Now our, not so little, family is complete I have set myself the task of taking more photographs of us as a family and share them each month in The Me and Mine Project run by Lucy at Dear Beautiful. Lucy has captured the most amazing set of photographs over the last few years and it’s lovely to see how her family has grown. I really wish I’d made the effort to start this sooner and captured our family as it has grown over the last few years.
I’m starting my first month of The Me and Mine Project with a bit of a failed photograph and I wasn’t even sure whether I should bother sharing it but I have so few photographs of me and the kids I just had to. As you can imagine life as a family of six is a little hectic and carrying a tripod around to capture a photo isn’t always practical so Matt isn’t in this months photograph as he is taking it. I could have balanced the camera somewhere or just taken a selfie with us all in it but…..well I don’t really have an excuse apart from being a new mum and not thinking straight! Also….Mabel’s not really in the photograph – she’s snoozing away in the pushchair which is a shame but I guess there is always next month.
This months photograph was captured at Westonbirt Arboretum as we hunted for The Gruffalo. It was a bit of a last minute decision to go, the wind was blowing a gale, and I was wearing the most impractical outfit; a dress and flip flops! Having said that we had a fantastic couple of hours walking around and the most delicious ice cream in the cafe. I was only about 4 weeks postpartum in this photograph and was feeling a little sore whilst walking around but gentle exercise is definitely helping and I’m slowly getting back on track and feeling more like my old self again.
August has definitely been about enjoying our family and trying to find how a family of six works. I’m not going to lie – it’s been bloody tough at times but I think we’re slowly finding our feet. We’ve spent a lot of time together which has been lovely but I’m also looking forward to having a little less on my plate when the older kids go back to school – it’s tough thinking of things all the kids can enjoy when they’re so different in age.