We’ve spent a lot of time with family this week. F was made up to have two grandmas come to watch her swimming lesson on Wednesday and even more so when my mum stayed over Wednesday night. The week had flown by. For me the longest days are the days when I’m on my own with my two girls and no plans. I’ve had none of those this week so it’s flown by. Tomorrow it’s just the three of us but we’ll be going to playgroup in the morning and I’m sure I’ll think of something to fill our afternoon with. Anyway here’s what I’ve loved this week.
The first couple of episodes of Apple tree yard. I’m gripped by this psychological thriller and can’t wait for the next episode.
E trying so hard to crawl. She’s turning round and getting really strong at pushing herself up and she’s moved a very small amount backwards. I’m sure it won’t be long. We also spotted her second tooth has appeared.
I started reading The year of living Danishly last summer. It’s really interesting learning about the Danish culture but it’s also really entertainingly written. I’ve not picked it up (or any book) for months. This week I’ve read a few pages here and there and enjoyed it.
On Wednesday I shared our favourite winter children’s books. These are the books we are reading most nights at the moment.
F has declared “boomerang” as her favourite song. She’s singing along to it every time it comes on the radio. She also sing along to “talking to you” by Izzy Bizu. It’s still novel listening to her sing along to songs that aren’t nursery rhymes.
I heard a podcast this week about fringe hours (finding little pockets of me time) which is what inspired me to pick up a book, even if only for a few minutes here and there.
I took E to be weighed this week and I heard that she weighs just 15lb 8oz at almost 8 months. F who I would say is small for age, weighed that at 5 months. Don’t get me wrong no one is concerned as she is following her growth curve perfectly.
I plaited F’s hair for the first time. French plaits no less. She’s always had curly hair and I couldn’t even get a bobble in until 12 months ago. She loved the plaits, although she’s not let me do them again since.
I made a banana bread loaf yesterday. Other than that I’ve not made much else. I’ve slipped a bit with my meal planning and consequently, I’m cooking the same meals. I’m also finding myself wondering what to cook each day. I need to get back on track with meal planning.
Yesterday the weather was pretty miserable but we managed to take the girls to the park. F loved scooting around, splashing in puddles and playing in the playground. It would have been so easy to stay home all day but just an hour outside completely changed the day.