The Me and Mine Project {September 2017}

The Me and Mine Project {September 2017}

September was a month I was dreading in all honesty. I wasn’t looking forward to Olly starting his schooldays as I knew there would be tears from both of us. I’m pleased that he seems to be settling in well to Reception and although we still have daily tears in the playground, the mornings seem to be getting easier for him (and us).

Me and Mine September 2017

Here’s what we did in September

Mummy has:

  • upgraded her car to a beautiful Fiat 500x big enough for her two boys, a pushchair and plenty of shopping. It ticked all the boxes (which included a sat nav and a bigger boot!)
  • met with a lovely midwife to discuss VBAC options for baby boy’s arrival in January
  • enjoyed the BlogOnXmas blogging conference seeing friends and staying at Hotel Football
  • loved taking her sister for a surprise afternoon tea at Cakes a Daisy for her birthday
  • really enjoyed far too much TV throughout September; Celebrity Masterchef, Liar, Doctor Foster and Educating Greater Manchester.
  • discussed starting her maternity leave from her HR job at the end of November (wooo!)

Olly has:

  • started Reception and despite the tears tells us he really enjoys it
  • enjoying seeing his friends from pre-school in his Reception class and has made some new friends too
  • enjoyed baking cakes with Mummy and wants to bake something different every weekend
  • begun writing his Christmas wish list consisting of lots of random things he sees on the adverts on the children’s TV channels!
  • loved going to his Nanny and Grandad’s house after school for ‘Roast dinner Wednesdays’ lucky boy!

Daddy has:

  • enjoyed seeing friends and enjoying the sunshine at his mates BBQ
  • graduated from University with his Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice and has begun his Masters! We are very proud of him.
  • enjoyed spending quality time with Olly whilst Mummy was in Manchester
  • sold his DJ gear which is the end of an era. He’s sad to see it go has lots of happy memories of all the parties he’s played at.

Me and Mine Graduation September 2017

October is shaping up to be a month for family and friends with birthdays, days out and medical appointments. I’ll be seeing my midwife and hopefully hearing baby boy’s heartbeat again, my GTT test at hospital and we get to see baby boy again when we go for a growth scan later this month. It’s also half-term for Olly and we’re off to London to see Uncle Jon and Uncle Russ and enjoy a day out at Legoland. Have a lovely month..x


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Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 01/10/2017 / 10:49 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a pretty good month! It was lovely to catch up at BlogOn again too :) #MeandMine

  2. 02/10/2017 / 5:38 pm

    It’s so tough when they start isn’t it? I still have some settling things with Eva in the mornings and she’s in year 2 but it definitely gets easier x

  3. 03/10/2017 / 12:25 pm

    I hope things get easier with school, its hard as a parent to see them so upset. Lovely to see you briefly the other weekend x

  4. Erika Mayers
    04/10/2017 / 8:10 pm

    I would say, just jump out of bed unless you are ill, as this always helps and gets you into the right routine – then have a nice cup of tea and a shower if possible and don’t rush!!

  5. 06/10/2017 / 2:12 pm

    What a gorgeous photo. I really should join in with this, but the weeks seem to get away from me. It is difficult to get up and out I think. You are doing great. I hope things get easier with school, it is so difficult and my heart goes out to you. Here if you want to talk. Hugs xx

  6. What lovely photos this month. Sounds like a lot to celebrate and October for you sounds just as busy and exciting. I look forward to it. Happy month ahead. #meandmineproject

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