Monday, 19 September 2016

A letter to Martha Grace || September 2016


My "not-so-little" girl,
I haven't written you a letter since June, I'm sorry. So much has happened since I last wrote that I don't know if I'll remember everything I want to say to you.

We've had a summer as a family; we've had family days out and we've had days at home just enjoying being together. We celebrated your third birthday with a party with our closest family and friends, we finally managed to get you out of nappies and now you're wearing big girl knickers all day long.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Siblings || September 2016


September has brought a lot of changes to our household; Osh started his final year in primary school, Isabella started full time at school - and little Martha Grace has been going to school in a uniform like her big brother and sister.

I loved the summer holidays, the lazy morning and the days out - but I really missed my routine and was glad when 5th September finally rolled around. Mark and I even treated ourselves to a lunch date to celebrate. It was a day we didn't think we'd get to see...the day we dressed Martha Grace in her uniform for school.

I did think of setting up a photo session one day after school this week ready for "Siblings", but at the end of the year - I want to look back on the most important photo's from September...ones that were real life and not staged. I love the photo that I took of the kids on Sunday night before school started, all fresh out of the bath/shower and dressed in new PJ's. 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Me & Mine || August 2016


Saturday 27th August marked three years to the date since Martha's life-saving open heart surgery when she was 5 days old. I'd somehow managed to get Saturday as one of my days off for last week, but I didn't get home from work until almost 4am Friday night/Saturday morning...we had already made plans for my parents to have the girls Saturday night so that we could go out for a meal to celebrate as a couple (Osh was with his father this weekend) Saturday ended up being a lazy day, which is a change for me as I hate to waste days milling around the house; but I'd also managed to get the Bank Holiday Monday as a day off for this week - so I knew I had another chance for a family day out.