Easter at the railway
My brain is frazzled and I've not a clue where to begin. All I'm sure about is that I want to share what exactly has been going on lately, how we've spent our Easter, how much I adore these shots that I captured on a day I didn't think I'd pull out my camera at all, how the boy's are changing, and I want to do it all justice; I don't want to write for writing's sake, but I also do want to write. This is our life, the utterly normal and mundane, but for us it's all beauty and memories and yes, it's hard at times, but it's also bliss, and lately I've struggled to really get all of that across; I find it so much simpler to show it all via my favoured medium of photography but today I also want to compose a post.
I feel like every day passes by in a never-ending cycle of breakfasts, parks, supermarkets, lunches, naps, dinners, dance classes and bedtimes. In-between it all, I try to squeeze in photography, design work and blogging and it's honestly, a bit crazy. Archie goes to pre-school two days a week, but Jesse is still home with me, and as he gets older and more demanding, work/blogging time becomes harder to come by. Since the clock's changed, the boy's have been going to bed later, which means our evenings are shorter and though I imagine all the things I'll get done each night, realistically I collapse on the sofa unwilling to do anything at all past 8pm. But, we're happy and I'm grateful.
Jesse is just over 4 months away from turning 2, is still breastfed and co-sleeping, is chattering away and doing all the things he should be, has the most beautiful springy ringlets at the nape of his neck (that we can't bring ourselves to trim) and is dealing with a lot of emotion (I missed how adorable the tantrums were at the beginning). Archie is Archie, turning 5 at the end of the year, starting school in September, is outgoing and full of life, loves his friends, his transformers and is so much more grown up than I expected him to be only 4.5 years down the line.
My aim here and via our social media is to share our daily lives, mostly for the memories that we'll love to one day look back on, but also because I've found a community of other parents and bloggers going through all the same challenges that parenthood brings. I want to be more than a Mum when it comes to business and I want to work hard for the adventures we could be having as a family. I try to only put out content that I love and am entirely happy with (and that applies to sponsored work and brand collaborations too) so occasionally that means time passes by before an update but I'm working on it. Thankyou to anyone and everyone who follows or reads or watches or comments on any or all of the blog or our social media, I'm grateful you've stuck with us on this epic journey called life.