Me and Mine {October 2018}

I can’t remember the last time I wrote a post like this. (quickly checks blog) January 2018! That is a very long time ago! I’ve just not taken any family photos or done anything along those lines on the blog for such a while. Which makes me sad, but sometimes it cant be helped.

Over the last few months I’ve managed to capture some pictures of my three but getting round to actually blogging and publishing The Siblings and the Me and Mine posts has just not been possible for me recently.

I’ve really struggled to find the time to keep up with my two favourite linky’s.

I’ve been Pre occupied with work bits coming in, bootcamp which I signed up to in September, looking after the kids and the house and then life admin and living too.

But I’ve found a pocket of time to come and join in with the Me and Mine post which seems like forever ago that I last joined in.

October is one of my favourite months of the year. One because Sophia was born in October and two because it means it’s autumn and I really love the autumn. I love the colours the cooler evenings but still all the sun we have had throughout October in the south east has been so lovely. We are soaking it up and we have spent so much time outdoors. Its been really lovely. Hoping for a mild winter here.

me and mine

me and mine

I have loved so much having our family grow to five, over the last few months Arthur has grown so much and has so many new tricks, he understands so much and is just a complete joy to have as part of our family. All four of us are just besotted with him and his cute little ways.

October has seen us spend a whole day with our big girl on her own and it meant so much to Dan and I to take her and her friends shopping on her birthday. It was lovely to see her having so much fun. She is growing up, and its always such a bittersweet feeling for me, happy to see her thriving and growing into a young girl, but sad to leave behind my little baby, always thankful for all those memories I have recorded of her growing years, in photos and videos.

I remember when I started my blog in December 2014… nearly 4 years ago and Archie was just a year old. We lived in a different area in a different house. And here we are ready for new adventures, with two much older children, an 8 year old and nearly 5 year old and our new little addition Arthur growing by the day.

Being a mummy and having this little family of my own is pretty amazing when I sit down and think about it, when I write it down. It always blows me away that this is my family and we will be together always on this little journey of life together. They are my people and I am so lucky they are mine. One of life’s greatest gifts is family. Something I will always be grateful for, my heart will always be full and I have so much not only now but in the future to look forward to as they all grow up.

It’s been a very busy last few months from summer holidays to Archie starting school it just seems to have whizzed past in a flash. Already been and gone the October half term holidays and now we are in the last term before Christmas!

I cant believe its the 1st of November already and the month Archie was born! He’ll be 5 on the last day of November, the same birthday as Winston Churchill. Not that it makes any difference but its a cool fact my dad likes to remind Archie of. I am sure he has no idea who Winston Churchill is.

I just don’t even know where the last five years have gone. I’ve enjoyed our days together they mostly always seemed so long, which I love. The truest quote I ever heard is the days are long but the years are short.

I wish it was the days are long and so are the years that would be good.

Arthur has grown up so much and actually took his first steps unaided on the 1st of October. I just wanted to add that here so it’s written down and never forgotten. He is fully walking now always on his feet still wobbly on grass or sand but at home he toddlers everywhere bare foot and is very confident. Is there anything cuter then a baby in a diaper toddling around, he is always waving his hands while he walks or throwing them in the air. Its so cute.

Those sweet pit patter sounds on the flooring are the loveliest sounds I ever heard and reminds of when both Sophia and Archie were just starting to walk too. Such a proud moment and so special seeing their independence grow. No other feeling like it in the world.

October has been a month of celebrating, family time, and equally giving myself some time too by going to bootcamp.

me and mine

me and mine

Here is to a wonderful November with even more family time, celebrations, happy times and lots of laughter. Happy November, the 11th chapter out of 12, lets make it a good one.

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  1. November 22, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    These are lovely picture of the five of you – I know how hard it can be to find time to get family pictures and it definitely sounds like you’ve had a busy few months! #MeandMine

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you Sarah, yes it can be difficult to fit them in at times. xx

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