Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Me & Mine September

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Me & Mine September



Now that Summer is officially over, I expected this months Me & Mine photo to set a more Autumnal theme - but typically the last week or so have been probably the sunniest and warmest of the entire Summer!!

We headed out this past weekend to a local beauty spot near Torquay seafront, we took a little walk and let Tyne ride his bike, and just took in the scenery and soaked up (what must SURELY be!) the last of 2015's sunshine on our skin.

I'm definitely not summers biggest fan, and I'm already excited for Autumn activities and crafts, and getting my Hallowe'en bake on - but I'll miss the sunny days like this, those days when you can head off out at 6pm for a walk and not need to take a coat with you.


September, much like every month this year, has been quite a busy one really.


We headed off to Skegness recently for a weeks holiday at Butlins after being lucky enough to be invited to review their lovely caravan park, we all had a wonderful time - well except Noah as we decided it wouldn't really be his scene (He's in that stage where he hates noise and disco lights, and lots of people around so we knew the shows that Tyne would love would be a nightmare for him!) and he headed off to stay with Nanny & Gagand to get spoilt rotten for a week instead!

It was nice to have some time with just Tyne again in a way, but we all missed Noah terribly - especially Tyne who asked for him every single morning without fail. Every baby he saw being pushed around Butlins, he asked if it was Noah - I think he must have thought we'd misplaced him somewhere along the way bless him! He seemed very confused by the whole thing.

This month was the first in the entire YEAR that we've actually taken our camera and tripod out to get a family photo - it was all going so well! Until we got there and realised we didnt have the essential bit of kit that connects the camera TO the tripod - doh! But a bit of a balancing act was performed and we got some shots at least.


After we were done, a lady walked past and saw us with the camera and offered to take a photo for us - I almost said it was ok as we'd already taken them but decided since she'd been kind enough to offer it wouldnt hurt to have an extra one - I'm so glad I took her up her offer as this photo above that she snapped is possibly my favourite of all four of us yet! Ok so Tyne is giving his standard "Cheeeeeese!" grin/grimace and Noah is barely visible in his pram - but I love it anyway! So thank you kind passerby lady! It's made me think I should always stop and offer to take a photo for people when I can, as you never know what precious memory you might capture for them.


This Month, Jon Is Loving:

*The start of the new season of The Middle - his favourite light hearted TV Show! (Coz I dont let him watch Walking Dead when i`m around, no thank you!!)
*The countdown to the new Stars Wars film

*Re-reading The Shining - and still being just as scared as the first time!

I am Loving:

*Planning things to do for Halloween & Bonfire Night, and looking forward to my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season!

*Learning new skills such as how to read tea leaves, and getting more involved with my more unusual interests like divination and spiritual development

*Finally starting up my driving lessons again! I`m only 2 lessons in, but I`m determined to try harder this time!

*Shopping for myself and the boys for Autumn & Winter, loving big oversized jumpers and everything mustard!

Tyne Is Loving:

*Watching Baby Sinclair on old episodes of Dinosaurs, and old 90s cartoons like Trap Door

*Meeting so many of his favourite characters at Butlins

*Going to the "Pirate Park" - a new park we've found nearby with a pirate ship!

*Learning more about colours

Noah Is Loving:

*His Jumperoo - and bouncing up and down even when he's not in it!

*Playing with his new Ambi Toys, and really getting interest in how to make them work

*Biting on his hands or the hands of anyone or anything who gets close enough to him! (poor Teething boy!)





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24 comments:

  1. Great photos! Your little family is just gorgeous!

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  2. She did snap a lovely picture of you all. Sometimes it's good to let someone else hold the camera. You have a lovely setting for your pics.

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  3. That's so nice that she stopped to take one for you. Hasn't it been lovely having a bit of extra unexpected summer too.

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  4. Fab photos - and it's nice when someone offers to take one for you. The weather's been great and I think you're right warmer than the "summer" but it's chilling down much quicker too. I'm a big fan of autumn but it's nice to have the warmth of the sun during the days too :)

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  5. Awww gorgeous photos, you all look so happy and the boys are super cute!! You must be so proud :) xxxx

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  6. What lovely photos, and it sounds like you have had a busy month! I'm so looking forward to Halloween - can't believe it is October tomorrow!!!!! x

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  7. Oh, these photos of you all are lovely Hayley. What a beautiful little family you have. Typical that the one photo you love the most is the one you didn't take yourself, but they're all equally gorgeous xx

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  8. What lovely photographs, so nice to hear someone helped as well. We always hate asking people to help us take photographs if we forget our tripod as they never turn out well but your photo is lovely! Have a lovely October xx

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  9. Lovely post and love the family pictures we have none of the four of us so maybe I should sort out a tripod! Love the post the way you've gone through how everyone is doing or progressing, nice idea z

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  10. Oh what a lovely lady, I'm terrible for not taking photos of me with and my kids.September has seemed to have zoomed past, where did it go?

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  11. What lovely photos x A beautiful little family. I also love the " .....is loving," feature at the end of your post x Very different.

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  12. Aww lovely pictures. You guys look so beautiful, cutest little family.

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  13. That's a lovely snap - great to be able to get a family picture. We don't have one (and N's nearly 5!) and not much chance of getting one. The OH just won't have his photo taken.

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  14. Sounds like a busy month! Bless Tyne missing Noah. Aww, that's so sweet. Well done on starting up driving lessons again :)
    Lovely photos xx

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  15. What lovely family pictures hun. Buttons at Skeg looks like so much much from what I've seen from people blogs, we have never been. its lovely that you got to spend the week with just Tyne as the older ones can feel a bit pushed aside however much you try to always include them. x

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  16. Stunning photos! Love the background too! xx

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  17. I love the me and mine idea, I've kept meaning to do it and always something comes up so determined to get a family shot this month. I think DJ would be confused as well if we had a week away from Baby L, it's cute he missed his brother!

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  18. As I said on Instagram, such beautiful photos, you guys really do look super happy!! I too am loving getting things organised for halloween & bonfire night! I just love this time of year! Kay xxx

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  19. ah your photos are lovely, and it has happened me where i have forgotten the attachment for the tripod, busy mommy mistake, we can't think of everything, looks like ye had a lovely time

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  20. Beautiful photos! I love autumn too, it's my favourite month for fashion. Lots of layers and warm clothes :) sounds like you had a great September. I hope you have a lovely October x

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  21. The weather has been so kind to us hasn't it. I can't believe the start to autumn we are having. It sounds like you guys have been super busy.

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  22. Lovely pictures. I always get so nervous when I take pictures for others lol. But the lady did a wonderful job x

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  23. Great post! I love it when perfect strangers ask if they can help by taking a photo of your whole family, it's such a nice friendly gesture isn't it?

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  24. Oh what lovely photos and definitely the way to make the best of the end of the sunshine :)

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