At the beginning of the year, I was planning to write a Me and Mine post every month. I love the idea of taking a monthly family portrait. We have plenty of pictures of our little girl, but not many that show our whole family. For the first few months, I stuck to the plan and we took family pictures each month, but as soon as summer arrived and our lives got a whole lot busier, taking family pictures literally went out of the window. We could never find the perfect opportunity or simply just forgot.
A couple of weekends ago, we set out on a lovely family walk to find some conkers. We couldn’t actually locate any, but we ended up being able to take some nice family pictures on the way. The weather was just beautiful (I seriously wouldn’t mind if all of autumn/winter had these lovely temperatures J) and everyone was in a fantastic mood.
October was quite a busy and fun-packed month for us. The biggest change was obviously our little girl starting primary school at the end of September. She loves big school and I couldn’t be any prouder of her (although I miss her terribly when she is gone all day).
And then it was already time for her first half-term break. We really made the most of this week and spent so much family quality time together. Luckily my husband and I both had the complete week off work, which meant so much to us. We met up with our daughter’s old nursery friends, carved pumpkins, met the Gruffalo, went to a farm and installed a new garden shed (which our little girl is currently using as a playhouse – not quite the plan, but it provides her with endless fun J).
I definitely want to try and make a bit more of an effort with these family pictures, especially when we will soon be a family of four. We cannot wait for our newest arrival to complete our family. I’ve mentioned it before, but this pregnancy is going so fast – only a few more weeks left, before I start maternity leave – yay!