We have come to the end of October at speed rate this year. I can’t quite believe the year is almost over. Firstly, I should say Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope you all are ready for the big trick or treating night ahead. I hope your pumpkins are all carved and candy is waiting in the bowl next to your decorated door? No, just us…
We love any excuse to celebrate a holiday and even if we are a little scaredy-cat family who doesn’t like the scary movies or the scary clowns and masks we still love all the festivities that go with Halloween. We can’t wait to go trick or treating and even going to a Halloween party this year too.
This month, has been better than September in terms of the family as a whole. There have been no illnesses, (knock on wood) MM is settled in her new nursery and doing great, B is doing well in school and allergies are calming down with some changes. It’s been an over all less stressful month. We experienced our very first half term this month too. We purposely didn’t plan anything big during B’s week off. He was really tired from cutting out his naps and starting school and with his extra activities like swimming and soccer now after school, he needed a rest. We got the chance to spend more quality time just the two of us when MM was in nursery too which I really enjoyed. I have missed him so much since he started school.
MOMMY IS LOVING…
Her special solo time with B during half term and having MM one on one during the week together.
Watching MM become her own little person out of the shadows of her big brother.
Her new blog design (showcasing soon, keep watch).
DADDY IS LOVING…
His new golf swing.
Taking the kids on bike rides to the park.
Planning our Christmas trip to Ireland where all his family live.
B IS LOVING…
School and everything about it, homework, friends, uniform etc…
Riding his bike back and forth to the park.
Playing with playdoh, his peg board and magic sand with his sister.
MM IS LOVING…
Riding her bike back and forth with brother to park.
Making her own decisions and getting all the attention.
Spending time with Mommy while B is at school.
Well yay and yippee all round for a healthier month 🙂 it sounds like your trip to the sunshine is perfectly timed for a lovely end to a relaxing half term and I can’t wait to see your pictures for some vicarious sunshine!
Most definitely but I think I may have cursed up as B has a horrible cough and we are in Spain friday. Typical isn’t it? I hope the sunshine stays for us.
We’ve enjoyed a lovely quiet half term too, and it was definitely what our little school boy needed… it’s hard work doing all that learning I think, and he has loved a little rest and plenty of quality family time.
Love these photos so much Jenny. I love how gorgeously cheeky B and MM look in them, they are just perfect. x
Ahh thanks sweets, they have been on great form for half term and getting lots of rest and chilling out as a family as been what we all need together. Glad you got to enjoy the family time too with princess cuddles too. Thanks for hosting I am loving your baby spamming. Keep it coming in.
Beautiful photos of the four of you and glad you have had a slower pace month – sometimes you just need that period of calm to recover from the busy times. How lovely to be able to have the one-to-one time with B whilst MM was at nursery. Hope you have a wonderful time in Marbella next month and look forward to seeing the new blog design 🙂
It’s so true sometimes we just all need some chilled out family time together at home. We have really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Capture by Lucy says
Oh frame them all, frame them all now!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous Jenny and so glad you have been bug free. Here’s to a wonderful holiday ahead too! xxx
Thanks Lucy, it was fun for once the kids were into the photos and having fun. I wish it was better lighting on these cloudy days as I think these would have been better in color. But sometimes black and white is timeless and helps with those fuzzier photos. We hope to have a bug free sunny holiday this weekend.
We’ve so needed a quiet half term, it’s been just lovely. It’s been a long intense half term for all hasn’t it? So glad to hear about Bs allergies calming down, that must have been a huge relief. And it sounds like MM is completely blossoming into her own person now. Marbella sounds just lovely. I am determined to find something for Easter!
It seems everyone has had a good chilled out half term. I think when kids first start school it’s all that new learning and making friends that’s exhausting and they need the down time too as much as the parents. MM really is coming on I can’t believe it.
Such fantastic pictures! I think that the first belongs on a frame on the fireplace; it’s just gorgeous and I’m super envious that your little ones smile on cue!
Thank you so much Amber. It was some last minute photos but for once the kids were having so much fun with it and I hope that long continues and I have to do less bribing in the future. lol I love the first one but MM is a little blurring as she was jumping up and down while the photo snapped. lol
These are such gorgeous photos! I love a nice slow month but it’s also great to have something to look forward to.
It really is nice to have slower times and than fast pace ones. Keeps life in balance doesn’t it?
I agree with Lucy. Frame these photos! They are absolutely gorgeous. I love the top one in particular. I am so glad there has been no illness this month and it sounds like you have an exciting rest of the year ahead of you.
Thanks Abzi, we have been really trying to get creative and have the kids have more fun with our family captures. They thought it was hilarious jumping all over us. lol I really hope you are right with no illnesses.
Aww the top picture is the most sweetest one I’ve seen! The pure happiness in the kid’s faces is just beautiful. I’m glad you’ve all been well this month, nothing worse than winter illnesses xx
Ahhh bless you that’s lovely of you to say. Thank you so much. We had fun taking these and being silly together. We hope the winter illnesses at least wait until we are back from Spain next week.
Caro | The Twinkles Mama says
Aah these are such lovely pics 🙂 You’re such a beautiful family.
I know just what you mean about the balance… when you’re blogging, it can sometimes get in the way of life can’t it? I’ve just taken a step back myself and reassessed everything too — I’ve made the decision to do less of the things that take me away from my little family xxxx #MeandMine
You are soo kind thank you so much. Yes it’s hard to find that right balance to everything and everyone be happy. Ahh good for you Caro, me too. Life is too short and we don’t have long before they are out of the house anyways where we can focus on other things then.
Alex Gladwin says
Awww Jenny, these are lovely! You look stunning in every single photo that I see of you, you’re such a pretty lady! xx
You are way too nice Alex, I feel the same about you darling. Thank you.
Fritha Strickland says
aww thanks for saying I’m glowing! These are such lovely pics and I totally know what you mean about stepping back and taking things a bit easier to focus on the family, that’s exactly where I am right now. It must be a winter thing! x
Good point it probably is a winter thing. It seems easier to chill out and hibernate like the bears do. lol You really are glowing Fritha your bump is absolutely perfect.
Beautiful b&w pictures. Sounds like the perfect way to spend half-term. I hope the return to routine this week goes ok x #meandmine
Thanks KA, we had a lovely half term and chilled out is just what we needed.Hope it goes smoothly for you too hun.
They are beautiful pictures of you all, I have had a chilled out half term this time and gosh didn’t we need it! My son who started secondary school in September is so tired out from it all.
I think we all needed it for first half term off both kids and parents. I bet as they get older they really need the breaks off all that learning is tiring. lol
I know what you mean with getting one to one time, especially with the eldest where they are in school now, i’m definitely going to be making more dates with my biggest girl. she loves them as much as me too. Oh wow off to Marbella, sounds amazing! lovely photos xx
Thanks Nat, it really is nice to get the eldest on their own now that they are older you can do bigger things like movie dates etc with them. So fun. Can’t wait for Marbella need some sunshine hoping for no illnesses and a smooth trip.
Some wonderful shots, Im glad you have had a better month too. x
Thank you Caroline that’s lovely of you to say. I hope it long continue for a trip to Marbella this weekend no illnesses and smooth trip.
Jess @ Catch A Single Thought says
These are gorgeous photos Jenny, some of my favourites from your Me & Mine ever I think. You are all so smiley and the black and white just adds to it. Fingers crossed for you all that November is as good as your October has been x
Thanks and for once they are the ones no one needed bribed, begged, or pleaded wth and only took literally two seconds on the couch of our living room. I think those are the more special ones where I don’t try to be creative or different and just be us.
Mummy on a Budget says
Lovely photos. Big smiles all round! Really like that they’re in B&W too. #MeandMine
Thank you so much. I love black and white something about it makes it feel timeless.