If you're not in the mood for sentimental, then it's probably best to look away now.... okay, I warned you!
One of the reasons I am excited to be doing Home Life Project this year, is to track those subtle changes in our everyday family life over this year. I know that by December, the games that were favourites in January, the clothes the children wore in April, and the faces of my little three will all have changed; maybe only a little, maybe a lot. But a year is a long time when you're little, and it's nice to record these moments and acknowledge those changes.
But that isn't the only sort of change this year brings. Amongst all the little changes in our ordinary life that these monthly posts will record, there is also a big change.
This month is the last one in our first family home.
By the time Home Life Project rolls around again in March, we will be calling a different four walls home. Which is yet another reason I'm excited to share our every day lives at home. Because I feel like that backdrop will change and adapt as we settle in and make it our own.
But this month it's all about the end of an era. The countdown is on. Before the month is out... we will be be out.
I won't pretend that the whole thing isn't really laden with messy emotions for me. I hate goodbyes at the best of times. I'm ridiculously sentimental about... well... everything. And while I've been brave and avoided tears thus far, I'm not sure how much longer it will continue. Thinking about leaving the place we brought all our newborn babies home to already lodges a lump very firmly in my throat. We grew so much here, in more ways than I could possibly count, or list, or even remember. Walls have been painted. Pictures have been hung. So much has been learnt here. Fights have been fought here. It's been the scene of so many cuddles and kisses and tears and laughter, and so so so much love.
I wanted to capture this ordinary day in all it's glory. The mess and chaos of life with three little people. The laughter and smiles and fun. I wanted to capture our local park, where we have spent many sunny afternoons, and which we always seem to have entirely to ourselves (who will play at that park when we move? Poor park!)
So here it is... one of our last quiet, at home, weekends in this home.
^ Quinn's favourite thing at the moment is to read books on her sister's bed. We find she's snuck off here so often.
^ These two are loving The Go Jetters at the moment.
^ Kit is very too far away from Quinn. She sure does love him!
^ Such a shame this one is blurry. But I'm including it anyway. My biggest girl seems so big lately.
^ The clock struck midnight and Cinderella's coach had turned back into a pumpkin.
^ Dylan is so excited that he can play on Daddy's X-Box now his hands are finally big enough.
^ The ducks were chasing us in hopes of food.
^ He was feeling a little under the weather by late afternoon.
^ Home from the park to a bed on the sofa.
To find out more about Home Life Project, check out Maybush Studio for all the details, this project is her baby; and a beautiful one it is too. I'm so excited to take part.
Oh, and because I feel like it ties in so much with what Home Life Project means for me; I'm also daily vlogging as we countdown to our move. I may not make it the whole way to moving day, but I'm trying to capture our every days in this home before it is a thing of the past. I'd love you to pop over to our YouTube channel and check it out, and subscribe too if thats your thing.