Introducing the 10/10 Circle: mother & son date

March 09, 2015  •  20 Comments

Last year I completed a month long course with the Clever Cookie School of Blog, by Chantelle aka Fat Mum Slim and Rowe of Rowe Timson photography. The online course was jam-packed daily with everything you need to run your own blog as well as some great photography projects, tricks and tips! I met a wonderful group of online bloggers from around Australia, NZ, UK, USA, France and the Netherlands!

Which leads me to the 10/10 Circle, a concept developed by Rowe, bringing my Cookie friends and lovers of photography together to document and share a piece of our lives one day each month, from our corners of the world. On the 10th of each month we launch our collective blogs, sharing 10 of our favourite photographs from that day. This month I'm starting my 10/10 fun with a post about a date with one of my main men - my eldest son Felix. 

Being a mother of 4, it's not always easy to find special one-on-one time with my little people. They are now getting older and experiencing life away from the nest: school, friendships and the many lessons life has to offer. We have our own family traditions, such as sharing the best and least favourite things from our day during dinner, writing special notes to each other, continued cuddles and love - no matter how old we are.  We share a lot of our thoughts and experiences with each other as a family, but being mum, I want to be available for them, one-on-one, to hear their stories, help solve problems, share secrets...  So for the past year, we've been enjoying a new tradition - dates with mum.

Felix is a gorgeous 9 year old (soon to be 10, of course!) who is gentle, kind and patient with his younger siblings and never shies away from a cuddle. However, like most boys his age, he's no longer keen on posing for his trigger-happy mother to photograph - unless he's out with mum: no interruptions, ipad, games or his brother and sisters. So this month we went out on our 2nd ever photo date with mum. The best of both worlds. Lots of attention and special time to chat, laugh, play and, of course, some photo opportunities for me. (Sneaky!) We took to the streets for a 'kids in the city' session with Felix all dressed up in some new outfits and he showed off his cool dude moves for the camera. We then headed for the shops to choose a couple of his favourite books, browse through the electronic games store and sat down for a special brunch and grown-up chat about movies, friends, music and all things 'awesome' according to 9, sorry, almost 10 year olds!

My ten favourites from our photo date are posted below. I hope you'll find some of his gorgeous personality shining through. To see the other 10/10 blog entries this month, start with Jess from A little part of the world and follow the links from blog to blog to complete the circle. Enjoy the ride!  I'd also love to hear from you. Feel free to tell us about your special family traditions. What ways do you make special time with your children?  Comment below.

 

 

 


Comments

Jenny Tiffen(non-registered)
Lovely street photos Diana! I love the tyres in the background. I can't believe how fast he is growing up. Alost 10 Yikes! JTxo
Mum of Five Girls(non-registered)
Yes I can totally relate to how hard it is to find one on one time with the kiddies! Your son is a very handsome young man!!
Sasha @ From the Left Field(non-registered)
Such gorgeous pics! What a wonderful time captured with your boy. It is hard to divide your time with all your kids, isn't it?? His personality shines through the pics! x
Sally - Glimpses of Lately(non-registered)
WOW! love this! The photos really pop! 1 on 1 time with each child can be tricky but so valuable! Reminds me I need to try harder to do this with mine - thanks for sharing!
Fleur - Our Urban Box(non-registered)
These are amazing! The colours just pop right off my screen. Looks like you son had a great time too x
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