Lily Tessa




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Week in Pictures #55 - Half Term

Half term walks, halloween and a whole heap of party food

Birthday girls

Half term saw the girls turn one and eight and although covid put pay to any bigger birthday plans we may have had we still managed to have a nice few days celebrating! 

Ivy's birthday actually fell on the last day of term so we had a bit of one on one time with her whilst L & A were at school.  There wasn't much to do options wise what with the rubbish weather and the whole of Leeds teetering on the brink of tier 3, in fact the day itself was pretty symbolic of how her entire first year on earth has been - stuck at home with little to do thankyouverymuchcorona, but she enjoyed playing with her new toys and having an entire cake to herself so it wasn't all bad. 

At one years old Ivy is a treasure. 

Week in Pictures #54

rope swings, stair climbing and negative covid tests

Week in Pictures #53

Autumn chill, back to school and muddy walks

Week in Pictures #52

School transition days, first teeth and some September sunshine

Ivy's 10 month update

Little Ives, your growing! My last baby at double figures.

Ar this point you've spent more of your life in some form of a lock down than out. We've missed out on those messy play groups, baby sign language classes, mum and baby coffee dates and a whole heap more. But we've also had more un-interrupted one on one at home time than I've ever had with any of my babies before and that's pretty damn special in itself. 

Week in Pictures #51

Goodbye Summer

Brother let me be your shelter

Here we are approaching the end of the longest hardest and strangest six months I think any of us have had to go through. 

It's been shit really hasn't it. Really really fucking shit. 
I can't think of any other ways to describe it. 

I feel like I really started off lock down with purpose. Of course it was a shock to the system for me like it was to everybody, but almost straight away I found myself sticking to the mantra of 'when are we EVER going to have this opportunity to spend so much un-infiltrated time with our children and partners again?' 
Lockdown was put in to place and the sea's became less polluted. Animals came out from hiding. and we as a nation became un affected by lifes daily distractions, the same distractions that have consumed us for as long as we can remember. Life had come to a stop. But we had each other and all we had to do was follow the rules and remain in our houses until things eased up. There was always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Then in May our lives changed forever. 

Week in Pictures #50

As long as I got you n me, moving through this world as a two man team. I'll always have everything I need