The six of us – May 2017

May has been a nice month all in all. At the beginning we celebrated my 28th birthday, and yesterday we celebrated our little Halle turning five. All the things in between have been a mixture of happiness, worries at times, getting back to school life rhythms and rollercoasters after having three weeks off instead of two as we took the girls out of school the week after Easter holidays for our holiday to North Devon (only four days though and family holidays are the best form of education right?!). Our little Didi has been suffering with awful eczema with an additional infection on top so that’s been the worry, something I’m going to be talking about soon as its something I’ve been researching lots about, and I really want to share that journey we’ve been on, that will hopefully be healed very soon.

The warmer & lighter evenings have been welcomed with open arms by us all, enabling us to spend more time together mostly in the garden after school which can sometimes feel a bit rushed and then the weekends have been lovely too with a more relaxed pace, going to local parks, out for a breakfast buffet or simple days at home with no where to be. As much as I love our adventures, visiting old & new places, I do love our time together at home, the simple things like being in the garden, crafting with the kids, snuggling up on the sofa on Saturday’s watching Supermarket sweep in the morning & the kids have really got into family shows like Britain’s got talent which is nice.

This month:

Mummy has been:
Enjoying the lighter evenings in the garden.
Hoping that Didi heals quicker.
Celebrating Halle’s and her birthday.
Making plans for the garden.
Feeling a bit lost and lacking balance. (blogging, life, etc!)

Daddy has been:
Enjoying watching the football.
Enjoying family pub lunches.
Evenings playing in the garden with the kids.
Sorting and getting some things done in the garden.

Yvie-Mae has been:
Really enjoying reading story books to us all.
Telling everyone about our Woolacombe holiday.
Telling people her Daddy is a hero for saving the bird stuck in our wall at home!
Experimenting with different hairstyles for school and trying herself.

Halle has been:
Telling her school friends about our Woolacombe holiday.
Having mini ‘jam’ sessions with Grampy and his lovely songwriting.
So excited for her fifth birthday!
Her birthday trip to Gulliver’s Land.
Singing on the Karaoke.

Phoenix has been:
Enjoying morning trips to the local park and library to check out the dinosaur section.
Really enjoying setting up his turtles and really using his imagination with them all.
Not ‘liking that doctor anymore’ when he had his pre-school boosters.
Having more sessions at nursery and does enjoy his time there but loves to come back home!
Also loves to get ‘our parking space’ when picking the girls up so he can watch them play.

Élodie has been:
Walking! fully walking at 13 months! (just like Halle did).
Loving her new found up right freedom.
Having a tough time with eczema infections but hopefully on the mend now.
Loving the water tray and exploring in every cupboard she finds!
….and attempting to climb anything including garden benches and window sills!

These two photos were taken at the weekend when we decided to skip dinner at home, and opted for Thai takeaway while playing in the park, the weather was so lovely and the kids loved the freedom of the eating and playing!
So technically i’m behind the camera, but this photo was a highlight in May as it was our Halle’s 5th birthday. I just love everyone’s expressions here. Watching your children blow out the birthday candles is such a lovely moment isn’t it? and you can bet that every time they all have about 15 goes each 😉

So much change since this time last year, our little Didi is a toddler now at 13 and a half months, the girls are looking so tall and losing their baby faces (just a little!) and Phoenix is proudly stepping into childhood and waving a big goodbye to toddlerhood.

I wonder what June has ready for us this year? 
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2 Discussion to this post

  1. Such gorgeous pictures Nat! The lighting in those picnic shots is beautiful, and that candid cake shot is perfect! One of those precious moments you’ve just captured in time forever. Sorry to hear little Didi’s been having a tough time, really hope you get some solutions and answers soon… x

  2. Jenny says:

    Oh happy birthday Halle. Lovely photo of you all and the cake looks delicious making me hungry. lol Looks like you are making the most of the sunny days we have had. Love it. Hope June is just as nice for you all. #meandmineproject

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