What a month! I absolutely am not going to mention the fact that it has flown by…. 🙂 It has though hasn’t it? Madness!! It has all gone by in a blur really, a sleep deprived blur thanks to our newest addition. He doesn’t even seem that new anymore, it is like he has always been here as he is very much a part of our little family now. He is currently asleep on my chest, his favourite place to be right now and his head keeps rolling to the side as I am typing! Poor child!
It has just been half term and we have spent the whole week enjoying being together. We haven’t really spent any time together since Wills was born as Gracie started school in the same week and Mr F has been back at work for the last 6 weeks. He took last week off to coincide with half term and so we have made the most of it, going here there and everywhere. So often I put off going anywhere with the three of them so it has been nice to be able to get out and about with another pair of hands! We are all exhausted now and have spent today watching dvds while snuggled under blankets – I think that is my favourite thing to do as a family actually.
This months photos were taken last Thursday at Bewilderwood. Thankfully we had gone with a friend and so I got him to take them for us otherwise I would have had to rig up the tripod and I always feel ridiculous doing it that way!
So how are we getting on? Do you know what? I cannot remember a time when I have been this happy. I know that sounds soppy but it is true – the four of them make me so happy. The family dynamic has already adjusted and we seem to have found a new normal. Even a couple of weeks ago in my Siblings post I was worried that the girls were struggling but having this week all together has helped balance everything and they are back to my happy smiley girls.
Life as a five is so busy but in a nice way. I came from a small family, being an only child until I was 8 years old and then only having one sister from then on. I would always look at bigger families and think how much fun it must be to have so much hustle and bustle. I don’t want to wish the time away but I am so looking forward to when they are all older and have their own families – to have them all round for Sunday dinner and make a fuss of everyone. To me, the bigger the better!
For now though, life is plenty hectic enough with early starts, endless nappy changes and the school run in the week. Our weekends are mainly spent recovering from it all with late starts and dvd afternoons. Like I said though, those days are my favourite kind as I love nothing more than to have my babies snuggled up close to me.