! A beautiful post and love the little poem at the top. x

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    1. Haha! This made me giggle! We were climbing a mountain today and we were holding ma-hassove beetles. Bugs don't really bother us! Thanks for visiting, come back soon! x

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  10. Beautiful little children enjoying nature. The beautiful butterfly.
    Thanks for bringing this beauty to Fridays Blog Booster Party.
    Kathleen

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  11. What a darling set of photographs. I am loathe to choose a favorite, but that dog is so dang cute I have to give him a shout out.

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    1. That puppy dog is such a cutie! I don't blame you for singling him out! Thanks for your visit. Come back soon! x

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  12. Gorgeous photos and I can't believe the butterfly stayed with them so long. Love the poem too. And my little girl is starting school in September too- I can't believe it! x

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  13. Such sweet shots! Love the poem too! (:

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  14. Stunning photos, the lighting and focus is perfect

    Thank you for linking up

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  15. What a lovely moment with your beautiful boys. They do grow up so fast. My little man will be twelve in 3 months and my "baby" girl is eight! Love the poem, as well.
    Happy Sunday!
    :-)
    Traci

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  16. such a lovely post, the photos are beautiful. I have a true love for butterflies, I believe they are lucky. Many times when something truly wonderful has happen a butterfly has been nearby. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  17. Gosh we still have a couple of weeks before we break up! I am looking forward to it though

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  18. The photos with the butterfly are just wonderful! I love how calm they both are (my 6yo would never have stood still!). #whatsthestory

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  19. That is the most adorable thing ever! Amazing how they just stay on your son's faces =)

    #mysundayphoto

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  20. Oh wow what an amazing moment to capture - how lovely that the butterfly was so friendly :-)

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  21. You've always got such great photos of your kids!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-community-with-holiday-spirit.html each week.

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  22. Beautiful pictures, wonderful tenderness of a brave new world!

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  23. Such beautiful photos, and the poem really adds to the magic of them

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  24. Wow - I don't think my children would have let the butterfly land on their faces nevermind stay still enough for photos!

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