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.
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 … Continue reading Me & Mine Project (July 18)
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.
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!
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've no idea how March finished so quickly. It only seems like five minutes since I was writing our last Me & Mine post at the end of February. We had just finished half-term and the boys had gone back to school and now they are already on their Easter holiday.
February has finished. I normally feel relief at knowing that Spring is just around the corner but what with the freezing temperatures and snow of this week I'm wishing the time away a bit. Tonight the temperature is -6! February has gone quickly, half-term flew by. I've worked two weekend days and been to a conference on one of the other weekends.
January has been really tiring. We've been so busy and there has been so much going on I feel like we haven't had much proper family time. We've spent a lot of time at home but similarly it feels like we've spent a lot of time running around to work, school, after-school activities, parties and more. I can't wait for the weather to be better so that we can go to the park and I won't want to leave after about twenty minutes because I'm freezing and I can't feel my feet or nose anymore!
Goodbye 2017, you've been good to us. This year I set a goal to take more family photos. I'd bought a new camera in the January sales and wanted to capture more images of the four of us together and I'm so pleased to say I've done it; at least one photo a month for a whole year.
For the boy's birthday we decided to go to Clip 'n Climb Nottingham. They really enjoyed it although it took Oliver a while to get his confidence up to let go and drop down. Matteo wants to have a go if we go again. We then went for a pub meal with my Mum & Dad and my brother and his girlfriend and then back home for tea and chocolate birthday cake. The day of their birthday was a Monday so the boys were at school but they enjoyed being sung to and took raisins in for all their classmates.