Welcome to another month of the Home life project. We’ve had a mixed weekend here. Saturday we went to Trentham gardens and had a lovely day exploring in the sunshine. Sunday was a much slower day at home.
I thought I would use my photos from Saturday as this month’s Home Life Project but as we left the house at 10am and only arrived home at 8pm, they didn’t really show “home life”. I much prefer the photos I took on Saturday and I have shared them in my Trentham gardens post.
So here is what our Sunday at home looked like.
E woke twice in the night, around midnight and 4am. She then woke for the day at 6:30am. This is fairly typical of E right now. F appeared in our room not much after 6:30 which is actually early for her. At 7am, after E had finished her feed, my husband took the girls down stairs and let me try to get a little more sleep. Unfortunately it didn’t happen but I did spend a little time reading a book which is a rare treat.
8am – I get up to make the girls breakfast whilst my husband accepts and unpack the food delivery. Pancakes are becoming a regular breakfast for my two since E started baby led weaning. Today’s were just reheated from the freezer. I make a fresh batch about once or twice a week.
9:30am – Once everyone was dressed for the day, my husband took the girls took to the play ground near our home so I could get some jobs done. Here is a photo of my reflection in the bathroom mirror (reflections is this month’s Home Life Project’s creative challenge) taken whilst cleaning it.
11:45am – F lined all her soft toys up on the sofa whilst I made lunch.
12 noon – Lunch time.
1pm – F spent most of the afternoon dressed as a bat, building a den in her room! She refused lunch so we ended up having to let her ‘picnic’ in the den to get her to eat.
The pillow soon became a gate to keep E out.
3pm – I started looking through the photos I took this weekend whilst E naps and F plays. Because I originally planned to use yesterday’s photos, I did try a few reflections shots. I love this one of my families reflections in the puddles.
4:30pm I start cooking tea. We don’t often have a Sunday roast dinner if it’s just the four of us. Tonight we had salmon and broccoli pasta in a cheese sauce. This is a great dish that all four of us eats and enjoys. E is tired (F woke her from her afternoon nap after not very long at all) so is not happy in her high chair or interested in food. As soon as she sits on my knee though she’s after my food so I let her eat on my knee and she eats really well.
6:30pm – bath time for both girls.
7:15pm – E always falls asleep feeding on our bed. Tonight she falls asleep and stops feeding in record time (15 minutes). She then wakes twice before 9pm for ridiculously short feeds. It’s going to be a long night!
So there you have it, a very ordinary (if a little boring) Sunday. Again I struggled with low light photography this month. I’m not really happy with these photos and almost didn’t join in this momth bu hopefully I’ll see an improvement by the end of the year if I keep joining in.