Thank you all for your messages of support last week. Unfortunately, this week has not been any better. On Saturday I woke to the news that my grandad had passed away in the night. I think we all realised he was getting frailer but we were still not prepared for it to be this week. Losing two relatives in 48 hours is hard. Despite this, I am still publishing a #littleloves post this week as even at the darkest times my girls never fail to make me smile. They’re what keep us going and feature heavily in this week’s little loves.
This week I received a competition prize I won on Instagram. It is two gorgeous children’s books about eggs or Easter and a set of Plan toys percussion eggs. I read the books to E while F was at nursery but now they are away for Easter.
I’ve said this every week for several weeks but E is so close to crawling now. This week she is moving small distances commando style but she’s getting better at lifting her bottom up too. She also managed to get up on all fours and rock backwards and forwards in her cot so we’ve lowered that this week.
F sat down crossed legged and said Namaste yesterday. They must be doing yoga at nursery so I put Cosmic kids on for her. She did two videos and clearly loved it.
I’ve not made as much progress on the blog as I had planned (understandably I know). I have made a blog header. It was just a really quick one. I like it but I am not sure whether it will be changed when I have more time or if I will keep it simple. Despite the bad timing for making the switch to self-hosted, I am glad I did it. It’s also good to have something to focus on.
Another thing I have been focusing on this week is restocking the freezer with finger foods for E. She loves being able to feed herself so I like to have a selection of finger food in the freezer. This week I have made:
I also made a few arancini but only enough for one lunch as I won’t freeze rice. She has really enjoyed eating them and I have enjoyed cooking them.
Last Friday, F and I baked a delicious banana and chocolate chip banana bread. Yummy.
F has said a few funny things again this week.
Me: We use our nose for smelling.
F: and snot!
One morning both the girls were in our bed as my husband was leaving for work. He gave them both a kiss goodbye and F shouted at him “Don’t forget mummy’s kiss” which I thought was very sweet of her.
On Monday nursery told me how happy F had been that day and how she was running around singing 3 little speckled frogs. We had been a little concerned about the fact she had been around me and my family who were obviously upset all weekend. Thankfully she doesn’t seem to be affected by it.
I bought F this gorgeous rain coat on Monday. I’d admired it for a while and when M&S had 20% off on Monday I snapped it up. It got a lot of love on my Instagram account.
As I write this my husband has been stuck in Manchester train station for 90 minutes due to the winds. We’ve also had power cuts and no water for an hour or so today. I’m really hoping the weather is better tomorrow. Have you been affected by the storms?