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the siblings project {december}

Could anything be more perfect for a December photo of my little trio, than snow and festive hats and matching coats? Well I don't think so. It screams Christmas and winter and feels like the perfect way to round off another year.

It's been a busy old year for these three, and a year that has just brought them all closer. We moved, we went on holiday, Everly joined Dylan at school, and we announced that they'd be getting a fourth and final team mate in the Spring. The relationship between these three, the laughter they share, their similarities and their differences, and the way they learn from one another, and love one another; just makes me so excited to see them with their new baby brother or sister next year. What a year 2018 will be for my little crew of siblings.

tree traditions

For me, Christmas is all about traditions. Looking back at my own childhood, it was those things we did year after year that stand out in my memory; those things which made our Christmases ours. And I think it's only natural that so many of those get carried over when you become a parent and get to start your own traditions.

the me and mine project {november}

Rich is loving
* taking Dylan to his first England game at Wembley.
* catching up with old colleagues at a trade show.
* hearing the baby's heartbeat for the first time.
* Peaky Blinders being back.
* having a second freezer in the garage.

Lucy is loving
* our pretty new fireplace.
* it finally being all out in the open that we are expecting baby number four.
* shopping for Christmas decorations.
* seeing The Killers in concert.
* feeling better (after practically an entire month of illness.)

Dylan is loving
* playing Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch with Daddy.
* going on a special Christmas Maths workshop.
* seeing his first football game at Wembley.
* talking to his baby sibling in Mummy's tummy.
* staying up late to watch fireworks.

Everly is loving
* practising her words and songs for the nativity.
* eating custard creams.
* reading her school book at bedtime.
* watching fireworks from her bedroom window.
* planning her Christmas list.

Quinn is loving
* her first ever trip to the cinema.
* watching Ben and Holly.
* playing with LOL dolls.
* having The Gruffalo for her bedtime story.
* eating "dead dicks" (or breadsticks to you and me!)

once upon a time...

Once upon a time... a boy met a girl... and they fell in love. Don't so many of the loveliest stories start that way? When I look back now at 19 year old me and think about the fact that she was falling for the beginning of the life she always wanted, I want to shake her and say "Absorb every moment of this, this is something very special." Of course 19 year old Lucy, and 21 year old Rich had no real idea what they were getting into. And even when early on they talked about the kids they wanted one day, it wasn't really with the intention of having those children together... although maybe the idea was there in the background.

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