The Me and Mine Project // April 2018

April 2018 Me and Mine

Another month of 2018 gone, April was a lovely month for us looking back. We have had lots of opportunities to spend time with loved ones with a family wedding, a milestone wedding anniversary for my Nan and Grandad (they celebrated 60 years married) and a number of birthdays too! 

April 2018 Me and Mine

Here’s what we have enjoyed throughout April

This month, Mummy has;

  • loved the warm weather (the brief glimpse of Summer)
  • loved seeing friends and catching up whilst wishing they all lived closer for more regular chats and drinks
  • loved getting the boys dressed up for the family wedding
  • finally had the wisdom tooth from hell taken out at the dental hospital
  • enjoyed celebrating her Nan and Grandads 60th wedding anniversary with them and seeing their anniversary card from the Queen.
  • been binge watching Orange Is The New Black on Netflix and loving it! (I am always late to the boxset party)

This month, Olly has;

  • enjoyed the Easter holidays and had two weeks of fun including the hotel stay, seeing family, a day out with Nanny and Grandad Shilton and making Easter nests with Nanny Cooper.
  • achieved Star of the Week for going into school for a whole week without tears! This might not be a huge thing for some, but for Olly this is an enormous leap in his confidence and we’re so proud of him.
  • loved going to the British Touring Car Championships at Donington Park with his Daddy and Grandad Cooper. His favourite part of the day was when he saw the pit lanes and he could see all the action going on behind the scenes.

This month, Freddie has;

  • enjoyed his first dip in the swimming pool at Crewe Hall
  • had his 12 week vaccinations which he did not like one little bit
  • learnt that he likes the taste of his own hands
  • started Baby Massage and a Baby Sparklers course with his little mate Freddie.
  • gone into 3-6 month old baby clothes

This month, Greg has;

  • enjoyed his birthday and was treated to lots of lovely presents including the Lego Saturn V rocket space rocket, clothes and money
  • loved spending time with the family at his cousins wedding
  • enjoyed the boys day out at Donington Park with Olly and his father-in-law.
  • celebrated a rare Walsall FC win against Northampton.

Whilst there were lots of family get togethers and opportunities for ‘Me and Mine’ photographs this month, I’ve not really felt like having them taken. I know why, I’m not liking my own reflection at the moment. My favourite clothes are too tight and I don’t feel comfortable in anything I wear. I’m working on it though and promise to take more in May as memories for my boys. After all, this face of mine, is what they see each and every day and often from the most unflattering angles (Freddie, I’m looking at you!) but they still love me for me and I need to remember that!

May is set to be another fantastic month for us all. We have more family birthdays and days out planned as well as rounding off the month with Freddie’s first family holiday. Lots to look forward too! Have a wonderful May..x


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  • Reply Steph @ Renovation Bay-Bee 30/04/2018 at 10:49 am

    You look beautiful and it’s so nice to capture these photos together. I hope you feel happier to be in more in May because you have no need to worry.

  • Reply Little Ladies Big World 30/04/2018 at 11:27 am

    This is such a lovely photo, you look fab and you are right they see and accept you exactly as you are every day and love you for that but I know how hard it can be xx #meandmine

  • Reply Jenny Ripatti-Taylor 30/04/2018 at 1:32 pm

    So many gorgeous little babas this month on Me & Mine making me want mine here already. This is precious all dressed up. Happy May ahead.

  • Reply Kimberley 30/04/2018 at 4:11 pm

    That’s a lovely family photo of you all dressed up! Well done to Olly on star of the week. It much be such a relief to see him settling. I’m feeling the same as you about being in front of the camera but also trying to overcome it for Teddy’s sake too. I was expected to see myself shrink across the me and mine photos, but it hasn’t happened yet! I hope you have a lovely May and here’s hoping for some sun x

  • Reply Wave to Mummy 02/05/2018 at 1:04 am

    Ah I know what you mean – I get like that too sometimes with my own reflection. I find that the best thing to do is to do my make-up and hair really nicely, and then it doesn’t feel that big an issue taking my picture again. You look wonderful in these pictures though and yes, it is so important to just keep on taking pics for memories for our kids. They look at us with totally different eyes <3

  • Reply tobygoesbananas 08/05/2018 at 8:58 pm

    You all look lovely dressed up in your wedding clothes – I can’t believe how big Olly and Freddie are getting now :) #MeAndMine

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