How can it be November 30th already? Where has this year gone? My children are growing up way too fast and the years are starting to fly by faster and faster each year. This scares me all too much. I want to enjoy them longer while they are little if that’s even possible. I want to soak up their laughter longer. Take in their smiles longer. Inhale their baby smells that much longer but life doesn’t allow this. It forever moves on and refuses to give me the extra time I so desperately want with my two little ones. They are fast approaching school days and I have been told it only goes faster after that which petrifies me. We only get so little time with them at home before they are off on their own individual adventures.
So here we are another month has passed and the year is coming to an end. To celebrate we took the kids to Center Parcs for a much needed family vacation, a first for us. You can see part one here, and we finally had the opportunity to attempt a few family captures instead of our usual last minute scrambles.
Daddy is loving…
– The great outdoors and fresh air
– The winding down to Christmas from work
– The weather not being too bad for his golf
– The Black Tie Golf Ball we attended
(see a pattern here…golf)
Mommy is loving…
– Thanksgiving with my beautiful family
– Our first trip to Center Parcs
– Organizing everything for an very festive Christmas
– Fruit Tea
– Our carriage ride and the beautiful ponies
Buba is loving…
– Little Kickers soccer days
– His new Thanksgiving books
– Helping Mommy make cupcakes
– Singing all day
Missy Moo is loving…
– Thanksgiving dinner
– Her new big girl chair at the table
– Swimming lessons and swimming at Center Parcs
– All the twinkling lights going up for Christmas
– Dancing to her own tune
This month has been a very busy month for us.
We really made the most of our first trip to Center Parcs. We ignored the rain and gloom that stayed with us the entire weekend and explored as much as possible together as a family.
Thanksgiving went down with a massive feast of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, veg and more. Pumpkin pies were not missed either. The kids were in awe of such a feast on the dining room table for just the four of us. Whilst each year I get sad not to have my parents and siblings around the table with us, we always make sure to FaceTime them and share our special day, virtually.
I have been extremely busy organizing Christmas to make it a very festive one this year. It will be the first year my two are old enough to get excited about Santa. To know how to open presents and Buba is estatic already. Last year we went away to Lanzarote for Christmas so I didn’t decorate. This year I will be doing the opposite and each room will be decorated to make up for it. I can’t wait!
November has exhausted us all, not only have we been super busy but we all four have been suffering horrible illnesses. Ear infections, chest infections, head colds, and flus have plagued us this month. Hoping December is a healthier and more relaxing month for us all.
I have really enjoyed joining in with the Me & Mine project, to capture a photo once a month of the four of us this year. Mr P isn’t a fan of getting his photo taken so it’s always a struggle to beg and bribe him and the children to cooperate but this month was a little easier than the last few so many we have progress. Or my family just realizes I will put up the blooper photos if they don’t work with me. Either way it was nice to not have to beg, bribe, and stomp my feet. Yes, I do, do that. Why don’t men like their photo taken? I would love to know.
So we say goodbye to a fast November and hope December let’s us enjoy her a little longer and little more.