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Joining in with Kerry of Kerry Louise Norris and Alana of Baby Holiday in their Be in the Picture community in which they encourage us to get in front of the camera instead of always being behind it. I’m guilty of this and by joining in with Be in the Picture, it ensures BattleKid will have pictures of me as well of himself when he grows up.

This month we’ve been packing things in and it was only when I went through my pictures for this post that I realised just how busy we’ve been. At the start of the month we did a cake smash photo shoot for BattleKid’s third birthday, albeit a month late. Better late than never. The first picture is probably cheating a bit but I liked the framing BattleDad got while taking this picture. After I’d done my thing I joined BattleKid for some cake, the non smashed, non foot-in-the-cake pieces. See my Living Arrows 6 post and you’ll understand the reference.

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In the middle of the month I took a Friday off, and after running errands in the morning, I got BattleKid early from nursery and we went dragon hunting at Raglan Castle, not far from us. He napped on the way and I had to wait in the car while he was catching flies until he decided to wake up!be in the picture 2

Once he did we had a lovely time in the castle, found a dragon and got a selfie together. Selfie’s are the way forward when you’re out on your own with your kids. This is another reason why I love my Canon G7X camera. The flip screen is brilliant for selfies.

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The day after that it was another dragon hunting expedition to Cardiff Castle, this time with BattleDad. We had a lovely day and BattleKid had fun throwing the dragon he found into the air. Being in mum’s arms didn’t stop him!

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This weekend just gone, BattleKid and I joined a friend and her children at Cefn Mably Farm Park and we had a lovely time before the rain set in. Thankfully we were just done outside when this happened. And Amen to bringing a change of clothes so the boys could enjoy soft play, leaving us mums to enjoy hot cups of tea/coffee. Another selfie moment with my boy in the rain, but we were happy!be in the picture 2

It’s only this month, now I’ve done the round up of my Be in the Picture snaps, that I really see the benefit of this linky and community with Kerry and Alana. It’s definitely one I plan to continue to join in with every month. It’s also a brilliant way to ensure there are photos of me among those of the boy alone or with BattleDad. Memories in the making!

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Living Arrows 09/52

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

This weekend BattleDad was out on Saturday with a friend so BattleKid and I joined said friend’s wife and children on a trip to Cefn Mably Farm Park. BattleKid enjoyed himself alot and was giggling while playing away. We managed to get around the farm before the rain really set in although the boys still got soaked going down the slide several times. It was a pleasure to change them afterwards into dry clothes before letting them loose in the soft play knowing they had had so much fun, even in the drizzle. I had lots of pictures of a happy BattleKid so here are a few of them.

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09/52 My Sunday Photo: 26/02/2017

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This week’s picture comes from our visit a week ago to Cardiff Castle. We had a lovely day out and visited the castle after lunch for a spot of dragon hunting. I had to stop to take this picture of the Norman Keep.
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5 Things To Do in New York with a Toddler In Tow

Last September the Battle Family visited New York for the very first time. BattleKid was 2 years and 8 months old and both BattleDad and I were a bit apprehensive about what we would be able to do with him while there. We also had to be realistic that certain things may be off limits to us due to having a toddler in tow. That said, we never let having a toddler put us off booking New York in the first place. We went and I wrote all about our New York holiday in the New York Holiday Diaries. Today I’d like to share with you our top 5 things to do in New York with a toddler in tow to show you that you should never be afraid to just do it. Continue reading “5 Things To Do in New York with a Toddler In Tow”

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

~ Kahlil Gibran

This weekend I took BattleKid on another dragon hunting expedition, this time to Raglan Castle near Abergavenny. It’s less than 25 minutes away from our house and is a splendid castle. He has visited once before with me when he was around 7 months old, and again last summer with BattleDad. But he and I hadn’t been dragon hunting here together so it was about time we did.

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We had a lovely hour strolling around the castle and almost making it to the top of one of the towers before he spotted BattleDad’s car in the car park and that was it. We didn’t go any further. I took lots of pictures, as you do, and my personal favourite from our time there was this one below.

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