Daddy is loving
* going to the National Space Centre
* the little man's face when they sang Happy Birthday to him in TGI Fridays.
* watching Deadpool.
* our littlest lady learning to roll over.
* a new found appreciation for sweet potato wedges.
Mummy is loving
* a fantastic weekend celebrating our five year old!
* how much the littlest one giggles when you sing to her.
* new boots.
* that our big girl will do practically anything for a mini egg (just like her daddy!)
The beautiful boy is loving
* being five!
* telling the time.
* his birthday trip to the National Space Centre.
* reading his first proper chapter book with Mummy.
* making his own book about space.
The beautiful girl is loving
* mini eggs.
* kinder eggs.
* watch egg opening videos on YouTube.
* playing dressing up.
* bed time snuggles with her baby sis in her bed.
The beautiful little lady is loving
* bed time snuggles with her big brother and sister.
* being sung to.
* lying on her playmat and grabbing at her toys.
* sitting up in the bumbo.
February, you were a bit of mixed bag weren't you? We had some highs; with celebrations and excitement for the two boys of the family, and some lovely family trips and meals out. But there was also a fair bit of illness (including an almost entirely written off half term week thanks to a cold which we all fell foul to one after the other) and a daddy who has been busier at work and away from us a lot more than any of us like. I think we will all be glad to see more signs of spring, sunnier afternoons, a little bit more warmth and hopefully a little more family time; but March is looking like a busy one, so it doesn't look like things are going to slow down any time soon.
We were a bit last minute with our photos for The Me and Mine Project this month. Between illness, lots of different things to do, and waiting in hope for a spot of sunshine we didn't have very much choice. But taking this month's photos gave me a big reminder of why this project holds such a big piece of my heart.
We got in the car and we drove. We drove through so many of the pretty villages that surround where we live. We talked. We sang along with the music on the radio. We laughed as we hunted for a parking space in one of our favourite little picturesque villages (partly because of Mummy's fear of parallel parking, and partly because the sunshine had seemingly given lots of other people the same idea as us). We cheered Mummy when she successfully parallel parked on her first attempt. We strolled along holding hands. We chatted with the ducks. We planned which house we'd buy if we ever win the lottery. We dodged puddles (and duck poo)... in short we made memories. Simple ones, but lovely ones. Ones that we wouldn't have made if we hadn't been determined to capture our family as we are right now.
Because that is what The Me and Mine Project is all about, capturing memories. My family will never again be exactly the same as they are today. Tomorrow our hair may be a tiny bit longer, or greyer, or thicker, or thinner. Tomorrow we may be a tiny bit taller, or thinner, or chubbier. Tomorrow we'll all be a whole day older than we were today. Because time doesn't wait. And if that isn't a reason to grab a photo together, then I don't know what is.
Do remember to pop by my cohost's blogs and see what Alex, Fritha, Jenny, Katie and Lucy's families are sharing this month. And link up your family photos at the bottom too, I can't wait to see them all.