This week’s living arrows shot was taken at the Black Country Living Museum which we visited last week.  N had got a bit bored and was trying to block me from going into another building. This time the church. We had a bit of fun with me trying to get past, which of course I eventually did.

Nice shots of him are now few and far between, so when I get photos with the right light and a great smile, then it’s definitely a special one.

Enjoying outdoors

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  1. I am hoping the no photography thing is just a phase and that it will pass? Monkey it right in the middle of it and photos can be like pulling teeth so I can totally relate. This is a lovely one though #LivingArrows

  2. I feel your struggle with trying to get a good picture! I went to the Black Country Living museum when I was about 13 but I don’t remember much about it though 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • I have to pretend that N made the decision to have the photo, but then it’s one shot or none, so if he moves it’s ruined anyway!

  3. I love this photo of N, its a beautiful shot and you can really see his character, definitely one to frame! I can imagine James & Lily doing the same thing, and its lovely that you both made some fun out of it, the ‘in the moment’ photos are my absolute favourites xx

  4. It can be really hard work can’t it, trying to get those nice photos! I love this one though, with his arms out still trying to stop you getting past! x #LivingArrows

    • It’s typical him and it’s nice to capture them like that, as well as the nice posed ones

  5. Even with him getting bored I’m sure you had a lovely day. Getting a decent photo can be so hard. I was hoping it would get easier as she got older.

  6. Ah the struggle of trying to get a child to pose nicely, it’s really not happening in my house 99% of the time! #LivingArrows

  7. I was thinking of taking A and T there but I think they’d probably get bored too! x

    • A lot of the time he gets bored when it’s just him. There’s no playground which is one thing that’s missing for younger children. But there’s lots of places to explore. I think once they’re starting to get interested in history, that’s when it’s more interesting – he was certainly interested in hearing the stories of real people who lived there. If they like going into all the different houses and shops then there’s plenty to keep them entertained. N doesn’t want to go into every one, so that obviously cuts short a visit

  8. Getting a smile or a good photo is a nightmare sometimes isn’t it, you have to take them where you can. When I ask Jake to smile he always pulls a funny face. It sounds like you had fun x #LivingArrows

    • That’s true. And annoyingly, the not wanting photos or pulling faces phase seems to go on for a long time. I don’t know why I’m surprised because I hated having my photo taken as a child too

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