Me and Mine {October 2016}

me and mine

Currently it is a cosy, and  warm November evening. Mr T is watching ‘The Missing’ on BBC1 and I am sat at my desk tapping away. He has shushed me a couple of times for loud tapping. I carry on (trying to be quiet) anyway and he turns the telly up a bit.

October. A lovely month, a wonderful month in fact. So many lovely memories made, so much fun had while the children were on half term. We have had such a lovely month. We celebrated halloween. Sophia choose a vapire-ess dress and Archie the matching Dracula. They wore it to a halloween party and on halloween decided on being something different. Archie chose spiderman and Sophia a pumpkin. They looked so cute and even though they are little they are so grown up too. I often look at them and melt inside. I am such a mess I cry so easily. Just today a friend of mine was telling me about her poorly dog on the school playground and I forced myself to hold it together. She noticed I was about to cry and asked me not to get upset. Why do I cry so easily… I don’t mind it but I do find it a little embarrassing in public. 

me and mine

The most special part of our October is that it is when Sophia made me a mummy, on the 22nd exactly. Just, fifteen minutes after midnight she entered the world screaming impatiently. She was whooshed through my legs and into my arms. My most beautiful little girl. I was and still am blown away and so grateful to have her. With every part of me. I feel it so intensely sometimes. When I am still at night and so much more when we have time alone together when her brother is sleeping. She is the most beautiful girl. I am so proud to be her mummy, so grateful I get to hold her hand and love her. Girls, well, my girl she can be loud, she can whine and she can be demanding. But she is my girl and she needs me and I am there for her always.

I still to this day beam with pride when I see her standing ready for me at the school door waiting to run out to me from her year one classroom. She never has any worry as she knows I will always be there on time. I think she half expects it as she is always one of the first out, with her big cumbersome school bag and all her drawings and coat clutched in her little growing hands. Oh how she manages to make me feel like this. So intensely wanted and so needed.

Sophia has grown so much this first term of school I had to buy her new school uniform one size up. She wears 6-7 or 7-8 now. She is so tall. She has been enjoying gymnastics and has been practicing lots at home. She also enjoyed some swimming lesson which was a present she had from her granny for her birthday. She thoroughly enjoyed them and is so keen to learn.

me and mine

Archie has been enjoying Nursery, having some off days where he does not want to go in. But we had the most amazing phone call this morning from the preschool at his sister’s school. He has finally got a place after waiting for nearly two years on the waiting list. I couldn’t be more pleased as he and Sophia are both so desperate for him to attend so they can see each other at break time. I think that is so cute. Such a strong bond they have. I feel like the luckiest mummy. We are off to visit the preschool tomorrow and we have his preschool uniform here at home as he was trying it on this afternoon for size. I think he is more excited then me to attend.

Mr T has had a very busy month, he has been loving watching “The Missing on BBC1 which I mentioned above! He has been working on our house and just been full steam ahead. He enjoyed a lovely reflexology session and some reiki earlier this month which is so important for him, although he puts it off I make sure I book him in else he wont go. He also enjoyed celebrating Sophia’s birthday this month and was a very proud daddy indeed. We finished off her birthday with a trip to the cinema to see Trolls which we all absolutely loved.

If anything what I take from you October is happiness. I take all of this life in and I look at our family. I thank my lucky stars everyday for our life together. A cosy home, food on the table and a life of love and fun and happiness. I am so thankful. October you have invited me to never take it for granted and to remember the true meaning of life is happiness. I have to say thank you. We look forward to November. Which we are already in as I am late writing this. But all the same, so much to look forward to in November, planning Archie’s birthday and getting ready for christmas. 



  1. November 2, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Oh those photos of you all are fabulous. I’m so glad you’ve got a place for your little one at the nursery you want. I’m so happy with the one we’ve used for ours and it has been the best possible start for them before heading to school.

    • Tanita
      November 2, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Aw thank you Nat. Yes me too been waiting for so long he has been at a nursery which we have been with since Sophia was two so a well loved place but not close to home that’s all. That’s lovely you are happy with yours it’s always so important. Xxx

  2. November 2, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Looking gorgeous as ever. Sounds like you’ve had a great month xx

    • Tanita
      November 2, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Aw thank you Kerry. Every Time I wear stripes I think of you!! I know you love your stripes! X

  3. November 3, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful month! Beautiful photos too! I am a bit of a cry baby at times also, it only started after having Oscar and I can literally cry when telling people about a sob story on xfactor! I didn’t realise that you also had a blog too! x

    • Tanita
      November 4, 2016 / 11:53 am

      Aw me too I’m terrible. I can’t help it though! Ah yes thanks for coming over and saying hello lovely xx

  4. November 4, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    October is such a lovely month – sounds like you’ve had a fab one. I’ve found since having kids I cry all the time too – I never use to. Funny how things change haha. Lovely pics x

  5. November 4, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Sounds like you had a great month. Everyone is watching The Missing I am missing out. Literally. Gorgeous family captures here hun. #meandmineproject

  6. November 4, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    what lovely pictures! I know what you mean about the school gates thing, I feel that way when I see Wilf! x

  7. November 4, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I love your pics, always do as you all look so stylish and glam! Good news about the nursery 🙂

  8. November 4, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    What a lovely post and such gorgeous photos! It sounds like you’ve had a great month x

  9. November 6, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    What a lovely post to read. So glad October was filled with so much happiness. I bet their Halloween outfits were cute. Beautiful pics x

  10. November 6, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Stop tapping.. you NEED to watch The Missing it’s amazing!! On another note those are amazingly gorgeous pictures.

  11. November 8, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I love taking part in the Me and Mine project, lovely photos of you all. I love October as there is lots of fun things to do!

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