Our family portrait in January 2016
January has been a nice month for us. Usually I kind of dread the thought as its always so dark and dreary, don’t get me wrong it has made the mornings twice as hard to get motivated but the little ones have adjusted back to some normality quite easily (for the most part). A change of nursery hours for Halle has enabled me to have a better structure with them, able to do less with more focus some days & not feel like I’m constantly driving around in a mind numbing frame of mind (goodbye 6 car journeys a day, 5 days a week.)
I’ve been welcoming the frosty, cold and bright days (not so much when it puts us behind on the school run with de icing the car!) I just love the way it brightens up the house, especially those lovely cold afternoons with the stunning golden sunsets peeping through the windows, reflecting off the colours of my flowers sitting proudly in my windows or on the fireplace. We’ve been doing a lot more to the house as well seeing as the festive period has passed us by including putting all new doors on upstairs, flooring in the bathroom, painted, carpeted and almost finished Phoenix’s room except from the curtains (he’s still happily sharing with the girls at the moment so it’s just another place for them to relax at the minute.) I’m going to be sharing more about our home re-vamp as the process evolves and I’ve finished some drafts, it’s been taking a lot of late nights to get stuff done particularly for Mr T working past the kids bed time but it’s just fitting time in when we can. All I can say is that the little ones have been so well behaved around it all and even getting involved in the fun too!
January is also the month where our little boy celebrates his birthday. On Friday he turned two and I still can’t believe we’re here already. We had a lovely simple day just Mama, Daddy and him (as the girls were at school and Daddy booked it off work) but we celebrated more so yesterday when we decided to take them all to the zoo, the first time ever for Phoenix and the second time for the girls as the last time was for Yves 2nd birthday and when Halle was only about four months old! It was like taking a memory walk and it was extra special as it was our first and last trip as a family of five as our sixth member of the family is due in just under ten weeks now.
I love these photos from our trip to the zoo yesterday, it was getting to the end of the day, the sun was setting and it was very chilly at this point but we still managed to capture our family in an honest way showing that were a little worn out from a whole day at the zoo but feeling so happy that it had been the perfect day. Mr T and I were saying over and over what a lovely day it had been and how proud we feel that this is our little family.
Our family in January.