This past Saturday I brought Mark and Belle with me on a photo shoot to meet my friend Traci and Andrew plus their two fantastic kids, Caitlin and Kyle.
Taking Belle to meet new people is a real trial because she can be incredibly nonchalant about the fact and the success of the day centres around whether she warms to meeting new people or not. I often live in fear of her lack if willingness but it was evident that all was well when she took to these guys like a duck to water.
Traci and Andrews caring nature along with their kids loving approach made us feel so, so welcome as we celebrated Traci's birthday in the surroundings of Oasis Whinfell - a fabulous country retreat with activities abound. Belle and Mark trialled the indoor swim centre which went down a treat with Andrew, Kyle and Caitlin. I was thrilled with how these pictures reflect the day.
Here are the unofficial shoot pics and when I get some time, Ill share some of the official pictures.
The kids, laughing. They laughed almost all day. It was a such a refreshing sight.The family between shots - giggling and having the best funAfterwards we went for a geocahce hunt. On the way round we saw this momma and her ducky babies.This is the hub of Oasis. Inside that glass construction is a tropical paradise
There are so many features around the park including waterfalls and decked areas to relax and enjoy.
When we go tback and before we went swimming, Ellie got real cosy with Kyle. He was so gallant and gentle with her.....Thanks Kyle, you have restored our faith in boys!This is my fave ever picture, now, of Belle and Mark. I love how she laughs, I really do. She doesnt often belly laugh. He looks so proud of her, doesnt he?
Within 10 minutes of leaving she fell fast asleep with her new freind "flower" from the guys and a lil cuddly sheep that we bought her at the centre.
I love how infectious that some of these pictures are. They make me smile right from within and I promise that I will treasure these photos FOREVER.
They are the happiest pictures I own!