Me & Mine Family Project {February 2017}

Me and Mine Family Project February 2017

February is normally the short and sweet month. It holds half term holidays, Valentine’s Day and is the shortest month of the year. I usually love it for all that it brings including those lighter evenings we are starting to see now. However, this year, it’s been plagued with the heartache of being far away from home when my Dad is so ill and having life changing surgery. We have had some tough days within February but I have tried my best to remain positive, happy and strong for my Dad and for my family too. Despite all that the kids being of a young age have kept me going with their constant smiles and silly antics. I am so grateful for the distraction from back home. They keep my mind here with them when it needs to be. We have had a lovely chilled out half term with some amazing one on one quality time with B and I too. As a family, I feel like when something hard challenges you emotionally you almost become stronger and tighter together for it. If that makes sense. I appreciate even the smallest thing as fifteen minutes of playtime with the kids between dinner, homework, and bath/bedtime routines. I am grateful for my family each and every day.

The kids seem to be growing up right before our very eyes. Both keep saying how short their pants are or how tight their coats are and we just can’t keep up with the shopping for them at the moment. Do your children grow this much all the time? Mr P and I can’t believe it. They both also won’t stop eating. Every five minutes I hear, “I’m hungry”. I joked, if we stop feeding them so much will they stop growing so much. But I do love this part of their lives where their personality are in full motion and their little corks and mannerism really stand out. We have had some amazing conversations at the dinner table with us all together. I think that’s been my favorite part of February, our dinner time chats. ย Me and Mine Family Project February 2017

DADDY IS LOVING…

Brighter evenings.

Closer to the Golf season.

Teaching B how to ride a bike without stabilizers.

MOMMY IS LOVING…

Getting to grips with her camera on full manual mode.

A whole weekendย of craft creating with the kids.

The lighter evenings too.

BUBA IS LOVING…

Taking his stabilizers off his bike.

Learning how to dive in swimming lessons.

Acing his spellings 18 weeks in a row at school.

MISSY MOO IS LOVING…

Practicing with a balance bike.

Crafts with Mommy and B all weekend.

Moving up a class in gymnastics.

Me and Mine Family Project February 2017

So I happily say goodbye to February, we had some good moments in there somewhere but glad to see it pass and looking forward to a warmer, lighter, better March ahead of us. We have a few weekends planned and a few chill out ones too. That always makes the month seem balanced for us. We also booked our trip for Easter to Ireland and our trip to America for the summer so we have so much to look forward to coming up.

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35 thoughts on “Me & Mine Family Project {February 2017}”

  1. I think it’s the spring making them grow – my three are shooting up again, especially Elma who seems to have outgrown all her long sleeves overnight!! Your half term sounded lovely and relaxed and fingers crossed for a wonderful March!

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  2. Kids grow up so quickly. I can relate with you when kid’s saying “i’m hungry” even if they just ate a few minutes ago, hahaha. Sending you positive vibes. March will be a better month. Hopefully a warmer month and no more snowing here. I’m so ready for spring! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks Cindy for your positive vibes sent my way. I am feeling optimistic now and hopefully this week we have better news and less chaos at home too so we can recharge.

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  3. So sorry to hear that your dad has been ill and needed surgery. It must be so hard to live away from your family at a time like this. I hope that he is on the mend soon. Lovely photos of you all this month, especially the fun shot. I’m with you on how it seems like children are constantly growing – I’ve just had to do a big clothes shop for my eldest (fortunately growth spurts for my little one are easier as I just get out her sister’s old clothes!) Hope that March will be a much better month for you all. #meandmineproject

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  4. Hope your Dad is okay Jenny and things improve! There is always something it seems when we become Adults that we have to face thats hard! Hoping March is kinder to you all…

    And YES I seem to always be rotating wardrobes, shopping and on the hunt for wellies, trainers, shoes, coats, trousers…the list goes on. And I feel like I am always buying fruit and snacks as they eat tonnes between finishing school and dinner. I wonder if they will be giants?! x #meandmineproject

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  5. So sorry to hear it’s been a tough one Jenny… So hard when our nearest and dearest are suffering,many even harder when they’re over the other side of the Atlantic. You are so right, though… Children are the best antidote… And the best distraction. Really hope that March is a really great month for you all!xx

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  6. So sorry to hear it’s been a tough one Jenny… So hard when our nearest and dearest are suffering,many even harder when they’re over the other side of the Atlantic. You are so right, though… Children are the best antidote… And the best distraction. Really hope that March is a really great month for you all!xxxx

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    • Thanks Claire, I think what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger or I like this think it is. Trying to stay positive and being so far away. The kids have been amazing for me to stay distracted.

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  7. LOVE your pictures this month, you guys look great! Sorry to hear bout your Dad, hope he is on the mend. I too am hearing “I’m hungry” constantly, shopping bills are going up!! xx

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  8. Aaw Jenny, I can’t imagine how hard it must be to be so far away from your dad at such a difficult time. As you know, my dad is also fighting cancer, so I know just what you’re going through, except that mine is in the UK. You’re amazing for keeping going and staying strong. Sending lots of love and hoping March is a better month for you xx

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    • Thanks Katie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad too. It’s so tough no matter where you are in the world. Yes it’s hard to be torn in two places at once being here for my family and being their for my other family. He is recovery well though and my momma is one tough cookie. Don’t know how she does it.

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  9. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad being ill. I lost my dad suddenly at the start of February, and it doesn’t feel like life will ever be right again.

    I hope his surgery goes well and he’s back to health in no time xx

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    • Thank you so much. It was a tough week but he is recovery well better than expected at his age. We are all staying positive for him. He still has a lot more chemo to go. I just wish I could go home for a bit though and be there. I am so so sorry to hear your loss. Our parents are a piece of us and it’s painful but know he is watching over you and always with you in your heart, memories and spirit.

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    • I know I can’t believe Daddy actually joined in with our funny silly faces. It was a good moment to catch him and we love this photo now too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I’m sorry to hear you’ve had some tough times this month, but it sounds like you’ve had some lovely family time too. I totally know what you mean about the growing and eating – all Toby ever seems to say is ‘I’m very very hungry’ ๐Ÿ™‚ #MeandMine

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    • It’s an ongoing battle of I am hungry sister says it than brother says it and it’s a competition who eats more here lately. hahaha Thanks hunny it’s been tough but I am hoping to see the back end of all that bad news and Spring is on the horizon too. (I hope).

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  11. Oh lovely I hope everything with your dad works out and he makes a full recovery, I can only imagine how hard it must be on the other side of the world. You are so right about children growing and non stop eating though – J is 112cm at the age of just turned 4 and has size 11 feet – she’s going to be tall for sure but I am buying new clothes every 2 months as she just won’t stop growing x #meandmineproject

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    • Thank you ever so much for your kind words about my Dad he is recovery better than expected at his age. I can’t get over my children and how much they can eat it’s way more than I do on a daily basis. I am the same constantly buying clothes.

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  12. Bless you chickie โ€” I hope that your dad’s surgery goes OK. It must be so hard when you’re so far away. And YES โ€” what is it with the growth spurts at the mo? The boys seem to be shooting up in front of my very eyes. I think the rain is causing it ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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    • His surgery went well thanks hunny. He is a bad patient, hates hospitals, but recovery well too. Yes my kids are like weeds stop raining cause I can’t afford anymore clothes.

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  13. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad lovely – I hope his surgery went well and he is getting better.
    My kids are going through the same stage at the moment – always hungry, and constant growth spurts. Gorgeous family photos xx

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  14. Ah Jenny I’m so sorry to read about your dad, I hope his operation went as well as it could have, and that he’ll be feeling better soon. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. Sending all my love!! Kids are the best distraction aren’t they? My girls make me laugh, smile, frown and shout every day but I love every part of their crazy personalities. Your silly face pic is a classic!! xx

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