{The Me & Mine Project} December 2016

We made it! One whole year of blogging and photo projects, 12 monthly family portraits, lots of wriggling children and bickering parents but we did it! This month has absolutely flown by in blur of crazy Christmas excitement (me mainly..) and a an intense surge of de-cluttering and organising for the arrival of baby no.3 in January. Not forgetting I turned 31 this month (how!? ) and enjoyed a rare night out for some food and film watching, not to mention a super yummy virgin mojito. It really doesn’t seem such a long time ago that I was sipping the real thing in the Watergate Bay Hotel, with a tiny little F celebrating my 30th! Its hard to believe a whole year has passed and we will soon have another tiny squish in the house.

We have absolutely loved Christmas this year with little D, we had a magical Christmas Eve, she love leaving Santa’s snacks out by the fire (and got so cross with F for trying to eating the mince pie multiple times….look at his face!) and staying up late to watch the Bear hunt! I have felt pretty much exhausted the whole time (thats the last month of pregnancy for you) and its only today, on New Years Eve that I think can finally say that the Christmas decs are away, the house is sparkling clean (ish!) and we are ready for our new arrival.

I am loving this month: my new camera strap, new perfume, HP sprocket and sticking photos all over the house, the magic of Christmas, Christmas songs on at ALL times, new heartburn meds from the doctor (phew!)

Mr H is Loving: his new playstation game (zzzz!) his new Amazon Dot (sucker for a gadget)     a week off work and finally get a few lie ins (new age lie ins that is until 7:30) scoffing Christmas chocolate!

Little D is loving: going on Christmas light hunts, her Paw Patrol pyjamas, her new scooter and Dinosaur helmet, taking her Trolls Poppy doll everywhere, wearing Christmas outfits everyday, staying up late on Christmas Eve to watch the Bear Hunt with Daddy

Litte F is loving: eating bananas all day long ( no change here) running around and hiding in the curtains, saying night night, playing on the rocking horse, his new Converse trainers, climbing EVERYTHING!

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(According to Mr H a can of carling and a mince pie is all Santa wants?)

Christmas Day flew by in a blur of food and fun as it always does and as we discussed on Christmas Eve we are always terrible at taking pictures on the big day! This year was no exception, but we did manage a few.

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Our picture this month was taken on Christmas Eve, we have embraced the charity stripey pyjamas and we were determined to get the dogs in too, not an easy task!

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So here it is the 2016 Me and Mine monthly portrait round up and I absolutely love it, this is something I am determined to continue, although I am not sure its going to get any easier with a newborn to factor in too!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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{THE ORDINARY MOMENTS}#46 ‘Writing to the big man’

This is the first year little D has really got the big FC concept and we have used every opportunity to tell her the robins are watching to make sure she is being good!! So good for speeding up all the boring bits of life like cleaning teeth and getting dressed!  She was pretty pleased with her letter asking for ‘some toys’ and loved an outing to the post office for a stamp and to the post box (and a park detour obviously as when you are 3 the park is always first choice!) Its the simple things…..

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{THE ORDINARY MOMENTS}#44 ‘Christmas pottery’

We have tried to make regular trips to paint little D’s hands / fingers / feet and get them printed on pottery, I just love the process , the fun we have making them and the fact that we get such a lovely keepsake to take home. Since D was born we have made plates and Christmas tree ornaments and its become a bit a tradition to make some Christmas bits and bobs. Last year F slept through the whole process of us printing his foot for a penguin plate but this year got stuck in!

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Little D at the same age as F…

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We’ve yet to pick up this year’s ahem….masterpieces but can’t wait to see them!

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