A few big things happen in October: Arlo’s birthday, our anniversary (eight years!), Halloween.
Did I use any of these as the basis for our family portrait? … Nope.
I had the best intentions to get a family photo on Arlo’s birthday, or during his party, but both events were over so quickly, before I’d even remembered my aim.
October has proved to be quite a stressful month. Our house was plagued with a tummy bug lasting three weeks all in all between various family members. So, basically, October has been one long laundry day for me. Rory’s sleep (and Arlo’s too for that matter) has taken a turn for the absolute worst this month too, and I have been hanging on to my sanity by one very worn thread.
This month’s photo was taking in the setting where we have spent the majority of our time this month – the familiar four walls of home.
This room is the heart of our home – it’s our dining room, our entryway (the front door opens onto this room), where our fridge lives because it doesn’t fit in the kitchen, our ‘office’, and the general dumping ground for shoes, buggies, coats, car seats, etc.
I’m in my slumming jumper (as if I have just one, ahem), everyone is looking slightly strung out, Sam is trying to get this over as quickly as possible so he can return to watching the football. This is as real as our life gets. But hey, at least we managed to accidentally colour co-ordinate our clothes again.
I included the birthday cards as a little nod to the fact that it is indeed Arlo’s birthday this month, and the hand print spider that Arlo made at preschool acts as the Halloween element of this month’s photo.
I’m sending you on to one of my favourite photography and family blogs, Ar-Blog. Click to check out what Becky, Tom, and Holly have been up to in October. And, as always, the linky is below for you to add your own family photo blog post.