Oh October, where have you gone? British Summer time has ended and Winter coat weather is here. My Instagram feed is filled with pumpkins and autumn colours and the highlight of our half-term was a family trip for breakfast to the new Pudding Pantry that has opened in Sherwood. Daddy had severe FOMO (fear of missing out) and decided last minute to come too and I’m so pleased, because it meant we got the photos below.
Oh August, the boys have loved you so much! What a wonderful time they had in Italy. 25 days in total and I got to share seven there with them. I was not ready to come back home at all! I’m always a bit sad at the beginning of September because it means that summer is coming to an end but there are lots of lovely things to remember. We spent a lot of time apart this month but I’m happy the boys have had such a great experience and their Italian has definitely improved.
We made it to the school holidays and through the heatwave! July has been another busy month broken up by our mini family break to Bridlington. The boys broke up from school and have spent a few days with me, a few days with my parents and a few days with Matteo’s parents. Thank you […]
June was a really lovely month for us. I felt like we spent a lot of time outside and it has been good for the boys to be out in the garden instead of being on the tablet or watching tv. We’ve eaten outside, read books outside, played tennis, badminton and frisbee. I think the highlight of the month for me was Ethan losing his first tooth. It felt like such a milestone and he already has the big one growing behind.
June has gone by in a blur of school runs, swimming lessons, karate, football practice, work. We’ve had some fantastic weather and are in the middle of a heat wave at the moment. I love the warm weather but on the other hand, if you’ve followed my Instagram or Facebook page, you’ll know that we’ve been having a tough time getting the boys to settle down to sleep at night.
I think I’m still in denial that May and half-term are actually over, more than a week down the line I still pining over our sunny days spent mostly outside, not worrying about school, work and stressing over bedtime. Watching the video back that I’ve made, the boys just look like they spent May running […]
May has been so busy. I must say it every month but this month really has flown by. We were all so ready for a bit of a break. We have had trouble getting the boys to bed in the evening which has lead to them being grumpy and tired in the mornings. It all came to a head last week with me feeling tired, emotional, hormonal and stressed and I started with a migraine which then lasted six days. I’m glad to say that over the last few days I have felt much better, more relaxed and less anxious. Thank goodness for half-term and a week off work. We have enjoyed some fantastic weather this month so we have tried to make the most of it as this might be our summer and June, July and August could be terrible!
April was a bit of a strange month as it felt like it was split into two halves. We had the Easter holiday and lots of rest for the first two weeks and then back to the crazy school routine for the other two. It has been great this month to have more light and I have felt like I have had more energy. With the boys being away I got to rest a lot but I also got lots done like painting our bedroom and the doors and door frames upstairs. I also got the house properly clean for the first time in a long time.
So just like that we’re into May already! The boys were in Italy for their Easter Holiday the first two weeks of April and the last two weeks have flown by because we have been back to school runs and normal routine. If you read my Siblings Project post for April you’ll know that it was tough for us being apart for so long even though we knew the boys were having a great time and were well looked after. It was amazing to be reunited though and to have them back home.
I can’t believe we are a quarter of the way through the year but what with the crazy weather we had at the end of Winter, I’m really ready for it to get a bit warmer now. As I write this Ethan and Oliver are enjoying some Spring sunshine in Germany and have been wearing their beloved shorts and t-shirts at the park the last two days. March was another busy month for us and went by way too fast. I think I can safely say the highlight for all of us was our trip to Bridlington for Mother’s Day weekend.