Our Me and Mine photos for April are unusually a day late. Normally I'm pretty good at getting them posted on the last day of each month, even if they are taken in a bit of a rush and last minute. But being in the daze that I am at the moment, I didn't even realise it was April 30th or that there weren't 31 days in April! So this month, our photos are fashionably late ;) and taken very last minute, just in our back garden. But they sort of sum up the month for us perfectly...
Even though the year is passing by in a blur, for once, it feels like the month has dragged a bit. We have spent a lot of the month snuggled up in our home, enjoying spending time playing with our boys rather than feeling we have to dash about going out on day trips constantly. We have all been ill with the same virus at one point or another through the month (my turn at the moment) while our littlest we think is in the early stages of teething, so he's been mostly unsettled in the day. He's a very snuggly baby and since he was born he really doesn't like to be laid down- preferring instead to be held and cuddled. It's really lovely and we relish these moments but it does make getting anything done impossible. It's mostly meant that in the evenings when we are utterly exhausted and should probably be in bed, we are spending time tidying, sorting laundry and just generally keeping on top of house things. I am slowly getting used to the waking in the night now and this month signalled Little L moving from his moses basket into his proper cot, which we have moved into our room. I really can't believe how quickly that milestone came around, but it's certainly helped him with his sleep routine better.
It feels like we haven't really done much in April- the weather hasn't really been nice enough bar a few days two weeks ago. April saw Mr F celebrate his 33rd birthday in the middle of the month and we also went out for our first date night since we had Little L. Mr F's mum and sister babysat both boys and it was nice to get out even just for a couple of hours. At the end of the month, we also went on a little trip to visit LO's uncle's sheep farm near Huddersfield. It was amazing to be on a proper working farm and LO was absolutely in his element seeing the new lambs, sitting in a tractor and having a ride on a quad bike.
Excitingly, this month we have also booked our summer holiday with Mark Warner- we are jetting off to Levante Beach Resort in Rhodes, Greece, and although we aren't going until the end of summer, it's something we can really look forward to. Lets hope that we get some sunshine back in the UK before then though...
And so on to May. How we already almost half way through the year is beyond me. We are planning a little family weekend away in a couple of weeks and are really hoping that this month might bring with it some more house viewers and a potential offer on our house so we can get the ball rolling with the house move to Lincolnshire. Fingers crossed!
A bit of a blooper photo to finish with...LO wanted to have another go at pushing the self timer button...it was the end of the world...
This month, I have been loving:
*Watching Little L grow and develop, and his constant smiles
*Taking Little L to baby groups
*Going on a little date night with Mr F
*Snuggly days at home, playing with my two boys
LO has been loving:
*Playing with all his toys at home
*Playing with bubble and cloud dough at nursery
*Visiting his uncle's farm
*Having a ride on a quad bike and sitting in a tractor
Little L has been loving:
*Lying on his tummy
*Rhythm Time and Baby Sensory games
*Smiling and cooing
*Sleeping in his gro-bag in his cot
Mr F has been loving:
*Liverpool's European adventure and beating Borussia Dortmund
*Watching re-runs of Suits
*Getting more sleep