I took part in Claire’s brilliant Home Life Project last January and had every intention of taking part each month. Except I didn’t, and I really am kicking myself about that. Since then a lot has happened, most notably- we have a new member of the family! We are now a family of four after welcoming our gorgeous girl Elowen into the world back in November.
This year brings with it even more big changes for us (we don’t do things by halves). Our house is currently up for sale as we’re planning to move down South. Stephen will be working remotely for the company he currently works at. And I’ll be back living closer to family and friends – the support network I’ve been lacking for the last few years. Exciting times ahead!
With all this in mind, I am even more determined to take part in this project for the rest of the year. I want to capture our beautiful, ordinary and mundane moments in what will be our last few months in this house. The house we brought our first child home to and where I gave birth to our second. Equally, I’m excited to capture snippets of our lives as we settle into our new home. (Wherever that ends up being!)
Date photos were taken: Saturday 14th January 2017
Camera used: Canon G7X
Edited using: VSCO App
I wake up to find that Stephen is already downstairs with Jasmine. I feed Elowen and then enjoy some post-milk sleepy snuggles with my littlest lady. I’m soaking up that baby smell. I never thought I could love a photo where I have messy, greasy hair so much. But I really love this photo.
It’s not long before the peace is disturbed. Jasmine climbs into bed and hides under the covers. She is a bundle of energy this morning.
I went to have a shower. It got hijacked. Left her to it. (She’s ‘cleaning the window’ with Daddy’s shower gel!)
At 10am we have a potential buyer coming to view our house. We spare them the chaos and head out for a walk so they can view the house in peace. I really hope that come next month, when I take part in the next Home Life Project weekend, this will be a ‘Sold’ sign.
Elowen is dressed for the cold weather. And yes, she always looks this petrified.
It was super chilly outside but we enjoyed the glorious sunshine.
My Tribe. :)
Tummy time. Nailed it!
Clearly all that tummy time was tiring work. E falls asleep on the sofa and is sparko for several hours.
Stephen goes food shopping. Elowen is still asleep. Jasmine asks to play with her train set so we have a bit of mummy/daughter time.
Watching ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for the millionth time since Christmas.
Bedtime stories with Daddy. Jasmine’s clearly knackered as she lays there quietly listening to the story. (She normally talks over us!) The soft toy pile at the end of the cot seems to be growing bigger every day. I’m pretty sure I can see some of her baby sister’s toys in there. The scamp!
So there we have it, my first set of Home Life photos of the year! There’s plenty of room for improvement and I did the best I could with the rubbish lighting (let’s face it, this time of year sucks for indoor photography). I’m already looking forward to next month!
I’d love to know which photo is your favourite from this month’s bunch?