Thursday, November 10, 2016

Life Lately | A Little Catch Up ♥

Life has been so busy since we welcomed baby Beau into our lives - I feel like he may be called 'baby Beau' forever, poor boy. Well, either that our 'Beauzie Boozie', something both myself and Tyler have taken to affectionately calling him... sorry Beau!

The days all melt into one and it always seems to be morning - do any other parents feel like this? I feel as I've just put the kids to bed, pottered around the house for a bit, have laid my head on my pillow and closed my eyes and am then awoken by the sounds of Beau murmuring in his nursery almost instantly. Of course it has been a whole night time and both the boys sleep for an average of twelve hours a night so I can't ask for anymore, but the mornings always seem to come about too quickly for my liking.

Our days have been much the same around here. Tyler is now in pre-school five morning a week so we have a routine going and the school runs take up quite a big chunk of our day. He loves going into school and seeing his little friends, it's so lovely to hear him talk about him and all the things he's done. This little boy of mine has a whole other world that I'm not a part of at all, but I love that he wants to share it with me. He tells me all the time that he's a "big boy" now and is becoming fiercely independent. He no longer wants to hold my hand when we're out and about and is insistent on brushing his teeth twice a day.

These days we're embracing the simple things in life - dinners together, impromptu cuddles, a treat from the shop (strictly only when Tyler has had a good day in school), meeting friends on Friday afternoons for catch ups and playtime, walks in the woods and extended bedtime stories - we've begun reading the Christmas books as we have a mountain of them and I always feel a bit bad that we don't get through them all during the festive season.

I love having a new baby to enjoy all the little milestones with again. Sink baths and swaddling are our obsessions at the moment. Is there anything cuter than a baby in a sink? Nope! Tyler wanted to climb into the sink too, sure God love him. It makes him so happy to be around the baby and the baby gives him the biggest smiles. They love each other so much already and as a mother that melts my heart.

Lately I've been feeling a little deflated about this little blog of mine, not sure in which direction to take it, what to even write about and feeling like I'm doing absolutely crapola compared to others. Sometimes I think blogging can be bad for the soul, but I started this blog to document my family's memories and I'm not about to stop that anytime soon.

Instagram is what gets me up in the morning and what puts me to bed at night. Seeing everyone's beautiful pictures is such a source of inspiration for me and just spurs me on to want to practice my photography even more. The dream is to be a photographer one day, I just need to build up a portfolio. I have so many shoot ideas, I just need to put them in action - can I have more hours in the day please?!

I'm off to London tomorrow for Blogfest. Travelling to London on my own is something which feels me with panic, but I'm sure it'll be okay. It's good to push yourself, otherwise you'd never know if you could do it, right? I'm hoping I get to meet some other lovely bloggers and learn a few things. I feel incredibly lucky for these opportunities - Frankfurt last month, London tomorrow... I should embrace these opportunities with both arms and throw my anxiety out the window. I'll no doubt be sharing some posts about my experience there soon.

I'll end with some pictures from our lives lately. I hope you enjoy them. Catching up is always a good thing to do ♥


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17 comments

  1. Great pictures, looks like legit photography work to me. Sometimes I worry oh I don't know what to do with my blog. Then I remember why I started and keep going. You have a beautiful family, have fun on your trip.

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  2. Your children are adorable! You have captured some really great shots here too, the fall ones are breathtaking. We never got a chance to do any this year, the leaves were gone before it was dry enough for us to go out and enjoy them!

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  3. Beautiful photos! Tyler is becoming such a big boy. I remember when my son was that age and Beau is simply adorable.

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  4. These are such beautiful photos of your family life! I love the one where they are both holding signs.

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  5. Aww what a lovely catch up with your gorgeous family - your photos are absolutely stunning.

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  6. I could never imagine going to London by myself now. But when I was in college I went abroad without knowing anyone, so..I'm sure you'll do great!

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  7. You have adorable kiddos! Does your little baby have red hair - I'm super partial to red heads! ☺

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  8. Oh my gosh, how adorable. I love those cheeks. The hat is perfect.

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  9. What cutie pies. Congrats on the little one. It's very exciting.

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  10. I agree and have been saying it for the last month. I need more hours in a day. I think you just posted a great portfolio in this post. This would be a great start because the pictures you posted are just amazing!

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  11. These are some really cute photos of the children. I really like the one of the three of you together too. Have fun on the trip and thanks for sharing the great photos.

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  12. Your picture are adorable and those two are your main priority. Keep on keeping on with the blog and don't let it stress you out.

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  13. I love instagram as well! I think your photos are amazing, by the way, and so are your two rosy-cheeked little men. Adorable!

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  14. Such precious photos. Your boys sure are darling! Thanks for the catch up, its great to hear everything going on! - jeanine

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  15. What a beautiful family! You will LOVE London and things will start to fall into place on the blog because that baby will bring plenty of inspiration!

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  16. They grow up so quickly! Beau is a fantastic name, looks as though he's found his spot within the family!

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  17. Omg cuteness overload!!!! Your little ones are too adorable!!!!! Hope you have a great time in London!!!

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