Me & Mine {August}

August 31, 2015


Me & Mine August 2

The end of August is here already, we nearly at the beginning of some big changes for our little family but before that we have Lucas’ birthday. He turned four on Sunday and on the big day we took a few Me & Mine photos in front of the giant rainbow cake. I love how Bear is reaching for it in some of the photos, a great way to keep him on my knee! It still frightens me that he has just turned four and he will be flung into the world of full-time education; now his birthday is out the way it is looming and more than anything I am just going to miss him. I will miss him terribly, it seems a long day when he is in school but I’m trying to focus on spending more time with his brothers – let’s fact it, it isn’t like I’ll be sat at home with nothing to do.

We have had a busy month and caught up with a lot of friends and family, we’ve had some truly amazing days together. One of my favourite days was when we had one of Lucas’ school friends over for a playdate, it was so funny to watch them play and chatter together and we wondered if they would still be friends in years to come (I’m sure they will). We spent a lovely family day together in Liverpool and went on the Mersey Ferry and with on those rainy days we have had cosy days in. The boys have grown closer than ever over these holidays, the squabbles are kicking in a little more now but I’ve been surprised how good they’ve been together over the time off. I’ve been videoing some of our family moments, they aren’t wildly exciting but they are special memories for us to look back on.

Today was our last day together before Daddy goes back to work so we went out for breakfast as our last treat of the summer. We came back home and I took the twins for a walk so Lucas could play with some of his birthday presents in peace. I’m sad to say goodbye to this summer, it is the end of a time we can’t ever get back and the start of something that I wish I could say I was ready for. I hope we’ve made the most of it and made some good memories to keep us going until those next school holidays.

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  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    Aaah Hayley — your boys are SO beautiful!!

    It make me want to cry that Lucas is having to go to school so soon — he’s such a little dot still — it seems so unfair. Good luck with everything over the next few weeks, I’ll be thinking of you xx #MeandMine

    Caro |

    September 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh don’t Caro…I am such a mess about him starting school and trying desperately to keep my cool! I nearly started crying in the supermarket because I remembered to look for something for his snack. Ahh, it’s so hard but I know he’ll love it. Thank you lovely xx

      September 2, 2015 at 9:39 am Reply
  • Kerri-Ann

    Awww those pictures, the reaching hand, the funny faces, the tongue sticking out. So cute. Happy belated birthday to your big boy and I hope school goes ok x x

    September 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks KA, same to your Lil G. There funny faces on these photos really make me laugh! xx

      September 2, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Donna

    I love how we are in the same position and I think we feel the same about our just turned 4 year olds going to school – I am going to miss A massively too. I’m glad I will have you for virtual support!
    These photos are gorgeous and your three boys seem to be getting closer in age as the months go by! x

    September 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      You are right Donna, as sad as I feel I am so glad to have the exytra support online. I feel like we are all in this together, especially from you as our babies have just turned four! I’ll be thinking of you when LP starts! xx

      September 2, 2015 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    Lovely post and it’s such a significant milestone I’m not ready for either. I wish we could just pause time for a while and keep enjoying these holidays. I think I will miss Z loads too. I’m sure they will love it though and that will be our consolation I guess x if you decide to blog about that amazing cake the please could I add it to my cake post? 🙂

    September 1, 2015 at 10:55 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know they will love it, after a few days I’m sure I’ll be fine. It’s just that initial morning isn’t it, and then not having them pottering around the house! Hehe…the cake was pretty good – I do love a good cake xx

      September 2, 2015 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Such lovely photos Hayley and that cake looks amazing, I’m glad Lucas had a good birthday. He really does look too little to be going to school, I hope it goes well and he settles in nicely. I am sure he will absolutely love it. It also must be hard to have your hubby home all summer and then for him to go back to work. Lots of changes for you all and I hope they go smoothly. Xx

    September 2, 2015 at 6:38 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you lovely…he really does look little doesn’t he, I’m getting myself into a right state I dread to think what I’ll be like Friday morning but I know he’ll have fun…I need to calm down! It’s a shock to the system when husband goes back to work, we are so lucky to have the summer together but the boys really do miss him now xx

      September 2, 2015 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Sarah christie

    Hayley these are just so beautiful, and hasn’t this year flown it doesn’t seem long since we were all excitedly looking forward to summer. Lucas will just love school, but for you it is like the beginning of an era all so exciting all those lovely nativities and easter parades xx

    September 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh Sarah, you always know what to say to make me smile! Thank you, I know it is the start of something so exciting and there is so much to look forward too xx

      September 3, 2015 at 8:34 am Reply

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