Me and Mine – March 2017

Me and mine Family Photo March

The last month we have been trying to make the most of all of us, not just Me and Mine but each of us individually and the different relationships that there are within us four. I think you start to realise when you have more than one child that you can’t do everything. You cannot possibly be 100% true to any one person all of the time and whereas life was always focused on Eva, and in turn on each of us individually and as a couple, as soon as you add another one into the mix, at least for me, it has become all a bit muddled, like it is hard to dedicate special time to any one of those relationships without undervaluing the other, or feeling the pang of guilt.

Thus far in our parenting two children journey I think it has still been a main focus on Eva, on her likes and schedule, on taking the time to appreciate her, making her feel valued when she isn’t at school and the demands that the school run and school events govern. Mostly also because Roma has been happy enough and young enough to come along for the ride. To enjoy life through her sisters likes. And she has. She is I guess still happy to do this (other than the actual ride, the school run in the car is rarely an easy job every day between falling asleep and just not wanting to be there!) but I am getting to a place recently that I really want to make sure we appreciate her as an individual too, to really hone in on her personality and her likes and dislikes and not just to let her tag along in my days at home as I get things done.

Part of this has come from the fact that this month has seen Roma start nursery one day a week. I have been ridiculously emotional about it and the fact that suddenly my last baby has grown up within what feels like a blink of the eye, seriously I want to cry even writing that. It must seem like this is ridiculous as she has been with me at home for so long that of course I have soaked her in, and I know that I have tried to, I think maybe it is never enough, or maybe because she has been with me I have taken her for granted, as a given, I don’t know but what I do know is that it has changed my way of thinking for us all. That time goes on and that you never really know what is around the corner.

So this month has been about everyone and I have to say it feels pretty good. I feel like I have my time, not only to get things done, to blog, to vlog and love it again but in order to really appreciate the time I have with everyone else which is so important to gain that perspective.

I have enjoyed trying to vlog more and get organised to do more in the future too, to capture the ordinary days that I don’t want to forget and to focus on the little positives in a day which is of course filled with both good and bad as we all know parenting goes. I loved going into Eva’s school and spending some time with her as a mothers day treat. I have never felt more like a Mum as I stood at the doors in a line with all the other Mums waiting to go in, even though it isn’t much different to every other day at the school gates, somehow it felt so much more special! I will be honest that I have been feeling super emotional and a little anxious at the moment with life and what I think it comes down to is that time is speeding along and I do just want to soak it up, live in it as much as document it for the future and I am working on getting this balance for sure.

Eva has loved so much this month, she is really getting into her yoga lessons at school, has enjoyed two ‘own clothes’ days which of course as a school child are the most exciting ever, and getting lots of praise for having the best, most glowing parents evening report. She has gone up a reading level again and is now free reading which she adores and we are so proud of her. She is enjoying being outside care free before her allergies hit and has even been so brave for my little nervous girl and gone to a friends birthday party by herself too. It’s definitely a proud month here.

Roma has loved nursery school more than I could ever have imagined, is getting so good at doing puzzles herself and her obsession with dolls seems to have gone crazy this month too. She also enjoyed having Mummy and Daddy all to herself for a few hours when Eva was at a party.

Eddy has loved going to see football and to play football (although the swollen knee the day after wasn’t so pretty) and making the most of the lighter evenings and milder weather to get jobs done around the house.

As Sunday was Mothers day we went on a little picnic and although I feel awful about the fact that I didn’t get any photos of just me and the girls (something which I am going to remedy this weekend) I did take the chance to get this months family photos. As usual I really wish there were two of me to be both behind and in front of the camera and there is only 1 photo where we are all looking! But also as usual it isn’t just about the smiles and full faces (although wouldn’t that be the dream) but the little things you see. The smiles, the muddy knees, the missing teeth, the tickles behind the ear, the family fist bump that Roma is obsessed with, the stone collecting little hands and even the laughter lines and double chins.

This is us right now, mischievous distracted children, acrobat wannabe husband and resigned to it all little old me!

Xx

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And of course some outtakes for good measure!

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  1. Mini Travellers/Fuelled by Latte
    March 31, 2017 / 6:49 am

    Really lovely photos all those daffodils are beautiful. #meandmine

  2. March 31, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I know what you mean, it’s so hard sometimes finding a balance of everyone’s wants and needs. I often feel super stretched to the limit but all we can do is our best. Lovely photos, loving the daffodils x
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  3. March 31, 2017 / 8:34 am

    These are such cute photos – you can see you had a great time taking these! Love those daffodils too. Lovely to hear that Roma is enjoying nursery school – it is such a big step to take! #meandmine
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  4. March 31, 2017 / 9:08 am

    That photo of Eddy jumping made me laugh, I absolutely adore these photos, so full of spring-time fun x #meandmineproject
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  5. March 31, 2017 / 10:22 am

    These are so gorgeous! It looks like you’re all having so much fun! We took ours on Mother’s Day too, and I didn’t get any of me with Max – he didn’t want to apparently! I hope you manage to get some lovely ones this weekend to make up for it. #meandmine
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  6. March 31, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I think we are all guilty of not being in the picture with just the kids. i don’t have many photos of me and the kids. Should be another goal maybe. That photo of your hubby jumping from the steps is hilarious. #meandmine
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  7. April 2, 2017 / 10:52 am

    These are brilliant, you all look so happy. I just realised that I didn’t get a photo of me and my girls on mothers day either, next year hey! x
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  8. April 4, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Lovely family photos and love the outtakes too – that is quite an impressive jump from Eddy. Starting nursery is such an emotional thing for us as parents – especially when it is the last baby and I hope that Roma is enjoying it. I know what you mean about the little one often coming along for the ride and going with the older one’s interests – we have a lot of that too although there is now a little more focus on their individual likes too. We had an open morning for Mothers’ Day too and it is so lovely to be able to go into their classrooms and watch them 🙂 #meandmineproject
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  9. April 4, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I always love seeing your outtakes as much as your pictures, they’re brilliant haha! I know exactly what you mean though. I always feel like I’m favouring one over the over if I give one praise, or spend more time with them. It’s so tough isn’t it! xx
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  10. April 7, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Wow SO many amazing family snaps I couldnt’ pick a favorite. Love the location and the flowers so beautiful. Wish the warmer weather would stay so we could really capture our family more outdoors too. Roll on summer. These are fab #meandmineproject
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  11. April 10, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Laura I am in awe of your photos – I need some tips. Absolutely gorgeous. Totally agree its hard not being able to ‘do it all’ when you have more than one child – its so hard to get a balance xx
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