I realised when Wills was born that we had never fully appreciated our time together as a family of four, never making the time to be together just us. There are always other commitments, errands to run, places to be, things that mean family time gets pushed aside. We are always together in the things we do but we never seemed to be doing anything just for us.
Over the last few months we have made the time and one of the things we have been doing every weekend has been to go on a walk together. We pop Wills in his sling and go out until our legs are tired. We live in such a lovely part of the world with countryside on our doorstep, yet we’ve never fully appreciated it.
Gracie loves the outdoors, she’d live in a tent if she could. Lils on the other hand is not so keen but is always happy to follow her sister anywhere.
This area by our house is one of our favourite places to walk as there is a pig farm at the bottom of the hill. It was a bit cold to walk that extra way this time but the girls always like to see if they can spot any piggies.
I don’t often talk about the camera I use for capturing the girls but one of my favourites is my Panasonic Lumix 4K. Children are so difficult to photograph as they always do their own thing, they also move at the speed of light and so even with a fast shutter speed you can miss something. The 4K technology means you take a mini film with each shot and then choose a still from the movie – perfect for blinks and sudden movements!
This photo was the best in a series, with most having the flower right in front of her face.
My smiley girl, captured in amongst lots of blinks!
She’s such a character, never wants to smile but will pull a funny face instead! This photo was captured while she danced around in front of me pulling very odd faces indeed!
It started to get dark and so our walk came to an end – Lils liked the sound of that as I’d promised her hot chocolate when we got home!
Another lovely afternoon spent with my 4 favourite people (albeit with Wills asleep) and memories of family time to treasure forever. I want them to look back on their childhood and remember these days, where nothing particularly special happened but that we made time for each other – those are the unmissable moments that really matter aren’t they?
If you want to read more about my Lumix I wrote another post back in the summer telling you about some more amazing features.
We are working with Panasonic but all words and thoughts are my own.