Me & Mine - August 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Joining up for with the Me and Mine Family Portrait Project with these photos of our little family for August.

They were a bit last-minute taken on the last day of the month so not the best photos but hey ho. Sometimes you're just lucky to get Little Miss A actually to pose in the family photo - let alone expect her to just smile and not pull a funny face!

So this month has been one of the toughest in my life and ended with another great sadness for my family. I am just about holding things together and trying to keep incredibly busy otherwise I will just be in bits. The kids are the best distraction but it's when they've gone to bed that I let my thoughts wander and get really upset.

We haven't been able to spend much family time together getting out and about but there have been a few highs in the month:
  • - It was a proud moment when Little Miss A got presented with her first badge at her gym class!
  • - Little Miss A got to see two of the characters from Paw Patrol in our local shopping centre. Then we enjoyed some fun at the big annual Play in the Park event with some friends.
  • - I've taken the kids on several nice dog walks up at Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill.
  • - Mr MoaB's Mum came to stay for a few days. We took advantage of this to have a date night (we only have one or two a year!). It was so nice to have an evening out and enjoy a nice meal followed by a drink in a pub. 
  • - Mr MoaB took the kids and his Mum to Hughenden Manor where Little Miss A made a sword and shield before going off on the Dragon Trail to slay the dragon!
  • - We were invited to join our neighbour and her family for the afternoon at Wallingford. Little Miss A had her first paddle in a river. She kept going back in so she must have enjoyed it. I only lasted a few minutes as it was really cold - she's braver than me! There was a splash park there as well which Little Miss A enjoyed running around in with her friend. 
  • - We had a bit of a distastrous family swim at our local swimming pool this month as the pool was freezing cold so we only kept Baby R in for a few minutes. However, Mr MoaB took the kids with his Mum for a really great swim at the Buckingham swimming pool. We'd not been there before but I think it's worth travelling a bit further for a warm pool!
  • - Little Miss A has gained loads of confidence on both her scooter and bike. It's great to watch. She had her first experience of a skate park with her scooter and was soon whizzing down some of the smaller ramps. Mr MoaB is really pleased to see her cycling independently (albeit with stablisers for now) as he's a really keen cyclist. 
  • - We met up with friends at the Live in the Park event which had live music and a whole load of fairground rides. The best bit - it was all free!
  • - One of our favourite walks is in Tring Park and we took our dog (Sassy) there for her first time. She loved it but it was definitely a longer walk than she's used to as she slept the rest of the day!
  • - A high for this blog is that I've hit the milestone of 1000 likes on Facebook! I really hope to be able to refocus my attention on to the blog as there are so many things I haven't had the chance to write up. It has had to take a back seat whilst I focus on my family. 
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  1. Sorry you have had a tough month and hope thing improve for you. These are lovely happy photos and well done for the facebook likes, I seriously lack focus on facebook! x


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