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!
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.
We woke up all snuggled together just as the sun was rising from our first night camping in druidstone, South Wales. We arrived yesterday afternoon and words can't express how incredibly good it feels to be sleeping outside again. I'm so happy we were able to make this trip and create some more amazing family memories. We are staying at clifftop campsite and the view is just incredible, there's something that feels so freeing about waking up to a sea view.
Once we finished with our chores and after a quick lunch we decided to see if any of the elderflower trees had any berries and we were all so pleasantly surprised! I was worried that we were going to be late and miss our chance this year and I really need to make us some medicine! It was thanks to our elderberry tincture we made last year that we didn’t get a single cold...
Once we arrived at the fairy festival and started walking up the field to wait in the queue to get in Forrest, you kept trying to pull me so we could go back to the car, you did not like what you were seeing, women on stilts with fairy wings, people dressed up in amazing costumes which in your mind I'm guessing you thought were real. There was a man dressed up as a mushroom and I particularly loved his costume but you seemed so frightened that I had to carry you and you clung on to me like a baby koala.
I still can't believe that last Thursday I passed my driving test after what seemed like a never ending journey! Our whole lives have changed, it feels so surreal and I'm still processing it all. But tonight we had our very first solo drive just the two of us to our little beach. It felt so incredible to be able to just hop in the car with you!
What a gorgeous day we had! It began with discovering that our Oak Eggar Moth had come out of his cocoon and then we headed over to Exbury Gardens so that Forrest could ride the steam train. After that we went home and played some games and ate dinner before heading out again to our little beach and to release our moth who was finally ready to use his wings.
After they left we decided to head to Marwell Zoo, I wanted us to do something extra special in case you were feeling sad and plus Forrest had never been! Just as we left the house you said the sweetest thing. You said, "maybe we could drive in the same direction they did for the same amount of time that has passed since they left so that we can see what they are seeing right now?" I just love the way you think!