A Family Portrait In October {2016}

October has been an ordinary month in our house, and its SO nice to be able to say that. We have settled into a good routine with school, Avas teeth have cut through and shes been much happier and thankfully sleeping better, which has ment that everyone else has been sleeping better too. Whoooo! Oops, I just messed up didn’t I –  by saying it out loud!

We have also spent lots of time together as a family. We have been on days out, we have stayed at home with no plans and just enjoyed each others company. We also got a tiny bit of extra time to finish some of those little jobs that never seem to get done, like hanging photos and shelves. Its exactly what we all needed to relax and recover from all the colds and illness we have had over the last few months.

A big decision

We have decided that we are going to put less time into our allotment, and maybe even give it up next year. It’s been a really hard decision to make as we have put so much of our time and our hearts into it, but its a huge commitment, both on time and energy.

Its a bittersweet decision because we all love it in different ways, but we don’t get much time for oursleves or much time to spend with the children. I feel awful saying that because compared to others we are so lucky – Mr T only has a 10 minute journey to work, and I am so lucky to be able to stay at home to care for our beautiful children.

Its been really hard over the summer months. We spent a good amount of our family time on evenings and weekends apart, because one of us has been at the allotment working. We did this with the intention that we wouldn’t need to spend as much time there after the work was done, but the work never seems to be done.



Mummy is loving

  • Having a new routine thats helping her relax and sleep
  • All the Autumn colours
  • Starting to plan for christmas

Daddy is loving

  • Long walks and exploring
  • His camera, and getting better photos than Mummy
  • Family time and enjoying the relaxed weekends

James is loving

  • Playing Roblox
  • Conkers
  • Listening to music
  • Our visit to the pumpkin patch

Lily is loving

  • Halloween and dressing up as a cat
  • The rides at the pumpkin patch
  • Her friends Alice-in-wonderland party at soft play

Amy is loving

  • Making jewelery with beads and straws
  • Playing Minecraft
  • Paw Patrol

Ava is loving

  • Spending October half term with all her siblings
  • Being understood and talking away
  • Looking after her Aunties dog, Ithica

This Months Family Photo

This months photo we took on a day out to Nostell Priory with the children, to collect some conkers and explore.


Other Photos



My favourite memories from October


Hay bale jumping at Farmer Copleys


At the pumpkin patch at Farmer Copleys


Our walk by the river




Two little pumpkins!


Little Ava, Happy to spend time with Mummy


My gorgeous, better half


And lastly me, looking relaxed and happy and not behind the camera for once!

I hope everyone has a fantastic November, see you next month.

I am linking up with Lucy from Dear Beautiful for Me and Mine: A Family Portrait Project



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  1. Nims October 31, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Love the family pic and the one of Ava in her shiny shoes n bunny top, it always makes me smile to read your blog xx

    • Hannah Tasker November 7, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

      I think the family photo is now my favourite one of us all. I love the bunny top too, its just as shame it doesn’t come in my size! xx

  2. Jess October 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos, looks like you’ve had a great month! Sad about the allotment though… Have a fab November xx

    • Hannah Tasker December 5, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

      I know, I am still not sure because we have so many memories but our time is so valuable, thank you 🙂

  3. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World November 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Love seeing all these autumn photos everyone has this month. Sounds like a lovely month and I know what you mean about family time, I have given up a few things recently just to get more of it x

    • Hannah Tasker December 5, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

      I think family time is sometimes something that in our family gets pushed to the back when things get busy, and we have to make a conscious effort to make time for it!

  4. Jenny November 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous Autumn family captures. And all the halloween pumpkin fun is precious. I love this time of year there is so much to celebrate too. Love the matching and coordinating coats too. Looks fab. #meandmineproject

    • Hannah Tasker November 7, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Thank you, I love all the autumn colours, they make some fab photos. We are slightly addicted to matching clothes, I think I am making the most of it before Lily decides shes too big!

  5. AlvinBLOX November 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Good luck with the allotment! I’m glad to hear James likes Roblox as it’s my favourite game too!

    • Hannah Tasker November 7, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Thank you, he loves Roblox, and would happily spend all day playing if he could!

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