Me and Mine…A Family Project September 2016

Me and Mine…A Family Project September 2016

Honestly where did September disappear too? It has been a whirlwind month taken up with getting Alice settled into school and for us all to get used to our new school routine.

I’m really pleased that Alice has settled in so well at school, I’ve had no wobbles yet or tears. I am sure they will come, but at the moment she is still happily going every day. This week saw the start of her going in for full days and as the week has gone on, the more tired she has become.

I think its going to take her a while to get used to going to school every day and they are learning so much, I am not surprised that she is so tired. There has been the odd moment of bad behaviour, which was always going to happen when tiredness sets in. So, that has been challenging!

And whilst Alice has been at school, Holly and I have been finding our feet with the new routine. It’s lovely to have this one on one time with her, that she has never had. Whilst of course we miss Alice, having just Holly means we can go to places that are suitable just for her age group. I have had a few moments where I have thought I’ve lost a child and then remembered I only have Holly with me.

I already hate the school run, its such a faff getting everyone out the car, put Holly in the pushchair and walk along to the school. To then just turn round, walk back, put Holly back in the car, fold down the pushchair and put it back in the car! Surely schools now could have a drive through option? How cool would that be, just drive though, they jump out and off we go.

I am hoping my the end of October when I right my next post, I can tell you that I am totally nailing this school mum thing!

This months photos are taken when we were on the way to a friends little boy birthday party. We had some time and I spotted this random straw bale in a field, which I thought would be perfect. Of course Andy thought I was crazy, but he is getting good at embracing my randomness when it comes to taking photos.




Holly suddenly pulled me in close and I nearly fell over and Alice went crazy!


When Holly is trying to make a break for freedom!






Alice suddenly shouts ‘Jump Holly!’, Andy and I were not ready for this. But I love their faces, laughing together.


Alice playing peekaboo and had no idea I had the camera all ready. I love how natural this shot is.

Laura x


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  1. I think they do have drive through school drop off in the States – I think that’s what the car pool line is all about – and there are times when I definitely wish we had it here! Could you just carry Holly on your shoulders to nip in and out to school or is she too wriggly for that? And yay for random straw bales, it makes a perfect backdrop for your photos, they look very autumnal and very harvest!

  2. 30/09/2016 / 09:23

    Such beautiful family photos. I love the hay bales. It looks like the kiddies had a great time xx

  3. 30/09/2016 / 10:17

    Really lovely photos Laura! And brilliant idea with the drive through for school! YES to that! xx

  4. 30/09/2016 / 10:27

    Glad to hear Alice has settled well at school! Lovely photos, I especially love the last one! So cute x

  5. Beautiful photos and the straw bale was a good choice for the family shots. Glad to hear that Alice has settled in so well and hope she gets used to the long days soon. It is lovely to have that one-to-one time with the little one isn’t it – although I’m with you on having moments when I think I’ve lost one of the children! #meandmineproject

  6. 30/09/2016 / 12:48

    I am with you on the school run – I don’t think I will ever learn to love it! So lovely that she has settled in so well though and long may that continue xx

  7. 30/09/2016 / 13:58

    Oh, I love these photos Laura, you all look so happy! Love the straw bale, very autumnal. I love the little captions for each of the photos too – Alice shouting ‘Jump Holly!’ would have had my heart in my mouth! And that shot of Alice at the end is just perfect.

  8. Laura
    30/09/2016 / 19:36

    Beautiful photos. I feel the same about September! Where has this month gone?!

  9. 02/10/2016 / 23:20

    lol I once joked about a drive through school option- it needs to happen! Do they do it in the USA?

  10. 04/10/2016 / 05:43

    Haha the hay bale makes all the difference..very seasonal and lovely pics! My husband rolls his eyes a lot but is learning to embrace life married to a blogger haha x

  11. 05/10/2016 / 14:27

    Ahh these are so lovely. What a great “hay” idea for Halloween and Fall time. Beautiful. Popping over from #meandmineproject

  12. 07/10/2016 / 14:01

    Gorgeous photos as always. And I agree, September has gone tooooo quickly! But it means it’s nearly half term. Woop!