Me And Mine Project – June Roundup 18

Half way through the year already and we’ve had the summer solstice, that’s madness. The nights are going to start drawing in now, should I be saying that? Too soon?

June has been a pretty good month for us overall, we have had some great family adventures, and we have enjoyed some glorious weather to top it off. Which is always a bonus, when you plan things so far in advance.

It didn’t have the best starts however if you read Me and Mine Project – April and May roundup 18 you may remember that I had the worst headache I’ve ever had towards the end of the month. Well it didn’t leave quite yet, it lingered for a few more days into June.

Chris ended up taking the kids to a Sunday bootsale just so I could have some peace and quiet to try and shift it. Eventually it did go, almost as quickly as it appeared and I’m still none the wiser why I had it.

Henry had his graduation and sibling photo done at his playgroup with his gown and cap. He looked so proud standing there in his outfit and it just made me realise how much he has changed since he started at playgroup. I know its pretty obvious but hes such a different child, to the one that started there.

I cant quite believe that I will have a child going to school in September. Im trying so hard not to think about it too much but that’s proving difficult as we have various things to go into the school for. I may do a separate blog post on this at a later date.

One of the days out we have been looking forward to all year was American Speedfest at Brands Hatch and it lived up to all our expectations again. We had such a great time again and I’ve no doubt we will go again next year.

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Me And Mine Project – April And May Roundup 18

As you can probably tell by the title I have missed a month on the Me and Mine Project.

After March being very full on with the children’s birthdays by the time we hit April and my birthday I was on a bit of a downward spiral. My birthday is early April and it really reared its ugly head on my actual birthday.

Yay, fun!

I put it down to poorly weather and hormones. I have been affected much more with my hormones since having 2 children than I ever was before them.

Without sounding too melodramatic I also took a break from blogging for a month, something just wasn’t right. I’m not saying I’m 100% better with it but I am in a better place with it than I was. Perhaps more on that another time.

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So we ended up missing a birthday party at the beginning of the month for one of Henrys friends as Mollie was suspected of carrying chicken pox. A few days later she had her 1 year injections, which seemed fine on that day, but the day after her poor legs were so sore.

Then a matter of days after that she did come out with Chicken Pox. She was covered I have never seen anything like it, we were back to being house bound again. To really rub salt in the wound she cut some of her back teeth as well. That week and a bit were tough going.

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Me And Mine project – March Roundup 18

Its Me and Mine project time, and March is over. We are a quarter through the year already. I seem to say it every month but it’s so true, its flying by. I don’t know if that’s more noticeable this year, I’m not in that ‘newborn baby bubble’ that I had last year. So I’m more aware of it. If you fancy a catch up have a read of last months Me and Mine Project – February roundup 18. If you want to go even further back you can read my very first one Me and Mine Project – January roundup 18 too.

So what have we been up to this month?

Its been a busy one, we spent the first part of the month preparing for both the children’s birthdays. Yes, they are both in March and no, that wasn’t part of the ‘plan’, but hey, what can you do. My strategy, try to be extremely organised, just about managed it this year, Phew! 

We haven’t been out as much as we would have liked, the weather seems to have forgotten it should have been the start of Spring and we’ve had bouts of snow. Plus with birthday prep in full mode, something had to give.

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Me and Mine Project – February roundup 18

February! How are we at the end of February already? Here we are for another Me and Mine project, if you’re unsure what it’s about read my previous post here

It’s been another quiet month. Since both my children are March babies and my husband and I have birthdays in April, January and February tend to be the calm before the chaos.

We started the month with a trip to the Sealife Adventure Southend and arcades. That’s where we took January’s photos for Me and Mine Project – January roundup 18, may have been a couple of days late for that one.

Oops.

The following weekend Henry had his first birthday party to go to. He had such a wonderful time.

Our mid-week at the moment seem to be much the same. I work Monday to Wednesday mornings and Henry has his playgroup Tuesday all day and Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

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I’m ready for the weather to change a bit now so we can try to make use of the afternoons, but the weather just hasn’t been kind to us. The rest of the month not an awful lot happened, I know that the next few months are going to be a bit hectic so I have been trying to savour the last of the slower days, at least for the while anyway.

With that in mind we have been busy planning for the rest of the year instead. We’ve managed to get a good few things booked up which should keep us busy for the foreseeable and it ticks a few things off our Bucket list 2018.

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This months photo was taken on a ‘snow day’ the last day of the month. I wasn’t happy with the previous photos so I had them retaken. I’m going to try to plan next months photos in properly, but don’t hold me to it. It’s a work in progress.

We all look a bit dishevelled, you can thank ‘The Beast of the East‘ for that.

But this is us, real life, at home and honest. Not looking our best selves, all have a degree of bad snow hair, not all looking at the camera either. But that’s ok, its real.

Jemma x

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Me and Mine Project – January roundup 18

Another new project for me, if you don’t know about the Me and Mine project already it’s quite simple. In essence, capturing your entire family in a photograph, once a month. That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

What I like about it is the purpose behind it.

One day your children will look back at photographs of themselves and they will want to see photos of you, their parents, in them as well. I don’t want to be the one missing from those pictures, (I’m always taking them, I’m quite camera-shy, I hate having my picture taken, I have a lazy eyelid, which renders me looking half cut, most of the time, which is ridic’ because I hardly ever drink).

I don’t want to keep making excuses or waiting for the perfect moment or right lighting, or whatever. I need to be present in these now. So as a sort of kick up the bum from myself to myself, I’m joining in. If you want to find out more about the original concept read it here. Lucy at Dear Beautiful explains it so perfectly in her summary, and that just clarified for me, why I want to do it.

 ‘So stop making excuses… get in front of that camera with your loved ones!’ -Lucy at Dear Beautiful.

Enough said.

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