A Family Portrait In September {2015}

We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary earlier this month by visiting one of our favourite National Trust properties. It was our first full day trip since Mr T’s back operation and it has to be my favourite day out in at months, Mr T wasn’t in pain and the children were all happy, relaxed and ready to explore.

We had an moment of panic when James and Lily disappeared from view amongst the ruins, we could still hear them but couldn’t see them, and honestly my heart was pounding. In reality they were missing for about 30 seconds but it felt more like an hour, and I was so relieved to see them appear!

This Month

This month has seen Lily start reception and Amy start nursery. It has been a huge change for our household, but I think that it has been me who has found it hardest to deal with.

Amy really enjoys nursery and is excited to go, she talks about the staff and her friends and tells us with excitement what she has been doing. At home she has found a astonishing depth of language and is really coming into her own now her big sister is at school.

Lily is struggling a little with starting reception, she’s a sensitive soul and isn’t very good at speaking out but she is getting better each day. At home she has been exhausted, easily frustrated and teary, its such a huge transition for them, I remember James being really tired too when he started.

This month we have celebrated James 6th Birthday, and our 7th wedding anniversary. I have spent a good few hours looking back at baby pictures and its hard to believe we have a 6 year old already!

Next Month

I am looking forward to October for a settling into a better routine, autumn walks and halloween! We are all looking forward to half term, and possibly our first holiday away this year.

The Future

I know its a little early to mention the ‘C’ word, but I am excited already, and hoping to give our house a fresh coat of paint before December so everything feels fresh and clean.

If all goes to plan, we will be chicken keepers by spring, we plan to build our own chicken house, with the help of Mr T’s Dad, over the winter months.

Our September Photo


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  1. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) September 30, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos of you all, glad that you had such a lovely day out even if James and Lily worried you by disappearing for a short moment – it is terrifying when you can’t see them, no matter how brief it is.

  2. Emma Kershaw September 30, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Lovely photos! I’m excited about Christmas already too 🙂 #meandmine

  3. Carie September 30, 2015 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Oh wow you did find some very pretty spots for your photos this month – the National Trust have a solid fanbase in Me and Mine bloggers! Gorgeous pictures 🙂

  4. My Two Mums October 6, 2015 at 10:53 am - Reply

    This looks like a beautiful location. Gorgeous family shots.

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