Me & Mine {September}

Has September really come to an end? The month my first born started school, MM started nursery and I became a school mom. The month that was long anticipated has arrived, come and gone already? So many things change this month for us in some many ways emotionally, physically, and as a family unit. I would be lying if I told you it has been a breeze. It’s been one of the toughest months for me as a parent so far. There have been a few hiccups in all the new routines and transitions for both the kids. It also has been a month that has tested me as a parent and made me rethink some of my parenting tactics and lack of parenting skills. Moments where I have sat down and questioned am I doing this right?

We have come to the end of September with a few new routines under our belt like getting ready for school and the school runs in the mornings. I have the worse memory ever so remembering the book bag, forms and homework in his backpack, his morning snack and water bottle filled, show and tell item (which I forget the second week) and all that has to do with getting B to school ready, prepared and on time. Then I have MM in tow crying she doesn’t want to go to nursery two mornings and packing her nursery bag with everything she needs. It’s been a month of it and we finally have those things down to a tee, timings rights and things organized. I think it is helping the kids adapt better having a daily morning routine together as much as it helps me. I have had to get used to the house being quieter and empty two days a week. I thought I would get more work done but somehow it’s harder to work in silence that I am not yet used to. I find myself working in cafes just for noise and distractions, as if twitter and facebook weren’t enough of a distraction. Mr P has been really busy with work leading up to his golf trip to America this week. I will be parenting solo for nine whole days. Wish me luck.  Me & Mine September a monthly family portrait project

This month apart from the emotional breakdowns of B and MM and being exhausted we have had some lovely weather. It seems the end of this year the UK’s summer sunshine has arrived late. We have been getting out on our bikes after school, and riding to the local parks long after dinner time. I know it will be getting darker soon so we are taking full advantage of it. I notice the kids seem so much happier outdoors with space to run their energy off and be free. 

dear beautiful

We had a family photo shoot this weekend in our local park. We wanted it to be a place where we had memories, an outdoor photo shoot. The weather was perfect and the outfits all coordinating and somewhere between booking someone that was recommend to us and MM not feeling well, all hell broke loose. I am glad I snaps these three photos quickly before MM decided she wanted to hide and cry and B decided to play in the mud and wipe it on my white pants all before we even met up with the photographer. Things just went worse from there. I pray there is one or two photos that actually come out since we haven’t had any professionally since MM was born. Oops.
Me & Mine September a monthly family portrait project

MOMMY IS LOVING…
Scarves and mustard color everything.
Watching Netflix in bed, shhhh.
Having 2 workdays a week to work instead of late nights.
 
DADDY IS LOVING…
Preparing for his USA golf trip.
The sunny weather.
Picking up B from school, once a week.
 
BUBA IS LOVING…
Riding his new bike to the park and racing sissy.
School and making new friends.
His new swimming classes.
 
MISSY MOO IS LOVING…
Her one on one time with Mommy, finally.
Riding her new bike to the park and racing brother.
Picking up brother from school and running to hug him before he is out of the gates.
 

Me & Mine September a monthly family portrait project

This last photo is a favorite of mine just because you can see how cheeky MM is becoming and her feistiness to only take a photo when she wants to which is usually always but she didn’t want the rest of us in it with her. Diva…

It’s been such a milestone month for us. We have had a few issues with food allergies and health problems with B but getting to the bottom of it. MM has a new nursery starting next week so things are finally turning around for us. I am getting used to not having two around all the time, although sometimes I look around the park and panick where is B? Then remember he isn’t with us. Am I the only one that forgets? 

This month I am sending you to our gorgeous hostess Lucy at Dear Beautiful with her beautiful growing bump, Flump. We can’t wait to see her family of five photos soon! Go have a peak at her stunning little family this month. 

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38 thoughts on “Me & Mine {September}”

  1. Aww that does sound like a tough month, I do hope it gets easier as you move into Oct. love the pic of mm looking away, cheeky monkey. Good luck for the next 9 days x x #meandmine

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  2. I hope that things start to get a little easier for you all very soon, I’m sure that you just need a little time to settle in to a new routine. It’s so easy to question ourselves as parents and try to place blame on ourselves, but you ARE doing it right, part of parenting is about being tested and challenged. I love your family photos this month, that first one is just so precious. xx

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    • Yes I agree time will heal us all and by christmas we will be pros at this, less emotional and hopefully no more illnesses. It’s tough to know what’s right for B in terms of his allergies and ailments. But we are finding answers now and had a better week this week. Thanks hun.

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  3. I LOVE that last shot, its so natural. I think that these photos can be so much better than professional ones anyway! I bet this month has been testing and emotional for so many mums with kiddos starting school. Know that always you are doing an amazing job! xx

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    • I think so too and I am glad I took these as the family photo shoot went horrible I can’t imagine she even has one good one of any of us let alone all four together so glad I have these at least. Thanks Fritha you are so lovely to me.

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  4. These are gorgeous photos Jenny, I love the last one MM just looks so cheeky! I hope your photo shoot went well, who’d work with kids eh?! It took me a while to get used to working from home in the quiet too, I find I have to have the radio on otherwise I can’t think (if that makes sense) although sometimes I do find myself singing along and not really getting much work done!! Have a great week xx

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    • Thanks Jess that’s sweet of you to say. They are just silly family selfies but a fun moment that we caught which I was pleased about. I can’t work in silence a radio is a great idea!!! will have to try it out.

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  5. New routines are tough, we’re still getting to grips with our new routines after moving house and our school run changing from 5 minutes journey to 20 minutes. Great photos, love how cheeky MM is xx

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  6. Gorgeous pictures!! Your family is so beautiful. OOH Netflix in bed is my big treat too. I’m getting into Pretty Little Liars, although I’m pretty sure I’m too old for it… hey ho! How lovely that you get to work in the day, I catch a few minutes here and there and then end up working late into the night. #MeandMine x

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    • Thank you so much Heledd, you have a gorgeous family yourself hun and growing so excited for you. I love netflix in bed it’s the best. I think I am way too old for it too but I secretly love it so don’t care. hahaha I used to work every night until 1 am so it’s nice now.

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  7. Beautiful pictures. Sorry you have had some difficult times this month. Hope the allergies are sorted soon that is tough and such a worry for any parent. Change in routine can be very hard, especially at the start of a school year. I hope you have settled in now. #sharewithme

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    • We are getting answers on the allergies and the school bugs are finally fading except for mine of course. Kids love to share with mommy. Change can be hard but kids adapt I know that so hoping soon we all our healthy and back on track.

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  8. These are such beautiful photos! I love how you are all colour co-ordinated too. Hopefully you’ll have some nice ones from your photo shoot but I think you did a really good job with these ones.

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    • Ahh thank you ever so much Laura that’s lovely of you to say. We were color coordinating for our family photos. I love mustard and navy together. Hoping they came out as the photo shoot went horrible. Fingers crossed there is at least one good of us four. That’s why I took these selfies really quick so we weren’t totally without. hahaa

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    • Oh yes he is spoiled rotten but he does it every year same golfers same place. Tradition and he lets me see my family for two months in the states with the kids every summer so it’s only fair I let him golf. lol πŸ™‚

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  9. Such beautiful photos! You must be so excited to see how the professional ones turn out. I hope you get some answers on Bs allergies soon, that must be very worrying.
    I am loving mustard colour everything too, love your cardi! #meandmine

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    • Thank you Hayley. I am really excited but nervous as the photo shoot didn’t go well so I hope she was good at capturing something good of the four of us. Thanks it was a bargain buy cost me like ten pounds in the states. πŸ™‚ I wear it non stop.

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  10. You’re definitely not the only one still counting for more children than you have with you! I do it all the time, especially on my lunch break when I whip round looking for them and they aren’t there! And these are lovely pictures, you’ve definitely captured some of the magic of your family bond πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much Carie. They were fun family selfies. Sometimes selifes are grainy but the moment is precious so I had to share them. I do the same glad I am not alone.

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    • We did seven weeks apart this summer so I have a glimpse of what it’s like. hahah But didn’t think I would be this sick trying to do it all. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger?

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  11. Ah, that sounds hard going. Hopefully everyone will adjust to their new routines shortly and things will settle. down. It takes awhile to adjust to them not being there, I still hear a young girl’s voice occasionally and have to remind myself that it isn’t the Tubblet.

    Lovely photos. πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

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  12. Aw, I love the last photo too with MM giggling away, they are lovely photos even if you didn’t have the best time afterwards with the photographer. I think we are finally getting into the swing of the school run and getting everything organised but it hasn’t been easy. We usually play on the park on the way home while the weather has been so nice too, it’s good to make the most of it! xx #meandmine

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    • She never wants to be in photos with us it has to be just her. It’s frustrating sometimes but I love how it’s a game to her now. Glad you get to hit the park on the way home that helps. May the weather long continue.

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  13. These pictures are gorgeous Jenny. After following your adventures over the summer, I can tell how happy you all are to be reunited and back as a four. The kids look so grown up, but have such a twinkle in their eyes like you never know what they’ll get up too next πŸ™‚ Hope you are all feeling better and settling into your new routines πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Thank you so much Nicola it was fantastic to finally have us all together for family fun. Glad you were following us along. That’s lovely. They really have changed so much since summer. Routines are becoming the norm and on the mend I hope now.

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    • Thank you he is such a lover. He hugs and kisses everyone and almost his entire school class goodbye everyday it’s hilarious. He is more showy with his affection than my daughter is.

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    • It’s a tough one will bugs and allergies but we are getting there. The actual start of school hasn’t been tough though he absolutely loves it so much.

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  14. It is sooo tough adjusting to the school routine, I would love to bring back the days of toddler and no school runs. However I love seeing them grow into little people and watching all the new things they learn. My son has just started secondary school and it feels like the beginning of the end. He is now going to grow up so quickly and doesn’t need me so much now. However the adjustment to the new routine and the demands of secondary school work has been super hard. He has so much more to sort out and remember!

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    • I know we didn’t realize how easy those toddler days were did we? I am like a permanent taxi now. I do really love to see their different stages though and watching B do his homework every night and love learning is a blessing too. The new routines keep coming as MM will soon follow.

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    • Oh bless you it’s an end of an era isn’t it? Weird feeling as they get older. I love the days of babies. So much easier. lol And yet I thought it was harder back then in them. Catch22 isn’t it? Thanks hun.

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