Father's Day 2016 {Times x2} | IBOT

Today's post is bought to you by the letters C B F. If you don't know the meaning of those letters, suffice it to say, after a busy weekend I haven't had much time to sit down and blog. So today's post is a bit of a cop out, and I just thought I'd share a bit about our weekend and some of my favourite photos from Father's Day.

On Saturday, Mum looked after the girls for a few hours so that I could go do one of my favourite things... photograph brand new families. Seriously, I think newborn lifestyle photography is probably my favourite thing to do. Not only do I  get to take photographs of beautiful new families, whose love and excitement for their new bundle is infectious, but I get to spend time with a newborn too!

And who doesn't love spending time with a newborn, especially when you're not the one who has to feed them, change them and settle them to sleep 24 hours a day! I had such a lovely couple hours, and I can't wait to finish editing the session and share it with you. After I finished up the session I headed back to Mum's to have dinner and hang out for a bit, before taking two very tired girls home.

The girls with their Grandpa

Cuddles with Aunty E

Purtell Girls. Never met a chocolate cake they didn't like!
 On Sunday it was of course Father's Day. It was a fairly quiet affair. Poor Dave was on night shift, so he got home at 6am and slept all day before getting up and going to work again. The girls and I headed over to my Dad's place to have lunch and hang out for the afternoon, and it was really nice sitting in the backyard enjoying the sunshine and each others company.

It's the first time I've seen my Dad and step-Mum since they got back from their overseas holiday, so we spent the time hearing about their adventures and whinging about Sydney traffic, while the girls played with the Shelby the cat and Casey the dog. Only one of my sisters and my brother were there, with K not able to come up for Wagga, and A, J & my nephew Bear were at the snow for the weekend.
Balancing practice

Yesterday was a bit of a make-up Father's Day for Dave, he let me sleep-in and spent quite a bit of time outside weeding the lawn. Yeah, bit of a fail on my behalf there! But the girls are at preschool today, so I think I might have to take Dave out for lunch as a thank you for being such an amazing father to the girls.

In the afternoon we headed down to one of our all-time favourite spots, Yarramundi Reserve, and went for a bush walk. The river was up quite high and running fast, and the girls had a great time throwing sticks and rocks in to the water and looking for flowers.  All in all we had a really lovely time, and I can't wait till the weather gets a bit warmer and we can head down there with our swimmers and fishing rods and spend the day playing in and on the water.
She hesitated when I asked if I could have her flower!

Under the (Yarramundi) Bridge
What did you get up to over the weekend? Did you do anything special to celebrate Father's Day?

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