The Me and Mine Project {December 2017}

We did it! Another year of Me and Mine (bar the one mis hap of not actually quite getting a shot with all of us in July..)

Despite very much being a summer person through and through, if I can’t have long, sunny beach filled days December and all it’s magic its definitely the next best thing! We’ve had a great one, young children simply make Christmas ACE! and little D has fallen for the magic this year hook line and sinker. I can’t even count the times we have been to see the big FC. We particularly enjoyed all the Christmas traditions this year, our tree trip, Father Christmas photo bauble, Christmas Eve Walk, leaving Santa his beer and chocolate and the magic of Christmas morning!

This month’s photo is a Christmas day shot! With the camera somehow balanced on the bookshelf..


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The Christmas bauble for the tree!

Nativity beauties!

Christmas Eve preparations!

After Christmas theatre trip with just this onePost Christmas beach walks


This month I am loving having Mr H home, our big Christmas tree in the extension, eating ALL the Quality Streets, watching D & F sing in their Christmas nativity, little D’s ballet watching week, turning 32 and owning an apple watch

Little D is loving asking Father Christmas for a Fairy Garden and opening it up on Christmas day, making ice creams for everyone in her new cart, performing at her ballet watching week , a book advent each night

Little F is loving his Lightening Queen ride on car…couldn’t even wait to ride it before it was out of the box on Christmas day, getting more sleep with the side back on his cot (no more climbing out) talking ALL the time, eating lots of oranges,

Little G is loving clapping and waving, playing his Christmas xylophone, baby sensory classes, eating everything, not sleeping through the night very often…

Mr H is loving time off work after a super busy spell, playing Mario Kart, huge quantities of chocolate biscuits and truffles, a day with no big kids at Cothele with a posh lunch

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So thats it 2017 in 12 photos (12 and a bit….)

I am now off to drink champagne, and eat myself into a cheese coma to see in the new year..



The Me and Mine Project {November 2017}

November began with some late Halloween fun followed by a fab fireworks display and ended with some very early Christmas preparations. Lots of crisp sunny days has meant lots of outside time at the park and lots of time for Autumn scooting and biking. We also squeezed in a trip to the Theatre to see the Tiger who came to Tea and our annual pottery painting… (this year F managed to smash something on the way out of the shop) We had a very successful Christmas Tree breakfast and shopping trip with the grandparents and had it up and decorated before December even rolled around! If theres one thing we do well in the Howeshold its the magic, and the run up to Christmas is one of my favourite magical times..we may have even seen the big FC in November!

This month’s photo was taken on a freezing day when on the way down to our local beach. Brrrr…..

Love little G’s from in this! His head looks like a pumpkin!

Growingup so quickly!

Sunny woodland walks followed by ice cream of course!

Halloween costumes, F love being a ‘pider’

Aunty G and D under a rainbow, best people drawings yet!

Park life!

Sunshine snoozing

So proud!

Annual pottery painting for Christmas!

Winter walks by the river

Building a fire in the garden

First trip to see FC!

New swimmers! Thanks G!

Super happy at Baby Sensory

Important Christmas mail

First tree for this one

New Christmas jumpers!

New tree decoration this year


This month I am loving crisp sunny days, dressing everybody up for Halloween, a little ghost, spider and pumpkin this year! Painting a Christmas bauble, making a family fingerprint plate to add to the collection, watching D get another swimming certificate! Getting into the Christmas spirit early at Enchanted magical!

Little D is loving swimming a whole 10m by herself! getting really fast on her balance bike, drawing amazing portrait pictures, writing to father christmas and posting it in the post box, her new unicorn swimming costume from Aunty G

Little F is loving dressing up as a spider, going on a miniature train to see Santa (followed by an epic tantrum after climbing out his cot and refusing to sleep!) watching the fireworks without ear defenders (he refused) afternoon sofa naps

Little G is loving perfecting his commando crawl (super quick now!) starting a new term at baby sensory, his first look at a Christmas tree and pulling off the decorations! Pulling off his socks allll….thee …timeee….

Mr H is loving watching Stranger things 2 and The Sinner, taking the big two for sneaky looks at the Christmas lights whilst little G had a swimming lesson, Enchanted Saltram and a cheeky Maccy Ds after, Β doing some long runs with his apple Watch


The Me and Mine Project {October 2017}

October has been a super busy month full of welly walks, winter beach trips, baby milestones ..sitting up and commando crawling, Woodlands trip, swimming milestones 5 whole metres! first hair cuts, bikes rides, new bobble hats, Β Mr H went to Canada, a whollleeee loaddd of pumpkin fun and an ice skating trip at Eden! No wonder we are all knackered!

This month’s photo was taken on a VERY grey day at the beach, little F is in full terrible twos mode and absolutely refusing to pose for a photo ( do ANYTHING we ask..) so Mr H has gone for the hang him upside down and he will laugh for a photo pose!



New Red Boots!

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Big Boy Hair Cut


Good Hair day?



Sitting up like a champ!


Little fish!



Hat Model


Finding the perfect pumpkin


Ice Skating session at Eden


Watching the big kids ice skate


BFG dream making at Eden


The Dream cave!



How we all feel this month….

This month I am loving going to a weekly art class with D&F, all the Halloween fun, buying new Autumn clothes for the children, watching D’s swimming come on so well, Little G hitting lots of milestones, Mt H coming home from Canada, coffee coffee coffeee

Little D is loving her new red boots, swimming a whole 5m by herself, playing pooh sticks in the woods, feet painting at Creative Caterpillars, picking, washing, carving and painting pumpkins, having her face painted at Pumpkin day, laughing her head off at the Juggler performer!

Little F is loving sitting super still for a big boy haircut, splashing in puddles in the woods, playing with all the play dough at home, picking and washing his own pumpkin, the Blaze car at Eden ( had to pull him off screaming!) Singing 5 little pumpkins

Little G is loving sitting up to play with his toys, his new bobble hat, dressing as a pumpkin for his first Halloween, some new dinosaur clothes

Mr H is loving the swinging ship at Woodlands, ice skating with the big kids, drawing pumpkins on all the oranges to make little D laugh, ticking Canada off the list!