This is my personal project and one that is very close to my heart: Photographing one whole day in my life, it began a few years ago on Monday Jan 1, 2018 when I did 1 day a week switching days each week which I did for two years and then for year three I only did them for each full moon and changed the format of them. Now I'm in my fourth year of doing this project, I began with the intention of doing them weekly but that hasn't been happening so I'm doing them whenever it feels right up until I reach Week 52 but still focusing on our weekends or when we are all together and have returned to my original way of doing them which is choosing 25 images for the day. Hope you enjoy following along!
A drive that should have took us about 2.5 hours ended up taking us 4 hours, there was crazy traffic in several different places on the M3. But somehow it didn't feel too bad because neither of you complained or got upset. Forrest, you did keep asking us almost every 5 minutes "when we there?" Nixie, you kept yourself busy drawing pictures and making a card for nanny. You drew the most amazing face that I immediately fell in love with, I love your unique style.
We decided to head out to Holland's wood for a little bit so that you, Nixie could ride your bike and so that you, Forrest could finally drive nixies old flower quad bike. We managed to find the charger for it hidden away in a closet last night. Although you have already mostly outgrown it but that didn't stop you from having so much fun even though your speed went at a snails pace! It wasn't long before you were finding tricks you could do on it like steering and standing up, sitting sideways and my favourite lying down!!
For some reason I didn't sleep very well last night and kept tossing and turning. I'm pretty sure it had a lot to do with today being my last day in Sweden and it being the last time I get to spend with my mamma for I don't know how long. Even though I woke up feeling a bit tired I enjoyed the stillness and the quiet of the morning....With everything that's happened these past few weeks, this solo time has given my body, mind and spirit a bit of space to just be rather than being constantly on the go and constantly being needed.
Afterwards you and I went for a little walk to our local woods to see if we could find any moss. We haven't had a chance to do any of our little naturalist projects yet as it's a bit tricky with Forrest in a cast all the way up to his thigh and being without a car. It felt really nice to have some one on one time with you.
Today was a let's all snuggle up together and watch movies kind of day. I just want to hold you all so close. I'm still recovering from the overwhelmingly intense week that we've had which has left my nervous system in complete tatters and I really am in need of a self care day.
We all got up fairly early this morning and rushed to get ready for a little trip to Weymouth sea life aquarium. I felt really bad that our Halloween party had to be cancelled yesterday and that the whole weekend is full of heavy rain which doesn't really give us a chance to wear our costumes outside so thought a trip a bit further a Field would be the perfect way to make it up to you and be able to go out in our costumes. All of us have costumes except for daddy but when I was getting you two into the car we decided that daddy was dressed as a human.
We just got home last night from an amazing couple of days in London and you both were so tired and fell asleep pretty effortlessly but this morning you, Forrest woke up around 6:30 and usually you and I would just head downstairs but today is a special day as it's your 1000 day bday and it's Nixie's 2351 day bday and me and daddy decorated the lounge and got you both a couple of presents so we had to wait until Nixie woke up.
After you finished your doughnut you had some wotsits and that was when your third tooth came out!! It was so exciting! I love that it came out at our special tree. You have been waiting for this tooth to come out for months now and you have another one that is so close to coming out.
Today was an incredibly exhausting day but also a really good one. After two nights camping in Pembroke, south wales & 4 nights camping in Betws y coed, north wales and two nights at our beautiful friend Danni’s house in Rhos on Sea today was the day our welsh adventures come to an end and we begin the long journey home.