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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.

the me and mine project {october}


Rich is loving
* Quinny's face as she opened up her birthday presents.
* having Nain to visit for the weekend.
* playing Super Mario Odyssey with Dylan. 
* the new shower.
* meeting Robbie Fowler.

Lucy is loving
* a quiet half term all together at home.
* seeing how enthusiastic Everly is about reading.
* a family day at the beach.
* how excited Quinn was about her birthday presents.
* Palmers Cocoa Butter face cream.

Dylan is loving
* reading bed time stories to his sisters. 
* showing us his work on the Tudors in museum week at school. 
* playing on the Nintendo Switch with Daddy.
* working his way through his activity book. 
* helping in the garden. 

Everly is loving
* going to Summer and Amelie's birthday parties. 
* practising her reading.
* LOL surprise dolls. 
* eating treeslets.
* watching Story Bots on Netflix.

Quinn is loving
* her wellies.
* having a snugly blanket and pillow at bedtime.
* her new unicorn slippers.
* stealing Mummy's bagel at lunchtime.
* being TWO!

the siblings project {october}


With every passing month the bond between these three gets more and more playful... I think that shows in the photos. Somewhere over the last few months a transition happened, very subtly; so much so that I only notice it now looking back - but somewhere over the summer, they stopped being a pair of big siblings and their baby sister, and they became a unit. Of course in so many ways, Dylan and Everly are so close, but Quinn is creating her own relationships with them both, as well as forcing her way at full pelt into making them a unit of three in their own right. 

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