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,  doing some long runs with his apple Watch


{The Me & Mine Project} November 2016

This month has absolutely whizzed by in a blur of busy weeks and slow weekends. It has felt like this month, since we enjoyed a family Fireworks night out has been all about getting prepared, for the big C and baby no.3 in January. Having done this pregnancy thing twice before you think I would have remembered what month 7 & 8 feel like, a whole lot of sleeplessness, heartburn and backache in my case! This has all improved in recent weeks with some new medication and thankfully little F’s sleep is back to where he was before and we have even been treated to a few nights of complete sleep recently, unfortunately with a newborn arriving in January this is going to be very short-lived.

We absolutely love the run up to the big C in the Howeshold and I have been using the excuse of a January baby to kick things off a little early this year ( with the intention of packing it all away pretty early) and as I sit  writing this the tree is up and Buble is on! ( Mr H not so convinced by the music…) Little F has so nearly mastered walking and little D has been on her very best behaviour with the promise that Santa (and his robins!) are ALWAYS watching…. not to mention that she will literally do ANYTHING for Trolls stickers..hehe

This month’s photo was actually taken by my Dad ( Grandpa!) which is a miracle as he is not the most techy person… but we managed to set it up for him and despite the sky being very grey he got some good ones of us all. We are on our annual breakfast and tree shopping day (yes very early!) but I will save the rest of that day for anther post!


I am loving this month: baby swimming lessons with little F, snuggling on the sofa in the evenings with blankets and smelly candles, watching the fireworks with D, getting all the children’s cute winter clothes out, our annual Christmas tree buying trip with Grandpa, meeting a friends’ brand new squishy arrival.

Mr H is Loving: pretending not to be into Christmas already! sneaking extra Troll blind bags in the shopping to make treasure hunts for little D, watching The Missing (finale tonight!!) a little bit more sleep, a new pint glass for evening beers!

Little D is loving:  her Trolls sticker album (which she announced to Mr H makes her feel VERy happy) playing with glowsticks on fireworks night, eating clementines, playing with the Christmas fuzzy felts and playmobil that came out the loft (oops a bit early)

Litte F is loving: eating bananas and blueberries, walking around the living room with his arms in the air and a big grin on his face, sleeping ALL night, his new pillow, playing with any toys with wheels, saying uh ohhhhhhhhh………


The Me and Mine Project