Tuesday, 31 October 2017

{Me and Mine} A Family Portrait Project 17- October

I've been sharing these Me and Mine posts, where I share some family captures from each month, for a few years now. I am sometimes organised about it and will remember to get some family photos of the four of us on a day out, and some months I'm hopelessly disorganised and quickly snap some right at the last minute, and I am so pleased I have done it each month as we have such a lovely collection of photos of us together now. Last month I had a chaotic month and blogging just wasn't on my radar in any way, shape or form. I totally lost my blogging mojo and was pretty much focussed on LO starting in reception. I barely wrote any blog posts and as such, I just totally missed doing my Me and Mine post. 

So this month I am back again, and I am trying to get back into my blog again after losing a bit of inspiration really. As I write this, it's 9:30 on a Monday night, I'm on the sofa with the carved pumpkins glowing, sitting ready for Halloween, and my gingerbread candle is burning, giving off a delicious scent of baking all around the house. It's the last night of the half term holiday- our first holiday with a school aged child. We didn't go away for the week, but we made sure we planned in a few adventures, and what a fun half term we have had. It just goes to show you really don't need to travel far to have find fun and adventure. And as I think back over all we have done, I can't believe it was over a week ago we visited the pumpkin patch and got lost in a very wet and windy maize maze. Our main adventure saw us go on a day trip to the north Norfolk coast to a place called Wells-next-the-sea. It actually ended up taking a long time to get there and back, but Wells really is such a beautiful spot, it was well worth the travelling. In between a cinema trip, a library trip and a day trip to a wildlife park with our friends, we have also enjoyed lots of ordinary moments and simple pleasures closer to home too- autumn walks around the village to find conkers, late bedtimes for the boys sitting and watching films with popcorn and carving pumpkins. It's these moments I love the most, and as I sit and think back over our half term, I realise what a lot of fun the boys have had. It makes me really glad that I document these moments as they can be all too easy to forget sometimes. 

Over the past month, we have noticed a massive difference in both the boys. Little L's talking has just exploded, and like LO, he is showing signs of being a real little chatterbox. He is copying pretty much every word we say now, or giving it a good go, and this has meant him and LO can communicate on a more even level now. It's so sweet to watch their bond grow, and they're real little chums. It melted my heart when I heard Little L say his big brother's name for the first time, and now his favourite thing to do it call out for him to tell him something or share something with him. 

And so here are our family captures from October. I did already take some from when we went to the pumpkin patch, but decided I'd share these which we took quickly at the beach (the camera was precariously balanced on a bucket of sand!)



  1. These are lovely. Sometimes it's okay to take time off of blogging and come back to it. So glad you had a fun half term! xx

    1. Thank you Alex- I do think it's good to have a little break every now and again! Trying to get back into it now though x

  2. I lost my blogging mojo too and it's starting to come back. I love a beach photo in autumn, they are gorgeous x

  3. These are lovely Amelia, love the beach huts and it sounds like the perfect first half term to me x

  4. Oh these are just darling. I love a winter beach visit. Love your sweater too it's fab for autumn/winter. Just gorgeous as always. #meandmineproject


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